Pray to the Lord of the Harvest / Oraciones por las Vocaciones | Heavenly Father, Lord of the Harvest, call forth vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life from our diocese and our families. Inspire men to imitate Christ the Eternal High Priest in sacrificial service to Your Church. Move the hearts of men and women to offer themselves wholly to You in poverty, chastity, and obedience. Send them as laborers for Your harvest. Inspire the faithful to support them with prayer and sacrifice. Raise up holy families who foster openness to Your call. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen. Mary Immaculate, pray for us. St. Thomas More, pray for us. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.
PHOTOGRAPHY POSTED ON WEBSITE | All submissions must be approved by the Pastor (email@example.com) & TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Photographer(s) must be a parishioner(s) and a practicing Catholic(s). Camera & mobile cams are permitted.
PARISH | (Note: All Masses, Adorations, Weddings and Baptisms are open to the public) | No flash photography permitted | ALL photographers must have approval from the Pastor prior to taking photos. Please include names and contacts of all clergy, religious and laity, especially parents and children. ALL photos will be edited/declined by the TLM Vocations Editor of St Rita as necessary. Parish Clergy/religious and visiting clergy/religious (ex. Diocesan - Parish Clergy/Religious hosted events) may decline photography as needed. | NEW RULES will be posted here as needed!
MASSES & ADORATION | All clergy/altar servers/laity (except babies/toddlers) must be facing East towards the Eucharist/Tabernacle/Crucifix. Side profile views permitted with clergy, religious & altar servers.
DIVINE OFFICE / LITURGY OF THE HOURS | All clergy/altar servers/laity (except babies/toddlers) must face East towards the Eucharist/Tabernacle/Crucifix. Side profile views permitted with clergy, religious & altar servers.
PROCESSIONS | All Solemnity/Feast procession photos are welcome.
WEDDINGS | (The Groom/Bride must be parishioners. Guests in the photographs need not be parishioners) All photos must have approval from the Pastor, Groom (Man) and Bride (Woman) prior to taking photos and submission to the TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita.
BAPTISMS | (Parents must be parishioners. Guests in the photographs need not be parishioners) All photos must be approved by clergy, parents and godparents before submission to the TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita.
SPECIAL PROJECTS/EVENTS | (Parish group coordinator must be a parishioner. Guests/Members in the photographs need not be parishioners. ) (ex. Field Trips with clergy/religious/laity: March For Life/Pilgrimages/Retreats/etc.; hosted events/projects by St. Rita +Parish Groups: building projects; meetings; solemnity/feast parties/gatherings; etc.
All photos will be posted on their individual websites/social media/year books/etc.
CORPUS CHRISTI 2015 | For more photographs or video clips, please go all the way down the Mt.!
Beautiful roses, flowers and plants in the gardens continue to grow; walk ways, signs and playgrounds have been built & installed/repaired, etc.; all the schools, parish families and groups are all trying their best to maintain the peace and fighting those battles when needed, adapting to new roles and growing! The cycle of progress and set-backs continue!
PRIESTHOOD & DIACONATE ORDINATIONS + RELIGIOUS VOWS | MARRIAGE + SINGLE LIFE VOWS |
Note: CCC 1024: A baptized male alone receives sacred ordination validly |What Is the Difference Between a Friar, a Monk and a Priest? |What are the differences between Religious Orders? - Et Vita Consecrata | Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)
CATHOLIC INVITATIONS (Priest & Diaconate Ordinations/Religious(First-Solemn-Perpetual Profession of Vows)) open to the GENERAL PUBLIC, please send to TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita (email@example.com) so announcements can be posted. Send minimum two (2) months to maximum one (1) year ahead. Not all announcements are guaranteed to be posted. Include the following: WHEN/WHERE/WHO/WEBSITE. | Please check Arlington Dioceses for Priest & Diaconate Ordination announcements. Announcements will be posted here at the earliest convenience of the TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita :). Thank you for your patience!
