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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.

A message from our Archbishop

Returning to Mass: July 1 Marks End of Dispensation in Minnesota
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a painful time of separation that necessitated, for a short while, suspension of public Masses and the dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass. Nonetheless, since May 2020, Minnesota’s bishops have made available the public celebration of Mass to those who wished to attend. Parishes have done an amazing job creating safe spaces for worship and the sacraments during the past year.
 
Now, as the pandemic subsides, and public gathering restrictions and safety protocols are lifted, it is time to gather as the Body of Christ once again. Therefore, the bishops and diocesan administrators of the Minnesota Catholic Conference have decided to reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 2021.
Even after that time, there remains reasons why a Catholic would have a dispensation from the Sunday obligation, including when he or she is ill or serving as caretaker for one who cannot attend Mass. Find further examples in the letter from the Minnesota bishops about the return of the Sunday obligation (letter found at www.archspm.org/backtomassmn). #archdiocesespm

Mass Livestream

Save the Date! Sept 17-19

Mass Times

Digital Mass Notes for Teens

Elem Summer Faith Formation

Summer Programs for St Rita's Kids

Click the image above to register for this Summer's VBS!

St Rita's Youth Summer Events

Synod 2021

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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.

For further information we direct you to the Arcdiosesan Safe Environment Website

http://safe-environment.archspm.org

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

Staff

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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