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EASTER MESSAGE FROM FATHER HOMERO
April 9, 2022
The Lord has, Risen, Risen, Risen! Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
What a wonder the resurrection of the Lord is, what joy it gives me to be part of this feast of glory and hope.
A very popular saying in my Mexican land, and well known throughout the world, is: “after the storm, calm always comes.” After death the resurrection awaits us. After this pandemic, health, love and harmony are our hope.
This day is a new beginning, it is our resurrection, it is faith, hope and charity that prevails in our world, it is the constant reminder that death has no dominion over us, the demon of doubt, of violence and injustice does not rule us, it has been defeated by the one who gave himself for us and with his resurrection gave us new life.
I am very happy to see our parish of St. Rita grow, with its two churches, St. Clare and St. Rita, I know that the road has not been easy, however, it has not been the worst, in difficult situations, we put our hearts and our hopes in these two great women, St. Rita and St. Clare, who entrusted their lives to God.
Today is a new beginning, we begin the joyous time of Easter, we celebrate the joy of life and the triumph of God over death. We begin a new journey with the change of our life, celebrating that the silent intruder of death has not been able to with our faith.
That during this Easter season, we discover that no matter how intense the storm may be, calm always comes at last, especially for those of us who put our hearts and our hope in God.
I want to take a moment to congratulate the new members of our Church, who have received the gift of baptism, for the confirmation of the gift of the Holy Spirit and for communion now they participate with us in the mystery of the Eucharist. Congratulations and welcome sisters and brothers.
May the risen Christ, be the one who directs this Easter season, the life of each one of us and that through his resurrection the Lord resurrect us in our daily walk.
Happy Easter Holidays.
Father Homero Sánchez, OSA – Pastor
HOLY WEEK OFFICE HOURS
The office will close at 4 pm on Holy Thursday, April 6 and will be closed on Good Friday, April 7, Holy Saturday, April 8 and Easter Sunday, April 9. If you have any questions, please contact the office before we close. The office will reopen on Tuesday, April 11. Thank You!
There will be practice for students preparing to do their Confirmation. Practice is at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 16 for those who will do their Confirmation at 10 am at St. Rita. Practice is at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 17 for those who will do their Confirmation at 2 pm at St. Rita.
PENTECOST SUNDAY – MAY 28, 2023
BROADCAST GOSPEL READING AND HOMILY BY FR. TOM McCARTHY, OSA
WEEKLY PARISH BULLETIN – MAY 28, 2023 (PDF)
IMPORTANT PARISH UPDATES
August 20, 2021
- WE NO LONGER STREAM MASSES LIVE THROUGH FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE.
- We are glad and blessed to welcome the Augustinian Prenovitiate House of Formation that will be located at St. Clare’s Friary. Welcome!!
- We will have a special Mass in Honor of St. Clare on Saturday, August 21 at 6 pm at St. Clare Chapel – CLICK HERE for more information
- We will also celebrate Bishop Daniel Turley, OSA on his 25th Anniversary as Bishop during the Mass in Honor of St. Clare of Montefalco el 21 de Agosto. Congratulations Bishop Turley! – CLICK HERE for more information
- Starting on August 16, we have daily Mass in English at St. Clare Chapel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 am. Please join us!
- Prayer Group Formation Meetings will begin on August 24 at St. Clare and St. Rita. There will be 15 meetings of spiritual formation on the topic of prayer. Reunions will be on Tuesdays at 7 PM. It’s 15 meetings of formation on spiritual growth through prayer.
- We are in need of volunteers who would like to help us repair the Adoration Chapel at St. Clare for its reopening in September. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer. Thank you so much!
OUR NEW PARISH APP
St. Rita Parish is pleased to announce that we have a new cell phone app. You can use this app to keep up to date on events at St. Rita’s and to support your parish.
TO DOWNLOAD – Download the St. Rita app in your phone’s “app store” and search for St. Rita Chicago. Look for the icon below:
To donate, you can click this link: https://pushpay.com/g/stritaofcasciachicago or you can give directly through the app.
Fr. Homero Sanchez, OSA
St. Rita of Cascia is a parish of the Archdiocese of Chicago, founded in 1905 by the Augustinian Order, who still administer the parish.
We are located at 6243 S. Fairfield Avenue in Chicago, IL 60629. You can reach us at 773-434-9600 (Tel), 773-434-9668 (Fax) or email@example.com (Email).
As a Parish Community we rejoice that you are joining us in our journey of Faith. We invite you to become involved in the spiritual life of our Parish through your presence at Mass and your participation in the many ministries and activities we offer.
Please know that we are here to offer you our support and prayers in all the joys, sorrows and struggles that will touch your life. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate calling our parish office. We will be happy to serve you in any way possible.
May the peace of God bless you and the intercession of St. Augustine and St. Rita of Cascia continue to bless us all.
Rev. Homero Sanchez, OSA
Pastor – St. Rita of Cascia