Summer Vocation Camps

The Vocation Office of the Diocese of Rockford is once again sponsoring fun filled summer camps and retreats at Bishop Lane Retreat Center. Jeremiah Days, for boys entering 7th – 9th grades, July 10th – 13th and First Call Retreat, for young adult males entering 10th grade and thru college, July 17th – 20th our seminarians studying for our diocese will be facilitating this camp and retreat along with Fr. Keith Romke. The cost is only $90.00. More information is available at or at the Diocesan Vocation Office (815) 399-4300 ext. 375.

Campamento de verano de vocaciones

La Oficina De Vocaciones de la Diócesis de Rockford una vez más está patrocinando campamentos de verano llenos de diversión en el Centro de Retiros Bishop Lane. Los Días de Jeremías para chicos del séptimo al noveno año se llevará a cabo del 10 al 13 de julio y para los jóvenes del décimo año y hasta la universidad del 17 al 20 de julio, nuestros seminaristas de nuestra diócesis estarán facilitando este campamento y retiro junto con el Padre Keith Romke. El costo es de sola- mente $90.00. Para mayor información visite la página o llame a la Oficina Diocesana de Vocaciones al teléfono (815) 399-4300 ext. 375.

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Bishop David J. Malloy Ordained

Three New Priests for the Diocese of Rockford

On Saturday, June 4th, Bishop David J. Malloy ordained three men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rockford.  The Sacred Rite of Ordination took place in the Cathedral of St. Peter, Rockford. Bishop Malloy was joined by all priests and permanent deacons as he conferred the Sacrament of Holy Orders.  The men ordained to the priesthood were:

The Rev. Father Charles Fitzpatrick, whose home parish is Holy Redeemer in Evergreen Park;

The Rev. Father Sean Grismer, whose home parish is Holy Cross in Batavia; and

The Rev. Father Kyle Manno, whose home parish is Christ the Teacher in DeKalb.

If you were unable to attend the ordination, which was open the public, you can watch the ordination ceremony at:

Father Kyle Manno will celebrate Mass at the 4:30 p.m service on Saturday, June 11th and Father Sean Grismer will preside over the 8:30 and 10:15 Masses on Sunday, June 12th.  After the Eucharistic celebrations there will be a reception in the Parish Hall.  Father Sean is an alumnus of St. Rita’s School – he started kindergarten in August of 1995 and graduated from the eighth grade in May 2004 and continued his studies at ACC.

On Sunday, June 19 Father Kyle will celebrate his first Mass in Spanish at the 12:00 service.

Woman Of Inspiration

Who is a “Woman of Inspiration?” She is a faith-filled woman. A woman who regularly participates in worship through frequent attendance of Mass, Rosary or other spiritual activities in the parish. She is a woman who ra- diates Christ in her actions and words. She volunteers at St. Rita’s and in her community. She is a take charge per- son who gets things done – without being noticed. She is both Martha and Mary. She is your mother, she is your daughter, she is your sister … she is sitting next to you – – – she is you.

If you know of such a woman, please take a moment and nominate her. You may place her name in the “glass container” in the back of Church.

Mujer de Inspiración

¿Quién es una mujer de inspiración? Es una mujer llena de fe. Una mujer que participa regularmente en el culto a Dios a través de su asistencia frecuente a misa, reza el ro- sario u otras actividades espirituales en la parroquia. Es una mujer que irradia a Cristo en sus acciones y palabras. Es voluntaria en Santa Rita y en su comunidad. Es una persona que toma decisiones y hace las cosas sin que na- die lo note. Es Marta y María. Esta u madre, es tu hija, es tu hermana, está sentada a tu lado, eres tú.

Si conoces una mujer así, por favor tómate un momento y nomínala. Pon su nombre en la “la urna de vidrio” que está en la parte de atrás de la iglesia (sala de acogimiento).

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.