Rockford Diocese Combined Appeals

for the Universal Catholic Church

October 19 & 20, 2019

We will hold the annual collection for the Mission Appeal. By participating through prayer and financial  support, we unite with our Catholic brothers and sisters throughout the world to do what Christ has asked all of us to do; namely, proclaim, teach, and live our Catholic Faith.

Please look for your Mission Appeal envelope in the mail and bring it to Mass next weekend with you, or donate online at: www.rockforddiocese.org/donate


 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER VIGIL…Come and join us in prayer, Tuesday, October 22nd, at the Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora (3051 E. New York St.) as we fulfill our commitment to the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil. This facility is the 3rd largest in the country, therefore we have the opportunity to really make a positive impact! A man’s presence is especially needed for the overnight hours. Volunteer for an hour of prayer and show the importance of ending abortion. Further information please contact Linda Wish at 630-901-5020


 

This week we kicked off 40 Days for Life with the powerful movie Unplanned.

 


Our Youth Group beautifying the grounds at St. Rita, good job guys!
 
Nuestro grupo de jóvenes limpiando las áreas verdes de la parroquia.
 

 


 


 

Congratulations Julieta Jacobo

Woman of Inspiration 2019

 

 

 

 


 


2018 Diocesan Appeal 

Thank You

It is through your generous gift to the 2018 Diocesan Appeal that we can continue to bring the love of Jesus to those in need and teach the faith to young and old alike. That works takes form in many different Diocesan Ministries. We can make a difference in our parishes, our diocese and society at large. Your gift to the 2018 Diocesan Appeal supports ministries like these:

Seminarian Education

Lay Ministry Formation

College Campus Ministry

Retired Priests

Life and Family Evangelization

Youth Ministry

Religious Education

Catholic Charities

St. Elizabeth Center

Deaf Apostolate Ministry

and many more!

 

Paul J. Kim in St. Rita

 

 


 

 

Congratulations Oanh Mai

Woman of Inspiration 2018


 

Totus Tuus a success at St Rita

Totus Tuus was a huge success at St. Rita, thanks to the combined efforts of volunteers and supporters who believed in this program.

From June 10 to June 15 children and teens from 1st to 12th grade learned more about their faith in a fun way, with young women and men leading them through different activities. Daily mass was part of the camp and children were lectors during the week. The camp ended with a pizza night and shaving cream fight for the teens and a hot dog lunch for the younger ones. As a reward for the good behavior during the week, seminarian Connor was selected to be turned into a human sundae by the best-behaved class.

This is the first time this camp has taken place in Aurora and the support from the St. Rita Community was key to its success: parents who enrolled their children and brought snacks, volunteers who helped receive children and hand them over to the parents at the end of the day, lunch time volunteers, teens who helped in the morning with the young ones and came back in the evening to participate, young prayer warriors who were an example to the children, parishioners who couldn’t be here to help but donated to the cause. Thank you St. Rita of Cascia for your support!

 

Totus Tuus un éxito en Santa Rita

 Totus Tuus fue un gran éxito en Santa Rita gracias a los esfuerzos combinados de voluntarios y personas que nos apoyaron y creyeron en este programa.

Del 10 al 15 de junio niños y adolescentes del 1ro al 12avo año aprendieron más sobre su fe de una manera divertida con chicos y chicas jóvenes guiándoles a través de diferentes actividades. La misa diaria fue parte del campamento y los niños participaron como lectores durante toda la semana. El campamento terminó con una fiesta de pizza y una pelea de crema de afeitar para los adolescentes y un picnic con perros calientes para los más pequeños. Como recompensa por su buen comportamiento durante la semana, el seminarista Connor fue seleccionado para ser convertido en un helado humano por la clase con el mejor comportamiento.

 Esta es la primera vez que este campamento se lleva a cabo en Aurora y el apoyo de la comunidad de Santa Rita fue clave para su éxito: padres que inscribieron a sus hijos y trajeron refrigerios, voluntarios que ayudaron a recibir a los niños al inicio del día, voluntarios a la hora del almuerzo, adolescentes que ayudaron en la mañana con los más pequeños y regresaron por la noche para participar, jóvenes guerreros de oración que fueron un ejemplo para los niños y los feligreses que no pudieron estar aquí para ayudar pero que hicieron donativos para la causa. ¡Gracia Santa Rita por su apoyo a este campamento de verano!