Corpus Christi Procession

On May 29 we will be celebrating the Feast of “Corpus Christi” or the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, in our Parish at 3:00 p.m.

We will begin the celebration inside our church and then we’ll go outside in procession to the different altars as is the tradition. This will be a bilingual celebration where all the parishes of the Aurora Deanery will participate. All are welcome!

Procesión de Corpus Christi

El 29 de mayo estaremos celebrando la fiesta del “Corpus Christi” o solemnidad del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo, en la parroquia de Santa Rita, a las tres de la tarde.
Daremos inicio a la celebración dentro de la Iglesia de Santa Rita para luego salir en procesión hacia los diferentes altares, según la tradición.

Será una celebración bilingüe en la cual van a participar todas las parroquias del Decanato de Aurora. Todos están invitados.

Ordination Mass

The Mass for the ordination of Deacons Sean Grismer and Kyle Manno will take place on June 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rockford Cathedral. The ordination mass will be streamed live in the Diocese of Rockford website

After their ordination the new priests will celebrate special masses in Saint Rita. Father Manno will celebrate mass on June 11 at 4:30 p.m. and Father Grismer will celebrate the 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Masses on June 12. A reception will follow each one of those masses. Mark your calendars so you can join us to thank them for giving their yes to the Lord.


La misa de ordenación de los diáconos Sean Grismer y Kyle Mano se llevará a cabo el 4 de junio a las 11 a.m.  en la Catedral de Rockford. La misa de ordenación  será transmitida por Internet en la página de la Diócesis de Rockford

Después de su ordenación los nuevos sacerdotes celebrarán misas especiales en Santa Rita. Padre Manno celebrará misa el sábado 11 de junio a las 4:30 p.m. y Padre Grismer celebrará las misas de 8:30 y 10:15 a.m. el domingo 12 de junio. Habrá una pequeña recepción después de cada una de esas misas. Apúntenlo en su calendario para que nos acompañen a darles las gracias por haberle dado un sí al Señor.

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. 
 Schedule for the Novena to St. Rita of Cascia

May 13 through May 21, 2016

Date Location English Español
5/13 Gathering Space 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
5/14 Gathering Space after 4:30 pm mass después de misa de 6pm
5/15 Gathering Space 6:30 pm después de misa de 7pm
5/16 Gathering Space 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
5/17 Gathering Space 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
5/18 Parish Center Chapel 6:30 pm después de misa de 7pm
5/19 Parish Center Chapel 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
5/20 Gathering Space 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
5/21 Gathering Space after 4:30 pm mass después de misa de 6pm

Feast of Saint Rita


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!!

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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.