Pastor’s News Notes 4/29/2018

My Very Dear Parishioners,

To say the least, these final weeks I have remaining at St. Rita, as pastor, are so precious; I find myself trying to milk every hour of extra minutes that just are not there. This past week I have received so many urgings to “come by the house” – “we need to get you over before you leave” and “we’ll call Paula and get you on the calendar.” Folks, I just can’t.  Simple truth, I feel overwhelmed; I want to say ‘yes’ to everyone, but it is just impossible. YOU ARE ALL VERY SPECIAL TO ME. Also, my “TO DO LIST” before leaving, is already subject to purging and I feel very bad about everything that I have to say ‘no’ to. So I hope and pray you understand. I would like to do my very best on the activities, projects, and obligations that are already demanding time and preparation. No kidding, health is an issue here and I may not ignore that if I want to “finish strong.”  I love you and thank you for your understanding. Hope you can join in on June 2!

Fr. Richard

Pastor’s News Notes 3/11/2018

Last October, I knew that come March 2018 I would be nearing my final weeks as pastor of St. Rita and that it would be wise to take some time for some days of retreat. To that end, I carved out of the calendar March 11th, after Mass, through Saturday, March 17th. Now I am realizing the true wisdom and gift of the Holy Spirit in making that decision. Continue Reading

Pastor’s Newsnotes 1/7/2018

Requiem for the Unborn—Saturday, January 20, 2018. As part of the OneLife LA celebration, we affirm and proclaim our believe in the sanctity of all human life through one of the most beautiful and moving liturgies celebrated each year. 5:00 p.m. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012. Continue Reading