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
NEW ONLINE SIGN-UP SHEET. Wednesday Adoration is from 3:30pm–7:30pm. 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 consider joining us for Adoration.
To sign-up, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e49ada923a6f85-strita.
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.
Thank you! Gracias! Deo Grátias! All are welcome!
January-December 2018: Happy/Bittersweet celebration/commemoration of all anniversaries (First-Final/Solemn Vows-Perpetual Profession of Vows: engagements-weddings-ordinations-name-days, etc.); birthdays; baptisms; beatifications/canonizations; first communions, confirmations, graduations, retirements, etc
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 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 Easter(Cycle)(TLM) and Liturgical Year(N.O.)!
ORDINARY TIME (N.O.)/EASTER(CYCLE)(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!
Thank you for supporting the 2018 Race for Seminarians by praying, organizing, running, fundraising, etc.! on Priesthood Sunday, October 28, 2018/The Last Sunday of October - The Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ (TLM) | For those who are continuing, please check all the races up to November 17, 2018 - Take Your Mark and Pick your Race & Team! | Please continue to pray for all of our Arlington Diocese Seminarians, all clergy and consecrated (religious, single, and married(man & woman)/widowed)!
Join Bishop Burbidge to Pray for Vocations | Feast of St. Andrew - Friday, November, 30, 2018 | St. John the Evangelist in Warrenton, VA | Holy Hour starts 7:30 PM followed by a light reception.
Laetare Benefit - St. Dominic’s Monestary, Linden VA | Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Country Club of Fairfax, Fairfax, VA
CONGRATS & THANK YOU TO NEW PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS: FIRST TO PERPETUAL PROFESSION OF VOWS, ETC.; ALL GRADUATES (PRE-K - COLLEGE, ETC.), THE NEWLY BAPTIZED, FIRST COMMUNICANTS, CONFIRMED; THOSE WHO WILL/HAVE RENEWED THEIR CONSECRATIONS AND ALL THE NEW OBLATES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD! EXCITING!
If there are other Priestly Ordinations/Religious Vow ceremonies/anniversaries that you know of... please share with others unless your invitation specifically says,"private/by-invitation-only ceremony"! Spread the Word! Be supportive and excited for them, The Holy Trinity (Spirit), Mother Mary and all the Saints! Bring an umbrella/poncho in case the day is blessed with extra tears/rays of joy!
If you know someone who needs prayers and is a parishioner/ have family members who are parishioners at St. Rita/other Parish in the Arlington Diocese and is currently in formation to the priesthood/religious life, please contact the St. Thérèse Society so his/her picture and name or name only can be included in the monthly listing. (Important note: Please be aware that not all religious families/communities allow the release of photos and names of their novices, postulants, etc. for their safety and the safety of their family/community. This includes parish weekly bulletins, parish/school newsletters, bulletin boards, websites, social media, etc. Be sure to ask permission from the novice himself/herself, their families and Vocations Directors of their order first!).
St. Thérèse Society | Morning of Reflection: Saturday, February 02, 2019, 9:00 A.M. to Noon at St. Rita - More details closer to the month
Happy Veterans’ and Remembrance Day (Canada) | Sunday, November 11, 2018 | Observed on Monday, November 12, 2018
The Parish Rectory Office will be closed on Monday
St. Rita Preschool closed | Early dismissal for K-8 11:30 AM
The Mass and Confession will resume as scheduled on Monday
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
St. Rita School Open House | Preschool - 8th Grade | Friday, November 16, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving Day & St. Cecilia | Thursday, November 22, 2018
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe | Sunday, November 25, 2018
ADVENT | Sundays, December 02, 09, 16, 23, 2018
The Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception, Saturday, December 08, 2018 | Holy Day of Obligation
Our Lady of Guadalupe | Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | New Orleans Diocese (USA) (TLM Communities) have the option to celebrate on Friday, November 16, 2018
The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas Day), Tuesday, December 25, 2018 | Holy Day of Obligation (Vigil of Christmas, Monday, December 24, 2018 also fulfills HDO)
Free 2019 Liturgical Calendars will be provided at all the vestibules
Happy New Year’s Day/The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (The Octave Day of the Nativity), Tuesday, January 01, 2019 | Holy Day of Obligation
The Epiphany of the Lord - | Solemnity | Sunday, January 06, 2019
PRAYERS, SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS/MEMORIALS, ETC. |
ALL SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS/MEMORIALS, ETC. | USCCB LITURGICAL CALENDAR (YR.B N.O. - Dec. 03, 2017 - Nov. 25, 2018) - (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!
Please continue prayers for those who renew their consecrations daily/monthly/yearly or for the first time especially during Marian days throughout the Liturgical Year!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | Joint Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge (Diocese of Arlington) and Bishop Barry C. Knestout (Diocese of Richmond) in Response to the Attorney General’s Investigation
Walk Humbly Podcast: Bishop Burbidge on the Air!
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 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. 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 Co(a)eli (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
The monthly Coffee & Donuts/Brunch after the Sunday Masses resume in the 2018-19 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 / +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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.