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

(Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite)


 IMAGE I ABOVE: +St. Rita Catholic Church Sanctuary (The Easter Cycle) . Photo 3/5 Year 2017 Series - TLM & Vocation Editor's Collection. - "Come see the real  Him  face-to-face (if you're in the state-of-grace... you may receive him). Definitely much better than any photograph!" - God Bless + Pax, TLM & Vocation Editor

IMAGE I ABOVE: +St. Rita Catholic Church Sanctuary (The Easter Cycle) . Photo 3/5 Year 2017 Series - TLM & Vocation Editor's Collection. - "Come see the real Him face-to-face (if you're in the state-of-grace... you may receive him). Definitely much better than any photograph!" - God Bless + Pax, TLM & Vocation Editor


DRESS CODE: It is now hot outside on the East Coast of the U.S.A. Please COVER UP from your shoulders to your knees; head to toe is optional. Some parishes/religious houses/schools are much stricter, specific and will have signs up year-round. If anyone tells you, "you don't have to... it doesn't matter," shame on him/her - pray for him/her! It does matter! All adults, please be an example for all children & young adults... it should not be the other way around! | 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 


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! 
      • 2018 Arlington Diocese Ordination Coverage
      • 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!
      • 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. 

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!


  T  HE EASTER CYCLE:  Mystery of the Redemption: Season of Lent  - III. Season After Pentecost     CONGRATS & THANK YOU TO   NEW PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS: FIRST TO PERPETUAL PROFESSION OF VOWS, ETC.; ALL GRADUATES (PRE-K - COLLEGE, ETC.), THE NEWLY BAPTIZED,   FIRST COMMUNICANTS, CONFIRMED; THOSE WHO WILL/HAVE RENEWED THEIR CONSECRATIONS AND ALL THE NEW OBLATES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD! EXCITING!       THIRTEENTH   SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST  | Galatians 3:16-22 - The Promise to Abraham; The Purpose/Promise of the Law +Gospel Luke 17:11-19 - Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers -  Antiphon at the Magnificat  Luke 17:15 | Don't forget St. Bernard (N.O. & TLM), St. Jane Frances Fremiot De Chantal (TLM) and all other Saints this week!   FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST  - Galatians 5:16-24 - The Works of the Flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit +Gospel Matthew 6:24-33 - Serving Two Masters; Do Not Worry -  Antiphon at the Magnificat  Matthew 6:33 | Don't forget St. Monica (N.O.), St. Augustine (N.O. & TLM) and all other Saints this week!      TLM & Vocation Editor's Pick:    Planning that retreat/pilgrimage/vacation for Fall-Winter? Highly recommend  Catholic Faith Journeys  (Year Round)! | Support  Institute of Catholic Culture  (ICC)!  |  Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles  are almost at the homestretch! |  Catholic Art Guild: Formed in Beauty Conference & Gala  Sunday, November 04, 2018 - The annual Mozart Requiem Mass will be on All Souls' Day Friday, November 02, 2018! | Prayers for everyone who are defending/preparing their first Mass as Priests/Deacons; first-renewing vows (priestly/religious marriage to the Church or marriage (lay) ); making life changes; etc. |  Go where ever the Holy Spirit, Mary and all the Saints take you... and keep Christ centered! |   Read  (recommend also -   Lives of the Saints  , Fr. Alban Butler ), remember, celebrate & teach ALL Feasts/Memorials/Solemnities if you are able!      SOURCES  |  The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press  /  The Holy Bible, Ignatius  /   Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962   /  Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible  /  CCC  /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM)  | AUGUST - Month of The Most Pure Heart of Mary... SEPTEMBER - Month of Our Lady of Sorrows... go to  Feasts/Solemnities ... section further down this mt. webpage!   IMAGE SCRIPTURE FOCUS  |      Codex Aureus of Echternach     - Codex Aureus Epternacensis  pg. 110-111  | Can't get enough? Please sc(roll)/pedal/paddle/slide, etc. your way on down the TLM Mt. as needed... and be careful how quickly you go!   If you're all good to go,    then   please continue to pray and work as usual and earn your play/recreation days in between! Pick-up a  Weekly Bulletin ; book; etc. on your way out!    Thank you for waiting patiently and continuing to simplify your life one day at a time! Remember to thank your clergy, religious, music directors and coordinators, singers, musicians, sacristans, admin. team, teachers, parents, parish & school volunteers, etc.     THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!

THE EASTER CYCLE: Mystery of the Redemption: Season of Lent  - III. Season After Pentecost

CONGRATS & THANK YOU TO NEW PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED RELIGIOUS: FIRST TO PERPETUAL PROFESSION OF VOWS, ETC.; ALL GRADUATES (PRE-K - COLLEGE, ETC.), THE NEWLY BAPTIZED, FIRST COMMUNICANTS, CONFIRMED; THOSE WHO WILL/HAVE RENEWED THEIR CONSECRATIONS AND ALL THE NEW OBLATES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD! EXCITING!

