TRADITIONAL + LATIN MASS
(Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite)
Prayers for everyone affected by Hurricane Florence. | Preparing for Hurricane Florence - The City of Alexandria, Virginia | For emergency school closings St. Rita School & Alexandria City Public Schools - St. Rita Catholic School / ACPS Emergency / Mass, Confession, Adoration, etc. - Resumes at the discretion of the Pastor.
TLM SUNDAY & DAILY MASS SCHEDULE |
SOLEMN 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 (Novus Ordo - Ad Orientem)
Latin + English + Greek
LOW MASS-MISSA PRIVATA | Second & Third Sunday 9:30 AM; Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 PM
First Friday 8:00 AM Low Mass is no longer offered at St. Rita
VESPERS (SUNG - English & Latin) | Friday 7:00 PM / 6:30 PM during Lent
No Vespers on Good Friday & Holy Saturday, instead join us for Lauds
LAUDS (SUNG - English & Latin) | Good Friday & Holy Saturday 8:30 AM
Please check WEEKLY BULLETIN | MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE | vestibules for all Masses, Sacrament of Penance and Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, devotions and liturgical events/programs!
PRAY FOR VOCATIONS! | Please continue prayers for those who renew their consecrations daily/monthly/yearly or for the first time during Marian days throughout the Liturgical Year!
If there are other Priestly Ordinations/Religious Vow ceremonies/anniversaries that you know of... please share with others unless your invitation specifically says,"private/by-invitation-only ceremony"! Spread the Word! Be supportive and excited for them, The Holy Spirit, Mother Mary and all the Saints! Bring an umbrella/poncho in case the day is blessed with extra tears of joy!
Congratulations to Mother Abbess Cecilia and Our Lady of Ephesus Abbey (first consecration of a Benedictine Abbess in the Old Rite in American History!). A recording and printed worship aid of The September 09, 2018 Consecration of The Abbey Church of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles and The September 10, 2018 Abbatial Blessing of Mother Cecilia Snell, OSB, Profession of vows and Investiture is available through Conception Abbey.
YES - IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN! | Sign-up for the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28, 2018 - Race for Seminarians - Take Your Mark and Pick your Race & Team!
The Mass and Confession schedule may change 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 or vice versa. Last minute changes may not be reflected on the website or Parish Weekly Bulletin. 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.
Parish Rectory Office Hours: Open M-F 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM | Closed M-F 12:30 PM-1:30 PM & Weekends.
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE:
Please check Parish Weekly Bulletin for any changes on the Mass & Confession schedule below.
7:00 AM, 8:30 AM (School Mass), 6:00 PM (Español), 7:30 PM (Tue. & Thur. TLM - Low/High)
All Holy Days of Obligations/Solemnities that fall on a Sunday, follow the regular Sunday Mass & Confession Schedule
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): 7:00 PM (Weekdays), 8:30 AM Saturdays, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM (Español) Sundays
No Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament (Adoration)
For St. Rita School Mass attendees: if a Holy Day of Obligation/Solemnity falls during a weekday outside of the regular Wednesday, 8:30 AM School Mass, the Mass will be moved accordingly. Changes will be noted in the Parish Weekly Bulletin/School website/E-newsletter/outdoor message board.
DRESS CODE: CCC 1387 -To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament, the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest. More detailed guidance: Adore the Lord in Holy Attire – On Proper Dress for Mass - Msgr. Charles Pope | The Chapel Veil | #AskFrMike: Chapel Veils and the Significance of Dreams - Fr. Mike Schmidt | Mater Dei
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (CONFESSION): Forgive Us Our Trespasses | Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) USCCB | Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - Devotions for Confession and Communion pg. 65-97 | Handbook of Prayers-Spiritual Game Plan pg. 8-10; (Student Edition) pg. 4; Guide for a Good Confession pg. 323-336; (Student Edition) pg. 84-87/ IBREVIARY (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) | Check St. Rita Parish Library and vestibules.
