The Church of
St. Rita
"People Helping People"
St. Rita eBulletin - June 12, 2020
Dear Parishioners,

Please join us this weekend as we celebrate Corpus Christi! There are two ways you can join us for worship.

  1. Attend Mass in-person at one of our new Mass times - Saturday at 5:00pm or Sunday at 7:00am, 9:30am, or 12:00pm.
  2. Join us for virtual live Mass at 5:00pm on Saturday. You can access the Facebook live-stream here, or you can access it on our homepage. Click on the "Live Stream" tab on the upper right-hand corner of the page. The Mass will be available to view on Saturday and Sunday.

We ask that all parishioners returning to Church sanitize their hands, wear masks, and follow safe, social distancing protocol. If you have a fever, we kindly ask you to remain at home. Dispensation continues for all the faithful. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through these changes and navigate this new, temporary normal.

God Bless,
The St. Rita Pastoral Team
St. Rita Church and Ministry Updates
We are excited to present to you our  SUMMER ODYSSEY  program, designed uniquely for parish families to take a deep dive into their faith and learn what makes Catholicism so extraordinary.

This summer odyssey program is  easy, self-pacing, and suitable for all ages!

  1. Download our Summer Bucket List and pick ways your family can enjoy a faith-filled summer together. Pin it on the fridge and cross out items as you go!
  2. Take a peak at our Summer Odyssey Booklet. It includes Catechesis resources on saints, summer feast days, recommended book and movie lists, links for virtual pilgrimages, recipes for Catholic cooking, and more! Bookmark it so you can reference it all summer!
  3. Join us on Google Classrooms for weekly self-paced workshops focused on Old Testament stories, Catholic saints, and summer feast days (Class code: w3mlkco).
  4. Check out the weekly virtual tour of our parish campus and learn about traditions, worship, and the history of St. Rita.
  5. Join us on Facebook and Instagram to engage in conversation and virtual fellowship.
  6. Questions? Comments? Email us!
Registration for 2020-2021 PSR and Sacrament Preparation is Open!

PSR registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! You may select for your child(ren) to attend our weekly sessions, or opt for your family to join one of two monthly family PSR sessions.

Additionally, if you have a child entering Second, Eighth, or Ninth grade in the fall, he/she will need to sign up to begin preparing for First Communion or Confirmation. For more information, please click below.
Register for Virtual VBS & SLAM Camps!

Registration for Vacation Bible School opens Monday, June 15! We have prepared five days of olympic fun. Parents do not need to plan anything, just assist in registering and posting your week of faith-filled fun on our private Facebook page.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Our RCIA brothers and sisters will celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7pm in St. Rita Church. Please pray for these candidates as we welcome them to the Catholic faith!
St. Rita Giving Garden

The soil is tilled and the seeds are in! We are looking for volunteers to help us take care of our 2020 Giving Garden, located at the Twinsburg Community Garden plots on Darrow Road in Twinsburg. For more information or to sign up to help weed, water, and harvest, please reach out to Claudia Kotich at
We Invite you to Give with Faith Direct!

Faith Direct allows you to virtually support St. Rita every week with your monetary donation. Even if you're unable to attend church, your gifts will always be received. When you sign up to give through Faith Direct, you are guaranteed every transaction is secure and donations are automatically sent to our parish. Thank you for supporting our parish community and for helping us to be more efficient and have a steady, predictable cash flow to support our important works!
Annual Rummage Sale

Please keep an eye out for more information on the rummage sale. We are very hopeful this wonderful fundraiser will still occur! Thank you for holding your items slightly longer than expected. If the rummage sale does not happen, we will provide you with a list of places that are accepting donations.

For questions or for more information, please email Corey Lesko at
Free Online Series for
Young Adults

St. Therese, a parish in California, is offering a FREE weekly speaker series. Register here !
Calling All Young Adults!

