Joins Us Sundays @ 10am
Anticipation Mass: Saturday @ 6pm
Eucharistic Adoration - Wednesdays @ 6:30am
Daily Mass: 6pm M-W - Check the bulletin for changes in Schedule

Welcome to St. Rita!

 


St. Rita African American Catholic ChurchOur Mission Statement

We, the Parish of St. Rita, a Catholic Community of Faith, are called by the risen Lord to love God the Father. We believe that Ministry is the power of the Holy Spirit, therefore, we encourage, support, and provide opportunities, so that everyone may participate in and be recipients of the Church's Mission Ministry.

We aspire to deepen our understanding of Christ's Good News and to serve our neighbor of the Gospel. We realize the necessity and accept the responsibility of supporting ourselves as a parish. We invite everyone to join in celebrating and witnessing the presence of the risen Lord among us.


Praying with Scripture….

Lectio Divina is a dynamic, life-oriented approach to reading the Holy Scriptures encouraged by the Catholic Church. It helps all Christians to discover the rich truths of Scripture through reading, meditation, prayer and contemplation.  Open the way for the work of the Holy Spirit to help you understand what the Word of God means for your daily life. Daily Reading Lectio Divina.


Our History

Saint Rita Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is in downtown of Indianapolis at 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue. For direction Map on this page can point you in the right direction.

St. Rita, an extension of St. Bridget Catholic Church, was established in 1919 as the first African-American parish in Indianapolis. The first church structure of St. Rita Church, a Knights of Columbus Chapel was moved from Fort Benjamin Harrison to 19th and Arsenal Avenue and was dedicated on August 3, 1919 by the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  St. Rita Catholic Church along with St. Francis de Sales become both educationally and socially important to the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood from the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Parish Calendar

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Daily Mass

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1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Eucharistic Adoration

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Bible Study

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Indianapolis, IN 46202

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First Friday Devotion

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First Saturday Devotion

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Daily Mass

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Parish Council Meeting

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Year of Faith

Timeline of Black Catholic History

1565-1899: St. Augustine, Florida
1781: Los Angeles
1829:
Oblate Sisters of Providence
1842: Sisters of the Holy Family
1766-1853: Pierre Toussaint
1875: James Augustine Healy
1889:
Daniel Rudd: Black Catholic Congress
1909: Knights of Peter Claver
1916: Handmaids of Mary
1920: First Seminary for Blacks

Prayer For Holy Priests

O Holy Mother of God, pray for the priests your Son has chosen to serve the church. Help them by your intercession, to be holy, zealous and chaste.
Make them models of virtue in the service of God’s people. Help them to be prayerful in meditations, effective in preaching, and enthusiastic in the daily offering of the holy sacrifice of the Mass. Help them to administer the sacraments with joy. Amen. 
St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)

 

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