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

(Extra+Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite)


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 (Latin 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 to pray for all of our Arlington Diocese seminarians, clergy, religious and single, married(man & woman), widowed - all consecrated throughout the Liturgical Year!

    • Bishop Burbidge Ordains Five (5) New Deacons! January 12, 2019

    • St. Thérèse Society - All are welcome - RSVP TodayMorning of Reflection: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - World Day of Consecrated Life/Presentation of the Lord(N.O.)/The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Candlemas Day(TLM) - 8:30 A.M. to Noon at St. Rita, 3815 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA (meet in the school cafeteria - main doors to the right of the school playground) - Morning of Reflection includes: Mass at St. Rita, Holy Hour, and Conference on prayer with continental breakfast reception at the St. Rita School Hall - Fr. Dort Bigg will preach on: Sowing the Seeds of Vocation: Can it be done in Times of Crisis? Mary Model Disciple; Mary Model of Prayer. FREE - please RSVP with the Office of Vocations by Friday, January 25, 2019 - (703) 841-2514, vocations@arlingtondiocese.org

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. St. Rita School Closings/Misc. events/meetings posted on website/outdoor message boards. | Emergency 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)

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION  MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE:

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 CHRISTMAS CYCLE


MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION: III. Season After Epiphany    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    SOURCES  |   Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962   pg. 135-262 |   Blessed Be God   pg. 589-617 | ( 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. |  The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press  /  The Holy Bible, Ignatius  /  Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible  /  CCC  /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM)  / LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES -  Saints Shall/Will Arise  (Traditional Benedictine Office)   IMAGE MONTH & SUNDAY SCRIPTURE FOCUS  | (Christmas Cycle)   Adorazione dei magi di ghirlandaio / Adoration of the Magi   +   Adoration of the Shepherds  , Domenico Ghirlandaio; (Jan.)   Madonna and Child   ( Wiki Find ), Benedetto da Maiano; (Feb.)  The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop   , Gerrit van Honthorst  | 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!

MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION: III. Season After Epiphany

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

SOURCES | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg. 135-262 | Blessed Be God pg. 589-617 | (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. | The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press / The Holy Bible, Ignatius / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) / LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office)

IMAGE MONTH & SUNDAY SCRIPTURE FOCUS | (Christmas Cycle) Adorazione dei magi di ghirlandaio / Adoration of the Magi + Adoration of the Shepherds, Domenico Ghirlandaio; (Jan.) Madonna and Child (Wiki Find), Benedetto da Maiano; (Feb.)The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop, Gerrit van Honthorst | 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!


JANUARY - Month of The Holy Name of Jesus |  Remember all the Solemnities/Feasts this month if you are able!   PRAYERS FOR  |  All  families, friends and communities who welcomed their new little arrivals and those who are expecting this year and years to come! |  All  those who are sick/need of visits (ex. Nursing Home/Homebound/Hospital-bound/Poor/etc.) - please check first with your local  Legion of Mary  (Primarily Spiritual Works of Mercy)/  Social Outreach Program  (Primarily Corporal Works of Mercy)/ Arlington Diocese Catholic Charities  if assistance is needed at this time or later in the year |  All  who are preparing/professed their first professions/vows/renewing their consecrations - Clergy/Religious/Laity in the past years and throughout the 2019 Liturgical Year (ex.   A New Beginning    - From the Prior’s Desk, Monestero di San Benedetto In Monte (Monks of Norcia)  |   Incoenaculo Silverstream Priory, Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration   -  Silverstream Priory  Advent 2018 Newsletter/ Simple Profession Dom(Br.) John Baptist  |  Notre Dame Priory - First Professions: From the Prior / Traditional Benedictine Office  |  At Ephesus - Fall 2018  |  Novice Vestition Mass, May 31, 2018 - Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem  |  Arlington Diocese 2018 Mass of Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate and Ordination to the Priesthood  | Provence of St. Joseph  Priesthood Ordinations 2018 ;  Diaconate Ordinations 2018  and  Solemn Vows Liturgy and Reception 2018  -  Photos Here  |  Institute of Christ the King Ordinations 2018  | Silverstream Simple Professions 2018 -  Dom Hildebrand Maria  ( Vultus Christi Announcement - HM 2018 );  Dom Cassian Maria  ( Vultus Christi Announcement - CM 2018 ); etc.)! - Pray for all -  Vocations ! | Pray that our Mother,  Church , will bear fruit and heal one day at a time! |  Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph ,  Handbook of Prayers  pg. 480-500 (Start last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February)   Please don’t forget to show your thanks and gratitude throughout this year to all family and friends - our clergy (priests, deacons/diaconate); religious (family and friends in monastic life - priests, deacons/diaconate, brothers and sisters/monks and nuns); and our laity (parish and school - teachers, staff, parents, all volunteers and parishioners! (ex. Mass intentions; donations; catered breakfasts/lunches/dinners; gift baskets; peace and quiet; etc… just ASK them what they like if the priests forget to make their annual announcement reminder :) )    BOOKS/READINGS/FILM OF INTEREST/ETC. |     Angel in the Waters    , Regina Doman;    Our Way and Our Life - Christ’s Hidden Life - V; The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus - VI   ,  Blessed Columba Marmion pg. 46.;   ‘Children Change Everything’: Prioritizing Family Worship  ;  St. Benedict for Postpartum Moms ;  We are the Religion of the Incarnation  -  Institute of Christ the King ;   Butterfly Circus   (Film), Joshua Weigel;   October Baby   (Film);  Choose what maintains your peace and joy… hopefully it’s the same choice He would make! Check the Supplement/TLM Happenings section further down this Mt. webpage if needed!    VISIT |  Back to your  battlefield…  at work, school, home, etc. Keep  Him  front and center at all times! Let the Holy Spirit, Mary and Joseph show you how it’s done! |  March for Life 2019: January 18, 2019, Washington, DC  /  40 Days For Life  / Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children: Marching with St. Rita? Please check  Parish Weekly Bulletin  and vestibules for sign-up sheets and schedule! Don’t forget to bring your rosary and know your route in case you get lost in the crowd! /  World Youth Day January 22-29, 2019 - Panama City, Panama  |  Catholic Schools Week January 28-February 03, 2019 :  St. Rita Catholic School Open House - Sunday, January 27, 2019 After 11AM Mass  /  Parish Weekly Bulletin  | The  St. Thérèse Society  will be visiting St. Rita on Saturday, February 02, 2019 for Morning of Reflection -   FREE - please RSVP with the Office of Vocations by Friday, January 25, 2019 - (703) 841-2514,      vocations@arlingtondiocese.org      - All are welcome! Sc(roll) down to the month of Feb. for further details.     IMAGE |    Madonna and Child   ( Wiki Find ), Benedetto da Maiano   | Alternate images (if available) can be found in the  Supplement  section   of this TLM Mt. webpage!    THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS CYCLE!

