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!


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.

Upcoming Events

Internal Coordinators Meeting - January 17 - 7:00 p.m. - Parish Center

Junta de Coordinadores Internos - 17 de enero - 7:00 p.m. - Centro Parroquial

ProLife - January 24 - 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. - Outside Planned Parenthood

ProVida - 24 de enero - 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. - Afuera de Planned Parenthood

March for Life Pilgrimage - January 25-29 - Washington, D.C.

Peregrinación Marcha por la Vida - 25-29 de enero - Washington D.C.

Pictorial Directory Photo Shoot - January 31—February 11 - Parish Center

Sesión Fotográfica para el directorio - 31 enero –11 febrero - Centro Parroquial

Youth Group Meeting - Feburary 1, 6:30 p.m. - Parish Center

Junta del Grupo de Jóvenes - 1 de febrero, 6:30 p.m. - Centro Parroquial

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 90th Anniversary

Has it been only 90 years?  To some of us, it seems like just yesterday.  So, in anticipation of St. Rita’s 90th Anniversary as a Parish, Lifetouch Photography will be taking individual and family pictures to be included in the new Photo Directory for St. Rita’s 90th Anniversary.  The actual photo shoot dates run from January 31 to February 11 and the photos will take place at the Parish Center.  Sign up dates for your photo appointments will take place in the Gathering Space before and after all the Masses on:

 January 14-15; 21-22; and 28-29

Each family being photographed will receive a free 8x10 portrait and a free printed directory for participating.  You will then have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits if you so desire. Keep watching for more information on St. Rita’s 90th Anniversary and the Photo Directory.

Schedule your portrait session.

90 aniversario de Santa Rita

¿Han pasado solamente 90 años? Para algunos de nosotros parece que fue ayer. Así que en anticipación al 90 aniversario de Santa Rita como parroquia, los fotógrafos de Lifetouch Photography estarán tomando fotografías individuales y familiares, las cuales serán incluidas en un nuevo directorio fotográfico para el 90 aniversario de Santa Rita. Las sesiones para las fotografías serán del 31 de enero al 11 de febrero y se llevarán a cabo en el Centro Parroquial. Las fechas para hacer sus citas para tomarse las fotos se reservarán en la sala de acogimiento antes y después de todas las misas en:

 enero:  14-15; 21-22; y 28-29

Cada familia que sea fotografiada recibirá un retrato 8x10 gratis y un directorio impreso gratuito por participar. También tendrán la oportunidad de comprar retratos adicionales si así lo desean. Estén atentos a más información sobre el 90 aniversario de Santa Rita y del directorio fotográfico.

Programe su cita para su sesión fotográfica.

 We need your pictures!

As part of the 90th anniversary of Saint Rita we want to include in our pictorial directory a collage of photographs that reflect the growth and development of our parish – from our humble beginnings on North Lake Street – to the breaking of ground on Old Indian Trial – to the school – the picnics we’ve had, - ice cream socials on Lake Street - Quinceañeras – the list goes on and on. Sr. Rita’s has a strong and full history and you are part of that history! You are also part of St. Rita’s future. If you have pictures you would like to feature in our collage, please contact Julieta Jacobo (630-892-6089) for more in- formation. The pictures will be scanned and the originals will be returned to you. camera-2

Necesitamos sus fotografías

Como parte del 90 aniversario de Santa Rita queremos incluir en nuestro directorio un collage de foto- grafías que reflejen el crecimiento y desarrollo de nuestra parroquia, desde nuestros humildes inicios en North Lake Street hasta cuando se colocó la primera piedra en nuestro edificio actual en Indian Trail, foto- grafías de la escuela, días de campo o picnics, días de helados en Lake Street, quinceañeras, etc., la lista es larga. Santa Rita tiene una gran historia, ustedes son parte de esta historia y también parte del futuro de la misma. Si desea participar en este proyecto, favor de ponerse en contacto con Julieta Jacobo (630-892-6089) para mayor información. Las fotografías serán escaneadas y se les regresarán las fotografías originales.

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.


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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.