Seminarian to stay in parish for months of May and June

Andrew GuiterrezSt. Rita parish will welcome seminarian ANDREW GUTIERREZ for his 8-week summer assignment. He will be with us from May 7 – June 30. His is completing 1st Theology at Notre Dame Seminary. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School and St. Joseph Seminary College. His home parish is St. Clement of Rome in Metairie. He is looking forward to learning all you can teach him during his summer assignment.

Green & White Linen Night Registration

Please click below for a flyer and registration details for Greene and White Night

Reg & info flyer 2016

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.

Jambalaya Dinner

Our CYO teens are raising money for their annual trip to the Steubenville Youth Conference in July!  They will be hosting a Jambalaya Dinner on Sunday April 17th from 10:30 am – 2 pm.  Help our teens raise the money they need for their trip.

$10 a Plate including green beans and cole slaw

Thank You for your Support!Jambalaya

St. Rita Dad’s Club Annual Crawfish Cook-Off

The St. Rita Dad’s Club will be hosting their Annual Crawfish Cook-Off on May 14th,2016 from 4-9 p.m.  Crawfish will be provided by Bobby’s Seafood.  Pre-sale tickets may be purchased in the School and Church offices.

Ages 13 & over – $20.00

Ages 6 -12 – $10.00

Under 6 – FREE

For more information Call (504) 442-5751


Congratulations St. Rita Students

Under the direction of Miss Brigid Kern, the students of St. Rita School presented the play “Aladdin” on March 3rd, 4th and 5th.  We would like to congratulate them on a job well done.

Aladdin 2016

St. Joseph Altar

st josephSaturday March 19th is St. Joseph’s Day.  St. Rita Parish will host a St. Joseph Altar in the Community Room on Saturday March 19th.  The altar will be open on Saturday from 11:30am – 2:00pm for viewing and feeding and reopen from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.  All are invited to come.

Liturgical Ministry Workshops

Interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion or becoming a Lector?  The Office of Worship has several workshops scheduled in the spring.  All participants must be pre-approved by their pastors.  Contact the Church Office  737-2915   All workshops are  9:00am – 1:00pm

Workshops for Ministers of Communion:

Sat. Feb 13, 2016 – Our Lady of The Rosary – 3368 Esplanade Ave., NOLA

Sat. Feb 27, 2016 – St. Mary Magdalen – 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie

Sat.  Mar. 12, 2016 – The Visitation of Our Lady – 3500 Ames Blvd., Marrero

Sat. Apr. 16, 2016 – St. Luke the Evangelist – 910 Cross Gates Blvd, Slidell

Sat.  Apr. 16, 2016 - Our Lady of the Rosary – 3368 Esplanade Ave., NOLA

Sat.  May 7, 2016 – Sacred Heart of Jesus – 401 Spruce St., Norco

Sat.  Jun. 11, 2016 -  Our Lady of the Rosary – 3368 Esplanade Ave, NOLA

Lector Workshops:

Sat. Mar 12, 2016  – St Andrew the Apostle – 3101 Elton St., NOLA

Sat.  Apr. 2, 2016 – St, Clement of Rome – 4317 Richland Ave., Metairie

Sat. Apr. 23, 2016 – Our Lady of Lourdes – 400 Westchester Blvd., Slidell


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 April 19th and Thursday April 21st.  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

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. The Celebrant for April 14th is Rev. Michael Kettenring, Pastor of  Visitation of Our Lady.  All are invited to attend.