Although St. Rita School, Dundalk, has officially closed, a day of events is being planned to recognize eight decades of quality Catholic education.
Alumni, former teachers, school parents and the community are invited to visit the school
May 19, 2-5 p.m., to take part in the celebration of its rich history. Classrooms will be opened once again to display 80 years of memorabilia and photos; later that evening the items will be auctioned.
Following the open house, a 5 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by priests who previously have served the church and school. After Mass, a 200-person dinner in the school auditorium will offer a buffet catered by a St. Rita alumnae, Regina Haines Stratakes, co-owner of Sterling Caterers.
Tickets are $30 for the dinner, which includes wine and a commemorative gift. Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Rita Tuition Fund which offers tuition assistance to children who are residents of Dundalk and are interested in attending a Catholic school.
Contact the parish office, 410-284-0388, to order tickets or for more information.