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.

Livestream St. Rita Mass on Facebook

Join together in prayer with your Parish Family for Mass on Sundays at 10:00 AM, livestreamed 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, live stream events, and information posted throughout the day.S

COVID-19: the latest resources and announcements from Father Tom and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (ADLA)

COVID-19 Update (30 May 2020)
Fr. Tom addresses St. Rita Church and Parish Office reopening and next steps. We thank you for your patience and support during this time. Please continue to pray for the health and safety of our community and leaders. Click here to read the letter.

COVID-19 Update (26 May 2020 — 10:30 PM)
Archbishop Gomez announces a plan to reopen our parishes. The reopening of the churches of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will take place in steps. Pastors who are ready, after they have received approval from their Regional Bishop for their church reopening plan, may proceed to open their church for personal private prayer. As of June 3, 2020, Pastors may offer Mass and Scheduled Confessions with strict social distancing guidelines. Click here to read the guidelines(En español)

COVID-19 Update (23 May 2020 — 10:00 AM)
Archbishop José Gomez reflects on the current situation and provides an update on the celebration of sacraments in our parishes. Click here to watch his video message.

COVID-19 Update (15 May 2020 — 4:00 PM)
Archbishop José H. Gomez dispenses all the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and all Catholics currently in the Archdiocese from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass until further notice. Furthermore, the public celebration of Mass continues to be suspended in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles until further notice. Click here to read the liturgical guidelines. (En español)

COVID-19 Update (11 May 2020 — 9:00 AM)
The Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has announced that its Catholic schools throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will continue with distance learning through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here to read the letter from Paul M. Escala, Superintendent of Schools.

COVID-19 Update (19 April 2020 — 6:30 PM)
Parish churches, chapels, centers, and missions are to remain closed to the public until May 15, 2020, or until further notice. Click here to read the liturgical guidelines. (En español)

COVID-19 Update (3 April 2020 — 1:00 PM)
Based on the current “Safer at Home” order, we anticipated a return to campus on Monday, April 20th. After consultation with public health officials this week, we should expect this order to be extended again, though, we have not been given a date.
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COVID-19 Update (31 March 2020 — 6:30 PM)
We released an addendum that is meant to correct a point contained in the “Liturgical Guidelines for the Year 2020.
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COVID-19 Update (24 March 2020 — 6:30 PM)
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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.

Amen.

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.

Amen.

— 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

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
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

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