St Rita

St Rita Church at 1601 N Cass St began in 1933 as a “mission” outpost of the old Italian parish, the Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. Its basement church was blessed as a new independent parish in 1937. The present building was erected and blessed in 1939. From the beginning, the Sisters of Charity of St Joan Antida Thouret tended to children’s needs in this parish, and by 1937 were operating a school.