Location & Mass Schedule

Address: 318 N Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, CA, 91024-1203
Mailing Address/Parish Office: 50 E. Alegria Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Map and Directions
Web Address: www.st-rita.org
Office Phone: (626) 355-1292
FAX: (626) 355-2290
Weekend: Sat: 5:30 p.m. Sun: 7:30, 10 a.m.; 12 noon
Weekday: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat: 8 AM (Communion Service) Wed, Thu: 8 AM
Holy Day & Vigil: 8:00 AM, 6:30 PM Vigil: 5:30 PM
Adoration: First Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Confessions: Sat: 4 to 5 p.m.
Devotions: Mother of Perpetual Help Sat 7:50 AM
Wheelchair Access: Yes

Pastor’s Corner 4/23/2017

Msgr. Richard is away this week. He invited me to offer a reflection on this week’s Gospel. This is my reflection and my prayer that each of you continue to have a blessed Easter Season. —Mary Lou Butler

I think Thomas gets a bad rap in today’s gospel from John. Yes, it is true that when Jesus says, “Blessed are those who don’t see, but believe,” it is clearly a rebuke. But if we give this a little more thought, it is easy to realize that Jesus doesn’t reject Thomas or even scold him, or say something like “you didn’t believe so get out of here, stay away from me.” No, to the contrary, Jesus, actually shows his love for Thomas by appearing to the Apostles this second time when Thomas is with the Apostles. Then Jesus gives Thomas the proof that He has been resurrected by showing Thomas his wounds. And Thomas returns his love by saying, “My Lord and My God!” Continue Reading