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
OFFICE HOURS & EMERGENCIES
PARISH OFFICE HOURS |
Open M-F 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM | Closed M-F 12:30 PM-1:30 PM & Weekends.
FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY |
Catholic Sacraments | Call the Parish Office at (703) 836-1640
Registered St. Rita Catholic parishioners receive priority sacramental assistance from the priests in this parish. If you are away from your home parish (St. Rita Catholic Church) or are not registered and are in need of emergency sacramental assistance, please contact the closest available Arlington Diocesan Priest(s): Find a Mass. Hospitals & Airports should, unfortunately not all, have a list of Catholic Pastors/Chaplains who are assigned to a hospital/airport. If you are not registered, register by completing & submitting a Parish Registration form (formulario de inscripción) today! Active duty military families/individuals, please register here at St. Rita / Archdiocese for the Military Diocese.
All victims of sexual/physical abuse - children & adults | Call and report to your local Police Department (911) and Arlington Diocese: The Office of Child Protection and Victim Assistance / local diocese in which the incident occurs(ed).
Parish & School 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)
SACRED LITURGY (MASS), SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (CONFESSION) & EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT (EUCHARISTIC ADORATION)
All changes are 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 as needed or vice versa. Last minute changes may not be reflected on the website or St. Rita 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.
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION (HDO) & DAILY LITURGY (MASS), CONFESSION & ADORATION SCHEDULE:
HDO DAILY LITURGY (MASS) (Ordinary Form (O.F.)/Novus Ordo (N.O.) + Extraordinary Form (E.F.)/Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)), CONFESSION & ADORATION SCHEDULE: Same Sunday Schedule unless otherwise noted in the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin | INCLEMENT WEATHER & HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: CCC The Sunday Obligation 2180-88 | Sunday Mass and Holy Day of Obligation (EWTN) | Note: Daily Liturgy (Mass) in O.F./N.O.: Unless otherwise noted “Latin N.O.”, all O.F./N.O. is in English/Español (Sunday Only)
MON-FRI: 7:00 AM, 8:15 AM; 9:30 AM (E.F./TLM); 8:30 AM (Wed. School Mass), 11:00 AM (Latin N.O.), 6:00 PM (Español), 7:30 PM
TUE & THURS (TLM - Low/High): 7:30 PM
SAT: 8:00 AM; (TLM - Low/High): 10 AM/2PM (Solemnities/Feasts/Votive Masses - only as Priests/Altar Servers/Music Director/Schola/etc. are available)
Note: 9:30 AM TLM Masses or 11:00 AM Masses (Latin Novus Ordo - Ad Orientem). 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 -(O.F./N.O.) For Sat., Mon. and Transfer explanations, please check pg. xxxiii
St. Rita School Sacred Liturgy (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 School website/E-newsletter/outdoor message board. | There is no separate St. Rita Homeschool / Public School Sacred Daily Liturgy (Mass). Please attend with St. Rita School or a Sacred Daily Liturgy (Mass) of your choice.
Benediction & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Adoration) |
Wednesday Adoration is from 3:30-7:20 pm. We want to begin Adoration at 3:30 pm on Wednesdays this Fall 2019 - Winter 2020, but we are in need of at least two (2) Adorers each hour. If you are able to spend thirty (30) minutes or an hour with our Lord in Adoration, please contact Klarissa at email@example.com or 703-836-1640. If we do not have enough people signed up by September 23 we will be unable to start early and will keep the start time at 6:30 pm. Thank you!
St. Rita Homeschool Holy Hour 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM will begin Wed. September 25, 2019. | Please check school group link for details.
There is no adoration on Holy Day of Obligations (HDO) unless otherwise noted in the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin.
If the following incidents below occur during Eucharistic Adoration, please immediately DO let the Parish Office know so the Priest/Deacon on call and Sacristan will be notified. Never leave our Lord alone! Thank you for your patience! | Tue. - Thurs. 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM + 7:00 PM Confession + 7:30 PM TLM Mass/Wednesday 2:00 PM - 7:20 PM + 7:00 PM Confession + 7:30 PM N.O. Mass/First Friday 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM + (Break for 7:30 PM N.O. Mass) + 8:15 PM - First Saturday 7:55 AM + 8:00 AM N.O. Mass (No overnight adoration when First Fri. & Sat. are on separate weekends. Adjusted schedule: First Friday - 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM & First Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:55 AM)
You walk into the church and find our Lord is alone;
You need to leave and no other adorer is available to stay;
Someone who is not one of our own Roman Catholic Priests/Deacons attempts to remove our Lord from the altar/tabernacle (outside of Eucharistic Adoration regular hours). In this situation, you may have to stop the individual immediately and then contact the Parish Office Staff, Priests and Sacristan!
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
PARISH PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY | Please check St. Rita Vocations for regulations.
ALTAR RAILS | 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.
SACRED LITURGY (MASS)
2019-2020: ORDINARY FORM (O.F./N.O.) + EXTRAORDINARY FORM (E.F./TLM)
ORDINARY TIME 2019 (USCCB LITURGICAL CALENDAR (YR. C N.O. - Dec. 02, 2018 - Nov. 24, 2019) - O.F./N.O. + 2020 (USCCB LITURGICAL CALENDAR (YR. A N.O. - Dec. 01 - Nov. 29, 2020) - O.F./N.O | EASTER CYCLE 2019 ((PERIOD) SEASON AFTER PENTECOST) - E.F./TLM | Blessed Be God: Months of the Year, pg. 268-291
SEPTEMBER NOVENAS (There are many… these are just a select few that both liturgical calendars are at peace with. Make adjustments as needed if it will be a Votive Mass instead!) | 1 Thessalonians 5:12-17 - ...pray constantly.
