A total youth ministry program designed to bring personal and spiritual growth to young people.
Parents' Night Out Registration Form
December Youth Ministry Calendar
'Tis the season...
Parents' Night Out
Saturday, December 13th
Parents can drop their children off at Mazanec Hall and enjoy an evening out while the high school youth ministry team watches the children. Kids will enjoy crafts, games and even a visit from Santa Claus! All donations will go towards the Catholic Heart Workcamp trip next summer. Click here
for a registration form.
12 Days of Christmas
December 14th - 25th
Families and youth will venture out into the Solon community to spread holiday cheer and visit with senior citizens each of the twelve days leading up to Christmas.
Sunday, December 14th
10:30 am -12:00 pm
Join us after the 10:30 mass for breakfast, fellowship and discussion on the twelve days of Christmas.
We will be exploring the Mark Hart series, "Matthew: Thy Kingdom Come."
Feel free to join as your schedule allows. More information about Mark Hart can be found here.
Advent Parish Penance Service
Tuesday, December 16th
St. Rita Church
Thea Bowman Christmas Party
Saturday, December 20th
Thea Bowman Center
Burning River Brass Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 21st
St. Rita Church
Tuesday, December 23rd
Praise and Worship Adoration
St. Rita Church
This is a nationwide movement combining Eucharistic Adoration with a powerful reflection, Gospel reading, worship led by Music Ministry, and time for silent prayer. We will begin in the Church at 7pm and end at 8pm with Benediction. Youth, teens, young adults, and adults are welcome to join this powerful encounter. What is Eucharistic Adoration? Click Here to read more.
St. Leonard's Retreat Center
Interested in a winter retreat? Sign up now for Teens Encountering Christ. Applications can be found here. More information about TEC can be found here.
COMING UP IN JANUARY:
Mark your calendars....
Sunday, January 4th
Souper Bowl of Caring
Monday, January 19th
If you have questions or would like to know more details about these events, please reach out to Lindsay Fullerman at
or call 440.248.1350 ext.120
|St. Rita Catholic Church 32820 Baldwin Road Solon, Ohio 44139 440.248.1350
The following service leadership teams plan, organize and run some of the programs and events for high school teens at St. Rita. Each has it's own emphasis so you can choose what fits your interests:
Respect Life Team
Help create a culture of life. Choose and lead monthly discussions on a range of topics dealing with the dignity of life with the option of attending The March to Life trip to Washington DC.
Spring Retreat Team
Plan and lead the annual retreat.
YES Team (Youth Engaging Seniors)
Learn about the needs of the elderly and plan and lead projects to assist them (Fall and Spring clean-up, 12 Days of Christmas)
CHWC Team (Catholic Heart Workcamp)
Plan events and fundraisers for the summer service trip
Breakfast LinC Team
Meet to discuss topics of our faith and plan and lead the Sunday breakfast discussions.
Souper Bowl of Caring Team
Educate yourself and others about the issues of poverty and plan and lead a service project to help.
It's not too late to let us know if you are interested in being part of the leadership and what team interests you. It is very important that the team leaders attend the retreat!
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
Discover God’s plan for love and life. Join us for a six week course on Theology of the Body, every Wednesday starting October 1st from 7-8:15pm in the Parish Office. The 'Theology of the Body' is Saint Pope John Paul II's integrated vision of the human person - body, soul, and spirit. As he explains, the physical human body has a specific meaning and is capable of revealing answers regarding fundamental questions about us and our lives. Below is a detailed description regarding the topic of conversation each week.
Week 1: Created for Love
Week 2: Love Defined: Giving versus Using
Week 3: Hope and Redemption in Christ
Week 4: Language of the Body
Week 5: Free, Total, Faithful, Fruitful
Week 6: Dating with Purpose and Purity