JANUARY - Month of The Holy Name of Jesus | Remember all the Solemnities/Feasts this month if you are able!

PRAYERS FOR | All families, friends and communities who welcomed their new little arrivals and those who are expecting this year and years to come! | All those who are sick/need of visits (ex. Nursing Home/Homebound/Hospital-bound/Poor/etc.) - please check first with your local Legion of Mary (Primarily Spiritual Works of Mercy)/ Social Outreach Program (Primarily Corporal Works of Mercy)/Arlington Diocese Catholic Charities if assistance is needed at this time or later in the year | All who are preparing/professed their first professions/vows/renewing their consecrations - Clergy/Religious/Laity in the past years and throughout the 2019 Liturgical Year (ex. A New Beginning - From the Prior’s Desk, Monestero di San Benedetto In Monte (Monks of Norcia) | Incoenaculo Silverstream Priory, Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration - Silverstream Priory Advent 2018 Newsletter/Simple Profession Dom(Br.) John Baptist | Notre Dame Priory - First Professions: From the Prior/Traditional Benedictine Office | At Ephesus - Fall 2018 | Novice Vestition Mass, May 31, 2018 - Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | Arlington Diocese 2018 Mass of Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate and Ordination to the Priesthood | Provence of St. Joseph Priesthood Ordinations 2018; Diaconate Ordinations 2018 and Solemn Vows Liturgy and Reception 2018 - Photos Here | Institute of Christ the King Ordinations 2018 | Silverstream Simple Professions 2018 - Dom Hildebrand Maria (Vultus Christi Announcement - HM 2018); Dom Cassian Maria (Vultus Christi Announcement - CM 2018); etc.)! - Pray for all - Vocations! | Pray that our Mother, Church, will bear fruit and heal one day at a time! | Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph, Handbook of Prayers pg. 480-500 (Start last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February)

Please don’t forget to show your thanks and gratitude throughout this year to all family and friends - our clergy (priests, deacons/diaconate); religious (family and friends in monastic life - priests, deacons/diaconate, brothers and sisters/monks and nuns); and our laity (parish and school - teachers, staff, parents, all volunteers and parishioners! (ex. Mass intentions; donations; catered breakfasts/lunches/dinners; gift baskets; peace and quiet; etc… just ASK them what they like if the priests forget to make their annual announcement reminder :) )

BOOKS/READINGS/FILM OF INTEREST/ETC. | Angel in the Waters, Regina Doman; Our Way and Our Life - Christ’s Hidden Life - V; The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus - VI, Blessed Columba Marmion pg. 46.; ‘Children Change Everything’: Prioritizing Family Worship; St. Benedict for Postpartum Moms; We are the Religion of the Incarnation - Institute of Christ the King; Butterfly Circus (Film), Joshua Weigel; October Baby (Film); Choose what maintains your peace and joy… hopefully it’s the same choice He would make! Check the Supplement/TLM Happenings section further down this Mt. webpage if needed!

