St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church 750 W Old Indian Trail | Aurora, IL 60506 (630) 892 - 5918
St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church750 W Old Indian Trail | Aurora, IL 60506(630) 892 - 5918

For emergencies requiring a priest, contact the rectory at 630-270-1040.

Welcome to St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church.

Purpose of the “pink envelopes” - Stewardship Help

Enclosed in your envelope packet you will see “pink envelopes” entitled “Diocesan Stewardship Goal Assitance”. The purpose of these envelopes is to receive your contributions to help our parish close any gap between the St. Rita’s Target toward the Diocesan Stewardship Appeal (this year set at $78,392) and any shortfall in parishioner payments to the Diocese used for its operations.

 

This Pink Envelope is intended for use by those parishioners who do not feel comfortable making a pledge directly to the diocese but who would like to help the parish reach our Target by April 30. The Pink Envelopes are NOT intended for payments on any pledge your family has already made. Those should be sent directly to the diocese or placed in the Diocesan Appeal envelopes sent to your home.

 

Our Appeal has a shortfall of $36,000.  If you have not pledged and wish to contribute, please use the pink envelope.

Saint Rita school accepting new students for 2015

Come and experience Catholic education at its finest at St. Rita of Cascia School. Our students are blessed with a curriculum that develops each student spiritually,
academically, emotionally and physically. At St. Rita School, we provide a safe, caring environment where faith and values are taught. St. Rita students excel on standardizedtests.

 

In addition to the core courses, St. Rita students take classes in computer technology, art, music, physical education and library. Students participate in sports and band programs. We have a full day program for Kindergarten. Our preschool class for four year olds is a readiness program for our kindergarten. Don’t miss the
chance to have your child experience an outstanding educational opportunity. Register now. For registration information for PreK-grade 8, call the school office at 630-892-0200.

New! Symbolon - The Catholic Faith Explained / La Fe Católica Explicada

A talk will be offered at masses on the weekend of Jan 31/Feb 1.

 

St. Rita's is offering a ten week immersion in the Catholic faith for the whole parish affecting how we think, how we pray, and how we live our lives as Catholics. The 10 episodes in this program will take you through the story of the Catholic faith including topics such as Sacred Scripture, the History of Salvation, Jesus, the Church, Mary & the Saints. Everyone is invited for this program.

 

¡Algo nuevo! Una inmersión de 10 semanas en la fe católica para toda la parroquia, la cual afecta cómo pensamos, cómo oramos y cómo vivimos nuestras vidas como católicos. Los 10 episodios de este programa le llevarán a través de la historia de la fe católica e incluye temas tales como las Sagradas Escrituras, la Historia de Salvación, Jesús, La Iglesia, María y los Santos. Animamos a todos los feligreses a aprovechar este excelente recurso para no solamente entender y vivir nuestra fe de una maneramás profunda, sino también para compartirla con otras personas.

 

Parish Center (Centro Parroquial)  Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm 

February 10        March 3                  April  7

February 17        March 17                April 14

February 24        March 24                April 21

                        March 31

 

OR you can study on your own, in your home environment, with your spouse, family and friends! TheSymbolon videos and materials can be accessed online for in-home study by clicking on the image below:

 

Access Symbolon Here

Capital Campaign Update - 3/4

Lenten Fish Fries on Fridays

Our Knights of Columbus will hold Fish Fry's in the Parish hall from 4:00pm until 7:00pm on the following dates:

 

Friday February 20, 2015             Friday, February 27, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015                  Friday, March 13, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015                Friday, March 27, 2015

 

See the Menu below:

2015 Fish Fry Menu
2015_Fish_Fry_Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [252.7 KB]

March 25 - Be Reconciled

On Wednesday, March 25th, the priests of our parish will be available throughout the day for “walk-in” confessions according to the following schedule:

9 am – 12 noon in the Parish Center

1 pm – 4 pm in the Parish Center

4pm – 6 pm in the Church

 

As on every Wednesday, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Chapel of the Parish Center from 8 am to 7 pm.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

There will also be a special event organized for youth in the evening. Starting at 6:30 pm in the Church there will be music followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Fr. Timothy will then help the young people do an examination of conscience. Priests will also be available for confession. The evening will close with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and a brief social gathering. All youth from 8th to 12th grade are invited to attend.

 

For resources, please visit http://bereconciled.rockforddiocese.org

 

 

Marzo 25 - RECONCÍLIATE

Miércoles 25 de marzo los sacerdotes de nuestro parroquia estarán disponibles para el sacramento de reconciliación a lo largo del día según el siguiente horario:

9 am a las 12 en el Centro Parroquial

1 pm a las 4 pm en el Centro Parroquial

4 pm a las 6 pm en la Iglesia

 

Como cada miércoles, el Santísimo Sacramento estará expuesto en la capilla del centro parroquial a lo largo del día.

 

MINSTERIO A LOS JÓVENES

Habrá también un evento especial organizado para los jóvenes en la tarde. Comenzando a las 6:30 pm habrá en la iglesia cantos y exposición del Santísimo Sacramento. En seguida el P. Timothy les dirigirá en una examinación de conciencia. Estarán presente también unos sacerdotes para escuchar las confesiones. La tarde terminará con bendición del Santísimo Sacramento y una breve reunión social. Están invitados todos los jóvenes de 8vo a 12vo grado.

 

For resources, please visit http://reconciliate.rockforddiocese.org

 

Lenten Events

Way of the Cross - Viacrusis - Fridays at 7:00pm. Bilingual.

 

March 8 - 6:00pm  - Youth Mission and confessions

March 9 -11 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Parish Mission by Fr. Lombardo OFM

  • Monday - Eucharist and Priesthood
  • Tuesday - Healing and Reconciliation.  Confessions at 7:30pm.
  • Wednesday - Go out and make disciples.  Mass at 7:00pm

 

March 25 - "Be Reconciled" Diocesan day of confessions.  See above.

