THERE WILL BE NO PEACE MASS THE MONTH OF DECEMBER DUE TO THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY EVENING MASS. The Peace Mass is celebrated at St. Rita on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Each month begins with Confessions at 6:30pm, Rosary at 7:00pm and the mass at 7:30pm. The Celebrant for Nov 10th is Fr. Mariano Veliz, O.P., Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua. All are invited to attend.
All are invited to dine out at selected restaurants monthly to benefit the food pantry. Just mention to your waiter that you are there to support St. Rita and the food pantry gets a percentage of your order. This month we will go the “Zea” In Harahan. The dates are Tuesday November 15th and Thursday November 17th. We are doing two days, not to make you go out on two days, but to make it easier for those that find one of the days 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations
The 2016 Pecan Festival is November 11, 12 & 13
Please make plans to come.
Good Food, Good Rides, Good Bands, Good Fun. You don’t want to miss it.
Chee Weez – Friday. 7:30 -10:30pm
Top Cats – Saturday 7:30 – 10:30pm
Cowboy Mouth – Sunday. 6:30 – 8:00pm
Raffle tickets available in church, school and Church Office.
Spaghetti Dinner in Cafeteria Sunday starting at 10:30am
Check us out online at www.stritapecanfestival.com & Friend us on Facebook!!!
The Mens’ Spirituality Group of St. Rita is open to all men regardless of what parish they reside in. The group will meet monthly on the 1st Thursdays of the month in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex through May 4th at 7:00pm, and the gatherings will consist of socialization and dinner, video presentation, discussion and a closing prayer. Hope to see you there. There is no cost to register, all that we ask for is a $5.00 donation to cover the cost of the food served.
Holy Days of Obligation and Special Feasts coming up (changes from past in bold):
All Saints Day
Oct 31 – 6:00 Vigil
Nov 1 – 7:00 a.m.
Nov 24 – NO 7:00 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Mass ONLY
Dec 7 – 7:00 Vigil, in conjunction with the Advent Mission
Dec 8 – 7:00 a.m.
Dec 24 – 4:00 Vigil
Dec 25 – 12:00 Midnight Mass
NO 7:30 p.m. Mass
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Dec 31 – 4:00 Vigil
Jan 1 - 12:00 Midnight Mass
The Legion of Mary hosts a Coffee Social on the first Sunday of each month. All are invited to come to the Community Room following the 9:30am mass. This is a time for new parishioners to learn about the variety of ministries available in the parish, and a time for community and socialization.
Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming a Catholic? The RCIA process at St. Rita is open to any adult who has an interest in joining the Catholic Church and Catholics who would like to learn more about their faith or receive the sacrament of 1st Eucharist or Confirmation. RCIA registration form can be downloaded from below. Fill it out, and mail or bring to the church office. Please call the church office for more information @ 737-2915 or call Ray Augustin at (504) 251-3107. RCIA registration form
Attention all High School Juniors and Parents! There will be an informational meeting regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation on Monday, August 29th at 7 PM in the Community Room. Registration Forms can be found on the website www.stritaharahan.com, in the back of church, and in the church office. Please bring the registration form, fees, and a copy of the student’s baptismal certificate to the meeting. All details of Confirmation will be discussed at this time.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00pm.
St Rita Of Cascia Parish
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 for Kindergarten through 7th grade will begin on September 10th and will go thru May. Classes are on Saturday mornings in the school from 9:00am – 10:30am. Please contact Erin Maffe at the church office at 737-2915 (ext. 1206) if you have any questions and for more information on CCD for grades 8th through 12th. Parents of CCD children - The CCD Registration Form for 2016-17 can be downloaded from below. Fill it out, and mail or bring to the church office. REGISTRATION FORM
“In the Blessed Sacrament God loves us so tenderly,
He empties Himself completely. O, who could believe it?
Withholding nothing, He gives his all.
He gives his flesh for us to eat He gives his blood for us to drink.
He gives his soul, his infinite being To transform us into Himself.
Praised be the Blessed Sacrament!”
(St. Louis de Montfort, Hymn No. 30, 3rd Stanza).
*St. Rita’s Adoration Chapel has many open hours!
Please prayerfully consider taking an hour!
Please call 756-1891 if interested