St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr.
Webster, NY 14580
585-671-1100
Masses: Sat 5:00 pm
Sun 7:30; 9:00 (children's liturgy); 10:30 am
Mon-Fri 8:15 am
Reconciliation: Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 pm;
Wednesdays after morning Mass (about 8:45)
Office Hours: M-Th 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 9:00 to 12:00 pm

"Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46

Our Diocesan Day of Penance is this Wednesday, March 13, from 12:30pm to 7:00pm.
St. Rita Church will be open for prayer and Eucharistic Adoration during that time. Come, rest and reconnect with the Lord! Guides to confession will be provided for a stress-free experience.

This weekend we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent. It arrives during the season of winter, which brings its own challenges mirroring the many other hardships and sufferings we, or others we know, may have.

Suffering can come from a variety of circumstances, persons, or experiences that can leave us feeling dark, cold and alone. But the good news is that Lent does not end with winter, or as one could say, with despair, because God always reaches out to us with an invitation of His divine love. The good news is that we are never truly alone or without purpose in our suffering.

Lent gives us the opportunity to allow Jesus to transform our sufferings from despair into hope, from darkness into light. By virtue of his cross and resurrection we can be led from sin into forgiveness, from darkness into light, from Lent to Easter, from winter into spring, and from death into eternal life. Let us open our hearts and let God’s mercy fill us!

There are many wonderful opportunities at St. Rita to participate in making Lent a great time to renew your connection to God. We have Eucharistic Adoration, a new Bible Study, Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon Reconciliation, our Friday Fish Dinners in the parish center followed by Stations of the Cross in Church, and as mentioned earlier, our annual Diocesan Day of Penance. Please check the bulletin or our website for more details.

May God bless you this Lent!
Fr. Gonyo