St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr.
Webster, NY 14580
585-671-1100
Masses: Sat 5:00 pm
Sun 7:30; 9:00 (children's liturgy); 10:30 am
Mon-Fri 8:15 am
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 pm;
Wednesdays after morning Mass (about 8:45)
Office Hours: M-Th 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 9:00 to 12:00 pm

Liturgy Committee News!

Liturgy Committee NEWS!

Liturgy is who we are. - It's what we do.

Good liturgy doesn't just happen. It takes the dedication of over a hundred ministers each month.

The Liturgy Committee helps coordinate these ministries so our liturgies flow smoothly.

Come be a part of this vital ministry. The Liturgy Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 23, from 7:00-8:30pm in Room 1. If you have any questions please contact Teri Bucks at tbucks@rochester.rr.com, or any parish staff member at the parish office 671-1100.

NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY

NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY

Saturday, October 27, 8:00 to 9:00pm
Saint Kateri Parish at Christ the King Church

The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship.
(St. John Paul II, quoted in Catechism ¶ 1380)

Please be with us to deepen your joy of a loving, personal relationship with Jesus. Our prayer is a special adaptation of The Liturgy of the Hours, and includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, psalms, spiritual readings, prayers, and silent adoration. Everyone is welcome to join us on the last Saturday of each month.

Special Blessing of the graves

Special Blessing of the graves
of those buried at the
West Webster Cemetery

Sunday, November 4 at 11:40am

Join Fr. Gonyo, Fr. Mike and Deacon Jim on Sunday, November 4 for this special blessing following the 10:30am Mass (around 11:40am). All are welcome to join us as we begin in prayer in front of the St. Rita shrine (in front of the rectory - the site of our original church). For those who have family members buried across the street, we will process over to the cemetery. Family members of the deceased will stand next to the grave of their loved one for an individual blessing with Holy Water. Father will proceed from one grave to the next. Come join us for this Remembrance of our Faithful Departed. It's rain or shine - so bring an umbrella!

Festival of Choirs

FESTIVAL OF CHOIRS

Sunday, November 4 at 7:00 pm

Webster Presbyterian Church
(550 Webster Road)

Come and listen to all of our local Webster Church Choirs, including our own St. Rita Choir, for a beautiful evening of song! These diverse choirs all join together once a year to celebrate in word and song! Canned goods for the needy and monetary donations will be accepted for hospitalized children through Santa's Workshop, Webster Community Chest and HOPE MInistry. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!

VETERAN’S DAY PRAYER SERVICE

VETERAN’S DAY PRAYER SERVICE

Friday, November 9
at 1:15 pm in Church

The students and faculty of St. Rita School will remember and honor the Veterans of the United States of America in a special prayer service. We extend an invitation to any veterans and families or friends who wish to join us on this special day. We proudly honor those who have served in our armed forces.

Sharing the Feast - Thanksgiving Basket Project

St. Rita parish provides Thanksgiving Food baskets to many families who could really use your help. If you are able to help out with food donations - please bring your non-perishable, non-expired Thanksgiving Food items to the Church greeting area or the Parish Office beginning next weekend. The deadline to return items is Sunday, November 18 at Noon.

We need turkeys too! Please drop off all turkey donations to the Parish Office Only - open Monday through Thursday between 9:00am and 4:15pm or on Fridays between 9:00am and 12:00 noon.

Needed items include:
Plastic reusable shopping bags
CornCream of Mushroom Soup
Green BeansSweet Potatoes/Yams
Apple SauceWhite Potatoes
StuffingGravy or Gravy mixes
Salad dressingsCanned Cranberries

If you know a parishioner or local Webster family who could use a Thanksgiving Basket, please call Julie at the parish office at 671-1100 x 13. Confidentiality will be respected.

Hands of Christ Award 2019

NOMINATE A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR!
HANDS OF CHRIST AWARD 2019

Please consider nominating a high school senior (graduating class of 2019) for the diocesan Hands of Christ award. The Hands of Christ is a recognition program to assist parishes in affirming their high school seniors who are “Hands of Christ” in their church, home, school and community.

A nominated senior needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a Christian attitude by word & example
  • Be actively involved in their parish as well as their school community.
  • Be a positive role model for their peers.
  • Is a participating Roman Catholic in a parish in the Diocese of Rochester.
  • Is currently a High School Senior.

All nominations are due by Monday, November 19

To nominate a Senior please send a nomination form or letter stating examples of the above criteria including the nominee’s name, address, phone number and school to: St. Rita’s Church ~ 1008 Maple Dr., Webster Attn: Julie Cohn, Pastoral Minister. Nomination forms are in the greeting area of church, at the parish office, or online here.

We have many great seniors in our parish and it is important to recognize all of their hard work and dedication to the church and community. Questions? Call Julie at 671-1100 x 13 or e-mail: julie.cohn@dor.org