WEEKLY PARISH BULLETIN – AUGUST 1, 2021 (PDF)
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
CHURCH REOPENING UPDATE
June 10, 2021
WELCOME HOME! – Beginning on June 11, Illinois moves to Phase 5 of our reopening plan. What does that mean for us at St. Rita?
Coming to Mass:
- All capacity restrictions are lifted. Masses, liturgies, sacramental celebrations, parish/school events and all offices may resume 100% capacity. Physical distancing is NOT required for vaccinated persons. Physical distancing is recommended by public health authorities, when possible, for unvaccinated persons if conditions allow up to 6 ft. of separation.
- Masks are NOT required for vaccinated persons. Masks are recommended by public health authorities for unvaccinated indoors, particularly in crowded venues.
- Hand sanitizer would remain prominently available in our churches and offices.
- Mass Registration is no longer required. Proof of vaccination is not required for attendance at any liturgies or services.
- Congregational signing is encouraged. The Sign of Peace is restored.
- Receiving Holy Communion in the hand no longer requires extra hand sanitizing on the part of the Communicant. Receiving Holy Communion on the tongue will resume. Distributing/receiving Holy Communion from the cup remains suspended at this time.
In the event that anything changes per the State of Illinois, City of Chicago or public health departments, we will communicate immediately.
Our livestream Masses will continue through our Facebook account so that those who are unable to be with us physically can join with us during Mass spiritually.
Some may be nervous about returning to Mass and those that have been back in church may be nervous about these changes. Greeters and Ushers will remain present as you enter the building to ease the transition back to church. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to one of the greeters or ushers and they can assist you.
Our hearts yearn to be present again with each other. Welcome Home!
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