• 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 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

 

WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA - 1966-2016
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CONNECTING FAITH AND LIFE! 

 

THANKS FROM OUR TRAVELERS!

Our pilgrims who traveled to World Youth Day in Poland are back from their trip, and want to thank the St. Rita's community for your financial support, and especially your prayers, which made this experience possible.

"We traveled in safety, in joy, and in the knowledge that you were with us in spirit. This was an experience we will never forget!" Photos from their trip are on display on the bulletin board in the gathering space, or you can find them on Facebook here.

Calendar note:

Due to a scheduling conflict, the community meal which was scheduled for August 19 has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please help spread the word. See you for the next community meal at St. Rita's on September 16!

Gearing up for Faith Formation

Faith formation classes will begin in late September and are offered for children in preschool through high school.

Families should have received registration packets in the mail. They are also available in the parish office and online.

You can download and print the forms here.

In addition, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program will get underway soon. RCIA is for adults who wish to join the Catholic faith, and for those who were baptized Catholic and wish to receive one or more of the sacraments of initiation (Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation). For more information, contact Deacon Jack Nicklay at 651-459-4596 or jnicklay@saintritas.org. 

We're very excited to be able to conduct these classes in the classrooms of our new Center for Faith Formation! Thank you again for your support of this important building project. 

Sign up for Bible Study

Registrations are now being accepted for the next Bible study series, which begins in September. The 10-week series will focus on "the wonder and the miracle of the Eucharist." Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

You can find more information, and download the registration form, here

Call the parish office at 651-459-4596 if you have any questions. 

Fall Festival 2016!

This year's Fall Festival is coming up in just a few weeks, on Sept. 17-18. The Fall Festival committee is working hard to plan a fun and entertaining weekend for all of us!

Many of your favorite activities will be back this year, including the Polka Mass, chicken dinner, musical entertainment and fireworks on Saturday night. 

On Sunday, comedian and juggler Sean Emery will be back by popular demand, and many of St. Rita's great musicians will perform as well. 

 

You'll find a preliminary schedule of events here. Look for information soon on volunteer opportunities. Feel free to contact us at saintritas.fallfestival@gmail.com, or 651-458-4135.

--Melanie and Rick Foy, Fall Festival co-chairs

St. Rita's cookbooks are here!

"Heavenly Delights," our 50th Anniversary Edition parish cookbooks, have arrived! Our Mission Outreach Committee has been busy for the past few months, collecting recipes and compiling them into this beautiful keepsake.

These lovely hard-bound books are available in the parish office. The cost is $15.

Note: We gave our best efforts to make this cookbook perfect, but we unintentionally missed a few details. If you notice anything amiss with the recipe you contributed, please call the parish office. We will make a "corrections page" available in the next few weeks. 

Many thanks to all who submitted recipes. Bon appetit, everyone!

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

Staff

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-Noon

Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.

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WE NEED YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS!

We hope to save time and money by sending occasional email updates to parishioners rather than sending bulk mailings to the entire parish. But we need your current email address to update our records.

Please send your current email address (and phone number, too, if that has changed) to mutecht@saintritas.org

Feel free to call the parish office at 651-459-4596 if you have questions.