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



TLM SUNDAY & WEEKDAY SCHEDULE


  • HIGH MASS-MISSA CANTATA Every First & Fourth Sunday 9:30 AM - Latin Mass Schola
  • LOW MASS-MISSA PRIVATA | Every Second & Third Sunday 9:30 AM; Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 PM
  • SUNG VESPERS (English & Latin) | Friday evenings 7:00 PM / 6:30 PM During Lent
  • First Friday 8:00 AM TLM is no longer offered at St. Rita
  • Novus Ordo/Ordinary Form (OF) Masses, Sacrament of Penance and Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament | WEEKLY BULLETIN / MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE  | 8:30 AM St. Rita School Mass will resume in the Fall. 

The schedule may change at the Pastor's discretion. Announcements may or may not be announced before/after a Mass of any changes. Prior to attending, 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. 


  THE EASTER CYCLE: The Mystery of the Redemption | Blessed Be God pg. 617-657 | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg. 263-817; The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; For newly canonized saints regularly check The Holy See for updates. SCRIPTURE READINGS | The Holy Bible, Benedictine Press:  Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Epistle Romans 6:19-23 - Slaves of Righteousness +Gospel Matthew 7:15-21 - A Tree and Its Fruit; Concerning Self-Deception | Eighth Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle Romans 8:12-17 - Life in the Spirit +Gospel Luke 16:1-9 - The Parable of the Dishonest Manager | Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Epistle 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 - Warnings from Israel’s History +Gospel Luke 19:41-47 - Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem | Tenth Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle 1 Corinthians 12:2-11 - Spiritual Gifts +Gospel Luke 18:9-14 - The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector | Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:1-10 - The Resurrection of Christ +Gospel Mark 7:31-37 - Jesus Cures a Deaf Man CHANTS | Epistles & Gospels - FSSPOLGS | Divinum Officium | Sancta Missa | Saints Shall Arise | Divine Office  MASS PROPERS FOR THE SEASON |  Maternal Heart  | Usus Antiquior | Corpus Christi Watershed  SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS, PRAYERS, TRADITIONS, etc.  | Prayers to the Most Precious Blood | Discern and denounce evil, care for others | Be God's Loyal Servants | Keep Moving Forward | Get Up! |  Hide Yourself in Me | I forgot to tell them it's suppose to be hard | Why Traditional Priestly Cassocks are Making a Comeback | 8 Modern Errors Every Catholic Should Know and Avoid | Cardinal Sarah: One Holy Catholic Liturgy-One Holy Catholic Church | 2minutes2virtue  |  African-American Catholics Celebrate the Joy of the Gospel | "What Makes This Mass Different" pg. XIV; "Forms of the Celebration of the Tridentine Mass pg. XIV; "Taking Sides" pg. XXV; "The Catholic Bible" pg. 68-70 - Treasure and Tradition The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass  | Immaculate Heart of Mary / Immaculate Heart of Mary | ipieta | iBreviary | Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) Second Edition pg. 312-325 The Sacrament of Baptism; pg. 197-254 The Church; pg. 334-356 Eucharist; pg. 505-611 Love of God (pg. 599-600 Truth, Beauty, and Sacred Art) | Vultus Christi |  Chapter 10 - "Christ"; Chapter 13 - "Perseverance" Strangers to the City - Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict, Michael Casey (Monk of Tarrawarra), pg. 189-202 | Salve Regina; (Hail Holy Queen); Handbook of Prayers - pg. 426-427 (Student Edition pg. 170-171); Latin-English/Español Booklet Missal pg. 50  | Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Handbook of Prayers-Spiritual Game Plan pg. 8-10; Guide for a Good Confession pg. 323-336 | Low Mass, High Mass and Solemn High Mass Latin-English/Español Booklet Missal: For Praying The Traditional Mass IMAGE ABOVE | St. John the Evangelist / St. Luke the Evangelist / St. Matthew the Evangelist / St. Mark the Evangelist - Gabriel Mälesskircher - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid   ALTERNATE STUDIES | Crucifixion , Alonso Cano - The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg  | The Church as the Path to Salvation (East Wall); Salvation of St. Peter (Navicella) (east cell) - Andrea Da Firenze - Cappellone degli Spagnoli, Santa Maria Novella, Florence | The Navicella, Antoniazzo Romano - Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon |  The Evangelists Luke and Matthew; The Evangelists Mark and John - Tintoretto  - Church of Santa Maria Del Giglio / WGA  | Turin-Milan Hours - Manuscript - Miniaturist, Flemish - Biblioteca Nazionale Reale, Turin / WGA-Turin  FOR THE CHEF/COOK IN THE FAMILY | Catholic Cuisine | Grace Before Meals   NOTE | If you are using any resources on this site, please kindly include in your prayers the clergy who celebrate the Mass, parish altar servers, ushers, staff,  and members of the laity who assist so that you may have a peaceful and fruitful participation. DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER BREAK AND BLESSED EASTERCYCLE!

