THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
LENT IS HERE
We invite you to join us for prayer, worship and fellowship throughout the season of Lent.
You can find the Lenten worship schedule here.
FAREWELL AND BEST WISHES TO KEVIN DEWAN
Kevin DeWan, who has been our associate music director for the past 10 years, is leaving St. Rita's. Kevin has inspired us all with his talents at the piano, his direction of several music groups, and especially with his beautiful voice!
He has decided to explore other career endeavors, and is hoping to do a variety of things involving music and theater. Kevin has been a joy to work with and will be greatly missed here. He promises to come back to see us and sing with us as his schedule allows.
We are hosting farewell receptions for Kevin after all the Masses this weekend, Feb. 28-March 1. Please stop by to enjoy some refreshments and to offer him your good wishes. Heartfelt thanks, Kevin, for the many ways you have blessed us!
UPCOMING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Random Stretch - Tuesday, March 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A Service and Fun Day during spring break for children and youth in grades 3-12. Feed My Starving Children in the morning, then Grand Slam in the afternoon.
Tour of the St. Paul Cathedral - Sunday, March 15, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. All parishioners are welcome for this behind-the-scenes tour, conducted by St. Rita's parishioner Julie Harrison. Followed by a potluck supper back at St. Rita's.
Youth are needed to lead the LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Children's choir continues through Easter for those in grades 2-6. Rehearsals are Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Children are welcome to join at any time.
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.
- 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, Jr./Sr. High Faith Formation
- Larry Strom, Music Director
- Kevin DeWan, Music Associate
- Margaret Utecht, Office Manager
- Melanie Foy, Faith Formation Assistant
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
- Dave Bursaw, Buildings and Grounds
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
Our weekday hours are:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-Noon