The mission of the parish family of St. Rita is to inspire and engage our diverse faith community through Catholic formation in prayer, study, and service in order to build God's kingdom, present and future.

Pastor Message

My dear Parishioners,

First, it is my continued hope that you are always safe. Even in the midst of our current situation, or what many are touting as "the new normal," our Lord, in this week's Gospel, is calling us to Love. We are reminded to love Him, which leads us to love others. "If you love me, you will keep my commandments."

We are also called to have faith and hope, when He comforts us "I will not leave you orphans." Wherever we are, whatever situation we are in, our Lord is with us.

So, rejoice and show your Faith, Hope, and Love to others this week!

Fr. Armando

The office gate will be unlocked from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM each day for mail slot drops only. For your safety, and ours, we will not be able to open the front door.

Have something you need to get to St. Rita's? (Bazaar raffle tickets, weekly contribution, letters to Fr. Armando and/or the staff) Please mail them to:

5124 Churchward Street
San Diego, CA 92114


Feast of St. Rita

Parish Leadership Formation Series

Continues June 8, 6pm - 8pm
The doors of St. Rita's may be closed, but now more than ever the Church is needed as a source of hope in this world that has been placed on pause as we fight this invisible virus. The St. Rita’s Liturgy Committee will use this opportunity to take a look at leadership in the new reality of being church virtually. We’re extending this invitation to all ministries, community leaders and those interested in parish leadership to join us in a series of weekly training video‘s and discussions from Amazing Parish.
To register, Click on Parish Leadership Formation Series under Religious Education & Faith Formation on the menu above.

Prayer Request

Submit your prayer request here!


Census 2020

It's that time again! Time for us to do our part to ensure that our communities receive their share from the Federal Government. They base a lot of community support on the numbers reported in the census forms you should have received or will be receiving. Please do your part. Fill out these forms and return them as soon as possible.

Additional information about the 2020 Census: Census FAQ and Census for Communities


(619) 264-3165

(619) 264-0109

(619) 264-8831

Religious Education &
Adult Faith Formation
(619) 264-4399

Youth Ministry & Faith Formation
(619) 952-8612 Mobile
(619) 263-2708 Landline


5124 Churchward Street
San Diego, California 92114
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Fr. Armando Escurel

Connie Magat
Parish Secretary
[email protected]

(619) 264-3165

Aurelia Bardales
Office Manager/Bookkeeper
[email protected]

Sr. Margaret Castro
Director of 
Religious Education
Adult Faith Formation
Rite of
Christian Initiation of Adults
Rito de
Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
(619) 264-4399

Patty Ocadiz
Director of Youth Ministry
Youth Faith Formation
[email protected]
[email protected]
(619) 952-8612

Sr. Dina Marie Garcia
Pastoral Assistant
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

(619) 264-4399

Gina Olsen
School Principal
[email protected]

Maria Owens
School Bookkeeper
[email protected]




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