The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday.  On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven.

We will celebrate the Ascension of our Lord at all Masses on Sunday, May 8th.

La Asención del Señor

La Asención del Señor, la cual ocurrió 40 días después de que Jesucristo resucitó de entre los muertos el día de Pascua, es el acto final de nuestra redención que Jesucristo inició el Viernes Santo. En este día Jesucristo resucitado ascendió al cielo en presencia de sus apóstoles.
Estaremos celebrando la Ascención del Señor durante todas las misas del domingo 8 de mayo.


Novena in honor of St. Rita

 A Novena in honor of St. Rita, our patron saint, will take place in church starting on Friday, May 13.  The novena will be at 6:30 p.m. in English and 7:00 p.m. in Spanish. 
If you would like to lead the novena, please sign up in the gathering space. Also, people are encouraged to bring roses in honor of St. Rita during the novena.
 A sealed box will be placed in the gathering space for people to deposit their petitions for St. Rita’s intercession.  The box with the petitions will be brought to the altar along with the offerings of wine and bread at all masses on Sunday, May 22.

Novena en honor a Santa Rita

Se realizará en la iglesia una novena en honor de nuestra santa patrona, Santa Rita, comenzando el viernes 13 de mayo. La novena se realizará en inglés a las 6:30 p.m. y en español a las 7:00 p.m.  
Si usted desea guiar a los participantes en el rezo de la novena, favor de inscribirse en la hoja que está en la sala de acogimiento. También se invita a las personas a traer rosas en honor de Santa Rita durante la novena.
Además de la novena, se colocará una caja en la sala de acogimiento para que los fieles coloquen sus peticiones por la intercesión de Santa Rita.  La caja sellada con las peticiones será presentada en el altar con las ofrendas del vino y el pan durante las misas del 22 de mayo.   

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:  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

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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 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


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!!

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Reminders …

Eucharistic Adoration is every Wednesday in Our Chapel from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  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.