Welcome to St. Rita Parish School,
I was ordained a priest in 1989 and have spent all but two years of my priesthood in parishes with elementary schools. I came to this wonderful parish in Sierra Madre, excited about the strong school that has been here thriving since 1922. As I meet new school families, I share with them these important aspects of our school: the parents, the school faculty and staff, and the church. Each plays a vital role in the development of every child. I know from my own personal experience that my Catholic education and formation helped develop me intellectually, spiritually, physically and socially for life after school. That formation took deep roots because it was demonstrated and supported at home, at school and at church. I have very fond memories of my childhood years spent at St. Pancratius Parish School in Lakewood, California and I pray similar memories will be made here at St. Rita Parish School for your children. Please be assured of my prayers and support. Welcome.
Fr. Tom Baker
WELCOME TO ST. RITA SCHOOL!! HOME OF THE RAIDERS
St. Rita’s is a vibrant Catholic community located in the beautiful city of Sierra Madre. St. Rita School is committed to providing a Catholic school education to any child who desires one. Our doors are open to those in our Catholic parish community as well as surrounding communities.
At St. Rita School we pride ourselves in giving each student the best education possible therefore setting them up for success in the future. You, as parents, are the primary educators of your children. You have set the initial foundation and we are here to build upon it.
From the moment a child is baptized they develop their relationship with God. At St. Rita School we accompany the children in deepening this relationship by living out the Gospel message. It is our goal to educate our students in their Catholic faith, fully develop their academic potential, and nurture the whole person – physically, socially, and morally.
I thank you for choosing St. Rita School for your child’s educational journey. Our students thrive in a faith-filled environment where they are loved, cared for and valued. Since 1922 St. Rita School has had a vast and rich tradition of faith and academic formation. We are committed to continuing this rich tradition surrounded by the love of Christ.
Mrs. Adela Solis
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.
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