St. Rita Catholic Church - Dallas

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Timeline Photos 07/06/2021

Calling all 20 and 30 somethings! For two weeks in July, come relive the nostalgia of summer with us. On July 8 we're serving up kickball and ultimate frisbee on the field, and a cooler packed with summer refreshments for the kid in all of us.

Click here for more details on the St. Rita Young Adults Summer Series: https://www.stritaparish.net/youngadults

Calling all 20 and 30 somethings! For two weeks in July, come relive the nostalgia of summer with us. On July 8 we're serving up kickball and ultimate frisbee on the field, and a cooler packed with summer refreshments for the kid in all of us.

Click here for more details on the St. Rita Young Adults Summer Series: https://www.stritaparish.net/youngadults

Timeline Photos 07/06/2021

The “Christmas” window is located symbolically over the Marian Shrine and reflects on the infancy of Christ. The Holy Family on the right, fused with God’s people on the left (going back to infinity – the symbol at the top), wait, anticipate, and prepare for what is to come. Leaving church, we face the Incarnation (the coming of Christ) at far left and Pentecost (the coming of the Holy Spirit) at far right.

The “Christmas” window is located symbolically over the Marian Shrine and reflects on the infancy of Christ. The Holy Family on the right, fused with God’s people on the left (going back to infinity – the symbol at the top), wait, anticipate, and prepare for what is to come. Leaving church, we face the Incarnation (the coming of Christ) at far left and Pentecost (the coming of the Holy Spirit) at far right.

Timeline Photos 07/05/2021

Continuing to move clockwise in the Church, the third window shows up the Prophets. Here, John the Baptist, the last prophet, baptizes Jesus and, from above, the dove of the Holy Spirit shows the favor of the Father. The presence of living water is pervasive. From Moses, the first prophet, to John the Baptist, the 2nd and 3rd windows create a hinge from Old Testament to the New Testament and from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant.

Continuing to move clockwise in the Church, the third window shows up the Prophets. Here, John the Baptist, the last prophet, baptizes Jesus and, from above, the dove of the Holy Spirit shows the favor of the Father. The presence of living water is pervasive. From Moses, the first prophet, to John the Baptist, the 2nd and 3rd windows create a hinge from Old Testament to the New Testament and from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant.

Timeline Photos 07/04/2021

The second window (up and to the right of the organ) depicts Exodus. A sweeping vista of water and sky is shown. Moses the Prophet shows God’s divine intercession by parting the sea, symbolizing our passage from the bo***ge of the fall into a new life. The people of Israel at the bottom in the reeds represent all the people of God.

The second window (up and to the right of the organ) depicts Exodus. A sweeping vista of water and sky is shown. Moses the Prophet shows God’s divine intercession by parting the sea, symbolizing our passage from the bo***ge of the fall into a new life. The people of Israel at the bottom in the reeds represent all the people of God.

Timeline Photos 07/04/2021

"America the Beautiful" was inspired by the view from the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. In the summer of 1893, poet Katharine Lee Bates was teaching English at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The ascent up to the peak began at Glen Cove Lake where this photo was taken. Read more about what inspired Ms. Bates to write the poem: https://trst.in/c1VpRC

"America the Beautiful" was inspired by the view from the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. In the summer of 1893, poet Katharine Lee Bates was teaching English at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The ascent up to the peak began at Glen Cove Lake where this photo was taken. Read more about what inspired Ms. Bates to write the poem: https://trst.in/c1VpRC

Timeline Photos 07/04/2021

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Timeline Photos 07/03/2021

Did you know that the stained glass windows in our sanctuary depict the history of salvation? Join us this week as we explore the story behind each of the eight windows.

The first window illustrates Genesis and is located directly up from and left of the organ.

In the beginning, there were water, vegetation, and Adam & Eve. The sun, moon, and a passing cloud suggest movement from light to dark, all symbols of the passage of time. The sun and moon also represent male and female. The twelve stars up the left side represent the months of the year.

Did you know that the stained glass windows in our sanctuary depict the history of salvation? Join us this week as we explore the story behind each of the eight windows.

The first window illustrates Genesis and is located directly up from and left of the organ.

In the beginning, there were water, vegetation, and Adam & Eve. The sun, moon, and a passing cloud suggest movement from light to dark, all symbols of the passage of time. The sun and moon also represent male and female. The twelve stars up the left side represent the months of the year.

Timeline Photos 07/02/2021

In Sunday's Gospel from Mark 6:1-6, Jesus is in his hometown of Nazareth. The people are amazed by what they hear, but they also cannot comprehend how someone they know so well might move them so powerfully. This Gospel tells us that Jesus is hampered from performing miracles in Nazareth because of the people’s lack of faith. In this Gospel, we find a description of the very human side of Jesus. Mark is foreshadowing Jesus’ rejection by his own people, the people of Israel. Do we at times reject Jesus? Are we rejected because of our Christian discipleship?

