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|
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
Wednesday Adoration is from 3:30-7:30 pm. We do have regularly scheduled adorers for these hours, but we are always in need of more adorers. Time slots are scheduled in half-hour increments so you can sign up for any time that fits your schedule. Please email Klarissa Blank at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add your name to the list of regular adorers.
The Mass and Confession schedule may change at the Pastor's discretion. Priests/Deacons will make an announcement before/after Masses prior, followed up by emails sent out through various parish groups or vice versa. Last minute changes may not be reflected on the website or Parish Weekly Bulletin. Be sure to listen and spread the word!
If you are visiting, prior to your attendance, 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. | St. Rita School Closings/Misc. events/meetings posted on website/outdoor message boards. | Emergency Closings check both St. Rita Catholic School / ACPS Emergency / St. Rita Homeschool or email coordinator (Cancellation of events) / St. Rita Playgroup or email coordinator (Cancellation of events)
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE:
Please check Parish Weekly Bulletin for any changes on the Mass & Confession schedule below.
7:00 AM, 8:30 AM (School Mass), 6:00 PM (Español), 7:30 PM (Tue. & Thur. TLM - Low/High) | Note: 9:30 AM TLM Low/High Masses or 11:00 AM Masses (Latin Novus Ordo - Ad Orientem) on Mon, Wed., Fri., Sat. will depend on availability of Priests, Deacons, Music Director, Choir, Latin Mass Schola & LMS Director, Sacristan, Altar Servers, Ushers, Lectors, etc.
All Holy Days of Obligations/Solemnities that fall on a Sunday, follow the regular Sunday Mass & Confession Schedule
Daily Roman Missal - Third Edition -(N.O./O.F.) For Sat., Mon. and Transfer explanations, please check pg. xxxiii
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): 7:00 PM (Weekdays), 8:30 AM Saturdays, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM (Español) Sundays
No Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament unless otherwise noted
For St. Rita School Mass attendees: if a Holy Day of Obligation/Solemnity falls during a weekday outside of the regular Wednesday, 8:30 AM School Mass, the Mass will be moved accordingly (includes holiday/emergency closings and inclement weather). Changes will be noted in the Parish Weekly Bulletin/School website/E-newsletter/outdoor message board.
DRESS CODE: CCC 1387 -To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament, the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest. More detailed guidance: Adore the Lord in Holy Attire – On Proper Dress for Mass - Msgr. Charles Pope | The Chapel Veil | #AskFrMike: Chapel Veils and the Significance of Dreams - Fr. Mike Schmidt | Mater Dei
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (CONFESSION): Forgive Us Our Trespasses | Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) USCCB | Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - Devotions for Confession and Communion pg. 65-97 | Handbook of Prayers-Spiritual Game Plan pg. 8-10; (Student Edition) pg. 4; Guide for a Good Confession pg. 323-336; (Student Edition) pg. 84-87/ IBREVIARY (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) | Check St. Rita Parish Library and vestibules.
Note on use of Altar Rails during communion at St. Rita: If you attend a Mass at St. Rita and the Altar rails are not used, the Priest celebrating may be visiting and may not be aware of the recent changes. Please receive on your knees if you are comfortable as a quiet reminder.
Thank you! Gracias! Deo Grátias! All are welcome!
Please continue to keep in your prayers Our Pope Francis; Our Bishop Burbidge and all Bishops; Our Priests: Rev. Daniel N. Gee, Rev. Vincent P. Bork, (In Residence ) Rev. Karol Nedza, (Permanent Deacon) Deacon Steven J. Dixon; St. Rita visiting Priests/Deacons and all members of our clergy in our Arlington Diocese and beyond including all in formation into the priesthood and religious life; oblates; altar servers; parents; teachers; staff members; volunteers; hospitalized; homebound; persecuted; 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 Liturgical (N.O.) / Cycle (TLM) year!
LENT (2019 YEAR C SUNDAYS & CYCLE I DAILY MASS - N.O.) / EASTER CYCLE: SEASON OF LENT (2019 TLM)| The Daily Menu is ready via Parish Weekly Bulletin. Sides for the main course can be found further down this site on section PRAYERS, SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS/MEMORIALS, ETC. | Thank you for waiting!
Together in the Light of Christ | Bishop’s Lenten Appeal 2019
Walk Humbly Podcast: Bishop Burbidge on the Air!
Pray For Vocations! | Please continue to pray for all of our Arlington Diocese seminarians, clergy, religious (brothers & sisters + monks & nuns) and single, married(man & woman), widowed - all consecrated throughout the liturgical year!
Laetare Benefit - St. Dominic’s Monastery, Linden VA | Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Country Club of Fairfax, Fairfax, VA
2019 Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph (OPEast) Ordinations | All are invited to the wedding! As always, be there! | Don't forget your umbrella for rain/sunshine! | More info: Director of Vocations, Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.
