THE CHURCH OF ST. RITA!
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 outside the parish office. We still welcome more contributions to furnish the new space and to pay down the mortgage.
The Parish financial report will be included in the bulletin the weekend of November 1-2, 2014. It will have the financial statement for the budget year that ended on June 30, as well as the parish budget for the current fiscal year.
CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE NOVEMBER 8
It's a sure sign that the holiday season is just around the corner -- St. Rita's annual craft fair and bake sale is coming up on Saturday, November 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beautiful arts, crafts and gift items will be available to help you get some early Christmas shopping done! Tasty treats courtesy of St. Rita's Women's Council will also be for sale. It's a great way to get into the spirit of the season!
CONCERT OF JOY NOVEMBER 21
Mark your calendars for St. Rita's annual Concert of Joy on Friday, November 21 at 7 p.m. It'll be an evening of beautiful music featuring the many talented musicians from our own parish. After the concert, you're invited to stay for refreshments in Seton Hall. This event is a fundraiser for the Friends in Need food shelf, so we hope you'll consider bringing a donation of money or non-perishable food items.Come and enjoy a fun evening!
UPCOMING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
*Halloween party for children, Thursday Oct. 30, 6:15 p.m.
*Encounter evening for junior high students, Friday Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.
*Winter Blast lock-in for junior high youth, Friday December 12 - Saturday December 13
*Christmas pageant for children, Sunday December 7. Rehearsals begin this Sunday!
*Children's choir for those in grades 2-6. Rehearsals begin Monday Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m.
- 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, 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