See page 231 for the foundation of the parish of St Rita of Cascia in 1900. The present church was built in 1904 at College Avenue and East 145 Street. The rectory address is 448 College Ave., Bronx NY 10451, telephone 718-585-5900.
On May 24, 1900, Leo XIII canonized two saints: Rita of Cascia and Jean Baptiste de la Salle. Archbishop Michael Corrigan immediately named a new parish for each: Rita here in The Bronx, and John Baptiste de la Salle on Staten Island.
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The parish website shows parishioners painting the church exterior. They did a masterful job.
The pastor or administrator is now the pastor or administrator of the merged parish of St. Rita and St. Pius V. However, in neither location could I find a sign acknowledging the merger. The 2016 Official Catholic Directory lists Fr. Pablo Gonzales Maestre as administrator (or pastor?). In turn, he is listed as a priest of the Archdiocese of Madrid as a missionary in The Bronx. His service appears to be with the O.M.P., Obras Misionales Pontificias.
Please see my post for the parish of St. Pius V, which has no regular religious services.
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Immaculate Conception elementary school is a half-mile away at East 151st Street and Melrose Ave.