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.
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.
Facilities Committee.
Deacon Dave has started this committee for the purpose of identifying and repairing problems in and around our
parish complex: clogged gutters, weeds in the sidewalks, areas needing cleaning or paint, etc. If you would like
to help out with our maintenance efforts, let Dave know asap.  
Scripture Study and Discussion.
Deacon Dave holds a polite discussion on the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday Liturgy. All are
invited to the rectory on Thursday at 9am or/and Monday at 6:30pm. ( This Monday, October 21, has been
cancelled to do Deacons prior commitment. Regular meetings will resume on Monday, 28 October.)
Parish Council.
Three new council members were selected by lot and have agreed to serve a 2 year term The new members
are: Bill Beekman, Dominique Murray-Dahnir and Daryl Houghton. Congratulations to all. Monsignor Turek will
choose 3 more members in the near future  to fill all council seats.
Thanksgiving Day Mass.
We will celebrate Mass at 8:30 Thursday morning, November 28.
Breakfast with Santa.
Santa comes to visit on Sunday, December 8 after Mass. Please join us at the 9:30
Mass. Then come to the hall for fellowship and Santa's arrival.
Christmas Eve Mass.
On December 24 at 5pm Bishop Robert Hermann will come to St. Ritas to celebrate the
Christmas Vigil Mass. Please make plans to arrive 15 minutes early for the choral concert
presented by our own St. Rita Choir.