St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr.
Webster, NY 14580
585-671-1100
Masses: Sat 5:00 pm
Sun 7:30; 9:00 (children's liturgy); 10:30 am
Mon-Fri 8:15 am
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 pm;
Wednesdays after morning Mass (about 8:45)
Office Hours: M-Th 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 9:00 to 12:00 pm

Sharing the Feast - Thanksgiving Basket Project

St. Rita parish provides Thanksgiving Food baskets to many families who could really use your help. If you are able to help out with food donations - please bring your non-perishable, non-expired Thanksgiving Food items to the Church greeting area or the Parish Office beginning next weekend. The deadline to return items is Sunday, November 18 at Noon.

We need turkeys too! Please drop off all turkey donations to the Parish Office Only - open Monday through Thursday between 9:00am and 4:15pm or on Fridays between 9:00am and 12:00 noon.

Needed items include:

Plastic reusable shopping bags
Corn Cream of Mushroom Soup
Green Beans Sweet Potatoes/Yams
Apple Sauce White Potatoes
Stuffing Gravy or Gravy mixes
Salad dressings Canned Cranberries

If you know a parishioner or local Webster family who could use a Thanksgiving Basket, please call Julie at the parish office at 671-1100 x 13. Confidentiality will be respected.

Hands of Christ Award 2019

NOMINATE A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR!
HANDS OF CHRIST AWARD 2019

Please consider nominating a high school senior (graduating class of 2019) 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 19

To nominate a Senior please send a nomination form or letter stating examples of the above criteria including the nominee’s name, address, phone number and school to: St. Rita’s Church ~ 1008 Maple Dr., Webster Attn: Julie Cohn, Pastoral Minister. Nomination forms are in the greeting area of church, at the parish office, or online here.

We have many great seniors in our parish and it is important to recognize all of their hard work and dedication to the church and community. Questions? Call Julie at 671-1100 x 13 or e-mail: julie.cohn@dor.org

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS

Please join us on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22 at 9:00am. Fr. Gonyo will include a special blessing of food. Feel free to bring a food item that you will be sharing at your meal to be blessed.

Count It All Joy

Count It All Joy will be leading us in worship and song next Saturday, November 24th at the 5:00pm Mass. We will be singing the following songs if you would like to listen to them in advance.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praise to your name, Most High. - Psalm 92:2

NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY

NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY

"Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you - you can't begin to know who He wants to be for you. Or who He wants you to be for Him." (St. Mother Teresa) Please be with us to deepen your joy of a loving, personal relationship with Jesus. Our prayer is a special adaptation of The Liturgy of the Hours, and includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, psalms, spiritual readings, prayers, and silent adoration. Everyone is welcome, on Saturday, November 24, 8:00-9:00pm, in Saint Kateri Parish at Christ the King Church. We meet on the last Saturday each month.

Retrouvaille

Stress in Your Marriage?

Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi, meaning rediscovery) is a program for married couples who feel disillusioned, frustrated or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness or conflict in their relationship. Sometimes life-changing events occur (car accident, illness) and most don't know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouses about it. This world-wide Catholic program has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about the Fall program beginning with a weekend at Notre Dame Retreat House on Nov 30, 2018, please call 585-293-1552 or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Mitten Sunday

MITTEN SUNDAY

At Masses the weekend of
December 1 & 2

Each year we collect mittens, hats and scarves for those less fortunate. If you have purchased or knitted any items and have items to donate you can leave them in the greeting area in church. On the weekend of December 1 & 2, baskets will be available in church to collect the mittens at all Masses

Sunday, December 2 at 9:00am will be our Monthly Children's Mass. Children are invited to bring their mittens to the altar when they come forward for the homily that weekend.

Christmas Party

Our St. Rita Society is hosting a
Christmas Party

All Are Welcome!!
Women, Men, Friends and Families!!

Musical entertainment provided by
our Children's Choir from St. Rita's School

Thursday, December 6
at 1:00pm in the Parish Center

Join us for delicious holiday treats and live entertainment featuring Christmas medleys by our Children's Choir.

Members are asked to please bring an appetizer, chips & dip, cheese & crackers, or a dessert to share with our guests.

Also, for anyone who is able to help - at this gathering we collect unwrapped health care products (shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc.) that will be donated to those in need in shelters and nursing homes.

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE!

Barnes and Noble
Special Event - All are Welcome!

On Friday, December 7th
at Barnes & Noble in Webster
beginning at 6:15pm

Join us for a fun night, while raising money for St. Rita School.  During our event, there will be a special reading of The Polar Express by Santa himself, a craft activity and story time. If you make any purchase at Barnes and Noble (including the cafe) between December 7th and December 12th, a portion of the revenue will go to St. Rita School.  Just let them know at checkout that you are supporting St Rita School. Bring the family and get a head start on your Christmas shopping while experiencing this magical night. Gift wrapping is available too!

CHRISTMAS ANGEL PROJECT

CHRISTMAS ANGEL PROJECT
As we celebrate the birth of Our Lord, may we share with others the love He brings.
You are our CHRISTMAS ANGELS!

We are hoping you will help again this year to provide a Happy Christmas for those families who appreciate and need our help. Please stop in the greeting area in Church at our special table to pick up an Angel Gift Tag which will be available after all Masses until December 2nd.

Please only donate NEW items. We cannot accept used toys or used clothing.

Gifts will be collected in the Greeting Area in Church
Through Noon on Sunday, December 9th

Thank you for your generosity!!