WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
HE IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!
"The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid!
I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified.
He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said."
Fr. Rick and the staff of St. Rita's wish you a blessed Easter season!
We Need All of Our Family in New Parish Directory
DATES WILL BE MAY 9-13, 16-20 and JUNE 6-10, 15-17
Activities for children and families
We always have opportunities for children and families here at St. Rita's. We hope you'll join in the fun and fellowship!
Children's Liturgy of the Word: Each Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. After the opening prayer, children in grades K-3 will be led out of the worship space to participate in their own reading of the Gospel and a discussion of its meaning. They will return to their families during the Offertory procession. Registration is not necessary and there is no cost.
Summer Stretch Registration for current 5-9 graders: Sign up has begun. Youth can spend seven Tuesdays with us serving as the hands and feet of Christ in our community during the mornings. Then in the afternoons we head out for some fun and community building! Contact Amy at the parish if you have any questions. Registrations due by May 23rd - forms are here.
St Rita's Ladies: is starting up again in May for our high school young women. We'll meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the youth room - here's the form and details.
NCYC 2017: The National Catholic Youth Conference will be next November in Indianapolis. St Rita's will be joining several other parishes from the area for this amazing weekend where over 25,000 Catholic high school students will be gathering to celebrate our faith. Here's the Info - register before June 1st!
A Message from Archbishop Hebda
Archbishop Bernard Hebda has sent a letter to all Catholics in the local church, providing an update on where the Archdiocese stands in the bankruptcy process. You can read the letter here, or watch a video of the Archbishop's message here.
He concludes his letter by saying:
"We are, together, setting a new course. To be sure, we have much work ahead. But through your efforts, this local Church is positioned to accomplish so many positive things and to continue the vital acts of service it performs every day. ... I am most grateful for our present opportunities. God willing, and with your help, we will continue moving toward a better future."
Tuesday: 8:30 am
Wednesday: 8:30 am, 6:15 pm
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: Wednesdays 5:45-6:15 pm; 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to call the parish office at 651-459-4596 if you have questions.