Lancaster Trip
Apr
7
7:30am 7:30am

Lancaster Trip

A New Take on a Well-Known Story

Epic, Personal and High-Tech

Join Us for a Trip to See Jesus!

Tickets are $150 per person and include an exclusive motor coach, your Sight & Sound ticket and lunch. Depart from Saint Rita’s at 7:30 am. Reserve your seat now as there are

ONLY 50 SEATS AVAILABLE!

Call Mary Bell at 215-334-5016 or Pat Bruno at 215-755-7084
or email development@saintritashrine.org for more information.

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SOLEMN NOVENA
May
13
to May 21

SOLEMN NOVENA

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Sunday, May 13th
Masses: 9 AM & 11 AM

Monday-Friday, May 14th - May 18th
Masses: 8 AM, 12 Noon & 5:30 PM
Confession: 11 AM - 12 Noon & 4 PM - 5 PM

Saturday, May 19th
Masses: 8 AM, 12 Noon & 5 PM
Confession: 11 AM - 12 Noon & 4 PM - 5 PM

Sunday, May 20th
Masses: 9 AM, 11 AM & 2 PM (Healing Mass)
Confession: 1:30 PM - 2 PM

Monday, May 21st
Masses: 8 AM, 12 Noon & 5:30 PM
Confession: 11 AM - 12 Noon & 4 PM - 5 PM

 

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Mass for The Philadelphia 17th Police District
Oct
17
8:00am 8:00am

Mass for The Philadelphia 17th Police District

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Our morning Mass on Tuesday, October 17th will be offered for the officers of the 17th Police Disctrict. The men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department do so much for our community and this is a small way we can say thank you and show our gratitude.  The Mass will be held in the Lower Shrine chapel.  All are welcome.

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Installation of New Shrine Director
Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

Installation of New Shrine Director

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During the 11am Mass on Sunday, October 15, there will be a ceremony to officially install Chesley Turner as the new director of the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia.  Fr. Michael DiGregorio, OSA, the Prior of the Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova and former pastor of St. Rita's, will preside. All are welcome to attend this event, which will be part of Mass that day.

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Pilgrimage to France
Oct
6
to Oct 15

Pilgrimage to France

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2017 FRANCE PILGRIMAGE

LOURDES - PARIS - LYON


Friday, 6 October – Sunday, 15 October
Depart and Return Place: New York (JFK International Airport)

$3,089

Spiritual Director:  Fr. James Spenard, OSA

Saint Rita Shrine announces a pilgrimage honoring Mary, visiting Lourdes, Nevers, Lisieux, Paris, La Salette, and Lyon. Take this opportunity to learn more about the miraculous holy water in Lourdes, followed by the Footsteps of Saint Bernadette tour, a history of Notre Dame Cathedral and Chapel of the Miraculous Medal in Paris. We will also hear about the life of Saint Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower), venerate the relics of Saint John Vianney and hear accounts about the Our Lady’s apparition at La Salette.

 

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THE APPARITION OF OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE IN FRANCE

On September 19, 1846, two children spoke of having met a “Beautiful Lady” in the countryside where their cows were grazing, above the village of La Salette. Maximin Giraud was 11 and Melanie Calvat was 14.

At first seated and weeping, the ‘Beautiful Lady’ stood up and, in French and in the local dialect, she spoke to them for a long time about her Son, drawing examples from their own lives.

She gave them a Message and told them to see that it was passed on to all of her people.

The light in which she was bathed and which enfolded all three of them came from a large crucifix which she wore upon her breast, and which bore a hammer and pliers on its crossbar. She bore a heavy chainupon her shoulders and, and alongside the chain, roses. Her head, her body and her feet were outlined by roses. Then the “Beautiful Lady” moved up a short, steep rise and disappeared into the light.

On September 19, 1851, after a long and rigorous enquiry, Msgr. Philibert de Bruillard, the Bishop of Grenoble, declared in a celebrated mandate that the “apparition of the Blessed Virgin to two shepherds on the mountain of La Salette… had all of the characteristics of truth and that the faithful had good grounds to believe it, accepting it as certain beyond doubt.”

In 1855, Msgr. Ginoulhiac, Bishop of Grenoble, after a new enquiry, confirmed the decision of his predecessor by declaring: “The task of the shepherds is complete; that of the Church begins.”

 

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Hour of Peace
Aug
21
to Sep 25

Hour of Peace

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Come to the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia for a special hour of Adoration.

MONDAYS IN AUGUST & SEPTEMBER (except for Labor Day)
5 PM - 6 PM from August 21 to September 11
  
Dedicated to praying for peace among nations, peace among our people, and wisdom for our leaders. We will pray for peace and wisdom in the presence of the Lord.

 

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