The Church of St. Rita

Connecting Faith and Life...

Contact Info

8694 80th St. S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016-2096
P: 651-459-4596
F: 651-459-5364

 

WELCOME TO
THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA! 
 

LENT IS HERE 

We invite you to join us for prayer, worship and fellowship throughout the season of Lent.

You can find the Lenten worship schedule here

 


FAREWELL AND BEST WISHES TO KEVIN DEWAN

Kevin DeWan, who has been our associate music director for the past 10 years, is leaving St. Rita's. Kevin has inspired us all with his talents at the piano, his direction of several music groups, and especially with his beautiful voice!

He has decided to explore other career endeavors, and is hoping to do a variety of things involving music and theater. Kevin has been a joy to work with and will be greatly missed here. He promises to come back to see us and sing with us as his schedule allows.

We are hosting farewell receptions for Kevin after all the Masses this weekend, Feb. 28-March 1. Please stop by to enjoy some refreshments and to offer him your good wishes. Heartfelt thanks, Kevin, for the many ways you have blessed us! 

 

 


 UPCOMING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

Random Stretch - Tuesday, March 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A Service and Fun Day during spring break for children and youth in grades 3-12. Feed My Starving Children in the morning, then Grand Slam in the afternoon. 

Tour of the St. Paul Cathedral - Sunday, March 15, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. All parishioners are welcome for this behind-the-scenes tour, conducted by St. Rita's parishioner Julie Harrison. Followed by a potluck supper back at St. Rita's. 

You can find details on these activities and registration forms here. 

 

Youth are needed to lead the LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS

We're looking for young people grades 7-12 to help lead a live version of the Stations this Lenten season. If you're interested, please contact Amy Schroeder at 651-459-4596.
This year's Living Stations will be presented on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
 

Children's choir continues through Easter for those in grades 2-6. Rehearsals are Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Children are welcome to join at any time.

 


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. 

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Mass Times

5:30 pm Tues. and Thurs.
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
8:30am-6:30 pm

Office Hours

NOTE: The Parish Office is closed on weekends.
Our weekday hours are:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-Noon