TRADITIONAL + LATIN MASS
(Extra+Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite)
SUNDAY & DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
HIGH MASS-MISSA SOLEMNIS | Someday could be today!
HIGH MASS-MISSA CANTATA |
First & Fourth Sunday 9:30 AM - Latin Mass Schola
Every Sunday - 11:00 AM - Parish Choir (Latin Novus Ordo/O.F. - Ad Orientem)
Latin + English + Greek
LOW MASS-MISSA PRIVATA | Second & Third Sunday 9:30 AM; Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 PM
VESPERS (SUNG - English & Latin) | Friday 7:00 PM | 6:30 PM during Lent
No Vespers on Good Friday & Holy Saturday, instead join us for Lauds
LAUDS (SUNG - English & Latin) | Good Friday & Holy Saturday 8:30 AM
Please check ST. RITA PARISH WEEKLY BULLETIN | MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE | vestibules for all Masses, Sacrament of Penance and Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, devotions and liturgical events/programs! If you are visiting, prior to your attendance, please contact the Parish Rectory Office at 703-836-1640 to confirm day(s) and time(s) especially for Solemnities, Feasts, Votive Masses, etc. We apologize in advance for any last minute changes and thank you for your patience.
Parish Rectory Office Hours: Open M-F 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM | Closed M-F 12:30 PM-1:30 PM & Weekends. St. Rita School Closings/Misc. events/meetings posted on website/outdoor message boards. | Emergency Closings check both St. Rita Catholic School / ACPS Emergency / St. Rita Homeschool or email coordinator (Cancellation of events) / St. Rita Playgroup or email coordinator (Cancellation of events)
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION (HDO) & DAILY MASS, CONFESSION & ADORATION SCHEDULE:
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION IN THE U.S.A (Please check books for all other Countries) | Please check with the Pastor and Sacristan regarding Masses under USCCB ( USCCB LITURGICAL CALENDAR (YR. C N.O. - Dec. 02, 2018 - Nov. 24, 2019) - N.O.) | FAST & ABSTINENCE: Fast & Abstinence USCCB | Holy Days, fasting fail' by Fr. Kenneth Doyle | Feasts & Fasts Throughout the Year RCDM, 1962 pg. 1-5) | No Votive Masses during Lent and Octaves of Easter and Pentecost - RCDM, 1962 pg. 1544-1596
Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (OF) (Novus Ordo/NO) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See / Parish Weekly Bulletin / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library) |
Daily Roman Missal - Third Edition - Holy days of Obligation pg. xxxiii | All Sundays; The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1; Thursday of the sixth Week of Easter - The Solemnity of the Ascension; The Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Dec. 25. For Sat., Mon. and Transfer explanations, please check pg. xxxiii
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (EF) (Traditional Latin Mass/TLM) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / The Holy See / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library)
Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; Fasts Throughout the Year. Holy days of Obligation pg. 1-5 All Sundays; The Octave Day of the Nativity, Jan. 1; Ascension Day; The Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Feast of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; Christmas Day, Dec. 25
Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019 | Summorum Pontificum - Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI / Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 2 / IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See / Votive Masses / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library).
Sacrament of Penance (Confession) | Forgive Us Our Trespasses | Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) USCCB | Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - Devotions for Confession and Communion pg. 65-97 | Handbook of Prayers-Spiritual Game Plan pg. 8-10; (Student Edition) pg. 4; Guide for a Good Confession pg. 323-336; (Student Edition) pg. 84-87/ IBREVIARY (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) | Check St. Rita Parish Library and vestibules.
Traditional Daily Mass Devotions Mon. - Sat. (Votive Masses (TLM): private devotion/special circumstances), Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) pg. 1544-1596 )) on Feria days: outside of Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials/etc. No Votive Masses during Lent and Octaves of Easter and Pentecost | Blessed Be God; Abridged for (N.O.): Handbook of Prayers (Adult & Student versions)
Mon.: Mass of the Most Holy Trinity (Sun. Blessed Be God)/ The Souls in Purgatory (Blessed Be God) | Tue.: Mass of the Holy Angels | Wed.: Mass of St. Joseph/Mass of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul | Thurs.: Mass of the Holy Ghost/Mass of the Holy Sacrament/Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme and Eternal Priest | Fri.: Mass of the Holy Cross/Mass of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ | Sat.: Mass of Our Lady
Religious Communities will have special day(s) in their daily devotion for their patron(ness) saint each week (ex. Tue. - St. Benedict/St. Scholastica Day for Benedictine families, friends and communities in some places). Please check with your Augustinians, Benedictines, Carmelites, Carthusians, Dominicans, Franciscans, Jesuits, Poor Clares, Trappist(tines)(Cistercians), etc. for their patron(ness) devotional day(s)!
