All Saints Day and All Souls Day Mass Schedule

All Saints Day                                                         All Souls Day

7:30 a.m.  –  Chapel                                                                          7:30 a.m.  –  Chapel

6:00 p.m.  – Church  (English)                                                       7:30 a.m.  –  Church (English)

7:30 p.m.  –  Church  (Spanish)                                                      7:30 a.m.  –  Chapel (Spanish)


Memorial Mass of Innocent Souls

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  St. Rita Elizabeth Ministry will sponsor the Memorial Mass of Innocent Souls for families who have suffered miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth or infant and child death will be celebrated on Monday November 7th,2016 at 7pm in the main church. We are in need of help with Setup, Greeters, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Bakers, Refreshment servers, etc.  Please consider joining us to celebrate and remember the lives of these beautiful children. Contact Diana Liz,  630-209-9562,  


Misa por las Almas Inocentes

 SE NECESITAN VOLUNTARIOS: El lunes 7 de noviembre de 2016 a las 7:00 pm el Ministerio Elizabeth de Santa Rita llevará a cabo una misa para recordar las almas inocentes para las familias que han sufrido aborto espontáneo, aborto, muerte fetal, han muerto de bebés o siendo niños en la iglesia. Necesitamos personas que nos ayuden antes de la misa, que den la bienvenida a los asistentes, lectores, ministros de eucaristía, monaguillos, personas que horneen galletas o que sirvan refrescos. Por favor considere acompañarnos a celebrar recordar las vidas de estos niños hermosos. Póngase en contacto con Diana Liz 630-209-9562,


Blessing of the Pets 

Under cloudy skies 15 pets and their families gathered on the grounds of St. Rita of Casia Parish to receive a special blessing from Fr. Manny Gomez on October 1st. Father Manny’s pet rooster made a special appearance for this blessing.

The feast day of St. Francis of Assisi is October 4. Saint Francis is the Patron Saint of animals and had a great love for all of God’s creation.



Bendicion de las mascotas

El 1 de octubre bajo un cielo nublado 15 mascotas y sus familias se reunieron en el área verde de Santa Rita para recibir una bendición especial por parte del Padre Manny Gómez. El gallo que el Padre Manny tiene como mascota hizo una aparición especial para esta bendición.

El día de San Francisco de Asis es el 4 de octubre. San Francisco es el Santo Patrono de los animales y sentía un gran amor por toda la creación.

St. Rita participates in SVDP Walk for the Poor

A group of about 20 parishioners of all ages, and a well-behaved dog named Bones, joined Fr. Oscar Cortes in the annual Saint Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor, held the morning of September 24 at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva. Pledges from the walk benefit the SVDP Society chapter in our parish.



Santa Rita participa en la Caminata por los Pobres de San Vicente de Paul

Un grupo de aproximadamente 20 feligreses, y un perro muy obediente llamado Bones, se unieron al Padre Oscar Cortés en la caminata anual por los pobres de San Vicente de Paul llevada a cabo la mañana del sábado 24 de septiembre en la Reserva Forestal Fabyan en Geneva. Todo lo recaudado en la caminata beneficia a la Sociedad de San Vicente de Paul de nuestra parroquia para ayudar a los más necesitados.

St. Rita celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Santa Rita celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

St. Rita of Cascia celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a mariachi concert and participating in the Fiestas Patrias parade the weekend of September 10 and 11.

The Hispanic Events Committee at St Rita organized a Mariachi Concert fundraiser in the parish hall on September 10. About 400 people attended the concert, which featured Mariachi Nuevo Tamazula directly from Jalisco, Mexico, as well as two folk dance troupes.

The following day, September 11, Fr. Oscar Cortes gave the blessing at the Fiestas Patrias parade held in downtown Aurora.   Dr. Eva Serrano, a lector at St. Rita, was this year’s Parade Marshall.



Santa Rita de Cascia celebró el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con un concierto de mariachi y una participación en el desfile de las fiestas patrias el fin de semana del 10 y 11 de septiembre.

El Comité Hispano de Eventos de Santa Rita organizó el concierto de mariachi como una manera de recaudar fondos para la iglesia, este evento se llevó a cabo en el sótano de la iglesia el 10 de septiembre. Aproximadamente 400 personas asistieron al concierto que contó con la participación del mariachi Nuevo Tamazula, quienes vinieron directamente desde Jalisco, México, así como también dos grupos de danza folklórica.


Dr. Eva Serrano, 2016 Fiestas Patrias Parade Marshall. Fr. Oscar Cortes gave the blessing at the start of the parade.


La Doctora Eva Serrano, invitada de honor en el Desfile de las Fiestas Patrias 2016 de la ciudad de Aurora. El padre Oscar Cortés impartióla bendición al inicio del desfile.

 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

Jubilee of Mercy website year-of-mercy-logo_med

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!!

 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.