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 Ladies Club.
The rebirth of the Ladies Club has begun. It was reported that 13 ladies came to the 1st meeting on Sunday, March 18. Ladies, please join the
men of the Holy Name Society at Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the 10am Mass. Following Mass the Ladies will be meeting in the
church hall. The second Ladies Club meeting on April 15 was well attended. Roxanne Meyer is president, Susan Harleman is secretary and
Dominique Murray-Dahnir is treasurer. Next meeting on the 3rd Sunday in May. The May meeting was held and it was decided that all Ladies Club
activity will take the summer off. Next meeting will be the 3rd Sunday in September.
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.
New weekend Mass schedule.
Our parish will now have Sunday only Mass scheduled for 9:30am every Sunday into the foreseeable future. There will no
longer be a 5pm Saturday Mass. Our whole parish family will now be worshiping together on Sunday morning. Please
continue with your offertory donation at the Sunday morning Mass.
Holyday Mass Schedule.
Masses on Holy Days of Obligation are now scheduled for 5pm on the evening before the Holyday ( Vigi Mass) and at 8:30am on
the Holyday.
Weekly Liturgy schedule update.
Beginning on Tuesday, September 4, we will celebrate Mass with Father Turek at 8:30am, preceded by the Rosary at 8am
and Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotions at 8:20am.
Beginning on
Thursday, September 6, we will have a Communion Service administered by Deacon Dave at 8:30, following
the daily Rosary.
St. Rita Golf Classic.
We were rained out for the first time in the history of the classic. The reschedule date is now Saturday, October 20.
Check-in begins at 7am. Tee-off time at 8am sharp. Same great food and drinks served on the course and same great
lunch in the hall afterward. Set aside a few hours for golfing and great fellowship with old and new friends. In the Hole!