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

 

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

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 the schedule of events here

Please sign up to volunteer a few hours of your time.

We have an online signup form, which you can find here.

Would you like to make an extra contribution to help pay for the festival? You can find the form here. 

As always, we ask you to pray for good weather! We're looking forward to a wonderful celebration of our faith community. See you at the festival!

 

Faith Formation registration

Faith formation classes will begin in late September and are offered for children in preschool through high school. The deadline to register for classes is September 6. After that date, late fees will apply. 

If you need registration forms, you can find them in the parish office and online.

You can download and print the forms here.

In addition, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program will get underway soon. RCIA is for adults who wish to join the Catholic faith, and for those who were baptized Catholic and wish to receive one or more of the sacraments of initiation (Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation). For more information, contact Deacon Jack Nicklay at 651-459-4596 or jnicklay@saintritas.org. 

We're very excited to be able to conduct these classes in the classrooms of our new Center for Faith Formation! Thank you again for your support of this important building project. 

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. 

Thanks from our travelers!

Our pilgrims who traveled to World Youth Day in Poland in July want to thank the St. Rita's community for your financial support, and especially your prayers, which made this experience possible.

"We traveled in safety, in joy, and in the knowledge that you were with us in spirit. This was an experience we will never forget!" Photos from their trip are on display on the bulletin board in the gathering space, or you can find them on Facebook here.

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 are available in the parish office. The cost is $15.

Note: We gave our best efforts to make this cookbook perfect, but we unintentionally missed a few details. If you notice anything amiss with the recipe you contributed, please call the parish office. We will make a "corrections page" available in the next few weeks. 

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

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.