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.
THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS!
THE EASTER CYCLE: Mystery of the Redemption - I. Season of Lent II. Eastertide III. Season After Pentecost | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg. 263-816 | Blessed Be God pg. 617-712 | (Fast & Abstinence - USCCB-USA - Holy Days, fasting fail' by Fr. Kenneth Doyle | Feasts & Fasts Throughout the Year RCDM, 1962 pg. 1-5) | (Family/Friends of FSSP, please check your local FSSP for appropriate Mass scripture/proper readings). No Votive Masses during Lent and Octaves of Easter and Pentecost.
LAUDS + VESPERS + AnTIPHONS
Join St. Rita Catholic Church, our Pastor, Fr. Gee, and Coordinator of the Latin Mass Schola at St. Rita, Mr. David Sullivan, every Friday at 7:00 PM / 6:30 PM during Lent for Vespers (Sung - English & Latin). Sacrament of Penance (Confession) will also be offered starting at 7:00 PM followed by the 7:30 PM Novus Ordo/Ordinary Form (OF) Mass - Ad Orientem. Lauds at St. Rita has been offered on Good Friday and Holy Saturday 8:30 AM. Thank you for your support!
In the Fall 2017-18 school year, St. Rita Homeschool Group (SRHG) began to read Daytime Prayers (English) during the Wednesday Holy Hour approx. between 3:15-3:30 PM. after the recitation of the Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet whenever our Parochial Vicar, Fr. Bork, is available to lead. Please bring your family and join us as you are able! St. Rita School Atrium - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program is available on the same day (first come first serve) for homeschool families who are interested in adding it to their homeschool curriculum. There are two (2) sessions: ages 3 to 9, 1:00—2:30 PM and 3:00—4:30 PM. Please contact Miss Megan Rolla at email@example.com.
Note: SRHG is generally on break from group meetings during the summer approx. between June-Mid-September (Some families do begin homeschooling as early as the first week of August). SRHG will resume this Fall 2018-19 under new leadership and website! Thank you for waiting.
Lauds/Vespers (Morning Prayer/Evening Prayer) - (sung, chanted, or read) open to laity in the DC, MD, VA, WV Communities and beyond. Below are just a few religious houses and parishes in the area that are welcoming of your visit. If open sittings are not noted in a public Horarium (schedule of prayer in religious houses) / bulletin (parishes), be sure to call/email/write ahead to confirm and state your reason for visiting if asked. There are religious houses and parishes that are also welcoming during prime, terce-sext-none (Midday-Daytime prayer), compline, or matins. Please do not be upset if your visit is declined/shortened; if you are asked to keep your voice down or asked to simply listen during prayer. Again, please call/email/write ahead and confirm. PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!
Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Charles Town, WV - Please check Horarium (Latin)
Dominican House of Studies Priory of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. - Please check Horarium
Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. - DC Oratorians (Updates on FB) - Every Sunday at 4:00 PM (Latin) | Interested in the community's monthly Saturday Recollections/Conferences? Ask the Priests/Oratorians!
St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington, DC - Please check Horarium /Liturgy Schedule | Join St. Anselm's Oblate First (1st) Sunday of the Month Mass and Spiritual Conference 10:30 AM
St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church, McLean, VA - Every Sunday at 4:00 PM during Lent and Advent; First (1st) Sunday of the month outside of Lent & Advent (English & Latin).
