Thanks to our chairperson for a job well done! Thanks to all who walked and worked!
The 2nd graders won an ice cream party for bringing in the most money per student. The Kindergartners won a pizza party for 2nd place.
With Guest Speaker: Diane Zielinski
Wednesday, November 14
at 12:00 Noon in Room 1
(enter the front doors in Church)
Do you have too much “stuff” and just don’t know where to begin or how to clean it out of your house?
Diane will share her simple strategies on how to sort it all out! After you are finished, your home will feel refreshed and renewed.
What to donate? What to save? What to toss?
All are welcome – women and men - feel free to invite a friend and bring a sandwich for lunch. We will provide dessert and drinks.
Thursday, November 15
at St. Paul’s Church
Topic: Hope for Holidays
Presented by: Katherine Cappuccio
Pastoral Associate at St. Paul’s
All who have experienced the loss of a friend or loved one through death are invited to attend. All are welcome!
A Get Away Weekend
Before The Holidays
All married couples are invited to attend the November 16-18 Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend at the beautiful Notre Dame Retreat House overlooking Canandaigua Lake. Give each other this gift of special time away for just the two of you to become closer before the busy holiday season.
There is no mandatory group sharing. $100 application fee. Food & lodging is all included. Call us (585-223-1121) or email us ([email protected]) to register, or for more information. You can also go to: www.wwme.org. Check out this Catholic Courier article to find out more: www.tinyurl.com/CouplePower
The Battle is The Lord’s ~ Rejoice and Be Glad
You are invited to participate in the 2018 Catholic Revival hosted by the Diocese of Rochester and Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget’s Parish. This year’s theme, “The Battle is The Lord’s, Rejoice and Be Glad”, will be ministered by Father Chester Smith from the Diocese of Indianapolis. Come prepared to share a delicious meal, fellowship, inspiring music and dynamic preaching.
The Revival is being held at Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget’s Catholic Church on November 15th and 16th. There will be a light dinner at 5:30 each evening with Praise and Worship beginning at 6:30 PM. Father Smith will begin preaching at 7:00 PM.
The church is located at 445 Frederick Douglass Street in Rochester. Any questions please contact David Powe at (585) 672-1716. All are welcome!
Roast Beef Dinner
Saturday, November 17
4:00pm until 7:00pm
in the Parish Center
The St. Rita Society hosts this delicious meal that will include roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, salad, bread - and includes beverage and dessert. Tickets are $12 per person and will be on sale this weekend and next after all masses and also at the Parish Office during the week. Proceeds will benefit a wide variety of St. Rita Society outreach projects. Please join us for a great meal!
If anyone would like to help out setting up, serving or clean up - we would love to have you join us! If you can help, please contact Elaine King at 671-4930. This is a great opportunity for students in Grades 9-12 that are in need of community service hours.
St. Rita parish provides Thanksgiving Food baskets to many families who could really use your help. If you are able to help out with food donations - please bring your non-perishable, non-expired Thanksgiving Food items to the Church greeting area or the Parish Office beginning next weekend. The deadline to return items is Sunday, November 18 at Noon.
We need turkeys too! Please drop off all turkey donations to the Parish Office Only - open Monday through Thursday between 9:00am and 4:15pm or on Fridays between 9:00am and 12:00 noon.
Needed items include:
|Plastic reusable shopping bags|
|Corn||Cream of Mushroom Soup|
|Green Beans||Sweet Potatoes/Yams|
|Apple Sauce||White Potatoes|
|Stuffing||Gravy or Gravy mixes|
|Salad dressings||Canned Cranberries|
If you know a parishioner or local Webster family who could use a Thanksgiving Basket, please call Julie at the parish office at 671-1100 x 13. Confidentiality will be respected.
NOMINATE A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR!
HANDS OF CHRIST AWARD 2019
Please consider nominating a high school senior (graduating class of 2019) for the diocesan Hands of Christ award. The Hands of Christ is a recognition program to assist parishes in affirming their high school seniors who are “Hands of Christ” in their church, home, school and community.
A nominated senior needs to meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate a Christian attitude by word & example
- Be actively involved in their parish as well as their school community.
- Be a positive role model for their peers.
- Is a participating Roman Catholic in a parish in the Diocese of Rochester.
- Is currently a High School Senior.
All nominations are due by Monday, November 19
To nominate a Senior please send a nomination form or letter stating examples of the above criteria including the nominee’s name, address, phone number and school to:
St. Rita’s Church ~ 1008 Maple Dr., Webster Attn: Julie Cohn, Pastoral Minister. Nomination forms are in the greeting area of church, at the parish office, or online here.
We have many great seniors in our parish and it is important to recognize all of their hard work and dedication to the church and community. Questions? Call Julie at 671-1100 x 13 or e-mail: [email protected]
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
Please join us on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22 at 9:00am. Fr. Gonyo will include a special blessing of food. Feel free to bring a food item that you will be sharing at your meal to be blessed.
Stress in Your Marriage?
Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi, meaning rediscovery) is a program for married couples who feel disillusioned, frustrated or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness or conflict in their relationship. Sometimes life-changing events occur (car accident, illness) and most don't know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouses about it. This world-wide Catholic program has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about the Fall program beginning with a weekend at Notre Dame Retreat House on Nov 30, 2018, please call 585-293-1552 or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com