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

(Tridentine + Usus Antiquior = TLM (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,  “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s (God, the Father) good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Go your way... I (Jesus, God the Son) am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Nothing shall be impossible with God (God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit). His (Jesus, God the Son) parents (Mary and Joseph) knew it not. And everyone that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold and shall possess life everlasting. Jesus said to them, 'The charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved... I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou has hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.’ Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Behold your reward is great in heaven. Be not afraid of them. Fear Him. Blessed are you… Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. He who endures to the end will be saved. Fear not, Mary… He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High. He shall rise again. Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God (The Father), believe also in me (God the Son, Jesus). The Paraclete (Counselor), the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name (God the Son, Jesus), He (God the Holy Ghost) will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I (God the Son, Jesus) have said to you. Well done. Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour. Pray attentively and you will soon straighten out your thoughts… God alone knows what is good… whatever you see your soul to desire according to God, do that thing, and you shall keep your heart safe. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want… Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Endeavor so to act as you would wish to have acted when you stand before your Judge. This is the rule of the Saints, and the only safe rule for all. You also must be ready. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth—that you also may believe. 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 10, 12; MATTHEW 11; LUKE 1, 2; MATTHEW 19, 24, 11, 18; LUKE 6, 12; MATTHEW 24; LUKE 1; MATHEW 20; JOHN 14; MATTHEW 25; The Wisdom of the Desert: Classical Collection from the Verba Seniorum, Thomas Merton; PSALM 23; Lives of the Saints For Every Day In the Year, Fr. Alban Butler; LUKE 12; JOHN 19; 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   Per Dóminum nostrum et Maríæ + Pax,  TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita  P.S.  If you still can not hear the bells, listen to the Monks & Nuns at  MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO IN MONTE + BENEDICTINE NUNS OF NORCIA (ST. ANTHONY)  before you pray. | Clergy, Religious, Laity:  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, lectors or receive from women eucharistic ministers (Attend Traditional Latin Masses… it is done there. So it is very possible). 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,

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s (God, the Father) good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Go your way... I (Jesus, God the Son) am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Nothing shall be impossible with God (God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit). His (Jesus, God the Son) parents (Mary and Joseph) knew it not. And everyone that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold and shall possess life everlasting. Jesus said to them, 'The charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved... I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou has hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.’ Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Behold your reward is great in heaven. Be not afraid of them. Fear Him. Blessed are you… Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. He who endures to the end will be saved. Fear not, Mary… He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High. He shall rise again. Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God (The Father), believe also in me (God the Son, Jesus). The Paraclete (Counselor), the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name (God the Son, Jesus), He (God the Holy Ghost) will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I (God the Son, Jesus) have said to you. Well done. Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour. Pray attentively and you will soon straighten out your thoughts… God alone knows what is good… whatever you see your soul to desire according to God, do that thing, and you shall keep your heart safe. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want… Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Endeavor so to act as you would wish to have acted when you stand before your Judge. This is the rule of the Saints, and the only safe rule for all. You also must be ready. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth—that you also may believe. 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 10, 12; MATTHEW 11; LUKE 1, 2; MATTHEW 19, 24, 11, 18; LUKE 6, 12; MATTHEW 24; LUKE 1; MATHEW 20; JOHN 14; MATTHEW 25; The Wisdom of the Desert: Classical Collection from the Verba Seniorum, Thomas Merton; PSALM 23; Lives of the Saints For Every Day In the Year, Fr. Alban Butler; LUKE 12; JOHN 19; 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

Per Dóminum nostrum et Maríæ + Pax,

TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita

P.S.

If you still can not hear the bells, listen to the Monks & Nuns at MONASTERO DI SAN BENEDETTO IN MONTE + BENEDICTINE NUNS OF NORCIA (ST. ANTHONY) before you pray. | Clergy, Religious, Laity: 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, lectors or receive from women eucharistic ministers (Attend Traditional Latin Masses… it is done there. So it is very possible). 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

    • Solemnities as Coordinators, volunteers and employees are available

  • 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 / Public School Sacred Daily Liturgy (Mass). Please attend with St. Rita School or a Sacred Daily Liturgy (Mass) of your choice.

      • Wednesday Adoration | If you are able to spend thirty (30) minutes or an hour with our Lord in Adoration, please contact Klarissa at kblank.strita@gmail.com or 703-836-1640. Thank you!

        • St. Rita School begins Wednesday Adoration, please contact the school for start time | St. Rita Homeschool Holy Hour 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Please check school group link for details.

    • 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 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM + 6:30 PM - 7:30 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)

      • 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

  • PARISH PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY: 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


OCTOBER - MONTH OF THE QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Epistle Ephesians 4:23-28 - The Old Life and the New

+Gospel Matthew 22:1-14 - The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT: Matthew 22:11

