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LETTER FROM FR. HOMERO ABOUT
THE UNIFICATION WITH ST. CLARE

Dear Parishioners:

We are going through moments of important changes and adjustments in our daily life and in our faith community.

On July 1, we had the joy of receiving the Church of St. Clare of Montefalco as a chapel that unites to the Parish of St. Rita of Cascia. It is an immense joy to know that we grow as a parish. Now we will have the opportunity to be part of a larger, more diverse Church, but above all, more full of faith.

Just as our joy is immense, so also is great the responsibility entrusted to us, not only to me as the pastor, but also to you, because we are on this journey of faith TOGETHER, as a family.

The Gospel tells us that “the one who receives me receives the one who sent me.” This is a call to be open and willing to receive all those who are added to our parish.

Among them, I am delighted to know that just as you are with me, so also are the members of the parish team, St. Rita as well as St. Clare. I announce that the pastoral team will grow much more during this time. Fr. Vito Martínez, OFM Cap., has been appointed parochial vicar, along with him, Fr. Ray Flores, OSA, also continues as a parochial vicar. We will be three priests serving in this new parish of St. Rita. Also with our Deacons David Andrade and Oscar González, Deacon Vicente Haro and his wife Leticia join our pastoral team.

We are delighted by who joins our pastoral team, and also by all the members of the Church of St. Clare of Montefalco and St. Rita of Cascia who formed a new parish beginning July 1.

May the spirit of wisdom that characterized St. Clare and the peacemaking spirit and constancy in the faith that brought St. Rita to holiness accompany us on our journey.

May these two holy women pray for us.

Your pastor in Christ,
Fr. Homero


URGENT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RE-OPENING

We need lots of volunteers to serve in the re-opening teams of St. Rita that consist of people to greet and seat parishioners, function as ushers, and disinfect after the Masses and other celebrations.

It is imperative that we find volunteers who can help us form various teams to serve at the Sunday masses, daily masses and other celebrations such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, confessions and memorial masses.

In order for us to have a successful reopening we are in need of your assistance, especially of your time and talent.

The ability to increase the number of people who can attend our Sunday Masses depends on having sufficient volunteers to fulfill the Requirements of the Archdiocese to guarantee the safety of everyone. If you are between the ages of 18-64, are healthy, and do not have any underlying condition, you may be a volunteer. Please go to our Parish Reopening Volunteer Form, call the office and leave a message for Fr. Ray Flores, or email him at fr.raymond@gmail.com. We will contact you for training.

Thank you for your time and dedication.


WE DEPEND ON YOUR SUPPORT

We want to thank those of you who have signed up and given electronically during these past weeks or have been mailing in or bringing your envelopes. CLICK HERE to donate electronically through Give Central. It is safe and secure to use it. You can create a profile, or donate as a “guest.” Further, you can donate one time or sign up to donate automatically every week. Or, if you prefer, you can mail your collection envelope with a check or with this PDF Form to the rectory. Do not mail cash. 

Thank you for your continued generosity.

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 sritaparish@gmail.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.

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Yours truly,
Rev. Homero Sanchez, OSA
Pastor – St. Rita of Cascia