 

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | Galatians 3:16-22 - The Promise to Abraham; The Purpose/Promise of the Law +Gospel Luke 17:11-19 - Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers - Antiphon at the Magnificat Luke 17:15 | Don't forget St. Bernard (N.O. & TLM), St. Jane Frances Fremiot De Chantal (TLM) and all other Saints this week!

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Galatians 5:16-24 - The Works of the Flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit +Gospel Matthew 6:24-33 - Serving Two Masters; Do Not Worry - Antiphon at the Magnificat Matthew 6:33 | Don't forget St. Monica (N.O.), St. Augustine (N.O. & TLM) and all other Saints this week!

 

TLM & Vocation Editor's Pick: 

Planning that retreat/pilgrimage/vacation for Fall-Winter? Highly recommend Catholic Faith Journeys (Year Round)! | Support Institute of Catholic Culture (ICC)!  | Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles are almost at the homestretch! | Catholic Art Guild: Formed in Beauty Conference & Gala Sunday, November 04, 2018 - The annual Mozart Requiem Mass will be on All Souls' Day Friday, November 02, 2018! | Prayers for everyone who are defending/preparing their first Mass as Priests/Deacons; first-renewing vows (priestly/religious marriage to the Church or marriage (lay) ); making life changes; etc. | Go where ever the Holy Spirit, Mary and all the Saints take you... and keep Christ centered! | Read (recommend also - Lives of the Saints, Fr. Alban Butler ), remember, celebrate & teach ALL Feasts/Memorials/Solemnities if you are able!

 

SOURCES | The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press / The Holy Bible, Ignatius / Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) | AUGUST - Month of The Most Pure Heart of Mary... SEPTEMBER - Month of Our Lady of Sorrows... go to Feasts/Solemnities... section further down this mt. webpage!

IMAGE SCRIPTURE FOCUS | Codex Aureus of Echternach  - Codex Aureus Epternacensis pg. 110-111 | Can't get enough? Please sc(roll)/pedal/paddle/slide, etc. your way on down the TLM Mt. as needed... and be careful how quickly you go!

If you're all good to go, then please continue to pray and work as usual and earn your play/recreation days in between! Pick-up a Weekly Bulletin; book; etc. on your way out!  Thank you for waiting patiently and continuing to simplify your life one day at a time! Remember to thank your clergy, religious, music directors and coordinators, singers, musicians, sacristans, admin. team, teachers, parents, parish & school volunteers, etc. 

THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!


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. 

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 


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!

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    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. Please contact Miss Megan Rolla at mrolla@saintrita-school.org

    Note: SRHG is generally on break for the summer approx. between June-August. SRHG will resume this Fall 2018-19 under new leadership and website! Thank you for waiting. 

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    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!

    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/ETC.


    FEASTS/SOLEMNITIES, SCRIPTURES, PRAYERS, ETC. |

    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 | Forgive Us Our Trespasses | 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 SAINTSFISH EATERS | GRACE BEFORE MEALS | HOMEBREWED EVANGELISM | MAD MONKS COFFEE SHOP (CANONS REGULAR OF THE NEW JERUSALEM) | MYSTIC MONK COFFEE & TEA (CARMELITE) | MONDAYS WITH MARYTEA & 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!

    Fota XI International Liturgical Conference, July 7-9, 2018 | Eighth Annual Sursum Corda Weekend August 10-13, 2018, ages 18+ (Registration Deadline July 29, 2018) | Catholic Faith Journeys (Year Round) |  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!


    SUPPLEMENT 


    +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 DioceseMassTimes, DC Latin Mass, etc.

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    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.) 

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    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 DailyFor Her (Aleteia Section) | Art & Travel (Aleteia) | Ascension Presents | 2Minutes2Virtue (N.O.) 

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    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 | WEEKLY BULLETIN!  

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    +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 :)) | SUNDAY IMAGE: Codex Aureus of Echternach  - Codex Aureus Epternacensis pg. 110-111

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    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 

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    +BOOKS, MISC.

    Angelus Press / Biretta Books / Caritas PressIgnatius Press / Loreto PublicationsTan BooksMagnificat / Formed / Abbey/Convent/Monastery/Oblate/Seminary Reading Lists/Blogs, etc.

    • 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.


    TLM HAPPENINGS


    Office of Catechetics and Sacred Liturgy - Arlington Diocese  | EF Masses in the Arlington DiocesesDC Latin Mass | Vocations  | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | FSSP | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC

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    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. 

    SACRED MUSIC

    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, navillusdf@aol.com | Elizabeth Vail, Sacristan, stritasacristy@gmail.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 mysterious road to Redemption! 


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