VISIT | Back to your battlefield… at work, school, home, etc. Keep Him front and center at all times! Let the Holy Spirit, Mary and Joseph show you how it’s done! | March for Life 2019: January 18, 2019, Washington, DC / 40 Days For Life / Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children: Marching with St. Rita? Please check Parish Weekly Bulletin and vestibules for sign-up sheets and schedule! Don’t forget to bring your rosary and know your route in case you get lost in the crowd! / World Youth Day January 22-29, 2019 - Panama City, Panama | Catholic Schools Week January 28-February 03, 2019: St. Rita Catholic School Open House - Sunday, January 27, 2019 After 11AM Mass / Parish Weekly Bulletin | The St. Thérèse Society will be visiting St. Rita on Saturday, February 02, 2019 for Morning of Reflection - FREE - please RSVP with the Office of Vocations by Friday, January 25, 2019 - (703) 841-2514, vocations@arlingtondiocese.org - All are welcome! Sc(roll) down to the month of Feb. for further details.

IMAGE | Madonna and Child (Wiki Find), Benedetto da Maiano | Alternate images (if available) can be found in the Supplement section of this TLM Mt. webpage!

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


HAPPY SEASON AFTER EPIPHANY!   January 14 to Septuagesima Sunday - Further reading    Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962    pg.247;   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  ;    The Proper of Seasons: Fish Eaters   ; Sources Section below      SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY  - Epistle: Romans 12:6-16 - The New Life in Christ +Gospel: John 2:1-11 - The Wedding in Cana;  Antiphon at the Magnificat  - John 2:3, 7, 9   THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY  - Epistle: Romans 12:16-21 - Marks of the True Christian + Gospel: Matthew 8:1-13 - Jesus Cleanses a Leper;  Antiphon at the Magnificat  - Matthew 8:2, 3     SOURCES  |   Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962   pg. 135-262 |   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. |  The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press  /  The Holy Bible, Ignatius  /  Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible  /  CCC  /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM)  / LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES -  Saints Shall/Will Arise  (Traditional Benedictine Office)   IMAGE |   The Marriage at Cana in Galilee  ,    Adelaide Ironside  | Alternate images (if available) can be found in the  Supplement  section   of this TLM Mt. webpage!   PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. |   Parish Weekly Bulletin  |  Arlington Diocese  |  DC Latin Mass  /  Mass in EF Arlington Diocese  |  Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church  |  FSSP  |  Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV  |  Oratorian Vocations  /  Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC  -  DC Oratorians  |  New Liturgical Movement  |  CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS  /  CATHOLIC CUISINE     THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS CYCLE!

HAPPY SEASON AFTER EPIPHANY! January 14 to Septuagesima Sunday - Further reading Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg.247; 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; The Proper of Seasons: Fish Eaters; Sources Section below

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY - Epistle: Romans 12:6-16 - The New Life in Christ +Gospel: John 2:1-11 - The Wedding in Cana; Antiphon at the Magnificat - John 2:3, 7, 9

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY - Epistle: Romans 12:16-21 - Marks of the True Christian + Gospel: Matthew 8:1-13 - Jesus Cleanses a Leper; Antiphon at the Magnificat - Matthew 8:2, 3

SOURCES | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg. 135-262 | 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. | The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press / The Holy Bible, Ignatius / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) / LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office)

IMAGE |The Marriage at Cana in Galilee, Adelaide Ironside | Alternate images (if available) can be found in the Supplement section of this TLM Mt. webpage!

PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | Parish Weekly Bulletin | Arlington Diocese | DC Latin Mass / Mass in EF Arlington Diocese | Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church | FSSP | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC - DC Oratorians | New Liturgical Movement | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS / CATHOLIC CUISINE