HDO DAILY MASS, CONFESSION & ADORATION SCHEDULE (Please check Parish Weekly Bulletin for any changes):
Mon. & Wed. 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM (School Mass), 6:00 PM (Español), 7:30 PM (Tue. & Thur. TLM - Low/High; Sat. 8:00 AM) | Note: 9:30 AM TLM Low/High Masses or 11:00 AM Masses (Latin Novus Ordo - Ad Orientem). Mon, Wed., Fri., Sat. will depend on availability of Priests, Deacons, Music Director, Choir, Latin Mass Schola & LMS Director, Sacristan, Altar Servers, Ushers, Lectors, etc.
All Holy Days of Obligations/Solemnities that fall on a Sunday, follow the regular Sunday Mass & Confession Schedule
Daily Roman Missal - Third Edition -(N.O./O.F.) For Sat., Mon. and Transfer explanations, please check pg. xxxiii
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): 7:00 PM (Weekdays), 8:30 AM Saturdays, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM (Español) Sundays
No Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament unless otherwise noted
For St. Rita School Mass attendees: if a Holy Day of Obligation/Solemnity falls during a weekday outside of the regular Wednesday, 8:30 AM School Mass, the Mass will be moved accordingly (includes holiday/emergency closings and inclement weather). Changes will be noted in the Parish Weekly Bulletin/School website/E-newsletter/outdoor message board.
DRESS CODE: CCC 1387 -To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament, the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest. More detailed guidance: Adore the Lord in Holy Attire – On Proper Dress for Mass - Msgr. Charles Pope | The Chapel Veil | #AskFrMike: Chapel Veils and the Significance of Dreams - Fr. Mike Schmidt | Mater Dei
PHOTOGRAPHY ON PARISH WEBSITE: Please check St. Rita Vocations for regulations.
Note on use of Altar Rails during communion at St. Rita: If you attend a Mass at St. Rita and the Altar rails are not used, the Priest celebrating may be visiting and may not be aware of the recent changes. Please receive on your knees if you are comfortable as a quiet reminder.
NOTE | If you are using any resources on this site, please do kindly include in your prayers Our Pope Francis, Bishop Burbidge, all clergy who (con)celebrate at Mass and our consecrated religious and oblates who pray the Divine Office / Liturgy of the Hours; sacristans, parish & school staff, parish altar servers, ushers, and all members of the laity who assist so that you may have a peaceful and fruitful participation.
THE EASTER CYCLE
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost: Epistle Romans 6:3-11 - Dying and Rising with Christ +Gospel Mark 8:1-9 - Feeding the Four Thousand; Antiphon at the Magnificat Mark 8:2
LISTEN | SILENCE
ABBEY OF BARROUX | BENEDICTA: MARIAN CHANT FROM NORCIA | CANONS REGULAR OF THE NEW JERUSALEM (SERMONS & CONFERENCES) | DOMINICAN HOUSE OF STUDIES (OPEAST) | OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SEMINARY - FSSP | THE ABBEY OF OUR LADY OF EPHESUS (BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES) | SILVERSTREAM PRIORY + (HOMILIES/TALKS) | SOLESMES ABBEY | THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS: THE GREGORIAN CHANT | WORK & PRAY: Living the Psalms with the Nuns of Regina Laudis, etc. : Women in Chant | etc.
(D)OFFICE | (L)HOURS
The (D) Office/(L) Hours (Latin & English, French, Italian, etc.): The Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours CCC 1174-1178. Obligations of clergy, religious (brothers & sisters; monks & nuns) and laity as your vocation allows (ex. Catholic Oblates (Note: not all oblates are Catholic)).