Consider (Re)Learning the Divine Office / Liturgy of the Hours | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 (RCDM '62) Vespers & Compline on Sundays pg. 89-113 | CCC 1175 - Vespers on Sundays - Priests & Laity | Saints Shall Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office) | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | Ibreviary | Divine Office | Dominican Chant Books - Downloadable (Left Column) Officium Divinum - Angelus Press (Lauds, Vespers, Compline, etc.) | Square Note (Gregorian Chant) | The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Baronius Press | Learn Gregorian Chant - Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary | "Fulfilled is All that David told": Recovering the Christian Psalter | At Virginia Vespers...| How Gregorian Chant Enhances the Mass / Young People Increasingly attracted to Gregorian Chant
BENEDICTA: MARIAN CHANT FROM NORCIA - 32. Antiphon Salve Regina
FEASTS/SOLEMNITIES, SCRIPTURES, PRAYERS, ETC. |
Pope Francis' Monthly Prayer Intention | January - December "Month of the..." (keep going down this mt...)
Walk Humbly Podcast: Bishop Burbidge on the Air!
August, 03 2018 - September 28, 2018
40 Days For Life | September 26 - November 04, 2018
Summorum Pontificum - Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI / Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 2 / IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See / Votive Masses / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library).
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 (Liturgical Calendar 2018 - N.O.) | (Fast & Abstinence - USCCB-USA - Holy Days, fasting fail' by Fr. Kenneth Doyle | Feasts & Fasts Throughout the Year RCDM, 1962 pg. 1-5) | No Votive Masses during Lent and Octaves of Easter and Pentecost - RCDM, 1962 pg. 1544-1596
Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (OF) (Novus Ordo/NO) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See / Parish Weekly Bulletin / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library) |
Daily Roman Missal - Third Edition - Holy days of Obligation pg. xxxiii | All Sundays; The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1; Thursday of the sixth Week of Easter - The Solemnity of the Ascension; The Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Dec. 25. For Sat., Mon. and Transfer explanations, please check pg. xxxiii
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (EF) (Traditional Latin Mass/TLM) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / The Holy See / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library)
Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; Fasts Throughout the Year. Holy days of Obligation pg. 1-5 All Sundays; The Octave Day of the Nativity, Jan. 1; Ascension Day; The Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Feast of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; Christmas Day, Dec. 25
Sacrament of Penance (Confession) | Forgive Us Our Trespasses | Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) USCCB | Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - Devotions for Confession and Communion pg. 65-97 | Handbook of Prayers-Spiritual Game Plan pg. 8-10; (Student Edition) pg. 4; Guide for a Good Confession pg. 323-336; (Student Edition) pg. 84-87/ IBREVIARY (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) | Check St. Rita Parish Library and vestibules.
IMAGE ABOVE | Feasts - Blessed Be God - A Complete Catholic Prayer Book with Epistles and Gospels for every Sunday and Holy day of the Year | Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, OP. S.T.M. & Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P, S.T.M
Blessed Be God - Stations of the Cross pg. 372-392
RCDM '62 - The Way of the Cross pg. 34-51
The Way of the Cross - St. Josemaría Escrivá
For the Sanctification of the Clergy - They Way of the Cross For Priests | Silverstream Priory's Paschal Candle
Months of the Year - Blessed Be God pg. 268-291
JANUARY - Month of The Holy Name of Jesus
FEBRUARY - Month of The Holy Family
MARCH - Month of St. Joseph
APRIL - Month of the Holy Eucharist (Blessed Sacrament)/The Holy Ghost
MAY - Month of The Blessed Virgin Mary
JUNE - Month of The Sacred Heart
JULY - Month of The Precious Blood
AUGUST - Month of The Most Pure Heart of Mary
SEPTEMBER - Month of Our Lady of Sorrows
OCTOBER - Month of The Queen of the Holy Rosary
NOVEMBER - Month of The (Holy) Souls in Purgatory
DECEMBER - Month of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary/The Infant Savior
THE CHALLENGE OF THE HOSTS: BE PREPARED! |
AND THE CHEESE? (CISTERCIANS) | BIRRA NURSIA - (BENEDICTINE) | CATHOLIC CUISINE | CHIMAY (TRAPPISTS)| DRINKING WITH THE SAINTS | FISH EATERS | GRACE BEFORE MEALS | HOMEBREWED EVANGELISM | MAD MONKS COFFEE SHOP (CANONS REGULAR OF THE NEW JERUSALEM) | MYSTIC MONK COFFEE & TEA (CARMELITE) | MONDAYS WITH MARY | TEA & CAKE | THE VATICAN COOKBOOK | TIN CUPS & TINDER | TWELVE MONTHS OF MONASTERY SOUPS, INTERNATIONAL FAVORITES - BR. VICTOR-ANTOINE d'AVILA-LATOURETTE | etc.