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


FEBRUARY - Month of the Holy Family  | Remember all the Feasts this month if you are able!   THE PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY -  CANDLEMAS DAY  - FEBRUARY 02 | Please check    Parish Weekly Bulletin    for adjusted Mass schedule!     Note:    Remember to finally take down the nativity/manger and any other Christmas/Nativity(tide)-Epiphany(tide) decorations. Bring your homemade/Monastery-made/Abbey-made, etc. prayer candles to Mass for a blessing on this day and any day after throughout the liturgical year! If you want to start clearing out all your blessed palms from 2018, check first with your sacristan/priests to see if they are ready to take them for burning. Please don’t just leave them at the vestibules or any other place in the church for someone to clean-up! Parishes will often provide a basket for old palms closer to Ash Wednesday (March 06, 2019).      FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY  -Epistle: Romans 13:8-10 - Love For One Another + Gospel: Matthew 8:23-27 - Jesus Stills the Storm;  Antiphon at the Magnificat  - Matthew 8:25 |  FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY  - Epistle: Colossians 3:12-17 - The New Life in Christ +Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30 - The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat;  Antiphon at the Magnificat  - Matthew 13:30     PRAYERS FOR  | For everyone, especially all catechumens! Remember who Christ considers  His  family and friends! |  Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph ,  Handbook of Prayers  pg. 480-500 (Start last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February)   BOOKS/READINGS/FILM OF INTEREST/etc. |    Come Rack! Come Rope!  , Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson;  St. Benedict for Postpartum Moms ;  What a Spoiled French Nun Taught Me About Motherhood ;  Pahuna: The Little Visitors  (Film) - TLM & Vocation’s Editor also recommends having lunch/dinner at the Nepali restaurant across St. Rita after watching the film. Do ask the Manager/Chef about life in Nepali during the winter! Food is a little on the pricy side… but good.   VISIT |  St. Rita - The  St. Thérèse Society  will be visiting St. Rita on Saturday, February 02, 2019 for Morning of Reflection: World Day of Consecrated Life/The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Candlemas Day - 8:30 A.M. to Noon at St. Rita, 3815 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA (meet in the school cafeteria - main doors to the right of the school playground) -   Morning of Reflection includes: Mass at St. Rita, Holy Hour, and Conference on prayer with continental breakfast reception at the St. Rita School Hall -    Fr. Dort Bigg  will preach on:  Sowing the Seeds of Vocation: Can it be done in Times of Crisis? Mary Model Disciple; Mary Model of Prayer.    FREE - please RSVP with the Office of Vocations by Friday, January 25, 2019 - (703) 841-2514,      vocations@arlingtondiocese.org      - All are welcome! -    PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!   |     Catholic Charities Ball, Friday, February 22, 2019  |  Saint Rita School's 19th Annual Silent Auction & Gala - A Night in Monte Carlo, Saturday, February 23, 2019    SOURCES  |   Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962   |   Blessed Be God   |  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. |  The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press  /  The Holy Bible, Ignatius  /  Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible  /  CCC  /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM)  / LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES -  Saints Shall/Will Arise  (Traditional Benedictine Office)   IMAGE |    The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop   , Gerrit van Honthorst  | Alternate images (if available) can be found in the  Supplement  section   of this TLM Mt. webpage!   PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. |   Parish Weekly Bulletin  |  Arlington Diocese  |  DC Latin Mass  /  Mass in EF Arlington Diocese  |  Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church  |  FSSP  |  Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV  |  Oratorian Vocations  /  Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC  -  DC Oratorians  |  New Liturgical Movement  |  CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS  /  CATHOLIC CUISINE     THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS CYCLE!

FEBRUARY - Month of the Holy Family | Remember all the Feasts this month if you are able!

THE PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - CANDLEMAS DAY - FEBRUARY 02 | Please check Parish Weekly Bulletin for adjusted Mass schedule!

Note: Remember to finally take down the nativity/manger and any other Christmas/Nativity(tide)-Epiphany(tide) decorations. Bring your homemade/Monastery-made/Abbey-made, etc. prayer candles to Mass for a blessing on this day and any day after throughout the liturgical year! If you want to start clearing out all your blessed palms from 2018, check first with your sacristan/priests to see if they are ready to take them for burning. Please don’t just leave them at the vestibules or any other place in the church for someone to clean-up! Parishes will often provide a basket for old palms closer to Ash Wednesday (March 06, 2019).

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -Epistle: Romans 13:8-10 - Love For One Another + Gospel: Matthew 8:23-27 - Jesus Stills the Storm; Antiphon at the Magnificat - Matthew 8:25 | FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY - Epistle: Colossians 3:12-17 - The New Life in Christ +Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30 - The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat; Antiphon at the Magnificat - Matthew 13:30

PRAYERS FOR | For everyone, especially all catechumens! Remember who Christ considers His family and friends! | Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph, Handbook of Prayers pg. 480-500 (Start last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February)

BOOKS/READINGS/FILM OF INTEREST/etc. | Come Rack! Come Rope!, Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson; St. Benedict for Postpartum Moms; What a Spoiled French Nun Taught Me About Motherhood; Pahuna: The Little Visitors (Film) - TLM & Vocation’s Editor also recommends having lunch/dinner at the Nepali restaurant across St. Rita after watching the film. Do ask the Manager/Chef about life in Nepali during the winter! Food is a little on the pricy side… but good.

