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12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – JUNE 23, 2024

BROADCAST GOSPEL READING AND HOMILY BY FR. TOM McCARTHY, OSA


WEEKLY PARISH BULLETIN – JUNE 23, 2024 (PDF)


NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM FATHER HOMERO

Dear parishioners, Happy New Year!!!

We are commencing the 2024 year. This is a gift we receive from Our Lord, new opportunities, new possibilities of making changes and be better.

Every day we receive from God is a new opportunity to make things better, to reconcile with others and be grateful for what we have, and for the people that we share this precious gift of life. It is true that we may have lost a loved one this past year, or we have not been able to heal from the loss of someone who was part of our lives, but to those people that still cry for lost ones, we can remember that every new day that God gives us is a new opportunity to do what we learned from those who we lost.

May the beginning of 2024 be a new start without grudges or resentments full of joy and hope. Know that God is with us and Mary, Mother of Peace, shows us that love and faith, makes miracles happen every day.

Happy New Year 2024! – St. Rita of Cascia and St. Clare of Montefalco, pray for each one of you and for our beautiful churches of St. Clare and St. Rita.

Father Homero Sánchez, OSAPastor


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRIESTS

Happy 10th Anniversary of Ordination to Our Pastor Father Homero Sánchez, OSA – Father Homero, on behalf of St. Rita Staff and Parishioners, we wish you a Happy 10th Anniversary of Priesthood. We see all the wonderful things you do and have done for our Parish and we greatly appreciate your Leadership.

Congratulations to Father Samuel and Father Stephen – Father Stephen is celebrating 6 year of Ordination on June 17. Father Sam is celebrating 2 year of Ordination on June 10.

WINTER PARISH OFFICE HOUR SCHEDULE

The Parish Office will be closed on Sunday, September 10.

We are having a Winter Schedule during the month of February 2024. The office will be open Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm.

REGULAR SCHEDULE OF PARISH OFFICE

Starting March 1, our new Office schedule hours will be as follows: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 7:30 pm, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm.

IMPORTANT PARISH UPDATES
August 20, 2021

  1. WE NO LONGER STREAM MASSES LIVE THROUGH FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE.
  2. We are glad and blessed to welcome the Augustinian Prenovitiate House of Formation that will be located at St. Clare’s Friary. Welcome!!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
Available NOW!

Dear Parishioner:

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.

Sincerely,
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 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