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.


TRADITIONAL + LATIN MASS

(Extra+Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite)


IMAGE | Tu vocaberis… You will be called, TLM & Vocation Editor’s Collection.  Dear Family and Friends of St. Rita,  “…His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation: Who is called Christ. He strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that He was the Christ. He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!” For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few. Go your way. Say, ‘Peace be to this house!' Yes. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. God works where He will for the glory of His name and not for that earthly man… I stretch out my hands to God, so that like a feather, which lacks all solidity of strength and flies on the wind, I may be sustained by Him. God is enough for us. Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: that you may be the children of your Father, Who is in heaven, Who maketh His sun to rise upon the good and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. Receive the kingdom of God as a little child. Why are you afraid? Be still… and praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD with your whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who have pleasure in them. Happy the enamored heart… thought centered on God alone. Suffering is part of the pursuit of Jesus Christ, who suffered first before His Glory. To encounter God… be willing to experience suffering. It’s the life of Mary, not Martha: to stay put at the foot of Christ no matter what they say you’re not doing. It’s not easy… It’s really doable only by grace, and this is the beauty of Christianity. If we let visitors upset the rhythm of our life too much, then we can’t really welcome anyone. Sine fine erit laus, quia sine fine amor (praise will be without end because love will be without end).”   LUKE 1; MATTHEW 1 & 16; LUKE 10; MATTHEW 13:44-52 + 19:3-12; Secrets of God: Writings of Hildegard of Bingen, Sabina Flanagan; Robert Cardinal Sarah With Nicolas Diat: The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, Nicolas Diat + Robert Cardinal Sarah; MATTHEW 5; Make Life a Prayer, John Cassian; MARK 10; MATTHEW 8; PSALM 37 & 111; Teresa of Ávila: God Alone Suffices - Q. St. Teresa of Ávila; The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher + Q. Fr. Benedict + Br. Ignatius + Fr. Martin + Br. Augustine; The Eucharistic Miracles of the World.The Song That I Am: On the Mystery of Music, Élizabeth-Paule Labat, OSB + St. Augustine   +Pax (Peace),  TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita  P.S.  If you still can not hear the bells, listen to the Monks at  MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO IN MONTE  or to the Nuns at  ABBEY OF REGINA LAUDIS ; etc. before you pray. |  Pray For Vocations!   Clergy, Religious and Laity need to pray both as your vocation allows: The Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours  CCC 1174-1178  |  The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis De Montfort  +  JPII National Shrine (Luminous Mysteries)   In case CCC changes are being made Online, please keep watch and reference your PRINT BOOKS if you have questions! Ex.  CCC 1577:  “Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination."66 The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry.67 The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ's return. The Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.68” (be sure to read the Diaconate (Gentlemen/Men) sections as well)… this should never change because HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) does not change. | How to prevent it? Do not support girls/ladies/women altar servers or receive from women eucharistic ministers. Priests (Gentleman/Men) should never have to serve alone, unless they have to. Be content and suffer longer Masses and communion lines. Ask the boys (includes their parents/guardians), gentlemen and men in your Parish/Chapel/etc. to step forward and assist (help). If you are in an Abbey/Monastery of women, ask your local “Brother” Abbey/Monastery (Abbot/Dom/Prior (Priests)) or local Diocesan Priests/FSSP/Canons/Preachers/etc. for sacramental assistance. Not enough boys, gentlemen, men to go around and assist? Still having a tough time trusting your local clergy/religious/laity? Be patient and humble like Mary and Joseph. Those who are faithful to HIM (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) would never ask you to sin. Not everyone will agree. HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) will send help. Continue to  Pray For Vocations!

IMAGE | Tu vocaberis… You will be called, TLM & Vocation Editor’s Collection.

Dear Family and Friends of St. Rita,

“…His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation: Who is called Christ. He strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that He was the Christ. He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan!” For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few. Go your way. Say, ‘Peace be to this house!' Yes. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. God works where He will for the glory of His name and not for that earthly man… I stretch out my hands to God, so that like a feather, which lacks all solidity of strength and flies on the wind, I may be sustained by Him. God is enough for us. Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: that you may be the children of your Father, Who is in heaven, Who maketh His sun to rise upon the good and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. Receive the kingdom of God as a little child. Why are you afraid? Be still… and praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD with your whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who have pleasure in them. Happy the enamored heart… thought centered on God alone. Suffering is part of the pursuit of Jesus Christ, who suffered first before His Glory. To encounter God… be willing to experience suffering. It’s the life of Mary, not Martha: to stay put at the foot of Christ no matter what they say you’re not doing. It’s not easy… It’s really doable only by grace, and this is the beauty of Christianity. If we let visitors upset the rhythm of our life too much, then we can’t really welcome anyone. Sine fine erit laus, quia sine fine amor (praise will be without end because love will be without end).”

