Parish Blog

Community Gardening

Community Gardening – All Are Welcome! Spring means it’s time to think about gardening! The Community Garden at St. Rita will begin its ninth season and the Garden at St. Casimir will be starting its fourth season. Last season we provided over 2,126 pounds of organically grown produce for the Riverwest Food Pantry (1,245 pounds from the St.…

Live as Children of Light – Lent 2017

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule The 2017 Lenten season begins March 1 with the observance of Ash Wednesday. Masses with the distribution of ashes are celebrated at 8:30 am at Holy Rosary (with Catholic East Elementary), 12:00 pm at St. Rita, and 6:00 pm at Holy Rosary. Click to view all Ash Wednesday masses in our Family…

Arise Parish Mission and Lenten Retreat

We are excited to be trying something totally new for our four-parish family this winter! Instead of our traditional three-night Lenten Mission, we will be hosting an inspiring Arise Parish Mission right before Lent begins, to help all of us enter into our Lenten journey with prayerful hearts. This Parish Mission will be followed by…

Thanksgiving Baskets

Update: Our family of parishes, in an amazing show of gratitude and generosity, made Thanksgiving a wonderful time for over 400 families. Thanks so much for the gifts, and we pray that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.   Please join the parishioners from our family of four parishes as we strive…

October 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

October 23 – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Before God and the bus driver, we are all equal. (German proverb) Dear Friends, Today we read part two in Luke’s discourse on prayer. Last week, Jesus talked about the widow seeking justice from a corrupt judge who finally gave in after her persistence and reached a…

September 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

September 25 – Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” ~St. Theresa of Kolkata Dear Friends, Continuing the theme from last Sunday’s readings where the Lord lifts up the…

August 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

August 28 – Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time “Life is a banquet and most poor folks are starving to death.” (Quote by Patrick Dennis from the play Auntie Mame) Dear Friends, As we begin to enjoy the fruits of the harvest, we hear the refrain from Psalm 68 used as the Responsorial Psalm: “God, in your…

Sweet 16 Party

Three Holy Women is turning 16, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate our wonderful community. With God’s help we’ve grown up a lot over the last 16 years, and this is a great time to both look back at how far we’ve come and look forward to how exciting our future is. On Sunday, October…

JustFaith

How do we engage more compassionately with people on the margins? JustFaith is a mind- and heart-opening journey that invites participants to encounter the Spirit of Jesus in our midst, especially in the lives of people who are poor and vulnerable. It is an opportunity to honor the call of discipleship within God’s vision of…