Note: If the Latin was not REMOVED ENTIRELY from the Divine Office/(L) Hours books… (Latin to the (left/right) | English, French, Italian, etc. (right/left)) would there still be a division in the Church today? Would more of the faithful pray? | Mass of Vatican II | Summorum Pontificum - Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI
If you have organized, consistent and dedicated resident Oblates ((Clergy/Religious/Lay,(non)professed, who pray with Monks/Nuns in monastic communities; the first oblates were children!) within your Dioceses/neighboring who are properly trained to lead a schola in gregorian chant… consider working together with your Pastor, Music Director, Latin Mass/Schola Director(s)/Coordinator(s), School(s) (Private/Public/Homeschool), Vocations Director(s)/Coordinator(s), A Transparent Pastoral+Financial Council/Board of Directors), etc. in building a Liturgy/Divine Office Parish Program that is open to teaching all ages (especially the youth as they will remember and continue God’s work!). This takes time, effort, and God’s and Mary’s grace to build and sustain!
Please remember any guest Clergy/Religious outside of the Diocese must have written invitation (permission) from your Bishop/Pastor to lead a Mass (N.O-O.F./TLM -E.F.)/Divine Office/Sacraments/Retreats/Special Events/Etc. All guest lay, will need an invitation (permission) from your Pastor.
Join St. Rita Catholic Church, our Pastor, Fr. Gee, and Coordinator of the Latin Mass Schola at St. Rita, Mr. David Sullivan, every Friday at 7:00 PM / 6:30 PM during Lent for Vespers (Sung - English & Latin). Sacrament of Penance (Confession) will also be offered starting at 7:00 PM followed by the 7:30 PM Novus Ordo/Ordinary Form (OF) Mass - Ad Orientem. Lauds at St. Rita has been offered on Good Friday and Holy Saturday 8:30 AM. Thank you for your support!
In the Fall 2017-18 school year, St. Rita Homeschool Group (SRHG) began to read Liturgy of the Hours: Daytime Prayers (English) during the Wednesday Holy Hour approximately between 3:15-3:30 PM after the recitation of the Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. St. Rita Parochial Vicar, Fr. Bork, continues to leads the group in prayer. Please bring your family and join us as you are able!
Note: SRHG is generally on break from group meet-ups during the summer approximately between June-Mid-September (A few families do begin homeschooling as early as the first week of August or educate year-round!).
Below are just a few religious houses and parishes in the area that are welcoming of your visit in the DC, MD, VA, WV and beyond. Matins/Lauds/Vespers/Compline or Morning Prayer/Evening Prayer (English, French, etc.) are either sung, chanted, or read in community and open to laity. Traditionally the Divine Office was all in Latin + Greek, however, some Religious Houses/Parishes use the terms “Lauds, Vespers, Compline”, etc. even though their Office/Hours are in English, French, etc. Confusion is expected when one begins to learn the Divine Office(Traditional)/Liturgy of the Hours(New).
If open sittings are not noted in a public Horarium (schedule of prayer in religious houses) / bulletin (parishes), be sure to call/email/write ahead to confirm and state your reason for visiting if asked. There are religious houses and parishes that are also welcoming during prime, terce-sext-none / Midday-Daytime prayer, compline, or matins. Please do not be upset if your visit is declined/shortened; if you are asked to keep your voice down or asked to simply listen during prayer. Again, please call/email/write ahead and confirm. PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!
Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Charles Town, WV - Please check Horarium Schedule (Divine Office + Mass - Latin) | Third Order | Help the CRNJ install their new Altar! | Studio Adeodatus | Mad Monk Coffee + Dom John’s “Bread From Heaven” Yum! | Sanctuary Renovations are progressing! Please visit when their chapel is open for Public Hours of the Divine Office/Mass
Holy Cross Abbey (Trappists (Cistercian)) - Berryville, VA - Everyday, Mon. - Sat. Lauds 7:00 AM (Divine Office + Mass - English)
Dominican House of Studies Priory of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. - Please check Horarium (Mass + Divine Office - English & Latin)
Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. - DC Oratorians (Updates on FB) - Every Sunday at 3:45 PM (Mass English & Latin + Divine Office - Latin) unless otherwise noted. | Please join The Oratorian Fathers of St. Philip Neri for:
Monthly Saturday Morning of Recollections:
2019 Mornings of Recollection: July 27 - Mass of Our Lady on Saturday | August 31 - Bl Juvenal Ancina of the Oratory | September 14 - Exaltation of the Holy Cross | October 5 - St Luigi Scrosoppi of the Oratory | November 9 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica | December 14 - Bl Antonio Grassi of the Oratory
8:30am Sung Mass, followed by Solemn High Breakfast (downstairs in the Parish Hall)
10:15am Spiritual Conference
10:45am Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (with an opportunity for Confession)
St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington, DC - Please check Horarium /Liturgy Schedule: (Divine Office + Mass - English) + (English Benedictine Congregation) | Join St. Anselm's Oblate First (1st) Sunday of the Month Mass and Spiritual Conference 10:30 AM | Washington, DC Catholic Beer Club | Be sure to browse through their newly upgraded/organized website!