NOVEMBER - MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY


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 |   NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Epistle Ephesians 4:23-28 - The Old Life and the New +Gospel Matthew 22:1-14 - The Parable of the Wedding Banquet  ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT:   Matthew 22:11    THE FEAST OF THE KINGSHIP OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST/THE LAST SUNDAY OF OCTOBER -  Epistle Colossians 1:12-20 - Paul Thanks God for the Colossians +Gospel John 18:33-37 - Jesus Before Pilate  ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT:   Habet in vestiménto…      (OCT.:  Solem./Feasts/Mem.)  Happy Votive Masses… continue to stay busy in doing His work and try to keep up as best as you can! The liturgical/cycle year is almost done. For those of us who have to stay behind give thanks to the Holy Trinity, the Holy Family and your Saints (share them if you wish/not) and start preparing for the New Liturgical/Cycle year (listen carefully for those fireworks). For most who move ahead… your next stop is purgatory (short stop hopefully… not an awful place to be), if not straight to heaven (usually innocent babies). Sadly, for some their road ends in hell. Hopefully everyone’s aim is purgatory & heaven (home)! Only God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit… can decide where your road ends and begins again! Be grateful that you have His work to do… or else you’ll hear those pesky demons tapping on your window or at your door!   (OCT. Novenas)  | There are still many… Sept. Novenas roll over to Oct. and Oct. rolls over to Nov. and so forth. These are just a select few. Make adjustments as needed if it will be a Votive Mass instead!) | Novena in Honor of  St. Raphael the Archangel  began Oct. 15 | Novena in Honor of  Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019  &  St. Isidore the Farmer (USA Only)  began Oct. 16 | Novena in Honor of the  FEAST OF THE KINGSHIP OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST  (Last Sunday in October) began Oct. 18 | Novena in Honor of  ALL SAINTS/SAINTS’ DAY  begins Oct. 23 (HDO -All Hallow’s Eve/Vigil Oct. 31 + Nov. 1) | Novena in Honor of  ALL SOULS/SOULS’ DAY  (the  Holy Souls in Purgatory)  begins Oct. 24 | etc. ( Note: Oct. will be the last of the Novenas on this Mt., but it may continue elsewhere in the world.)      THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS  - Epistle Revelation (Apocalypses) 7:2-12 - The 144,000 of Israel Sealed; The Multitude from Every Nation +Gospel Matthew 5:1-12 - The Beatitudes  ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT - SECOND VESPERS:  Revelation (Apocalypses)  7:9;14:4  |  ALL SOULS’ DAY  - FIRST MASS - Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 - The Resurrection Body +Gospel John 5:25-29 - The Authority of the Son | SECOND MASS - Epistle II Maccabees 12:43-46 - Prayer For Those Killed in Battle +Gospel John 6:37-40 - The Bread From Heaven | THIRD MASS - Epistle Revelation (Apocalypses) 14:13 - The Messages of the Three Angels +Gospel John 6:51-55 - The Bread From Heaven   TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST  - Epistle Ephesians 6:10-17 - The Whole Armor of God +Gospel Matthew 18:23-35 - The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant  ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT  Matthew 18:32 |  TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST  - Epistle Philippians 1:6-11 - Paul’s Prayer for the Philippians +Gospel Matthew 22:15-21 - The Question about Paying Taxes  ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT  Matthew 22:21 |  TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST  - Epistle Philippians 3:17-21; 4:1-3 - Pressing toward the Goal +Gospel Matthew 9:18-26 - A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed  ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT  Matthew 9:22 |  TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST/LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST  - Epistle - Colossians 1:9-14 - Paul Thanks God for the Colossians +Gospel Matthew 24:13-25 - Persecutions Foretold; The Desolating Sacrilege  ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT  Matthew 24:34-35  (NOV..:  Solem./Feasts/Mem.) |  A few more slooooow weeks to go! Don’t be in such a rush… there is plenty of time to catch up with God (The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!), Mary, Joseph, the Arch-Guardian Angels and all your Patron Saints! Just focus on what is in front of you… everything else will fall into place as HE intended! | Again.. there are many Solemn/Feasts/Mem./Ferias these are just a few (celebrate them all if you are able!)…  ALL SAINTS/SAINTS’ DAY -  Nov. 01 HDO +  ALL SOULS/SOULS’ DAY  - Nov. 02 (Remember your Clergy/Religious/Laity days for  All Saints & Souls  throughout the entire month…includes Anniversaries/Birthdays, etc. ) |  Remember to set your clocks back one (1) hour on November 03, 2019!  |  Dedication of the Basilica of Our Savior  - Nov. 09 |  Our Lady of Guadalupe  Nov. 16 (New Orleans, LA USA Only. Dec. 12 USA Only) &  Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal  Nov. 27. | St. Andrew - Nov. 30   NOTE: Whatever you do in the next few months in the Liturgical/Cycle year, please begin and end each day with In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sanctí. Amen./In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Include Mary, Joseph, all your Arch+Guardian Angels and Patron Saints. For those who are praying the Divine Office…remember when your Summer & Winter begins and ends! Sundays are friends and family days (please be mindful of friends and family who observe the monastic fast which began on Sept. 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross until Feb. 26, Ash Wednesday when another fast is added). Relax as you are able… some of us do have to pray/work/study!      PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. |   St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin  + St. Rita Parish TLM +  +Parish Groups  Emails + Social Media | Vestibules | Word-of-mouth | etc. |  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  +  Liturgical Arts Journal  |  Institute of Catholic Culture  |  The Thomistic Institute  ( Calendar of Events 2019  );  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)  +  Dominica Journal  (Novice work unless otherwise noted) |  CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS  /  CATHOLIC CUISINE  | etc.   SACRED SCRIPTURE SOURCES & PRAYERS |   The 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal, Angelus Press  /  Blessed Be God  /  Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional)  /  Missal of Blessed John XXIII  |  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) +  Pocket Guide for the Recitation of the Divine Office According to the 1962 edition of the  Breviarium Romanum     |  USCCB DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS  - LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) |  Magnificat  (N.O.) /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM) ) |  2minutes2virtue (N.O.)  (Arlington Diocese Priests) | etc.   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! | ALTERNATES:  NLM  +  LAJ ;  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST)  +  Dominica Journal (OPEAST)  (Novice work unless otherwise noted); 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 |

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Epistle Ephesians 4:23-28 - The Old Life and the New +Gospel Matthew 22:1-14 - The Parable of the Wedding Banquet ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT: Matthew 22:11

THE FEAST OF THE KINGSHIP OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST/THE LAST SUNDAY OF OCTOBER - Epistle Colossians 1:12-20 - Paul Thanks God for the Colossians +Gospel John 18:33-37 - Jesus Before Pilate ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT: Habet in vestiménto…

(OCT.: Solem./Feasts/Mem.) Happy Votive Masses… continue to stay busy in doing His work and try to keep up as best as you can! The liturgical/cycle year is almost done. For those of us who have to stay behind give thanks to the Holy Trinity, the Holy Family and your Saints (share them if you wish/not) and start preparing for the New Liturgical/Cycle year (listen carefully for those fireworks). For most who move ahead… your next stop is purgatory (short stop hopefully… not an awful place to be), if not straight to heaven (usually innocent babies). Sadly, for some their road ends in hell. Hopefully everyone’s aim is purgatory & heaven (home)! Only God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit… can decide where your road ends and begins again! Be grateful that you have His work to do… or else you’ll hear those pesky demons tapping on your window or at your door!

(OCT. Novenas) | There are still many… Sept. Novenas roll over to Oct. and Oct. rolls over to Nov. and so forth. These are just a select few. Make adjustments as needed if it will be a Votive Mass instead!) | Novena in Honor of St. Raphael the Archangel began Oct. 15 | Novena in Honor of Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019 & St. Isidore the Farmer (USA Only) began Oct. 16 | Novena in Honor of the FEAST OF THE KINGSHIP OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Last Sunday in October) began Oct. 18 | Novena in Honor of ALL SAINTS/SAINTS’ DAY begins Oct. 23 (HDO -All Hallow’s Eve/Vigil Oct. 31 + Nov. 1) | Novena in Honor of ALL SOULS/SOULS’ DAY (the Holy Souls in Purgatory) begins Oct. 24 | etc. (Note: Oct. will be the last of the Novenas on this Mt., but it may continue elsewhere in the world.)

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS - Epistle Revelation (Apocalypses) 7:2-12 - The 144,000 of Israel Sealed; The Multitude from Every Nation +Gospel Matthew 5:1-12 - The Beatitudes ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT - SECOND VESPERS: Revelation (Apocalypses) 7:9;14:4 | ALL SOULS’ DAY - FIRST MASS - Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 - The Resurrection Body +Gospel John 5:25-29 - The Authority of the Son | SECOND MASS - Epistle II Maccabees 12:43-46 - Prayer For Those Killed in Battle +Gospel John 6:37-40 - The Bread From Heaven | THIRD MASS - Epistle Revelation (Apocalypses) 14:13 - The Messages of the Three Angels +Gospel John 6:51-55 - The Bread From Heaven

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Epistle Ephesians 6:10-17 - The Whole Armor of God +Gospel Matthew 18:23-35 - The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT Matthew 18:32 | TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Epistle Philippians 1:6-11 - Paul’s Prayer for the Philippians +Gospel Matthew 22:15-21 - The Question about Paying Taxes ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT Matthew 22:21 | TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Epistle Philippians 3:17-21; 4:1-3 - Pressing toward the Goal +Gospel Matthew 9:18-26 - A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT Matthew 9:22 | TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST/LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Epistle - Colossians 1:9-14 - Paul Thanks God for the Colossians +Gospel Matthew 24:13-25 - Persecutions Foretold; The Desolating Sacrilege ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT Matthew 24:34-35

(NOV..: Solem./Feasts/Mem.) | A few more slooooow weeks to go! Don’t be in such a rush… there is plenty of time to catch up with God (The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!), Mary, Joseph, the Arch-Guardian Angels and all your Patron Saints! Just focus on what is in front of you… everything else will fall into place as HE intended! | Again.. there are many Solemn/Feasts/Mem./Ferias these are just a few (celebrate them all if you are able!)… ALL SAINTS/SAINTS’ DAY - Nov. 01 HDO + ALL SOULS/SOULS’ DAY - Nov. 02 (Remember your Clergy/Religious/Laity days for All Saints & Souls throughout the entire month…includes Anniversaries/Birthdays, etc. ) | Remember to set your clocks back one (1) hour on November 03, 2019! | Dedication of the Basilica of Our Savior - Nov. 09 | Our Lady of Guadalupe Nov. 16 (New Orleans, LA USA Only. Dec. 12 USA Only) & Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 27. | St. Andrew - Nov. 30

NOTE: Whatever you do in the next few months in the Liturgical/Cycle year, please begin and end each day with In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sanctí. Amen./In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Include Mary, Joseph, all your Arch+Guardian Angels and Patron Saints. For those who are praying the Divine Office…remember when your Summer & Winter begins and ends! Sundays are friends and family days (please be mindful of friends and family who observe the monastic fast which began on Sept. 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross until Feb. 26, Ash Wednesday when another fast is added). Relax as you are able… some of us do have to pray/work/study!

PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin + St. Rita Parish TLM + +Parish Groups Emails + Social Media | Vestibules | Word-of-mouth | etc. | 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 + Liturgical Arts Journal | Institute of Catholic Culture | The Thomistic Institute (Calendar of Events 2019 ); DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE) + Dominica Journal (Novice work unless otherwise noted) | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS / CATHOLIC CUISINE | etc.

SACRED SCRIPTURE SOURCES & PRAYERS | The 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal, Angelus Press / Blessed Be God / Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) / Missal of Blessed John XXIII | 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) + Pocket Guide for the Recitation of the Divine Office According to the 1962 edition of the Breviarium Romanum | USCCB DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS - LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) | Magnificat (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM)) | 2minutes2virtue (N.O.) (Arlington Diocese Priests) | etc.

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! | ALTERNATES: NLM + LAJ; DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST) + Dominica Journal (OPEAST) (Novice work unless otherwise noted); 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    OCTOBER - MONTH OF THE QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY |  Remember all the Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials/Canonizations+Beatifications/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 it’s time to begin preparing for autumn/winter or spring/summer (depending on your geographical location). For those who are praying the Divine Office…remember when your Summer & Winter begins and ends! Be grateful for all of the fruit this year and the harvesters who continue to quietly help as needed. | If you are extending your vacation/holiday/stay-cation/retreat/pilgrimage/etc… see you when we see you in the valley of tears… or heaven!   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.    + FORTY (40) DAYS FOR LIFE  | VIRGINIA - SEPT. 25-NOV. 3 2019 |  Prayer Intentions for each day for forty (40) days  - Include in your intentions the Clergy/Religious/Laity who consider themselves Catholic/Christian… but support Pro-Abortion. Pray that if it is God’s will… they will renounce their ways and come back to the Church. | 100% Pro-Life + 100% No Contraception + 100% No Permanent Sterilization (vasectomies and tubal ligations) + 100% Chastity/Abstinence/Celibacy (clergy, religious, laity: single, widowed and married couples (man & woman) who can no longer provide a safe and healthy spiritual and physical environment to another child). Adoption is an option for rape victims and infertile married (man & woman) couples. It is that simple! Remember… simple is not easy! Please keep up-to-date with Canon Law & CCC if any of the above changes. Stay alert. Keep watch!  Locations in Arlington and Richmond Diocese:  Alexandria  |  Charlottesville  |  Falls Church  |  Fredericksburg  |  Newport News  |  Richmond  |  Roanoke  |  Virginia Beach  | Please check locations for your local diocese/state/country |  MARCH FOR LIFE 2020 : January 24, 2020 | 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)  |  +Parish Groups   + Msgr. Rossi Takes Leave of Absence From Catholic University of America Board  (NCR) +  Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi  (CNA)  + Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession  +  Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court  (NCROnline) | Please pray for everyone in Australia!  +Synod for the Amazon October 6-27, 2019 |  Synod For the Amazon: Up-to-date Feature Series  (NCROnline) +   Cardinal Sarah’s Cri de Coeur: The Catholic Church Has Lost Its Sense of the Sacred   (NCRegister) +   Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider: Criticism of Errors is Fidelity to the Pope   (NCRegister) +   Will Radical Environmentalism Infect the Amazon Synod?   (NCRegister), etc. |  Special Assembly for the Panamazzonica Region (6-27 October 2019) - List of Participants, 21.09.2019  (Vatican) | Please PRAY for everyone. May their intentions be God’s Will!  + Blessed Karl of Austria: Emperor and King (All USA & Abroad events)  | + Pontifical Mass for Blessed Karl in Gainesville, Virginia , Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM 9:00 PM | Holy Trinity Church 8213 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, Virginia.  RSVP By Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 . For those who can assist with preparation please contact:  BlessedKarl1917@gmail.com  | + Solemn High Mass for Blessed Karl in Washington, D.C.  Monday, October 21, 2019, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM, Saint Mary Mother of God, 727 5th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20001 | + Bishop Schneider Lecture in Arlington, VA :  True Reign and True Peace is Only in Christ . Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM, Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 North Glebe RoadArlington, VA, 22207United States |  TICKETS LIMITED + BUSINESS ATTIRE REQUIRED  | + Book Announcement:  Christus Vincit  by Bishop Athanasius Schneider  (NLM) +   Christus Vincit : Bishop Schneider’s Powerful and Luminous New Book — And Its Presentation in Rome  (RORATE CÆLI)  + Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019   +If you have graduated or a practicing/fallen away Catholic and would like to continue your Catholic Education, classes through  Institute of Catholic Culture (ICC)  are highly recommended! |  Curriculum Schedule  (Live & online); (Byzantine Liturgy (Mass) + Latin/Roman Liturgy (Mass)); etc. |  New Outreach Project from the Eastern Catholic Church  (NLM) - New Website:   Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education    +Refreshing your spiritual library (home/parish/school/office/etc.?) |  FSSP PUBLICATIONS ’ new and improved site is highly recommended for non-watered down selections! | For the friends and families who live on-the road/metro consider audiobook listeners:   St. Clare’s Audio   selections | Be sure to check and support your local catholic/christian stores /parish/abbey/monastery/schools/etc.  +Remember to order your 2020 Calendars (Highly recommend those from Religious Families & Communities check LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy section), Cards, Car Magnets and baby ROSARIES or ONSIES | Baby rosaries via  Chews Life  | Baby vocation ONSIES via  Catholic to the Max - Evangelize Everywhere  (ex.  “I’m still discerning my vocation…” / “Future Benedictine, Dominican, Carmelite, etc. …”  ) or your favorite Diocese/Parish/Religious family+community/School/Parish Group/etc. may already hand make their own. Humbly ask!  +Remember to submit your prayer requests to your St. Rita Parish and/or other Parish of your choice/Abbey/Monastery/etc. for your deceased loved ones for a Novena of Masses for All Souls in the month of November. Living and deceased for the month of December and so forth. Highly recommend Religious Families & Communities in the: LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy sections further down this Mt.! /  St. Rita Vocations   +Volunteer Opportunities  (Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy) :  St. Rita Religious Education  +  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults  |  St. Rita School  |  St. Rita Homeschool  |  +Parish Groups . Announcements are posted as needed in the  St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin /Diocesan/Religious/ +Parish Groups  Emails + Social Media | Vestibules | Word-of-mouth | etc.  +Craving silence? Look no further than the LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy sections further down this Mt.! | +Chosen to be Mama Mary (this includes Jesus and Joseph), John (this includes all Jesus’ disciples… Peter, Paul, etc.) + Lazarus, Martha & Magdalene this year? See what’s new/continuous in the two(2)  Mama Mary+John+Lazarus+Martha+Magdalene  sections further down this Mt.!     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, orchards, parks, trails, forests, seashores, etc. | Build those autumn fire pits | Listen to a talk | Listen and watch LIVE: Plays/Musicals/Concerts/Sports/etc. | Attend festivals/parades/receptions/etc. | Dine in/out. | Prep for school/fall festivals/picnics/adventures/etc… | Make time for family & friends (paternal & spiritual)(local & abroad) as needed. | Start writing those thank you/congratulation/recommendation/sympathy/apology/just because… cards/letters (please be mindful of Clergy/Religious/Laity house rules.) | etc.     SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + ART/MUSIC/ETC. | OCTOBER - MONTH OF THE QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY - Painting & Artist Unknown (what is known is that the painting may have been completed before the  Luminous Mysteries  were introduced) |  (OCTOBER) ASK THE TEACHER: Topic - Praying the Marian Psalter:   The Madonna Presenting Saint Dominic with the Rosary with St. Thomas Aquinas Kneeling  , Abraham Van Diepenbeeck |   Madonna with the Rosary     |  Woman in Prayer , Artist Unknown |   Madonna of the Rosary, with Dominic and other Saints  , Gulielmo Caccia |     The Battle of Lepanto   , Paolo Veronese  |  Mary of Burgandy (Book of the Hours)  | Alternates:   St. Dominic de Guzmán Receiving the Rosary  , Federico Barocci | PHOTO ABOVE + MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE + TLM VOCATIONS SECTION: Tu vocaberis… You will be called + Mt., 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

