St. Rita Catholic Church - Dallas

St. Rita Catholic Church

We would LOVE for you to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 pm in the Parish Commons!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day so the Mother's Ministry has invited fellow parishioners, Bill and Wendy Dowd, to talk about relationships over wine and chocolates. Bring your Valentine (yes, spouses welcome!), or hang with your Mother’s Ministry Galentines. We look forward to seeing you!

Come hang out with the Theology Guild to discuss an essential aspect of Catholic morality and life in society. It's a fun evening of theology and discussion open to all.

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Learn about important End of Life issues from a Catholic perspective at this upcoming FREE seminar held at St. Rita on March 7 and co-hosted by The Catholic Foundation and St. Rita Catholic Community. More details and registration information can be found here:

Join us for a St. Rita Square Dance Party on Saturday February 22 from 7pm-9pm in the Parish Dining Hall.

Come join Pat and Dianne Doyle for our 4th St. Rita Catholic Community Square Dance Party. No previous square dance experience required. Our instructors, Jon and Deborah-Carroll Jones, will teach us all we need to know! All are invited: singles, couples, friends, family and anyone looking for some Saturday night fun (ages 15 and older). Advance tickets: $10/per person (fees to pay our callers). Tickets at Door: $15/per person. Attire: wear comfortable clothing and shoes. To reserve a spot, address and mail your checks payable to Dianne Doyle by Feb 16, 4108 Deep Valley, Dallas, Tx, 75244. Feel free to call Dianne with your questions, 214-727-4407.

Encourage your son or daughter to serve our parish by becoming an altar server! Boys and girls in 5th grade and older, who are members of St. Rita Catholic Community, are invited to join the St. Rita Altar Server Ministry by attending a 2 hour training in the church. Training will cover mass duties required of altar servers. After attending the training, and "apprenticing" at a weekday mass with experienced altar servers, new altar servers will be added to the regular altar server schedule. Upcoming training dates are as follows:

Saturday February 8, Saturday March 21 or Saturday April 18

Sign up for training here:

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Make plans to join us tomorrow for delicious food made by the Hispanic Fellowship Ministry!

Adult Faith Formation invites you to an evening of deep thought with the Theology Guild on the nature of justice and law in the Catholic tradition.

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Registration is now open for this important seminar being co-hosted by The Catholic Foundation and St. Rita Catholic Community and being held on the St. Rita campus!

People of all ages and life stages, from both inside and outside our parish, are invited to join us for this FREE presentation on March 7 from 10 am until 2 pm where speakers will address "The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End of Life Issues."

See below for all the details and registration link.

All are welcome to attend “THE CONVERSATION: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues” on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Community in the Parish Commons room.

Details and registration for this informative, free seminar that includes lunch and presented by The Catholic Foundation and St. Rita Catholic Community, is available here:

Conversations about illness, death and dying are never easy. Whether death comes suddenly or after prolonged illness, most of us are not comfortable discussing our medical wishes or end-of-life plans with our loved ones. However, being prepared ensures that your final wishes are followed. It is important for you and your loved ones to understand the Church’s teachings on end-of-life decisions.

Advance planning on your part keeps your family from having to make these difficult decisions. This free seminar is for people of all ages and life situations: singles, parents of young families, those caring for aging parents and those facing illness or death and will not involve a solicitation.

The seminar will feature the following five topics:
• Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying
• Legal Considerations: Ensuring Your Wishes are Followed
• Funeral & Cemetery Planning
• Charitable Legacy Planning
• Principles of Catholic Bioethics

If you have questions about the seminar or wish to register over the phone rather than online, please contact Denise Shaw at 972-331-1645 or [email protected].

You still have time to bid on that reserved parking spot for weekend Mass! Visit to bid. Bidding closes tomorrow night at 10pm!

2020 Bishop's Annual Appeal (with subtitles)

This upcoming weekend is Commitment Weekend for the Bishop's Annual Appeal. This is the yearly diocesan fundraising campaign that supports the ongoing ministries of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Learn more about how your donation helps our diocese in this video message from Bishop Edward Burns.

Visit for more information and to give online or look for the pledge cards in the pews at Mass this weekend, February 1st and 2nd.

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is our yearly fundraising campaign that supports the ongoing ministries and programs throughout the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.…

Wondering how you get a reserved parking spot for weekend Mass? Participate in the St. Rita Online Auction going on through this Thursday (1/30) at 10 pm. All are welcome to bid! Take part today here:

Mark your calendars, get your dancing shoes ready and grab your daughters! The Father Daughter Dance is THIS Saturday, February 1 at 6:30pm in Sweeney Hall. Click the link for more information and advance registration (not required)

This weekend Choral Vespers will be taking place on Sunday evening. Join us!

Welcome to Aquinas 101

Today is the memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas. Faith Formation urges you to take this free course to learn more from the Angelic Doctor.

Welcome to Aquinas 101 Go to to sign up for one of our free video courses on Aquinas. And don’t forget to like and share with your ...

