The St. Rita Men's Group is a group of men in the parish that meets every other Saturday morning for prayer and to support each other through faith sharing in a casual setting. The men meet at 7:00 AM in the Chapel for a Mass or Communion Service that is followed by social time over breakfast in the hall. It's a great way to stay in touch with other men in the parish outside of the regular Sunday Mass. The group often lends a hand to help the Guatemala Mission Program, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and to set up or breakdown at parish functions. Attendance is open to all men in the parish on a come-when-you-can basis. For more information about attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Council is the governing board that responds to all situations that arise at St. Rita's Church and advises the Parish Pastor their collective advice on how each situation should be resolved. This advice is "advisory" only and the final decision is up to the Parish Pastor.
The Council is composed of parishioners that have been asked to serve by the Parish Pastor. There is no length of term and each member serves at the discretion of the Parish Pastor. Currently, the Council consists of seven parishioners. Each member is usually in charge of one of the many committees and is the contact person for that particular committee.
The Helping Hands group provides the following services:
Answer telephone at the Helping Hands office (Week days 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) Provide transportation to and from doctor appointments, etc. for parishioners Provide bereavement receptions following funeral/memorial services for deceased parishioners Provide occasional assistance to parish office staff Miscellaneous assistance as needed