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.
There's still time to have your photo taken for the parish directory
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!
Tuesday: 8:30 am
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 8 am Communion Service, 5:30 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-5:30 pm
- Fr. Rick Banker, Pastor
- Deacon Jack Nicklay, Pastoral Care
- Deacon Steve Koop, Pastoral Care
- Rory Gilbert, Business Administrator
- Kathy Kovarik, Elementary Faith Formation
- Amy Schroeder, Middle/High School Faith Formation
- Andrew Walker, Music Director
- Margaret Utecht, Office Manager
- Todd Salmonson, Buildings and Grounds
- Carol Goecke, Faith Formation Assistant
- Mary Fran Koch, Parish Nurse
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
- Melanie Foy, Website Manager
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.