 

THE EASTER CYCLE: The Mystery of the Redemption | Blessed Be God pg. 617-657 | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg. 263-817; The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518; For newly canonized saints regularly check The Holy See for updates.

SCRIPTURE READINGS | The Holy Bible, Benedictine Press:  Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Epistle Romans 6:19-23 - Slaves of Righteousness +Gospel Matthew 7:15-21 - A Tree and Its Fruit; Concerning Self-Deception | Eighth Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle Romans 8:12-17 - Life in the Spirit +Gospel Luke 16:1-9 - The Parable of the Dishonest Manager | Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Epistle 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 - Warnings from Israel’s History +Gospel Luke 19:41-47 - Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem | Tenth Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle 1 Corinthians 12:2-11 - Spiritual Gifts +Gospel Luke 18:9-14 - The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector | Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost - Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:1-10 - The Resurrection of Christ +Gospel Mark 7:31-37 - Jesus Cures a Deaf Man

CHANTS | Epistles & Gospels - FSSPOLGS | Divinum Officium | Sancta Missa | Saints Shall Arise Divine Office 

MASS PROPERS FOR THE SEASON |  Maternal Heart  | Usus Antiquior | Corpus Christi Watershed 

SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS, PRAYERS, TRADITIONS, etc.  | Prayers to the Most Precious Blood | Discern and denounce evil, care for othersBe God's Loyal ServantsKeep Moving Forward | Get Up! |  Hide Yourself in MeI forgot to tell them it's suppose to be hard | Why Traditional Priestly Cassocks are Making a Comeback | 8 Modern Errors Every Catholic Should Know and AvoidCardinal Sarah: One Holy Catholic Liturgy-One Holy Catholic Church | 2minutes2virtue  |  African-American Catholics Celebrate the Joy of the Gospel | "What Makes This Mass Different" pg. XIV; "Forms of the Celebration of the Tridentine Mass pg. XIV; "Taking Sides" pg. XXV; "The Catholic Bible" pg. 68-70 - Treasure and Tradition The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass  | Immaculate Heart of Mary / Immaculate Heart of Mary | ipieta | iBreviary Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) Second Edition pg. 312-325 The Sacrament of Baptism; pg. 197-254 The Church; pg. 334-356 Eucharist; pg. 505-611 Love of God (pg. 599-600 Truth, Beauty, and Sacred Art) | Vultus Christi |  Chapter 10 - "Christ"; Chapter 13 - "Perseverance" Strangers to the City - Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict, Michael Casey (Monk of Tarrawarra), pg. 189-202 | Salve Regina; (Hail Holy Queen); Handbook of Prayers - pg. 426-427 (Student Edition pg. 170-171); Latin-English/Español Booklet Missal pg. 50  Blessed Be God - Devotions for Confession; Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy pg. 21-25; pg. 623-645 | Handbook of Prayers-Spiritual Game Plan pg. 8-10; Guide for a Good Confession pg. 323-336 | Low Mass, High Mass and Solemn High Mass Latin-English/Español Booklet Missal: For Praying The Traditional Mass

