Community Life


The Community Life Commission consists of dedicated parishioners who work to build up the community of St. Rita Parish through various social/community events and activities. Events are planned with the intention of meeting the needs of the intergenerational family of St. Rita Church. It is the hope of the commission that parish members will develop a better sense of belonging to the parish family by socializing and participating in the activities offered by Community Life.

Perhaps the most well known activity sponsored by the Community Life Commission is the weekly coffee and donuts social after the 7:15, 8:45 and 10:30 AM Masses on Sundays. Various parish groups, such as the Empty Nesters, Ladies Guild, PTU, Parish Pastoral Council, Social Concerns, Youth Group as well as Community Life volunteer their services to host the popular coffees.

Community Life Commission regularly sponsors special events throughout the year.  A Parish Pot-Luck Dinner is held on Shrove Tuesday in preparation of Lent.  At the end of Lent they plan and prepare a reception for  RCIA Candidates after the Easter Vigil.  In the Spring they host a reception for the candidates and families who are celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation.  And of course, our annual Parish Festival at the end of Summer is a fun-filled afternoon for the parish and school families.