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.
Join the Archdiocese in Ireland for the 2018 World Meeting of Families! A priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis,
Fr. Brian Fallon, will lead us in a 10-day pilgrimage around this historically Catholic country. We will celebrate the
beauty and joy of the family, in addition to exploring the Irish roots of our faith. Pilgrimage stops will include Our
Lady of Knock, the Rock of Cashel, the Ring of Kerry and much more!

Visit catholicsindublin.com to view the full itinerary (click on Pilgrimages from the menu, and then choose
Archdiocese of St. Louis).

The total cost is $4200, plus approximately $100 for the World Meeting of Families once registration opens.
Payment plans are available. For more information, please contact Melissa Keating at 314.792.7173 or
melissakeating@archstl.org. Registration: catholicsindublin.com.
Pilgrimage to Ireland - Join Us!
Click HERE for the Pilgrimage Brochure
ST. RITA PARISH WILL REMAIN OPEN.
The archdiocese has no plans to close our parish. There are plans in work to get a priest and deacon to take care of our
pastoral needs.  Keep alert to new information. Read the bulletin. Dispell the rumors about closing St. Ritas. We are here to
stay.
Weekly Liturgy schedule update.
We will celebrate only 1 Mass on the weekends: Sunday at 9:30.
On Tuesdays we will celebrate Mass with Monsignor Turek at 8:30am, preceded by the Rosary at 8am and Our Lady of
Perpetual Help devotions at 8:20am.
On Thursdays we will have a Communion Service administered by Deacon Dave at 8:30am, following the daily Rosary.
The Rosary will be prayed every day at 8am.
Choir Practice for Christmas.
We will have 2 more rehearsals:  Sunday Dec 16 at noon, Sunday Dec 23 at noon.
Christmas Vigil Mass.
St. Rita Parish will have only one Mass for this year's Christmas celebration. That Mass will be on Monday, December 24 at 5pm. Bishop Robert Hermann will be our
celebrant. The choir will sing a prelude before Mass beginning at 4:45. Come and spend part of your Christmas celebration  with your parish family. Come early and
enjoy the "
joyous noise"  before Mass.
Weekly Bulletin.
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is for each parishioner to take home a bulletin after Mass, read it carefully and make notes on your
calendar of the important events coming up. With new leadership, Monsignor Turek, pastor, and Deacon Harpring, PLC, there are many changes
taking place. Read your bulletin. Also, at this time of the Church year there are many liturgical happenings. Stay informed.