Church of St Rita
in Cottage Grove, MN
All are welcome to come and worship with us! Take a moment to explore St Rita's community & ministries, find ways to continue growing in your faith & serving. We look forward to connecting faith and life wtih you!
Ash Wednesday Masses will be 8:30 am and 6:00 pm and there will be live streaming.
Lenten Hope Retreat
**the talks will be live-streamed on our facebookpage and added to the Live-Stream Mass page within about 15 minutes of ending.
We'll begin preparing for our Lenten Hope Retreat on Thursday, February 18th with a nine day Novena to St. Rita. This novena will be said after Mass.
Fr Joe will be present for the Masses on Sunday, Feb 21st, and will offer Mass and confessions on Monday, Feb 22nd starting at 8:30 am.
5:00 pm Mass with Father Joe, confessions to follow.
7:00 Talk 1 - Hope
6:00 pm Stations of the Cross
6:30 Talk 2 – Why are we here?
7:45 Mass with Fr Joe
8:30 am Mass
9:15 Continental Breakfast – Seton Hall
10:00 Talk 3 – How have we been hurt?
10:45 Talk 4 – How can we act in hope despite our hurts?
11:30 Lunch – Seton Hall
1:00 pm Talk 5 – Our bindings/Tourniquets: when we do not walk-in hope when we are hurt.
2:30 Talk 6 – Turning over our bindings to Mary and opening our Wounds to Jesus.
3:00 Litany of Renunciation leading into Confessions and Adoration
4:45 Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots
5:00 Mass with Fr. Joe and Fr. Mark
8:30 am Mass with Fr. Joe and Fr. Mark
9:45 Talk 7 – Review of Weekend/Hope for the future.
10:15 Novena, day 2 of Our Lady Undoer of Knots
10:30 Mass with Fr. Joe and Fr. Mark
Lenten Stations of the Cross
Catholic Services Appeal Foundation
Lenten Baby Shower 2021
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.
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Tuesday: 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 5:00 pm
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 pm
- Father Mark Joppa, 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 and Youth MInistry
- Adam Baus, Music Director
- Todd Salmonson, Buildings and Grounds
- Carol Goecke, Faith Formation Assistant
- Mary Fran Koch, Parish Nurse
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
Friday 8 am-Noon
Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.