In preparation for the coming storm, all non-Mass events are cancelled this weekend. This includes the Friday Breakfast, Senior Dinner, Young Adult Pool Party, and Sunday Bible Study.
At this point, the Mass schedule remains unchanged, with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday following their normal schedule. Masses might be a little quieter, but our prayers will continue.
The obligation for Sunday Mass holds when personal physical conditions allow for attendance. If you feel unsafe or if you are responsible for older adults and/or younger children who would be unable to attend and need your attention, that obligation is lifted. In such a situation, it would be beneficial to have a time of prayer, reflect on the readings of the day, and listen to a homily.
Traveling from the Storm? Take Mass With You, Too!
If you plan on being away from St. Rita this weekend, find your nearest Mass with Masstimes.org. Simply type in your address and the site will search its database of 117,000 churches in 201 countries/territories.
Pray with Our Lady of Prompt Succor
O Mary, Mother of God, who amid the tribulations of the world, watch over us and over the Church of your Son, be to us and to the Church, truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Make haste to help us all in our necessities, that in this fleeting life you may be our succor, and obtain for us (here ask the particular favor you desire). As you once saved our beloved city from ravaging flames and our country from an invading army, have pity on us and obtain for us protection from hurricanes and all other disasters. Be to us truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor now and especially at the hour of our death.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Hasten to Help Us.
Learn some of the history of our city's devotion to Our Lady of Prompt Succor.