TRADITIONAL + LATIN MASS
(Tridentine + Usus Antiquior = TLM (Extra+Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite))
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 |
Catholic Sacraments | Call the Parish Office at (703) 836-1640
Registered St. Rita Catholic parishioners receive priority sacramental assistance from the priests in this parish. If you are away from your home parish (St. Rita Catholic Church) or are not registered and are in need of emergency sacramental assistance, please contact the closest available Arlington Diocesan Priest(s): Find a Mass. Hospitals & Airports should, unfortunately not all, have a list of Catholic Pastors/Chaplains who are assigned to a hospital/airport. If you are not registered, register by completing & submitting a Parish Registration form (formulario de inscripción) today! Active duty military families/individuals, please register at St. Rita / Archdiocese for the Military Diocese.
All victims of sexual/physical abuse - children & adults | Call and report to your local Police Department (911) and Arlington Diocese: The Office of Child Protection and Victim Assistance / local diocese in which the incident occurs(ed).
Parish & School Closings check both St. Rita Catholic School / ACPS Emergency / St. Rita Homeschool or email coordinator (Cancellation of events) / St. Rita Playgroup or email coordinator (Cancellation of events)
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
Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (OF) (Novus Ordo/NO) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See / Parish Weekly Bulletin / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library) |
Daily Roman Missal - Third Edition - Holy days of Obligation pg. xxxiii | All Sundays; The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1; Thursday of the sixth Week of Easter - The Solemnity of the Ascension; The Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Dec. 25. For Sat., Mon. and Transfer explanations, please check pg. xxxiii
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (EF) (Traditional Latin Mass/TLM) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / The Holy See / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library)
Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; Fasts Throughout the Year. Holy days of Obligation pg. 1-5 All Sundays; The Octave Day of the Nativity, Jan. 1; Ascension Day; The Assumption of the BVM, Aug. 15; The Feast of All Saints, Nov. 1; The Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8; Christmas Day, Dec. 25
Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019 | Summorum Pontificum - Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI / Latin-English Booklet Missal: For Praying the Traditional Mass(Misalito Latin-Español Para Rezar La Misa Tradicional) pg. 2 / IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See / Votive Masses / Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler (Available in the Parish Library).
Sacrament of Penance (Confession) | Forgive Us Our Trespasses | Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) USCCB | Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 (RCDM 1962) - Devotions for Confession and Communion pg. 65-97 | Handbook of Prayers-Spiritual Game Plan pg. 8-10; (Student Edition) pg. 4; Guide for a Good Confession pg. 323-336; (Student Edition) pg. 84-87/ IBREVIARY (N.O.) / IPIETA (N.O./TLM)
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 email@example.com or 703-836-1640. Thank you!
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
ASK THE TEACHER…
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.
Upcoming Events at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in NYC (NLM) | First Saturday, Missa Cantatas | November 02, 2019 | December 07, 2019
Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. - DC Oratorians (Updates on FB) - Every Sunday at 3:45 PM (Mass English & Latin + Divine Office - Latin) unless otherwise noted. | Please join The Oratorian Fathers of St. Philip Neri for:
Monthly Saturday Morning of Recollections:
2019 Mornings of Recollection: November 9 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica | More details in the (D) Office | (L) Hours section further down this TLM mt.!
FSSP - St. Peter Pilgrimages (Aug.- Nov.) 2019 & (Feb.-March) 2020 | FSSP Upcoming Events
Notre Dame Priory (Benedictine - Australia) AUSTRALIA 2020 Silent Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola Retreats. Save-the-date USA Oct. 4-6, 2020/TBD:
AUS MEN 2020: NSW - Hartzer Park Retreat Centre, Burradoo, Monday 20th - Saturday 25th January 2020 | Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd August 2020 | VIC - Pallotti College, Millgrove, Tuesday 28th April - Sunday 3rd May 2020.
AUS WOMEN 2020: NSW - Hartzer Park Retreat Centre, Burradoo Monday 27th - Thursday 30th January 2020 | Monday 24th - Saturday 29th August 2020 | VIC - Pallotti College, Millgrove Friday 24th - Monday 27th April 2020
Please continue to pray for the entire Benedictine and their neighboring Monastic Families. | Beautiful gift for the chefs’/cooks’ in your family: Kitchen Rosary | Progress & Reflections: Priory Newsletter | From the Cloister | Current Events
Carmel of JMJ - AUS (Mathoura, NSW) | New Monastery Website
Yea! Unum Necessarium - Autumn Newsletter 2019 from the Monks’ Blog. As always, well done. Worth the wait and read. Also included is the NEW Flate-Rate and Free Shipping now available through Birra Nursia. Order today! | Remember… if you’re the host/hostess… chill it, pour it and pair it well! If you don’t… your guest(s) may have a bitter morning. | Pray and serve sober!
