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 1/13/2019

Today we conclude the Christmas season as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Tomorrow we begin Ordinary Time, which continues until Ash Wednesday, March 6th. As we celebrate the baptism of Jesus, let us recall the importance of water in the sacrament of baptism. In this initiation sacrament water symbolizes cleansing, through which our sins, including the stain of original sin, is removed. Water also symbolizes new life. Just as the earth needs the rain for new life and growth, so do we in our spiritual life. This begins with the sacrament of baptism and is remembered each time we enter church and bless ourselves with the holy water. That blessing is to recall our baptism and to acknowledge our need to water our faith life if we are to grow. Continue Reading