Thank you to the St. Rita Welcome Ministry for hosting Donut Sunday in conjunction with our school Open House as we kicked off Catholic Schools Week. We appreciate the work of Ministry Chairman Kim Wade and his team of dedicated volunteers!

The St. Rita Family Pasta Dinner was a huge success on Saturday evening! Thank you to all those who attended and to the St. Rita Dads Club for all their work in hosting the event.

Thank you, Dads Club, for hosting the delicious Family Pasta Dinner on Saturday night! We appreciate the work of all the volunteers who helped over the weekend with this annual event/ Special thanks to Christian Freberg who served as the event chair for this year..

It's National Catholic Schools Week! Thank you for your support throughout the year of St. Rita Catholic School.

At the start of Catholic Schools Week, we pray for all teachers, students, and parents who are educating minds and hearts.

"We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for heaven." –Bl. Basil Moreau, C.S.C.

Share a prayer card with a beloved teacher in your life:

Have you ever wanted a front row reserved parking spot for weekend mass? Now is your chance! Click on to check out the offerings and to start bidding!

Don't forget to come see us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week tomorrow! All are welcome to our School Open House from 10am-12pm, Sunday, January 26 following 9am Mass.

Catholic Diocese of Dallas

In the final video of his 2020 Ad Limina visit to Rome, Bishop Edward J. Burns discusses the many places to receive a quality Catholic education in the Catholic schools, universities and seminaries in the diocese. He also talks about the random people that he and seminarians Ismael Rodriguez and Alex Fry have run into during this Rome visit.

For more info on the Ad Limina, visit:

Looking for Saturday night plans? Let the St. Rita Dads Club feed you a delicious pasta dinner. Tomorrow night at 6pm in the Dining Hall. $30/Family - $10/Individual. Includes: Pasta, Salad, Bread and Drinks.

Bishop Burns has returned from his Ad Limina visit with the Holy Father Pope Francis and other members of the Vatican curia. While in Rome, Bishop Burns posted video blogs of the day’s events on a daily basis. These vlogs are now archived and available via the link below. These videos and other information are an excellent way to better understand what the Ad Limina visit is and its significance to our Diocese and the universal Church. Welcome home, Bishop Burns!

Catholic Diocese of Dallas

HTS Alum Alex Fry ’18 (seminarian | Diocese of Dallas | Pontifical North American College) assists Bishop Edward Burns with preparing video blogs (vlogs) during the Region X Ad Limina visits to the Vatican January 19 – 24. The vlogs can be viewed on the diocesan website at

Catholic Diocese of Dallas

Bishop Edward J. Burns, again joined by seminarians Ismael Rodriguez and Alex Fry, starts today's video with good news about Bishop Greg Kelly. Other topics of discussion are the many reminders of the martyrs of the church in the "City of Saints", and his visit with Cardinal Kevin Farrell and the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

For more info on the Ad Limina, visit:

A Meditation: Life and the War of Heaven - FR. JOSHUA WHITFIELD

Fr. Josh's meditation on this day we pray for an end to abortion and the protection of all life. Redeeming the Heart and Way of the Catholic Preacher

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

On this Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, let us all pray, fast, and give alms for all unborn children, especially for those who have been lost due to abortion. May God grant us all the wisdom and courage to lovingly protect his gift of human life at every stage.

Has it been a while since you have walked the halls of St. Rita School? Have you ever? Alumni, alumni parents, parishioners, parents, grandparents and visitors are invited! All are welcome to the Open House this Sunday!

Catholic Diocese of Dallas

Today, Bishop Burns sits with seminarians Ismael Rodriguez and Alex Fry, currently in their second year of studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Bishop discusses the meeting with the Congregation of Clergy and the importance of getting to know the seminarians preparing to serve as priests in our diocese. Ismael and Alex also discuss the excitement of meeting Pope Francis.

For more info on the Ad Limina, visit:

Catholic Diocese of Dallas

In his daily reflections from Rome during his Ad Limina visit with the bishops of Region X, Bishop Edward J. Burns discusses his meeting with the Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People yesterday. He also shares information about his meetings today with the Congregation for Bishops and the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, as well as his experience at the Mass at the tomb of St. Paul.

For more info on the Ad Limina, visit:

Catholic Diocese of Dallas

Bishop Edward J. Burns of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas talks about his first official day of activities of the Ad Limina for Region X Bishops. He discusses Mass at the Tomb of St. Peter and the bishops' visit with Pope Francis.

Catholic Diocese of Dallas

Bishop Edward J. Burns of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas talks about his first day in Rome for the Ad Limina for Region X Bishops. He discusses Bishop Kelly's broken ankle, the activities of the Ad Limina visit, and the Dallas seminarians behind the camera who are making these videos possible.

For more info on the Ad Limina, visit:

The Parish Office will be closed tomorrow in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be one Mass at 9 am.

