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   March -- 2015 Ministries Schedule

       Horario de Ministros de Enero y Febrero.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,    Bishop Parkes
In preparation for the Synod on the Family to be held in Rome next October, a questionnaire hasbeen put forth requesting input from the People of God. This questionnaire is provided here foryou to complete. If you wish to respond, please print out the questionnaire and mail yourresponses to my office at:
11 North B Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
It is not necessary to provide your name. In addition, it is not necessary to respond to every
question. However, clearly indicate the question which each part of your response addresses.
Please use a separate paragraph when answering multiple questions in the same section.
The deadline for responses is March 15th
Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend Gregory Parkes Bishop of Pensacola - Tallahassee
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 Parish Spring Cleanig Day
Sat.March 21  8 am to 11:30
Sign up after each Mass in the MSSR or at the exit doors of the Church.  We mWill be giving the Church,Pre-school and the grounds a thorough cleaning and general sprucing up  in preperation for Holy Week and Easter.
Bible Study 2014/2015
Faith Formation Program

With creator and host Father Robert Barron, You will learn what Catholics believe and why while being immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practice of the Catholic tradition
Starts September 16 th2014

Session Schedule



  Bulletin March 22 , 2015
  28 de Marzo de 2015
    Easter Mass Times
Sat.April 4, Vigil 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday April 5, 7:30 am .. 9:30 am ..11:30 am .. &
5:00 pm all at St.Rita.
'Christ The King' Freeport
    Sunday April 5, 9 00 am

Sunday Mass March 22, 2015
    Holy Gospel Reading


Deacon Dave's Hommily Saturday March 21 at the 5:30 Vigil Mass  

         Here is a Treat
           during Lent
Monsignor Crawford gave th homily at the 8: o'clock Mass March 15

   Lenten Fasting

The Fasting  Rules for Roman Catholics in the United States

Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.
Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (your 59th birthday begins your 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat on all other Fridays of the year, unless he or she substitutes some other form of penance for abstinence.

Father Kevin will be celebrating the 8:30 Mass tomorrow 3/2/2015 morning (Monday).A small altar will be set up for him in front of the main altar. Come and celebrate.

Father Angelo is going to move here. He just sold his house in Alexandria, Louisiana and hopes to find a place to live here by March 31. Let’s network and find him a home!  Does anyone know of a 1 or 2 bedroom furnished (if possible) condo or small home in Destin, Miramar Beach or Santa Rosa Beach for a full-time retirement. He would like to rent for around $800. a month but could stretch it a bit if something special came up. In the meantime, if you have an idea or suggestion, you can notify the Parish office and we will pass it on to Father.
Welcome Father Angelo---we’re so glad you’re coming!

    Irene Haliday

 Monthly Eucharistic  

Monthly Eucharistic Adorationn will be held every first Friday of each month for 12 hours in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  Remember the Lord’s words to Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane “Could you not keep watch for one hour”

We need "Guardians of the Hour" to help at Adoration on the 1st Friday of each month. A Guardian is one who commits to being in the Lord’s presence for 1 assigned hour on each 1st Friday. We need help with: 2 people from 4 to 5 pm 1 person from 5 to 6 pm

Contact Sheila Herbermann:





Monthly / Yearly Calendar for activities at St. Rita Catholic Church,  This calendar is updated weekly......

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Open After each Mass
St. Rita has opened a Religious Articals Store in the  first old classroom in the hallway between the Church and the Mary Star of the Sea Meeting room, on your way to donuts after Sunday Mass.

With their experience in the local retail market Chick and Cathy Huettel will be working on the startup of this project.  They will be using volunteers to staff the store on Sunday's.

Chick  &  Cathy



We at St. Rita Parish are doing everything we can to make a difference in our community. All donation received by St. Rita Catholic Church will  go to teaching the word of  our Lord 'Jesus Christ'


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