In Sunday's Gospel from Mark 6:1-6, Jesus is in his hometown of Nazareth. The people are amazed by what they hear, but they also cannot comprehend how someone they know so well might move them so powerfully. This Gospel tells us that Jesus is hampered from performing miracles in Nazareth because of the people’s lack of faith. In this Gospel, we find a description of the very human side of Jesus. Mark is foreshadowing Jesus’ rejection by his own people, the people of Israel. Do we at times reject Jesus? Are we rejected because of our Christian discipleship?

Timeline Photos 07/01/2021

Join us on Monday, July 5 at 9:00am for Mass!

Join us on Monday, July 5 at 9:00am for Mass!

Timeline Photos 07/01/2021

Fr. Joshua Whitfield's What We Believe talks will start up again in August! In the meantime, catch up on past talks and mark your calendar for the remaining dates. All the details and past videos can be found here: https://www.stritaparish.net/what-we-believe

Fr. Joshua Whitfield's What We Believe talks will start up again in August! In the meantime, catch up on past talks and mark your calendar for the remaining dates. All the details and past videos can be found here: https://www.stritaparish.net/what-we-believe

Timeline Photos 07/01/2021

“Let me look at you!” In our Catholic Tradition, we have a practice that enables us to “look upon” the beauty of God. We call this practice Eucharistic Adoration, a devotion in which we spend time in silence—usually either sitting or kneeling—before the Blessed Sacrament.

Join us tonight for Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 5:30pm Thursday Mass until 7:00pm.

Click on this link by Loyola Press to help prepare your family: https://trst.in/E7HOKI

“Let me look at you!” In our Catholic Tradition, we have a practice that enables us to “look upon” the beauty of God. We call this practice Eucharistic Adoration, a devotion in which we spend time in silence—usually either sitting or kneeling—before the Blessed Sacrament.

Join us tonight for Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 5:30pm Thursday Mass until 7:00pm.

Click on this link by Loyola Press to help prepare your family: https://trst.in/E7HOKI

Timeline Photos 06/30/2021

Job Opening! St. Rita has an opening for a grade 2-4 after-school choir director. Those interested should have at least 2 years of experience leading children’s choirs; a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree is preferred. As part of the St. Rita Choral Academy the Seraphim Choir will meet weekly for one hour and reports to our Director of Music. The choir sings approximately once per month at the Saturday 5pm Mass and takes part in an Advent production in December. Those interested in applying please submit a resume along with names and contact of three references to: Dr. Alfred Calabrese, Director of Music, St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75244. [email protected]

Job Opening! St. Rita has an opening for a grade 2-4 after-school choir director. Those interested should have at least 2 years of experience leading children’s choirs; a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree is preferred. As part of the St. Rita Choral Academy the Seraphim Choir will meet weekly for one hour and reports to our Director of Music. The choir sings approximately once per month at the Saturday 5pm Mass and takes part in an Advent production in December. Those interested in applying please submit a resume along with names and contact of three references to: Dr. Alfred Calabrese, Director of Music, St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75244. [email protected]

Timeline Photos 06/30/2021

Pope Francis continues the catechesis on Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at his weekly Wednesday General Audience. The early Christians were in conflict on how to live the faith and Paul starts off his letter with fatherly love and advice.

Read the entire text from Pope Francis on Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians here: https://trst.in/ulxT0M

Pope Francis continues the catechesis on Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at his weekly Wednesday General Audience. The early Christians were in conflict on how to live the faith and Paul starts off his letter with fatherly love and advice.

Read the entire text from Pope Francis on Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians here: https://trst.in/ulxT0M

Timeline Photos 06/30/2021

Join us in wishing Fr. Whitfield a happy birthday AND a happy 9th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood! What a joyous day!

Join us in wishing Fr. Whitfield a happy birthday AND a happy 9th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood! What a joyous day!

Timeline Photos 06/30/2021

Tomorrow is our Summer Kickoff Event for St. Rita Young Adults! Hope you can join us. For more details and a full list of upcoming events and activities, click here: https://www.stritaparish.net/youngadults

Tomorrow is our Summer Kickoff Event for St. Rita Young Adults! Hope you can join us. For more details and a full list of upcoming events and activities, click here: https://www.stritaparish.net/youngadults

Timeline Photos 06/29/2021

Do you know a 7th-11th grader who is ready to take the next step into adulthood in the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Confirmation? Start the registration process by clicking here: https://www.stritaparish.net/confirmation-1

Do you know a 7th-11th grader who is ready to take the next step into adulthood in the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Confirmation? Start the registration process by clicking here: https://www.stritaparish.net/confirmation-1

Timeline Photos 06/29/2021

Today is the Solemnity of sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. The New Testament clearly shows Peter as the leader of the apostles, chosen by Jesus to have a special relationship with him. His name is first on every list of apostles. Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Paul’s central conviction was simple and absolute: Only God can save humanity. To be saved from itself, from sin, from the devil, and from death, humanity must open itself completely to the saving power of Jesus. Read more about these great leaders of the church at Franciscan Media: https://trst.in/LZlo6N