For a schedule of the monthly Coffee & Donuts/Brunch after the Sunday Masses, detailed info. of St. Rita Parish Groups (+Parish Groups) and St. Rita School/Parish or Diocesan (All Spiritual/Corporal Works of Mercy /Happenings), please check Parish Weekly Bulletin, St. Rita School calendar, flyers in the vestibules/bulletin boards or listen for announcements after Mass. All are welcome!
SPIRITUAL TRAINING DAYS
ORDINARY FORM (O.F.)(NOVUS ORDO) / EXTRAORDINARY FORM (E.F.)(TLM) : Conferences + Pilgrimages + Recollections/Talks + Retreats + Workshops | PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!
Catholic Faith Journeys (Year Round) | Opus Sanctorum Angelorum (OA) Fall Retreat: Saturday, September 29, 2019 - SS. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (N.O. / The Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas) (TLM) with OA members and Fr. Bork after the 8:00 AM Mass (N.O. - Ad Orientem) in the Parish Center. Potluck meal to follow - please bring a meal to share! For more details, please contact Fr. Bork! - OA 2018 Silent Retreats | Notre Dame Priory (Benedictine - Australia) - USA Fall 2018 Retreats - Spiritual Exercises: Location: Maria Stein Retreat Center, Ohio - (Men) Sunday, September 29 - Friday, October 04, 2018 and (Women) Sunday, October 06 - Friday, October 11, 2018 - Exciting! Australia January/August 2019 Retreats are also open! | 2018 Men’s Silent Retreat - Arlington Diocese - Friday, October 19, 2018 | Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 26-28, 2018 | St. Thérèse Society (Recollection February 2019 - More details closer to the month) | 2019 Women's Conference (Saturday, March 02, 2019) | A Day With Mary - "Come to the Throne of Grace" - Franciscans of the Immaculate | Please check with the Arlington Diocese (Vocations), St. Rita Vocations, Parish Weekly Bulletin or in the SUPPLEMENT & TLM HAPPENINGS section further down this site to continue your search - Thank you! Gracias!
+GUIDANCE FROM CLERGY/RELIGIOUS/ORATORIAN, READINGS, PRAYERS, etc. |
THE CLERGY ROUTE/ROOT:
Salute Spring 2018 (Archdiocese For the Military Services, USA) | 10th anniversary of the issue by Pope Benedict XVI of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum (The Paulus Institute) - Solemn Pontifical Mass (EWTN) - (Transcript) • Archbishop Sample’s Sermon from the National Shrine Solemn Pontifical Mass (CCWATERSHED) - ‘Liturgy of Timelessness’ at the National Shrine in Washington (NCR) - Tradition is for the Young (Part 13) - Archbishop Sample’s Sermon in DC (NLM) | Community in Mission - Creating A Culture of Encounter (Msgr. Charles Pope Blog) | From the Prior's Desk (Monks of Norcia - Benedictine); Vultus Christi (Silverstream Priory - Benedictine); From the Prior (Notre Dame Monastery - Benedictine); Homilies of Father Abbot (Clear Creek - Benedictine); etc. | Sermons (Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - Rule of St. Augustine) | The Thomistic Institute (Dominican - The Rule of St. Augustine) (Note: Dominican Brothers have "student-in-formation" and priest/preacher writers on board!) | Hillbilly Thomists: St. Thomas Aquinas meets bluegrass (Dominican) | The Hillbilly Thomists (CCWATERSHED) | Ascension Presents | 2Minutes2Virtue (N.O.) | For more thoughts/articles from your local pastors, please check parish bulletins, Celebrations of the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal), Arlington Diocese, MassTimes, DC Latin Mass, etc.