OCTOBER - MONTH OF THE QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY | Remember all the Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials/Canonizations+Beatifications/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 it’s time to begin preparing for autumn/winter or spring/summer (depending on your geographical location). For those who are praying the Divine Office…remember when your Summer & Winter begins and ends! Be grateful for all of the fruit this year and the harvesters who continue to quietly help as needed. | If you are extending your vacation/holiday/stay-cation/retreat/pilgrimage/etc… see you when we see you in the valley of tears… or heaven!

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.

+FORTY (40) DAYS FOR LIFE | VIRGINIA - SEPT. 25-NOV. 3 2019 | Prayer Intentions for each day for forty (40) days - Include in your intentions the Clergy/Religious/Laity who consider themselves Catholic/Christian… but support Pro-Abortion. Pray that if it is God’s will… they will renounce their ways and come back to the Church. | 100% Pro-Life + 100% No Contraception + 100% No Permanent Sterilization (vasectomies and tubal ligations) + 100% Chastity/Abstinence/Celibacy (clergy, religious, laity: single, widowed and married couples (man & woman) who can no longer provide a safe and healthy spiritual and physical environment to another child). Adoption is an option for rape victims and infertile married (man & woman) couples. It is that simple! Remember… simple is not easy! Please keep up-to-date with Canon Law & CCC if any of the above changes. Stay alert. Keep watch!

Locations in Arlington and Richmond Diocese: Alexandria | Charlottesville | Falls Church | Fredericksburg | Newport News | Richmond | Roanoke | Virginia Beach | Please check locations for your local diocese/state/country | MARCH FOR LIFE 2020: January 24, 2020 | 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) | +Parish Groups

+Msgr. Rossi Takes Leave of Absence From Catholic University of America Board (NCR) + Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi (CNA)

+Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession + Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court (NCROnline) | Please pray for everyone in Australia!

+Synod for the Amazon October 6-27, 2019 | Synod For the Amazon: Up-to-date Feature Series (NCROnline) + Cardinal Sarah’s Cri de Coeur: The Catholic Church Has Lost Its Sense of the Sacred (NCRegister) + Cardinal Burke, Bishop Schneider: Criticism of Errors is Fidelity to the Pope (NCRegister) + Will Radical Environmentalism Infect the Amazon Synod? (NCRegister), etc. | Special Assembly for the Panamazzonica Region (6-27 October 2019) - List of Participants, 21.09.2019 (Vatican) | Please PRAY for everyone. May their intentions be God’s Will!

+Blessed Karl of Austria: Emperor and King (All USA & Abroad events) | +Pontifical Mass for Blessed Karl in Gainesville, Virginia, Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM 9:00 PM | Holy Trinity Church 8213 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, Virginia. RSVP By Tue., Oct. 15, 2019. For those who can assist with preparation please contact: BlessedKarl1917@gmail.com | +Solemn High Mass for Blessed Karl in Washington, D.C. Monday, October 21, 2019, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM, Saint Mary Mother of God, 727 5th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20001 | +Bishop Schneider Lecture in Arlington, VA: True Reign and True Peace is Only in Christ. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM, Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 North Glebe RoadArlington, VA, 22207United States | TICKETS LIMITED + BUSINESS ATTIRE REQUIRED | +Book Announcement: Christus Vincit by Bishop Athanasius Schneider (NLM) + Christus Vincit: Bishop Schneider’s Powerful and Luminous New Book — And Its Presentation in Rome (RORATE CÆLI)

+Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019

+If you have graduated or a practicing/fallen away Catholic and would like to continue your Catholic Education, classes through Institute of Catholic Culture (ICC) are highly recommended! | Curriculum Schedule (Live & online); (Byzantine Liturgy (Mass) + Latin/Roman Liturgy (Mass)); etc. | New Outreach Project from the Eastern Catholic Church (NLM) - New Website: Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education

+Refreshing your spiritual library (home/parish/school/office/etc.?) | FSSP PUBLICATIONS’ new and improved site is highly recommended for non-watered down selections! | For the friends and families who live on-the road/metro consider audiobook listeners: St. Clare’s Audio selections | Be sure to check and support your local catholic/christian stores /parish/abbey/monastery/schools/etc.

+Remember to order your 2020 Calendars (Highly recommend those from Religious Families & Communities check LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy section), Cards, Car Magnets and baby ROSARIES or ONSIES | Baby rosaries via Chews Life | Baby vocation ONSIES via Catholic to the Max - Evangelize Everywhere (ex. “I’m still discerning my vocation…” / “Future Benedictine, Dominican, Carmelite, etc. …” ) or your favorite Diocese/Parish/Religious family+community/School/Parish Group/etc. may already hand make their own. Humbly ask!

+Remember to submit your prayer requests to your St. Rita Parish and/or other Parish of your choice/Abbey/Monastery/etc. for your deceased loved ones for a Novena of Masses for All Souls in the month of November. Living and deceased for the month of December and so forth. Highly recommend Religious Families & Communities in the: LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy sections further down this Mt.! / St. Rita Vocations

+Volunteer Opportunities (Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy): St. Rita Religious Education + Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults | St. Rita School | St. Rita Homeschool | +Parish Groups. Announcements are posted as needed in the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin/Diocesan/Religious/+Parish Groups Emails + Social Media | Vestibules | Word-of-mouth | etc.

+Craving silence? Look no further than the LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy sections further down this Mt.! | +Chosen to be Mama Mary (this includes Jesus and Joseph), John (this includes all Jesus’ disciples… Peter, Paul, etc.) + Lazarus, Martha & Magdalene this year? See what’s new/continuous in the two(2) Mama Mary+John+Lazarus+Martha+Magdalene sections further down this Mt.!

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, orchards, parks, trails, forests, seashores, etc. | Build those autumn fire pits | Listen to a talk | Listen and watch LIVE: Plays/Musicals/Concerts/Sports/etc. | Attend festivals/parades/receptions/etc. | Dine in/out. | Prep for school/fall festivals/picnics/adventures/etc… | Make time for family & friends (paternal & spiritual)(local & abroad) as needed. | Start writing those thank you/congratulation/recommendation/sympathy/apology/just because… cards/letters (please be mindful of Clergy/Religious/Laity house rules.) | etc.

SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + ART/MUSIC/ETC. | OCTOBER - MONTH OF THE QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY - Painting & Artist Unknown (what is known is that the painting may have been completed before the Luminous Mysteries were introduced) | (OCTOBER) ASK THE TEACHER: Topic - Praying the Marian Psalter: The Madonna Presenting Saint Dominic with the Rosary with St. Thomas Aquinas Kneeling, Abraham Van Diepenbeeck | Madonna with the Rosary | Woman in Prayer, Artist Unknown | Madonna of the Rosary, with Dominic and other Saints, Gulielmo Caccia | The Battle of Lepanto, Paolo Veronese | Mary of Burgandy (Book of the Hours) | Alternates: St. Dominic de Guzmán Receiving the Rosary, Federico Barocci | PHOTO ABOVE + MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE + TLM VOCATIONS SECTION: Tu vocaberis… You will be called + Mt., 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!