The Coalition with Young Adult Ministries in Northeast Ohio (CYA) has an entire list of free events, both in-person and virtual, scheduled for the entire summer. Sign up is easy! Join them for bonfire socials, book discussions, Adorations, pizza nights at Masthead Brewery, and more!

The Cleveland Diocese is also hosting virtual Theology on Tap sessions. You can sign up here for the next session.
St. Rita Day School Updates
CYO Fall Sports Registration is Now Open!
St. Rita Registration for Fall CYO Sports is open! You may register you child for Football, Volleyball, or Soccer. Registration runs from June 2nd through June 20th. Late registration will continue until June 27th.

CYO 11 Man Tackle Football (Boys in Grades 7 and 8), CYO “Rookie” 7 Man Tackle (Boys in Grades 5 and 6), CYO Flag Football (Boys in Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4), CYO Girls Soccer (Girls in Grades 3,4, 5, and 6), CYO Boys Soccer (Boys in Grades 3 and 4), and CYO Volleyball (Girls in Grades 3 - 8)
Registration for the Little Falcon Learning Center is Open!

The Little Falcon Learning Center has small class sizes with licensed and experienced teachers. With our flexible scheduling for part-day and full-day options, we guarantee we can accommodate any schedule! Our preschool is now registering for the fall. Only a few openings remain! Email Faith Kirtley  for more information. 
Kindergarten Registration is Open for the Incoming Class of 2035!

St. Rita School is now registering for Kindergarten. Become part of our outstanding community and join other like-minded families and enjoy our strong academic and faith-based curriculum. Our registration is online for your convenience. For more information email Faith Kirtley or call at 440-248-1350 ext 256.  

Click here for frequently asked questions.
Catechesis Resources and Tools
Spiritual Communion Prayer
Dispensation remains in effect for all the faithful. For those not receiving communion, we welcome you to print out a copy of the Spiritual Communion Prayer that you may recite when you worship at Church with the St. Rita community, or in your Domestic Church.
FORMED is Free!

FORMED  is free to all parishioners and contains content the entire family can enjoy. If you haven't already, sign up for your free FORMED account !
Daily Mass and Readings

For the list of our Daily Mass intentions, please click here .
Faith Formation for Children

On Sunday, June 19th we will share a virtual Children's Liturgy of the Word. Please keep an eye out for it on our Facebook page and on our website . Also, Essential Catholic is offering a FREE Retreat for Children on June 20 and June 21 from 2:00pm- 3:30pm each day. Register here !
Join Us Each Day for Virtual Fellowship!

Please join us on social media for virtual fellowship!  Like Us on Facebook or Follow Us on Instagram to join us in daily prayer, reflection, faith formation, and fellowship! Directions to connect are at the bottom of the eBulletin.
Like Us on Facebook!
We will be sharing lots of news and events on Facebook. To sign up for an account:
  1. Go to
  2. Enter your full name.
  3. Enter your email or mobile phone number.
  4. Select your gender, date of birth, and choose a password.
  5. Click Sign Up.
  6. To finish creating your account, you need to confirm your email or mobile phone number.
  7. Like us on Facebook!
Follow Us on Instagram!
We will be sharing lots of events and photos on Instagram. To sign up for an account:
  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign up, enter your email address, create a username and password or click Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
  3. If you register with an email, click Sign up.
  4. Follow us on Instagram!
Calendar at a Glance
June 14: Corpus Cristi
June 19: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
June 20: The Immaculate Heart of Mary
June 23: RCIA Sacraments of Initiation Mass
Let Us Pray
Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive
You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually
into my heart.
I embrace You as if
You were already there and
unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be
separated from You.
St. Rita Stewardship Prayer

Jesus our Savior, we thank you
for your gift of salvation.
At Baptism we accepted
the call to follow you.
Fill us with your
love and peace
as we move along
our faith journey
and send the Holy Spirit
to guide us.
As good stewards,
help us to develop our gifts
as your disciples
and give us the strength and
courage to share them with others.
We ask this in your name.
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