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
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
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.
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 Administrator - Ira Hogan
St. Rita Catholic Church
1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
When Saul arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples,
but they were all afraid of him,
not believing that he was a disciple.
Then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles,
and he reported to them how he had seen the Lord,
and that he had spoken to him,
and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.
He moved about freely with them in Jerusalem,
and spoke out boldly in the name of the Lord.
He also spoke and debated with the Hellenists,
but they tried to kill him.
And when the brothers learned of this,
they took him down to Caesarea
and sent him on his way to Tarsus.
The church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace.
It was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,
and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit it grew in numbers.
Children, let us love not in word or speech
but in deed and truth.
Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth
and reassure our hearts before him
in whatever our hearts condemn,
for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us,
we have confidence in God
and receive from him whatever we ask,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
And his commandment is this:
we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another just as he commanded us.
Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,
and the way we know that he remains in us
is from the Spirit he gave us.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”
As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning, and I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, ‘John baptized with water but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If then God gave them the same gift he gave to us when we came to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to be able to hinder God?”
Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 11
Good Morning… I pray all is well...
The one thing we forget is that love is a broken hallelujah. We fail… we fall… we pick ourselves up and start all over again. We reconcile with our God. We reconcile with ourselves. We reconcile with each other.
I want to thank everyone that was able to attend the intercultural competency session on Saturday. I understand that we can’t be everywhere or participate in everything. I have provided the link to the recording of Saturday’s session below. Also, I have attached the PowerPoint and the brochure for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies. It is not too late to apply if you are interested in attending the Institute for Black Catholic Studies. The first session starts on June 28th.
The importance of Africentric Catechesis with Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow Topic: Intercultural Competency - Boniface et al.
May 22 – Fessahaye Mebrahtu – The Immigrant Church in the U.S. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfu-grzsoEtzXGupiPim1gzmAotE_mwFq
June 26 – Deacon Royce Winters – Do Black Lives Matter to the Catholic Church https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfu-grzsoEtzXGupiPim1gzmAotE_mwFq
August 28th – Donna Grimes – Intercultural Competency and its significance and value to the Catholic Church in the United States https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfu-grzsoEtzXGupiPim1gzmAotE_mwFq
September 25th (tentatively scheduled) – Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow – The Importance of Africentric Catechesis, Part 2 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfu-grzsoEtzXGupiPim1gzmAotE_mwFq
Pearlette Springer, Coordinator
Archdiocese of Indianapolis – Black Catholic Ministry
Vaya Con Dios – Go With God