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.


Saint Rita Altar Boys


A dedicated group of boys,
Serving priests…
Serving the parish…
Serving Christ. 

Did you know that altar boys appear in written records as early as 251 A.D.?
Did you know that in the early Church, altar boys were part of the clergy?

With graduations and families moving, new Altar Boys are always needed. If you are in the 4th grade or higher, have received your First Communion, are responsible, and enjoy being part of a team, please join us. 

Experience is not necessary.  Please contact Mr. Hart at brianchart@gmail.com or (703) 837-0596 or contact Mr. Spalding at mcspald@gmail.com or (202) 369-3036 to truly make a difference at St. Rita’s.


Training Sessions for New and Current Servers (in the church):
Monday, September 19th, 5:30-6:30 pm and Thursday, September 22th, 5:30-6:30 pm


A heartfelt and prayerful thank you to our servers who graduated
for their years of service to the Church.