Funeral Guides

Download the St. Rita Bereavement Packet.

Dear Family Member,

The Priests and the Staff of St. Rita Parish extend their prayers and sympathy to your family during your time of loss.

We shall assist you in every way to plan and conduct a prayerful liturgy and tribute for your loved one. Family members and close friends may wish to take part in the liturgy by reading from the Sacred Scriptures or presenting the Offertory Gifts of Bread and Wine. It is also understandable, if you choose not to actively participate in the liturgy. The enclosed guidelines may help you in planning a meaningful and prayerful liturgy. Please let us know how we may be of further assistance to you.

Friends do seek an appropriate means to express sympathy and so we have been asked often how to direct gifts to our school / church. The following message in the obituary notice would provide an avenue for a meaningful and thoughtful gift by people in memory of your loved one.

Memorial Donations in memory of (name) may be made to:

St. Rita Church / St. Rita School
1620 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

Please be assured of our continual and prayerful support to your family. May the Lord be your comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Rev. Philip Sharkey