LUKE 1; MATTHEW 1 & 16; LUKE 10; MATTHEW 13:44-52 + 19:3-12; Secrets of God: Writings of Hildegard of Bingen, Sabina Flanagan; Robert Cardinal Sarah With Nicolas Diat: The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, Nicolas Diat + Robert Cardinal Sarah; MATTHEW 5; Make Life a Prayer, John Cassian; MARK 10; MATTHEW 8; PSALM 37 & 111; Teresa of Ávila: God Alone Suffices - Q. St. Teresa of Ávila; The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher + Q. Fr. Benedict + Br. Ignatius + Fr. Martin + Br. Augustine; The Eucharistic Miracles of the World.The Song That I Am: On the Mystery of Music, Élizabeth-Paule Labat, OSB + St. Augustine

+Pax (Peace),

TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita

P.S.

If you still can not hear the bells, listen to the Monks at MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO IN MONTE or to the Nuns at ABBEY OF REGINA LAUDIS; etc. before you pray. | Pray For Vocations!

Clergy, Religious and Laity need to pray both as your vocation allows: The Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours CCC 1174-1178 | The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis De Montfort + JPII National Shrine (Luminous Mysteries)

In case CCC changes are being made Online, please keep watch and reference your PRINT BOOKS if you have questions! Ex. CCC 1577: “Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination."66 The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry.67 The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ's return. The Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.68” (be sure to read the Diaconate (Gentlemen/Men) sections as well)… this should never change because HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) does not change. | How to prevent it? Do not support girls/ladies/women altar servers or receive from women eucharistic ministers. Priests (Gentleman/Men) should never have to serve alone, unless they have to. Be content and suffer longer Masses and communion lines. Ask the boys (includes their parents/guardians), gentlemen and men in your Parish/Chapel/etc. to step forward and assist (help). If you are in an Abbey/Monastery of women, ask your local “Brother” Abbey/Monastery (Abbot/Dom/Prior (Priests)) or local Diocesan Priests/FSSP/Canons/Preachers/etc. for sacramental assistance. Not enough boys, gentlemen, men to go around and assist? Still having a tough time trusting your local clergy/religious/laity? Be patient and humble like Mary and Joseph. Those who are faithful to HIM (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) would never ask you to sin. Not everyone will agree. HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) will send help. Continue to Pray For Vocations!


SACRED LITURGY (MASS) SCHEDULE

SUNDAY & DAILY


  • 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


OFFICE HOURS & EMERGENCIES


PARISH OFFICE HOURS |

Open M-F 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM  | Closed M-F 12:30 PM-1:30 PM & Weekends.

FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY |


SCHEDULE CHANGES

SACRED LITURGY (MASS), SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (CONFESSION) & EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT (EUCHARISTIC ADORATION)


All changes are at the Pastor's discretion. Priests/Deacons will make an announcement before/after Masses prior, followed up by emails sent out through various parish groups as needed or vice versa. Last minute changes may not be reflected on the website or ST. RITA PARISH WEEKLY BULLETIN | MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE. Be sure to listen and spread the word!

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.  

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION (HDO) & DAILY MASS, CONFESSION & ADORATION

  • 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) - O.F./N.O.) (USCCB LITURGICAL CALENDAR (YR. A N.O. - Dec. 01 - Nov. 29, 2020)- O.F./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

    • Inclement Weather on Sundays and Holy Day of Obligation | CCC The Sunday Obligation 2180-88 | Sunday Mass and Holy Day of Obligation (EWTN)

    • 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

      • Mass of Vatican II

    • 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)

    • 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)

    • Sacred Liturgy (Mass)(Daily): Traditional devotions on 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 LITURGY (MASS), CONFESSION & ADORATION SCHEDULE (Please check St. Rita 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; 10 AM/2PM - TLM Low/High | 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.

        • St. Rita School Sacred Liturgy (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 School website/E-newsletter/outdoor message board. | There is no separate St. Rita Homeschool Sacred Daily Liturgy (Mass). Please attend with St. Rita School, a Sacred Daily Liturgy (Mass) of your choice.

