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.

Monthly Newsletter

St. Rita News, August-September 2015, Volume IV, Issue 5.  Meet St. Rita’s Permanent Deacon

St. Rita News, August-September 2015, Volume IV, Issue 5. Meet St. Rita’s Permanent Deacon


  • May-June, Volume IV, Issue 4. St. Rita's Must-Reads for Summer.
  • April, Volume IV, Issue 3. Behind the Scenes in the Sacristy.
  • March, Volume IV, Issue 2. "Picturing Mary" Captivates All Ages.
  • January, Volume IV, Issue 1. Congratulations, Mrs. Schlickenmaier!

2014 Back Issues

  • December, Volume III, Issue 9. Celebrate The Twelve Days of Christmas.
  • October, Volume III, Issue 7. What is Walking With Purpose?
  • September, Volume III, Issue 6. Exciting Year Awaits Students In The Atrium.
  • Summer, Volume III, Issue 5. Two Parishioners Enter The Religious Life.
  • April, Volume III, Issue 3. Two New Saints To Be Canonized On Divine Mercy Sunday.
  • March, Volume III, Issue 2. Confirmed In Christ.
  • January, Volume III, Issue 1. St. Rita’s Joins the March for Life.

2013 Back Issues

  • December, Volume II, Issue 11. Devotional Podcasts and Apps.
  • November. Volume II, Issue 10. Called to Serve—An Interview With Fr. Gee and Fr. Bork About the Vocation to the Priesthood.
  • October. Volume II, Issue 9. Meet the Daughters of St. Rita!
  • September. Volume II, Issue 8. New CCD Structure Promotes Learning the Faith as a Family 
  • August, Volume II, Issue 7. Shedding A Little Light On Lumen Fidei
  • July, Volume II, Issue 6. Learn More About the St. Rita Homeschool Group!
  • June, Volume II, Issue 5. Thank You to Our Parish Secretary!
  • May, Volume II, Issue 4. Marian Traditions for May, The Month of Our Blessed Mother.
  • March, Volume II, Issue 3. Angels for Little Ones at St. Rita’s
  • February, Volume II, Issue 2. Meet Fr. Marcin Krycki
  • January, Volume II, Issue 1. Learning about Our Faith — What Is A Sacramental?

2012 Back Issues

  • December, Volume I, Issue 6. Catholic Traditions and Devotions — What are the “O Antiphons”?
  • November, Volume I, Issue 5. Happy New (Liturgical) Year!
  • October, Volume I, Issue 4. A Note From Fr. Gee on Pope Benedict’s “Year of Faith”
  • September, Volume I, Issue 3. About the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • August, Volume I, Issue 2. Three Altar Boys Leaving for College
  • July, Volume I, Issue 1. How Are You Supporting The Fortnight For Freedom?