St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church, McLean, VA - First (1st) Sunday of the month outside of Advent and Lent (Mass + Divine Office - English & Latin); Every Sunday at 4:00 PM during Advent and Lent. Beginning at 3:30 PM the Blessed Sacrament is exposed followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary (to end abortion), Vespers at 4:00 PM, Homily and Benediction.
Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church - McLean, VA - Every Saturday - Great Vespers, 6:00 PM (Mass + Divine Office)| Eastern Traditions
St. Dominic’s Monastery - Dominican Cloistered Contemplative Nuns - Linden, VA - Everyday, Sext 11:40 PM (Divine Office - English & Latin)
Consider (Re)Learning the Divine Office / Liturgy of the Hours | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 (RCDM '62) Vespers & Compline on Sundays pg. 89-113 | CCC 1175 - Vespers on Sundays - Priests & Laity | Saints Shall Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office) | Lectio Divina: Tools of the Workshop | Laus in Ecclesia (Gregorian Chant) | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | Ibreviary | Divine Office | Chant like a Dominican - Dominican Liturgy | Square Note (Gregorian Chant) + (NLM) Gregorian Chant and the Spiritual Life of Monks and the Laity | The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Baronius Press | Learn Gregorian Chant - Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary | "Fulfilled is All that David told": Recovering the Christian Psalter | At Virginia Vespers...| How Gregorian Chant Enhances the Mass / Young People Increasingly attracted to Gregorian Chant (CH-UK)| Sacred Music is Catechesis (CH-USA) | etc.
Prayers Answered. CA SB 360 "Confession Bill" Withdrawn | July 08, 2019
MARY + Martha + Magdalene
Walk Humbly Podcast: Bishop Burbidge on the Air!
Installation Masses 2019 of Pastors (Photos and Bios): July 20 - Fr. Posey, Cathedral of St. Thomas More), July 21 - Fr. Perez, Our Lady of the Valley, and July 23 - Fr. Espino, Queen of Apostles; August 24 - Fr. Scalia, St. James and September 15 - Fr. Joseph An Quoc Dang, Holy Martyrs of Viatnam
CONGRATULATIONS to all newly ordained & consecrated Priests and Deacons; Professed Religious, Married/Widowed + Single this 2019-20 Year! Please continue to pray for all throughout the liturgical (cycle) year and beyond! May the Holy Trinity and Mary continue to guide, comfort and protect them! Thank you! Well done + Pax. Please check ST. RITA VOCATIONS for current/past Diocesan 2019-20 announcements & highlights.
Please check for announcements/coverage under these TLM Communities | May the Holy Trinity and Mary continue to guide, comfort and protect them + Pax! :
Institute of Christ the King | CONGRATULATIONS to all the newly ordained 2019 Priests & Deacons and please pray for our seminarians and especially for our seven (7) future priests who will be ordained by Raymond Cardinal Burke: James Hoogerwerf (U.S.A), Ryan Post (U.S.A.), Edward Turner (U.S. A), Miguel Angel Cañadas, Jorge Vela Martin, Ross Bourgeois (U.S.A.), Axel Ringeval | Missed it? (Read)play Ordination Week 2019 July 1-4 while it is available!
Sursum Corda: Young Adult National Retreat (Ages 18-35) - August 16-19, 2019 | Deadline is around the corner: June 30!
Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest | Province Announcement: Sisters Adorers First House in the USA! Process begins Autumn 2019!
