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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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.