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.



The Knights of Columbus is a family, fraternal, and service organization. With over 1.8 million members worldwide, the Knights of Columbus is the largest fraternal Catholic organization in the world. In 2009 alone, the Knights of Columbus donated over $151 million to charitable causes and performed over 69 million hours of volunteer service. Activities of the Knights of Columbus include support for pro-life causes, community service, fundraisers, and serving the needs of the local parish.

Male parishioners who are over the age of 18, and in good standing with the Catholic Church, are encouraged to contact Grand Knight Michael Patierno, Deputy Grand Knight Joshua Bowman, or via email at