FSSP | New Liturgical Movement | All Religious Life: Brothers & Sisters/Monks & Nuns, please check with Families & Friends, Spiritual Directors & House Vocations Directors for announcements if not posted here or TLM communities listed above. | CATHOLIC INVITATIONS (Priest/Diaconate Ordinations/First-Solemn-Perpetual Profession of Vows) open to the GENERAL PUBLIC, please send to TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita (firstname.lastname@example.org) so announcements can be posted. Send minimum two (2) months to maximum one (1) year ahead. Not all announcements are guaranteed to be posted. Include the following: WHEN/WHERE/WHO/WEBSITE.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our NEW PRIESTS (4 French): Abbot Christophe Joly, Abbot Hubert Lion, Fr. Thibaut Matschek, Abbot Thomas Souville + (2 Germans) Abbot Janosch Donner and Abbot Julius Kappel (June 29) + (2 Americans, 2 Canadians & 1 Mexican (May 24 & 31) = 11 New Priests for FSSP St. Peter & Guadalupe 2019! | Missed it? Replay: FSSP Wigratzbad + May 24 & 31, 2019 + May 24, 2019 (Fr. John Killackey) + May 31, 2019 | Deo grátias and please do continue to keep them in your prayers + Pax.
CONGRATULATIONS to Subdeacon, Br. Augustine Wilmeth, OSB, friends, family, and brother monks of Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte, Norcia - June 20, 2019! Deo grátias! For more delightful details and news, please (read)play the Prior’s Blog (“I Make All Things New” + Nova Facio Omnia 7/2/19 & Summer 2019 newsletter) | Deo grátias and please do continue to keep them in your prayers + Pax.
Please Pray for Polish Priest Attacked on Monday - Fr Ireneusz Bakalarczyk, a priest of the diocese of Wrocław, Poland (NLM) | Polish Priest in Stable Condition After Being Stabbed Before Mass (CNA)
Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus (Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles) | Prayers continue for the recent passing of Sr. Wilhelmina of the Most Holy Rosary, O.S.B and Foundress of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, her family and entire community. Please read her beautiful journey: 2019 Requiescat in Pace! | Spring 2019 Newsletter | Please do continue to keep them in your prayers + Pax.
Clothing Ceremony and Solemn High Mass - Cardinal Burke | Monday, August 12, 2019, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM | More Details: Upcoming Events + Elysburg
Congratulations to Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa First Profession Vows - Seeking the Divine: Sister Mary Catherine of Mary, Mother of the Church and Sister Mary Emmanuel of Mary | Please continue to keep them in your prayers!
Congratulations to the FSSP Priests and Seminarians who completed the 2019 FSSP Buckley March to Washington, DC Basilica!
First, second, third, etc. Masses of Newly Ordained: Please check with your Pastors/Priors for announcements. Parents, siblings and friends may freely make their own announcements to family, friends and communities!
Congratulations to all newly Married Couples (Man & Wife), those renewing their vows, baptized and confirmed at St. Rita, Arlington Diocese and beyond this 2019-20 year! | Note: Code of Canon Law (Can.) 1055-1165 Marriage; USCCB: Cohabitation & Marriage / (Can.) 1649; (Can.) 856 (Baptisms during Lent); (Can.) 882-888 Confirmation.
Congratulations to all the new 2018-2019 Catholic/Christian Oblates throughout the world! | Note: Not all oblates are Catholic
CONTINUE THE MARCH FOR LIFE everyday as you are able! Pray and attend Daily as your vocation allows: The Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours, Mass, the Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet and Lectio Divina. (Note: Try to apply what you’ve learned… daily) | Respect Life Mass / The Gabriel Project - St. Rita Chapter (Fourth (4th) Saturday of the Month 8:00 AM); The Holy Rosary - St. Rita Legion of Mary (English & Spanish) | MARCH FOR LIFE 2020: January 24, 2020
PILGRIM VIRGIN | Following the plead of the Virgin of Fatima, the English speaking Legion of Mary is also bringing the Pilgrim Virgin to the homes of any parishioner interested in hosting and praying the holy rosary with the Blessed Mother for a week, on the last day of the Virgin visit, their homes can be enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. Please contact us to schedule a visit at email@example.com. It is a sign of predestination to have the visit of the Blessed Virgin in our homes.
