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
Novena in honor of St. Rita
Novena en honor a Santa Rita
Courage and EnCourage Being Launched in Diocese
Courage 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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
2. Text SRITA to 84576
Then follow the instructions from there!
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!!
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.