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MASS OF CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE – NOV 22, 2020

LIVE-STREAMED MASS FROM ST. CLARE CHAPEL


RECENT UPDATES DURING PANDEMIC

  • Beginning on November 21-22, the office will be open from 1 pm to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday while keeping the same hours on Saturday and Sunday. People can still call the office or make an appointment, however the physical office will only be open during the afternoon. This is in accord with the Archdiocese’s mandates regarding churches during the pandemic and in accordance with the stay-at-home advisory that was made on November 17. These hours will continue through December.
  • Similarly, there will be no baptisms or preparation classes for the month of December. Baptisms will resume in the new year (provided that we can do so safely).
  • All non-liturgical groups are limited to 10 people only. We encourage the groups to meet virtually.
  • We continue to watch the developments and follow the rules of the Archdiocese. We will advise you of further precautions if they are needed.

MASS RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Do you want to attend Mass at St. Rita or the St. Clare Chapel? – DUE TO LIMITED SPACE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

Please save this link to register for all of our celebrations. Registrations for each Sunday will open the Tuesday before at 10 am and registrations will end 24 hours before the Mass starts.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE!

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE ATTENDING A CELEBRATION IN ST. RITA


CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVESTREAMED SUNDAY MASSES IN FACEBOOK


URGENT – MORE 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 more volunteers who can serve at the Sunday masses, daily masses and other celebrations such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, confessions and memorial masses.

The ability to have Sunday Masses and other celebrations 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