Welcome to the Church of St Rita in Cottage Grove, MN
From Fr Ron -
Reaching out and connecting with our parish family;
We have a constant connection with many of our parishioners through their service and support of the parish. However, there are many that we do not hear from and we want to be sure that we are connecting with all our registered members and attending to their needs. There may be some of you who attend but have never registered, we would love to hear from you.
To improve our communication, we are entering a process of calling/emailing those we have not heard directly from over the last 17 months (we have tried contacting everyone by mail.) A committee of people from the parish will be helping with this process. After we have tried this we will undertake another attempt through home visitation. I will be updating you on this over the next few months. *If you know someone who is a member and is not able to come to church, please let us know so we can reach out to them.
If you have any questions or want to help with the process, please contact me at the parish office.
God bless, Fr Ron
Sr. High Mission Trip: Join our Mission Team each summer as we take off to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus. You could find yourself painting a house, giving piggyback rides to local children at the kids club, visiting an elderly home and meeting some amazing new friends. This Summer we're heading to serve in Benton Harbor, MI with YOUTHWORKS! - check out more information here. Registration is due by Monday, Jan 20th. Print off a registration packet here or talk to Amy.
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.
Tuesday: 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am
Thursday: 8 am Communion Service, 4:00 pm Mass
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-4 pm
- Father Ron Kreul, O.P., Parochial Administrator
- Deacon Jack Nicklay, Pastoral Care
- Deacon Steve Koop, Pastoral Care
- Rory Gilbert, Business Administrator
- 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
- Bob Branchaud, Data Entry
- Ann Marie Valento, Nursery Coordinator
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.