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 1/28/2018

“A NEW TEACHING WITH AUTHORITY.”

Indeed, Jesus comes with a new teaching with authority authority enough to drive out unclean spirits. This proclamation begs the question: What did those around Jesus experience as new. In fact, they were aware of other authority figures in the past that demonstrated great power. We need only think of Moses and the prophets. But what is certainly new here is that the people believed it was God’s authority in Moses and others that accomplished God’s almighty power. What is new in Jesus (and what they can’t seem to put their finger on) is that Jesus’ authority is his own; and when they finally figure this out, the majority will decide he should be crucified for making such a claim, for he blasphemes! Continue Reading