TRADITIONAL + LATIN MASS
(Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite)
TLM SUNDAY & DAILY MASS SCHEDULE |
(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!
- SOLEMN HIGH MASS-MISSA SOLEMNIS | Not yet, but maybe one day!
- HIGH MASS-MISSA CANTATA | First & Fourth Sunday 9:30 AM - Latin Mass Schola
- 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 - All are encouraged to attend the Solemn Liturgy
- LAUDS | Good Friday & Holy Saturday 8:30 AM (Don't miss the final unveiling on Holy Saturday. It's so fast (under 12 seconds) you may not be quick enough to take a picture. Hopefully no swinging ladder and everyone arrives on time from the early bird jog/cycle!)
- 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!
- 2018 Lenten Message from Bishop Burbidge
- NEW: The entire altar rail is finally being used at all the Sunday & Daily Masses throughout the week! It's no longer just collecting dust folks! If you are physically unable to kneel at the altar rail to receive communion, you may stand or receive in you seat. Those who are wheel-chair bound, may come directly towards the center or the end of the altar rails. If in doubt, please check with the Priests/Ushers before Mass. Please continue to genuflect/bow your head and make the sign of the cross at the presences of the blessed sacrament and when crossing the tabernacle (when He is home)/crucifix. Showing a little respect for our Lord doesn't hurt anyone, it's usually the other way around! Please remember to go to confession before receiving or just make spiritual communion if a priest is not available. USCCB - Guidelines for the Reception of Communion.
- NOT SO NEW - JUST LOST IN TRANSLATION: 11:00 AM Sunday Novus Ordo Mass is celebrated Ad Orientem in Latin with a pinch of English and Greek! All are welcome at all Masses!
- VEILING - Is it a sin not to veil? - No (1983 Code of Canon Law), canon 1262 (1917 Code of Canon Law) is no longer enforced. If a woman/girl chooses to veil out of their own free will, Lent/Advent are the best times to try. Some parishes/abbys/convents/monasteries have provided a basket of veils (to be return at the end of Mass). Try one Mass and see by the end of Lent you are comfortable veiling at ALL MASSES - N.O. / TLM.
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: Mystery of the Redemption - I. Season of Lent II. Eastertide III. 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) | (FSSP 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.
FEASTS/SOLEMNITIES, SCRIPTURES, PRAYERS, ETC. |
- Pope Francis' Monthly Prayer Intention
- Public Messages from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge / Press Releases
- 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!
- March - Month of St. Joseph
- Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 26-28, 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 | 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/check 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
- For the Sanctification of the Clergy - They Way of the Cross For Priests
THE CHALLENGE OF THE HOSTS: BE PREPARED! |
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!
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. 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 families who are interested in adding it to their homeschool curriculum.
Note: SRHG is generally on break for the summer approx. between June-August.
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. - Every Sunday at 4:00 PM (Latin)
- St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington, DC - Please check Horarium /Liturgy Schedule
- 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 (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 | Saints Shall Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office) | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | 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 | 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 | 18. Antiphon Ave Regina Caelorum
BENEDICTA: MARIAN CHANT FROM NORCIA - 20. Antiphon Regina Caeli
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) | Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church, Washington, DC. - Morning Recollection, Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM | ACIES - Saturday, March 24, 2018 | Priest and Server Training for the EF in England This April | Institute of Christ the King - Sacred Music Workshop 2018 | Announcing the 2018 Norcia Summer Theology Program - Deadline May 1 | Music For the New Spanish Missal - Conferences in DC Area | A Day With Mary - "Come to the Throne of Grace" - Franciscans of the Immaculate | Summer 2018 at St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington, DC: Intentional Community for Four (4) Men - St. Anselm's Abbey | Please check with the Arlington Diocese - Vocations, Parish Weekly Bulletin or in the SUPPLEMENT & TLM HAPPENINGS section further down this site to continue your search - Thank you! Gracias!
+READINGS, PRAYERS, TRADITIONS, etc. |
Rule of St. Benedict - A Commentary: Ch. VI - The Spirit of Silence - Ch.XLIX - Of the Observance of Lent - Delatte, Paul, McCann, Justin (Benedictine) | Mary Magdalen's Funeral Tears - The Triumph Over Death & An Epistle of Comfort - Rev. Robert Southwell (Jesuit) | Begone Satan... (Carmelite) | Come and Follow Me - Book Review - Br. André Marie (Franciscan) | The Way of the Cross - St. Josemaría Escrivá (Benedictine Influence) | Two (2) Types of Marian Consecration (Franciscan) | Divine Mercy Novena - Devotion to His Divine Mercy | Laetare, Rejoice! | Paul, Apostle of Christ - (In Theaters, March 23, 2018 ) | Vespers of Passion Sunday | Tenebrae (Spy Wed.)| The Sacred (Easter/Paschal) Triduum: Maundy (Holy) Thursday | Good Friday | Holy Saturday
The Walking Priest... | 10 Reasons Why Catholics Don't Evangelize | Bishop Barron: Don't Water Down Christianity... | Fr. Raymund Snyder: "How To Talk To People About God: Talking to Others" | Don't let technology replace real encounters... | The Medicine of Immortality... | How to Popularize 'Ad Orientem' Without Disorienting People | Altar Rails... | Mastering Manhood Through Mary | Et omnes vias meas prævidisti (XXIX) (Whether the Brethren Who Leave the Monastery Are to Be Received Again) | How my brother's ordination made me fall in love again with the faith I inherited | A Wedding According to the Use of the Philippine Islands | Marriage (Cann. 1055-1165)
+SACRED/LITURGICAL ART FOR PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PRAYER/STUDY |
Photo above: +Veiling of sacred images and statues at St. Rita - Photo Year 2015 Series - Web Editor's Collection |The Way of the Cross - St. Josemaría Escrivá (Benedictine Influence) | Blessed Be God - Stations of the Cross pg. 372-392 | RCDM '62 - The Way of the Cross pg. 34-51 | For the Sanctification of the Clergy - They Way of the Cross For Priests | Printable Stations of the Cross with Latin & English Stabat Mater
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
NOTE: No sacred art except Stations of the Cross until Easter! Read all about it - Vespers of Passion Sunday!
TLM Web Editor's Comment: It is painful, to let go for the entire lenten season. Some really do cry the first week or two until about midway when the joy of morning light finally starts shining through. Remember, when you choose to let go (hopefully forever) of the habits that tempt you to sin... he starts to live again as the Holy Spirit as long as your heart remains warm and squeaky clean (difficult to do, but not impossible).
He as the Holy Spirit is the best (Pentecost babies/converts know Him well... Providence). Allow yourself to go through all the steps even if just a little... the joys and sorrows! Just ask Mary (however she appears to you... our Blessed Mother knows it all), St. John, St.Mary Magdalene, St. Peter, St. Paul and all the original disciples and holy men and women who doubted...but eventually believed, followed and continue to do so!
If you really can't do it and need to see/carry the cross... just make the sign of the cross wherever you are and he'll be right in front of you and you will be at the foot to hear his last words...
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!
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SAINT RITA FAMILY
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, email@example.com | Elizabeth Vail, Sacristan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!