Crawfish Cookoff

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

Crawfish Cook-Off Info

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Dine Out for the 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 “Koz’s” In Harahan.  The dates are Tuesday May 16th and Thursday May 18th.  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 ghickey@scottcompanies.com to make reservations

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. Mike Kettenring, Pastor at Visitation of Our Lady, will be our Celebrant on May 11th.

MENS’ SPIRITUALITY

Mens SpirituallityThe 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.

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.

Adoration

“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

 

KC Women’s Aux Parents Night Out

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

Parents Night Out

Dad’s Club Fish Fry

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

 

School Drama Production – Wizard of Oz

 

St Rita Presents…..

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March 23, 24 & 25 @ 6:30 p.m. in the School Gym

Purchase Your Tickets NOW!!

$5.00 Kids 3 – 17 yrs

$7.00 Adults

ALL TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR WILL BE $8.00

 

Lenten Season Guidelines

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.