ASK THE TEACHER…


ASK THE TEACHER: TOPIC -  Praying the Marian Psalter...     Keep your prayer intentions SIMPLE.  If you have an intention... ask Mary to perfect it by including in front... “Mary, please if it is God’s will (include intention)”.. then pray well. He (the Holy Trinity) and she (Mary, however she appears to you, ex. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Guadalupe, etc.) knows what is best.   Keep your prayers FREE OF EMOTION as much as possible.  Try chanting (simple tone) like praying the Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours. If you are too emotional... just hold your rosary in your hand, sit (walk... for those who can) and listen quietly to someone who is not. It also doesn’t hurt to include the St. Michael and the “Vade retro satana...” prayer (for those who know and believe it… say before/after) to further drive those little demon distractors away!   Keep praying throughout the day.  You do not have to pray the entire rosary in one sitting, you should… but there are days where there will be too many distractions. Stretch out the decades like the Hours (6AM+9AM+12Noon+3PM+6PM+9PM) (note: If you pray Lauds at 6AM... pray only the Angelus (for those who remember… kneel for the entire prayer)/Regina Coeli and the opening prayer of the Holy Rosary afterwards:  Signum Crucis/The Sign of the Cross, Symbolum Apostolórum/Apostle’s Creed, Orátio Domínica/The Lord’s Prayer, Ave María/Hail Mary and Glória Patri/the Glory Be to the Father . Pray the rest after the other hours. The above times can be adjusted to work with your vocation). Do not pray in vain by making it burdensome on yourself and others. Pray only as your vocation allows. If you are interrupted... do not get upset. Sometimes, the interruption may be where the Lord needs your attention at that moment. That is your prayer (experienced clergy, religious, and lay know this very well). Resume the prayer at another time when the interruption goes away or accept that you’ve lost the battle for that moment and then move on. Don’t dwell and get angry. If you give in to your temptation by losing your temper and acting on it… go to confession immediately and ask for His mercy! We are all sinners… it happens. When you find a good confessor, pray for him before and after your confession. He himself should humbly say along these lines…very few do these days… “please pray for me… I too am a sinner” after he has given you temporary absolution (temporary because you will sin again… you’re not in heaven, but in the valley of tears). God Himself will give you true absolution at your judgement.  For those who are in the beginning stages of praying and memorizing the Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours in Latin or other dialect, start by praying the basic prayers which are the prayers in the Marian Psalter (the Holy Rosary... the life of Mary and Jesus). Pray slowly and steadily (you’ll only pray quickly well only after praying slowly and steadily well). The other tricks are by singing, writing (not to be mistaken by typing), doing manual labor slowly, slow leisure activities, eating healthy, getting enough rest, etc.  Consider building/visiting a rosary prayer garden/outdoor stations of the cross at home, school, parish, abbey, monastery, work space, etc. | The Miracle of Life Rosary Garden:  https://www.rosarygarden.org/about/the-rosary-garden/ . Add the prayer to St. Joseph:  To thee, O Blessed Joseph…  /  Latin Version:  Oratio ad Sanctum Iosephum in the month of October (Fisheaters -  https://www.fisheaters.com/prayers.html#14 ) for those who are able.  Note: Th St. Joseph prayer was written by Leo XIII and attached to his encyclical, Quamquam Pluries. It is to be included at the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October. Pope John Paul II also recommended this prayer in his 1989 Apostolic Exhortation, Redemptoris Custos.   Do the Sacred Art for this month help you meditate, pray and contemplate better? Are they a distraction? Do you have a hard time being still while praying the rosary? If so… stop. Sit in front of the blessed sacrament (adoration) instead. Keep your eyes open and then close them (don’t fall asleep). Getting enough rest and exercise will keep you alert. Let Him push out your distractions for you. Go for a quiet walk/hike/bike ride/etc. when you pray (mornings/mid-afternoons are best…late nights only if it’s safe in your neighborhood) (consider the Guadalupe Tin and many other Parish/Diocesan lead vocation selections at  St. Rita Vocations . Perhaps listening to Sacred Music in church, work/rest space, etc. would help you keep Christ center instead. Go further down this Mt. to the LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy section for a few selections.   Further study will clarify… please do so on your own.  |   The Secret of the Rosary  , St. Louis De Montfort |  The Wisdom of the Desert: Classical Collection from the Verba Seniorum, Thomas Merton  |  The Mysteries of the Rosary An Adult Coloring Book ,  Daniel Mitsui +   Latin-english rosary pamphlet   (NLM) |    NLM  +  LAJ ;  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST)  +  Dominica Journal (OPEAST)  (Novice work unless otherwise noted); etc.  Per Dóminum nostrum et Maríæ + Pax,  TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita   SACRED ART |    The Madonna Presenting Saint Dominic with the Rosary with St. Thomas Aquinas Kneeling  , Abraham Van Diepenbeeck |   Madonna with the Rosary     |  Woman in Prayer , Artist Unknown |   Madonna of the Rosary, with Dominic and other Saints  , Gulielmo Caccia |     The Battle of Lepanto   , Paolo Veronese  |  Mary of Burgandy (Book of the Hours)  | Alternates:   St. Dominic de Guzmán Receiving the Rosary  , Federico Barocci;  NLM  +  LAJ ;  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST)  +  Dominica Journal (OPEAST)  (Novice work unless otherwise noted); etc.  P.S.  Need help in just memorizing in general? Ask any Clergy/Religious/Laity (literature(poets+writers)+theatre(actors+poets)/music(musicians)/choir(singers)/visual artists/culinary(chefs+waiters+waitresses)/first responders/etc.) they all may have a few tricks up their sleeves; eat more peanuts while you watch a live game; pray the Memorare more or just pick up the books  St. Augustine’s  Confessions Book X: Chap. 8-25    or    Memorize the Faith And Most Anything Else! Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters  , Kevin Vost, PSYD ( FSSP Bookstore )

ASK THE TEACHER: TOPIC - Praying the Marian Psalter...

Keep your prayer intentions SIMPLE. If you have an intention... ask Mary to perfect it by including in front... “Mary, please if it is God’s will (include intention)”.. then pray well. He (the Holy Trinity) and she (Mary, however she appears to you, ex. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Guadalupe, etc.) knows what is best.

Keep your prayers FREE OF EMOTION as much as possible. Try chanting (simple tone) like praying the Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours. If you are too emotional... just hold your rosary in your hand, sit (walk... for those who can) and listen quietly to someone who is not. It also doesn’t hurt to include the St. Michael and the “Vade retro satana...” prayer (for those who know and believe it… say before/after) to further drive those little demon distractors away!

Keep praying throughout the day. You do not have to pray the entire rosary in one sitting, you should… but there are days where there will be too many distractions. Stretch out the decades like the Hours (6AM+9AM+12Noon+3PM+6PM+9PM) (note: If you pray Lauds at 6AM... pray only the Angelus (for those who remember… kneel for the entire prayer)/Regina Coeli and the opening prayer of the Holy Rosary afterwards: Signum Crucis/The Sign of the Cross, Symbolum Apostolórum/Apostle’s Creed, Orátio Domínica/The Lord’s Prayer, Ave María/Hail Mary and Glória Patri/the Glory Be to the Father. Pray the rest after the other hours. The above times can be adjusted to work with your vocation). Do not pray in vain by making it burdensome on yourself and others. Pray only as your vocation allows. If you are interrupted... do not get upset. Sometimes, the interruption may be where the Lord needs your attention at that moment. That is your prayer (experienced clergy, religious, and lay know this very well). Resume the prayer at another time when the interruption goes away or accept that you’ve lost the battle for that moment and then move on. Don’t dwell and get angry. If you give in to your temptation by losing your temper and acting on it… go to confession immediately and ask for His mercy! We are all sinners… it happens. When you find a good confessor, pray for him before and after your confession. He himself should humbly say along these lines…very few do these days… “please pray for me… I too am a sinner” after he has given you temporary absolution (temporary because you will sin again… you’re not in heaven, but in the valley of tears). God Himself will give you true absolution at your judgement.