Novena in Honor of St. Matthew began Sept. 14 | Novena in Honor of St. Michael/Dedication of St. Michael/Michaelmas Day begins Sept. 21 | Novena in Honor of the Guardian Angels begins Sept. 23 | Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary begins Sept. 28 | etc.
NOTE: If your (grand)mama/(grand)papa/etc.… (spiritual/paternal) are still in sorrow… please offer help before they even ask or if your under the “wait to be asked rule”… then wait to be asked. If they don’t want help and just need prayers… be content with that. Remember… Sundays are friends and family days (please be mindful of friends and family who observe the monastic fast which began on Sept. 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross until Feb. 26, Ash Wednesday when another fast is added). Relax as you are able… some of us do have to work/study!
Remember to order your 2020 Calendars, Cards, Car Magnets and baby ROSARIES or ONSIES | Baby rosaries via Chews Life | Baby vocation ONSIES via Catholic to the Max - Evangelize Everywhere (ex. “I’m still discerning my vocation…” / “Future Benedictine, Dominican, Carmelite, etc. …” ) or your favorite Diocese/Parish/Religious family+community/School/Parish Group/etc. may already hand make their own. Humbly ask!
THANK YOU FOR PRAYING!
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, Rev. Karol Nedza (In Residence), Deacon Steven J. Dixon (Permanent Deacon); St. Rita visiting Priests/Deacons and all members of our clergy in our Arlington Diocese and abroad; All in formation into the priesthood and religious life; oblates; altar servers; parents; teachers; staff members; volunteers; hospitalized; homebound; persecuted; deceased; all affected and effected by natural disasters; those returning to the Church/coming in for the first time; visitors and all laity in our parish; diocesan community and throughout the world this Liturgical (O.F./N.O.) + Cycle (E.F./TLM) year!
Prayers for the mass shooting victims and loved ones in the USA 2019 |
Prayers for the Sick & Deceased loved ones at St. Rita Parish & Community | Please check St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin
Prayers for all victims of sexual/physical abuse - children & adults | Arlington Diocese: The Office of Child Protection and Victim Assistance
JOIN THE FAMILY & COMMUNITY OF ST RITA CATHOLIC CHURCH | Remember to complete a Parish Registration form + formulario de inscripción) if you are staying in the diocese long-term (1+ years) | Be more involved in (re)building & sustaining our Church, parish and religious communities, schools and families one day at a time:
DIVINE OFFICE/LITURGY OF THE HOURS | Vespers (Sung - English & Latin+Greek) - Friday evenings at 7:00 PM with Confession - 6:30 PM During Lent. 7:00 AM/7:30 PM Novus Ordo Mass - Ad Orientem. All are welcome! Contact David Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org
The (D) Office/Hours (Latin & English, French, Greek, Italian, etc.): The Liturgy of the Hours CCC 1174-1178. Obligations of clergy and religious (brothers & sisters; monks & nuns) and encouragement to the laity.
Note: If the Latin was not REMOVED ENTIRELY from the Divine Office/(L) Hours books… (Latin to the (left/right) | English, French, Greek, Italian, etc. (right/left)) would there still be a division in the Church today? Would more of the faithful pray? | Mass of Vatican II | Summorum Pontificum - Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI
Young People Increasingly attracted to Gregorian Chant (CH-UK) | Sacred Music is Catechesis (CH-USA) | Summorum Pontificum + Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019 | Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)
THE HOLY ROSARY & DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS | 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)
Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Schedule: 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. 2:00-3:00 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. All are welcome!
PILGRIM VIRGIN | Please check St. Rita Legion of Mary to reserve in your home for a week! Available to St. Rita Parishioners only. Parishioners’ guests need not be parishioners.
Note: These devotions are said only as clergy/volunteers are available.
FIRST FRIDAY + SATURDAY DEVOTION | 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. 7:00 PM; Sat. 8:30 AM (Note: confessions continue after/during Mass if a priest is available) | Divine Mercy Chaplet and The Holy Rosary, Fri. 7:30 AM & 7:30 PM; Sat. 8:30 AM | Overnight Adoration, Fri. 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM; 8:15 PM - Sat. 7:55 AM (Note: Unless otherwise noted, there will be no overnight adoration when First Fri. and Sat. fall on separate weekends. Adjusted schedule: First Friday - 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM & First Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:55 AM)
2019 First Friday & Saturday | October 04 & 05 | November 01 (ALL SAINTS - HDO) & 02 | December 06 & 07
CONTINUE THE MARCH FOR LIFE everyday as you are able! Pray and attend Daily as your vocation allows: The Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours, Mass, the Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet and Lectio Divina. (Note: Try to apply what you’ve learned… daily) | Respect Life Mass / The Gabriel Project - St. Rita Chapter (Fourth (4th) Saturday of the Month 8:00 AM); The Holy Rosary - St. Rita Legion of Mary (English & Spanish) | MARCH FOR LIFE 2020: January 24, 2020
MONTHLY COFFEE & DONUTS/BRUNCH | 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 / St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin / vestibules. All are welcome!
Note: Please check all Federal Holidays/Closings/Parish and Arlington Diocesan announcements/events/etc. in the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin, +Parish Groups and vestibules. TLM check St. Rita Parish TLM. Vocations check St. Rita Vocations. Welcome back! Hope everyone had a restful and fun summer and look forward to a much cooler and long fall season! See you when we see you in the valley of tears… or heaven!
COMPLETE & SUBMIT: PARISH FORMS
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 email@example.com
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.