Pastor’s Corner 6/4/2017

Come Holy Spirit!
Fill the Hearts of Your Faithful!

This year as we celebrate what many refer to as “The Birthday of The Church,” we have administered the initiation sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist to well over one hundred young and also adult members of our parish. It is liturgical Springtime in the Church local and Universal!

Five years ago now, as a particular faith community, we embarked upon a new consciousness and spirit of stewardship; in other words, in “The 2012 Year of Faith,” we of St. Rita Parish embraced the New Evangelization with high purpose and intent to “be church.” These, then, are very important days for St. Rita Parish to pray for the help and advocacy of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us as a parish that wills to be strong and vital to the mission of Jesus going forward. Also important is our prayer that we may be ever conscious of being linked as the Body of Christ to all of the parishes that make up our Deanery, our Pastoral Region of San Gabriel, our Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and to the Church Universal.

Having celebrated our patronal feast day of Saint Rita of Cascia, this Solemnity of Pentecost we make all of our prayers to The Holy Trinity through her intercession—she who was wife, mother, and vowed religious. If we model our lives on hers, we stand to receive a wonderful encouragement for our continuance as a community desirous of only the Peace that Christ can offer us. Like her we seek, by indwelling of God’s Most Holy Spirit, to live in Holy Communion with the One that IS our Communion.

Mary, Queen of Peace,
Pray for Us!
Saint Rita of Cascia,
Saint of the Impossible,
Pray for Us!

And this Pentecost, Happy Birthday to Us, Church Local and Universal!

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