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 & 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


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

  • Ordinary Form (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) 
  • Extraordinary Form (EF) (Traditional Latin Mass/TLM) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / The Holy See / RCDM 1962 (Roman Catholic Daily Missal) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library)

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  • Sung Vespers (English & Latin) - Friday evenings at 7:00 PM with Confession. 7:00 AM/7:30 PM Novus Ordo Mass - Ad Orientem. Interested in learning more about Vespers? Contact David Sullivan, navillusdf@aol.com.
  • 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/Español Booklet Missal 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/Español Booklet Missal pg. 66; 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/Español Booklet Missal pg. 50; The Holy Rosary;  IPIETA / IBREVIARY  

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PARISH WEEKLY BULLETIN | RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM | ST. RITA SCHOOL | VOCATIONS | ARLINGTON DIOCESE | TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS | THE HOLY SEEFORMED | CATHOLIC CUISINE GRACE BEFORE MEALS | PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK PARISH VESTIBULES - THANK YOU! GRACIAS!


Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Handbook of Prayers-Spiritual Game Plan pg. 8-10; Guide for a Good Confession pg. 323-336/check vestibules.

Note: If you have questions/concerns about keeping "silenced" cell phones on for emergency purposes, reading during adoration or taking pictures/video during Masses, Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, or other special events INSIDE the church, please contact the Parish Rectory Office at (703) 823-1640 to speak with the Pastor and Staff. Thank you! Gracias!


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) 823-1640 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.