Saint Rita Catholic Church

Saint Rita, come to my aid! Beautiful rose born from the Savior’s thorns, Lead me far from anger and hate; Guide my heart on peaceful paths with charity to all.

Since 1914, our parish has served the spiritual needs of this Alexandria, Virginia, community. Please join us, as together we worship God and grow in love for one another under the protection of our patroness, Saint Rita of Cascia.

Mass and ConfessioN Schedule

HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
Sunday 7:15, 8:15, 9:30 (TLM/EF), 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM (Español)
Monday 7 AM & 7:30 PM (Novena followed by Mass)
Tuesday 7 AM & 7:30 PM (Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)/(EF))
Wednesday 7 AM, 8:30 (during the school year) & 7:30 PM
Thursday 7 AM & 7:30 PM (Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)/(EF))
Friday 7 AM & 7:30 PM
Saturday 8 AM & 5:00 PM (Vigil Mass)
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Sunday 10:30–11:00 AM & 12:30–1:00 PM (Español)
Monday–Friday 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM, 4:00–5:00 PM & 7:00–7:30 PM
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Tuesday–Thursday
First Friday & Saturday
6:30 PM–7:30 PM, Wed. 3:30 PM-7:30 PM & 1st Fri. & Sat. 8:15  PM–8:00 AM

The Mass and Confession schedule may change at the Pastor's discretion. Announcements may or may not be announced before/after a Mass of any changes. Prior to attending, please contact the Parish Rectory Office at 703-836-1640 to confirm day(s) and time(s) especially for Solemnities, Feasts, Votive Masses, etc. We apologize in advance  for any last minute changes and thank you for your patience.  

Parish Rectory Office Hours: Open M-F 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM  | Closed M-F 12:30 PM-1:30 PM & Weekends.

January-December 2018: Happy celebration/commemoration of all anniversaries (First-Final/Solemn Vows: engagements-weddings-ordinations-name-days, etc.); birthdays; baptisms; first communions, confirmations, graduations, retirements, etc.! 

Please continue to keep in your prayers Our Pope Francis, Our Bishop Burbidge, Our Priests: Rev. Daniel N. Gee, Rev. Vincent P. Bork, (In Residence ) Rev. Karol Nedza, Deacon Steven J. Dixon, all priests, deacons, consecrated religious, all in formation into the priesthood and consecrated religious life, altar servers, parents, teachers, staff members, volunteers, hospitalized, homebound, deceased, those returning to the Church/coming in for the first time, visitors and all members of the laity in our parish, diocesan community and throughout the world this Christmas(tide) and New Liturgical Year!  

Thank you! Gracias! Deo Grátias! All are welcome!


PRAYERS, FEASTS/SOLEMNITIES, SCRIPTURE READING, ETC. |

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Thank you! Gracias! Deo Grátias! 


PARISH MEMBERSHIP & REGISTRATION
To join our parish family, please submit a Parish Registration form (formulario de inscripción).

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Saturdays 10 AM to 12 PM. Please submit a Baptism Application form. Parents must attend a one-time, on-hour Pre-Baptism Preparation Class, held the 1st Thursday of each month.

SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Please submit a Marriage Application form. Diocesan regulations require 6 months of marriage preparation. Couples living together will be asked to live separately during marriage preparation.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK/FUNERALS/HOSPITALIZED & HOMEBOUND
Please contact the Parish Rectory Office at (703) 836-1640 if a loved one has passed, hospitalized, homebound or if a sick/dying family member would like a priest to visit them and/or administer the Sacrament of the Sick. 

OBTAINING & SUBMITTING PARISH FORMS
To receive Sacraments at St. Rita Church, you must be a Registered Parishioner. All Parish forms are located in all three vestibules of the church and at PARISH FORMS webpage. Please drop-off the completed form(s) at the rectory office (Monday–Friday) or drop off in the collection basket or email to stritasecretary@gmail.com.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Please contact the Rectory Office at (703) 823-1640. Sponsor eligibility certificates to serve as baptismal godparents or confirmation sponsors will be issued only to parishioners registered for at least six months and who are attending Sunday Mass weekly.