St. Rita of Cascia (1907-2016)

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Founded: 1907
Address: Broad and Ellsworth Sts.
Rectory Address: Our Mother of Good Counsel Friary, 1511 S. 10th St. 19147
Other Parish Information: Spiritual records are kept at Annunciation B.V.M. Church, Philadelphia.
Click here for where all spiritual records are kept

Site of the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia (Open to the Public)
Shrine Director: Jonathan Jerome
Shrine Office: 1166 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 215-546-8333
Email: [email protected]

Our Mother of Good Counsel Friary, 1511 S. 10th St. 19147

Augustinian Friars on Staff:
Rev. Robert Guessetto, O.S.A.; Rev. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A.; Rev. Daniel McLaughlin, O.S.A.; Rev. James Paradis, O.S.A.; Rev. William Recchuti, O.S.A.; Rev. Br. Robert Thornton, O.S.A.

Mass Times: Shrine Hours: Monday through Saturday: 7:45 AM to 5 PM; Sunday: 9 AM to 2 PM.
Sunday Mass: Saturday Vigil: 5 PM; Sunday: 10 AM; Healing Mass at Noon on the third Sunday of every month from September through May. Weekdays: Monday through Saturday: 8 AM, Noon. Holydays: Check the website for an updated Mass schedule.
Perpetual Novena to St. Rita of Cascia: Wednesday after each Mass.
Confessions: Monday through Saturday, 10:45 AM; 4 PM.
Accessibility Information:

Church: Accessible entrances, curb cuts, ramps and parking near accessible entrances for churches with parking lots. Sufficiently wide and level approach or gradually sloping ramp to door; doorway wider than 32 inches, with automatic door or one that is easily opened with minimum pressure or usher assistance; parking spaces large enough to accommodate vans with access aisle for discharge on either side of van; parking spaces designated with proper signage.

Church Restroom: Facilities adapted for wheelchair users. Restroom has proper door size, enlarged stall, grab bars, clearance space, accessible fixtures and sink.

Assistive Listening Device (ALD): Church is equipped with ALD for sound system. Ear phones or audio loops that enhance the sound are available for people who are hard of hearing.

Confessional: Assistive listening device in the confessional that amplifies the sound for someone who is hard of hearing.