Giving TuesdayThis year on December 1st the Catholic Church will participate in Giving Tuesday.   St. Rita Church and School will be accepting donations to benefit on going projects in the parish.  For more information or to find out how to donate,  please visit      igivecatholic.org


CYO cooks with Deacon Ken

cyo cooks with Deacon KenThe St. Rita CYO recently went to the rectory to have a cooking class with Deacon Ken.  The Clarion Herald has a nice write up in their October 30th edition. Click on the link below to read the article.


Recipes: Beef Stroganoff  Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad  CHOCOLATE LOVER PIE  Philadelphia Style Ice Cream




St. Rita Holiday Market

Craft FairThe Ladies Auxiliary of the Knight’s of Columbus will host a Holiday Market (Formerly called the Holiday Bazaar) on the 5th of December, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the gym and on the school grounds.  Come and do your holiday shopping in plenty enough time before Christmas.  Vendor booths are still available.  For information, contact Brandee Barrett at  nolamade@yahoo.com or 504-485-1852.

Advent Mission

Mark your calendar to save the date for the Advent Mission at St. Rita Church which will be Monday, November 30 thru Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00pm in the Church.  The presenter will be Mike Patin, a husband, dad and popular Catholic speaker.  He lives in Lafayette, LA.  Mike uses energy, humor, and stories to affirm the goodness of God’s presence among us while inviting others, and himself, to take the next step in their faith journey.  He has spoken in over 130 dioceses in the US and Canada with groups ranging from 10 to 23,000.  Monday night will Family Night and the talk will be geared to the whole family.         mikepatin.com


Christmas Tree Blessing & Pictures with Santa

Sunday November 29th, we will have our annual Blessing of the Parish Christmas Tree and Pictures with Santa following the 9:30am mass.  Barberito Photographers will be here in the library to take professional pictures with Santa.  Please make plans to dress the children up in their Christmas clothes and stop by to have their Santa pictures taken.  Barberito Santa Photo


23rd Annual Pecan Festival

The St. Rita Pecan Festival is quickly approaching. Pecan  Festival Man

Be in that number:

This year’s dates are:

Friday, November 13 (6pm – Midnight)                               

Saturday, November 14 (noon – Midnight)

Sunday, November 15 (noon – 9pm)

Band Lineup:

Friday:   The Topcats (7:30 – 10:30)

Saturday: Chee Weez (7:30 – 10:30pm)

Sunday: Bucktown Allstars (5 – 8pm)

Come enjoy the rides        pecan fest rides


Food      muffaletta

music laughter, fun and fellowshipFest Crowd

St. Rita Alumni Night -Friday, November 13th from 7 – 8pm!  If you have ever been a student at St. Rita, stop by the St. Rita Alumni booth and receive your free drink ticket!

Spaghetti Dinner in the cafeteria on Sunday the 15th – $10.00/plate

Weekend Ride Bands can be ordered in the school office for $60.00 each up until noon Friday the 13th of November. (No exceptions)

Classroom auction items on Saturday.

LSU & SAINTS TAILGATE PARTY in front of the Jumbotron TV Screen.

Sponsor form attachedSponsor Form 2015

Like us on Facebook

More information as the date approaches.



Dine Out for the Food Pantry

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.  This month we will go the “Perrins” on the corner of Hickory & Sauve Rd. in Harahan.  The dates are November 17th and 19th.  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 gph1@bellsouth.net to make reservations.


Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming  a Catholic?  The RCIA process at St. Rita is open to any adult who has an interest in joining the Catholic Church and Catholics who would like to learn more about their faith or receive the sacrament of 1st Eucharist or Confirmation.  Classes will begin on September 17th and will be on Thursday nights until May.  Please call the church office for more information.  737-2915

Extraordinary Minister for Healthcare

There are more than 3,000 Catholics in either a hospital or nursing home bed every day within the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Our Ministry to the Sick calls us to be present and to provide Holy Communion to those patients.  In our efforts to meet this growing demand, the Archdiocese has implemented a special training for those who are being called to this ministry.  We need your help.

Please see the attached schedule of training sessions for this very special ministry.

Please contact Deacon Jeff Tully, Hospital Chaplain Coordinator, at 504-227-3606 with any questions.

Training Session Schedule


Perpetual Adoration

The St. Joseph Adoration Chapel of St. Rita opened in September 1986.  It is located on the first floor of the Msgr. Champagne Complex.  The chapel is open 24hours a day, 7 days a week to registered adorers.  Below are the hours in need of adorers.  Prayerfully consider spending an hour a week with our Divine Lord.

Sunday:           Midnight, 2 am, 3 am, 4 am

Monday:          2 am, 3 am

Tuesday:          2 am, 3 am; Noon

Wednesday:     11 am

Thursday:        1 am, 2 am, 3 am, 8 am, 10 am

Friday:            1 am, 2 am, 3 am; 2pm, 4pm

Saturday:        2 am, 3 am; 1pm, 5pm


Open to the public from 7:00am – 8:00pm without a pass code.

Call Church Office if interested 737-2915!


Updated 8/10/15