Fr. Kyle does the ALS Icebucket Challenge

 

The two charities he mentioned are:

Team Gleason which is run by former Saints football player, Steve Gleason

John Paul II Medical Research Institute, which is a great research facility based on Catholic moral teaching

CRAFT SHOW

The Annual Holiday Bazaar hosted by the St. Rita Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary will take place on Saturday December 13th from 9am-4pm in the school courtyard and gym.   For information please call Adrianne Jouet at 504-251-1750.  Applications are available below.

Craft Fair application 2014

MEN’S SPRITUALITY GROUP

Living discerning life

The Men’s Spirituality Group of St. Rita will begin a 10 part video series titled: LIVING THE DISCERNING LIFE 

St. Ignatius Loyola designed the Spiritual Exercises over 450 years ago, to help retreatants discern those influences arousing discouragement and deception in their spiritual lives.  Generations of those who love Christ have found clarity and encouragement through St. Ignatius’s rules as they live their daily lives. Fr. Gallagher presents them in an accessible manner, with an abundance of practical examples and concrete applications to our daily life.

The group will meet monthly in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex beginning September 4th at 7:00pm, and the gatherings will consist of socialization and dinner, video presentation, discussion and a closing prayer.  All men are welcome to attend.

 

DINE OUT FOR FOOD PANTRY

All are invited to dine out at selected restaurants monthly to benefit the food pantry.  Just mention that you are there to support St. Rita and the food pantry gets a percentage of your order.  The restaurant for August is The Happy Italian, located across the street from the church office, on Tuesday August 19th and Thursday August 21st.  We are doing two days, not to make you go out on two days, but to make it easier for those that find Tuesday or Thursday a bad day.  Dine-in or takeout lunch or dinner.  Thanks to everyone that has participated in the past for their support of this program.  Many of you may not really understand how much you are helping.  Please be assured that you are and please keep asking friends and family to join you.  We will publish  locations as they are  determined.   Call Gene Hickey at 430-8778 or email gph1@bellsouth.net to make reservations.

Steubenville 2014

steubenville 2014

 

Our CYO just returned from a trip to the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. They would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support which make this amazing weekend possible.

SUPPER & SUBSTANCE

Enjoy an Evening of Supper and Substance on Saturday, August 16th at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex.  The dinner for married couples will feature an inspiring presentation by Aly & Willie Leonard.   Supper and Substance allows you to enrich your marriage while enjoying fine dining and lively fellowship with other married couples.  Cost is $30.00 per couple and childcare will be provided.  Please contact the parish office at 504-737-2915 for more details.

AMAZON.COM FUNDRAISER

St. Rita school has an opportunity to earn 6% of all of your purchases on
Amazon.com.  Use our custom St. Rita School link before you shop.   Go to www.fundyourpta.org/stritaharahan.php   Enter your first item in the search box and press “GO”.  It’s that simple.  Please share the link with friends and family to help increase St. Rita school earnings.

CCD Registration 2014-2015

Does your child attend a public or private school in Kindergarten through 12th grade?  We assist in preparing your child for the vital sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.

CCD classes will begin on September 6th will go thru May.  Classes are on Saturday mornings in the school from 9:00am – 11:00am.  Please contact Erin Maffe at the church office at 737-2915 (ext. 1206) for more information.

Parents of CCD children - The CCD Registration Form for 2014-15 can be downloaded from below.  Fill it out, and mail or bring to the church office.

CCD Registration Form

Confirmation Registration 2015

Our High School Confirmation program is open to all 11th & 12th graders attending Catholic High Schools or CCD programs.  Registration will take place on Monday August 25th, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Community Room (in the Monsignor Champagne Complex).  Please bring a copy of your Baptismal and First Communion certificates.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Erin Maffe at 737-2915 (ex 1206)

Classes will take place in the Community Room at 7:00pm  approximately twice a month on specified Monday nights starting September 8th.  A calendar with Confirmation Preparation dates will be given out at registration.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00pm.

Registration form (Confirmation)

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