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

I am asking that every family in our parish please join me in support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal. Your support of this appeal ensures that our schools, faith formation, and sacramental programs remain vital sources of learning and support for the young people who will one day lead our Church. It ensures that the needs of the sick, the troubled and elderly are met by the various offices of Catholic Charities. It ensures essential training for all those who are called to ministry within our Diocese and gives support to our seminarians who will become, by God's grace, good and holy future priests. Our combined support ensures that our church remains a vital, faith driven community.
If you did not receive a mailing from the Diocese, donation envelopes are available in the back of Church.    Click here to view the CMA Video and to make your donation.  Thank you for your support!  ~Fr. Gonyo

Pastor's Message - October 14, 2018

"As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, 'Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?' Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother." - Mark 10

Dear Parishioners and Friends;

At Masses this weekend let us continue to pray for the many people dealing with the terrible hardships of flooding and other weather related hardships due to the effects of the hurricane.

Confirmation students and parents are reminded that classes (for Group A) start this Monday evening at 6:15pm in the Barn. Be sure to check the schedule or call Marie Marton at the parish office 671-1100 ext. 22 if you have any questions.

Faith Formation classes for K-7 are also well underway on Monday afternoons and evenings. It is not too late to have your child included in this essential Faith Formation opportunity. Contact Anita Wagner at [email protected]

Special thanks to all who organized, assisted and visited the annual giant St. Rita School Craft Sale this past Saturday! It was a great success!

An important update for St. Rita Parishioners who have gluten sensitivities:
If you have been attending Mass and bringing your own unconsecrated host in a pyx to be placed on the altar, we are making new changes. Beginning next weekend the priest or deacon will now solely provide you with a very low gluten consecrated host from a separate ciboria at the start of communion time at all Masses.

Please let us know if you need further details or clarification!

May God bless you this week!
Fr. Gonyo



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An Introduction to Sunday's Scripture Readings - October 14, 2018

The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the hope that you will enter more fully into the Mass
 
What Must I Do?GO, SELL WHAT YOU HAVE AND GIVE TO THE POOR
 
Our readings this Sunday remind us that achievement of salvation is beyond human capability and depends solely on the goodness of God who offers it as a gift.
 
In our first reading (Wisdom 7:7-11), King Solomon prayed and the Spirit of Wisdom came to him. He preferred the Spirit of Wisdom over all wealth, power, pleasure and prestige. And yet, all good things came to him through Wisdom.
 
I prayed, and prudence was given me; I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. I preferred her to scepter and throne, and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her, nor did I liken any priceless gem to her; because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand, and before her, silver is to be accounted mire. Beyond health and comeliness I loved her, and I chose to have her rather than the light, because the splendor of her never yields to sleep. Yet all good things together came to me in her company, and countless riches at her hands.
 
In our Gospel reading (Mark 10:17-30), we hear of a righteous young man who wished to be saved. He went away sad because his possessions meant more to him than salvation itself. Jesus taught his disciples that wealth and possessions were a distraction that could lead them away from the Kingdom of God.
 
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother." He replied and said to him, "Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth." Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
 
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!" The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God." Peter began to say to him, "We have given up everything and followed you." Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come."
 
In our Epistle reading (Hebrews 4:12-13), we learn that the Word of God (Jesus) penetrates our very soul. Nothing is hidden from him. It is he who knows all and it is to him we must render an account.
 
Brothers and sisters: Indeed the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.
 
In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us our possessions will not save us, only God can save us. Our attachment to the things of this world will distract us from complete dependence and obedience to God. It may be time to consider - Do our possessions possess us? Or can we detach our selves from the things of this world to focus completely on the Kingdom God?
 
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News

Companions in Grief

Thursday, October 18
at 7:00 PM in Room 1

All who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death are invited to attend. All are welcome!

Backpacks for Foster Children Through CASA

For our Fall Service Project we are again collecting backpacks and supplies for foster children, many of whom are suddenly taken from one home to another with little or now time to pack. The backpacks & their contents help these children with some basic necessities. Bring your donations to school beginning Tuesday, October 9th until Friday, October 19th.

For more complete details see the file here

Mass of Healing

Mass of Healing
for Miscarriage and Infant Loss
and
Blessing of the Holy Family Memorial
in the Christ Child Section

Celebrant: Bishop Matano

Saturday, October 20 at 8:30am
Christ Our Light Mausoleum Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
(2461 Lake Ave., Rochester 14612)

After Mass please join us for the dedication of the new Holy Family statue and blessing of the memorial brick pavers that will be placed on unmarked baby graves in the Guardian Angels Children's section.

Light refreshments, support and resources will be available in the gatehouses following the dedication. Parents and siblings, grandparents, family members and friends are all welcome to attend this Mass in remembrance of their child(ren). Elizabeth Ministry is an international Catholic support network for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss. For more information about Elizabeth Ministry please call Janene Loughran at (585) 329-1974 or to join the EM email list please contact: Molly Hickey at [email protected]

Praise & Worship Music

Our praise and worship music group now has a name - Count It All Joy! We hope and pray that when we lead you in song, you experience the Joy of the Lord!

Since our ChristLife - Discovering Christ retreat will be on the last Saturday this month, our October's Praise and Worship Mass will be on Saturday, October 20 at the 5:00pm Mass. We hope you will join us in singing the Lord's praises with these songs.

Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy. - Psalm 149:5

Liturgy Committee News!

Liturgy is who we are. - It's what we do.

Good liturgy doesn't just happen. It takes the dedication of over a hundred ministers each month.

The Liturgy Committee helps coordinate these ministries so our liturgies flow smoothly.

Come be a part of this vital ministry. The Liturgy Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 23, from 7:00-8:30pm in Room 1. If you have any questions please contact Teri Bucks at [email protected], or any parish staff member at the parish office 671-1100.

Fall Family Dance is October 26th!

See you all on Friday October 26th!

NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY

Saturday, October 27, 8:00 to 9:00pm
Saint Kateri Parish at Christ the King Church

The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship.
(St. John Paul II, quoted in Catechism ¶ 1380)

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 to join us on the last Saturday of each month.

Marathon Was A Success!

 Thanks to our chairperson for a job well done!  Thanks to all who walked and worked!

The Prize assembly will be in November.

Registration are still being accepted

Prospective new families can either stop in the office for a packet or follow the link to Admissions---Registration for the packet.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the School Office (585-671-3132).

The 2018-2019 school calendar

To help with your planning, here is the year school calendar. One is in COLOR and one is NON Color.