WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Please invite your family and friends and join us!
The Community Meal Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Friday, Nov 17, at 6:00 p.m. in Seton Hall.
November Prayer Intentions:
Join us in prayer for those who have gone before us. We pray in a special way for all those listed in the Book of the Dead during the month of November. If you'd like to add a loved ones name to the book, you may do so anytime in November. The book is located near the Mary statue.
All Parish Retreat
Come and Join Us for our Second Annual Parish Retreat December 9th and 10th.
We begin with Mass at 5 pm on Saturday, December 9th followed by a pasta dinner. At 7 pm Pat Millea will begin our retreat and will return on Sunday, December 10th at 7 pm. Invite your family and friends. More info.
You, hey you - we are so glad you are here at St Rita's! And, we hope that you feel blessed and encouraged as a member of our parish family. Just like in every family, we need all our members to get involved and participate, you each have a lot of unique, God-given gifts and talents that could benefit our family. There are a variety of ways for you to engage in our parish family and grow in your relationship with our Lord and the community.
After I got involved, coming here was a lot more meaningful, I was no longer a stranger, but someone that people here knew and cared about. - Involved Parishioner
I literally get to give Jesus to people! - Teen Eucharistic Minister
St Rita's Parish Council will be installing a memorial garden on the parish grounds, which will feature bricks that can be purchased and engraved to honor loved ones or commemorate important dates or events.
The garden will be installed on the 80th Street side of the church building, which will beautify this open space and will provide easy access from our chapel and for those with mobility issues. Landscaping and plantings will provide privacy screening from the street while people are in prayer or peaceful contemplation in the garden.
You can read more about the memorial garden project, and find the order form here.
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
- Cindy Mitchell, Office Manager
- Kathy Kovarik, Elementary Faith Formation
- Amy Schroeder, Middle/High School Faith Formation
- Andrew Walker, Music Director
- Todd Salmonson, Buildings and Grounds
- Carol Goecke, Faith Formation Assistant
- Mary Fran Koch, Parish Nurse
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
Friday 8 am-Noon
Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.
From the Archdiocese
Anyone wishing to serve as a volunteer in any parish event or function, who may come in contact with youth or vulnerable adults, must first complete the "Essential Three" components required by the archdiocese: Virtus training, a background check, and a signed code of conduct. Call the parish office for more information.
Victim Assistance Hotline: 651-291-4497
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of abuse by clergy or any employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, your first call should be to local law enforcement authorities. Then please call the number above to report the abuse.