Prayers Answered. CA SB 360 "Confession Bill" Withdrawn | July 08, 2019
Installation Masses 2019 of Pastors (Photos and Bios): July 20 - Fr. Posey, Cathedral of St. Thomas More), July 21 - Fr. Perez, Our Lady of the Valley, and July 23 - Fr. Espino, Queen of Apostles; August 24 - Fr. Scalia, St. James and September 15 - Fr. Joseph An Quoc Dang, Holy Martyrs of Viatnam
Happy belated and upcoming anniversaries: ordination, marriages and perpetual (eternal) vows!
Prayers for all clergy/religious/laity who will be retiring this year. May they have a peaceful retirement!
Prayers for all who are preparing/professed their first professions/vows/renewing their consecrations - Clergy/Religious (Brothers & Sisters + Monks & Nuns)/Laity this 2019 Liturgical Year | Prayers that our Mother, Church, will bear fruit and heal one day at a time!
Congratulations to all 2019-20 Holy Marriages, Baptisms & Confirmations: Newly Ordained & Professed (Married to our Holy Church)/Married (Husband & Wife)/Single:
Prayers for everyone receiving(ed) the Sacrament of Confirmation this 2019-20 and beyond (Arlington Diocese Fall & Spring 2019/Homeschool Families, please check with your St. Rita Homeschool Group coordinator); for everyone returning and all catechumens receiving the Sacrament of Baptism, Sacrament of Confirmation and First Communion this coming Easter/Pentecost/etc!
Please continue to pray for all our brother Priests and Deacons (soon-to-be Priests!) and Professed Religious throughout the liturgical (cycle) year and beyond! May the Holy Trinity and Mary continue to guide, comfort and protect them! Thank you + Well done + Pax.
2019 Arlington Diocese Priesthood & Diaconate Ordinations | Missed both 2019 Ordinations? Replay: 2019 Priesthood | Save-the-Date 2020 Ordinations & New Clergy Assignments: TBA / Between January-June! | The Race for Seminarians 2019 is back! The races are up… PRAY then mark it/run it/donate/cheer!
Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph (OPEast) | Missed the O.P. East Priests (Preachers)? Replay the (p)albums: Priestly Ordinations 2019 | Diaconate Ordination 2019 | Solemn Profession Vows 2019 | Listen: DHS music | Save-the-Date 2020: Solemn Profession Vows February 1; Diaconate Ordinations March 23 and Priestly Ordinations May 23 - Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC | “Come and See” Weekends & Vocation Events
Please check for announcements/coverage under these TLM Communities | May the Holy Trinity and Mary continue to guide, comfort and protect them! + Pax:
Institute of Christ the King | CONGRATULATIONS to all the newly ordained 2019 Priests & Deacons and please pray for our seminarians and especially for our seven (7) future priests who will be ordained by Raymond Cardinal Burke: James Hoogerwerf (U.S.A), Ryan Post (U.S.A.), Edward Turner (U.S. A), Miguel Angel Cañadas, Jorge Vela Martin, Ross Bourgeois (U.S.A.), Axel Ringeval | Missed it? (Read)play Ordination Week 2019 July 1-4 while it is available!
Sursum Corda: Young Adult National Retreat (Ages 18-35) - August 16-19, 2019 | Deadline is around the corner: June 30!
Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest | Province Announcement: Sisters Adorers First House in the USA! Process begins Autumn 2019!
FSSP | New Liturgical Movement | All Religious Life: Brothers & Sisters/Monks & Nuns, please check with Families & Friends, Spiritual Directors & House Vocations Directors for announcements if not posted here or TLM communities listed above. | CATHOLIC INVITATIONS (Priest/Diaconate Ordinations/First-Solemn-Perpetual Profession of Vows) open to the GENERAL PUBLIC, please send to TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita (firstname.lastname@example.org) so announcements can be posted. Send minimum two (2) months to maximum one (1) year ahead. Not all announcements are guaranteed to be posted. Include the following: WHEN/WHERE/WHO/WEBSITE.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our NEW PRIESTS (4 French): Abbot Christophe Joly, Abbot Hubert Lion, Fr. Thibaut Matschek, Abbot Thomas Souville + (2 Germans) Abbot Janosch Donner and Abbot Julius Kappel (June 29) + (2 Americans, 2 Canadians & 1 Mexican (May 24 & 31) = 11 New Priests for FSSP St. Peter & Guadalupe 2019! | Missed it? Replay: FSSP Wigratzbad + May 24 & 31, 2019 + May 24, 2019 (Fr. John Killackey) + May 31, 2019 | Deo grátias and please do continue to keep them in your prayers + Pax.
