• The Church of St. Rita
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  • Our patroness, St. Rita of Cascia
  • St. Rita is surrounded by hibiscus flowers in the summer.
  • The Church of St. Rita
  • The Church of St. Rita
  • Our Lord and Savior
  • Sunday Mass
  • The tabernacle and the beautiful wooden stand, lovingly made by Deacon Jack.
  • Hail Mary, full of grace...
  • Our beautiful chapel
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  • Fr. Jim Grogan Memorial Cross
  • Photo by Todd Salmonson
  • The Center for Faith Formation.
  • Our pastor, Fr. Rick Banker

 

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

 

Summer faith formation

There's one more opportunity for your children to join in the fun of summer faith formation!

Kids Make a Difference Camp is happening July 26-28, for students in grades 2-5. You can download registration forms here.

Contact Kathy Kovarik at 651-459-4596, or kkovarik@saintritas.org for more information.

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 will be on sale in the gathering space after all Masses beginning July 16-17, and are also available in the parish office. The cost is $15.

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

Annual Golf Tournament

Sign up now for St. Rita's Men's Club Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 7, rain or shine! Anyone age 16 or older is invited to join us at the River Oaks Golf Club in Cottage Grove for this fun event.Tee times start at noon from both 9's. Scoring will be in scramble format. 

The cost is $55, and includes green fees, cart, food, prizes, trophies, fellowship and fun! Sign up on the registration board in the gathering space. The deadline to register is Aug. 4. If you have questions, call Wayne Fuller at 651-319-0029 or Jerry Styba at 651-459-4179.

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. 

A Fall Festival Update

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

You may recall that we had asked for volunteers to organize the 4K/1K fun run/walk this year. Unfortunately, no one came forward to take on that responsibility, so we will not be able to include it in this year's festivities. We also didn't hear much interest in putting together a variety show, so that will not be in the lineup either.  

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 more details in the coming weeks! And feel free to contact us at saintritas.fallfestival@gmail.com, or 651-458-4135.

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

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.