St. Rita's Mission Statement

St. Rita's Mission Statement

We the parish of St. Rita, a Catholic Community
of Faith are called by the risen Lord to love God
the Father. 

We believe that Ministry is the power of the
Holy Spirit, therefore, we encourage, support, and
provide opportunities, so that everyone may
participate in and be recipients of the Church’s
Mission Ministry. 

We aspire to deepen our understanding of Christ’s
Good News and to Serve our neighbor of the Gospel. 

We realize the necessity and accept the responsibility
of supporting ourselves as a parish.

We invite everyone to join in celebrating and witnessing
the presence of the risen Lord among us.

St. Rita Staff

Parish Life Coordinator - Sister Gail Trippett

Sacramental Ministers - Fr. Andy Syberg, Fr. Joe Moriarty, and Fr. Justin DuVall

Deaconate - Oliver Jackson

Parish Council Chair - Kerry Conwell

Finance Council Chair - Sharon Edwards

DRE/ Youth Director - Anita Bardo

Management & Operations - Marty Ray

Administrative Assistant - Denise Gavia-Currin

Bookkeeper - Angela Guynn

Music Director - Phyllis Walker

Activity Coordinator - Vivian Hill

Website Adminisrrator - Ira Hogan

Mass Times

Sunday Public Mass locations:
 
Holy Angels:  9:30 AM Marian University 
                      (Social Distancing limit-80 seats)
                      Signupgenius link:
 
 
St. Rita:   11:00 AM  St. Rita 
                (Social Distancing limit-48 seats)
                Signugenius link:
 
Online Mass streams:  
Holy Angels & St. Rita:  https://youtu.be/8FvQluupgKI
 
View Sunday bulletin online:   https://www.parishesonline.com
 
Ways to continue our Ministries & Mission:
 
a. Online giving: 
b. Bill pay through your personal bank
c. Mail in payment - Mail picked up daily

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Telephone: 317-632-9349

Email Address: [email protected]

Address

St. Rita Catholic Church

1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Online Giving Link

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Publications


  • Sun, Apr 18th

  • Sun, Apr 11th

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter
Sunday of Divine Mercy

Lectionary: 44

Reading I

The community of believers was of one heart and mind,
and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,
but they had everything in common.
With great power the apostles bore witness
to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
and great favor was accorded them all.
There was no needy person among them,
for those who owned property or houses would sell them,
bring the proceeds of the sale,
and put them at the feet of the apostles,
and they were distributed to each according to need.

Responsorial Psalm

R.  (1) Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
or:
R.  Alleluia.
Let the house of Israel say,
    “His mercy endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say,
    “His mercy endures forever.”
Let those who fear the LORD say,
    “His mercy endures forever.”
R.  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
or:
R.  Alleluia.
I was hard pressed and was falling,
    but the LORD helped me.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
    and he has been my savior.
The joyful shout of victory
    in the tents of the just:
R.  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
or:
R.  Alleluia.
The stone which the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
    it is wonderful in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
    let us be glad and rejoice in it.
R.  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
or:
R.  Alleluia.

Reading II

Beloved:
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,
and everyone who loves the Father
loves also the one begotten by him.
In this way we know that we love the children of God
when we love God and obey his commandments.
For the love of God is this,
that we keep his commandments.
And his commandments are not burdensome,
for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world.
And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.
Who indeed is the victor over the world
but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

This is the one who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ,
not by water alone, but by water and blood.
The Spirit is the one that testifies,
and the Spirit is truth.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord;
Blessed are those who have not seen me, but still believe!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”

Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them,
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nailmarks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, although the doors were locked, 
and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.
But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.

Coronovirus Update

Giving What You Can

 
 
Dear Parishioners,

Sacrificial giving changed my life at St. Rita Catholic Church. After joining various ministries, my giving increased, along with my faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  His word says, He will take care of my every need and will always be with me. I am not afraid, because God did not give me a Spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.  
 
He has taught me to use my talent (gifts He gave me) time and offer my treasures without reservation.   Won't you please join me in donating to the 2021 United Catholic Appeal?  If you do not have a card, you may contact Jane Cooley 317-545-0483, Lisa Saunders, 317-319-5410, Phyllis Carr 317-923-8360 or Denise Curriin at 317-632-9349.  Lisa Saunders will have cards after Mass on Sunday.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.

Thank you,
St Rita Stewardship Committee
Choose giving as a way of life!
 
Sent by Sr. Gail Trippett