VISIT | St. Rita - The St. Thérèse Society will be visiting St. Rita on Saturday, February 02, 2019 for Morning of Reflection: World Day of Consecrated Life/The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Candlemas Day - 8:30 A.M. to Noon at St. Rita, 3815 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA (meet in the school cafeteria - main doors to the right of the school playground) - Morning of Reflection includes: Mass at St. Rita, Holy Hour, and Conference on prayer with continental breakfast reception at the St. Rita School Hall - Fr. Dort Bigg will preach on: Sowing the Seeds of Vocation: Can it be done in Times of Crisis? Mary Model Disciple; Mary Model of Prayer. FREE - please RSVP with the Office of Vocations by Friday, January 25, 2019 - (703) 841-2514, vocations@arlingtondiocese.org - All are welcome! - PRAY FOR VOCATIONS! | Catholic Charities Ball, Friday, February 22, 2019 | Saint Rita School's 19th Annual Silent Auction & Gala - A Night in Monte Carlo, Saturday, February 23, 2019

SOURCES | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 | Blessed Be God | 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. | The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press / The Holy Bible, Ignatius / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) / LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office)

IMAGE | The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop, Gerrit van Honthorst | Alternate images (if available) can be found in the Supplement section of this TLM Mt. webpage!

PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | Parish Weekly Bulletin | Arlington Diocese | DC Latin Mass / Mass in EF Arlington Diocese | Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church | FSSP | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC - DC Oratorians | New Liturgical Movement | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS / CATHOLIC CUISINE

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


THE EASTER CYCLE: MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION - I. Season of Lent | II. Eastertide | III. After Pentecost    is just around the corner… be ready! Make sure to meet with your Spiritual Directors/Parents/Teachers to make sure you’re still on the right track. Just like Advent except double the work and this time practice is over… it’s show time! Make this Lent count! Start sipping that Cup of    Mystic Monk  Coffee/Tea or  Mad Monks Coffee (Coffee/tea ) and   Rise early - Day Light Savings Time Begins right on time for First Sunday of Lent! Set those Clocks Forward One (1) Hour.       SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY -  Epistles - 1 Corinthians 9:24-10; 10:1-5  The Rights of an Apostle/Warnings from Israel’s History  +Gospel & - Matthew 20:1-16  The Laborers in the Vineyard  pg. 26;  Antiphon at the Magnificat  - Matthew 20:6,7, 4 -  The Laborers in the Vineyard; Antiphon at the Magnificat    SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY -  Epistles - 2 Corinthians 11:19-33; 12:1-9  Paul’s Sufferings as an Apostle & Paul’s Visions and Revelations  +Gospel Luke 8:4-15  The Parable of the Sower & The Purpose of the Parables; Antiphon at the Magnificat  - Luke 8:10 -  The Explanation of the Parable    QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY  - Epistles - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13  The Gift of Love  +Gospel Luke 18:31-43  A Third Time Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection & Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar Near Jericho  pg. 94-95;  Antiphon at the Magnificat  - Luke 18:40,42,43 -  Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar Near Jericho     PRAYERS FOR | For everyone! Remember who Christ considers  His  family and friends! |  Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph ,  Handbook of Prayers  pg. 480-500 (Start last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February)   BOOKS/READINGS/FILM OF INTEREST/etc. |  Choose reading(s), films, retreats and supplemental activities specifically for your spiritual nourishment and if others depend on you to provide… take these short three (3) weeks to choose one (1) for the entire family/community… difficult, but not impossible! Seek the advice of a spiritual director if needed!   VISIT |  The parish(es), monasteries, abbey(s), etc. that you will want to remain with for worship and reconciliation throughout the Season of Lent. Choose one (1)… but no more than three (3).   SOURCES  |   Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962   pg. 263-817 |   Blessed Be God   |  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. |  The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press  /  The Holy Bible, Ignatius  /  Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible  /  CCC  /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM)  / LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES -  Saints Shall/Will Arise  (Traditional Benedictine Office)   IMAGE |   No images these last weeks…    PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. |   Parish Weekly Bulletin  |  Arlington Diocese  |  DC Latin Mass  /  Mass in EF Arlington Diocese  |  Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church  |  FSSP  |  Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV  |  Oratorian Vocations  /  Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC  -  DC Oratorians  |  New Liturgical Movement  |  CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS  /  CATHOLIC CUISINE     THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL SEASON OF SEPTUAGISMA!

THE EASTER CYCLE: MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION - I. Season of Lent | II. Eastertide | III. After Pentecost is just around the corner… be ready! Make sure to meet with your Spiritual Directors/Parents/Teachers to make sure you’re still on the right track. Just like Advent except double the work and this time practice is over… it’s show time! Make this Lent count! Start sipping that Cup of Mystic Monk Coffee/Tea or Mad Monks Coffee (Coffee/tea) and Rise early - Day Light Savings Time Begins right on time for First Sunday of Lent! Set those Clocks Forward One (1) Hour.

SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY - Epistles - 1 Corinthians 9:24-10; 10:1-5 The Rights of an Apostle/Warnings from Israel’s History +Gospel & - Matthew 20:1-16 The Laborers in the Vineyard pg. 26; Antiphon at the Magnificat - Matthew 20:6,7, 4 - The Laborers in the Vineyard; Antiphon at the Magnificat

SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY - Epistles - 2 Corinthians 11:19-33; 12:1-9 Paul’s Sufferings as an Apostle & Paul’s Visions and Revelations +Gospel Luke 8:4-15 The Parable of the Sower & The Purpose of the Parables; Antiphon at the Magnificat - Luke 8:10 - The Explanation of the Parable

QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY - Epistles - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 The Gift of Love +Gospel Luke 18:31-43 A Third Time Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection & Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar Near Jericho pg. 94-95; Antiphon at the Magnificat - Luke 18:40,42,43 - Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar Near Jericho

PRAYERS FOR | For everyone! Remember who Christ considers His family and friends! | Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph, Handbook of Prayers pg. 480-500 (Start last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February)

BOOKS/READINGS/FILM OF INTEREST/etc. | Choose reading(s), films, retreats and supplemental activities specifically for your spiritual nourishment and if others depend on you to provide… take these short three (3) weeks to choose one (1) for the entire family/community… difficult, but not impossible! Seek the advice of a spiritual director if needed!

VISIT | The parish(es), monasteries, abbey(s), etc. that you will want to remain with for worship and reconciliation throughout the Season of Lent. Choose one (1)… but no more than three (3).

SOURCES | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg. 263-817 | Blessed Be God | 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. | The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press / The Holy Bible, Ignatius / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) / LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office)

IMAGE | No images these last weeks…

PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | Parish Weekly Bulletin | Arlington Diocese | DC Latin Mass / Mass in EF Arlington Diocese | Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church | FSSP | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC - DC Oratorians | New Liturgical Movement | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS / CATHOLIC CUISINE

THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL SEASON OF SEPTUAGISMA!


THE EASTER CYCLE: MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION - I. Season of Lent | II. Eastertide | III. After 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    EPISTLES, +GOSPELS & ANTIPHONS | During the  Season of Lent , please go to Mass and or recite, read, chant or simply listen to the Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours. Try your best to listen attentively to the readings and homily. Contemplate on the readings before, after and during the week. Pick up a hard copy book of    Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962   ;   Blessed Be God   ;   The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press  /  The Holy Bible, Ignatius  /  Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible  or go online if you’re not fasting from reading online… if you are fasting during the Season of Lent for at least part of your week… wonderful… good for you! See sources below for further assistance if needed.    SOURCES  |   Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962   pg. 263-817 |   Blessed Be God   | ( 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. |  The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press  /  The Holy Bible, Ignatius  /  Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible  /  CCC  /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM)  / LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES -  Saints Shall/Will Arise  (Traditional Benedictine Office)   IMAGE MONTH & SUNDAY SCRIPTURE FOCUS  | (Easter Cycle)   Konfeso…  ; (March)  St. Joseph Charpentier (St. Joseph, Carpenter)     | 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!    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. After 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

EPISTLES, +GOSPELS & ANTIPHONS | During the Season of Lent, please go to Mass and or recite, read, chant or simply listen to the Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours. Try your best to listen attentively to the readings and homily. Contemplate on the readings before, after and during the week. Pick up a hard copy book of Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 ; Blessed Be God; The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press / The Holy Bible, Ignatius / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible or go online if you’re not fasting from reading online… if you are fasting during the Season of Lent for at least part of your week… wonderful… good for you! See sources below for further assistance if needed.

SOURCES | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg. 263-817 | Blessed Be God | (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. | The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press / The Holy Bible, Ignatius / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) / LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office)

IMAGE MONTH & SUNDAY SCRIPTURE FOCUS | (Easter Cycle) Konfeso…; (March)St. Joseph Charpentier (St. Joseph, Carpenter) | 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!