If you’re visiting/staying in County Meath, Ireland, join the monks for the Divine Office (Latin + Greek)/Mass (Horarium). New selections from The Cenacle Press Shop are now available! If you would like prayers for your family and friends (living/deceased), please also consider the Benedictine Eucharistic Guild.
The French visit the English August 2019 on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - Annual Pilgrimage of Schola Sainte-Cécile with Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. celebrating a Sung Mass in the Dominican Rite: Dominican Mass and Eucharistic Process in London (NLM)
Season 2 of Square Notes - Two-Part Interview with Cardinal Sarah (NLM): “Sacred Music and Sacred Silence as Powerful Spiritual Medicines” | Don’t miss another note! Listen to all Square Notes Seasons on Square Notes Website Episodes or iTunes, YouTube, or Stitcher | Note: Soundcloud is no longer available
(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
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.
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 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!).
Below are just a few religious houses and parishes in the area that are welcoming of your visit in the DC, MD, VA, WV and beyond. Matins/Lauds/Vespers/Compline or Morning Prayer/Evening Prayer (English, French, etc.) are either sung, chanted, or read in community and open to laity. Traditionally the Divine Office was all in Latin + Greek, however, some Religious Houses/Parishes use the terms “Lauds, Vespers, Compline”, etc. even though their Office/Hours are in English, French, etc. Confusion is expected when one begins to learn the Divine Office(Traditional)/Liturgy of the Hours(New).
If open sittings are not noted in a public Horarium (schedule of prayer in religious houses) / bulletin (parishes), be sure to call/email/write ahead to confirm and state your reason for visiting if asked. There are religious houses and parishes that are also welcoming during prime, terce-sext-none / Midday-Daytime prayer, compline, or matins. Please do not be upset if your visit is declined/shortened; if you are asked to keep your voice down or asked to simply listen during prayer. Again, please call/email/write ahead and confirm. PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!
Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, Charles Town, WV - Please check Horarium Schedule (Divine Office + Mass: Latin & Greek) | Third Order | CRNJ goFundme Altar! | Studio Adeodatus | Mad Monk Coffee + Dom John’s “Bread From Heaven” Yum! | The New High Altar & Sanctuary Renovations are complete! Come see it in person! Please visit when their chapel is open for Public Hours of the Divine Office/Mass
Holy Cross Abbey (Trappists (Cistercian)) - Berryville, VA - Everyday, Mon. - Sat. Lauds 7:00 AM (Divine Office + Mass: English)
Dominican House of Studies Priory of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. - Please check Horarium (Mass + Divine Office: English, Latin & Greek)
Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. - DC Oratorians (Updates on FB) - Every Sunday at 3:45 PM (Mass: English, Latin & Greek + Divine Office: Latin & Greek) unless otherwise noted. | Please join The Oratorian Fathers of St. Philip Neri for:
Monthly Saturday Morning of Recollections:
2019 Mornings of Recollection: November 9 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica | December 14 - Bl Antonio Grassi of the Oratory
8:30am Sung Mass, followed by Solemn High Breakfast (downstairs in the Parish Hall)
10:15am Spiritual Conference
10:45am Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (with an opportunity for Confession)
12Noon Mass (N.O. - English) followed by the Perpetual Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington, DC - Please check Horarium /Liturgy Schedule: (Divine Office + Mass: English) + (English Benedictine Congregation) | Join St. Anselm's Oblate First (1st) Sunday of the Month Mass and Spiritual Conference 10:30 AM | Washington, DC Catholic Beer Club | Be sure to browse through their newly upgraded/organized website!
St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church, McLean, VA - First (1st) Sunday of the month outside of Advent and Lent (Mass + Divine Office: English, Latin & Greek); Every Sunday at 4:00 PM during Advent and Lent. Beginning at 3:30 PM the Blessed Sacrament is exposed followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary (to end abortion), Vespers at 4:00 PM, Homily and Benediction. Solemn High Mass every Sunday 12Noon (Chanted in the Extraordinary Form).
Thank you to everyone who came and especially all who volunteer year-after-year to the Fall Festival! What a treat! See ya’ll 2020! Pray the Rosary all in the month of October and everyday after!
Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church - McLean, VA - Every Saturday - Great Vespers, 6:00 PM (Mass + Divine Office)| Eastern Traditions
St. Dominic’s Monastery - Dominican Cloistered Contemplative Nuns - Linden, VA - Everyday, Sext 11:40 PM (Divine Office: English)
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 Laity | The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Baronius Press | Learn Gregorian Chant - Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary | "Fulfilled is All that David told": Recovering the Christian Psalter | 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
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.
Prayers Answered. CA SB 360 "Confession Bill" Withdrawn | July 08, 2019
Annual Autumn Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey (Benedictine - USA) Gregorian Chant Weekend October 4-6, 2020 (Date is subject to change. Please check back closer to the date. Men, Women & Children are welcome.) Read the lovely review from Janet Gorbitz’s New Liturgical Movement article: Clear Creek Abbey Chant Weekend (2018)/CCA (2018) - Laus in Ecclesia.
