Saint Rita
Catholic Church
Parish News
The SIN OF GOSSIP.
A very recent article and statement on EWTN quoted the Holy Father, Pope
Francis, who warned against the sin of gossip. He explained that the Apostles, like
all men, were sinners. But one sin they did not commit was the sin of gossip. See
our parish Facebook page for the entire article.
Parish "town hall" meeting. "Looking to the Future"
On Sunday, October 1, after the 10am Mass, a parish meeting was held in the church hall. It started with an
Archdiocesan rep, Mr. Jerry Amsler, giving a presentation on our finances. Then he invited thoughts from the audience.
Many ideas were floated ; asking for more offertory donations, increasing volunteerism, increasing fund raisers. Stay
tuned for more info as our parish works through these difficult times.
Parish Council Elections.
Elections will be held in the near future after all parishioners have had the opportunity to volunteer for this important
role. The parish council is made up of volunteers, dedicated to advise Father Wichlan on the operational needs of
the parish complex. If you are interested in the future of our parish, please let Father know in writing very soon.
Postcards will be passed out at all the masses this weekend. Put your name and phone number on the back of the
card and place the card in the collection basket next weekend, October 22. Father will then review the candidates.
Soup and Salad.
The fall Soup & Salad dinner will be held on Saturday, November 4 after the 5pm Mass. Please come and enjoy
homemade soup and chili along with a fresh salad. The charge is $6 for adults and $3 for kids . All proceeds go
toward the cost of educating our parish children at our adopted elementary school, Christ the King School in
University City.