ST. RITA CCD REGISTRATION 2019-2020: St. Rita CCD Registration for 2019-2020 Registration for the calendar year 2019 - 2020 has begun! Registration forms are available in the Church vestibules. Fall Religious Education classes will begin on September 9, 2019. The new class times are as follows: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - All students in grades 1 and up We need teachers at all levels. If you can volunteer to teach a class, please contact Klarissa Blank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-836-1640. | VIRTUS
Precious Blood Novena & Adoration throughout July | All are welcome!
July 22-26; 29-31 | Mass 7:00 AM + Novena & Adoration 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The summer selection this year looks exciting!
If you do miss a class… check the library | For those who are willing and able, please donate!
The Basilica of St. Mary: 2019 Summer Faith and Culture Series | Thursdays July 18 (Fr. N. Blank), 25 (Happiest Wives) and August 1 (The Pivotal Players: Blessed John Henry Newman) | Free Admission | 7:00 PM Refreshments and 7:30 PM Program | Lyceum Aditorium, 313 Duke St. Alexandria, VA
The Napa Institute Ninth (9th) Annual Summer Conference July 24-28, 2019 | Keynote Speakers: His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke, George Weigel, Jim Daly, Alan Sears, Fr. Robert Spitzer, Patrick Lencioni, Dr. Tim Gray and more.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola Retreats (Lead by Clergy + Religious + Laity) Summer+Fall+Winter:
FSSP 2019: (Women) July 26-28 + (Men) August 6-4) with Retreat Master:Fr. James Buckley | More Events North American District, International & Missions: Camps, Pilgrimages, Conferences & Mission Trips
Notre Dame Priory (Benedictine - Australia) USA 2019 retreats: Ohio, Spiritual Center of Maria Stein - Men’s Five (5) Day Retreat: Sunday, September 29 to Friday, October 04, 2019/Women’s Five (5) Day Retreat: Sunday, October 06 to Friday, October 11, 2019! + Men & Women Spiritual Exercise Retreats 2019 Exciting! Australia 2020 Retreats: January & August. | Please continue to pray for the entire Benedictine and their neighboring Monastic Families. | Beautiful gift for the chefs’/cooks’ in your family: Kitchen Rosary | Progress & Reflections: Priory Newsletter | From the Cloister | Current Events
The Oratorian Fathers of St. Philip Neri, Washington, DC - Please join us for Sunday Vespers/Morning Recollection (slowly climb/peddle/scroll back up to: (D)Office + (L)Hours section)
Congratulations to the all who completed the 37th Annual Chartres Pilgrimage this year! | Coverage: Chartres Pilgrimage Offers (NCRegister); Extraordinary Youth (NLM) | Note: Hope everyone was able to get a blessing from Our Lady/Notre Dame de Sous Terre/Black Madonna (extra blessing for families who are expecting!), see Mama’s Veil/The Veil of Mary(Sancta Camisa), etc.
Asperges Syndrome - Icon Corner (NLM) | Biblical plant question for any horticulturists!
Monastic Experience Weekend at Santa Rita Abbey (Trappistine - Cistercian - USA) August 30-September 02, 2019. Women ages 21-40. | Congratulations to their new novice!
Looks like the Annual Fall Clear Creek Abbey (Benedictine - USA) Weekend back in October 19-21, 2018 lead by Fr. (Br.) Bachmann was heavenly! Read the lovely review from Janet Gorbitz’s New Liturgical Movement article: Clear Creek Abbey Chant Weekend | Make room for them in your busy 2019 calendar and join the retreat as an individual/small group/couple/family - Laus in Ecclesia!
St. Joseph Abbey will be hosting a Monastic Experience weekend October 11-13, 2019 for single Roman Catholic men between the ages of 25 and 45 who believe they may be called to the monastic life. | Contact Father James email@example.com
Congratulations to Our Lady of Lourdes, 83 23rd, St., Arlington, Va and their new altar rail!
“Watchmen of the Night” : A Documentary about Le Barroux (Rule of St. Benedictine) (NLM) | Abbaye du Barroux
Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Charles Town, WV - Please check Horarium Schedule (Divine Office + Mass - Latin) | Third Order | Help the CRNJ install their new Altar! | Studio Adeodatus | Mad Monk Coffee + Dom John’s “Bread from Heaven” Yum! | Sanctuary Renovations are progressing! Please visit when their chapel is open for Public Hours of the Divine Office/Mass
Video of Medieval Vespers of Easter in Paris (2019) (NLM) | Note: If you’re family/friends ever visit the parish after Sunday Mass, please join them for a picnic afterwards before vespers if you have time. Shop in the markets/cook at home the day before and bring it with you to share. Their community is wonderful and very welcoming of all ages!