      • Wednesday Adoration is from 3:30-7:30 pm. We do have regularly scheduled adorers for these hours, but we are always in need of more adorers. Time slots are scheduled in half-hour increments so you can sign up for any time that fits your schedule. Please email Klarissa Blank at kblank.strita@gmail.com if you would like to add your name to the list of regular adorers.

      • There is no adoration on Holy Day of Obligations (HDO) unless otherwise noted in the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin.

      • If the following incidents below occur during Eucharistic Adoration, please immediately DO let the Parish Office know so the Priest/Deacon on call and Sacristan will be notified. Never leave our Lord alone! Thank you for your patience! | Tue. - Thurs. 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM + 7:00 PM Confession + 7:30 PM TLM Mass/Wednesday 3:30 PM - 7:20 PM + 7:00 PM Confession + 7:30 PM N.O. Mass/First Friday 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM + (Break for 7:30 PM N.O. Mass) + 8:15 PM - First Saturday 7:55 AM + 8:00 AM N.O. Mass (No overnight adoration when First Fri. & Sat. are on separate weekends. Adjusted schedule: First Friday - 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM & First Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:55 AM) | Note: St. Rita Catholic School + St. Rita Homeschool are on summer break. The Wednesday Holy Hour 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Rosary/Divine Mercy Chaplet and Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours - English) will resume in the Fall (mid-September):

        • You walk into the church and find our Lord is alone;

        • You need to leave and no other adorer is available to stay;

        • Someone who is not one of our own Roman Catholic Priests/Deacons attempts to remove our Lord from the altar/tabernacle (outside of Eucharistic Adoration regular hours). In this situation, you may have to stop the individual immediately and then contact the Parish Office Staff, Priests and Sacristan!

  • 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


Tenth Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle I Corinthians 12:2-11 - Spiritual Gifts +Gospel Luke 18:9-14 - The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Antiphon at the Magnificat - Luke 18:14


