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.


Rite of Christian Initiate of Adults (RCIA) is a program of classes on the Catholic faith for non-Christians and Christians of other denominations who are considering entering the Catholic Church or practicing Catholics who are in need of a refresher. 

Please see registration information below. Questions and completed forms can be directed to the Rectory Office (703-836-1640) or via email to

2017-2018 CLASSES

Start Date | Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017.

  • Classes | Every Wednesday | Parish Center Conference Room | 6:30 PM - 7:15 (Daily Mass at 7:30 PM for those who are able).
  • Hard Copy of RCIA Packet ( Registration ) with syllabus available in Russell Road vestibule of the church. Below is a PDF Copy. 
  • The class syllabus will follow the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (provided at the first class).