Men’s Spirituality

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 starting September 7th in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex through May 10th 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.

Peace 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.  All are invited to attend.  Rev. Paul Clark, Parochial Vicar @ Divine Mercy, will be our Celebrant on August 10th.

Dine Out for Food Pantry

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 “Perrin’s” In Harahan.  The dates are Tuesday August 15th and Thursday August 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 to make reservations

Coffee Social

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.

Sip N Shop 2017

Our Annual Sip N Shop will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2nd in the gym from 10 am – 2pm!  If you would like to be a vendor for this event please fill out the vendor application,  St Rita Sip N Shop 2017, or you may pick up an application at the church office.

If you have any questions, contact: Adrianne W Jouet at or 504.251.1750

Please make checks payable to: Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus

Mail application to: Adrianne W Jouet 185 Magnolia Blvd. Harahan LA 70123

Attn: St Rita Craft Show

Thank you for your support of St Rita!



Bible Study

This fall, please join us for our newly formed Bible Study,  “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible”.  We will be offering 2 sessions:

Tuesday Mornings @ 9:30am

Sept 12th in Church

Sept 26th in Community Room

Oct 3rd, 24th in Community Room

Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th in Community Room


Tuesday Evenings @ 7:30 pm

Sept 5th, 12th, 26th in Community Room

Oct 3rd, 24th in Community Room

Nov 7th, 14th, 21st in Community Room

It is $30 to Register and forms can be found in the weekly bulletin or in the Church Office.

We Hope To See You There!!!



Mother/Son Kickball Tournament

Do you know a Mother and a Son that want to reign at KICKBALL? Do you want to show them some support? Then become a sponsor for our 1st Annual Mother/Son Kickball Tournament on Sept 10th – hosted by the Ladies Aux Knights of Columbus!Kickball Flyer 2017Kickball Sponsor

Boy Scout Round Up

Help Us Kickoff Off Fall and Welcome Our Joining Scouts!

Scouting Families:

Join us for our upcoming Fall Pack Meeting August 19th at 5pm, in the St. Rita Gym.  The theme to our Fall Kickoff and Scout Roundup is “How the West was Fun!”

Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in several Western themed activities with their den such as:

Decorating a Sherriff’s Badge Beanbag Toss
Barrel Racing Cow Patty Toss
Branding the Cow Lasso a Steer (Ring Toss)

There will even be selfie (photo) opportunities for interested scouts!

Additional Information:

• Scouts should be dressed in their Official Scout Uniform (Class A).
• Pack 115 T-shirts (Class B) will be available for purchase.
• Pack calendar dates, Fall Campout Information, and more will be shared.
• Snacks and drinks will be provided for Scouts after the activities.

Be sure to like us on Facebook @SRSCubScoutPack115 to keep up to date with Pack information and activities.

For more information/questions contact:
Marcus Achord (Cubmaster – – 504.273.3821), Pat Gleeson (Committee Chairman), or your Den Leader.


“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



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 Sunday mornings in the school after 9:30 am Mass.  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 2017-18  can be downloaded from below.  Fill it out, and mail or bring to the church office. Important Registration information for Religious Ed 2017    REGISTRATION FORM