THE EASTER CYCLE: MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION - III. Season After Pentecost    CHANTS | Epistles & Gospels  -  FSSPLOGS  |  Divinum Officium  |  Sancta Missa  |  Parish Book of Chant  |  Saints Shall Arise  (Traditional Benedictine Office) |  Divine Office    MASS PROPERS FOR THE SEASON |   Corpus Christi Watershed  |  Maternal Heart (FSSP AUS)  |  Usus Antiquior    EPISTLES, +GOSPELS & ANTIPHONS |    Tenth Sunday After Pentecost  - Epistle I Corinthians 12:2-11 - Spiritual Gifts +Gospel Luke 18:9-14 - The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector  Antiphon at the Magnificat -  Luke 18:14     Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost  - Epistle I Corinthians 15:1-10 - The Resurrection of Christ +Gospel Mark 7:31-37 - Jesus Cures a Deaf Man  Antiphon at the Magnificat -  Mark 7:37 |  Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost -  Epistle II Corinthians 3:4-9 - Ministers of the New Covenant +Gospel Luke 10:23-27 - Jesus Rejoices; The Parable of the Good Samaritan  Antiphon at the Magnificat -  Luke 10:30  (Aug. Solem./Feasts/Mem.) + Happy Votive Masses… it’s another busy month… try not to get lost in the crowd!  The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Comm.SS. Timotheus + Hippolytus + Symphorian (Companions)/Bl. María Pilar Izquiero Albero; St. Philip Benizi/St. Rose of Lima; St. Bartholomew/St. María Micaela Desmaisiéres; Comm. St. Zephyrinus/St. Teresa Jornet + Ibars; St. Joseph Calasanctius/St. Monica of Carthage; St. Augustine of Hippo/Bl. Bronislava of Poland; Bl. Jeanne Jugan; The Beheading of St. John the Baptist/Comm. St. Sabina; St. Rose of Lima/St. Fiaker/Comm. Felix + Adauctus; St. Raymond Nonnatus/Bl. Narcisa de Jesús Martillo Morán… etc., etc. etc.   NOTE: Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Nativity begins Aug. 30. Since it falls on a Sunday there probably won’t be a formal celebration at the altar. A Marian Hymn may be sung at the end of Mass :). Your friends and family can still light a candle(s) and have birthday ice cream cake/pie/doughnuts/home cooked meal etc. after Mass or any day after :). If your (grand)mama/(grand)papa (spiritual/paternal) is still in sorrow… please offer help before they even ask… if they don’t want help and just need prayers… be content with that. Remember… Sundays are friends and family days. Relax!    Remember to look in your books including the back. Not all the lovely Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials will be noted here, but perhaps in some other places across the country/world! Paternal Feasts that fall on Sundays will not be listed… check your play-books/rubrics (there are six(6) or so rites, be sure to study the right one), for regulations on celebrating at the altar.)  |  Also, if you are using a Daily Missal (Print/Online/Electronic App), be sure to double check that the scripture readings are a close match to the Holy Bible. Translations will not be perfect.      PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. |   St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin  + St. Rita Parish TLM + St. Rita Parish Vestibules & Bulletin Boards |  Arlington Diocese  |  DC Latin Mass  /  Mass in EF Arlington Diocese  (Not all EF Parishes are listed, please check parish websites for updates) |  MassTimes  |  Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church  |  FSSP  |  Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV  |  Oratorian Vocations  /  Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC  -  DC Oratorians  |  New Liturgical Movement  |  Institute of Catholic Culture  |  The Thomistic Institute  ( Calendar of Events 2019  );  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)  +  Dominica Journal  (Novice work) |  CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS  /  CATHOLIC CUISINE    SACRED SCRIPTURE SOURCES |   The 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal, Angelus Press  /  Biretta Books  (Latin+ English /Latin+ Español ) +    The Holy Bible - RSV Catholic Edition, St. Benedict Press  +  The Holy Bible, Douay-Rheims  +  The Holy Bible - RSV, Ignatius Press  |  New Advent Bible (Knox Translation)  | LECTIO DIVINA NOTES -  Saints Shall/Will Arise  (Traditional Benedictine Office) |  USCCB DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS  - LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) |  CATHOLIC.BIBLE (N.O.)  /  IBREVIARY (N.O.)  /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM)  /  Magnificat  (N.O.) |  2minutes2virtue (N.O.)  (Arlington Diocese Priests)   SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + SACRED ART/MUSIC/ETC. | (III. Season After Pentecost) (SEASON/SUNDAY)   Broadside on Christian doctrine...  Enjoy reading, meditating, praying and contemplating all season long! Keep  Him  centered… follow  His  lead! Let Mary & the Saints kindly guide you back if you get lost on the road, in the air or out at sea! |(Daily Mass Solemnity+HDO)   Death and Assumption of the Virgin   | ALTERNATES:  NLM ;  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)  +  Dominica Journal  (Novice work); etc. | PHOTO ABOVE: Tu vocaberis… You will be called…, TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita’s Collection. | More? Please sc(roll)/pedal/paddle/slide, etc. your way on down the TLM Mt. as needed... and be careful how quickly you go!   THANKS BE TO GOD! GRACIAS A DIOS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!

THE EASTER CYCLE: MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION - III. Season After Pentecost

CHANTS | Epistles & Gospels - FSSPLOGS | Divinum Officium | Sancta Missa | Parish Book of Chant | Saints Shall Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office) | Divine Office

MASS PROPERS FOR THE SEASON | Corpus Christi Watershed | Maternal Heart (FSSP AUS) | Usus Antiquior

EPISTLES, +GOSPELS & ANTIPHONS |

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle I Corinthians 12:2-11 - Spiritual Gifts +Gospel Luke 18:9-14 - The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Antiphon at the Magnificat - Luke 18:14

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle I Corinthians 15:1-10 - The Resurrection of Christ +Gospel Mark 7:31-37 - Jesus Cures a Deaf Man Antiphon at the Magnificat - Mark 7:37 | Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle II Corinthians 3:4-9 - Ministers of the New Covenant +Gospel Luke 10:23-27 - Jesus Rejoices; The Parable of the Good Samaritan Antiphon at the Magnificat - Luke 10:30

(Aug. Solem./Feasts/Mem.) + Happy Votive Masses… it’s another busy month… try not to get lost in the crowd!

The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Comm.SS. Timotheus + Hippolytus + Symphorian (Companions)/Bl. María Pilar Izquiero Albero; St. Philip Benizi/St. Rose of Lima; St. Bartholomew/St. María Micaela Desmaisiéres; Comm. St. Zephyrinus/St. Teresa Jornet + Ibars; St. Joseph Calasanctius/St. Monica of Carthage; St. Augustine of Hippo/Bl. Bronislava of Poland; Bl. Jeanne Jugan; The Beheading of St. John the Baptist/Comm. St. Sabina; St. Rose of Lima/St. Fiaker/Comm. Felix + Adauctus; St. Raymond Nonnatus/Bl. Narcisa de Jesús Martillo Morán… etc., etc. etc.

