The Church of St. Rita

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Contact Info

8694 80th St. S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016-2096
P: 651-459-4596
F: 651-459-5364

 

WELCOME TO
THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA! 

 

INFORMATION REGARDING THE ARCHDIOCESE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION

As you may know, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Friday, Jan. 16, due to its financial obligations toward victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse. It is important to note that all parishes within the archdiocese, including St. Rita's, are separate corporations and not part of the bankruptcy filing.

You can find more information about this action on the archdiocese's website, including a letter from Archbishop Nienstedt and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

   


 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR! 

We are happy to have Rory Gilbert join St. Rita's as our new business administrator. Rory began his new duties in early January. You can learn a bit more about him here. Please give Rory a warm welcome to our parish!

 

 


 UPCOMING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

*Several activities are planned for children and families in the next couple of months, especially on days when school is not in session. Two Family Fun Nights, which include dinner together and trips to Feed My Starving Children, are on the calendar. Also coming up are a service and fun day during spring break, and a trip to the Water Park of America for junior/senior high youth. 

You can find details on all the activities and registration forms here. 

*Children's choir for those in grades 2-6. Rehearsals are Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

Find out more about these activities here.

 


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. 

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Mass Times

5:30 pm Tues. and Thurs.
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
8:30am-6:30 pm

Office Hours

NOTE: The Parish Office is closed on weekends.
Our weekday hours are:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-Noon