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 8/14/2016

At first I struggled with finding the link between the First Reading and the Gospel passage for today, until I remembered that the Prophet Jeremiah is often offered as prefiguring Jesus’ own journey, his paschal mystery. The way they treated Jeremiah for his truth telling would be the way Jesus himself would be treated—and worse! So we hear Jesus’ words of “bringing division” (not our usual image of him), and we know from the first reading that he is no doubt headed for big trouble. We love the image of Jesus walking through the locked doors of the upper room after he has risen, and saying to his disciples who had abandoned him, “Peace be with you!” But stop and think what all transpired before that moment: abandonment, cruel crucifixion, and profound confusion and bewilderment on the part of those who had placed all their hope in the Messiah. Continue Reading