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 - 

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

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, Sep 19th

  • Sun, Sep 12th

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 125

Reading I

Dt 4:1-2, 6-8

Moses said to the people:
“Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees
which I am teaching you to observe,
that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land
which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 
In your observance of the commandments of the LORD, your God,
which I enjoin upon you,
you shall not add to what I command you nor subtract from it. 
Observe them carefully,
for thus will you give evidence
of your wisdom and intelligence to the nations,
who will hear of all these statutes and say,
‘This great nation is truly a wise and intelligent people.’
For what great nation is there
that has gods so close to it as the LORD, our God, is to us
whenever we call upon him? 
Or what great nation has statutes and decrees
that are as just as this whole law
which I am setting before you today?”

Reading II

Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27

Dearest brothers and sisters:
All good giving and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change. 
He willed to give us birth by the word of truth
that we may be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you
and is able to save your souls.

Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this:
to care for orphans and widows in their affliction
and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

 

Gospel

Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem
gathered around Jesus,
they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals
with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. 
—For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews,
do not eat without carefully washing their hands,
keeping the tradition of the elders.
And on coming from the marketplace 
they do not eat without purifying themselves. 
And there are many other things that they have traditionally observed,
the purification of cups and jugs and kettles and beds. —
So the Pharisees and scribes questioned him,
“Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders
but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?” 
He responded,
“Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:
    This people honors me with their lips,
        but their hearts are far from me;
    in vain do they worship me,
        teaching as doctrines human precepts.

You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.”

He summoned the crowd again and said to them,
“Hear me, all of you, and understand. 
Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person;
but the things that come out from within are what defile.

“From within people, from their hearts,
come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder,
adultery, greed, malice, deceit,
licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly.
All these evils come from within and they defile.”