St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr., Webster, NY 14580
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Pastor's Message - February 1, 2015

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” ~Psalm 95

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
This weekend at the 9:00am Mass we recognized our Boy Scouts and those who have achieved their religious emblem awards. Learning more about their Catholic faith included study and discussion about the different books of the Bible, the unique character of the sacraments, and their own relationship to Jesus and their community. We adults could use a similar “brush-up” about our Catholic Faith. The efforts at earning these awards are well deserved. Congratulations, Scouts!
The Scouting programs here at St. Rita happen because of the strong dedication of parents who strive to provide a healthy environment for the children of our community. Scouts and scout parents also include members of nearby faith communities who share in this strong commitment towards fostering the values of good moral character. We have active Boy and Girl Scout programs and many scouting events throughout the year, including outside camping in the winter!

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An Introduction to the Sunday Scripture Readings - February 1, 2015

Saint Augustine was once quoted, "The New Testament is hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New." This Sunday, we hear of another Old Testament prophesy coming to fulfillment in the New Testament, in Jesus. In our Gospel reading (Mark 1:21-28) Jesus and his disciples come to Capernaum, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. "and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes." "In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, 'What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to . . .

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Boy Scout Sunday Mass

All Cub and Boy Scouts of St. Rita Parish are invited to attend the 9:00am Mass on Sunday, February 1st in celebration of Boy Scout Sunday. A reception for Scouts and their families will be held after Mass in the gym.

Rochester Catholic Women's Conference

“Body, Mind and Soul”
Saturday, March 28, 2015
7:00am - 5:00pm
at the Aquinas Institute
1127 Dewey Ave ~ Rochester
Ladies, you won’t want to miss this amazing all day conference for the women of the Diocese of Rochester. Last year was sold out so register early! For more information, to register online, or volunteer for the day, please visit:

Parish Family Census

We are asking all families to complete a Family Census Form or return the yellow sheet from the Advent mailing to the church or the parish office.