THE RELIGIOUS/ORATORIAN ROUTE/ROOT:
Rule of St. Benedict - A Commentary, Delatte, Paul, McCann, Justin (Benedictine) | Saints Shall Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office) | The Fellowship of the Liturgy: Each For All and All For Christ (Benedictine) | The Rule of St. Augustine (EWTN e-Library) | Sermons (Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - Rule of St. Augustine) | The Thomistic Institute (Dominican - The Rule of St. Augustine)(Note: Dominican Brothers have "student-in-formation" and priest/preacher writers on board!) | Hillbilly Thomists: St. Thomas Aquinas meets bluegrass (Dominican) | The Hillbilly Thomists (CCWATERSHED) | The Southern Star: Newsletter from Dominican Sisters of Wanganui (Dominican) | The Confessions of Saint Augustine The Rural Life Prayerbook (S.J.) | Two (2) Types of Marian Consecration (Franciscan) | Ascension Presents | 2Minutes2Virtue (N.O.)
THE FAMILY/SINGLE LIFE/MISC. ROUTE/ROOT:
The Birdwatcher's Guide to Marriage (Catholic Gentleman); Mastering Manhood Through Mary (Catholic Gentleman) | Restoring Courtship in a Hook-up Culture: 'The Dating Project' | Helena Daily; For Her (Aleteia Section) | Art & Travel (Aleteia) | Ascension Presents | 2Minutes2Virtue (N.O.)
Don't forget to check the TLM HAPPENINGS section further down this TLM Mt. webpage or back around to the other side of the Mt. to MASS & CONFESSION | +PARISH GROUPS | VOCATIONS | PARISH WEEKLY BULLETIN!
+SACRED/LITURGICAL ART FOR PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PRAYER/STUDY |
FEATURED IMAGE(S) (ART) ABOVE: IMAGE I St. Rita Catholic Church Sanctuary on Easter(tide). Photo 3/5 Year 2017 Series - TLM & Vocation Editor's Collection (viewable only via St. Rita web :)) | MONTH IMAGE: The Virgin of Sorrows, Shelte Adams Bolswert | SUNDAY IMAGE: The Hermit, or the Distributor of Rosaries, Jean-Baptiste Greuze - www.wga.hu (explanation of image) | ALTERNATE IMAGES/WORKS: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Abbot Gueranger; The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Antioniazzo Romano, Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme - The Basilica of the Holy Cross | MONTH OF SEPTEMBER | The Virgin of Sorrows, Shelte Adams Bolswert
Pontifex University - Masters of Sacred Art & Doctorate of Theology | The Power of Silence: Silence Versus The World's Noise | John Paul II Foundation for Sacred Arts - The Way of Beauty | Letter of His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Artists, April 4, 1999 | Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass | Pope: Mass is for the Eucharist... | A Note About Photography in the Church | So, Catholic coloring books... | "Fulfilled is All that David told": Recovering the Christian Psalter | How Gregorian Chant Enhances the Mass / Young People Increasingly attracted to Gregorian Chant
Perhaps consider donating your used books to a library of your choice: Parish/Community/School/Abbey/Convent/Monastery/Seminary, etc.
Check St. Rita Parish Library, School Library, Community Library, Private/Home Library, vestibules, etc.
Misc.: Ascension Presents | Catholic.Bible (N.O.) | Catholic Cuisine | Catholic Rural Life - Calendar of Blessings | Catholic Sports Club | Decent Films | Formed | Grace Before Meals | JPIIShrine-Events | Our One-Act Plays - Upper Room | 2Minutes2Virtue (N.O.) | Word on Fire | VULGATE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - KNOX BIBLE | Vatican Film List | etc.
