Saint Rita Catholic Church

A Catholic Faith Community Since 1908

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 6/19/2016

In today’s gospel passage from St. Luke, Jesus declares: “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself…”

For many years now, I have parenthetically added the observation (that is, “a healthy self”)—that is to say, then: not a scrupulous self, not a narcissistic self, not any kind of “sick” or deranged self. Makes sense when you think about it, doesn’t it? If one’s life has been all but erased by neglect or abuse by another or others, denying self will most render that person even worse off; such a person will most likely crumble under the weight of self-denial. Continue Reading