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


IMAGE | Tu vocaberis… You will be called - TLM & Vocation Editor’s Collection.  Dear Family and Friends of St. Rita,  “Blessed are you… Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. He who endures to the end will be saved. Fear not, Mary… He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High. He shall rise again. Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God (The Father), believe also in me (God the Son, Jesus). The Paraclete (Counselor), the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name (God the Son, Jesus), He (God the Holy Ghost) will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I (God the Son, Jesus) have said to you. Well done. Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour. Pray attentively and you will soon straighten out your thoughts… God alone knows what is good… whatever you see your soul to desire according to God, do that thing, and you shall keep your heart safe. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want… Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Endeavor so to act as you would wish to have acted when you stand before your Judge. This is the rule of the Saints, and the only safe rule for all. You also must be ready. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth—that you also may believe. His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation: Who is called Christ. He strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that He was the Christ. He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!” For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few. Go your way. Say, ‘Peace be to this house!' Yes. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. God works where He will for the glory of His name and not for that earthly man… I stretch out my hands to God, so that like a feather, which lacks all solidity of strength and flies on the wind, I may be sustained by Him. God is enough for us. Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: that you may be the children of your Father, Who is in heaven, Who maketh His sun to rise upon the good and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. Receive the kingdom of God as a little child. Why are you afraid? Be still… and praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD with your whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who have pleasure in them. Happy the enamored heart… thought centered on God alone. Suffering is part of the pursuit of Jesus Christ, who suffered first before His Glory. To encounter God… be willing to experience suffering. It’s the life of Mary, not Martha: to stay put at the foot of Christ no matter what they say you’re not doing. It’s not easy… It’s really doable only by grace, and this is the beauty of Christianity. If we let visitors upset the rhythm of our life too much, then we can’t really welcome anyone. Sine fine erit laus, quia sine fine amor (praise will be without end because love will be without end).”   LUKE 6; MATTHEW 24; LUKE 1; MATHEW 20; JOHN 14; MATTHEW 25; The Wisdom of the Desert: Classical Collection from the Verba Seniorum, Thomas Merton; PSALM 23; Lives of the Saints For Every Day In the Year, Fr. Alban Butler; LUKE 12; JOHN 19; LUKE 1; MATTHEW 1 & 16; LUKE 10; MATTHEW 13:44-52 + 19:3-12; Secrets of God: Writings of Hildegard of Bingen, Sabina Flanagan; Robert Cardinal Sarah With Nicolas Diat: The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, Nicolas Diat + Robert Cardinal Sarah; MATTHEW 5; Make Life a Prayer, John Cassian; MARK 10; MATTHEW 8; PSALM 37 & 111; Teresa of Ávila: God Alone Suffices - Q. St. Teresa of Ávila; The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher + Q. Fr. Benedict + Br. Ignatius + Fr. Martin + Br. Augustine; The Eucharistic Miracles of the World.The Song That I Am: On the Mystery of Music, Élizabeth-Paule Labat, OSB + St. Augustine   +Pax (Peace),  TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita  P.S.  If you still can not hear the bells, listen to the Monks at  MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO IN MONTE  or to the Nuns at  ABBEY OF REGINA LAUDIS ; etc. before you pray. |  Pray For Vocations!   Clergy, Religious and Laity need to pray both as your vocation allows: The Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours  CCC 1174-1178  |  The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis De Montfort  +  JPII National Shrine (Luminous Mysteries)   In case CCC changes are being made Online, please keep watch and reference your PRINT BOOKS if you have questions! Ex.  CCC 1577:  “Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination."66 The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry.67 The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ's return. The Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.68” (be sure to read the Diaconate (Gentlemen/Men) sections as well)… this should never change because HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) does not change. | How to prevent it? Do not support girls/ladies/women altar servers or receive from women eucharistic ministers. Priests (Gentleman/Men) should never have to serve alone, unless they have to. Be content and suffer longer Masses and communion lines. Ask the boys (includes their parents/guardians), gentlemen and men in your Parish/Chapel/etc. to step forward and assist (help). If you are in an Abbey/Monastery of women, ask your local “Brother” Abbey/Monastery (Abbot/Dom/Prior (Priests)) or local Diocesan Priests/FSSP/Canons/Preachers/etc. for sacramental assistance. Not enough boys, gentlemen, men to go around and assist? Still having a tough time trusting your local clergy/religious/laity? Be patient and humble like Mary and Joseph. Those who are faithful to HIM (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) would never ask you to sin. Not everyone will agree. HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) will send help. Continue to  Pray For Vocations!

IMAGE | Tu vocaberis… You will be called - TLM & Vocation Editor’s Collection.

