Tuesday, July 24 at 5:00pm
at St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality
(402 South Ave. in Rochester)
I will conduct a Communion Service for the guests and Catholic Workers at St. Joseph's House of Hospitality. Many of you may remember their presentation given during one of our Lenten Soup Suppers.
This is another great opportunity to get to know those among us whose lives are very different from ours yet, as children of God, are similar in so many ways. Getting to know one another is where it all begins! If you plan on attending, please also consider bringing along a donation item. The men could use the following items: clothing items in general, socks and underwear in particular.
Please feel free to call me at 233-0334 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Peace and love,
Register now for "Shipwrecked" VBS!
This summer's program is August 6-10 from 9 am - noon for students ages 4-10.
There is a $25 per student fee, with a family max of $60. All families will receive a music CD.
Click here to sign up students.
Click here to sign up volunteers, ages 11+ (entering 6th grade or above).
Next Saturday, July 28, at the 5 pm Mass, we will be using contemporary praise and worship music to bring us closer to the Lord through song. If you’d like to preview the music before Mass on YouTube, here is what we will be singing together:
Open the Eyes of my Heart – Paul Baloche
The Table – Chris Tomlin
Lord, I Need You – Matt Maher
O Come To The Altar – Elevation Worship
God Alone – The Nebblett Family
This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham
We are looking for families or individuals who are willing to make a connection with newer parishioners here at St. Rita. We will match you with a new family or individual with similar family dynamics
This would involve making a welcoming phone call, inviting them to attend Mass, Breakfast Club or another activity, and making some introductions to other parishioners. This does not require a big time commitment and will hopefully be rewarding for all involved! Anyone who has been a parishioner for at least a year is encouraged to become involved in this ministry. Contact Karen at the Parish Office at 671-1100 x 11 or by email.
Prospective new families can either stop in the office for a packet or follow the link to Admissions---Registration for the packet.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact the School Office (585-671-3132).
Get ready for school!
Sale is August 10th in the hallway by the library. Donations can be accepted until August 3rd.
All items are $2.00
CYO soccer registration for the upcoming fall season has begun! Boys and Girls from St. Rita Parish in Grades 3-6 may sign up for this league, which will play in September and October. Please register and pay online here. The fees are: $60 for 3rd & 4th Grade players and $80 for 5th & 6th Grade players. There is a $140 family maximum. Deadline to register is Monday, August 13.
What is ChristLife? ChristLife™ has been conducted in many parishes throughout the Rochester diocese and is a proven method for rediscovering and sharing our faith with others. In the first series, Discovering Christ, people are helped to enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God's children. We invite you to experience Discovering Christ starting on Sunday September 23rd, at St. Rita Church. Considering inviting a friend or loved one who you think might benefit from this experience. There will be an opportunity to sign-up after the Masses on the weekend of September 8th & 9th, online here, or by calling Julie Cohn at the Parish Office (585) 671-1100 x 13.
If your youth is in 8th Grade or above and has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Reconciliation, he or she will be ready to start preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is a two year program. It will start in mid-September. Please register online here by September 1. If you have any questions, please email Marie Marton or call 671-1100 x 17.
Over the next few months please take advantage of special sales! In order to assist those in need in our area, we will be collecting school supplies until September. You can help with your donation of pens, pencils, crayons, highlighters, markers, dry erase markers, colored pencils, pencil cases, composition notebooks, binders in 1½ inch, 2 inch and 3 inch, filler paper in regular and college lines,colored folders, 3-5 subject spiral notebooks, dividers and book bags. There is a bin for these items in our greeting area in church. Thank you!