Southern Star Summer 2019 Newsletter | Dominican Sisters of Wanganui (Australia) | Please pray that they recover from the March fires; pray for God’s Will; focus on the good; soften their hearts and trust in the shepherds He has chosen for our Church and for their Congregation’s two (2) houses.
Solemn High Pontifical Mass to open the Carmel of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, March 23, 2019, 10:30 AM | Australia | Recent Coverage: News
More vocation announcements/retreats/events/etc.: TLM Happenings & Mary + Martha + Magdalene (Challenge of the Hosts: Food & Beverage Selects) section | Arlington Diocese Office of Clergy & Vocations | St. Rita Vocations | St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin | vestibules
Thank you to all the parishes, monasteries, abbeys, chapels, etc. this year and in the past who have welcomed back or introduced the (T) Latin Mass or Ad Orientem posture in some, if not all the Masses (N.O.- O.F./TLM-E.F.), or in other ways outside of the Mass. Let’s keep moving forward, by seeing our Lord, Jesus… face to face! | How to Popularize ‘Ad Orientem Without Disorienting People | Thank you also to practicing Catholics who have also chosen to receive our Lord on the tongue (in the state of grace of course) with or without a visible Altar Rail/kneeling or standing and those who continue to attend Masses without the comfort of pews (kneeling throughout the entire Mass).
MARY + Martha + Magdalene
(Challenge of the Hosts: Food & Beverage Selects)
Beverage/Appetizer to serve (in moderation and of age 21+ of course… please be responsible!) at your next Parish/School/Family & Friends Meeting/Holy Happy Hour/Solemnity/Feast Day/Birthday Party/Anniversary/Weddings/Professions-Vows; etc.:
Beer | Beer: Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia) at Abbaye du Barroux (Benedictine) + (Craving the Tall, please check - Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia) + Birra Nurcia (Benedictine); Annual Open House June 22, 2019 at Spencer Brewery + Saint Joseph's Abbey, 167 N. Spencer Road, Spencer, MA (Trappist); Trappist Select; Abbeye de Leffe/Notre-Dame DeLeffe (Norbertines): Leffe Beer (Benedictine)
Coffee / Tea | Practically any Mystic Monk Coffee/Tea (Carmelite); Mad Monks Coffee Shop (Coffee/tea/Dom John’s “Bread From Heaven” Yum!) (Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem)
AND THE CHEESE? (CISTERCIANS) | BIRRA NURSIA - (BENEDICTINE) | BOOKS, BEER & FOOD -(BENEDICTINE) | CATHOLIC CUISINE | CHIMAY (TRAPPISTS)| DRINKING WITH THE SAINTS | FISH EATERS | GRACE BEFORE MEALS | HOMEBREWED EVANGELISM | KITCHEN ROSARY (BENEDICTINE)| MAD MONKS COFFEE SHOP (CANONS REGULAR OF THE NEW JERUSALEM) | MYSTIC MONK COFFEE & TEA (CARMELITE) | MONDAYS WITH MARY | NEW CLAIRVAUX (TRAPPISTS)| ST. CLARE HEIRLOOM SEEDS | SPENCER BREWERY (TRAPPISTS) | TEA & CAKE | THE VATICAN COOKBOOK | TIN CUPS & TINDER | TWELVE MONTHS OF MONASTERY SOUPS, INTERNATIONAL FAVORITES - BR. VICTOR-ANTOINE d'AVILA-LATOURETTE | COFFEE & COOK BOOKS (BENEDICTINE)| SAINT HILDEGARD’S KITCHEN: FOODS OF HEALTH, FOODS OF JOY (BENEDICTINE) | etc.
For a schedule of the monthly Coffee & Donuts/Brunch after the Sunday Masses, detailed info. of St. Rita Parish Groups (+Parish Groups) and St. Rita School/St. Rita Homeschool Group/Parish or Diocesan (All Spiritual/Corporal Works of Mercy /Happenings), please check St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin, vestibules, bulletin boards or listen for announcements after Mass. All are welcome!
