St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr., Webster, NY 14580

Pastor's Message - July 5, 2015

“Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and constraints, for the sake of Christ, for when I am weak, then I am strong.” ~2 Corinthians

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
On this weekend, Happy July 4th!
Welcome to visiting family and friends from nearby and far away. Summer is a great time to reconnect with people we may not have seen for some time.

This past Tuesday, we gathered for our summer annual Anointing of the Sick. This was a great opportunity to celebrate this great Sacrament of Healing. Afterwards we moved to the gym and had our Strawberry Social. Thanks to Bauman Farms, and the work of our many volunteers with preparation and setup, we shared the joy of a great summer treat.

May God bless you this summer time week!
Fr. Gonyo

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An Introduction to Sunday's Scripture Readings - July 5, 2015

The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the hope that you will enter more fully into the Mass
Jesus is rejected at Nazareth (Mark 6)
   There are some common themes that appear in all three of our readings this Sunday: Human weakness, rejection, and prophets empowered by the Spirit of God to speak God's truth, even to the unwilling and unbelieving.  Our readings today remind us of God's unrelenting love despite the weakness and rejection of his beloved children.
    Our Gospel passage (Mark 6:1-6) is the story of Jesus, after working many signs and wonders in the surrounding towns, experienced rejection when he returned to his native town of Nazareth.
    "When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon?  And are not his sisters here with us?"  And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, >>>>

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Did you enjoy the 2015 Fiesta?

If you enjoyed the 61st annual St. Rita Fiesta, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey to give our planning committee some feedback to help them make next year's Fiesta even better! Thanks again to all our sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible!!

Delta Sonic Gift Cards

Support our youth attending the National Catholic Youth Conference in November by purchasing Delta Sonic gift cards.  $5 for two cards - buy one, get one free!  Stop by the Parish Office to get yours.

Faith Formation Enrollment Now Open

Enrollment for Faith Formation classes for the 2015-2016 school year is underway. Students in Grades K-7 who do not attend a Catholic school are strongly encouraged to be enrolled in the Faith Formation Program.
You may enroll in and pay for Faith Formation and Sacraments on-line here.
Enrollment Forms for new students are also available in the Greeting Area.
A choice of two sessions will be offered weekly:
Session 1: Mondays: 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm (Grades K-6)
Session 2: Mondays: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm (Grades 1-7)

Parents of Returning Students - Enrollment Forms were mailed home.
Don’t forget to return your enrollment forms, or enroll on-line by July 15, 2015.

Summer Fun for Youth

Register Now for CYO Soccer

CYO soccer registration for the upcoming fall season has begun! Children from St. Rita Parish in grades 3-6 may sign up for this league, which will play in September and October. New this year - register and pay online here. The fees for this year are $60 for 3/4 grade players and $80 for 5/6 grade players ($140 family maximum). Deadline to register is August 17, 2015.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

The Children's Liturgy of the Word program will be suspended for the months of July and August.

This program is offered September - June during the 9:00am Sunday Mass for the children and is a great way to share your faith with our young ones. If you would like to participate in the program when we start up again in September, please contact Teri Bucks at [email protected] We will offer training sometime in August.