WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA - 1966-2016
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CONNECTING FAITH AND LIFE!
Thank you to all of the many wonderful volunteers who helped to make this year's Fall Festival another successful one! We hope you enjoyed the weekend of fun and fellowship.
We would also like to give a huge thank you to our sponsors, and to all of you for coming out to celebrate 50 years of Connecting Catholic Faith and Life.
We hope you enjoy these photos from the weekend's festivities. You can view them in a larger format here.
All Parish Retreat October 2-4 2016 | 7-9 p.m.
As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration, St Rita's invites you to three nights with Steve Angrisano to help us grow in our understanding of our Catholic Faith and build community. The whole family is welcome, come for all three nights, or just one, but don't forget to invite family and friends to join you!
Sunday Night: Encountering Christ
Monday Night: Receiving God's Mercy
Tuesday Night: Living as Disciples
Each night's program runs from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday night will include a dinner at 6 p.m. (please let us know you're coming so we have enough for all - register here)
Faith Formation registration
Faith formation classes will begin in late September and are offered for children in preschool through high school. The deadline to sign up for classes has passed. We are still accepting registrations, although late fees apply.
If you need registration forms, you can find them in the parish office and online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Call the parish office at 651-459-4596 if you have any questions.
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 have a "corrections page" available in the office as well.
Many thanks to all who submitted recipes. Bon appetit, everyone!
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
- Kathy Kovarik, Elementary Faith Formation
- Amy Schroeder, Middle/High School Faith Formation
- Andrew Walker, Music Director
- Margaret Utecht, Office Manager
- Todd Salmonson, Buildings and Grounds
- Carol Goecke, Faith Formation Assistant
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Melanie Foy, Website Manager
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
Friday 8:00 am-Noon
Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.
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 email@example.com.
Feel free to call the parish office at 651-459-4596 if you have questions.