NOTE: Novena in Honor of Our Lady’s Nativity begins Aug. 30. Since it falls on a Sunday there probably won’t be a formal celebration at the altar. A Marian Hymn may be sung at the end of Mass :). Your friends and family can still light a candle(s) and have birthday ice cream cake/pie/doughnuts/home cooked meal etc. after Mass or any day after :). If your (grand)mama/(grand)papa (spiritual/paternal) is still in sorrow… please offer help before they even ask… if they don’t want help and just need prayers… be content with that. Remember… Sundays are friends and family days. Relax!

Remember to look in your books including the back. Not all the lovely Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials will be noted here, but perhaps in some other places across the country/world! Paternal Feasts that fall on Sundays will not be listed… check your play-books/rubrics (there are six(6) or so rites, be sure to study the right one), for regulations on celebrating at the altar.) | Also, if you are using a Daily Missal (Print/Online/Electronic App), be sure to double check that the scripture readings are a close match to the Holy Bible. Translations will not be perfect.

PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin + St. Rita Parish TLM + St. Rita Parish Vestibules & Bulletin Boards | Arlington Diocese | DC Latin Mass / Mass in EF Arlington Diocese (Not all EF Parishes are listed, please check parish websites for updates) | MassTimes | Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church | FSSP | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC - DC Oratorians | New Liturgical Movement | Institute of Catholic Culture | The Thomistic Institute (Calendar of Events 2019 ); DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE) + Dominica Journal (Novice work) | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS / CATHOLIC CUISINE

SACRED SCRIPTURE SOURCES | The 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal, Angelus Press / Biretta Books (Latin+English/Latin+Español) + The Holy Bible - RSV Catholic Edition, St. Benedict Press + The Holy Bible, Douay-Rheims + The Holy Bible - RSV, Ignatius Press | New Advent Bible (Knox Translation) | LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office) | USCCB DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS - LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) | CATHOLIC.BIBLE (N.O.) / IBREVIARY (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) / Magnificat (N.O.) | 2minutes2virtue (N.O.) (Arlington Diocese Priests)

SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + SACRED ART/MUSIC/ETC. | (III. Season After Pentecost) (SEASON/SUNDAY) Broadside on Christian doctrine... Enjoy reading, meditating, praying and contemplating all season long! Keep Him centered… follow His lead! Let Mary & the Saints kindly guide you back if you get lost on the road, in the air or out at sea! |(Daily Mass Solemnity+HDO) Death and Assumption of the Virgin | ALTERNATES: NLM; DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE) + Dominica Journal (Novice work); etc. | PHOTO ABOVE: Tu vocaberis… You will be called…, TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita’s Collection. | More? Please sc(roll)/pedal/paddle/slide, etc. your way on down the TLM Mt. as needed... and be careful how quickly you go!

THANKS BE TO GOD! GRACIAS A DIOS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!


