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 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, Aug 1st

  • Sun, Jul 25th

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 107

Reading I

Woe to the shepherds
who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,
says the LORD. 
Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,
against the shepherds who shepherd my people:
You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. 
You have not cared for them,
but I will take care to punish your evil deeds. 
I myself will gather the remnant of my flock
from all the lands to which I have driven them
and bring them back to their meadow;
there they shall increase and multiply. 
I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them
so that they need no longer fear and tremble;
and none shall be missing, says the LORD.

    Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,
        when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;
    as king he shall reign and govern wisely,
        he shall do what is just and right in the land.
    In his days Judah shall be saved,
        Israel shall dwell in security.
    This is the name they give him:
        “The LORD our justice.”

Responsorial Psalm

R. (1) The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
beside restful waters he leads me;
    he refreshes my soul.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
He guides me in right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
    I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
    that give me courage.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
You spread the table before me
    in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
    all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
    for years to come.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Reading II

Brothers and sisters:
In Christ Jesus you who once were far off
have become near by the blood of Christ.

For he is our peace, he who made both one
and broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his flesh,
abolishing the law with its commandments and legal claims,
that he might create in himself one new person in place of the two,
thus establishing peace,
and might reconcile both with God,
in one body, through the cross,
putting that enmity to death by it. 
He came and preached peace to you who were far off
and peace to those who were near,
for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel

The apostles gathered together with Jesus
and reported all they had done and taught. 
He said to them,
“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” 
People were coming and going in great numbers,
and they had no opportunity even to eat. 
So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. 
People saw them leaving and many came to know about it. 
They hastened there on foot from all the towns
and arrived at the place before them.

When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.