Thank You

We just want to say thank you for helping us make a success of the photo shoot for St. Rita’s 90th Anniversary. You were the key in making our job so much easier. How did you do that? By sharing your “hot spot” so others could sign people up before and after all the Masses - by stuffing bulletins with “photo promos” – by moving furniture so the photographers had a "studio" to take beautiful pictures – and by checking people in and reminding them to “say cheese” – also, a special thank you for the many stories you shared of St. Rita’s from its humble beginnings on North Lake Street to its current home on Old Indian Trail, and finally, to MaryEllen Bender and Julieta Jacobo for their non-stop search for locating great volunteers, for translating services and for being the back-bone for a pictorial directory that celebrates St. Rita’s 90th Anniversary.

Misa de la Fiesta de la Presentacion del Señor

 (Día de la Candelaria)

Jueves 2 de febrero a las 7:00 p.m. en la iglesia


Save the Date for our Light of the World Retreat

Friday, February 17th thru Monday, February 20th

Please know that what you will gain from attending will far outweigh your investment in time and commitment.

Treat yourself and feed your soul!

Come live the retreat with us in a casual, relaxed and fun atmosphere.

If you’d like more information, please contact: Don Walter 630-770-3778 or Julieta Jacobo 630-892-6089

There is no cost for this retreat though a free-will offering is welcome!

Download the registration form and bring it to church or mail it to

Saint Rita of Cascia Parish

Light of the World Retreat

750 W. Old Indian Trail

Aurora, IL  60506

Retreat Registration Form


Retiro Luz del Mundo

Viernes 17 de febrero al lunes 20 de febrero

Lo que tú ganarás al asistir a este retiro excederá en gran medida la inversión de tiempo y compromiso.

Date un tiempo y alimenta tu alma.

Ven a vivir el retiro con nosotros en un ambiente informal, relajado y de mucha camaradería

Si necesitas más información favor de ponerte en contacto con Olga Bourge 630-892-9706

Este retiro no tiene costo alguno pero se tendrá una colecta al final del mismo.

Hoja de inscripción para el retiro

Upcoming Events

Light of the World Retreat - February 17 - 20 - Parish Center

Retiro Luz del Mundo - 17 al 20 de febrero - Escuela

Morning Bible Study Group - February 22 - 9:15 a.m. - Parish Center

Come and See - February 24 - 6:30 p.m. - Parish Center

Ven y Mira - 24 de febrero - 6:30 p.m. - Centro Parroquial

ProLife - February 28 - 9:00 am—5:00 pm - Planned Parenthood

ProVida - 28 de febrero - 9:00 am—5:00 pm - Planned Parenthood

Parish Mission - March 12 & 13 - 7:00 p.m. - Church

Misión Parroquial - 12 y 13 de marzo - 7:00 p.m. - Iglesia

90th Anniversary Celebration

If you would like to be part of the planning committee for the 90th anniversary celebration of our parish, please contact David Green at 630-879-7644 or

Celebración del 90 Aniversario

Si le gustaría se parte del comité de planeación de nuestra cele- bración del 90 aniversario, favor de ponerse en contacto con David Green llamando al teléfono 630-879-7644 o enviando un correo a  

Morning Bible Study Survey

St. Rita's will be offering a Morning Bible Study coming in February. We want to know what you want to study. The study will be open all members of the Parish and will be in English. More details on the time and start date will be coming soon. Please select from below and email Sheryl Colwell with your choice or text or call at (630)341-2609.

- Study of the Bible (an overview of selected books) - Prayer (how to have a more effective and fruitful prayer life)

 - Mary (a Biblical walk with Blessed Mary) - Mass/Sacraments (Uncover the background of the Mass and Sacraments through the Bible) - Other (Let us know what you want to study)

St. Rita’s Men’s Group

bible-2 Men of the parish are invited to an informal Saturday morning group from 8:00-9:00 a.m. The group attends the Saturday morning Mass at 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel followed by coffee, rolls and fellowship. On the first Saturday of each month after Mass, there is also the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during which time we pray the Rosary, and conclude with fellowship - total time 8:00-9:30 a.m. Invite your sons, nephews, grandsons, dads, brothers, uncles or even a friend etc. to join you this Saturday! For more information contact David Green 630-879- 7644 or Don Walter 630-770-3778.


New Features! It’s free! Spread the Word! The Best Catholic Content all in ONE Place. Go to Type in the parish code af016. Set up a user name and password. You have unlimited access to the best eBooks, talks and videos. Questions? Contact Julieta Jacobo 630-892- 6089 or

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¡Es gratis! Pasen la voz, el major contenido católico en un solo lugar. Vaya a la página Escriba el código de la parroquia af016. Elija un nombre de usuario y contraseña. Tendrá acceso ilimitado a los mejores libros, charlas y videos. ¿Tiene preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Julieta Jacobo 630-892- 6089 o

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Stay connected with St. Rita’s! We will start using to communicate events and news to our parishioners this month. If you are not already registered, here’s how you can sign up:

1. Visit our network at      - OR -

2. Text SRITA to 84576

Then follow the instructions from there!

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 ¡Manténgase conectado con Santa Rita! Vamos a comenzar a usar para comunicar eventos y noticias a nuestros feligreses a partir de este mes.
Si usted no se ha registrado, aquí está cómo puede hacerlo:

 1.  Visite nuestra red en      - or -

2.  Envíe el mensaje SRITA al número 84576

 Siga las instrucciones

We Are Going Digital!

We are pleased to introduce our new online donation/payment system offered through CompuWerx. This is a secure, easy and convenient site for handling all financial transactions via credit or debit card or e-check donation payments. You can do a one-time or a monthly recurring donation using either your PC, tablet or phone - it is easy – it is convenient! With this user friendly process, you will find it easy to manage your giving by setting up automatic donation and viewing donation history, as well as printing yearly giving statements. Please sign up at now to support St. Rita’s!!

 Reminders ...

Eucharistic Adoration is every Wednesday in Our Chapel from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m and the FIRST Saturday of the month from 8:30 to 12:00 noon.  The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for your worship and adoration.  Consider giving one hour a week to Jesus. Baptisms will take place the first and third Saturday of the month.  Please stop by or call the Parish Office at 630-892-5918 for more information.

Anointing of the Sick will take place the first week-end of the month on Saturday 4:30 and 6 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 am and 7:00 pm.

The Knights of Columbus hold their meetings on the First Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.