WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
St. Rita's Parish Council is moving forward with the installation of a memorial garden on the church grounds, which will feature bricks that can be purchased and engraved to honor loved ones or commemorate important dates or events.
The garden will be installed 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.
You, hey you - we are so glad you are here at St Rita's! And, we hope that you feel blessed and encouraged as a member of our parish family. Just like in every family, we need all our members to get involved and participate, you each have a lot of unique, God-given gifts and talents that could benefit our family. There are a variety of ways for you to engage in our parish family and grow in your relationship with our Lord and the community.
After I got involved, coming here was a lot more meaningful, I was no longer a stranger, but someone that people here knew and cared about. - Involved Parishioner
I literally get to give Jesus to people! - Teen Eucharistic Minister
Thanks to all who participated in this year's Fall Festival!
Please join us in recognizing all those who gave of their time, talent, and treasure to make this year’s fall festival such a great event!
Mark your calendars for next year's festival, which will be Sept. 14-16, 2018.
Pope Francis: Ten tips for living a joyful life
Fr. Rick shared this list from Pope Francis in a recent homily, encouraging us all to bring more happiness and joy to our lives.
- Live and let live.
- Be giving of yourself to others.
- “Proceed calmly” in life.
- Have a healthy sense of leisure.
- Sundays should be holidays.
- Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people.
- Respect and take care of nature.
- Stop being negative.
- Respect others’ beliefs.
- Work for peace.
To read more of Pope Francis' meditations, prayers, and homilies, visit The Holy See's website.
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
- Fr. Rick Banker, Pastor
- 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
- 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.