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.


  • EUCHARISTIC ADORERS | Please make a commitment to be present with Our Lord for just one hour TUE, WED (3:30 PM - 7:30 PM in 30 Min. increments), OR THUR from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Eucharistic Adoration is followed by Mass at 7:30 PM.

  • SACRED ALTAR LINENS | Any 6th grade to adult are needed to launder and iron the Sacred Altar Linens. Please contact Ms. Elizabeth Vail at

  • Monthly Newsletter Article | April, V.IV, I.3 | Behind the scenes in the sacristy.

If interested in assisting with this rewarding and prayerful work, please contact Parish Sacristan, Elizabeth Vail at