• Installing Fr Mark Joppa as our new Pastor at the Fall Festival Polka Mass
  • Fall Fest Fun
  • Thursday Parking Lot Masses
  • Finding ways to support each other & pray together
  • At home children's faith formation
  • Fall Days at St Rita's
  • Thanks Gardening Crew - it's looked amazing all Summer long.
  • Returning to the Eucharist
  • Bible Studies are still meeting online

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!

Winter/Spring Faith Formation in Person

An in-person faith formation program will be beginning in mid-January on Sunday mornings between the masses; 9:40 – 10:25 for children Kindergarten – 5th grade.  Contact Kathy Kovarik if you have questions.  There is also an at home option.  


Digital Mass Notes for Teens

Respect Life MN

Game Day Pancake Breakfast





Our Parish Guide Book

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.

CBAR is one way to report allegations, operated by Convercent, Inc., an independent, third party entity that provides intake services to private institutions for reports of sensitive topics such as sexual harassment, through a secure, confidential, and professional platform. Individuals may make a report by accessing ReportBishopAbuse.org or calling (800) 276-1562. Reports are taken 24 hours a day in English and Spanish. More information may be found at archspm.org/ReportBishopAbuse.

Mass Times

Daily Masses:
Tuesday: 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 5:00 pm
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 pm


Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 am-4:30 pm
Friday 8 am-Noon

Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.

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