CONGRATULATIONS to Subdeacon, Br. Augustine Wilmeth, OSB, friends, family and brother monks of Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte, Norcia - June 20, 2019! Deo Grátias! For more delightful details and news, please (read)play the Prior’s Blog (“I Make All Things New” + Nova Facio Omnia 7/2/19 & Summer 2019 newsletter) | Deo grátias and please do continue to keep them in your prayers + Pax.
Please Pray for Polish Priest Attacked on Monday - Fr Ireneusz Bakalarczyk, a priest of the diocese of Wrocław, Poland (NLM) | Polish Priest in Stable Condition After Being Stabbed Before Mass (CNA)
Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus (Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles) | Prayers continue for the recent passing of Sr. Wilhelmina of the Most Holy Rosary, O.S.B and Foundress of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, her family and entire community. Please read her beautiful journey: 2019 Requiescat in Pace! | Spring 2019 Newsletter | Please do continue to keep them in your prayers + Pax.
Clothing Ceremony and Solemn High Mass - Cardinal Burke | Monday, August 12, 2019, 10:30 AM 12:30 PM | More Details: Upcoming Events + Elysburg
Congratulations to Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa First Profession Vows - Seeking the Divine: Sister Mary Catherine of Mary, Mother of the Church and Sister Mary Emmanuel of Mary | Please continue to keep them in your prayers!
Congratulations to the FSSP Priests and Seminarians who completed the 2019 FSSP Buckley March to Washington, DC Basilica!
First, second, third, etc. Masses of Newly Ordained: Please check with your Pastors/Priors for announcements. Parents, siblings and friends may freely make their own announcements to family, friends and communities!
Congratulations to all newly Married Couples (Man & Wife), those renewing their vows, baptized and confirmed at St. Rita, Arlington Diocese and beyond this 2019-20 year! | Note: Code of Canon Law (Can.) 1055-1165 Marriage; USCCB: Cohabitation & Marriage / (Can.) 1649; (Can.) 856 (Baptisms during Lent); (Can.) 882-888 Confirmation.
Congratulations to all the new 2018-2019 Catholic/Christian Oblates throughout the world! | Note: Not all oblates are Catholic
CONTINUE THE MARCH FOR LIFE everyday as you are able! Pray and attend Daily as your vocation allows: The Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours, Mass, the Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet and Lectio Divina. (Note: Try to apply what you’ve learned… daily) | Respect Life Mass / The Gabriel Project - St. Rita Chapter (Fourth (4th) Saturday of the Month 8:00 AM); The Holy Rosary - St. Rita Legion of Mary (English & Spanish) | MARCH FOR LIFE 2020: January 24, 2020
PILGRIM VIRGIN | Following the plead of the Virgin of Fatima, the English speaking Legion of Mary is also bringing the Pilgrim Virgin to the homes of any parishioner interested in hosting and praying the holy rosary with the Blessed Mother for a week, on the last day of the Virgin visit, their homes can be enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. Please contact us to schedule a visit at email@example.com. It is a sign of predestination to have the visit of the Blessed Virgin in our homes.
ST. RITA CCD REGISTRATION 2019-2020: St. Rita CCD Registration for 2019-2020 Registration for the calendar year 2019 - 2020 has begun! Registration forms are available in the Church vestibules. Fall Religious Education classes will begin on September 9, 2019. The new class times are as follows: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - All students in grades 1 and up We need teachers at all levels. If you can volunteer to teach a class, please contact Klarissa Blank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-836-1640. | VIRTUS
Precious Blood Novena & Adoration throughout July | All are welcome!
July 22-26; 29-31 | Mass 7:00 AM + Novena & Adoration 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The summer selection this year looks exciting!
If you do miss a class… check the library | For those who are willing and able, please donate!
