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St. Rita's Parish Staff

St. Rita's Catholic Church is a diverse parish and is part of the Diocese of Fresno governed by the Bishop Joseph Brennan.  This parish is led by our Pastor, along with support from our deacon, staff, and various councils made up of parishioners. We engage parishioners in the day-to-day work of our ministries.







Pastor Juan Maldonado, V.F.

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Deacon José Alvarado 
(559) 686-3847

My name is Jose Alvarado. I am married to Liz, and we have two beautiful daughters, Seleste and Cassandra.  After serving in the U.S. Marines, we moved to Tulare in 2006. Since 2006, we became parishioners of St. Rita. I have been blessed to serve in multiple ministries and committees. With gratitude, joy, and love I will serve the Lord and our community as a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Fresno.

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Deacon José A. Cortez 
(559) 686-3847

My Name is Jose A. Cortez I have been married to my wife Blanca for 27 years. We have 5 wonderful children, Steven, Julissa, Yesenia, Omar and Oscar. We are blessed to have our daughter-in-law, Alexis and our beautiful granddaughter Gabriella Rose. I was born in Guanajuato Mexico, emigrated to the US at the age of 15, and came to Tulare. I have been employed as a Manager at a local Dairy for over 23 years. God calls his servants in many different ways, we are excited and blessed to serve our brothers and sisters of our community in the name of Jesus Christ.


Deacon Mario Vasquez

(559) 686-3847

Deacon Mario was ordained to the diaconate on October 22, 2017. He is happily married to his wife Celina, and together they have three children.

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