General News


 Deacon Banecker will be ordained a priest on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Father Banecker will celebrate his first Mass on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at Epiphany of Our Lord Church at 3:00 PM. A reception will follow at Our Lady of Hope Regional School. All are welcome who wish to congratulate Fr. Eric Banecker.

2018 ANNUAL PEACE BANQUET Honoring St. Francis Inn Ministries

For decades, St. Francis Inn Ministries has provided help, shelter, food, and clothing to the poor and disenfranchised of North Philadelphia. Recently, they have been on the front lines in ministering to victims of opioid addiction. We will have their dedication to the poor among us.

With special recognition of Mr. Joseph Bradley who is a longtime member of the St. Rita Shrine and Augustinian Community. A committed Peacemaker Joe has worked tirelessly to promote peace and reconciliation for his participation in the Catholic Peace fellowship to over 50 years of prison ministry.

The Banquet will be on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at IATSE BALLROOM, 2401 S. Swanson Street, Phila., PA 19148. Call St. Rita’s at 215-546-8333 for more information