THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
THE LENTEN SEASON
Read Pope Francis' Lenten message:"Make Your Hearts Firm" (James 5:8)
We invite you to join us for prayer, worship and fellowship throughout the season of Lent.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
- March 27 - Living Stations presented by St. Rita's Youth. (Preceded by Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. - join us for both)
HOLY THURSDAY - April 2: Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7:00 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY - April 3: Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, 7:00 p.m.
HOLY SATURDAY - April 4: Easter Vigil, 8:00 p.m.
EASTER SUNDAY - April 5: Masses at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
You can also find the Lenten worship schedule here.
MUSIC MINISTRY NEWS
As you may know, St. Rita's beloved music director, Larry Strom, is planning to retire at the end of May.
Larry has been leading our talented musicians and singers for the past 10 years, and his leadership has brought great joy to our worship experiences here. He plays a mean saxophone, too!
Fr. Rick and Larry, along with a search committee from the parish, are in the process of choosing a new music director.
Please take a moment over the next few weeks to thank Larry for his service to St. Rita's. We wish him God's blessings in his new chapter of life.
UPCOMING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Family Fun Night - Friday April 10, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - After a quick supper we'll go to Feed My Starving Children in Eagan and return to St. Rita's for dessert. Registration is due by April 8.
You can find details and registration forms here.
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.
- Fr. Rick Banker, Pastor
- Deacon Jack Nicklay, Pastoral Care
- Deacon Steve Koop, Pastoral Care
- Rory Gilbert, Business Administrator
- Kathy Kovarik, Elementary Faith Formation
- Amy Schroeder, Jr./Sr. High Faith Formation
- Larry Strom, Music Director
- Kevin DeWan, Music Associate
- Margaret Utecht, Office Manager
- Melanie Foy, Faith Formation Assistant
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
- Dave Bursaw, Buildings and Grounds
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
Our weekday hours are:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-Noon