St. Rita of Cascia Intercessors
St. Rita of Cascia Intercessors meet September to May on the 22nd of each month or the closest day to the 22nd if space, or any other event, causes a change to be made. The gathering place is in St. Lucy’s Chapel at 6:30pm or at 10:15am if the 22nd is a Saturday. We may also gather at St. Rita’s statue, weather permitting.
At our meetings, we will say the Novena to St. Rita, offer prayers for special intentions and listen to testimony from our members.
St. Rita of Cascia Novena and Feast Day
St Rita of Cascia – Novena and Feast Day
May 13–21, St. Rita’s Novena – Nine nightly gatherings at St Rita of Cascia’s Rose Garden on the grounds of Assumption Church.
Gatherings consist of novena litany, inspirational talks on the life of St Rita, request for special intentions, singing, and testimonies of favors granted. Petition requests/thanksgiving are collected and presented at the Solemn Mass and then forwarded to the Shrine of St. Rita in Philadelphia.
May 22, St. Rita’s Feast Day
A Solemn Mass celebration is held at Assumption Church at which blessed roses and bottles of oil* are presented to the devotees.
The distribution of blessed roses also occurs at the 9:00am and 11:00am Sunday Masses at Assumption Church prior to May 22.
*For pre-ordering novena booklet ($1.00) and bottle of oil ($2.00), contact the parish office for more information prior to May 1 of each year.