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!
Beer | Beer: Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia) at Abbaye du Barroux (Benedictine) + (Craving the Tall, please check - Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia) + Birra Nurcia (Benedictine); Annual Open House June 22, 2019 at Spencer Brewery + Saint Joseph's Abbey, 167 N. Spencer Road, Spencer, MA (Trappist); Trappist Select; Abbeye de Leffe/Notre-Dame DeLeffe (Norbertines): Leffe Beer (Benedictine)
Coffee / Tea | Practically any Mystic Monk Coffee/Tea (Carmelite); Mad Monks Coffee Shop (Coffee/tea/Dom John’s “Bread From Heaven” Yum!) (Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem)
AND THE CHEESE? (CISTERCIANS) | BIRRA NURSIA - (BENEDICTINE) | BOOKS, BEER & FOOD -(BENEDICTINE) | CATHOLIC CUISINE | CHIMAY (TRAPPISTS)| DRINKING WITH THE SAINTS | FISH EATERS | GRACE BEFORE MEALS | HOMEBREWED EVANGELISM | KITCHEN ROSARY (BENEDICTINE)| MAD MONKS COFFEE SHOP (CANONS REGULAR OF THE NEW JERUSALEM) | MYSTIC MONK COFFEE & TEA (CARMELITE) | MONDAYS WITH MARY | NEW CLAIRVAUX (TRAPPISTS)| ST. CLARE HEIRLOOM SEEDS | SPENCER BREWERY (TRAPPISTS) | TEA & CAKE | THE VATICAN COOKBOOK | TIN CUPS & TINDER | TWELVE MONTHS OF MONASTERY SOUPS, INTERNATIONAL FAVORITES - BR. VICTOR-ANTOINE d'AVILA-LATOURETTE | COFFEE & COOK BOOKS (BENEDICTINE)| SAINT HILDEGARD’S KITCHEN: FOODS OF HEALTH, FOODS OF JOY (BENEDICTINE) | etc.
For a schedule of the monthly Coffee & Donuts/Brunch after the Sunday Masses, detailed info. of St. Rita Parish Groups (+Parish Groups) and St. Rita School/St. Rita Homeschool Group/Parish or Diocesan (All Spiritual/Corporal Works of Mercy /Happenings), please check St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin, emails + social media vestibules or listen for announcements after Mass. All are welcome!
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 Church | St. Rita Vocations | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | FSSP | New Liturgical Movement + Liturgical Arts Journal | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC
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!
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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SAINT RITA CLERGY & STAFF
Pastor, Rev. Daniel N. Gee | Parochial Vicar, Rev. Vincent P. Bork | PARISH DIRECTORY | TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita: firstname.lastname@example.org is a volunteer! | Please contact the Clergy & Staff directly if interested in Altar Serving, Weddings, Funerals/Memorials, Baptisms, First Communions and Confirmations (Must have Bishop clearance in writing if inviting another Bishop outside of the Dioceses - please confirm with your Pastor) in the Extraordinary Form.
Mr. Lawrence Bowie, Director of Music and Organist, 703-836-1640, ext. 29 (Solemn High Mass) | Mr. David Klosterman, Latin Mass Schola Coordinator (High Mass/Missa Cantata/Sung Mass) and St. Rita School: 7th Core Teacher, Middle School Math, K-8 Music, House of Raphael, DKlosterman@saintrita-school.org | Mr. David Sullivan, Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours Coordinator (Lauds & Vespers) and Founding Latin Mass Schola Coordinator (High Mass - Sung Mass/Missa Cantata), email@example.com
TLM & VOCATION EDITOR'S NOTE
"Breathe into me Holy Spirit, that all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen." - St. Augustine's poetic prayer to the Holy Spirit.
Never lose faith in our Lord, Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all the Saints after them! Christ did not go through all that suffering for nothing! Please make an honest effort to keep your hearts child-like, clean and pure so He (Holy Spirit) and She (Mary) will stay, remain united and guide you (BELIEVE that it is still possible). That may mean parting from family and friends along the way who will not support Him; continue to pray for them that they too will one day follow. Join the rebuilding/repairing of our Church! Don't just sit and watch. You must open your hearts and be willing to hear HIS VOICE and act on it with absolute JOY & LOVE... as your state of life allows... keep moving forward and up! If you are listening well... His instructions will be clear. Never let your guard down and get lost in the empty promises of this world... It is not worth it! Be ready to LET GO of it when HE ASKS you directly/through Mary, Joseph and all the Saints!
As always, if you've been playing caboose for awhile... you'll be pedaling/running/walking/crawling, etc. upfront soon enough whether you like or not! So keep it steady... stay focused on our Lord and drop in/out as needed! Thank you for trying to keep up as best as you can on this 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!