THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
INFORMATION REGARDING THE ARCHDIOCESE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION
As you may know, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Friday, Jan. 16, due to its financial obligations toward victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse. It is important to note that all parishes within the archdiocese, including St. Rita's, are separate corporations and not part of the bankruptcy filing.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR!
We are happy to have Rory Gilbert join St. Rita's as our new business administrator. Rory began his new duties in early January. You can learn a bit more about him here. Please give Rory a warm welcome to our parish!
UPCOMING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
*Several activities are planned for children and families in the next couple of months, especially on days when school is not in session. Two Family Fun Nights, which include dinner together and trips to Feed My Starving Children, are on the calendar. Also coming up are a service and fun day during spring break, and a trip to the Water Park of America for junior/senior high youth.
*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
- Rory Gilbert, 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