Chicago - Weekly all-school Mass at St. Rita is a constant. Typically Wednesdays are "Mass days" for the 2016-17 academic year.
However, on a warm and humid late-August Monday morning, the St. Rita of Cascia High School student body, staff and faculty all welcomed a cool respite in the air-conditioned St. Rita Shrine Chapel for a 9:33 a.m. all-school Mass in recognition of St. Augustine's feast day (August 28).
Following the homily during Mass, three new members of the St. Rita Leadership team were installed; they include: Head of School Fr. Paul Galetto, O.S.A., President Mr. Mike Zunica (Hon.) and Director of Augustinian Mission and School Chaplain Fr. Richie Mercado, O.S.A. All three school administrators have been working in their roles since July 1; but were formally installed by Augustinian Prior Provincial Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A. '83 on Monday, August 29.
Mr. Brendan Conroy (Hon.) continues in his current role as St. Rita principal and Mr. Ernie Mrozek '71 assumes the responsibilities of chairman of the board.