THE EASTER CYCLE: MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION - III. Season After Pentecost    AUGUST - MONTH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY / THE MOST PURE HEART OF MARY |   Thursday, August 22, 2019 - The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of of the Blessed Virgin Mary /Comm.SS. Timotheus + Hippolytus + Symphorian (Companions)/Bl. María Pilar Izquiero Albero  Remember all the Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials/Weddings (Profession + Vows)/Monastic Name Days/Baptisms/Anniversaries/Festivals/Graduations/Birthdays, etc. through the remaining liturgical (cycle) year as you are able! | For the green thumbs in the family be grateful for all of the fruit this year and the harvesters who continue to quietly help as needed. Be sure to have your buckets/rain+boat boots/shoes/etc. handy. Don’t forget the roses! | Welcome back everyone… if you are extending your vacation/holiday/stay-cation/retreat/pilgrimage/etc… see you when we see you!  NOTES:  Remember… if you are not honestly ready to make a consecration to Mary, mother of God, by wearing the brown scapular (Everyday)… then don’t make the commitment. Try the green scapular (Constant conversion of your own heart first and Mary does the rest for others around you.) and then transition to the brown when you believe it in your heart… to wear it the rest of your life! Children should not wear the scapular unless he/she out of their own love and free will, accept the protection and love of Mary (Not so easy… especially the suffering that comes with it. Mary only appears to those who accept her and her son, Jesus. When you see her… it’s no longer sorrow… only pure joy!). Parents and teachers may guide them and highly encourage them to consider such devotions (“loves”/”commitments”), but never should they force it on them. The same applies to wearing a veil/head covering/etc. (in most religious communities veils & habits are mandatory… it may be a less shocking transition if a girl/young lady/woman has already chosen to wear one out of their own will), making  Total Consecration to Mary  (True Devotion), praying the Holy Rosary, the Divine Office (Laity are highly encouraged but not obligated; Priests/Religious… are obligated to pray) and especially receiving her son, Jesus, at Holy Communion in the state of grace at any Mass (O.F./N.O + E.F./TLM)… etc., etc., etc.     PRAYERS FOR:   Happy prayers for everyone… especially all who are quietly discerning their vocation and all who continue to live out their calling! Stay safe! |  PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!  | Please continue practicing quiet redemptions.  CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Thomas Mary of Jesus (Tonsured), friends, family and community of   Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel  ! | Thank you to everyone who celebrated, prepared, prayed, attended and donated (please continue for those who are able)! The sacred liturgy, music, vestments, churches, prayer cards, programs, and the flower arrangements were all well done and beautiful! What a blessing! | Missed it?(read)play or watch:   Card. Burke Celebrates Traditional Priestly Ordination     - NLM |   Ordination For New Carmelite Order  , The Catholic Witness -  Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, PA  |   Mater Dei Music   (Apostolate of FSSP of St. Peter) | Deo grátias and please do continue to keep them in your prayers + Pax.   +Sept. 08, 2019 First Profession of Vows . Details: Carmel of JMJ:  Upcoming Events + Fairfield, PA  | Carmel of JMJ:  Upcoming Events + Elysburg, PA      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  (stritatlmvocations@gmail.com) 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. | More Details: St. Rita  Vocations    WHOLESOME RETREATS/LEISURE/RECREATION:   Continue to retreat away/at home, be alert and inspired: meditate on God’s work of holy scripture & creation! | Visit mountains, gardens, parks, trails, forests, seashores, etc. when it’s calm (if you have to stay indoors… listen to sounds of God’s creations… open your window, listen and watch if you’re blessed with a scenic view). | Watch stars, shooting stars with/without at telescope… take a picture if you are able. If you can stay up for this… then you might as well stay up for Matins! | Visit museums/galleries | Listen to a talk | Watch LIVE: Plays/Musicals/Concerts/Sports/etc. | Attend festivals & receptions. | Upgrade your playground lists. | If you’re allowed to watch a wholesome film, watch a film. | Dine in/out. | Go on a safari/to your local zoo. | Fly like a bird and ride on a hot air balloon/hang glide over the mt./ocean. | Take advantage of those siesta days and enjoy those last day(s)/week(s) of summer/fall… depending on your geographical location | Prep for school/fall festivals/picnics/adventures/etc… | Make time for family & friends (paternal & spiritual)(local & abroad) as needed. | Turn off the engine, put up the sails, anchor down at rest and cast the net wide (don’t pierce like they did)! Let  Him  do the rest! | etc.     SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + ART/MUSIC/ETC. |  (AUGUST) MONTH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY/THE MOST PURE HEART OF MARY -   Sister Lucia, OCD with the Immaculate Heart Statue  ; ( Blessed Be God  - Months of the Year pg. 268-291) | ALTERNATES:  NLM ;  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)  +  Dominica Journal  (Novice work); etc. | PHOTO ABOVE: Tu vocaberis… You will be called…, TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita’s Collection. | More? Please sc(roll)/pedal/paddle/slide, etc. your way on down the TLM Mt. as needed... and be careful how quickly you go!   THANKS BE TO GOD! GRACIAS A DIOS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!

THE EASTER CYCLE: MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION - III. Season After Pentecost

AUGUST - MONTH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY / THE MOST PURE HEART OF MARY | Thursday, August 22, 2019 - The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Comm.SS. Timotheus + Hippolytus + Symphorian (Companions)/Bl. María Pilar Izquiero Albero

Remember all the Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials/Weddings (Profession + Vows)/Monastic Name Days/Baptisms/Anniversaries/Festivals/Graduations/Birthdays, etc. through the remaining liturgical (cycle) year as you are able! | For the green thumbs in the family be grateful for all of the fruit this year and the harvesters who continue to quietly help as needed. Be sure to have your buckets/rain+boat boots/shoes/etc. handy. Don’t forget the roses! | Welcome back everyone… if you are extending your vacation/holiday/stay-cation/retreat/pilgrimage/etc… see you when we see you!