Today is the Solemnity of sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. The New Testament clearly shows Peter as the leader of the apostles, chosen by Jesus to have a special relationship with him. His name is first on every list of apostles. Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Paul’s central conviction was simple and absolute: Only God can save humanity. To be saved from itself, from sin, from the devil, and from death, humanity must open itself completely to the saving power of Jesus. Read more about these great leaders of the church at Franciscan Media: https://trst.in/LZlo6N

Timeline Photos 06/28/2021

Calling all 20 and 30 somethings! Our St. Rita Young Adults Summer Series kicks off this week. Mark your calendar for all the July events and make plans to join us. More details can be found here: https://www.stritaparish.net/youngadults

Calling all 20 and 30 somethings! Our St. Rita Young Adults Summer Series kicks off this week. Mark your calendar for all the July events and make plans to join us. More details can be found here: https://www.stritaparish.net/youngadults

Timeline Photos 06/27/2021

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the upcoming St. Rita Business Network and Career Ministry meetings this summer. On Saturday, July 10 at 8:30 am, we will meet in Room 248 D for coffee and donuts and discussion of networking strategies and then on Tuesday, August 17 from 6 - 8pm, we will meet in the Parish Commons for a networking happy hour. Hope you can make either or both events!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the upcoming St. Rita Business Network and Career Ministry meetings this summer. On Saturday, July 10 at 8:30 am, we will meet in Room 248 D for coffee and donuts and discussion of networking strategies and then on Tuesday, August 17 from 6 - 8pm, we will meet in the Parish Commons for a networking happy hour. Hope you can make either or both events!

Timeline Photos 06/27/2021

Join Fr. Joshua Whitfield tonight at 7 pm in the Church for "What We Believe." Tonight's topic is on the Papacy and is part of the discussion on "An Ordered Church." We hope you can make it!

Learn more about these talks and watch videos of past presentations here: https://www.stritaparish.net/what-we-believe

Join Fr. Joshua Whitfield tonight at 7 pm in the Church for "What We Believe." Tonight's topic is on the Papacy and is part of the discussion on "An Ordered Church." We hope you can make it!

Learn more about these talks and watch videos of past presentations here: https://www.stritaparish.net/what-we-believe

Timeline Photos 06/25/2021

Stories of healing are the focus of Sunday's Gospel from Mark 5:21-43! One story tells about a father’s great love for his dying daughter. The other story tells about a desperate woman who risks much as she seeks healing from Jesus. In each story, the request for healing is itself a courageous act of faith, and yet very different circumstances are represented by the lives of each suffering person. In each case, faith leads them to seek out Jesus in their time of need.

Stories of healing are the focus of Sunday's Gospel from Mark 5:21-43! One story tells about a father’s great love for his dying daughter. The other story tells about a desperate woman who risks much as she seeks healing from Jesus. In each story, the request for healing is itself a courageous act of faith, and yet very different circumstances are represented by the lives of each suffering person. In each case, faith leads them to seek out Jesus in their time of need.

Timeline Photos 06/25/2021

Why do we have Bishops, Priests, and Deacons? Where do these offices come from? And why is ordination a Sacrament and not just an ordinary job? Fr. Josh addressed these questions in his June 20 session of What We Believe. Find the video of this talk as well as videos of past sessions and a list of upcoming talks here: https://www.stritaparish.net/what-we-believe

Why do we have Bishops, Priests, and Deacons? Where do these offices come from? And why is ordination a Sacrament and not just an ordinary job? Fr. Josh addressed these questions in his June 20 session of What We Believe. Find the video of this talk as well as videos of past sessions and a list of upcoming talks here: https://www.stritaparish.net/what-we-believe

Timeline Photos 06/24/2021

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Timeline Photos 06/24/2021

Calling all Young Adults (20's and 30's)! Join us to celebrate faith, fellowship and community! Our kick-off event is coming up soon and we have other activities and dates scheduled for the month of July. Visit our website for all the details:

https://www.stritaparish.net/youngadults

Calling all Young Adults (20's and 30's)! Join us to celebrate faith, fellowship and community! Our kick-off event is coming up soon and we have other activities and dates scheduled for the month of July. Visit our website for all the details:

https://www.stritaparish.net/youngadults

Timeline Photos 06/24/2021

Today is the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28). His attitude toward Jesus was: “He must increase; I must decrease” (John 3:30). John challenges us Christians to the fundamental attitude of Christianity—total dependence on the Father, in Christ. His fierce courage in denouncing evil—all stem from his fundamental and total placing of his life within the will of God. Read more about St. John the Baptist at Franciscan Media: https://trst.in/17nAFA

Today is the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28). His attitude toward Jesus was: “He must increase; I must decrease” (John 3:30). John challenges us Christians to the fundamental attitude of Christianity—total dependence on the Father, in Christ. His fierce courage in denouncing evil—all stem from his fundamental and total placing of his life within the will of God. Read more about St. John the Baptist at Franciscan Media: https://trst.in/17nAFA

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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