Parish Office: 717-642-8815
Mon.-Sat. Daily Mass: 9:00 AM
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM
Sunday Mass: 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM
Saturday: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Effective immediately, the monthly Growing in Faith publications will be posted to St. Rita's website under News. These publications offer insight to help us enrich our faith and daily lives.
Bishop Barron Reflects on the Stations of the Cross: Father DiTomasso recommends this video to enhance our spiritual growth during and after Lent. https://youtu.be/pJNjtA-Awb4
St. Mary’s Masses Online: The Mass is on video at the St. Mary’s Church, Fairfield, PA website. Or use this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiFR49aOllvDF8UrvfQhL7A.
Corona virus guidance for St. Rita's
St. Rita's has resumed regularly scheduled Mass and Confession, but under the precautionary guidance stated below. Dispensation is still in place if you cannot or should not attend Mass. Many parish events also are resuming, following the same health guidance. Please see the calendar of events for upcoming activities.
The Diocese of Harrisburg requires that masks are to be worn as face coverings during the entire time parishioners attend Mass or any other liturgical event in a parish, including sacramental Confession. They are not permitted to be lowered at any time while in the church except to receive Holy Communion. Parishioners may not lower their face masks while sitting in the pew. Social distancing is to be strictly enforced. Maintain six feet between individuals and family while seated or moving. Groups may not gather outside church for social time. Face masks should be worn until a person has left the church property and distanced himself or herself from the other congregants. It should be underscored that this is an act of charity, not an infringement upon a personal right.
If you do not attend Mass in person, I ask you to continue your support through prayer for our Parish, our Diocese and our Country. I know these times are challenging, but I also ask for your continued financial support. Without your gifts, our Parish will struggle to continue our most basic functions. Gifts can be made by mailing your check to the Parish, or by using our online system. Thank you for your essential support. May God keep you safe, continue to bless you and your families, and keep us all in His loving care.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Peter Di Tomasso, M. SS.CC.
Immaculate Conception BVM
We are excited to announce that Bishop Ronald Gainer has endorsed the new Catholic Podcast Network Breadbox Media. Please visit their website and discover all that the network has to offer.
FORMED is now available to all parishioners. Log into www.formed.org with our Parish Passcode and establish your own login using your email address and personal password. Parish Passcode is H9MQPH. Please note: you must use the capital letters. See the Bulletin Board for more info. Enjoy!