THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
IT'S FALL FESTIVAL TIME!
The Fall Festival is coming up in just a few short weeks, Saturday Sept. 12 and Sunday Sept. 13. This year's festival promises to be the best yet, with lots of new entertainment and activities for the whole family! We hope you will enjoy the weekend of fun and fellowship, and also consider donating your time and talents to make it a great success.
Please sign up to volunteer for a few hours if you can. The signup sheets are on the bulletin board in the gathering space.
A complete schedule of activities is available here. Enjoy some photos from last year's festival, and we hope to see you Sept. 12-13!
FALL FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Registration is now open for the 2015-2016 Faith Formation program here at St. Rita's. The program includes weekly classes for children in preschool through 10th grade; preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation; and special activities throughout the year.
Families should have received a registration packet in the mail. You can also pick up a copy of the packet in the parish office, or download the forms here.
- The deadline to register is Sept. 5. After then, late fees will apply.
Contact Kathy Kovarik or Amy Schroeder with questions - 651-459-4596.
CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY ON OUR ADDITION
Crews have been busy preparing the north side of our property for construction of our new addition. Please note that parking on the north side of the lot will be off-limits while the project is underway.
BIBLE STUDY INFORMATION
Registrations are now being accepted for two Bible Study courses that begin in September.
*Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer, begins Sept. 19. Registration form here.
*Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy, begins Sept. 21. Registration form here.
Hope for the Journey Home shelter: Thanks to all who volunteered to help at the shelter, which is located at Guardian Angels in Oakdale, during August. St. Rita's will be staffing the shelter again the week of October 25-31.Please consider signing up for a shift or two that week to assist those in need in our own community. You can register through this online calendar.
Please call the parish office at 651-459-4596 if you have questions.
- 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, Jr./Sr. High Faith Formation
- Andrew Walker, Music Director
- Margaret Utecht, Office Manager
- Melanie Foy, Faith Formation Assistant
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
- Dave Bursaw, Buildings and Grounds
- Todd Salmonson, Buildings and Grounds
8:30 am Wed. and Fri.
*Communion Service at 8:00 am Thurs.
*Note: No Tuesday evening Mass during summer. It will resume on Sept. 8.
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