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.


Sacred music has a prominent place at Saint Rita Parish. The Parish choir sings at the 11:00 liturgy on Sundays and for the celebrations of Christmas, Holy Week, Easter and other Solemn Feasts throughout the liturgical year.

For more information please contact : 

  • Mr. Lawrence Bowie, Director of Music and Organist, at 703-836-1640, ext. 29. (Solemn High Mass/Weddings/Funerals)

  • Mr. David Klosterman, Latin Mass Schola Coordinator (High Mass/Missa Cantata/Sung Mass) and St. Rita School: 7th Core Teacher, Middle School Math, K-8 Music, House of Raphael,

  • Mr. David Sullivan, Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours (Lauds & Vespers) and Founding Schola Coordinator (High Mass/Missa Cantata/Sung Mass),