309 E Maple St. - Holly
St. Rita Parish
We are being invited into a time of greater innovation for our parishes, exploring how they can work together and finding new and uncharted ways to unleash the Gospel.Find A Mass Time See Family
Register for our upcoming Family Gatherings — centered on the themes of Encounter, Grow, and Witness — to engage with other parishes in our Family, and discover how we will make our new Family a center for evangelization.Register
Explore the free, self-paced course, Living the Mission as a Lay Disciple: A Personal Journey of Encounter, Grow, Witness to discover the role you have to play in our missionary transformation.Register
A Family of Parishes is a grouping of three or more parishes that collaborate in deeper and more intentional ways than parishes have ever done before. Each parish in a Family will retain its own unique identity, similar to how each sibling has his or her own unique role in the family.View the FAQ Read the Pastoral Note
Our call to make disciples of all nations has its origin in the Great Commission our Lord bestowed upon the Eleven in the final moments before his Ascension. It is a call which has echoed and re-echoed down the centuries to every bishop, priest, deacon and member of the baptized. It is a call which needs to be rooted in each age and in the specific circumstances of each local Church.
Evangelization must be the driving focus of parish life and all of our structures must flow from this mission. With Families of Parishes, we seek to address this challenge, renew our parish structures and continue our transformation into a missionary archdiocese.
The structures we inherited for our parishes served us well in the past, but we know from Synod ’16 that parishes need to be realigned for mission. These new Families of Parishes will collaborate by sharing resources — including priests, deacons, and staffs across parish lines — to further advance the mission Christ has entrusted to his Church.