Dear Family and Friends of St. Rita,

“Blessed are you… Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. He who endures to the end will be saved. Fear not, Mary… He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High. He shall rise again. Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God (The Father), believe also in me (God the Son, Jesus). The Paraclete (Counselor), the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name (God the Son, Jesus), He (God the Holy Ghost) will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I (God the Son, Jesus) have said to you. Well done. Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour. Pray attentively and you will soon straighten out your thoughts… God alone knows what is good… whatever you see your soul to desire according to God, do that thing, and you shall keep your heart safe. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want… Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Endeavor so to act as you would wish to have acted when you stand before your Judge. This is the rule of the Saints, and the only safe rule for all. You also must be ready. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth—that you also may believe. His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation: Who is called Christ. He strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that He was the Christ. He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!” For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few. Go your way. Say, ‘Peace be to this house!' Yes. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. God works where He will for the glory of His name and not for that earthly man… I stretch out my hands to God, so that like a feather, which lacks all solidity of strength and flies on the wind, I may be sustained by Him. God is enough for us. Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: that you may be the children of your Father, Who is in heaven, Who maketh His sun to rise upon the good and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. Receive the kingdom of God as a little child. Why are you afraid? Be still… and praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD with your whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who have pleasure in them. Happy the enamored heart… thought centered on God alone. Suffering is part of the pursuit of Jesus Christ, who suffered first before His Glory. To encounter God… be willing to experience suffering. It’s the life of Mary, not Martha: to stay put at the foot of Christ no matter what they say you’re not doing. It’s not easy… It’s really doable only by grace, and this is the beauty of Christianity. If we let visitors upset the rhythm of our life too much, then we can’t really welcome anyone. Sine fine erit laus, quia sine fine amor (praise will be without end because love will be without end).”

LUKE 6; MATTHEW 24; LUKE 1; MATHEW 20; JOHN 14; MATTHEW 25; The Wisdom of the Desert: Classical Collection from the Verba Seniorum, Thomas Merton; PSALM 23; Lives of the Saints For Every Day In the Year, Fr. Alban Butler; LUKE 12; JOHN 19; LUKE 1; MATTHEW 1 & 16; LUKE 10; MATTHEW 13:44-52 + 19:3-12; Secrets of God: Writings of Hildegard of Bingen, Sabina Flanagan; Robert Cardinal Sarah With Nicolas Diat: The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, Nicolas Diat + Robert Cardinal Sarah; MATTHEW 5; Make Life a Prayer, John Cassian; MARK 10; MATTHEW 8; PSALM 37 & 111; Teresa of Ávila: God Alone Suffices - Q. St. Teresa of Ávila; The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher + Q. Fr. Benedict + Br. Ignatius + Fr. Martin + Br. Augustine; The Eucharistic Miracles of the World.The Song That I Am: On the Mystery of Music, Élizabeth-Paule Labat, OSB + St. Augustine

+Pax (Peace),

TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita

P.S.

If you still can not hear the bells, listen to the Monks at MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO IN MONTE or to the Nuns at ABBEY OF REGINA LAUDIS; etc. before you pray. | Pray For Vocations!

Clergy, Religious and Laity need to pray both as your vocation allows: The Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours CCC 1174-1178 | The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis De Montfort + JPII National Shrine (Luminous Mysteries)

In case CCC changes are being made Online, please keep watch and reference your PRINT BOOKS if you have questions! Ex. CCC 1577: “Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination."66 The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry.67 The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ's return. The Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.68” (be sure to read the Diaconate (Gentlemen/Men) sections as well)… this should never change because HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) does not change. | How to prevent it? Do not support girls/ladies/women altar servers or receive from women eucharistic ministers. Priests (Gentleman/Men) should never have to serve alone, unless they have to. Be content and suffer longer Masses and communion lines. Ask the boys (includes their parents/guardians), gentlemen and men in your Parish/Chapel/etc. to step forward and assist (help). If you are in an Abbey/Monastery of women, ask your local “Brother” Abbey/Monastery (Abbot/Dom/Prior (Priests)) or local Diocesan Priests/FSSP/Canons/Preachers/etc. for sacramental assistance. Not enough boys, gentlemen, men to go around and assist? Still having a tough time trusting your local clergy/religious/laity? Be patient and humble like Mary and Joseph. Those who are faithful to HIM (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) would never ask you to sin. Not everyone will agree. HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) will send help. Continue to Pray For Vocations!


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

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)


SCHEDULE CHANGES

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.

    • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) + Fast & Abstinence (USA & INTL) | For guides, please check St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin + St. Rita Parish TLM + Vestibules

    • 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 kblank.strita@gmail.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!


SACRED LITURGY (MASS)

2019-2020: ORDINARY FORM (O.F./N.O.) + EXTRAORDINARY FORM (E.F./TLM)


IMAGE: Tu vocaberis… You will be called… Mountain! - TLM & Vocation Editor’s Collection

IMAGE: Tu vocaberis… You will be called… Mountain! - TLM & Vocation Editor’s Collection

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

THE WEEKLY MENU: St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin + St. Rita Parish TLM (E.F./TLM) + The Kids’ Bulletin (O.F./N.O.)

  • SEPTEMBER - MONTH OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS | 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!

  • ARLINGTON DIOCESE: BISHOP MICHAEL F. BURBIDGE | Walk Humbly Podcast | Press Releases | etc.

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!: St. Rita Vocations + St. Rita Parish TLM | St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin | Vestibules | etc.

HOLY HOURS FOR VOCATIONS: ARLINGTON DIOCESE | Friday, Sept. 27 - St. Charles Borromeo Catholic, Church, Arlington; Friday, October 11 - Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Potomac Falls. | Light reception to follow. Please come and pray! | Click image above/  FLYERS  for your parish bulletins.

HOLY HOURS FOR VOCATIONS: ARLINGTON DIOCESE | Friday, Sept. 27 - St. Charles Borromeo Catholic, Church, Arlington; Friday, October 11 - Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Potomac Falls. | Light reception to follow. Please come and pray! | Click image above/ FLYERS for your parish bulletins.

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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! 

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BE INVOLVED


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!

THANKS BE TO GOD! GRACIAS A DIOS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL LITURGICAL (O.F./N.O.) + CYCLE (E.F./TLM) YEAR!


COMPLETE & SUBMIT: PARISH FORMS


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, 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 kblank.strita@gmail.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.