Ash Wednesday

February 10, 2016 (all services will be held in Church)

English Masses with ashes: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Misa en español con imposición de cenizas: 12 del mediodía y 7:30 p.m.

Bilingual Liturgy of the Word with ashes/Liturgia de la Palabra bilingue 4:00 p.m.

   Upcoming Events!

Confessions every Friday during Lent at 6:00 p.m.  –  Church

Way of the Cross (bilingual) every Friday during Lent at 7:00 p.m.  –  Church

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, every Friday during Lent 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  –  Parish Hall

Bake Sale, February 13 & 14 after all masses

Light of the World Retreat, February 12- 15  –  Parish Center

Parish Mission, February 28 – March 1  –  Church

Be Reconciled, March 16  –  Church and Parish Center

  ¡Próximos Eventos!

Confesiones todos los viernes de Cuaresma a las 6:00 p.m.  –  Iglesia

Estaciones de la Cruz (bilingue) todos los viernes de Cuaresma a las 7:00 – Iglesia

Venta de Pescado Frito todos los viernes de Cuaresma 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  –  Sótano de la iglesia

Venta de galletas y pasteles, 13 y 14 de febrero después de todas las misas

Retiro Luz del Mundo, 12-15 de febrero

Mission Parroquial, 28 de febrero – 1 marzo, –  Iglesia

Reconciliaciones, 16 de marzo  –  Iglesia y centro parroquial

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Fish Fry every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Dine-in or take-out are available and proceeds go to help St. Rita Parish.

Light of the World Retreat


“Our God is a God of “encounter.” He wants to draw near to us! The Light of the World Retreat in English and in Spanish is offered to provide the opportunity for this encounter with the God who loves us.

Download the registration form and mail it or drop it off to the parish office at 750 W. Old Indian Trail, Aurora, IL. Or you can fax it to 630-892-6273. For more information contact Mary George in the Evangelization Office: 630-892-6089

Registration Form (Microsoft Word Document)

Retiro Luz del Mundo

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Nuestro Dios es un Dios de “encuentro”. ¡Él quiere acercarse a nosotros! El Retiro Luz del Mundo en inglés y en español se lleva a cabo para darle la oportunidad a nuestros feligreses de tener ese encuentro con el Dios que nos ama.

Descargue el formulario de inscripción y envíelo por correo o tráigalo a la oficina de la parroquia, 750 W. Old Indian Trail, Aurora, IL. O también lo puede enviar por fax 630-892-6273. Para mayor información póngase en contacto con Mary George en la oficina de evangelización 630-892-6089.

Formulario de inscripción (Documento en Microsoft Word)

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


  1. Envíe el mensaje SRITA al número 84576

 Siga las instrucciones

2015 Youth Summit held at Rock Valley College on October 25th, 2015

The day included music, prayer, Mass with Bishop Malloy, adoration and entertainment for over 1,800 young adults and leaders.

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Register Here



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 …

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.