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 with you.
Fall Festival 2021
Fall Festival 2021 is happening soon! Invite EVERYONE! Don't forget to sign up for our Bean Bag Challenge or the Fun Run! Tickets for Raffles and the Pig Roast are on sale, you can still sponsor a bingo game in memory of someone, but there are only a few left, so hurry! We're still accepting donations towards the wine/craft beer raffle. The 1st Medallion Hunt Clue will be give at Mass this weekend. Many have have volunteered, but we still need help, especially at the kid's activities.
The Medallion Hunt 2021
Fall Festival Fun Run/Walk
Faith Formation Registration
Sign your children up for Faith Formation at St Rita's!
We look forwards to helping your family pass down our rich Catholic faith. Classes begin this Fall. Registration is due by Sept 8th. Contact Kathy Kovarik or Amy Schroeder if you have any questions. 651-459-4596.
**The registration deadline has passed, if you haven't, we hope you'll still register your child(ren), however a late fee will be added. Contact us if you have ?'s.
Click here if you're ready to register for a small group. Click the image for more info.
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.
For further information we direct you to the Arcdiosesan Safe Environment Website
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 & Safe Environment Coordinator
- 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.