The Basilica of St. Mary: 2019 Summer Faith and Culture Series | Thursdays July 18 (Fr. N. Blank), 25 (Happiest Wives) and August 1 (The Pivotal Players: Blessed John Henry Newman) | Free Admission | 7:00 PM Refreshments and 7:30 PM Program | Lyceum Aditorium, 313 Duke St. Alexandria, VA
The Napa Institute Ninth (9th) Annual Summer Conference July 24-28, 2019 | Keynote Speakers: His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke, George Weigel, Jim Daly, Alan Sears, Fr. Robert Spitzer, Patrick Lencioni, Dr. Tim Gray and more.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola Retreats (Lead by Clergy + Religious + Laity) Summer+Fall+Winter:
FSSP 2019: (Women) July 26-28 + (Men) August 6-4) with Retreat Master:Fr. James Buckley | More Events North American District, International & Missions: Camps, Pilgrimages, Conferences & Mission Trips
Notre Dame Priory (Benedictine - Australia) 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! + Men & Women Spiritual Exercise Retreats 2019 Exciting! Australia 2020 Retreats: January & August. | Please continue to pray for the entire Benedictine and their neighboring Monastic Families. | Beautiful gift for the chefs’/cooks’ in your family: Kitchen Rosary | Progress & Reflections: Priory Newsletter | From the Cloister | Current Events
The Oratorian Fathers of St. Philip Neri, Washington, DC - Please join us for Sunday Vespers/Morning Recollection (slowly climb/peddle/scroll back up to: (D)Office + (L)Hours section)
St. Joseph’s Abbey will be hosting a Monastic Experience weekend October 11-13, 2019 for single Roman Catholic men between the ages of 25 and 45 who believe they may be called to the monastic life. | Contact Father James email@example.com
Monastic Experience Weekend at Santa Rita Abbey (Trappistine - Cistercian - USA) August 30-September 02, 2019. Women ages 21-40.
Please continue to pray for all of our Arlington Diocese seminarians, clergy, religious and single, married(man & woman), widowed - all consecrated! | Please continue offering support through your gift of prayer by:
joining the St. Thérèse Society | If you would like to join the team or have questions about promoting vocations, please call (703) 841-2514 or visit St. Thérèse Society;
hosting the Saint Rita Vocations Crucifix (see below);
offering a gift of prayer through the Our Lady of Guadalupe (O.L.O.G) Prayer Tin (see below)!
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 Trinity (Spirit), Mother Mary and all the Saints! Bring an umbrella/poncho in case the day is blessed with extra tears/rays of joy!
If you know someone who needs prayers and is a parishioner/ have family members who are parishioners at St. Rita/other Parish in the Arlington Diocese and is currently in formation to the priesthood/religious life, please contact the St. Thérèse Society so his/her picture and name or name only can be included in the monthly listing. (Important note: Please be aware that not all religious families/communities allow the release of photos and names of their novices, postulants, etc. for their safety and the safety of their family/community. This includes parish weekly bulletins, parish/school newsletters, bulletin boards, websites, social media, etc. Be sure to ask permission from the novice himself/herself, their families and Vocations Directors of their order first!).
If your family and friends follow a Religious Order, please check with the Religious Family of your choice for announcements throughout the year! There are many to choose from! Start your search under Featured Religious Vocations further down this site!
DIOCESAN PRIESTHOOD, DIACONATE: TRANSITIONAL & PERMANENT (SINGLE/MARRIED), SEMINARIAN/RELIGIOUS MEN & WOMEN | Arlington Diocese Vocations
U.S.A & INTERNATIONAL VOCATIONS:
PRIESTHOOD & DIACONATE (TRANSITIONAL) (HYBRID: ORDAINED PRIESTS & DEACONS WHO LIVE IN RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY WITH/WITHOUT RELIGIOUS VOWS: MISSIONARIES, ORATORIANS, ETC. ) | RELIGIOUS (ABBOT(PRIEST) + PRIOR(PRIEST): MONKS(BROTHERS) / ABBESS + PRIORESS: NUNS(SISTERS) |
Note: CCC 1024: A baptized male alone receives sacred ordination validly |What Is the Difference Between a Friar, a Monk and a Priest? |What are the differences between Religious Orders? - Et Vita Consecrata | Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)
MEN: Canons Regular Of Saint John Cantius - Canons Regular Of The New Jerusalem | Carmelite Monks | Carthusians | Capuchin Friars | Clear Creek Monks | Discalced Carmelite Friars | Dominican Friars /Saint Dominic's Monastery | Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate - USA | Institute of Christ the King | Jesuit | Knights of the Holy Eucharist | Mount Angel Abbey | Oratorian Vocations - DC Oratorians (Updates on FB) | Ordo Canonicorum Regularium Sanctae Crucis (Order of the Holy Cross) | Order of St. Augustine/OSA | Saint Joseph’s Abbey | Saint Mary’s Monastery | Silverstream Priory | Solesmes Abbey | Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte (The Monks of Norcia) | The Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux (Trappist - Cistercian/Rule of St. Benedict - USA | Trappists | etc.