For those who are in the beginning stages of praying and memorizing the Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours in Latin or other dialect, start by praying the basic prayers which are the prayers in the Marian Psalter (the Holy Rosary... the life of Mary and Jesus). Pray slowly and steadily (you’ll only pray quickly well only after praying slowly and steadily well). The other tricks are by singing, writing (not to be mistaken by typing), doing manual labor slowly, slow leisure activities, eating healthy, getting enough rest, etc.

Consider building/visiting a rosary prayer garden/outdoor stations of the cross at home, school, parish, abbey, monastery, work space, etc. | The Miracle of Life Rosary Garden: https://www.rosarygarden.org/about/the-rosary-garden/. Add the prayer to St. Joseph: To thee, O Blessed Joseph… / Latin Version: Oratio ad Sanctum Iosephum in the month of October (Fisheaters - https://www.fisheaters.com/prayers.html#14) for those who are able. Note: Th St. Joseph prayer was written by Leo XIII and attached to his encyclical, Quamquam Pluries. It is to be included at the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October. Pope John Paul II also recommended this prayer in his 1989 Apostolic Exhortation, Redemptoris Custos.

Do the Sacred Art for this month help you meditate, pray and contemplate better? Are they a distraction? Do you have a hard time being still while praying the rosary? If so… stop. Sit in front of the blessed sacrament (adoration) instead. Keep your eyes open and then close them (don’t fall asleep). Getting enough rest and exercise will keep you alert. Let Him push out your distractions for you. Go for a quiet walk/hike/bike ride/etc. when you pray (mornings/mid-afternoons are best…late nights only if it’s safe in your neighborhood) (consider the Guadalupe Tin and many other Parish/Diocesan lead vocation selections at St. Rita Vocations. Perhaps listening to Sacred Music in church, work/rest space, etc. would help you keep Christ center instead. Go further down this Mt. to the LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy section for a few selections.

Further study will clarify… please do so on your own. | The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis De Montfort | The Wisdom of the Desert: Classical Collection from the Verba Seniorum, Thomas Merton |The Mysteries of the Rosary An Adult Coloring Book, Daniel Mitsui + Latin-english rosary pamphlet (NLM) | NLM + LAJ; DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST) + Dominica Journal (OPEAST) (Novice work unless otherwise noted); etc.

Per Dóminum nostrum et Maríæ + Pax,

TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita

SACRED ART | The Madonna Presenting Saint Dominic with the Rosary with St. Thomas Aquinas Kneeling, Abraham Van Diepenbeeck | Madonna with the Rosary | Woman in Prayer, Artist Unknown | Madonna of the Rosary, with Dominic and other Saints, Gulielmo Caccia | The Battle of Lepanto, Paolo Veronese | Mary of Burgandy (Book of the Hours) | Alternates: St. Dominic de Guzmán Receiving the Rosary, Federico Barocci; NLM + LAJ; DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST) + Dominica Journal (OPEAST) (Novice work unless otherwise noted); etc.

P.S.

Need help in just memorizing in general? Ask any Clergy/Religious/Laity (literature(poets+writers)+theatre(actors+poets)/music(musicians)/choir(singers)/visual artists/culinary(chefs+waiters+waitresses)/first responders/etc.) they all may have a few tricks up their sleeves; eat more peanuts while you watch a live game; pray the Memorare more or just pick up the books St. Augustine’s Confessions Book X: Chap. 8-25 or Memorize the Faith And Most Anything Else! Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters, Kevin Vost, PSYD (FSSP Bookstore)


THE EASTER CYCLE: MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION - III. Season After Pentecost    NOVEMBER - MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY |  Remember all the Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials/Canonizations+Beatifications/Weddings (Profession + Vows)/Monastic Name Days/Baptisms/Anniversaries/Festivals/Graduations/Birthdays, etc. through the remaining liturgical (cycle) year as you are able! | For those who are praying the Divine Office…remember when your Winter begins and ends and to set your clocks back one (1) hour on November 03, 2019! For the green thumbs in the family it is almost time to rest for those who have not been able to rest… everyone else will continue the work as his/her vocation allows. Continue to be grateful and quietly look forward to the new year(s) ahead! | See you when we see you in the valley of tears… or heaven!   PRAYERS FOR |   Happy prayers for everyone… especially all who have moved ahead towards purgatory and heaven, those 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.    + FORTY (40) DAYS FOR LIFE  | VIRGINIA - SEPT. 25-NOV. 3 2019 |  Prayer Intentions for each day for forty (40) days  - Include in your intentions the Clergy/Religious/Laity who consider themselves Catholic/Christian… but support Pro-Abortion. Pray that if it is God’s will… they will renounce their ways and come back to the Church. | 100% Pro-Life + 100% No Contraception + 100% No Permanent Sterilization (vasectomies and tubal ligations) + 100% Chastity/Abstinence/Celibacy (clergy, religious, laity: single, widowed and married couples (man & woman) who can no longer provide a safe and healthy spiritual and physical environment to another child). Adoption is an option for rape victims and infertile married (man & woman) couples. It is that simple! Remember… simple is not easy! Please keep up-to-date with Canon Law & CCC if any of the above changes. Stay alert. Keep watch!  Locations in Arlington and Richmond Diocese:  Alexandria  |  Charlottesville  |  Falls Church  |  Fredericksburg  |  Newport News  |  Richmond  |  Roanoke  |  Virginia Beach  | Please check locations for your local diocese/state/country |  MARCH FOR LIFE 2020 : January 24, 2020 | 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)  |  +Parish Groups   + Msgr. Rossi Takes Leave of Absence From Catholic University of America Board  (NCR) +  Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi  (CNA)  + Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession  +  Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court  (NCROnline) | Please pray for everyone in Australia!  +If you have graduated or a practicing/fallen away Catholic and would like to continue your Catholic Education, classes through  Institute of Catholic Culture (ICC)  are highly recommended! |  Curriculum Schedule  (Live & online); (Byzantine Liturgy (Mass) + Latin/Roman Liturgy (Mass)); etc. |  New Outreach Project from the Eastern Catholic Church  (NLM) - New Website:   Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education    +Refreshing your spiritual library (home/parish/school/office/etc.?) |  FSSP PUBLICATIONS ’ new and improved site is highly recommended for non-watered down selections! | For the friends and families who live on-the road/metro consider audiobook listeners:   St. Clare’s Audio   selections | Be sure to check and support your local catholic/christian stores /parish/abbey/monastery/schools/etc.  +Volunteer Opportunities  (Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy) :  St. Rita Religious Education  +  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults  |  St. Rita School  |  St. Rita Homeschool  |  +Parish Groups . Announcements are posted as needed in the  St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin /Diocesan/Religious/ +Parish Groups  Emails + Social Media | Vestibules | Word-of-mouth | etc.  +Craving silence? Look no further than the LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy sections further down this Mt.! | +Chosen to be Mama Mary (this includes Jesus and Joseph), John (this includes all Jesus’ disciples… Peter, Paul, etc.) + Lazarus, Martha & Magdalene this year? See what’s new/continuous in the two(2)  Mama Mary+John+Lazarus+Martha+Magdalene  sections further down this Mt.!   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, orchards, parks, trails, forests, seashores, etc. | Build those autumn-winter fire pits | Open your favorite books | Listen to a talk | Listen and watch LIVE: Plays/Musicals/Concerts/Sports/etc. | Attend festivals/parades/receptions/etc. | Dine in/out. | Prep for solemn - simple professions, etc./exams/dissertations/certifications, projects, portfolios, performances, etc… | Make time for family & friends (paternal & spiritual)(local & abroad) as needed. | Continue writing those thank you/congratulation/recommendation/sympathy/apology/just because… cards/letters (please be mindful of Clergy/Religious/Laity house rules.) | etc.     SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + ART/MUSIC/ETC. |  NOVEMBER - MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY:     St. Gregory the Great Releasing A Soul From Purgatory   , Michele Rocca |  (NOVEMBER) ASK THE TEACHER: Topic: ... Details will be posted soon! Thank you for waiting!  | Alternates:  NLM  +  LAJ ;  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST)  +  Dominica Journal (OPEAST)  (Novice work unless otherwise noted), etc. | PHOTO ABOVE + MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE + TLM VOCATIONS SECTION: Tu vocaberis… You will be called + Mt., 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

