Fr. GallagherSt. Rita parish welcomes Fr. Simeon Gallagher, OFM Cap December 13th – 18th 2014 to present the Advent Mission.   Fr. Gallagher will do a morning presentation following the 8:30am Mass Monday thru Thursday as well as a 7:00pm presentation in the church.


Pecan Fest 2014The 22nd Annual St. Rita Pecan Festival will take place the weekend of November 7, 8 & 9th.  Come out and enjoy the rides, food, music, laughter, fun and fellowship.

Friday hours – 6pm – 11pm with “The Topcats” playing from 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

Saturday hours – noon – midnight with “Bag of Donuts” playing from 7:30 – 10:30pm

Sunday hours — noon – 9:00pm with “Groovy 7″ playing from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Looking forward to seeing you there:

Fest Crowd

More information is available be scrolling down to “Recommended Links” and clicking on the Pecan Festival link




25th & 50th Anniversary Mass

On Sunday October 26th St. Rita Parish will celebrate the Anniversaries of parishioners that celebrated 25 or 50 years of marriage this year.  If you or someone that you know would like to be included, please call the church office before October 13th to register. 737-2915


World Youth Day – New Orleans

This year’s World Youth Day New Orleans, sponsored by the CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office, will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the Morial Convention Center.  Thousands of teens from parishes and schools across the Archdiocese of New Orleans will gather to celebrate being the young Church, deepen their faith, pray together, and share time with Archbishop Aymond.  Will you be in that number?  To register, contact the church office at 737-2915.

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


The Annual Holiday Bazaar hosted by the St. Rita Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary will take place on Saturday December 13th from 9am-4pm in the school courtyard and gym.   For information please call Adrianne Jouet at 504-251-1750.  Applications are available below.

Craft Fair application 2014


Living discerning life

The 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 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.



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 November is “PERRIN’S” on Hickory and Sauve Rd. on Tuesday November 18 & Wednesday November 19.  We are doing two days, not to make you go out on two days, but to make it easier for those that find Tuesday or Thursday 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.

Steubenville 2014

steubenville 2014


Our CYO just returned from a trip to the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. They would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support which make this amazing weekend possible.


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