• 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!

Ash Wednesday Masses will be 8:30 am and 6:00 pm and there will be live streaming.

Mass Livestream

Mass Times

Lenten Hope Retreat

Click here for the full retreat schedule and Novena Prayers

**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.
Click here to access the St. Rita Novena

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

Elementary Faith Formation Home Lessons

To watch the home videos with Kathy, click here.

Digital Mass Notes for Teens





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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