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.
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 3:30 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) | Note: St. Rita Catholic School + St. Rita Homeschool are on summer break. The Wednesday Holy Hour 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Rosary/Divine Mercy Chaplet and Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours - English) will resume in the Fall (mid-September):
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!
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 (HDO) & DAILY MASS, CONFESSION & ADORATION SCHEDULE:
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION IN THE U.S.A (Please check books for all other Countries) | Please check with the Pastor and Sacristan regarding Masses under USCCB ( USCCB LITURGICAL CALENDAR (YR. C N.O. - Dec. 02, 2018 - Nov. 24, 2019) - N.O.) | FAST & ABSTINENCE: Fast & Abstinence USCCB | Holy Days, fasting fail' by Fr. Kenneth Doyle | Feasts & Fasts Throughout the Year RCDM, 1962 pg. 1-5) | No Votive Masses during Lent and Octaves of Easter and Pentecost - RCDM, 1962 pg. 1544-1596
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 | 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 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
Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019 | 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).
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.
Traditional Daily Mass Devotions Mon. - Sat. (Votive Masses (TLM): private devotion/special circumstances), Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) pg. 1544-1596 )) on Feria days: outside of Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials/etc. No Votive Masses during Lent and Octaves of Easter and Pentecost | Blessed Be God; Abridged for (N.O.): Handbook of Prayers (Adult & Student versions)
Mon.: Mass of the Most Holy Trinity (Sun. Blessed Be God)/ The Souls in Purgatory (Blessed Be God) | Tue.: Mass of the Holy Angels | Wed.: Mass of St. Joseph/Mass of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul | Thurs.: Mass of the Holy Ghost/Mass of the Holy Sacrament/Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme and Eternal Priest | Fri.: Mass of the Holy Cross/Mass of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ | Sat.: Mass of Our Lady
Religious Communities will have special day(s) in their daily devotion for their patron(ness) saint each week (ex. Tue. - St. Benedict/St. Scholastica Day for Benedictine families, friends and communities in some places). Please check with your Augustinians, Benedictines, Carmelites, Carthusians, Dominicans, Franciscans, Jesuits, Poor Clares, Trappist(tines)(Cistercians), etc. for their patron(ness) devotional day(s)!
HDO DAILY MASS, CONFESSION & ADORATION SCHEDULE (Please check Parish Weekly Bulletin for any changes):
Mon. & Wed. 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM (School Mass), 6:00 PM (Español), 7:30 PM (Tue. & Thur. TLM - Low/High; Sat. 8:00 AM) | Note: 9:30 AM TLM Low/High 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 -(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 and 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
PHOTOGRAPHY ON PARISH WEBSITE: Please check St. Rita Vocations for regulations.
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!
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; all affected and effected by natural disasters; 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. - O.F.) / Cycle (TLM - E.F.) year!
ORDINARY TIME (2019 YEAR C SUNDAYS & CYCLE I DAILY MASS - N.O. - O.F.) / EASTER CYCLE: ((PERIOD) SEASON AFTER PENTECOST) (2019 TLM - E.F.)| The Daily Menu is ready via St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin + The Kids’ Bulletin (N.O. Sundays). Sides for the main course can be found further down this site on section PRAYERS, SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS/MEMORIALS, ETC. | Thank you for waiting!
HAPPY SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS/MEMORIALS/DEVOTIONS, ETC. | Remember them all if you are able! | 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 :).
CONGRATULATIONS to all newly ordained & consecrated Priests and Deacons; Professed Religious, Married/Widowed + Single this 2019-20 Year! Please continue to pray for all throughout the liturgical (cycle) year and beyond! May the Holy Trinity and Mary continue to guide, comfort and protect them! Thank you! Well done + Pax.
Installation Masses 2019 of Pastors (Photos and Bios): July 20 - Fr. Posey, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, July 21 - Fr. Perez, Our Lady of the Valley, and July 23 - Fr. Espino, Queen of Apostles; August 24 - Fr. Scalia, St. James and September 15 - Fr. Joseph An Quoc Dang, Holy Martyrs of Viatnam
Prayers Answered. CA SB 360 "Confession Bill" Withdrawn | July 08, 2019
ST. RITA CCD REGISTRATION 2019-2020 | St. Rita CCD Registration for 2019-2020 Registration for the calendar year 2019 - 2020 has begun! Registration forms are available in the Church vestibules. Fall Religious Education classes will begin on September 9, 2019. The new class times are as follows: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - All students in grades 1 and up We need teachers at all levels. If you can volunteer to teach a class, please contact Klarissa Blank at email@example.com or 703-836-1640. | VIRTUS
Precious Blood Novena & Adoration throughout July | All are welcome!
July 22-26; 29-31 | Mass 7:00 AM + Novena & Adoration 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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)
First Friday & Saturday | August 02-03, 2019
The (D) Office/Hours (Latin & English, French, 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, 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 - 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 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. 2:30-3:30 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.
Pilgrim Virgin: Following the plead of the Virgin of Fatima, the English speaking Legion of Mary is also bringing the Pilgrim Virgin to the homes of any parishioner interested in hosting and praying the holy rosary with the Blessed Mother for a week, on the last day of the Virgin visit, their homes can be enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. Please contact us to schedule a visit at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a sign of predestination to have the visit of the Blessed Virgin in our homes.
Note: These devotions are said only as clergy/volunteers are available.
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
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!
If you are considering joining the St. Rita Parish (Parish Registration form + formulario de inscripción), 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 St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin / vestibules / word-of-mouth.
If you are visiting our parish/deciding to stay (Parish Registration form + formulario de inscripción) and would like to Altar Serve at St. Rita at a Sunday/Daily Mass, please check with the Priests, Deacon, the St. Rita Altar Server Boys and Sacristan.
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 :).
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. Have a peaceful and fun summer-fall break!
Thank you! Gracias! Deo Grátias!
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.