St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr.
Webster, NY 14580
Masses: Sat 5:00 pm
Sun 7:30; 9:00 (children's liturgy); 10:30 am
Mon-Thurs 8:15 am
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 pm
Office Hours: M-Th 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 9:00 to 12:00 pm

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Dear Parishioners and Friends:

This weekend we light the fourth and final candle of our Advent Wreath and later on Sunday afternoon Christmas Eve will begin!

My gratitude to everyone who has helped get us ready for Christmas, from Scout Troup 163, to our parishioners assembling the Nativity scenes and numerous flower arrangements and to our Choirs for preparing music for this blessed time of year.

Many, many thanks to everyone who went to the stores to purchase the countless fine toys and clothing for the needy children and adults in our area. Everything was carefully sorted, matched and distributed to the needs of the children and adults being served by various charitable agencies. Another example of your generosity!

For everyone returning home to visit family and friends, welcome!
May this Christmas and Season be one of hope for you and your family.

In the Gospel of Luke we read about the shepherds who are the first to witness the angels announcing and glorifying Jesus’ birth. One would expect persons of influence or royalty to be the first to learn of this news, not the lowly shepherds. But in fact, God's plan would be vastly different than human expectations. This new infant King would also, one day, come to describe himself as the eternal Good Shepherd who would bring about our salvation.

Let us draw near and offer ourselves to Jesus. Let us not ignore his tender invitation to receive him in the Holy Eucharist and to guide our children to do the same.

As we celebrate Christ's birth, let us rejoice, for Jesus dwells with us!

May God bless you! Merry Christmas!
Fr. Gonyo