Our hardworking core team of Fiesta volunteers has some critical needs to fill to make our 63rd Annual Fiesta a reality. We are looking for people to share their professional skills on our Sponsorship, Publicity, and Raffle committees. If you or someone you know has related skills and abilities, come find out more on Sunday, October 23 at 10:00 am in Room 1 or send us an email at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
St. Rita Annual Men’s Retreat
Friday, October 28 – Sunday October 30
At the Notre Dame Retreat House
The theme for these retreats is “Our American Catholic Heritage, Past, Present, and Future”.
Conferences will focus on:
- How Catholicism came to America
- How Catholicism has evolved, shaped and influenced us as a nation and individually over the years.
- The importance of Catholicism for us now and in the future
Come away for a weekend with the Lord. The weekend is sure to be a special one! For reservations or more information please call Jim Lajoie at 236-5716 or Nancy Lynch at Notre Dame 585-394-5700.
Saturday, November 5 at 11:00am
ALL ARE INVITED
Please join Father Gonyo and Father Shatzel for this special annual liturgy in remembrance of all those who have gone before us.
We will read the names of the deceased from the past year. A candle will be lit for each person whose name is read. If you would like to include a family member or friend’s name to be read at this liturgy please contact the parish office (671-1100). Join us for this beautiful remembrance liturgy. Refreshments will follow after Mass. All are welcome!
Special Blessing of the graves of those buried at the West Webster Cemetery
Sunday, November 6 at 11:45am
Join Fr. Gonyo on Sunday, November 6th at 11:45am for this special blessing following the 10:30am Mass. All are welcome to join us as we begin in prayer in front of the St. Rita statue (by the rectory - the site of our old church). For those who have family members buried across the street, we will process over to the cemetery. Family members of the deceased will stand next to the grave of their loved one for an individual blessing with Holy Water. Father will proceed from one grave to the next. Come join us for this Remembrance of our Faithful Departed. It’s rain or shine so bring an umbrella in the case of rain!
Please consider nominating a high school senior (graduating class of 2017) for the diocesan Hands of Christ award. The Hands of Christ is a recognition program to assist parishes in affirming their high school seniors who are “Hands of Christ” in their church, home, school and community.
A nominated senior needs to meet the following criteria:
+ Demonstrate a Christian attitude by word & example
+ Be actively involved in their parish as well as their school community.
+ Be a positive role model for their peers.
+ Is a participating Roman Catholic in a parish in the Diocese of Rochester.
+ Is currently a High School Senior.
All nominations are due by Monday, November 14. The celebrations will be in February this year.
Pick up a form in the greeting area or fill one out online here.
Open to all 2½ to 4 year olds (accompanied by a parent or caregiver) to our PreK Book Nook and Music Hour!
Join us on the Thursdays listed below from 1:00-2:00pm in the PreK-4 classroom in school for a fun filled afternoon of stories, crafts and songs.
10/20: Apples, Apples, Apples
10/27: Pumpkins, Happy Halloween
11/3: Autumn Colors
11/17: Thanksgiving is for Family
12/1: Christmas Time
12/8: Happy Birthday Baby Jesus
Please register (for one or all weeks) by calling the school office at 671-3132. Space is limited - first come, first served. The cost is $3.00 per class or $15.00 for all 6 weeks. You do not need to be a parishioner to attend so invite your neighbors, friends, and family. All are welcome!