THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF ADVENT
There are many opportunities to reflect and worship during the season of Advent, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord. The Advent newsletter contains information on various activities and reflections. You can find it here.
A photo gallery of the Christmas pageant featuring the children of St.Rita's is available here. Thanks to Rose Svitak for the pictures!
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
A STAFF DEPARTURE
St. Rita's business administrator, Natalie Posteuca, has resigned her position to accept a part-time position with the Catholic Community Foundation, which will allow her to spend more time with her two young children. Please wish her well as she embarks on this new opportunity. We will miss her a great deal!
We are in the process of hiring a new business administrator. The job description is available here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, feel free to call the office at 651-459-4596.
UPCOMING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
*Registration for next summer's mission trip to Montana is now open for senior high youth and adult leaders.
*Kids Make a Difference Day for those in grades 1-6. Monday, Dec. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Children's choir for those in grades 2-6. Rehearsals are Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
OUR BUILDING PROJECT IS A GO!
The Archdiocese has given its final approval for construction of the addition to our church! Thanks to your generosity, we will break ground in April for the new space.
The expansion will be built on the north side of the current structure, adding much-needed classroom and education space; a new north entrance and elevator to improve accessibility to the building; and expanded parking.
A model of the new addition and the floor plan are on display in the gathering space. We still welcome more contributions to furnish the new space and to pay down the mortgage.
- Fr. Rick Banker, Pastor
- Deacon Jack Nicklay, Pastoral Care
- Deacon Steve Koop, Pastoral Care
- Natalie Posteuca, Business Administrator
- Kathy Kovarik, Elementary Faith Formation
- Amy Schroeder, Jr./Sr. High Faith Formation
- Larry Strom, Music Director
- Kevin DeWan, Music Associate
- Margaret Utecht, Office Manager
- Melanie Foy, Faith Formation Assistant
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
- Dave Bursaw, Buildings and Grounds
8:30 am Wed. and Fri.
*Communion Service at 8:00 am Thurs.
Weekend Masses celebrated at:
5:00 pm Saturday
8:30 and 10:30 am Sunday
Sacrament of Reconciliation: 4:00 pm Sat.
or by appointment - call the Parish Office
Eucharistic Adoration: Thursdays
Our weekday hours are:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-Noon