WOMEN: Abbey of Regina Laudis | Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles (Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus) | Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing | Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart - LA | Carmelite Monastery of JMJ | Cistercian Nuns | Dominican Sisters (Nashville, TN) | Dominican Sisters of Wanganui, AU | Fairfield Carmelites | Franciscan Sisters /TOR / Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate | Little Sisters of the Poor | Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa | Missions of Charity Convent DC | Oblate Sisters of Francis de Sales | Order of the Servants of Mary/OSM | Poor Clares/Poor Clares | The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy | Servants of the Lord/SSVMUSA | Sisters of Life/Vocation Story... | Societas Sororum a Sancta Cruce (Sisters of the Holy Cross) | Trappistines | etc.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PRIESTHOOD/RELIGIOUS LIFE VOCATIONS |
Catholic Financial Life - Orphan Income and Scholarship | Italian Catholic Federation | Knights of Columbus - Scholarships - RSVP | Knights of Columbus Support for Vocations - Arlington Dioceses - Seminarian Education Endowment Fund | The Labouré Society | Mater Ecclesiae Fund For Vocations | Misericordia Scholarship Fund
MARRIAGE (MAN & WOMAN)/WIDOW/SINGLE LIFE) |
SPIRITUAL TRAINING DAYS
ORDINARY FORM (O.F.)(NOVUS ORDO) / EXTRAORDINARY FORM (E.F.)/TLM CONFERENCES/PILGRIMAGES/RETREATS/RECOLLECTIONS/TALKS/WORKSHOPS
CATHOLIC INVITATIONS (Priest/Diaconate Ordinations/First-Solemn-Perpetual Profession of Vows) open to the GENERAL PUBLIC, please send to TLM & Vocations Editor of St. Rita (firstname.lastname@example.org) so announcements can be posted. Send minimum two (2) months to maximum one (1) year ahead. Not all announcements are guaranteed to be posted. Include the following: WHEN/WHERE/WHO/WEBSITE.
A Day With Mary - "Come to the Throne of Grace" - Franciscans of the Immaculate | Notre Dame Priory (Benedictine - Australia) - Men & Women Spiritual Exercise Retreats 2019 Exciting! Australia 2020 retreats: January & August. 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! | St. Joseph Abbey will be hosting a Monastic Experience weekend October 11-13, 2019 for single Roman Catholic men between the ages of 25 and 45 who believe they may be called to the monastic life. | Contact Father James email@example.com. Retreats: St. Joseph’s Abbey (Trappists - USA) | Retreats at Tagatay Community and St. Scholastica’s Center of Spirituality | Populus Summorum Pontificum - October 25-27, 2019 | Please check with the Arlington Diocese (Vocations), St. Rita Vocations, Parish Weekly Bulletin or TLM HAPPENINGS section further down this site to continue your search - Thank you! Gracias!
