St Rita of Cascia & St Rita's Day

St Rita's feast day is on 22nd May

Photos from 2011

 


Photo above:  1st row - Left - Altar Servers during Mass. Right - Fr Gerald Wilson, centre, Fr Patrick O'Hagan, right and Deacon John Park, left during Mass.

2nd row - Left - The St Rita relic.   Right - Fr Frank preparing the St Rita Rose for planting.

3rd row - Left - Fr Gerald Wilson outside the marquee after Mass.  Right - some of the beautiful roses which were blessed for distribution to the sick. 

St Rita's Day
Each year on St Rita’s feast day, we have a wonderful celebration of our patron saint.   

Mass is celebrated at 12 noon in a marquee hired for the occasion, and hundreds of roses are blessed and distributed to the sick.  We have two shops which will be selling religious items including medals, books, statues an items related to St Rita.  The day closes with Benediction at 3.30pm.

There is plenty of car parking space at St Rita's so no need to worry about the car; please follow the directions of the traffic marshalls, they know the best way to park each car and how to get as many cars as possible in the car parking area.

You can arrange a day trip by coach from your parish - please let us know numbers on your coach- coaches are not allowed in to St Rita's but there is parking space for them in Ottery Moor Lane, just a short walk from St Rita's Centre.

Details of how to find us are listed at the bottom of this page.

Photo's below are from previous feast days.

   
Bishop Christopher Budd, Bishop of Plymouth, concelebrating Mass on St Rita's Day Bishop Christopher and Father Gerald with visitor from Spain.
   
Mass in the marquee  The display of roses
   
The marquee - people come from all over the country to celebrate the feast of St Rita at St Rita's Centre. Hundreds of roses ready to be blessed for distribution to the sick.

How to find us:

By train to Honiton and then taxi to St Rita's Centre.  Fare costs about £3.60/£3.80. It is advisable to book a taxis in advance - Aries Taxis on 01404 549892.

Bus Nos. 389 and 387 stop outside the Holy Family Catholic Church in Exeter Road. Turn left by the church into Ottery Moor Lane and follow the signs to St Rita's Centre.

Car to Honiton- for your navigation system our post code is EX14 1AP-  
from the west, A30, take the slip road signposted to the town centre, turn left at the main road junction, straight on at the mini round-a-bout (Catholic Church on your left) take the 1st  turning left and follow the signs to St Rita's Centre.  There is plenty of car parking space.  If you come on St Rita's Day, please follow the directions of the traffic marshalls.   
From the east, A30, take the slip road to Honiton, right at the first juction, staight on  to next junction turn left, go to next junction which is mini round-a-bout, follow signs to town centre, drive through the town, as you start to drive up hill leaving Honiton behind you, be prepared to indicate right, the right hand turning into Otteyr Moor Lane is at the top of the hill.  You will see the Catholic Church on your left as you turn into Ottery Moor Lane.  Follow signs to St Rita's Centre.

We look forward to seeing you.