 

Holy Week:

  • March 29 - Palm Sunday
  • April 2 - Holy Thursday
    • Last Supper mass. 7:00pm (Bilingual).
    • Holy Adoration, after mass until 7am.
  • April 3 - Good Friday
    • 10am - Aurora Viacrucsis/ Way of the Cross (outdoors) at Sacred Heart church.  Walk until reaching St. Nicholas Church. Bilingual.
    • 10am - Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion.  Meet at Planned Parenthood @ Eola.  Prayer booklet available at http://prolifeaction.org/docs/2013/WayOfTheCrossBooklet.pdf. In English.

    • 2:15pm - Stations of the cross.
    • 3:00pm - Passion of the Lord (English).
    • 7:00pm - La Pasion del Senor (Espanol).
  • April 4 - Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 7:00pm (Bilingual)
  • April 5 - Easter Sunday - Normal Sunday masses.

 

SEMANA SANTA

Domingo de Ramos: Español: Sábado 6:00 pm. Domingo 12:00 m y 7:00 pm

Jueves Santo:           

  •  La última cena 7 p.m. Misa bilingüe
  • Adoration 8pm - 7am (Viernes)

Viernes Santo:          

  • 10:00 am Viacrucis (Empieza en el Sagrado Corazón). 
  • 10:00 am Viacrucis (Planned Parenthood - in English)
  • 7:00 p.m. Pasión del Señor

Sábado Santo:          Vigilia Pascual 7 p.m. Misa bilingüe

Domingo de Pascua: Domingo 12:00 m y 7:00 pm.

February 9 - Steubenville Youth Meeting

Plan to attend this Summer's Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference.  A Steubenville Youth Conference is primarily an invitation to spiritual growth. For some this means entering into a personal relationship with God for the first time.  For others, this means a deeper and more mature acceptance of the gospel and the Church and a greater zeal to be a witness for Christ. 


Find out more by attending an informational/registration meeting on Monday, February 9th in the Parish Center at 7 p.m.  Teens entering 9th grade in Fall 2015 and graduating seniors in Spring 2015 are welcomed to attend.
 

February 27 - Come and See/Ven y Ve

Do you wonder about the Catholic Faith? Do you need to prepare to celebrate a Sacrament?  Are you interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church? Want to know more about who God is?


Join us for our FRIDAY FAITHFEST February 27 in the Parish Center from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We will ask you to remain after the learning hour to let us know how we can help you in your preparation.

 


Tiene preguntas de la Fe Católica? “Ven y ve” Necesita prepararse para recibir un sacramento? Esta usted interesado/a en convertirse en un miembro de la iglesia Católica? Quiere saber acerca de quien es Dios?


Únase a nosotros en el festival de Fe el viernes 27 de Febrero en el Centro parroquial a las 6:30pm a 7:30 pm.  Le pediremos que permanezca después de la hora de aprendizaje para hacernos saber como podemos ayudarle en su preparación.

 

Call the parish office at 630-892-5918 to register.

April 24-27 - Light of the World Retreat

On this retreat you will personally encounter our Lord Jesus Christ, and renew your sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. There will be a series of talks each day each one building upon the other.  For this reason, we ask that you plan on attending the whole retreat.  You won'€™t want to miss anything!   
This is not a silent retreat.  There will be time to talk and get to know your fellow parishioners making the retreat with you.  Afterwards you will be invited to consider joining a small faith-sharing community to continue to nurture and support you on your faith journey.  For more information and to register, contact the Evangelization Office:  630-892-6089
 
Friday:      6:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday:  8:00am-8:00pm
Sunday:    8:00am-8:00pm
Monday:    6:30pm-9:30pm

 

Download the registration form here:
LOTW2015_Registration_form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [256.2 KB]

May 3-5 - REFLECT Retreat

Many never-married, divorced, or widowed people in mid-life (mid-30s to 50s) feel alone, out-of-place (even in church!), and wondering what this phase of life means for them. That’s where the REFLECT Catholic Singles Retreat comes in… since 2004, our weekend retreats have offered mid-life singles the chance to experience healing, a sense of belonging, and a renewed relationship with the Lord through planned talks, a reconciliation service, Holy Mass, and caring fellowship.
 
Our next retreat is set for the weekend of May 1-3, 2015 at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein, IL (in the northern suburbs).  As our organization has limited funds, we would appreciate it if you could help us promote our next retreat through your church bulletin, website, e-mail blasts, and/or other parish communication vehicles.
 

To find out more about REFLECT, please contact us at (312) 532-8286 or visit our website at www.ReflectRetreat.com.

2014 Stewardship Appeal

The new pledge drive for the Diocesan appeal starts the weekend of May 3/4.  Stewardship helps pay for education for religious vocations (new priests), retirement for priests and more.  Please prayerfully consider a generous pledge towards vocations and our diocese.

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Weekday Mass  
M - F (chapel) 7:30 am English
Wed (chapel) 7:00 pm Español
Sat (chapel) 8:00 am English
Weekend Mass  
Saturdays 4:30 pm English
  6:00 pm Español
Sundays 8:30 am English
  10:15 am English
  12:00 pm Español
  7:00 pm Español
Holy Days   Bulletin
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 1st Sunday  2:00 pm Vietnamese
Confessions    
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4:15 pm

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Adoration    
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1st Saturday 8:30 am 10:00 am

Contact Us

St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church

750 W Old Indian Trail

Aurora, Illinois 60506

 

Phone:  630-892-5918

Fax:      630-892-6273

Office Hours:

M-Th 9-12, 1-4

F      9-12

 

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