Pastor: Father Siprianus Ola Rotok, SVD
Executive Asst. to Father: Tania Ochoa
Principal: Mary Burns
Telephone: 817-451-9383 church and school
“… We celebrate our parish community as a tapestry of persons and gifts, woven together by God through sacraments… We treasure our unity with the Holy Father, our bishop and other parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth. We also value our relationships with congregations of other faith traditions within our community… We are a pilgrim church and a people of faith. We are called through our baptism to be a visible sign of the Lord’s presence… As Jesus was sent to bring good news to the poor and liberty to the captives, so we are sent to serve our brothers and sisters in our neighborhoods and work places, and herald the Gospel in proclaiming faith, peace and justice for all (Excerpt from St. Rita Church Vision Statement)
"Our profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last, the beginning and the end of everything. The Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity; our Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God's works."
---the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 198
Catholic belief is succinctly expressed in the Nicene Creed:
The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
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