Welcome to the Catholic Church of Saint Rita in Cottage Grove, MN
All are welcome to come and worship with us! Take a moment to explore St Rita's community and ministries, find ways to continue growing in your faith and serving. There are many ways for you to share your gifts in our parish family and throughout the greater Church. St Rita's strives to connect our Catholic Faith with our daily lives, come join us in making our Lord known and loved in Cottage Grove and beyond.
Alleluia; He is Risen!
Opportunities for our Teens
SUMMER STRETCH 2019: 6th-9th graders: Looking for an exciting way to spend your summer? In the morning you could be making meals, serving in the community, or working with the elderly. The afternoon will bring waterslides, laser tag, bowling and more fun. All this capped off with a trip to Valley Fair to wrap up our summer! 9AM – 4 PM each Tuesdays through out the Summer. You can register online or print off a registration form.
In November 2019, a group of Catholic high school youth form around the Archdiocese of St Paul/Mpls will travel to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. St Rita's is looking for young leaders from our parish to participate. This is a bi-annual event that gathers over 25,000 Catholic High School youth from around the nation to celebrate our Catholic faith together in Indianapolis. Registration info here. **there will be opportunities for at least $250 in scholarships along with fundraising. Contact Amy for more information, or check out www.ncyc.info.
St Rita's Ladies: High School ladies, we'll be gathering again in late April and May to join together in conversations, laughter and prayer. We'll be celebrating that we are women made in the image and likeness of God and discuss some amazing ways we can honor that gift. We Start Wed, April 24th at 7pm. Hope you join us and bring friends! Sign Up!
Summer Faith Formation and VBS
Summertime Faith Formation Registration is now open for grades 1-5
Session 1 - June 10-14
Session 2 - July 22-26 *Dependent on registration numbers and volunteer availability .
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm; Fri: 9 - Noon
VOLUNTEER LEADERS NEEDED; Teen and Adults please contact Kathy or register.
He is Risen....Now what?!
Mission Outreach Fundraiser
The MISSION OUTREACH COMMITTEE will be selling $25.00 Gertens Plant Cards again this year. No need to pre-order. They can be purchased in the office starting Monday, April 22nd, and after masses on the weekends of April 27/28, May 4/5 and May 18/19. Great for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday’s, and shower gifts!
Tuesday: 12:00 noon
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 8 am Communion Service, 4:00 pm Mass
Friday: 8:30 am
Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Reconciliation: 4 pm Saturday or by appointment - call the Parish Office
Eucharistic Adoration: Thursdays 8:30 am-4 pm
- Father Ron Kreul, O.P., Parochial Administrator
- Deacon Jack Nicklay, Pastoral Care
- Deacon Steve Koop, Pastoral Care
- Rory Gilbert, Business Administrator
- Cindy Mitchell, Office Manager
- Kathy Kovarik, Elementary Faith Formation
- Amy Schroeder, Middle/High School Faith Formation and Youth MInistry
- Adam Baus, Music Director
- Todd Salmonson, Buildings and Grounds
- Carol Goecke, Faith Formation Assistant
- Mary Fran Koch, Parish Nurse
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
Friday 8 am-Noon
Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.
From the Archdiocese
Anyone wishing to serve as a volunteer in any parish event or function, who may come in contact with youth or vulnerable adults, must first complete the "Essential Three" components required by the archdiocese: Virtus training, a background check, and a signed code of conduct. Call the parish office for more information.
Victim Assistance Hotline: 651-291-4497
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of abuse by clergy or any employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, your first call should be to local law enforcement authorities. Then please call the number above to report the abuse.