Our Parish Vision Statement:
We strive to be confident in our faith, comfortable in sharing that faith, dynamic in celebrating it and generous because of it.
Our Parish Mission Statement:
St Rita is an Active Catholic community that welcomes all God’s children for worship and service. We are dedicated to living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ now and in ways not yet imagined.
Reconciliation / Confession
Confessions are on Saturdays before Mass in the Family Worship Space. To schedule a different time, call Father Tom at 517-592-5470.
Anointing of the Sick
Every 3 months after weekend liturgies. Contact the office to arrange for the Sacrament of the Sick and/or communion whenever anyone is ill or having surgery.
Please contact the office to arrange a Baptism class and to schedule the date. Most baptisms are at weekend liturgies. 517-592-5470
First Communion and First Reconciliation
Our process for preparing for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist normally takes place for our students in 2nd grade. Students must have at least one year of formal religious education prior to starting the preparation program. The program involves in-class and at-home components with a late January/mid-February date for First Reconciliation and an early May date for First Eucharist. Registration forms are available by clicking HERE.
Our process for preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two+ year program and is available to students in grade 7 or older. The program is made up of at-church sessions, at-home work with their sponsor, a half-day retreat, group service projects, and some fun social events. The program runs Sept-April, with the Sacrament being dispensed in mid-October of year 3. Click HERE for more information or to register.
Funeral masses for registered St. Rita’s parishioners and their families are usually available Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. Monday services are not generally available; Sundays are not available for funerals. Funeral luncheon arrangements can be made by contacting the secretary at the parish office. 517-592-5470
Placement in the columbarium is available for registered St. Rita’s parishioners only. Please consult with our priest for prices and details.
Couples, contact the office as soon as you are engaged to begin the preparation process for this great sacrament.
If either party has been previously married there is a required procedure that must be followed to obtain a Declaration of Freedom to marry again in the Catholic Church. If either party has been previously married in the Catholic Church, an Annulment is also required. For more details on Annulments, read the articles on the About Page of the Diocese of Lansing site.