Saint Rita Catholic Parish
Established in 1908
318 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
St. Rita Church and Office Closure
Due to health concerns and considerations surrounding COVID-19, the Church is currently CLOSED. The Parish Office will be operating a bit differently: phones and emails will be monitored for messages and we will respond to you. However, the office will be closed for public entrance and egress. We want to assist everyone in being as safe as possible.
COVID-19 Update (24 March 2020 — 6:30 PM)
In continued commitment to reducing the spread of the COVID-19, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced further liturgical guidelines for Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese, including the closure of all churches to the public until further notice. Click here to read the updated liturgical guidelines.
Livestream St. Rita Mass on Facebook
Join together in prayer with your Parish Family for Mass on Sundays at 10:00 AM, live-streamed from the Parish Chapel on Facebook. Just click here for the Parish Page, go directly to the “video” page.
And be sure check our Facebook Page regularly for prayers, scripture reflections, inspiration, livestream events, and information posted throughout the day.
Archbishop Gomez’s Prayer for the Pandemic
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms,help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.
Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I Believe You Are Really Here In The Blessed Sacrament. I Love You More Than Anything In The World, And I Hunger To Receive You.
But Since I Cannot Receive Communion At This Moment, Feed My Soul At Least Spiritually.
I Unite Myself To You Now As I Do When I Actually Receive You.
— St. Alphonsus Liguori
Whether you are new to our parish or have been a long-time member you are welcome. Our vibrant parish, with many ministries, out-reach process and social organizations, has been serving this part of the San Gabriel Valley for over 100 years.
- FATHER TOM BAKER
Location & Mass Schedule
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