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Confirmation Mass

Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m.


Walk for the Poor 2016

Saint Vincent De Paul Society will have their annual Walk for the Poor on September 24th. This year Fr. Oscar has again accepted a challenge with Fr. Tim of Our Lady of Good Counsel to see which parish will have the most donators and donations. We will be taking pledges this coming weekend after all masses. All the funds collected stay in St. Rita’s parish to help the poor of our boundaries.  Please support Fr. Oscar in this mission of charity and keep the trophies here at St. Rita’s.

Come and walk with Father Oscar on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. Fabyan Forest Preserve, 1925 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL  60134. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Caminata por los pobres 2016

La Sociedad de San Vicente de paul llevará a cabo su CAminata Anual por los Pobres el 24 de septiembre. Este año el Padre Oscar ha aceptaro otra vez el dsafío del padre Tim de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo para ver cuál parroquia tiene más donadores y donaciones. Estaremos aceptando donaciones después de todas las misas este fin de semana. Todos los fondos recaudados se quedarán en Santa Rita para ayudar a los pobres que se encuentran en los límites de nuestra paroquia. Por favor apoye al Padre Oscar en esta misión de caridad y ayudemos a mantener los trofeos aquí en Santa Rita.

Venga y camine con el Padre Oscar el sábado 24 de septiembre a las 9:00 a.m. en la Reserva Forestal Fabyan, 1925 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL  60134. Las inscripciones inician a las 8:30 a.m.


Come and See

 If you are an adult, over 18, who needs to prepare to celebrate a Sacrament, are interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church or want to know more about who God is please join us in the Parish Center from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  on Friday, September 30 , 2016.
Do you wonder about the Catholic Faith? Ask you friends to join you and “Come and See.”
New groups are forming soon.  Get started now.   Sessions will be available in both English and Spanish.

¡Ven y Mira!

¿Estas interesado/a en conocer mas acerca de nuestra fe católica? ¿Necesitas preparación para recibir algún sacramento (bautismo, comunión, etc.)? ¿Estas interesado (a) en convertirte en miembro de la Iglesia Católica?  ¿Te gustaría conocer más acerca Dios?  Acompáñanos este viernes 30 de septiembre, de 6:30 – 7:30 pm en el Centro Parroquial.

Dile a tus amigos que te acompañen y “¡Ven y Mira!”.

Estamos por comenzar nuevos grupos. Anímate a comenzar es tu oportunidad. Las sesiones están disponibles en inglés y español.


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Bishop Emeritus Thomas G. Doran Has Died at Age 80

The Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran, Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at his residence in Presence Cor Mariae in Rockford. Bishop Doran was 80 years of age.

Bishop Doran was appointed the eighth Bishop of the Rockford Diocese on April 19, 1994 and served until he retired on March 20, 2012. He was the second native born priest of the Rockford Diocese to serve as its bishop.

Funeral arrangements are being completed by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Rockford. Services for Bishop Doran will be held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church St., Rockford. Public viewing of the body of Bishop Doran will be Thursday, September 8 beginning with evening prayer at 4 p.m. with viewing to continue until 8 p.m. Public viewing will also be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Bishop Doran’s funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy and priests of the Rockford Diocese on Friday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. It will be live streamed at www.rockforddiocese.org.


Falleció el obispo emérito Thomas G. Doran a los 80 años de edad.

El reverendísimo obispo emérito de la Diócesis Católica de Rockford Thomas G. Doran, murió pacíficamente hoy primero de septiembre de 2016 en su residencia en Presence Cor Mariae de Rockford.

El obispo Doran tenía 80 años de edad. El obispo Doran fue nombrado como el octavo obispo de la Diócesis de Rockford el 19 de abril de 1994 y trabajó hasta su jubilación el 20 de marzo de 2012. Fue el segundo sacerdote nacido en la Diócesis que sirvió como su obispo.

Los arreglos funerales están a cargo de la funeraria y crematorio Fitzgerald de Rockford. Los servicios fúnebres del obispo Doran serán en la Catedral de San Pedro 1243 N. Church St., Rockford. El cuerpo del obispo Doran va a estar en cámara ardiente para el público, el 8 de septiembre comenzando con la oración de las vísperas a las 4 p.m., el velorio continuará hasta las 8 p.m. El viernes 9 de septiembre también estará el cuerpo en cámara ardiente de 9 a.m. a 10:30 a.m. La misa de funeral del Obispo Doran será celebrada por el Obispo David J. Malloy y sacerdotes de la Diócesis de Rockford, el viernes 9 de septiembre de 9 a.m. a 11 a.m. Será transmitida en vivo en la página de la diócesis de Rockford www.rockforddiocese.org


Congratulations to St. Rita’s Woman of Inspiration, Ana Herrera! Bishop Malloy presented plaques to honorees from each of our Aurora Deanery parishes at a banquet at Pipers Banquets on Sunday, August 28. Congratulations Ana!

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Felicidades a Ana Herrera, Mujer de Inspiración de Santa Rita. El Obispo Malloy entregó placas a las mujeres galardonadas de cada una de las parroquias del Decanato de Aurora en el salón de banquetes Pipers Banquets el domingo 28 de agosto. ¡Felicidades Ana!


Kermess 2016

Our annual kermess or Outdoor Festival took place on Sunday, August 14th.

We were blessed with great weather and the fundraising effort was a success. People enjoyed a variety of food, mostly traditional Mexican dishes, live entertainment and two Mexican folk dance troupes. Children from the greater Aurora area also participated in the Soccer Tournament held in the parish grounds.

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Nuestra tradicional kermess se llevó a cabo el domingo 14 de agosto.

Fuimos bendecidos con muy buen clima y el evento de recaudación de fondos fue todo un éxito. Las personas difrutaron una gran variedad de comida, en su mayoría platillos mexicanos tradicionales, música en vivo y dos grupos de danza folklórica mexicana. Niños de toda el área de Aurora participaron el en torneo de fútbol llevado a cabo en las áreas verdes de la parroquia.


A quick journey through the bible

The Bible Study “A Quick Journey Through the Bible” will be held on twelve Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm in the Parish Center.

This English program will begin in July and end in November.

The cost will be $10.00 for materials or $25.00 for those who wish to use a workbook along with the other materials. 

Sign up by calling the Parish office right away 630-892-5918.

Dates for the English Bible Study are:

July 21 and 28, August 11, 18 and 25, September 15, and 22, October 6, 20 and 27, November 10 and 17.


 Courage and EnCourage Being Launched in Diocese

courageCourage is an international apostolate begun in New York in 1980 that ministers to persons with same-sex attractions. Members support one another in growing in their faith and living in accord with the Catholic Church’s teaching. Father Phillip Kaim has been appointed as chaplain for the brand new group in the Diocese of Rockford. If you think Courage is for you, email him at: pkaim@rockforddiocese.org.  The EnCourage apostolate is a support group for parents, family and friends of those with same-sex attraction. If you think EnCourage might be for you or someone you know, contact its chaplain, Father Ryan Browning, at rbrowning@rockforddiocese.org.


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The Diocese of Rockford launched its Jubilee of Mercy website. This website features the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, resources, events, and a variety of useful information for this Year of Mercy.

Click here to visit the

Diocese of Rockford Jubilee of Mercy website


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Stay connected with St. Rita’s! We will start using Flocknote.com 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 www.Flocknote.com/SaintRitaAuroraIllinois

                                                       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 Flocknote.com 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 Flocknote.com/SaintRitaAuroraIllinois  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 www.saintritaofcascia.org 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.