Count It All Joy
Worship without obedience is merely hollow flattery. Yet both worship and obedience are less than Christian if they do not spring from the love of God.
“Sing to him, sing his praise, and proclaim all his wondrous deeds.” 1 Chr 16:9
Count It All Joy will be leading us in worship and song next Saturday, February 23rd at the 5:00pm Mass.
We will be singing the following songs if you would like to listen to them in advance.
Nobody Loves Me Like You – Chris Tomlin
Who You Say I Am – Hillsong Worship
O Come To The Altar – Elevation Worship
Stand In Your Love – Bethel Music/Josh Baldwin
Still – Hillary Scott
You Are My King (Amazing Love) – Newsboys
Let us praise God with hearts and voices!
The Lyric Chorale and Chrisanne Gates, Director
Present their Annual Cabaret
“Disney . . . A Night of Musical Magic”
Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm
St. Rita’s Parish Center
Come join us for a wonderful evening celebrating music from iconic Disney shows Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King as well as classics Mary Poppins, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and more. There will be finger foods, refreshments and a gift basket raffle! Dinner theater style seating. Get your tickets soon as this event always sells out! Tickets are $25 and available at www.lyricchorale.org or at St. Rita’s Parish Office at (585) 671-1100. Doors open at 6:45pm.
Sunday, February 24
following the 9:00am Mass
Join us first in Church to celebrate Mass at 9:00am then over to Penfield Country Club for a delicious breakfast buffet.
We are delighted to have
Sr. Jody Kearney, RSM as our Guest Speaker
Tickets are $15 per person and will be on sale after all masses the next two weekends starting (Feb 9/10). You can also stop in or call in your reservation to the parish
office at 671-1100 up until Monday, February 18.
Carpooling will be available from Church for this event, so do not hesitate to ask for a ride!
All are welcome – Men and Women – Bring a Friend!
Any Questions, please call Kathy at 671-4347.
Worship Tech Ministry
St Rita’s is seeking volunteers who might be interested in building a “Worship Tech Team” for our weekend Masses and special services. We are hoping to utilize our TV monitors in church to project the words of new music or songs that may not be in our hymnal for some of the Masses. If you like working with computers and have a heart for ministry, please contact June Frosino, Director of Music Ministry, to learn more.
Music Items Wanted
Our parish Contemporary Music Group sings each week at the Saturday 5:00pm Mass. We are hoping to acquire a few items to aid our musicians during Mass. Items such as: music stand extenders (to avoid page turns while hands are occupied with an instrument), and a conga drum, djembe, or other percussion equipment. If you have any of these items that are not being used and would like to donate them, please contact Justin Tubiolo(671-7886 or [email protected]) or our music director June Frosino.
"Full of Grace"
5th ANNUAL ROCHESTER CATHOLIC
Saturday, March 9
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
(doors open at 7:00am)
Held at The Aquinas Institute ~ 1127 Dewey Ave
Conference sold out early last year so don’t wait!
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Mass with our Bishop and to hear national speakers, Karlo Brousard
from Catholic Answers, Sr. Anne Catherine Burleigh, O.P. There will be the opportunity for reconciliation,
praying the rosary, perusing Catholic vendors, and connecting with other Catholic women.
Bishop Salvatore Matano will preside at morning Mass beginning at 8:00am. Continental breakfast and lunch
are included. The cost is $50 for mail-in registrations and $53.00 for online registrations.
Registration forms are available in our parish office and in the greeting area in Church or you may go online to
Rochestercwc.org. If you have questions, please contact Maria at [email protected]
Girl Scout Sunday
Next Sunday, March 3 at 9:00am Mass we welcome our parish Girl Scouts and their Leaders as we celebrate Girl Scout Sunday. If you would like to participate in any way at Mass please e-mail Maria Kooman at [email protected]
Please Note!! Our Girl Scouts will also be selling Girl Scout Cookies if you haven’t had the opportunity to buy yours yet – now is your chance!
Explore the Bible
“THE TURNING POINT”
Eight Encounters with Jesus that will Change Your Life
The Turning Point won’t just teach you how to understand the Bible better. Through engaging videos, a thought-provoking workbook, and an edition of the Gospel of John that reads like your favorite chapter book, this unique nine-week study will help you develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus. And it's perfect for our traditional Bible Study groups.
Each group session will focus on one passage from John’s Gospel to help you dive deeper into a personal encounter with Jesus. Our goal will be to study one person’s experience with Jesus in order to enrich our own relationship with him.
There are two separate groups that meet on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm.
You can “Mix and Match” attending any session in the same week.
Sessions begin March 6 & 7 and run for 9 weeks.
TO REGISTER, email the parish office or call 671-1100 and let us know which session you would like to attend. The cost of the materials (workbook & study guide) is $15. If you have specific questions please call Jerry Lupien at 794-3666 or by email: [email protected]
Save the dates!
Vacation Bible School 2019: July 29-August 2
Registration information coming soon.
St. Joseph's Table
Saturday, March 16 at 6:00pm
(following the 5:00pm Mass in the Parish Center)
We invite you to join us as we celebrate St. Joseph. The Table is meant to offer a taste of God’s goodness and to honor St. Joseph. The tradition of the St. Joseph’s Day Table began in Sicily in 1324 in thanksgiving for favors received through the intercession of St. Joseph.
If you are able to bring a meatless dish or dessert, please call Felice Armignacco at 671-5177. Donations of food may be delivered on Saturday, March 16 after 12:00 Noon to the kitchen in the parish center.
Our St. Joseph’s Table will be blessed by Father Gonyo following the 5:00pm Mass.
If you are able to help in any way with set up, clean up or serving, please contact Elaine King at 671-4930.