The Church of Saint Rita
January 8, 2021 eBulletin
This weekend, we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord
St. Rita Church Exterior
Please join us this weekend as we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord. Our 5:00pm Vigil and our 9:30am Masses will be live-streamed on our website and on Facebook.

Please join us for Mass at 7:00pm on Friday, January 22, 2021 for the Day of Prayer for the legal protection of unborn children. Also, we will celebrate a Mass for Families and Children on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Reconciliation has resumed on Mondays from 3:30pm - 4:30pm.

Click here to read Fr. Behrend's weekly letter.
Saint Rita Parish Ministry Updates
Calling all Bakers!

We are requesting home-baked desserts to be added to the carry-out bagged lunches our Thea Bowman Ministry will serve on Saturday, January 16. As done in the previous two months, we kindly request bakers to prepare single-serving packaged desserts for our guests. Items like brownies or cookies placed in snack or sandwich zip lock type bags are greatly appreciated. Please drop them off to the Parish Office on Friday, January 15th between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Having that special “homemade” goodness is really appreciated by those we serve at the Thea Bowman Center!

Contact: Thea Bowman Ministry,
Register for Adult Bible Study

At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven “for us men and for our salvation.” But what does “salvation” mean?

Please join us for our winter Bible Study beginning on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 10:00am or 7:00pm and continuing for ten weeks. This study will be offered through FORMED. In this remarkable 10-part video series, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick Barber provides a thorough, deeply Catholic, and deeply biblical, answer.

To reserve your spot in the winter Bible Study, please click here.

Contact: Kelly Foraker, Director of Religious Education,
Holy Hour with Benediction

Please join us for Holy Hour with Benediction on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00pm in the Church. This will be live-streamed on our website and on Facebook.
Sacrament Preparation for First Communicants

Please pray for our second grade First Communion candidates who will be preparing for their First Reconciliation later this month. Monthly meetings have resumed. Please reach out to Kelly Foraker at with any questions.
January Materials Pick-Up

PSR families may pick up their January materials on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Family Room.

Contact: Chrissie Cola, Jr. High Faith Formation Coordinator,
Thank You from Family Promise!

Our annual Christmas Care and Share collection for Family Promise’s holiday store was another over the top success!

We collected over $900 in gift cards. Plus, there was an ENORMOUS assortment of games, puzzles, crafts and books, along with clothes, hats, gloves, mittens, household goods, etc. We needed a small trailer filled to the brim to transport all of the items to the Kinsman Center!

Also, we were able to give Family Promise $2,500.00 to help provide food, clothing, bus passes, etc. for the families living there. Thank you for your continued generosity to our families in need. Over 60 families (including about 140 children) composed of those currently in the program and those who are now in homes on their own in the community benefited from the Care and Share collection. MANY, MANY thanks to all!
Saint Rita Day School
You belong here. Saint Rita School is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Visit our website to learn more about virtual tours for Preschool and Kindergarten, or contact Faith Kirtley to schedule a personal tour of the school campus.
Get a Sneak Peek of our Little Falcon Learning Center Preschool!
Get a Sneak Peek of our Full-day Kindergarten Program!
Mass Times and Stewardship
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