Fish Fry

The St. Rita Dads’ Club will sponsor 2 fish fries this lent.  The dates are February 27th and March 20th.  The location will be in the school cafeteria with the option to dine-in or drive-through.  More information to follow.

Lenten Mission

Lenten MissionMark your calendar for the Lenten Mission to be presented by Dominican Friar Fr. Martin Iott.  The mission will take place in St. Rita parish on March 9th, 10th and 11th.  There will be a scripture reflection in the Community Room following the 8:30am mass in the morning and the formal presentation in the church at 7:00pm.  The theme of the mission is still undetermined.  Make plans to attend.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Schedule

The Stations of the Cross will be at 7:00pm on all Fridays during lent. (Feb. 20th – April 3rd.)

The Stations of the Cross for children will take place at 2:15 on Friday Feb. 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.




Ash Wednesday Feb. 18th

Ash Wednesday masses will be 7:00am, 9:30am, Noon and 7:30pm.  Ashes will be distributed during the mass.

Archdiocese Golden Anniversary Celebration

The Archdiocesan Golden Anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in St. Philip Neri Church in Metairie.

Please Note: This year’s celebration will not be a Mass, but a Prayer Service. Attendance of Mass for Sunday obligation will have to be met within one’s respective parish.

To register, please contact the parish rectory before February 25, 2015

Men’s Spirituality

Living discerning lifeThe 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 on the first Thursday 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

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 February is “Koz’s” on Dickory on Tuesday February 24th & Thursday February 26nd.  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.


St. Rita school has an opportunity to earn 6% of all of your purchases on  Use our custom St. Rita School link before you shop.   Go to   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.

Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Our St. Joseph Perpetual Adoration Chapel is located on the first floor of the Msgr. Champagne Complex on the corner of Jefferson Hwy and Ravan Ave. The Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  (For everyone’s safety, only assigned adorers are allowed entry with a key code between the hours of 8pm and 7am) We ask that you prayerfully consider spending an hour a week with Our Divine Lord.  If you can not commit to a specific hour, why not consider being a substitute.  If you are interested, please contact the church office at 737-2915.

Please consider taking an hour during Advent.

Jesus is Alone these Hours:

Sunday:   Midnight, 2 am, 3 am, 4 am

Monday:    1 am, 2 am, 3 am, 5 am

Tuesday:    1 am, 2 am, 3 am

Wednesday:    1 am, 2 am; 4 am

Thursday:    1 am, 2 am, 3 am, 10 am

Friday:   1 am, 2 am, 3 am; 4 pm

Saturday:    2 am, 3 am; 1pm, 5pm & 8 pm

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