IMAGE ABOVE | St. John the Evangelist / St. Luke the Evangelist / St. Matthew the Evangelist / St. Mark the Evangelist - Gabriel Mälesskircher - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid  

ALTERNATE STUDIES | Crucifixion , Alonso Cano - The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg  | The Church as the Path to Salvation (East Wall); Salvation of St. Peter (Navicella) (east cell) - Andrea Da Firenze - Cappellone degli Spagnoli, Santa Maria Novella, Florence | The Navicella, Antoniazzo Romano - Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon The Evangelists Luke and Matthew; The Evangelists Mark and John - Tintoretto  - Church of Santa Maria Del Giglio / WGA  | Turin-Milan Hours - Manuscript - Miniaturist, Flemish - Biblioteca Nazionale Reale, Turin / WGA-Turin 

FOR THE CHEF/COOK IN THE FAMILY | Catholic Cuisine | Grace Before Meals

 

NOTE | If you are using any resources on this site, please kindly include in your prayers the clergy who celebrate the Mass, parish altar servers, ushers, staff,  and members of the laity who assist so that you may have a peaceful and fruitful participation. DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER BREAK AND BLESSED EASTERCYCLE!


LAUDS & VESPERS


Join St. Rita Catholic Church every Friday at 7:00 PM for Sung Vespers . 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. Sung Lauds at St. Rita has been offered on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Thank you for your support!

Consider (Re)Learning the Divine Office / Liturgy of the Hours | Saints Shall Arise | Ibreviary | Divine Office | Officium Divinum - Angelus Press (Lauds, Vespers, Compline, etc.) | Square Note (Gregorian Chant) | The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Baronius Press


FEASTS/SOLEMNITIES, SCRIPTURES, PRAYERS, ETC.|

IPIETA / IBREVIARY / The Holy See /  Votive Masses / RCDM 1962 (Roman Catholic Daily Missal) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library) 

  • Ordinary Form (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) 
  • Extraordinary Form (EF) (Traditional Latin Mass/TLM) Feasts/Solemnities | IPIETA / The Holy See / RCDM 1962 (Roman Catholic Daily Missal) - The Proper of the Saints pg. 1041-1518 / Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler  (Available in the Parish Library)

IMAGES | 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

SUPPLEMENTAL SOURCES & HAPPENINGS | 

If you are interested in learning more about the NO/OF  or TLM/EF please refer to the useful links below. Thank you for supporting the TLM community and please do continue to pray for each other!

Office of Catechetics and Sacred Liturgy - Arlington Diocese 

EF Masses in the Arlington DiocesesDC Latin Mass 

 Vocations  | FSSP | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC

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Adoremus | Breviary | Corpus Christi Watershed | Divinum Officium | Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri | Institute of Catholic Culture | Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest | ipieta | Musica SacraNew Liturgical Movement  | Saint Rita's Silver Jubilee Mass - 1944 and 2015 Corpus Christi Procession | Short Video (Illustrated History of Saint Rita Parish) | Saints Will Arise | Sancta Missa | Square Note (Gregorian Chant) | The Holy See | The Latin Mass Magazine | The Chapel Veil | Traditional Catholic Books (Free) | Traditional Catholic Books (Catalog) | Vultus ChristiUsus Antiquior 


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 in the Extraordinary Form.

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SACRED MUSIC

Mr. Lawrence Bowie, Director of Music and Organist, 703-836-1640, ext. 29 (Solemn High Mass) | Mr. David Sullivan, Latin Mass Schola (High Mass - Sung Mass/Missa Cantata) and Lauds/Vespers, navillusdf@aol.com | Elizabeth Vail, Sacristan, stritasacristy@gmail.com