Adult Faith Formation (Future)
This Program provides an opportunity for adults to explore and discuss a variety of topics related to our Faith Tradition and Church. Topics can include: Catholic Principles of Social Justice, the Catechism, Saints. The Third Order of Franciscans, etc. For further info contact the Office – 203-248-5513.
Alpha is a ten week course meant to invite participants to a personal relationship with Jesus. Each week participants gather as a large group, view a video focused on the question for the week, break into small discussion groups and finish with a whole group wrap up. There is no cost, only an investment of 90 minutes of your time each week. All are welcomed. Contact Diane at the Office @ 203- 248-5513.
Altar Care and Decorations
This ministry ensures that the altar preparation is appropriate to the Liturgical Season, linens and robes used during Mass are clean, and floral displays in the sanctuary are maintained. We welcome you to lend a hand with us. Many hands make light work. Contact Kathy (203-288-5473) or Mary (203-281-0102)
Bible Study – Little Rock
The Little Rock Scripture Study provides an opportunity to get comfortable with the Bible in an informal setting with a presentation, small group discussion, video and prayer. Each session features one book from the Bible or a Bible topic that serves a variety of books. The study is in depth, requiring a short reading with notes at home in preparation for discussion questions. Contact Grace @ 203-248-3620 or Diane @ 203-248-5513.
Bulletin Board – Deceased
We welcome you to use your artistic talents to create displays for the bulletin boards in the church for liturgical occasions and inspiration. Contact Margaret: 203-288-0747.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
(ON HOLD due to COVID-19)
During the Liturgy of the Word, children PreK to Grade 5 go to another area to hear about the Sunday’s readings at their level and talk them. They rejoin their family after the homily. Volunteers are needed to teach and be an aide. Training and resources are provided. Contact Megan: 203-433-2809 (call or text).
Dynamic Catholic publications and CD’s offer insights to our relationship with God and others. The Team also prays for the intentions of the Parish. Resources and further details contact Joanne @ 203-288-7848.
Early Learning Center
St. Rita School Early Learning Center (the ELC) offers families in the New Haven County an outstanding option for early childhood care and education. At the ELCE, young children explore and create, and learn through age-appropriate activities that promote emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. For further details contact Colleen @ 203-203-288-6828 or visit website stritaschoolelc.com.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is a process for inviting adults of no faith or from a different faith tradition and Catholics who have not received the sacraments to explore becoming a full, participating member of the Catholic Church. Parishioners can assist in the Faith journey of RCIA candidates, or be a sponsor to a candidate. Contact Laura: 203-288-6155.
Religious Education Classes
Program provides faith formation classes for children in grades PreK to 10. Volunteers are also needed to help as teachers and aides. Training is provided. Contact Megan: 203-433-2809 (call or text) or Eleanor: 203-641-5183.
Program prepares children in Gr.2 for sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion; Middle and High School students for Confirmation. Contact Megan: 203-433-2809 (call or text) or Eleanor: 203-641-5183.
St. Rita School
St. Rita’s School is a Pre-K through 8th grade Catholic Elementary School. For further details visit their website stritaschool.org or contact Patricia O’Neil Tiezzi – Principal or Sr. Anne D’Alessio, ASCJ – Assistant Principal, at 203-248-3114.
Vacation Bible School
(ON HOLD due to COVID-19)
Weekly Scripture Study
“It says what?” Join us to review the upcoming Sunday’s readings and explore their meeting. Session is held on Zoom on Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Contact Deacon Joe for further information at 203-623-8579.