Father Kenneth "KT" Taylor, acting on behalf of Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, has
the spiritual care of the parishioners. As a leader of the people of God, he works to help
them become a living community of faith through worship, community life, service and
instruction in the faith.
Permanent deacons have both a liturgical role and a service role. These may be exercised
in or beyond the parish.
Permanent deacons are clerics who can perform all of the functions associated with their
order. These include proclaiming the Gospel, preaching the homily, assisting the priest at
Mass, celebrating Baptism, distributing Communion, presiding at funeral and burial services
(but not celebrating the funeral Mass), acting as the official witness at weddings and exercising
certain ecclesiastical offices. Men 32 years of age or older who wish to consider this service
should consult the Pastor.
Deacon Oliver Jackson is St. Rita's permanent deacon.