• Deacon Jack Nicklay
  • Eucharistic ministers 'do the dishes' after Mass.
  • Welcome to the church, little one!
  • Fr. Evan Koop was ordained to the priesthood in 2012. His ...
  • Craft Ministries: knitting beautiful prayer shawls and baby afghans for the ...
  • The Community Meal Crew
  • The St Rita's Gardening Group does a wonderful job keeping our ...
  • Los Santos Martires in Chimbote, Peru. Our Sister Parish
  • Our Sister Parish in Chimbote, Peru.
  • Mission Outreach; Fr Augustin's Orphanage and School in Tanzania

Welcome to the 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 and ministries, find ways to continue growing in your faith and serving.  There are many ways for you to share your gifts in our parish family and throughout the greater Church.  St Rita's strives to connect our Catholic Faith with our daily lives, come join us in making our Lord known and loved in Cottage Grove and beyond. 

Ash Wednesday Services

Parish Survey - Help St Rita's Grow!

We're hoping ALL our parish family members (every age) participate in helping us discover our strengths and our weaknesses.  This confidential survey will give us the information we need to improve, celebrate and serve our Lord and His people at St Rita's and the surrounding community.  You can click the image to take the survey online or there are paper copies on the table in front of the office.  *Please complete during the month of February. 

Lent 2020

Contact the Parish office to get signed up!  651-459-4596


Guys Connected is a night for our middle & high school guys - there'll be food, activity and lots of fun.  Click the image to register online or print a paper copy here.

Click the image to register online or print a copy here

Catholic Services Appeal 2020





Synod 2021

What’s working and what’s not in the Archdiocese? Archbishop Bernard Hebda wants to hear from you! Please prayerfully consider attending an upcoming Prayer and Listening Event, as part of the Pre-Synod Process and make your voice heard. Your input will help guide the Archdiocese over the next 5-10 years.  No registration is required. A full listing of dates, times and locations may be found at this link

Some of our young people had the opportunity to participate a synod specifically for young Catholics at Archdiocesan Youth Day.  Their ideas, understanding and concerns for our Church were inspiring.  Please take the opportunity, like they did, to engage in this dialogue about what's working and not working in our local Church.

Mass Times

Daily Masses:
Tuesday: 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 8 am Communion Service, 4:00 pm Mass
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-4 pm


Office Hours

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

Note: The parish office is closed on weekends.

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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Links and Resources


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