St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr., Webster, NY 14580
585-671-1100

Pastor's Message - May 17, 2015

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us, that he has given us of his Spirit… We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us." ~1 John 4

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Spring is such a wonderful time. It is great to see our college students home and our Fiesta plans now finalized. We are always in need of more volunteers (yes, college students too!) for setup and takedown. Click here for more information or call the parish office.

We are in the process of obtaining estimates for our Church roof and Parish Center roof. Because we found the estimate costs to be so substantial, we will have to delay repairing the Parish Center (Gym) roof until after next winter as we have other repairs, including the church air conditioning units. We will need to use parish savings to replace our Church roof this summer. But my hope is that we can begin raising the funds we will need for both projects by asking everyone to consider increasing weekly collection donations if possible, and to consider utilizing the yellow “parish maintenance” envelope already found in your envelope packet. I know that expenses are up for everyone, including your own home repairs and health care costs. So I am hoping to avoid a large capital campaign project. Nonetheless, we need lots of help. Thank you in advance!

We remember our parish patroness, St. Rita of Cascia on her Feast Day next Friday, May 22nd. She is an exceptional saint who led a remarkable life of great courage and prayerfulness.

Read more

An Introduction to the Sunday Scripture Readings for May 24, 2015

Pentecost Sunday - May 24, 2015

In the hope that you will enter more fully into theMass
 
Pentecost Sunday
    There are separate readings for the Vigil Mass on Saturday and the Sunday Mass during the day; and within these are a number of alternative readings.  So this week, we will concentrate on a few key readings that highlight the impact of the Pentecost.
   Pentecost Sunday is often referred to as the birthday of the Church - the day when we Christians became Church. Ten days after Jesus had been taken up to heaven, the disciples were in the upper room celebrating the harvest festival of Pentecost or Shavuot.    
    Our first reading from Acts of the Apostles tells the story (Acts 2:1-11)"And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them >>>>>>>

Read more

News

Fiesta 2015!


Friday, May 29 - 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. • Saturday, May 30 - 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

brought to you by our title sponsors

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Doyle Security Systems, Get It Straight Orthodontics & Innovative Dental, Vision Automotive Group

Under the Big Tent (Rain or Shine)
Free Admission • Free Parking (Handicapped Parking/Shuttle Service) • Endless Fun 

Schedule of Events
Friday, May 29

5 p.m.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
Fish Fry - Until sold out (Gym)
Trivia Contest (Gym)
Live Music by Brass Taxi
$500 Early Bird Drawing winner pulled

Saturday, May 30
7:30 a.m.
8 a.m.

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Start of inaugural running of the Fiesta 10k
Start of the 2nd Annual Fiesta 5k
(Register for races at www.stritafiesta5k10k.racewire.com)
Pancake Breakfast (under the Big Tent)

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
10 p.m.
Talent Show (on the stage under the Big Tent)
Chicken Barbecue - Until sold out (under the Big Tent)
Live Music by Ruby Shooz
Trivia Contest (Gym)
Spectacular Raffle winner pulled


But Wait... There's More 

Great Food

Hots • Burgers • Sausages • Steak Sandwiches (new this year!) • The Famous Pelcher Plate • Fried Dough • Pizza • Coldstone Creamery • Kettle Corn • SnoCones • Cotton Candy • and Much More 

For the Younger Crowd
Inflatables • Lazer Tag • Zip Line • Bungee Trampoline • Games • Candy Wheel
(Wristbands available at http://www.saintritawebster.org/fiesta/, at the Parish Office, or at the Fiesta) 

For the Young at Heart
Silent Auction • Book Sale • Plant Sale • Raffle Tickets 

This year, a portion of the St. Rita Fiesta proceeds will be donated to the Webster Food Cupboard, which provides assistance with food, household products, and fresh produce for those Webster residents in need.

Vacation Bible School 2015


Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
9:00am - Noon
Ages 4-10
Register and pay ONLINE here!

We have an exciting week planned with fun events such as Climbing Crews, Bible Expeditions, KidVid Cinema, Glacier Games, Mountaintop Treats, Imagination Station, and Base Camp Sing & Play.

To make our program a success, we need the help of our fabulous adult and youth volunteers. We will offer a Leadership Training session for volunteers ages 11-18 to be held on Saturday, June 13 from 1:00–5:00 pm in the Parish Center. All new volunteers are required to attend this training. Those who have volunteered at our VBS in the past are strongly encouraged to attend. Click here to sign up to volunteer. This is a great community service opportunity for teens! If you have any questions please e-mail Elizabeth at [email protected] or the office at 671-1100 ext. 14.

Parish Family Census


We are asking all families to complete a Family Census Form.