Welcome to the Church of Saint Rita
in Cottage Grove, MN
We invite you to join us for Mass and to become an active part of our community of faith. Please look through our website to find ways that St Rita's can help you to grow in your Catholic faith. If you have questions, any of the parish staff would be happy to serve you. God's generous blessings upon you!
Fall Festival events would never happen without YOU!
Consider volunteering...click here for SignUp Genius to choose volunteer roles and sign up times.
Faith Formation Registration is open!
New this year you are also able to register your family online.
If you need to set up a payment plan or are in need of a partial scholarship, please do not register online; contact Kathy or Amy at the office and fill out a paper registration. The system only allows three children to be registered at one time, so if you have more than three children, you'll need to go thru it a second time. Our family maximum fees are $350.00, if you go over this on the online payment system, please contact us. You can also print out a copy of the packet from online here.
Love Your Parish!
St Rita's has invited Dr Italy for our all parish retreat October 28 & 29th. to help cover costs of this event, we're selling love your parish car decals. These are a great way for us to share our parish pride and invite others in the community to know St Rita's!
Fall Bible Study: Registration now open
In Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines Bible study with Church teaching and practical wisdom to show you how modern Catholics can effectively lead people to Jesus Christ.
1. Why Study Acts? 6. Sacraments and the Spirit
2. Clothed with Power 7. Leadership in the Church
3. Proclaiming the Kerygma 8. Charisms of the Spirit
4. Signs and Wonders 9. Joy in Persecution
5. How Jesus Makes an Evangelist 10. The Belly of the Beast
*The 2019 Lenten Study will focus on Paul's Letter to the Philippians.
The foundation has been laid for our new MEMORIAL GARDEN, which features bricks that can be purchased and engraved to honor loved ones or commemorate important dates or events. This is going to be a beautiful place to spend time in prayer and reflection. We hope a lot of you make use of it!
The garden sits on the 80th Street side of the church building, which will beautify this open space and will provide easy access from our chapel and for those with mobility issues. Landscaping and plantings will provide privacy screening from the street while people are in prayer or peaceful contemplation in the garden.
You can read more about the memorial garden project, and find the order form here.
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
Click image for Online Giving
- Father Ron Kreul, O.P., Parochial Administrator
- Deacon Jack Nicklay, Pastoral Care
- Deacon Steve Koop, Pastoral Care
- Rory Gilbert, Business Administrator
- Cindy Mitchell, Office Manager
- Kathy Kovarik, Elementary Faith Formation
- Amy Schroeder, Middle/High School Faith Formation and Youth MInistry
- Andrew Walker, Music Director
- Todd Salmonson, Buildings and Grounds
- Carol Goecke, Faith Formation Assistant
- Mary Fran Koch, Parish Nurse
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
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.