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION |
If by age 30-35, you still don’t know what your vocation is yet (exceptions may be for anyone who comes into the church late in life)… then spend more time in prayer; help out with CCD (make sure you’re VIRTUS trained)/RCIA if needed; do a little more spiritual/corporal works of mercy… instead of partying, playing poker, etc. so much. Why not turn those parties, poker games, etc. for the good of others instead of the self? If you’re constantly serving others and need to pull back… do so! Let someone else roll up their sleeves once in awhile and help clean up the Church. Those who are listening carefully to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and Mary as to what he/she is suppose to do with his/her life, will come forward. Be sure it is not the Devil himself/his demons that you are listening to. Find a good Catholic Spiritual Director and Confessor. Reach out to your home parish priest(s) first and then branch out if you need to. Be patient with yourself and others… it takes time and effort to find a match for yourself/family. Remember St. Teresa of Avila’s experience. If needed, there are many good books from the party-bus Saints/Blesseds - St. Francis De Sales/St. John Bosco/St. Teresa of Avila/St. Faustina/St. Augustine/Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati/JPII/etc. Many Saints-to-be will experience life lessons that will never be found in a book, film, website, journal, blog, etc. until they’ve passed through this life. Don’t waste a day of your youth/calling… find your balance!
Please contact the Parish Rectory Office to speak to Pastor, Rev. Daniel N. Gee, Parochial Vicar, Rev. Vincent P. Bork - (703) 836-1640 or contact Fr. Michael Isenberg, Director of Office of Vocations - Spiritual Direction - firstname.lastname@example.org / 703-841-2514
OUR SPIRITUAL FATHERS |
INTERVIEWS WITH SAINT RITA'S VERY OWN... FR GEE, FR BORK AND DEACON DIXON |
Called To Serve: An Interview With Fr. Gee and Fr. Bork About the Vocation to the Priesthood | November 2013, Volume II, Issue 10.
Meet St. Rita's Permanent Deacon | August-September 2015, Volume IV, Issue 5.
INTERVIEWS WITH SAINT RITA'S IN RESIDENCE PRIESTS |
Father Karol Nedza | Fr. Karol Nedza received Holy Orders in 2015 in the Diocese of Sosmowiec, Poland. He will be with St. Rita for the next three years and plans to study at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C.
Meet Fr. Marcin Krycki | 2013, Volume II, Issue 2. Meet Fr. Marcin Krycki
SAINT RITA'S HISTORY OF VOCATIONS Courtesy of the Arlington Diocese |
Fr. Robert Rippy – ord. 1984
Fr. Mark Moretti – ord. 1995
Fr. Andrew Fisher – ord. 1998
Fr. Scott Sina – ord. 2014
(NOTE: History dates back only to 1974 when Arlington became its own diocese.)
THE SAINT RITA VOCATIONS CRUCIFIX |
The St Rita Vocations Crucifix has been touched to a first class relic of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. John Neumann, and housed in a beautiful wooden case handcrafted by St. Rita Parishioner, John McLaughlin at the request of Fr. Donahue. Hosting the Crucifix in your home for a week involves just a few daily prayers. THANK YOU (GRACIAS) FOR PRAYING!
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE PRAYER TIN |
Please submit your gift of prayer (Individual/Family name noted as: living/deceased(+)) for the O.L.O.G Prayer Tin at the Russell Road Vestibule by the end of each month! Prayers will be posted on this webpage and prayed in the following month. Please write clearly! Prayers that are not legible and noted with no Individual/Family name will not be posted or prayed for! Thank you!/Gracias!
JULY 2019 GIFTS | 1 Decade - The Holy Rosary - 31 days | 1 Decade - Divine Mercy Chaplet - 31 Days | 3 Candles (Clergy/Religious/Laity) | 3 Holy Hours (Clergy/Religious/Laity) | 5 (D) Office (Latin) + 2 (L) Hours (Latin + English/French/Italian/etc.) = 7
GIFTS OF PRAYER GUADALUPE TIN | (PERPETUAL REQUEST): GOD's HOLY WILL for more holy men, women, boys & girls in formation and for those who continue to remain faithful! - Seminarians(Men), Priests(Men), Deacons(Men), All Consecrated Religious (Men & Women), Single (Men & Women), Married/Widowed (Man & Woman) and Children (Boys & Girls)! | (JULY): God’s will for Sr. Wilhelmina of the Most Holy Rosary, O.S.B(+)
THE EASTER CYCLE - Silent Cycling for all vocations! Remain humble if you want to get through the longest stage. | Here’s to 100+ more miles! Click those heals three (3) times to a peaceful slow/quick ride home to heaven! | If you’re new… as always, please wait off road until Advent. The climbs are glorious and tough. The descend… dangerous! Pray for everyone!