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


MARCH - Month of St. Joseph  | Remember all the Feasts this month if you are able!   ST. JOSEPH (Solemnity) Tuesday, March 19 | Please check    Parish Weekly Bulletin    for adjusted Mass schedule!    PRAYERS FOR  | For everyone, especially the St. Joseph(s) in your life - our clergy and religious priests/brothers/monks or sisters/nuns; family and friends; married/divorced couples; widows/single; coworkers/associates, etc. all who at times may have to wear the hats of both Mary and Joseph. |  Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph ,  Handbook of Prayers  pg. 480-500 (Start last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February)   BOOKS/READINGS/FILM OF INTEREST/etc. |    New Testament and Psalms for Men  ;   The Power of Silence: Silence Versus The World's Noise   ;    The Four Men: A Farrago  , Hilaire Belloc;   The Monks’ Daily Bread   &   The Monks’ Stormy Night  , Slyvia Dorham & Christopher Tupa;   Spiritual Direction from Dante: Avoiding the Inferno  , Paul Pearson of the Oratory;   Still Amidst the Storm  , Conor Gallagher;   When the Love of a Father Doesn’t Make Sense     VISIT |   Institute of Catholic Culture  (  C.S Winter 2019 (PDF)   ) | Stations of the Cross (some places Soup & Bread before or after Stations of the Cross/Divine Office/Liturgy of the Office/Adoration/Soup at a parish(es), monastery, abbey), etc. in/outdoors | Gardens, parks, trails, forests, seashores, etc. when it’s calm (if you have to stay home… listen to sounds of God’s creations)   SOURCES  |   Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962   pg.  263-817  |   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. |  The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press  /  The Holy Bible, Ignatius  /  Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible  /  CCC  /  IPIETA (N.O./TLM)  / LECTIO DIVINA  English  /  En Español  - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES -  Saints Shall/Will Arise  (Traditional Benedictine Office)   IMAGE |    St. Joseph Charpentier (St. Joseph, Carpenter)     | Alternate images (if available) can be found in the  Supplement  section   of this TLM Mt. webpage!   PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. |   Parish Weekly Bulletin  |  Arlington Diocese  |  DC Latin Mass  /  Mass in EF Arlington Diocese  |  Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church  |  FSSP  |  Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV  |  Oratorian Vocations  /  Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC  -  DC Oratorians  |  New Liturgical Movement  |  CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS  /  CATHOLIC CUISINE     THANK YOU! GRACIAS! DEO GRÁTIAS! HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL EASTER CYCLE!

MARCH - Month of St. Joseph | Remember all the Feasts this month if you are able!

ST. JOSEPH (Solemnity) Tuesday, March 19 | Please check Parish Weekly Bulletin for adjusted Mass schedule!

PRAYERS FOR | For everyone, especially the St. Joseph(s) in your life - our clergy and religious priests/brothers/monks or sisters/nuns; family and friends; married/divorced couples; widows/single; coworkers/associates, etc. all who at times may have to wear the hats of both Mary and Joseph. | Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph, Handbook of Prayers pg. 480-500 (Start last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February)

BOOKS/READINGS/FILM OF INTEREST/etc. | New Testament and Psalms for Men; The Power of Silence: Silence Versus The World's Noise; The Four Men: A Farrago, Hilaire Belloc; The Monks’ Daily Bread & The Monks’ Stormy Night, Slyvia Dorham & Christopher Tupa; Spiritual Direction from Dante: Avoiding the Inferno, Paul Pearson of the Oratory; Still Amidst the Storm, Conor Gallagher; When the Love of a Father Doesn’t Make Sense

VISIT | Institute of Catholic Culture (C.S Winter 2019 (PDF) ) | Stations of the Cross (some places Soup & Bread before or after Stations of the Cross/Divine Office/Liturgy of the Office/Adoration/Soup at a parish(es), monastery, abbey), etc. in/outdoors | Gardens, parks, trails, forests, seashores, etc. when it’s calm (if you have to stay home… listen to sounds of God’s creations)

SOURCES | Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962 pg. 263-817 | 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. | The Holy Bible, St. Benedict Press / The Holy Bible, Ignatius / Vulgate - Douay-Rheims - Knox Bible / CCC / IPIETA (N.O./TLM) / LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.) / LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office)

IMAGE | St. Joseph Charpentier (St. Joseph, Carpenter) | Alternate images (if available) can be found in the Supplement section of this TLM Mt. webpage!

PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | Parish Weekly Bulletin | Arlington Diocese | DC Latin Mass / Mass in EF Arlington Diocese | Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek Catholic Church | FSSP | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC - DC Oratorians | New Liturgical Movement | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS / CATHOLIC CUISINE

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


(D)OFFICE | (L)HOURS


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 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!).  

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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!

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) | Laus in Ecclesia (Gregorian Chant) | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem | Ibreviary | Divine Office | Chant like a Dominican - Dominican Liturgy | 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



SOLEMNITIES | FEASTS | ETC.


