Our Parish Family


Dear Friends,

Saint Rita Parish was formed on December 9, 1923 as a mission of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The mission began with the dedication of a small chapel on Park Avenue. The first church was a story of structure, which was completed in 1929. The Rev. Mathew Brady became the first permanent pastor in 1932, and supervised the building of the current rectory which was completed in 1933.

St. Rita of Cascia, our patron saint, lived in the early fourteenth century. After her husband and children died, Rita entered Mary Magdalen Monastery. On Good Friday, she received the mark of the thorn on her forehead. One of the titles Rita is honored with is “Saint of the Impossible.”

For us Rita, the saint, is also Rita, the model. Energized by the sacramental life we share as Catholics, we strive to build a sense of family and belonging by reaching out in love to one another.

The many committees and organizations are an outgrowth of how seriously we take the words of Jesus, “whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

If you would like more information, or would like to serve on a committee, please refer to the Parish Contact page or contact the Rectory.

Our Parish Family is now richer because you have joined us.

A Warm Welcome!