St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr., Webster, NY 14580
585-671-1100
Christmas Eve Masses on Wednesday, December 24 are at 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 10:00 pm (Carols begin at 9:30 pm).
Christmas Day Masses are at 9:00 am and 10:30 am.


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Pastor's Message - December 14, 2014

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce
a year of favor from the Lord and a day of vindication by our God.” Isaiah 6


Dear Parishioners and Friends,
This weekend we celebrate “Gaudate” or “Joy-Filled” Sunday. The third “pink” colored candle will be lit on our Advent wreath. My gratitude to the Boy Scouts who will be assisting in setting up all our Christmas decorations and giant trees on Monday evening.

Join us for the St. Rita Advent Penance Service with individual Reconciliation, this Wednesday, December 17th at 7:00pm here in Church. If it has been awhile since you have celebrated the Sacrament, don’t worry, we will have materials available to guide you through everything. It will be an anxiety-free experience of God’s mercy and grace. Bring the whole family and the kids too! We all need the opportunity to experience the blessings of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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An Introduction to Sunday's Scripture Readings - December 14, 2014

This is Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday in Advent. Now that we are half-way through Lent, the Church calls us to rejoice, the Day of the Lord is near. Our readings this Sunday continue our focus on the prophesies of Isaiah and the role of John the Baptist, "I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, Make straight the way of the Lord."

In our first reading, (IS 61: 1-2, 10-11), Isaiah prophesies on behalf of God, "The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God."

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News

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.

Ushers are Needed

Men, women and teens are invited to join our usher ministry for the extra holiday liturgies of Christmas/New Year's (and beyond, if you want!) Sign up on the table in the back of the church if you are willing to help.

Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sale

Get your fresh cut tree and support Troop #163!

Donuts with Santa

Come visit with Santa in the Parish Center after the 9 and 10:30 Masses on Sunday, December 21!

Las Posadas

Sunday, December 21
2:00-4:00 pm in the Parish Center

Please join us for the traditional Mexican Christmas celebration of Las Posadas - a re-enactment of the journey that Joseph and Mary took to find shelter before the birth of their child, Jesus.

Advent Reflections