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, Sep. 23 5:00pm Mark Filpi Dan McClafferty
Sun, Sep. 24 7:15am Kim Dismuke Pat McGrath
Sun, Sep. 24 8:15am Kelly Cruz Bill Kountz
Sun, Sep. 24 11:00am Helen Agbapuruonwu Matthew Ouimet
Mon, Sep. 25 7:30pm Austin Roberts
Sat, Sep. 30 5:00pm Gilly D’Sylva Kathleen Sack
Sun, Oct. 1 7:15am Dave Koman Frank Donahoe
Sun, Oct. 1 8:15am Annette Wietecha Gabriella Smyth
Sun, Oct. 1 11:00am Lance Barry Keith Green
Mon, Oct. 2 7:30pm Mike Tamara