• The Church of St. Rita
  • You are always welcome at the Church of St. Rita!
  • The Center for Faith Formation
  • Our patroness, St. Rita
  • St. Rita in the midst of our beautiful flower garden
  • Our gardens
  • St. Rita surrounded by stunning hibiscus flowers
  • The Church of St. Rita
  • Sunday Mass
  • Our Lord and Savior
  • The tabernacle and the beautiful wooden stand, lovingly made by Deacon Jack.
  • Hail Mary, full of grace...
  • Our new statue of St. Joseph
  • Our new statue of St. Joseph
  • Our beautiful chapel
  • The chapel
  • Our award-winning gardens
  • Fr. Jim Grogan Memorial Cross
  • St. Rita's at dawn: Photo by Todd Salmonson
  • Our pastor, Fr. Rick Banker





The Parish Council held two town hall meetings in March to gather information and feedback from parishioners. The meetings were well attended and featured thoughtful discussion around three main subjects: education, communication, and engagement.

You can review the Parish Council's presentation here, and you can read a summary of the discussions here.

Feel free to share your thoughts with the Council at this email address: parishcouncil@saintritas.org


Donate blood, save a life

Give the Gift of Life

We hope you'll consider helping out your friends and neighbors by donating blood during our annual Red Cross Blood Drive.  

Thursday, July 6 from 1-7 p.m. at St. Rita’s.

Sign up for a time slot online by going to www.redcrossblood.org. Search for "Church of St. Rita" in the "find a blood drive" box.
There are also signup sheets on the bulletin board in the gathering space.
Thank you for being a blood donor. The need is great, especially during the summer.

Summer faith formation - teachers needed!

Our summer faith formation programs are underway, and we are still need of some teachers to lead classes. If you love children and want to share your faith with them, please consider volunteering. Training is provided. Contact Kathy Kovarik at kkovarik@saintritas.org with questions. 

Here are the remaining dates for Summer Faith Formation for elementary-age children:

Mon-Fri, July 17-21: Vacation Bible School, for children age 4 through grade 3. 
Tue-Thu, July 25-27: Kids Make a Difference Camp, for children entering grades 2-5.
Registration forms are here

Summer Stretch for middle/high school students. Youth entering grades 6-9 can spend seven Tuesdays with us, serving as the hands and feet of Christ in our community during the mornings.Then in the afternoons we head out for some fun and community building! Registrations are still being accepted. Forms are here.

CORE TEAM 2017-2018:  High School Leaders Needed:  Now accepting new high school aged youth for our CORE Peer Ministry Team, we meet once a month to plan, pray and grow in our faith.  There is also an August camping trip and a Fall & Spring retreat. More information here -- Talk to Amy if you want to know more.

NCYC 2017: The National Catholic Youth Conference will be in Indianapolis in November. St Rita's will be joining several other parishes from the area for this amazing weekend, where more than 25,000 Catholic high school students will gather to celebrate our faith. Here's the Info - register before June 1!


Fall Festival update

 This year's Fall Festival is September 16-17. Mark your calendars!

Planning is well underway for the festival, and our next planning meeting is Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. If you're interested in helping out, please join us. All are welcome. 

We're adding some new and exciting events to this year's festival, including our first ever Talent Competition, which will be open to anyone. There will be cash prizes and ribbons to the top finishers in two age groups: 18 and under, and 19 and over. More information to come.

If you're interested in participating in the talent competition, or helping out in other ways, contact Pat Kotnour at 651-438-3695 or patkotn@aol.com.


Mass Times

Daily Masses:
Tuesday: 8:30 am
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 8 am Communion Service, 5:30 pm Mass
Friday: 8:30 am

Weekend Masses:
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


Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8 am-Noon

Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.

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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.