NOTES:

Remember… if you are not honestly ready to make a consecration to Mary, mother of God, by wearing the brown scapular (Everyday)… then don’t make the commitment. Try the green scapular (Constant conversion of your own heart first and Mary does the rest for others around you.) and then transition to the brown when you believe it in your heart… to wear it the rest of your life! Children should not wear the scapular unless he/she out of their own love and free will, accept the protection and love of Mary (Not so easy… especially the suffering that comes with it. Mary only appears to those who accept her and her son, Jesus. When you see her… it’s no longer sorrow… only pure joy!). Parents and teachers may guide them and highly encourage them to consider such devotions (“loves”/”commitments”), but never should they force it on them. The same applies to wearing a veil/head covering/etc. (in most religious communities veils & habits are mandatory… it may be a less shocking transition if a girl/young lady/woman has already chosen to wear one out of their own will), making Total Consecration to Mary (True Devotion), praying the Holy Rosary, the Divine Office (Laity are highly encouraged but not obligated; Priests/Religious… are obligated to pray) and especially receiving her son, Jesus, at Holy Communion in the state of grace at any Mass (O.F./N.O + E.F./TLM)… etc., etc., etc.

PRAYERS FOR:

Happy prayers for everyone… especially all who are quietly discerning their vocation and all who continue to live out their calling! Stay safe! | PRAY FOR VOCATIONS! | Please continue practicing quiet redemptions.

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Thomas Mary of Jesus (Tonsured), friends, family and community of Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel! | Thank you to everyone who celebrated, prepared, prayed, attended and donated (please continue for those who are able)! The sacred liturgy, music, vestments, churches, prayer cards, programs, and the flower arrangements were all well done and beautiful! What a blessing! | Missed it?(read)play or watch: Card. Burke Celebrates Traditional Priestly Ordination - NLM | Ordination For New Carmelite Order, The Catholic Witness - Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, PA | Mater Dei Music (Apostolate of FSSP of St. Peter) | Deo grátias and please do continue to keep them in your prayers + Pax.

+Sept. 08, 2019 First Profession of Vows. Details: Carmel of JMJ: Upcoming Events + Fairfield, PA | Carmel of JMJ: Upcoming Events + Elysburg, PA

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 (stritatlmvocations@gmail.com) 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. | More Details: St. Rita Vocations

WHOLESOME RETREATS/LEISURE/RECREATION:

Continue to retreat away/at home, be alert and inspired: meditate on God’s work of holy scripture & creation! | Visit mountains, gardens, parks, trails, forests, seashores, etc. when it’s calm (if you have to stay indoors… listen to sounds of God’s creations… open your window, listen and watch if you’re blessed with a scenic view). | Watch stars, shooting stars with/without at telescope… take a picture if you are able. If you can stay up for this… then you might as well stay up for Matins! | Visit museums/galleries | Listen to a talk | Watch LIVE: Plays/Musicals/Concerts/Sports/etc. | Attend festivals & receptions. | Upgrade your playground lists. | If you’re allowed to watch a wholesome film, watch a film. | Dine in/out. | Go on a safari/to your local zoo. | Fly like a bird and ride on a hot air balloon/hang glide over the mt./ocean. | Take advantage of those siesta days and enjoy those last day(s)/week(s) of summer/fall… depending on your geographical location | Prep for school/fall festivals/picnics/adventures/etc… | Make time for family & friends (paternal & spiritual)(local & abroad) as needed. | Turn off the engine, put up the sails, anchor down at rest and cast the net wide (don’t pierce like they did)! Let Him do the rest! | etc.

SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + ART/MUSIC/ETC. | (AUGUST) MONTH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY/THE MOST PURE HEART OF MARY - Sister Lucia, OCD with the Immaculate Heart Statue; (Blessed Be God - Months of the Year pg. 268-291) | ALTERNATES: NLM; DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE) + Dominica Journal (Novice work); etc. | PHOTO ABOVE: Tu vocaberis… You will be called…, TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita’s Collection. | More? Please sc(roll)/pedal/paddle/slide, etc. your way on down the TLM Mt. as needed... and be careful how quickly you go!

