• 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.
  • Our new statue of St. Rita in the worship space.
  • Our new statue of St. Rita in the worship space.
  • 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

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!

Memorial Garden

St Rita's Parish Council will be installing a memorial garden on the parish 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 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.

Getting Involved

 

Family Fun Night

Fun and Games for the whole family; Friday, January 26,  6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dinner will begin at 6pm (please bring a side dish to share) followed by a night full of games and prizes.  All are welcome.  Registration form

 

Summer Mission Trip Registration is Open!  July 14-21, 2018

This Summer our youth will be serving as the Hands and Feet of Christ at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota

More information here - there are a few spots left, so sign up soon!

 

 On Friday, February 9, our ladies in grade 3-12, along with moms, grandmas and aunties are invited for a night in for the girls.  We'll have food, fun and fellowship (pedis, crazy dancing, crafts, service, prayer and more).   Join us, but sign up by Wed, Feb 7 - registration form here.

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 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.