Sacramental Life at St. Rita!
“Sacraments are ‘powers that comes forth’ from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are ‘the masterworks of God’ in the new and everlasting covenant.”
-The Catechism of the Catholic Church §1116
By God’s perfect design and infinite grace, we encounter the living Christ in the sacraments. Some sacraments, like the Eucharist, we celebrate daily. Others, like Baptism and Confirmation, Marriage, and the like, we celebrate only once. At St. Rita, we follow and love Christ fully through the sacraments of the Catholic Church. We encourage all our members to embrace the sacraments faithfully and completely.
Below you will find the information necessary to help you respond to Christ calling you in the sacraments. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to call the Pastoral Center at 972-934-8388.
Celebrating the Sacraments at St. Rita
The Sacrament of Baptism
Infant Baptisms are held every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. except on the second Sunday of each month. In order to have your child baptized, the parents must attend the Baptism class usually offered on the second Sunday of each month in the Sweeney Center Lounge at 1:00pm. Godparents are not expected to attend the class, but are invited to do so. Parents' class attendance will be valid for up to three years from the date of attendance. Babysitting is provided for this class. Godparents must be married in the Catholic Church. If the godparent is single, then he or she must be at least sixteen-years-old and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please contact Susan Podkrash by phone at 972-934-8388, ext. 6514 or by e-mail.
For older children’s Baptism (from children aged seven and up), please contact Susan Sheetz in Office of Children's Faith Formation at 972-233-7441 or by e-mail.
For adults interested in Baptism, click here!
Los Bautizos son el Segundo Domingo ce cada mes después de la Misa de 12:30 p.m. Favor de llamar al 972-934-8388, Ext. 6515, para información.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation is normally celebrated in the Diocese of Dallas for children in the eighth grade after a two-year preparation. If you would like to explore Confirmation for your child, contact Maribel Waldon, Coordinator of Youth Ministries.
For Catholic adults interested in Confirmation, click here!
The Sacrament of Marriage
In order to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage at St. Rita, the hopeful couple should first register in the parish and become members of the worshipping community for at least three months. After this period of time, they should contact a priest or deacon of the parish directly at least eight months prior to the date of their wedding.
For more information, call the Pastoral Center at (972) 934-8388.
Inscríase en la Parroquia o hágase miembro de la Parroquia a la que asiste a Misa los domingos, tres meses antes de contactar al Sacerdote o Diácono. Una vez registrado, contacte al Sacerdote o Diácono al menos ocho meses antes de la fecha de la boda. Favor de llamar al 972-934-8388, Ext. 6515, para información.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Reconciliation is offered at St. Rita every Thursday at 7:30pm and also every Saturday at 9:00am in the Church. You can also make an appointment to make your confession another time by calling the Pastoral Center or by contacting one of our priests directly.
To download an Examination of Conscience, click here!
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Catholics may request the Sacrament of Anointing either from our Parish Nurse, Bernadette May (972-934-8388, ext. 6518) or from our clergy directly. To see our clergy contact information, click here.
In case of an emergency after hours: please call the Pastoral Center (972-934-8388) and follow the instructions on the answering machine.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
“Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate” (Catechism §1536).
If you are a Catholic man sensing a call to ordained ministry, feel free to contact one of our clergy. Also, be sure and contact the Office of Vocations in the Diocese of Dallas.
For more information, click here!
The Sacrament of the Eucharist
The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian life. At St. Rita, we celebrate the Eucharist daily. For a complete schedule of Mass times, click here!
Also, if you are sick, homebound, or in a care facility and would like to receive the Eucharist, please contact our Parish Nurse at 972-934-8388, ext. 6518 or by e-mail.
We also offer opportunities for Eucharistic adoration. For more information, click here!