THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
NEWS FROM FR. RICK:
Fr. Rick's mother, Marilynn Carroll Banker, passed away Monday evening at the age of 75. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 1 at 11:30 am, with visitation from 9-11:15 am, all at the Church of St. Michael, 16311 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake, Minn. Fr. Rick will preside. She will be laid to rest at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Prior Lake. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Marilyn’s memory by the family. You can read her full obituary here. Please keep Fr. Rick and his family in your prayers.
FALL FESTIVAL: SAVE THE DATES!
Mark your calendars for St. Rita's annual Fall Festival, coming up on Sept. 20-21. We're busy planning to make this year's festival the best yet! New this year -- live music on Saturday night! Watch for more information in the coming weeks about how you can get involved.
FALL FAITH FORMATION
It's time to register your children and teens for Faith Formation classes, which begin in late September. Registration packets were mailed recently, and forms are also available in the parish office and online.Download and print the forms at these links:
NEW THIS YEAR: PAY BY CREDIT CARD! You can now pay registration fees by credit card. In person only at the parish office. A $3 processing fee will be applied.
If you have questions, please call Kathy Kovarik (elementary) or Amy Schroeder (junior/senior high) at 651-459-4596.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN AND BUDGET UPDATE
Members of the parish finance committee and capital campaign committee have committed to moving forward on our expansion project. We expect to break ground in the spring of 2015. Finance council member Jeff Brinkman recently spoke to the parish about our financial situation. You can read his remarks here.
You can read the latest on the campaign and our need for the additional space here.
JOIN A BIBLE STUDY GROUP!
The next Bible Study series begins in September, and will focus on the Gospel According to John and the Johannine letters. You can get more information and print off the registration form here. The deadline to sign up for the series is August 18.
- Fr. Rick Banker, Pastor
- Deacon Jack Nicklay, Pastoral Care
- Deacon Steve Koop, Pastoral Care
- Natalie Posteuca, 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, Administrative 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-4:30pm
Friday 8:00 am-Noon