NOVEMBER - MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY | Remember all the Solemnities/Feasts/Memorials/Canonizations+Beatifications/Weddings (Profession + Vows)/Monastic Name Days/Baptisms/Anniversaries/Festivals/Graduations/Birthdays, etc. through the remaining liturgical (cycle) year as you are able! | For those who are praying the Divine Office…remember when your Winter begins and ends and to set your clocks back one (1) hour on November 03, 2019! For the green thumbs in the family it is almost time to rest for those who have not been able to rest… everyone else will continue the work as his/her vocation allows. Continue to be grateful and quietly look forward to the new year(s) ahead! | See you when we see you in the valley of tears… or heaven!

PRAYERS FOR |

Happy prayers for everyone… especially all who have moved ahead towards purgatory and heaven, those 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.

+FORTY (40) DAYS FOR LIFE | VIRGINIA - SEPT. 25-NOV. 3 2019 | Prayer Intentions for each day for forty (40) days - Include in your intentions the Clergy/Religious/Laity who consider themselves Catholic/Christian… but support Pro-Abortion. Pray that if it is God’s will… they will renounce their ways and come back to the Church. | 100% Pro-Life + 100% No Contraception + 100% No Permanent Sterilization (vasectomies and tubal ligations) + 100% Chastity/Abstinence/Celibacy (clergy, religious, laity: single, widowed and married couples (man & woman) who can no longer provide a safe and healthy spiritual and physical environment to another child). Adoption is an option for rape victims and infertile married (man & woman) couples. It is that simple! Remember… simple is not easy! Please keep up-to-date with Canon Law & CCC if any of the above changes. Stay alert. Keep watch!

Locations in Arlington and Richmond Diocese: Alexandria | Charlottesville | Falls Church | Fredericksburg | Newport News | Richmond | Roanoke | Virginia Beach | Please check locations for your local diocese/state/country | MARCH FOR LIFE 2020: January 24, 2020 | 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) | +Parish Groups

+Msgr. Rossi Takes Leave of Absence From Catholic University of America Board (NCR) + Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi (CNA)

+Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession + Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court (NCROnline) | Please pray for everyone in Australia!

+If you have graduated or a practicing/fallen away Catholic and would like to continue your Catholic Education, classes through Institute of Catholic Culture (ICC) are highly recommended! | Curriculum Schedule (Live & online); (Byzantine Liturgy (Mass) + Latin/Roman Liturgy (Mass)); etc. | New Outreach Project from the Eastern Catholic Church (NLM) - New Website: Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education

+Refreshing your spiritual library (home/parish/school/office/etc.?) | FSSP PUBLICATIONS’ new and improved site is highly recommended for non-watered down selections! | For the friends and families who live on-the road/metro consider audiobook listeners: St. Clare’s Audio selections | Be sure to check and support your local catholic/christian stores /parish/abbey/monastery/schools/etc.

+Volunteer Opportunities (Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy): St. Rita Religious Education + Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults | St. Rita School | St. Rita Homeschool | +Parish Groups. Announcements are posted as needed in the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin/Diocesan/Religious/+Parish Groups Emails + Social Media | Vestibules | Word-of-mouth | etc.

+Craving silence? Look no further than the LISTEN | SILENCE & (D) OFFICE | (L) HOURS happy sections further down this Mt.! | +Chosen to be Mama Mary (this includes Jesus and Joseph), John (this includes all Jesus’ disciples… Peter, Paul, etc.) + Lazarus, Martha & Magdalene this year? See what’s new/continuous in the two(2) Mama Mary+John+Lazarus+Martha+Magdalene sections further down this Mt.!

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, orchards, parks, trails, forests, seashores, etc. | Build those autumn-winter fire pits | Open your favorite books | Listen to a talk | Listen and watch LIVE: Plays/Musicals/Concerts/Sports/etc. | Attend festivals/parades/receptions/etc. | Dine in/out. | Prep for solemn - simple professions, etc./exams/dissertations/certifications, projects, portfolios, performances, etc… | Make time for family & friends (paternal & spiritual)(local & abroad) as needed. | Continue writing those thank you/congratulation/recommendation/sympathy/apology/just because… cards/letters (please be mindful of Clergy/Religious/Laity house rules.) | etc.

SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + ART/MUSIC/ETC. | NOVEMBER - MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY: St. Gregory the Great Releasing A Soul From Purgatory, Michele Rocca | (NOVEMBER) ASK THE TEACHER: Topic: ...Details will be posted soon! Thank you for waiting! | Alternates: NLM + LAJ; DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST) + Dominica Journal (OPEAST) (Novice work unless otherwise noted), etc. | PHOTO ABOVE + MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE + TLM VOCATIONS SECTION: Tu vocaberis… You will be called + Mt., 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!


ALL SAINTS/SAINTS’ DAY/THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS OCT. 31 (VIGIL/ALL HALLOWS EVE) + NOV. 01 (SOLEMNITY & HDO - O.F./N.O. & E.F./TLM ) | ALL SOULS/SOULS’ DAY NOV. 02 (SOLEMNITY for E.F./TLM. Only. Feast for O.F./N.O)    SACRED LITURGY (MASS), SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) & ADORATION |  Please check the  St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin , Vestibules and listen to announcements after Masses the week before for scheduling, the presence of an empty catafalque with full ceremonial candles, black vestments, sacred vessels and linens (on the day or any other day after within the month of November), and monthly activities (ex. praying at Catholic cemeteries and keeping them clean, etc.). All Mass Intentions for your deceased loved ones may be submitted in the basket at the vestibules and will be placed close to the altar/in front of the St. Rita statue. Any changes will be announced, noted in parish group emails/social media, bulletins and vestibules.     E.F./TLM SACRED SCRIPTURE |    THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS  - Epistle Revelation (Apocalypses) 7:2-12 - The 144,000 of Israel Sealed; The Multitude from Every Nation +Gospel Matthew 5:1-12 - The Beatitudes  ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT - SECOND VESPERS:  Revelation (Apocalypses)  7:9;14:4    ALL SOULS’ DAY  - FIRST MASS - Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 - The Resurrection Body +Gospel John 5:25-29 - The Authority of the Son | SECOND MASS - Epistle II Maccabees 12:43-46 - Prayer For Those Killed in Battle +Gospel John 6:37-40 - The Bread From Heaven | THIRD MASS - Epistle Revelation (Apocalypses) 14:13 - The Messages of the Three Angels +Gospel John 6:51-55 - The Bread From Heaven     PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. |   PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. |   St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin  + St. Rita Parish TLM +  +Parish Groups  Emails + Social Media | Vestibules | Word-of-mouth | etc. |  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  +  Liturgical Arts Journal  |  Institute of Catholic Culture  |  The Thomistic Institute  ( Calendar of Events 2019  );  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)  +  Dominica Journal  (Novice work unless otherwise noted) |  CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS  /  CATHOLIC CUISINE  | etc.   SACRED SCRIPTURE SOURCES & PRAYERS |   The 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal, Angelus Press  /  Blessed Be God  /  Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional)  /  Missal of Blessed John XXIII  |  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) +  Pocket Guide for the Recitation of the Divine Office According to the 1962 edition of the  Breviarium Romanum     |  USCCB DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS  - LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) |  Magnificat  (N.O.) /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM) ) |  2minutes2virtue (N.O.)  (Arlington Diocese Priests) | etc.   SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + SACRED ART/MUSIC/ETC. |   Two (2) Last Judgment , Florence & Berlin, Fra Angelico | ALTERNATES:  NLM  +  LAJ ;  DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST)  +  Dominica Journal (OPEAST)  (Novice work unless otherwise noted); 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!