St Rita Catholic Community - Spring 2020 | catholicfaithculture

Don't miss your chance to register for the University of Dallas' Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture Course, "The Person: Tradition & History" taking place here at St. Rita! We start on the 21st!

Scheduled Meeting Dates and Registration: This year's course will be slightly different: you will have access to the videos, so even if you miss a session, you can still follow along at home. In addition, a printed booklet will be mailed to you after you sign up.

Tomorrow is Kof C's Community Breakfast for Scout Sunday:Sunday, January 19, 8-11 AM, Parish Dining Hall --Pancakes & Eggs; Yogurt, Granola & Fruit;Bacon & Sausage; Coffee & Juice.Scouts and Scout Masters eat free!!!

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Join thousands in prayer for the respect of human life January 21-29. The 9 Days for Life novena focuses on cherishing the gift of every person’s life. Each day highlights a different intention and provides a reflection and suggested daily actions. Sign up: #9daysforlife

Spiritual Direction vs. Therapy

Check out Fr. Josh's contribution to the latest Ave Explores series! "Spiritual direction or therapy? Knowing the difference and which to choose matters. Interest in spiritual direction, in what St. Gregory Nazianzen called the “art of arts,” has only grown since Vatican II. It’s the fruit of the Council’s reemphasis on the universal call to holiness, meant f...

Hope to see you THIS SUNDAY!

The St. Rita chapter of St. Vincent de Paul society wishes to acknowledge the generosity received from the following local retailers and volunteers for our children’s gift Christmas program. On Saturday morning December 21, over 200 children’s gifts were sorted on tables and 75 Target gift cards were presented to over 73 families and 224 children. Eighth graders from St. Rita Catholic School wrapped the presents for these families so that the children would have an unknown surprise under their tree on Christmas morning. Thank you: Target, Rusty Taco, Dads Club, Tom Thumb, Faith Formation, St. Rita Middle School kids and parents, Picassos, Lowes Chick-fil-A and Demaree Fresh Produce.

Does It Spark Joy? Applying Marie Kondo’s Lessons to My Faith Life | Busted Halo

From the Office of Faith Formation....Read this great message for the New Year from an author on Busted Halo! Joy has to be more than the contentment of a tidy house. How could I simplify my life and my habits to spark joy in my faith? Once I reconsidered the question, the process became more valuable, and I realized the ethos of this diminutive Japanese woman whose folding methods have made headlines natio...

Bishop Edward J. Burns on his upcoming visit with Pope Francis in January 2020

View this message from Bishop Burns regarding his upcoming visit to Rome next week!

Join Bishop Edward J. Burns and Bishop Greg Kelly as they share daily video blogs (vlogs) during their Ad Limina visit in Rome from January 19th - 24th. Twitter:…

Busted Halo

What is a spiritual director and how can you benefit from seeing one? Sarah Coffey shares her experience with spiritual direction and how it has strengthened her faith and ability to see God at work in all aspects of her life.

Studies in Catholic Faith & Culture – Course II Trailer

There is still time to register for the University of Dallas' Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture Course, "The Person: Tradition & History" taking place here at St. Rita! Think fast, because we start on Tuesday!

This is a bi-weekly, video-discussion course in the Commons from 7-9pm consisting of 10 sessions. Great camaraderie and great content.

Scheduled Meeting Dates and Registration:

This is "Studies in Catholic Faith & Culture – Course II Trailer" by Catholic Faith & Culture on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos…


The scammers are obviously at it hard, but to repeat: Fr. Josh will NEVER reach out to you this way. He will NEVER sign his texts “Rev,” and he will NEVER ask you for money or gift cards. Please disregard! And also please pray for the those behind this!

St. Rita Catholic Community, Dallas

Gather + Worship + Serve + Renew

Welcome to St. Rita! We’re a vibrant Catholic community located in the heart of North Dallas, a historic community but also vibrant and fresh! A welcome place for people of all ages and all walks of life, we’re a community of Catholic Christians on fire for Jesus, committed to serving God and neighbor in our city and in our world.

Our Vision for the sort of community we strive to be can be shared in four words: Gather, Worship, Serve, Renew. As Catholics, our purpose is to be a community that welcomes and gathers all who will be drawn by our love and kindness, open to any and all. We gather first to worship God in Christ in the Mass and in the other liturgies of the Church. As Catholics, ours is the faith of the apostles, found throughout the Catholic world, and which we share in communion with our Holy Father, Pope Francis. But of course, our worship sends us out in service. Each of us are called and expected to serve in some capacity, serving those in need, serving each other, and the common good. And this we do, because through worship and service, we become people of renewal, renewing ourselves in Christ and the world by our love.

That’s it, simple! At St. Rita, we GATHER, WORSHIP, SERVE, and RENEW! Now the only question is this: Is God calling you? We believe he is, and so we invite you to discover Christ with us and to discover the Church, and the renewed you! It’s an adventure, this life of grace. Come, journey with us!

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12521 Inwood Rd
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