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.

  • The 8:30 AM St. Rita School Mass is in Novus Ordo (OF) - Ad Orientem every other week.
  • HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY / CANADIAN THANKSGIVING DAY - MONDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2017! - The Parish Rectory Office and St. Rita School will be closed. 


SCRIPTURE READINGS, ETC. | IPIETA / IBREVIARY / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC | VOCATIONS | Opus Sanctorum Angelorum | Feast of St. Michael (Michalmas) | Michaelmas Embertide| Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP: Search “Angels” | Chaplet of St. Michael | Traditional Indulgenced Novenas |  Word on Fire | AscensionPresents | 2Minutes2Virtue | Sacred Arts Conference in Chicago | Liber Antiphonarius pro Diurnis horis | The Sacrament of the Present Moment, Jean-Pierre de Caussade | CATHOLIC CUISINE  | GRACE BEFORE MEALS | Please check PARISH WEEKLY BULLETIN and vestibules | Thank you! Gracias! IMAGE | St. Michael and Archangels (The Seven Angels/Princes), Hieronymus (Jerome) | For more images/readings: Supplemental Readings... and Alternate Sacred/Liturgical...   Note: All are welcome to join in The Divine Mercy Chaplet and The Holy Rosary after the 7:00 A.M. Mass. After the  Ad Orientem 7:30 P.M Mass, all who are willing are welcome to join in The Divine Mercy Chaplet. Please contact the office to confirm Eucharistic Adoration at 6:30 P.M.

SCRIPTURE READINGS, ETC. | IPIETA / IBREVIARY / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC | VOCATIONS | Opus Sanctorum Angelorum | Feast of St. Michael (Michalmas) | Michaelmas EmbertideFr. Lawrence Lew, OP: Search “Angels” | Chaplet of St. Michael | Traditional Indulgenced Novenas |  Word on Fire | AscensionPresents | 2Minutes2Virtue | Sacred Arts Conference in Chicago | Liber Antiphonarius pro Diurnis horis | The Sacrament of the Present Moment, Jean-Pierre de Caussade CATHOLIC CUISINE  | GRACE BEFORE MEALS | Please check PARISH WEEKLY BULLETIN and vestibules | Thank you! Gracias!

IMAGE | St. Michael and Archangels (The Seven Angels/Princes), Hieronymus (Jerome) | For more images/readings: Supplemental Readings... and Alternate Sacred/Liturgical...  

Note: All are welcome to join in The Divine Mercy Chaplet and The Holy Rosary after the 7:00 A.M. Mass. After the  Ad Orientem 7:30 P.M Mass, all who are willing are welcome to join in The Divine Mercy Chaplet. Please contact the office to confirm Eucharistic Adoration at 6:30 P.M.


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

  •  Summorum Pontificum - Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying The Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 2 / IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See /  Votive Masses / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library). 

    HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION IN THE U.S.A (Please check books for all other Countries) |

    • Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (OF) (Novus Ordo/NO) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See / Parish Weekly Bulletin / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library) 
      • Daily Roman Missal - Third Edition - Holy days of Obligation pg. xxxiii (NO-OF - USA ONLY - All Sundays; The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1; Thursday of the sixth Week of Easter - The Solemnity of the Ascension; The Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Dec. 25). For Sat., Mon. and Transfer explanations, please check pg. xxxiii
    • Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (EF) (Traditional Latin Mass/TLM) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / The Holy See / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library)
      • Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; Fasts Throughout the Year. Holy days of Obligation pg. 1-5 (TLM-EF - USA ONLY - All Sundays; The Octave Day of the Nativity, Jan. 1; Ascension Day; The Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Feast of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; Christmas Day, Dec. 25)
    • Sacrament of Penance | Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Roman Daily Catholic Missal 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 | Check vestibules.

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  • The Holy Rosary - (The Story of Fatima) & Divine Mercy Chaplet (ST. FAUSTINA & DIARY) is offered daily Mon. - Fri. 7:30 AM and Sat. 8:30 AM; The Holy Rosary Only - Mon. 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM. | (Español ) The Holy Rosary - Sun. , 12:30 PM & The Divine Mercy Chaplet after 1:00 PM Mass.  
    • Note: The Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet (ST. FAUSTINA & DIARY) devotions are said only as clergy/volunteers are available. Mass schedule may also be changed at anytime by Pastor.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.  
  • Angelus (Morning/Sunrise/6AM, Noon, and Evening/Sunset/6PM After Pentecost) Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 66; Handbook of Prayers - pg. 55-56 (Student Edition pg. 39) - Regina Coeli (Morning/Sunrise/6AM, Noon, and Evening/Sunset/6PM Easter to Pentecost) Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 66; RCDM 1962 pg. 116; Handbook of Prayers - Student Edition pg. 39
  • Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen); Handbook of Prayers - pg. 426-427 (Student Edition pg. 170-171); Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional)pg. 50;  RCDM 1962 pg. 116; The Holy Rosary;  IPIETA / IBREVIARY 

 

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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.