Light of the World Retreat
February 15 – 18, 2019
Need to spend time with the Lord, be uplifted, encouraged, and inspired?
Then then this retreat is for you!
For more information call Don Walter 630-770-3778
Visit our Light of the World Retreat website
Or register here: Light of the World Registration Form
Free Throw Contest
For all boys and girls ages 9 to 14
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
St. Rita’s School Gym
Entrance is free, please bring gym shoes
Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus St. Rita of Cascia Council #14825
Youth Mission News
Summer will be here before you know it, and what are you planning on doing with all your free time? Would you like to help others, visit another part of the country, and get away from annoying siblings? Then the St. Rita Youth Mission Team is looking for you. We are looking a few more teens to go our Mission Trip to Massachusetts with us this summer.
There will be an information meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. You must be in 9th grade this fall to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Sheryl Colwell 630-892-5918.
Every little penny helps is a true statement!
St. Rita’s Youth Mission Team will be collecting your pennies and other spare change the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd at all masses. Please consider donating your spare change to help us get to Massachusetts.
St. Rita of Cascia School will be celebration Catholic Schools Week January 27th – February 2nd. Come and join our school families for mass at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 27th or for school mass on Tuesday, January 29th at 9:00 a.m.
As a Parish we financially support our school, let us spiritually support our school as well.
Church Cleaners Needed
St. Rita is in need of a few more faithful church cleaners who are able to help on a Thursday evening once every 8 weeks for 1 to 2 hours. Than you to all the cleaners who for many years have faithfully cleaned St. Rita’s church. If you would like to help with this ministry, call Linda Wish 630-901-5020 English or Andrea Gálvez Sánchez 630-892-2130 Spanish.
2018 Diocesan Appeal
It is through your generous gift to the 2018 Diocesan Appeal that we can continue to bring the love of Jesus to those in need and teach the faith to young and old alike. That works takes form in many different Diocesan Ministries. We can make a difference in our parishes, our diocese and society at large. Your gift to the 2018 Diocesan Appeal supports ministries like these:
Lay Ministry Formation
College Campus Ministry
Life and Family Evangelization
St. Elizabeth Center
Deaf Apostolate Ministry
and many more!
Paul J. Kim in St. Rita
Congratulations Oanh Mai
Woman of Inspiration 2018
Totus Tuus a success at St Rita
Totus Tuus was a huge success at St. Rita, thanks to the combined efforts of volunteers and supporters who believed in this program.
From June 10 to June 15 children and teens from 1st to 12th grade learned more about their faith in a fun way, with young women and men leading them through different activities. Daily mass was part of the camp and children were lectors during the week. The camp ended with a pizza night and shaving cream fight for the teens and a hot dog lunch for the younger ones. As a reward for the good behavior during the week, seminarian Connor was selected to be turned into a human sundae by the best-behaved class.
This is the first time this camp has taken place in Aurora and the support from the St. Rita Community was key to its success: parents who enrolled their children and brought snacks, volunteers who helped receive children and hand them over to the parents at the end of the day, lunch time volunteers, teens who helped in the morning with the young ones and came back in the evening to participate, young prayer warriors who were an example to the children, parishioners who couldn’t be here to help but donated to the cause. Thank you St. Rita of Cascia for your support!
Totus Tuus un éxito en Santa Rita
Totus Tuus fue un gran éxito en Santa Rita gracias a los esfuerzos combinados de voluntarios y personas que nos apoyaron y creyeron en este programa.
Del 10 al 15 de junio niños y adolescentes del 1ro al 12avo año aprendieron más sobre su fe de una manera divertida con chicos y chicas jóvenes guiándoles a través de diferentes actividades. La misa diaria fue parte del campamento y los niños participaron como lectores durante toda la semana. El campamento terminó con una fiesta de pizza y una pelea de crema de afeitar para los adolescentes y un picnic con perros calientes para los más pequeños. Como recompensa por su buen comportamiento durante la semana, el seminarista Connor fue seleccionado para ser convertido en un helado humano por la clase con el mejor comportamiento.
Esta es la primera vez que este campamento se lleva a cabo en Aurora y el apoyo de la comunidad de Santa Rita fue clave para su éxito: padres que inscribieron a sus hijos y trajeron refrigerios, voluntarios que ayudaron a recibir a los niños al inicio del día, voluntarios a la hora del almuerzo, adolescentes que ayudaron en la mañana con los más pequeños y regresaron por la noche para participar, jóvenes guerreros de oración que fueron un ejemplo para los niños y los feligreses que no pudieron estar aquí para ayudar pero que hicieron donativos para la causa. ¡Gracia Santa Rita por su apoyo a este campamento de verano!