The Church of St. Rita

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Contact Info

8694 80th St. S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016-2096
P: 651-459-4596
F: 651-459-5364

 

WELCOME TO
THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA! 

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF ADVENT 

There are many opportunities to reflect and worship during the season of Advent, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord. The Advent newsletter contains information on various activities and reflections. You can find it here. 

A photo gallery of the Christmas pageant featuring the children of St.Rita's is available here. Thanks to Rose Svitak for the pictures!

 

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Christmas Eve Mass, December 24: 4 p.m.6 p.m.10 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass, December 25: 10 a.m.
Solemnity of Mary Mass, January 1: 10 a.m.

 


A STAFF DEPARTURE 

St. Rita's business administrator, Natalie Posteuca, has resigned her position to accept a part-time position with the Catholic Community Foundation, which will allow her to spend more time with her two young children. Please wish her well as she embarks on this new opportunity. We will miss her a great deal!

You can read Natalie's message to the parish here

We are in the process of hiring a new business administrator. The job description is available here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to stritas@saintritas.org. If you have questions, feel free to call the office at 651-459-4596.

 


UPCOMING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

*Registration for next summer's mission trip to Montana is now open for senior high youth and adult leaders.

You can find the forms here.

*Kids Make a Difference Day for those in grades 1-6. Monday, Dec. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*Children's choir for those in grades 2-6. Rehearsals are Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

Find out more about these activities here.

 


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. 

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Mass Times

5:30 pm Tues. and Thurs.
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
8:30am-6:30 pm

Office Hours

NOTE: The Parish Office is closed on weekends.
Our weekday hours are:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-Noon