Archdiocesan news


The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in January 2015 due to its financial obligations toward victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse.


On March 26, 2017, Archbishop Bernard Hebda sent a letter to all Catholics in the local church, providing an update on where the Archdiocese stands in the bankruptcy process. You can read the letter here, or watch a video of the Archbishop's message here.

He concludes his letter by saying:

"We are, together, setting a new course. To be sure, we have much work ahead. But through your efforts, this local Church is positioned to accomplish so many positive things and to continue the vital acts of service it performs every day. ... I am most grateful for our present opportunities. God willing, and with your help, we will continue moving toward a better future."

If you have any questions about how these actions affect St. Rita's, please feel free to contact Fr. Rick or our business administrator Rory Gilbert at 651-459-4596.