March 16, 2019 | CHEERS to our new O.P. East Deacons - Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P.; Br. Irenaeus Maria Dunlevy, O.P.; Br. Jonah Mary Teller, O.P.; Br. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P.; Br. Ambrose Arralde, O.P.; Br. Albert Thomas Dempsey, O.P. and Br. Anthony Michael VanBerkum, O.P. | Ave Maria: Dominican Chant for the Immaculate Conception: #27 Ave Regina Caelorum; All DHS music | Thank you! Well done. Pax. | Missed it? Replay: Diaconate Ordination 2019
May 25, 2019 - Priesthood Ordinations Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC | The Hillbilly Thomists: #3 What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul?
2019 Arlington Diocese Priesthood Ordinations | The Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Saturday, June 08, 2019 (Vigil of Pentecost), 11:00 AM | All are invited to the wedding! As always, be there! | Don't forget your umbrella for rain/sunshine!
Missed the 2018 Ordination? Replay!
2019 Dominican Spring Gala | Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6:00 PM | “Fairway to Heaven” Golf Tournament Monday, June 03, 2019 - Last call for Tickets Thursday, May 30, 2019 (Ascension of the Lord - Holy Day of Obligation)
Lenten Soup and Station: The American Heritage Girls will host a simple Lenten meal of soup and bread (and pasta for the kids) before the Stations of the Cross during select Fridays during Lent. Join us THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 15; soup will begin at 5:30pm in the Parish Center, followed by Stations at 7pm. Soup & Stations will also be held on March 22 and 29. If you can, please bring a pot of vegetarian soup to share (if you can't, please
just bring yourself!) Please email email@example.com with any
questions. We hope to see you there!
Happy Spring, Happy Cleaning! | Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Income Tax Due | Monday, April 15, 2019 (Week of Holy Week)
HAPPY SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS THIS WEEK & BEYOND | Remember them all if you are able!
ST. JOSEPH/St. Purim/St. Turibius of Mogrovejo/THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD (BLESSED VIRGIN MARY)/etc. (N.O./TLM)
SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS/MEMORIALS/DEVOTIONS, ETC. |
ALL SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS/MEMORIALS, ETC. | USCCB LITURGICAL CALENDAR (YR. C N.O. - Dec. 02, 2018 - Nov. 24, 2019) / USCCB DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS - LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) | CATHOLIC.BIBLE (N.O.) / IBREVIARY (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) | THE LITURGICAL YEAR - FISH EATERS / PROPER OF THE SAINTS (SANCTORAL CYCLE)- FISH EATERS / PROPER OF SEASONS - (TEMPORAL CYCLE) FISH EATERS / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office) | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS (TLM) | CATHOLIC CUISINE (N.O. & TLM) | Religious Orders/Communities do include additional Feast Days/Name Days specific to their family :). Pray For Vocations!
First Fridays / First Saturdays - Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary | Novus Ordo Mass - Fri. 7:00 AM, 7:30 PM - Ad Orientem and Sat. 8:00 AM | Confession Fri. 7:30 PM; Sat. 8:30 AM, 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM | Divine Mercy Chaplet and The Holy Rosary, Fri. 7:30 AM & 7:30 PM | Overnight Adoration, Fri. 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM; 8:15 PM - Sat. 8:00 AM (Note: Unless otherwise noted, there will be no overnight adoration when First Fri. and Sat. fall on separate weekends.)
The Holy Rosary - St. Rita Legion of Mary (English & Spanish) | (The Story of Fatima) - 13th of each Month (19th of August 4:00 PM) | The prayer requested of Our Lady of Fatima to be said after each decade of the Rosary - Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 67 | Divine Mercy Chaplet (ST. FAUSTINA & DIARY)
Offered daily Mon. - Fri. 7:30 AM; Sat. 8:30 AM and Mon. 7:00 PM | Wed. 8:10 AM at the church before 8:30 AM School Mass - All children and parents of the St. Rita School and parish are welcome. | Wed. 2:30-3:30 PM Holy Hour with Holy Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Liturgy of the Hours - Daytime Prayers (English) with the St. Homeschool Group at the church. Parents (Teachers) and children are welcome. | (Español ) The Holy Rosary - Sun. , 12:30 PM & The Divine Mercy Chaplet after 1:00 PM Mass.
Note: These devotions are said only as clergy/volunteers are available.
The monthly Coffee & Donuts/Brunch after the Sunday Masses resume this 2019-20 Year based on the support and availability of +Parish Groups / individual volunteers and are announced after Masses / Parish Weekly Bulletin / vestibules. All are welcome!
If you are considering joining the St. Rita Parish, School and Community in the 2019-20 Year and would like to be more involved, please see St. Rita Religious Education / St. Rita School / St. Rita Homeschool / +Parish Groups. Volunteer opportunities are also announced as needed in the Parish Weekly Bulletin / vestibules / word-of-mouth.
Approx. between Late-December to Mid-January, Spring/Easter Breaks (PreK-12-College), and Early May(College)/June (PreK-12) to Late-August, +Parish Groups/individual volunteers/staff DO take breaks (Homeschool Family schedules vary) to refocus. Make use of your family time/ personal breaks wisely while they last! The work will still be there when you return :).
Thank you! Gracias! Deo Grátias! All are welcome!
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Saturdays 10 AM to 12 PM. Please submit a Baptism Application form. Parents must attend a one-time, one-hour Pre-Baptism Preparation Class, held the 1st Tuesday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Please contact the Rectory Office at (703) 836-1640. 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.