The St. Rita Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary will sponsor pictures with the Easter Bunny again this year. April 5th from 9:00am to Noon in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex. Pictures will be $5.00 each and will be printed on site. If you would like them mailed, please bring a self addressed stamped envelope with you. After the pictures, the kids can enjoy some Easter themed activities.
The theme for this year’s Lenten Mission will be “Faith, Family and the New Evangelization”. It will take place in the church at 7:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd. The presenter will be Mario Sacasa from the Family Life Office and Notre Dame Seminary.
His Specialties: Marriage Preparation, speaker on topics related to marriage, sexuality and spirituality, Writer on applying faith into real life.
The Stations of the Cross for Children will be celebrated at 2:15pm on Friday March 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th & 11th. We will not have afternoon stations on the days that the school is closed.
The Stations of the Cross for adults will be celebrated at 7:00pm on all Fridays of Lent.
Holy Thursday – Morning Prayer 7:00am – Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7:00pm
Good Friday – Morning Prayer 7:00am – Passion of the Lord – 3:00pm
Holy Saturday – Morning Prayer 8:30am – Easter Vigil – 8:00pm
Easter Sunday – 7:30am, 9:30am & 11:30am
Wednesday March 19th is the Feast of St. Joseph. Several organizations in the parish are teaming up to prepare a St. Joseph altar in the Community Room again this year. We would like to invite everyone interested in helping to contact the parish office at 737-2915. They will be accepting help with monetary donations and donations of vegetables, cakes, religious items for display, prepared dishes or just your time.
The viewing will be on Tuesday March 18th from 9:00am to 7:30pm and Wednesday from 8:30am to 6:00pm.
Feeding will be on Wednesday from 11:30am – 2:00pm and 3:30pm to 6:00pm.
On Tuesday February 11th, Archbishop Aymond conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 54 students of St. Rita Parish. Congratulations students and thank you to Mrs. Erin.
The sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. If you have not been confirmed and are interested in receiving the sacrament, please contact the church office ( 737-2915 or email@example.com). Confirmation registration for students in the 11th grade is typically in the fall.
The retreat is rich in Catholic tradition and uses the insights of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta and Blessed Pope John Paul II. This is a 6 DVD series led by Fr. Michael Gaitley and presented by Mrs. Judy Roman. Meetings will be held weekly beginning Tuesday Feb. 18th through March 25th at 10:00am or 7:00pm. If you are interested, it is still not too late to register provided you purchase your own book.
The Legion of Mary hosts a Coffee Social on the first Sunday of each month. All are invited to come to the Community Room following the 9:30am mass. This is a time for new parishioners to learn about the variety of ministries available in the parish, and a time for community and socialization.
All are invited to dine out at selected restaurants monthly to benefit the food pantry. Just mention that you are there to support St. Rita and the food pantry gets a percentage of your order. The restaurant for February is “Koz’s” on Tuesday February 18th and Thursday February 20th. We are doing two days this month, not to make you go out on two days, but to make it easier for those that find Tuesday or Thursday a bad day. Dine-in or takeout lunch or dinner. Thanks to everyone that has participated in the past for their support of this program. Many of you may not really understand how much you are helping. Please be assured that you are and please keep asking friends and family to join you. We will publish locations as they are determined. Call Gene Hickey at 430-8778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations.
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The Knights of Columbus is selling Keep Christ in Christmas car magnets. They are available for purchase in the church office for $5.00 each.