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.


This ministry consists of men and women who read the Word of God during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass during Sunday liturgy, Monday evening Novena/Mass, and Holy Day Masses. Training, if necessary, will be provided.

Please leave your name and number with the parish secretary at 703-836-1640 and the coordinator, Frank Donahoe, will contact you.

Lectors’ Schedule


Date Mass First Reading Second Reading
Sat, Oct. 19 5:00pm Kim Dismuke Dana Ferguson
Sun, Oct. 20 7:15am Nick van Schaijik Susan Pawlukiewicz
Sun, Oct. 20 8:15am Kellie Hardiman Mark Filpi
Sun, Oct. 20 11:00am Lance Barry Stephen Petrany
Mon, Oct. 21 7:30pm Gilly D’Sylva
Sat, Oct. 26 5:00pm Gilly D’Sylva Janene Bikus
Sun, Oct. 27 7:15am Frank Donahoe Nick Nalli
Sun, Oct. 27 8:15am Gabriella Smyth Annette Wietecha
Sun, Oct. 27 11:00am Matthew Ouimet Lance Barry
Mon, Oct. 28 7:30pm Brenda Taylor


Date Mass First Reading Second Reading
Fri, Nov. 1 7:30pm Kellie Hardiman Kevin Schweers
Sat, Nov. 2 5:00pm Mark Filpi Dana Ferguson
Sun, Nov. 3 7:15am Susan Pawlukiewicz Kim Dismuke
Sun, Nov. 3 8:15am Greg Schleppenbach Elizabeth Spalding
Sun, Nov. 3 11:00am Renuka Carlitti Rocco Carlitti
Mon, Nov. 4 7:30pm Joan Robinson
Sun, Nov. 10 7:15am Brenda Taylor Bryan Sibold
Sun, Nov. 10 8:15am Kevin Schweers Gabriella Smyth
Sun, Nov. 10 11:00am Lance Barry Nick van Schaijik
Mon, Nov. 11 7:30pm Frank Donahoe
Sat, Nov. 16 5:00pm Mark Filpi Stephen Petrany
Sun, Nov. 17 7:15am Nick Nalli Frank Donahoe
Sun, Nov. 17 8:15am Kim Dismuke Elizabeth Spalding
Sun, Nov. 17 11:00am Rocco Carlitti Renuka Carlitti
Mon, Nov. 18 7:30pm Kathleen Sack
Sat, Nov. 23 5:00pm Janene Bikus Dana Ferguson
Sun, Nov. 24 7:15am Dan McClafferty Susan Pawlukiewicz
Sun, Nov. 24 8:15am Greg Schleppenbach Kellie Hardiman
Sun, Nov. 24 11:00am Bryan Sibold Lance Barry
Mon, Nov. 25 7:30pm Gilly D’Sylva


Date Mass First Reading Second Reading
Sat, Nov. 30 5:00pm Jennifer Beiro-Reveille Kevin Schweers
Sun, Dec. 1 7:15am Frank Donahoe Nick Nalli
Sun, Dec. 1 8:15am Annette Wietecha Joan Robinson
Sun, Dec. 1 11:00am Penny Toniolli Stephen Petrany
Mon, Dec. 2 7:30pm Nick van Schaijik
Sat, Dec. 7 5:00pm Dana Ferguson Janene Bikus
Sun, Dec. 8 7:15am Bryan Sibold Brenda Taylor
Sun, Dec. 8 8:15am Elizabeth Spalding Greg Schleppenbach
Sun, Dec. 8 11:00am Lance Barry Matthew Ouimet
Mon, Dec. 9 7:30pm Kathleen Sack
Sat, Dec. 14 5:00pm Dan McClafferty Kathleen Sack
Sun, Dec. 15 7:15am Nick van Schaijik Nick Nalli
Sun, Dec. 15 8:15am Mark Filpi Gabriella Smyth
Sun, Dec. 15 11:00am Renuka Carlitti Rocco Carlitti
Mon, Dec. 16 7:30pm Renuka Carlitti
Sun, Dec. 22 7:15am Kim Dismuke Kevin Schweers
Sun, Dec. 22 8:15am Annette Wietecha Elizabeth Spalding
Sun, Dec. 22 11:00am Joan Robinson Stephen Petrany
Mon, Dec. 23 7:30pm Frank Donahoe
Tue, Dec. 24 5:00pm Elizabeth Spalding Gilly D’Sylva
Wed, Dec. 25 Midnight Frank Donahoe Frank Donahoe
Wed, Dec. 25 7:15am Brenda Taylor Susan Pawlukiewicz
Wed, Dec. 25 8:15am Kellie Hardiman Kim Dismuke
Wed, Dec. 25 11:00am Penny Toniolli Matthew Ouimet
Sat, Dec. 28 5:00pm Gilly D’Sylva Janene Bikus
Sun, Dec. 29 7:15am Dan McClafferty Frank Donahoe
Sun, Dec. 29 8:15am Greg Schleppenbach Bryan Sibold
Sun, Dec. 29 11:00am Nick van Schaijik Matthew Ouimet
Mon, Dec. 30 7:30pm Gilly D’Sylva
Tue, Dec. 31 5:00pm Kathleen Sack Jennifer Beiro-Reveille
Wed, Jan. 1 7:15am Frank Donahoe Brenda Taylor
Wed, Jan. 1 8:15am Kellie Hardiman Annette Wietecha
Wed, Jan. 1 11:00am Joan Robinson Penny Toniolli