Third Stage: (Period) Season After Pentecost (note: stages may be adjusted to either O.F./E.F. schedule)
Simple Rules & Notes: By now you should know them by heart… what worked, what didn’t and where you constantly need to make adjustments! These are rides that will take you away from the world. A few essential notes, have been left below and new ones will be added as needed! If you don’t remember… please wait off road until Advent. Pay closer attention next time! You know what happens when the RULES are broken… have the Act of Contrition memorized or work on it as not all Parishes/Seminaries/Abbeys/Monasteries/Chapels, etc. have cheat sheets! Consult a trusted spiritual director of your spiritual game plan as needed.
Notes 1 (Period) Season After Pentecost): If you need motivation before or after check out (this includes reading and trying your best to abide by their Rules as well - ex. The Rule of St. Albert, St. Augustine, St. Benedict, etc.): The Monks of Norcia - Benedicta ( Monastero di San Benedetto in Monte, Norcia) | The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles (Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus) - Music | All Dominican House of Studies (OPEast) music | Institute of Christ the King: The Communion of Saints; etc. | For quick rides… highly recommend Abbaye Du Barroux for motivation. | Choose music appropriate for the prayer season and not anti-Catholic/Christian... | Bring a book/journal/hammock with you on those long days! | Stay hydrated! | Also, please do not go inside a Church/Mass with your gear... cover up and change before!
Notes 2 (Period) Season After Pentecost): Books - Check out Catholic Presses/Bookstores, St. Rita Parish/School Library, TLM mt., book Lists from seminaries/abbeys/convents/monasteries or a local bookstore near you (try riding your bike there!): Angelus Press / Caritas Press / Biretta Books / Ignatious Press / Loreto Publications / Tan Books / Magnificat
Note 3 (Period) Season After Pentecost): You may opt to just read the daily scriptures and listen carefully at Sunday/Daily Mass. (ex. Lectio Devina (Magnificat meditations (N.O.); LECTIO DIVINA English / En Español - (N.O.); LECTIO DIVINA NOTES - Saints Shall/Will Arise (Traditional Benedictine Office); TLM further reading). If you are listening and reading well… the rides can be absolutely amazing! That said, there will also be days where it’s probably best to stay inside! Remember the experience of the saints - Check Saint's Name Generator!
Note 4 (Period) Season After Pentecost): Keep a written/photo/video/etc. journal of your journey. It's your choice to share it/not… (If you’re under 18… sorry but your parents will decide for you!)
Note 5 (Period) Season After Pentecost): For the folks who are cross-training and prefer to continue walking, hiking, running, swimming, rowing, skiing, sparring, etc. or resting… you may! If you are running, please consider supporting the Arlington Diocese's Support Our Seminarians Race / Catholic Sports/NVJCYO event(s). Volunteers must be VIRTUS trained.
Note 6 (Period) Season After Pentecost): Moms who are expecting… remember your drop date. Get clearance from your husband and from your Drs.! It sucks, but yes… keep baby safe! Open those windows and ride stationary or just relax!
Note 7 (Period) Season After Pentecost): THANK YOU (GRACIAS) FOR PRAYING & PEDALING!
If you would like to submit a Mass Intention at St. Rita, please submit your intentions w/donation to the Parish Rectory Office by calling (703) 836-1640. Ask about Parish Giving to submit donations online. Mass intentions will appear in the Parish Weekly Bulletin. Donations may also go directly to a specific Seminarian or through other Vocation Programs in the Arlington Diocese. If you would like to make a Prayer Request and offer a donation to a Religious Family of your choice, please see religious families below. Note, these are just a few of many Religious Families in the U.S.A and throughout the world!
DISCOVER YOUR ROUTE AT SAINT RITA CATHOLIC CHURCH |
PARISH GROUPS/DIOCESAN CHAPTERS & SERVICES |
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Corpus Christi Mass and Procession 2016 | https://vimeo.com/169097233 / THANK YOU to everyone who participated and assisted in planning out this Sacred Tradition!
(The Mass , Procession, and selection of photographs and video from Corpus Christi 2015 were made possible by our devoted Saint Rita clergy, altar servers, Sacred Music staff & volunteers, ushers, parishioners, and guests.)
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