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.
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.
Save the date!!!
The St. Rita Dad’s Club will be holding their 4th Annual Crawfish Cook-Off on May 20, 2017. Mark your calendars and join us for this fun filled event! For more info about team sign up and pre-sale ticket purchases please click the link below
“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
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a “Parents’ Night Out” at the Harahan KC Hall on Saturday April 22nd @ 7pm. Admission is $15. Come out to support our Food Pantry and have a night out kid free! For more info please click the link below
Our 2nd Fish Fry of the season will be this Friday April 7th @ 5pm in the school cafeteria. There will be a movie shown starting @ 6:30pm in the gym. Come out and join the fun and some good food!
$10 Fish, Shrimp, Combo Plate or Grilled Fish (Corn on the Cob, French Fries & Dessert Included)
$5 2 Slices of Cheese Pizza
Dine In – Take Out – Drive Thru
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 “Heads & Tails” In Harahan. The dates are Tuesday April 18th and Thursday April 20th. 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 email@example.com to make reservations
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. There will be NO Peace Mass in April in recognition of Holy Week. Please join us next month on May 11th!
THE LENTEN SEASON
A distinction is to be made between Lent and
the Easter Triduum. Strictly speaking, Lent ends
with the beginning of the Triduum on Holy
Thursday. The Ordo notes: “Lent runs from Ash
Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper
exclusive on Holy Thursday.”
FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good
Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age
but not yet 59. Those who are bound to fast may
take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are
permitted if necessary to maintain strength
according to each one’s needs, but eating solid
foods between meals is not permitted.
Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all
Catholics 14 years or older on Ash Wednesday,
Good Friday and on all Fridays of Lent. The
determination of certain days as obligatory days
of penance should not be understood as limiting
the occasions for Christian penance.
MAINTAINING THE SPIRIT OF THE
SEASON OF LENT
The Spirit of the season of Lent should be
maintained throughout the weeks of Lent. The
obligation to observe penitential days of the
Church is a very important part of our spiritual
life. Individual circumstances must be taken
into account, but in general, people should seek
to do more rather than less, since fast and
abstinence on the days prescribed should be
considered a minimal response to the Lord’s
call to penance and conversion of life.