ALL SAINTS/SAINTS’ DAY/THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS OCT. 31 (VIGIL/ALL HALLOWS EVE) + NOV. 01 (SOLEMNITY & HDO - O.F./N.O. & E.F./TLM ) | ALL SOULS/SOULS’ DAY NOV. 02 (SOLEMNITY for E.F./TLM. Only. Feast for O.F./N.O)

SACRED LITURGY (MASS), SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) & ADORATION | Please check the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin, Vestibules and listen to announcements after Masses the week before for scheduling, the presence of an empty catafalque with full ceremonial candles, black vestments, sacred vessels and linens (on the day or any other day after within the month of November), and monthly activities (ex. praying at Catholic cemeteries and keeping them clean, etc.). All Mass Intentions for your deceased loved ones may be submitted in the basket at the vestibules and will be placed close to the altar/in front of the St. Rita statue. Any changes will be announced, noted in parish group emails/social media, bulletins and vestibules.

E.F./TLM SACRED SCRIPTURE |

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS - Epistle Revelation (Apocalypses) 7:2-12 - The 144,000 of Israel Sealed; The Multitude from Every Nation +Gospel Matthew 5:1-12 - The Beatitudes ANTIPHON AT THE MAGNIFICAT - SECOND VESPERS: Revelation (Apocalypses) 7:9;14:4

ALL SOULS’ DAY - FIRST MASS - Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 - The Resurrection Body +Gospel John 5:25-29 - The Authority of the Son | SECOND MASS - Epistle II Maccabees 12:43-46 - Prayer For Those Killed in Battle +Gospel John 6:37-40 - The Bread From Heaven | THIRD MASS - Epistle Revelation (Apocalypses) 14:13 - The Messages of the Three Angels +Gospel John 6:51-55 - The Bread From Heaven

PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin + St. Rita Parish TLM + +Parish Groups Emails + Social Media | Vestibules | Word-of-mouth | etc. | 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 + Liturgical Arts Journal | Institute of Catholic Culture | The Thomistic Institute (Calendar of Events 2019 ); DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE) + Dominica Journal (Novice work unless otherwise noted) | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS / CATHOLIC CUISINE | etc.

SACRED SCRIPTURE SOURCES & PRAYERS | The 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal, Angelus Press / Blessed Be God / Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) / Missal of Blessed John XXIII | 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) + Pocket Guide for the Recitation of the Divine Office According to the 1962 edition of the Breviarium Romanum | USCCB DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS - LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) | Magnificat (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM)) | 2minutes2virtue (N.O.) (Arlington Diocese Priests) | etc.

SACRED LITURGY (MASS) + SACRED ART/MUSIC/ETC. | Two (2) Last Judgment, Florence & Berlin, Fra Angelico | ALTERNATES: NLM + LAJ; DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE)(OPWEST) + Dominica Journal (OPEAST) (Novice work unless otherwise noted); 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 (PRIORY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE BVM)(SERMONS & CONFERENCES)CARMEL OF J+M+J, (FAIRFIELD, PA) | CARMEL OF J+M+J (ELYSBURG, PA) | DOMINICAN LITURGY (TRADITIONAL DOMINICAN RITE) (OPWEST) + DOMINICAN HOUSE OF STUDIES (OPEAST) | HERMITS OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL | MONASTÉRE SAINT-BENOÎT | OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SEMINARY - FSSP | THE ABBEY OF OUR LADY OF EPHESUS (BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES) | SCHOLA SAINTE-CÉCILE | ST. JOSEPH CAPPELLA - Liturgical Year Latin Motets | SILVERSTREAM PRIORY: HOMILIES/TALKS | SOLESMES ABBEY | THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS: THE GREGORIAN CHANT | A Resource for Polyphonic Sacred Music in the Vernacular (NLM) | Square Notes | 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, Greek, 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) | 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 |  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)


  • 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. May the Holy Trinity and Mary continue to guide, comfort and protect them all! Thank you! Well done + Pax. Please check ST. RITA VOCATIONS for save-the-dates ordinations and current/past 2019-20 announcements & highlights.

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).

More vocation announcements/retreats/events/news/Federal Holidays/Closings/Local announcements/etc.: TLM Happenings & SS. Lazarus + Martha + Magdalene (Challenge of the Hosts: Food & Beverage Selects) section | Arlington Diocese Office of Clergy & Vocations | St. Rita Mass & Confession Schedule | St. Rita Vocations | St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin | +Parish Groups Emails + Social Media | Word-of-mouth | Vestibules | etc.


MAMA MARY + 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, emails + social media vestibules 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 ChurchSt. Rita Vocations  | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | FSSP | New Liturgical Movement + Liturgical Arts JournalOratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC

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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, lectors or receive from women eucharistic ministers (Attend Traditional Latin Masses… it is done there. So it is very possible). 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!

What Is the Difference Between a Friar, a Monk and a Priest? |What are the differences between Religious Orders? - Et Vita Consecrata

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest vs. FSSP vs. SSPX vs. Diocesan Priests vs. All other Religious / Missionary communities that form in the future. Note:

  • The clergy/shepherd (men) will be open to offer the MASS in one form or a combination of: the E.F. - TLM (Ad Orientem/Conversi ad Dominum)(all Latin + Greek); O.F. - N.O.(Ad Orientem/Conversi ad Dominum or Versus populum) (some Latin + Greek + Other Dialect); or at least the Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours in all/some Latin + Greek + Other Dialect.

  • The clergy/shepherd (men) will acknowledge & pray for the current Pope whether they agree with his intentions or not or he will not at all acknowledge & pray for the current Pope and his intentions.

    • How do you know? Simply ask your priest(s) or listen to their Mass homilies; announcements; check websites/blogs; listen to their talks; etc. It will be pretty clear as to where your Cathedral/Basilica/Parish/Monastery/Abbey/Chapel/etc. family/community of shepherd(s) stand in supporting the Pope or not. This includes your religious.

    • Pray for God’s (Father+Son+Holy Spirit) Will and may the Pope’s and all our spiritual and paternal Clergy+Religious+Laity’s intentions be God’s (Father+Son+Holy Spirit) Will!

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Adoremus | Aquinas 101: A New Resource From the Thomistic Institute! | Catholic Faith Journeys (Year Round) | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | Catholic Art Guild | Catholic News AgencyCode of Canon Law - (Canon Law Made Easy) | Christian Heritage Art Program (Ages 7-14) | 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) (OPWest) (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) | Missal of Blessed John XXIIIMonastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia): 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) + Pocket Guide for the Recitation of the Divine Office According to the 1962 edition of the Breviarium Romanum | St. Thomas Aquinas Summa TheologicaSancta Missa | Square Note (Gregorian Chant) | Studio Adeodatus (Canons Regulars of the New Jerusalem) | 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

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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! 


NOTE | If you are using any resources on this site, please do kindly include in your prayers Our Pope Francis, Bishop Burbidge, all clergy (men only) 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. THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS!

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