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Saint Rita Catholic Church
Wellington, Florida          561-793-8544
Office fax: 561-793-4082

Saint Rita Catholic Church of the Diocese of Palm Beach is located in the beautiful Village of Wellington, a city in the suburbs of West Palm Beach, Florida.  It is easily accessible for out-of-town visitors since it is located one-half mile south of State Road 80 (Southern Blvd.), on the corner of Big Blue Trace and Paddock Drive, just inside the northern Wellington City limits.  Our Map on this page can point you in the right direction.

Our Vision

Be a Friend, Make a Friend,
Bring a Friend To Christ

Our Mission Statement

To bring the community to Christ by building trust,
serving others, and creating a sense of family and
friendship through the worship and praise of God,
all in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
in union with the whole Catholic Church, Mary,
all the angels and saints, especially Saint Rita.

Brief Parish History

Our parish began as a mission founded by Father Michael Devaney, O.M.I. on March 10, 1979.  Our first Pastor, Father Walter J. Dockerill, was appointed to guide our faith community on July 1, 1980 when the first Mass was celebrated as Saint Rita Catholic Church.  For the first few years, we celebrated Mass in the Lions Club in Royal Palm Beach until our Parish Center was completed.  Outgrowing the Parish Center after a few years, our Church building was constructed and dedicated on September 20, 1992 where Mass is celebrated today.  Our Parish Center continues to exist with offices, gift shop, Early Childhood Program, Youth Ministry, general meeting and hall areas.  Since then, Father Dockerill retired in 2002 and our second and current Pastor, Father Donald R. Munro was appointed on July 1, 2002 and installed on December 28, 2002 to lead our community of approximately 6000 registered families.  Future plans include a teardown of our existing Parish Center and construction of a new 3 story building to house the many growing ministries, gift shop, and administrative offices.


Administrative Office

Monday - Friday     9:00am - 4:30pm

Gift Shop

Monday - Friday9:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday     9:00am - 12:30pm    

Our friendly office staff is ready to assist you with parish registration, to answer questions, administer Mass cards, and show you many of the gifts we have available in our gift shop.  Please stop by to see the beautiful items we have for you and for that special someone for any occasion. Our inventory changes regularly, so visit with us often.  Services are limited to gift shop sales only on Sundays.

Saint Rita, our Patron Saint

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