THANKS BE TO GOD! GRACIAS A DIOS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!


LISTEN | SILENCE


ABBEY OF BARROUX | BENEDICTA: MARIAN CHANT FROM NORCIA | CANONS REGULAR OF THE NEW JERUSALEM (SERMONS & CONFERENCES)DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE) + 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 | A Resource for Polyphonic Sacred Music in the Vernacular (NLM) | 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

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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!) who can sing, chant and read well 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.

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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!

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In the Fall 2017-18 school year, St. Rita Homeschool Group (SRHG) began to read the Divine Office/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!).  

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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!

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 LaityThe 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.



MAMA MARY + JOHN + Magdalene

(Spiritual Selects)


  • 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).

  • Note: Please check all Federal Holidays/Closings/Local announcements/events/news/etc. in the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin | +Parish Groups | vestibules.


LAZARUS + Martha + Magdalene

(Challenge of the Hosts: Food & Beverage Selects)


BEVERAGE/APPETIZER/MEAL to serve at your next Parish/School/Family & Friends Meeting/Holy Happy Hour/Solemnity/Feast Day/Professions-Vows/Weddings/Birthday Party/Anniversary; etc.

BE RESPONSIBLE: Drink in moderation and of age 21+ (Have a Police Officer present at events to card/Ask your Knights of Columbus). Be sure to have an updated U.S.A ABC license when serving in Private/Public spaces! Don’t assume…check your City’s regulations yearly… they will change if rules are broken!

AND THE CHEESE? (CISTERCIANS) | BIRRA NURSIA - (BENEDICTINE) | BOOKS, BEER & FOOD -(BENEDICTINE) | CATHOLIC CUISINE | CHIMAY (TRAPPISTS)| DRINKING WITH THE SAINTSFISH 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.

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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!


TLM HAPPENINGS


Office of Catechetics and Sacred Liturgy - Arlington Diocese  | EF Masses in the Arlington Dioceses (Not all Parishes are listed, please check parish websites for updates)DC Latin Mass | Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic ChurchVocations  | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | FSSP | New Liturgical Movement | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC

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Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC): IIn case CCC changes are being made Online, please keep watch and reference your PRINT BOOKS if you have questions! Ex. CCC 1577: “Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination."66 The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry.67 The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ's return. The Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.68” (be sure to read the Diaconate (Gentlemen/Men) sections as well)… this should never change because HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) does not change. | How to prevent it? Do not support girls/ladies/women altar servers or receive from women eucharistic ministers. Priests (Gentleman/Men) should never have to serve alone, unless they have to. Be content and suffer longer Masses and communion lines. Ask the boys (includes their parents/guardians), gentlemen and men in your Parish/Chapel/etc. to step forward and assist (help). If you are in an Abbey/Monastery of women, ask your local “Brother” Abbey/Monastery (Abbot/Dom/Prior (Priests)) or local Diocesan Priests for sacramental assistance. Not enough boys, gentlemen, men to go around and assist? Still having a tough time trusting your local clergy/religious/laity? Be patient and humble like Mary and Joseph. Those who are faithful to HIM (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) would never ask you to sin. Not everyone will agree. HE (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) will send help. Continue to Pray For Vocations!

Adoremus | America Magazine (Jesuit) | Breviary | Catholic Faith Journeys (Year Round) | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | Catholic Art Guild | Catholic News AgencyCode 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 |  Fraternity Publications | Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri (FSSP) | Institute of Catholic Culture (Byzantine Rite Liturgy (Mass) + Latin/Roman Liturgy (Mass) | Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Newsletter) |  ipieta(N.O/TLM) |  Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional)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 TheologicaSancta Missa | Square Note (Gregorian Chant) | Studio Adeodatus (Canons Regulars of the New Jerusalem) |  The Arlington Catholic Herald | The Chapel VeilThe 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


CLERGY & STAFF |

Pastor, Rev. Daniel N. Gee | Parochial Vicar, Rev. Vincent P. Bork | PARISH DIRECTORY | TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita: stritatlmvocations@gmail.com 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. 

SACRED MUSIC

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), navillusdf@aol.com

JOIN OUR PARISH VOLUNTEER | Check Vestibules and Parish Weekly Bulletin for all St. Rita Parish Groups (+Parish Groups) | VIRTUS


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!

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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 mysteriously long/short road to Redemption! 


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THANKS BE TO GOD! GRACIAS A DIOS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!