Office of Catechetics and Sacred Liturgy - Arlington Diocese | EF Masses in the Arlington Dioceses | DC Latin Mass | Vocations | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | FSSP | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC
Adoremus | America Magazine (Jesuit) | Breviary | Catholic Faith Journeys (Year Round) | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | Catholic Art Guild | Catholic.Bible (N.O.) | Catholic News Agency | Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) | Code of Canon Law - (Canon Law Made Easy) | Community in Mission - Creating A Culture of Encounter (Msgr. Charles Pope Blog)| Corpus Christi Watershed | Dei presidio fultus - Blog (Philippines) | Divinum Officium | Dominican Liturgy (Traditional Dominican Rite) (Dominican) | Dominican Rite - Latin-English Missal - First Edition / Dominican Rite Calendar 2018 (Dominican) | Fish Eaters | Fraternity Publications | Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri (FSSP) | iBreviary(N.O.) | Institute of Catholic Culture | Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Newsletter) | ipieta(N.O/TLM) | JPIIShrine - Events | Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass (Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) | Magnificat (N.O.) | Monks of Norcia - Blog (Benedictine) | Musica Sacra | National Catholic Register | New Advent Bible (Knox Translation) | New Liturgical Movement | Notre Dame Priory Newsletter (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) | Sancta Missa | Square Note (Gregorian Chant) | Studio Adeodatus (Canons Regulars of the New Jerusalem) | The Arlington Catholic Herald | The Chapel Veil | The Holy See | The Latin Mass Magazine | The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy | The Thomistic Institute (Dominican) | Traditional Catholic Books (Free) | Traditional Catholic Books (Catalog) | 2minutes2virtue (N.O.) | Via Sacra (The Newsletter of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius) | Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible | Usus Antiquior | Vultus Christi - Blog (Benedictine) | Word on Fire | etc...
SAINT RITA CLERGY & STAFF
Pastor, Rev. Daniel N. Gee | Parochial Vicar, Rev. Vincent P. Bork | PARISH DIRECTORY | Please contact the Clergy & Staff directly if interested in Altar Serving, Weddings, Funerals/Memorials, Baptisms, First Communions and Confirmations (Must have Bishop clearance in writing if inviting another Bishop outside of the Dioceses - please confirm with your Pastor) in the Extraordinary Form.
Mr. Lawrence Bowie, Director of Music and Organist, 703-836-1640, ext. 29 (Solemn High Mass) | Mr. David Sullivan, Coordinator of St. Rita Latin Mass Schola (High Mass - Sung Mass/Missa Cantata) and Lauds/Vespers, firstname.lastname@example.org | Elizabeth Vail, Sacristan, email@example.com
TLM & VOCATION EDITOR'S NOTE
"Breathe into me Holy Spirit, that all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen." - St. Augustine's poetic prayer to the Holy Spirit.
Never lose faith in our Lord, Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all the Saints after them! Christ did not go through all that suffering for nothing! Please make an honest effort to keep your hearts child-like, clean and pure so He (Holy Spirit) and She (Mary) will stay, remain united and guide you (BELIEVE that it is still possible). That may mean parting from family and friends along the way who will not support Him; continue to pray for them that they too will one day follow. Join the rebuilding/repairing of our Church! Don't just sit and watch. You must open your hearts and be willing to hear HIS VOICE and act on it with absolute JOY & LOVE... as your state of life allows... keep moving forward and up! If you are listening well... His instructions will be clear. Never let your guard down and get lost in the empty promises of this world... It is not worth it! Be ready to LET GO of it when HE ASKS you directly/through Mary, Joseph and all the Saints!
As always, if you've been playing caboose for awhile... you'll be pedaling/running/walking/crawling, etc. upfront soon enough whether you like or not! So keep it steady... stay focused on our Lord and drop in/out as needed! Thank you for trying to keep up as best as you can on this mysterious road to Redemption!
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. THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS!
THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!