SOLEMNITIES/FEASTS/MEMORIALS, 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

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) | BOOKS, BEER & FOOD -(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 | FROM A MONASTERY KITCHEN: THE CLASSIC NATURAL FOODS COOKBOOK | 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/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) | St. Thérèse Society - All are welcome - RSVP TodayMorning of Reflection: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - World Day of Consecrated Life/Presentation of the Lord(N.O.)/The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Candlemas Day(TLM) - 8:30 A.M. to Noon at St. Rita, 3815 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA (meet in the school cafeteria - main doors to the right of the school playground) - Morning of Reflection includes: Mass at St. Rita, Holy Hour, and Conference on prayer with continental breakfast reception at the St. Rita School Hall - Fr. Dort Bigg will preach on: Sowing the Seeds of Vocation: Can it be done in Times of Crisis? Mary Model Disciple; Mary Model of Prayer. FREE - please RSVP with the Office of Vocations by Friday, January 25, 2019 - (703) 841-2514, vocations@arlingtondiocese.org 2019 Women's Conference (Saturday, March 02, 2019) | 2019 Men’s Conference (Saturday, March 09, 2019) | Institute of Christ the King Italy Sovereign Priest ORDINATIONS WEEK 2019 Florence, Italy | June 30 - July 08, 2019; Province Pilgrimage Announcement - Application Here | Notre Dame Priory (Benedictine - Australia) - Men & Women Spiritual Exercise Retreats 2019 Exciting! Australia - January/August 2019 Retreats are now open! USA 2019 retreats: Ohio, Spiritual Center of Maria Stein - Men’s Five (5) Day Retreat: Sunday, September 29 to Friday, October 04, 2019/Women’s Five (5) Day Retreat: Sunday, October 06 to Friday, October 11, 2019! | Opus Sanctorum Angelorum: OA 2019 Silent RetreatsA Day With Mary - "Come to the Throne of Grace" - Franciscans of the Immaculate | Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019 | 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:

”There is more to tell, but the deadline is already past, a bag must be packed, and the plane will not wait.” (SALUTE Fall 2018 - The Magazine of the Archdiocese For the Military Services) | The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy | Institute of Catholic Culture | 2Minutes2Virtue (N.O. Sunday Readings) (Arlington Diocesen Priests) | From the Prior's Desk / Archive Homilies (Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia)) - Benedictine); Vultus Christi - Blog / Current Newsletter / Archive Newsletters (Silverstream Priory - Benedictine); From the Prior / Archive Newsletters (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 | 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 | Institute of Catholic Culture | 2Minutes2Virtue (N.O. Sunday Readings) (Arlington Diocese Priests)

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THE FAMILY/SINGLE LIFE/MISC. ROUTE/ROOT: 

‘Children Change Everything’: Prioritizing Family Worship; When the Love of a Father Doesn’t Make Sense; St. Benedict for Postpartum Moms; What a Spoiled French Nun Taught Me About Motherhood; The Birdwatcher's Guide to Marriage (Catholic Gentleman); Should You Marry Someone With Different Beliefs? (+UCatholic) ; 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 | Institute of Catholic Culture | 2Minutes2Virtue (N.O. Sunday Readings) (Arlington Diocese Priests)

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+SACRED/LITURGICAL ART FOR PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PRAYER/STUDY

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.)(Arlington Diocese Priests) | Word on Fire | VULGATE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - KNOX BIBLE | Vatican Film List | etc.

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!  


TLM HAPPENINGS


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

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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.) | Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia): From the Prior’s Desk (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 VeilThe 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.) (Arlington Diocese Priests) | 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...

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+TLM & VOCATION EDITOR'S PICKS/KUDOS |

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Planning that retreat/pilgrimage/vacation for 2019 Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall? Highly recommend Catholic Faith Journeys (Year Round)! For more pilgrimages/retreats, please scroll down to the Spiritual Training Days section of this website | Support Institute of Catholic Culture (ICC) (Year Round)! | Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles (Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus) are almost at the homestretch! Don’t forget her Brothers who are also (re)building: From the Prior's Desk Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (Monks of Norcia - Benedictine); Vultus Christi (Silverstream Priory - Benedictine); From the Prior (Notre Dame Monastery - Benedictine); Homilies of Father Abbot (Clear Creek - Benedictine); etc. | Go where ever the Holy Spirit, Mary and all the Saints take you... and keep Christ centered!

More under THE CHALLENGE OF THE HOSTS: BE PREPARED! section… just s(c)roll back up this TLM Mt. webpage!

PARISH/DIOCESAN/TLM COMMUNITY DEVOTIONS/EVENTS/ETC. | Parish Weekly Bulletin | Arlington Diocese | DC Latin Mass / Mass in EF Arlington Diocese | FSSP | Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem - WV | Oratorian Vocations / Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri - DC - DC Oratorians | New Liturgical Movement | CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS - FISH EATERS / CATHOLIC CUISINE


SAINT RITA CLERGY & STAFF


CLERGY & STAFF |

Pastor, Rev. Daniel N. Gee | Parochial Vicar, Rev. Vincent P. Bork | PARISH DIRECTORY | TLM & Vocations Editor is a volunteer (not part of the Staff)! | 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

JOIN OUR PARISH VOLUNTEER | Check Vestibules and Parish Weekly Bulletin for all St. Rita Parish Groups (+Parish Groups) | VIRTUS


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! 


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 CHRISTMAS CYCLE!