WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
January is Respect Life Month
We at St. Rita's are holding our annual Baby Bottle Campaign to raise funds for the Woodbury Life Resource Center, a pro-life pregnancy resource center that assists families in our area with a wide range of services and support.
We ask you to pick up a baby bottle after Mass, take it home with you and fill it with your spare change (or bills!). Checks, made payable to the Woodbury Life Resource Center, are also welcome. Please return the bottles with your contributions before the end of January.
Prayer Vigil for Hope, Healing, and Mercy: January 21, 7-11 p.m. at St. Paul Seminary. Archbishop Hebda will celebrate Mass, which will be followed by Adoration and prayer. Find more details here.
Activities for children and families
We always have opportunities for children and families here at St. Rita's. We hope you'll join in the fun and fellowship!
Children's Liturgy of the Word: Each Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. After the opening prayer, children in grades K-3 will be led out of the worship space to participate in their own reading of the Gospel and a discussion of its meaning. They will return to their families during the Offertory procession. Registration is not necessary and there is no cost.
Family Game Night: Friday, January 27, 6-8:30 p.m. This fun evening is open to all families and children. We'll have dinner at 6 p.m. and then play games together. More information and the registration form are here.
Mission Trip registration is now open. This summer our senior high students will be serving in Alexandria, Kentucky, the week of July 15-23, 2017. Registration packets are available here: STUDENT ADULT
We are grateful for all of our amazing volunteers here at St. Rita's. Parish life would not be as full or vibrant without the hands and hearts of those who help carry out the many tasks of parish life. If you aren't currently involved in any of our parish groups or ministries, we invite you to consider joining in. We offer training and flexible schedules!
We are in need of more volunteers to assist with weekend liturgies, including Eucharistic ministers; lectors and commentators; altar servers; and audiovisual operators. In addition, there are many other volunteer opportunities to suit your interests and skills, so please call or stop in to the parish office to find out more.
'Hour of Power' on Wednesday evenings
Come and pray for the children, youth, and families of St. Rita's during our "Hour of Power" each Wednesday evening, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the chapel.
5:45-6:15 p.m.: Eucharistic Adoration, devotions, and quiet prayer
6:15-6:45 p.m.: Weekday Mass
We are seeking eight volunteers to attend Adoration one Wednesday per month. The registration form is here, and is also available in the parish office.
Families are welcome to come to Adoration or Mass, which was scheduled to allow children and youth attending Faith Formation to stay a little later or come a little earlier to participate.
Contact the parish office for more information.
Tuesday: 8:30 am
Wednesday: 8:30 am, 6:15 pm
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: Wednesdays 5:45-6:15 pm; 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
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Melanie Foy, Website Manager
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
Friday 8:00 am-Noon
Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.
WE NEED YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS!
We hope to save time and money by sending occasional email updates to parishioners rather than sending bulk mailings to the entire parish. But we need your current email address to update our records.
Please send your current email address (and phone number, too, if that has changed) to email@example.com.
Feel free to call the parish office at 651-459-4596 if you have questions.