• The Church of St. Rita
  • You are always welcome at the Church of St. Rita!
  • The Center for Faith Formation
  • Our patroness, St. Rita
  • St. Rita in the midst of our beautiful flower garden
  • Our gardens
  • St. Rita surrounded by stunning hibiscus flowers
  • The Church of St. Rita
  • Sunday Mass
  • Our Lord and Savior
  • The tabernacle and the beautiful wooden stand, lovingly made by Deacon Jack.
  • Hail Mary, full of grace...
  • Our new statue of St. Joseph
  • Our new statue of St. Joseph
  • Our beautiful chapel
  • The chapel
  • Our award-winning gardens
  • Fr. Jim Grogan Memorial Cross
  • St. Rita's at dawn: Photo by Todd Salmonson
  • Our pastor, Fr. Rick Banker

 

WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA! 

 

 STATUE OF ST. RITA 

Thank you to the many generous parishioners who donated money toward the purchase of a new statue of our patroness, St. Rita, for the worship space. We have reached our goal, and the statue has been ordered! 

St. Rita of Cascia, who lived in Italy from 1381-1457, is known as the "Saint of the Impossible" and had a special devotion to the suffering of Our Lord. Many people ask St. Rita for help in times of need, and this prayer to her reminds us that with God, all things are possible. The feast of St. Rita is May 22. 

Read more about St. Rita's remarkable life of piety and sacrifice here.

There's still time to have your photo taken for the parish directory

CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR PHOTO SESSION

REMAINING DATES ARE JUNE 6-10, and JUNE 15-17

Sign up for summer programs

The learning, loving, and service to God keep going during the summer here at St. Rita's. We invite your children to stay involved by signing up for one of the following programs.

Summer Faith Formation for elementary-age children. Here are the dates:

Mon-Fri, June 12-16: Faith Formation Class, for children entering grades 1-5. 
Mon-Fri, July 17-21: Vacation Bible School, for children age 4 through grade 3. 
Tue-Thu, July 25-27: Kids Make a Difference Camp, for children entering grades 2-5.
Registration forms are here

Summer Stretch for middle/high school students. Youth entering grades 6-9 can spend seven Tuesdays with us, serving as the hands and feet of Christ in our community during the mornings.Then in the afternoons we head out for some fun and community building! Registrations are due by May 23. Forms are here.

St Rita's Ladies is starting up again in May for our young women in high school. We'll meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the youth room. Here's the form and details.

NCYC 2017: The National Catholic Youth Conference will be in Indianapolis in November. St Rita's will be joining several other parishes from the area for this amazing weekend, where more than 25,000 Catholic high school students will gather to celebrate our faith. Here's the Info - register before June 1!

 

Mass Times

Daily Masses:
Tuesday: 8:30 am
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 8 am Communion Service, 5:30 pm Mass
Friday: 8:30 am

Weekend Masses:
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-5:30 pm

Staff

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8 am-Noon

Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.

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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
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