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Adoremus | America Magazine (Jesuit) | Breviary | Catholic Faith Journeys (Year Round) | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | Catholic Art Guild | Catholic.Bible (N.O.) | Catholic News Agency | Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) | Code of Canon Law - (Canon Law Made Easy) | Community in Mission - Creating A Culture of Encounter (Msgr. Charles Pope Blog)| Corpus Christi Watershed | Dei presidio fultus - Blog (Philippines) | Divinum Officium | Dominican Liturgy (Traditional Dominican Rite) (Dominican) | Dominican Rite - Latin-English Missal - First Edition / Dominican Rite Calendar 2019 (Dominican) | Fish Eaters | For the Sanctification of the Clergy - The Way of the Cross For Priests (Benedictine) | Fraternity Publications | Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri (FSSP) | iBreviary(N.O.) | Institute of Catholic Culture | Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Newsletter) | ipieta(N.O/TLM) | JPIIShrine - Events | Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) | Magnificat (N.O.) | Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia): Prior’s Blog (Benedictine) | Musica Sacra | National Catholic Register | New Advent Bible (Knox Translation) | New Liturgical Movement | Notre Dame Priory Newsletter + From the Cloister (Benedictine) | Orthodox Arts Journal | Parish Book of Chant | Saint Rita's Silver Jubilee Mass - 1944 in pictures/video (Illustrated History of Saint Rita Parish) and 2015 Corpus Christi Procession (Short Video) | Saints Shall Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office) | St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica | Sancta Missa | Square Note (Gregorian Chant) | Studio Adeodatus (Canons Regulars of the New Jerusalem) | The Arlington Catholic Herald | The Chapel Veil | The Holy See | The Latin Mass Magazine | The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy | The Thomistic Institute (Dominican) | Traditional Catholic Books (Free) | Traditional Catholic Books (Catalog) | 2minutes2virtue (N.O.) (Arlington Diocese Priests) | Via Sacra (The Newsletter of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius) | Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible | Usus Antiquior | Vultus Christi - Blog (Benedictine) | Word on Fire | etc...
SAINT RITA CLERGY & STAFF
Pastor, Rev. Daniel N. Gee | Parochial Vicar, Rev. Vincent P. Bork | PARISH DIRECTORY | TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita: firstname.lastname@example.org is a volunteer! | Please contact the Clergy & Staff directly if interested in Altar Serving, Weddings, Funerals/Memorials, Baptisms, First Communions and Confirmations (Must have Bishop clearance in writing if inviting another Bishop outside of the Dioceses - please confirm with your Pastor) in the Extraordinary Form.
Mr. Lawrence Bowie, Director of Music and Organist, 703-836-1640, ext. 29 (Solemn High Mass) | 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, DKlosterman@saintrita-school.org | Mr. David Sullivan, Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours Coordinator (Lauds & Vespers) and Founding Latin Mass Schola Coordinator (High Mass - Sung Mass/Missa Cantata), email@example.com
TLM & VOCATION EDITOR'S NOTE
"Breathe into me Holy Spirit, that all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen." - St. Augustine's poetic prayer to the Holy Spirit.
Never lose faith in our Lord, Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all the Saints after them! Christ did not go through all that suffering for nothing! Please make an honest effort to keep your hearts child-like, clean and pure so He (Holy Spirit) and She (Mary) will stay, remain united and guide you (BELIEVE that it is still possible). That may mean parting from family and friends along the way who will not support Him; continue to pray for them that they too will one day follow. Join the rebuilding/repairing of our Church! Don't just sit and watch. You must open your hearts and be willing to hear HIS VOICE and act on it with absolute JOY & LOVE... as your state of life allows... keep moving forward and up! If you are listening well... His instructions will be clear. Never let your guard down and get lost in the empty promises of this world... It is not worth it! Be ready to LET GO of it when HE ASKS you directly/through Mary, Joseph and all the Saints!
As always, if you've been playing caboose for awhile... you'll be pedaling/running/walking/crawling, etc. upfront soon enough whether you like or not! So keep it steady... stay focused on our Lord and drop in/out as needed! Thank you for trying to keep up as best as you can on this mysterious road to Redemption!
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THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!