Each Fall and Winter, ongoing formation will be offered through a series of presentations available during the day and evenings. Stayed tuned for more details regarding upcoming programs.
SAVE THE DATE!
Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come
In this intriguing look at one of the most talked-about books in Scripture, Jeff Cavins explores Revelation to demonstrate how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation present, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history.
Should you wish to purchase the books earlier, they will be available in the St. Rita Parish Office for $30. Stop by any time the offices are open to get your copy.
All Cathedrals around the world have opened a Holy Door in observance of this “Year of Mercy”, as declared by Pope Francis. All are welcome to come and cross over the threshold of the Holy Door during the Year of Mercy.
Pope Francis is calling everyone to
“Keep alive the desire to know how to welcome the numerous signs of the tenderness which God offers to the whole world and,
who are alone and abandoned,
who are without hope of being pardoned,
or feeling the Father’s love.”
St. Agnes—Our Lady of Fatima
Those passing by St. Agnes-Our Lady of Fatima Church on Sunday mornings can’t help but notice the crowds arriving for Mass. Parishioners warmly greet each other and visitors before Mass begins. The music is invigorating. The congregation sings, prays and moves as drums and a piano accompany the choir.
“The biggest evangelization tool of our parish is inviting family and friends to attend Mass here,” said Capuchin Father Bob Marva, pastor for 11 years. “There is a sense of welcoming, hospitality and communication. The liturgy is lively. People come for worship, but we also serve other needs.”
The 430-family parish recently celebrated its first Advent and Christmas seasons in its brand-new worship space, which was dedicated by Bishop Richard Lennon on November 25, 2015.
“St. Agnes-Our Lady of Fatima is a robust and growing parish in the inner city. This “Church in the City” is a success story, thanks to its dedicated parishioners,” said Father Marva, also known to his community as Brother Bob.