CYO Jambalaya Dinner

JambalayaThe CYO will sponsor a Jambalaya Dinner to help defray some of the cost of the Annual Steubenville Youth Conference.  It will take place in the school cafeteria on April 26th from 10:30am – 2:00pm.   Mr. Dale Simoneaux has graciously volunteered to prepare the jambalaya again this year.   Dinner will consist of Jambalaya, salad and a drink.  $8:00 Dine-in or Take-out.  Please make plans to attend.

Dine Out for 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.  The restaurant for April is “Applebee’s” in Elmwood. on Tuesday April 21st & Thursday April 23rd.  Applebee’s would like you to bring the attached flier with you when you dine-in or pick-up. 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.

Applebee’s Flier

2nd Annual St. Rita Dads’ Club Crawfish Cook-off

downloadRegistration is now open for teams that want to compete in the Crawfish Cook-off on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in St. Rita School yard.  5 person team / $350.00 per team.  (Maximum 5 team members per team. There will be no additional fee for Corporate Sponsored teams… your signage, your expense!!!) St. Rita Dads’ Club will supply the crawfish, serving containers, and water…you bring the rest!!! Click on application to apply.  Team Registration Deadline is May 2, 2015. Crawfish Cookoff 2015

Pre-Sale tickets may be purchased through the School or Church Office.

Age 13 & Over…………..$20.00

Ages 6 – 12………………..$10.00

Under 6…………………….Free

Gate Prices

Age 13 & Over…………$25.00

Ages 6 – 12………………$15.00

Under 6…………………..Free

Deadline for pre-sale tickets Wed. My 13, 2015 No Exceptions

Kids’ Zone will be available with age appropriate inflatables for $5.00 per child with all proceeds going towards the St. Rita CYO summer trip to Steubenville.


St. Rita Green & White Linen Night


Green & WhiteThe event will take place on April 18th, 2015 in the school gym which will be transformed into a reception hall.  Auction – 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Music by “Super Charger” – 9:00pm – 12:00am

Green Admission / General Seating will be $50.00/ person

Green and White Admission / Assigned Seats and Preview Party will be $100.00 / person

Trotter Table – 8 Premium Reserved Seats at your chosen table with personal table service and Preview Party – $1,000/table.


Gala Ticket Application

(Cash, Check or Charge)     (For more information check the St. Rita Parish Weekly Bulletin or call the church office 504-737-2915)


Men’s Spirituality

Living discerning lifeThe 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 on the first Thursday 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


St. Rita school has an opportunity to earn 6% of all of your purchases on  Use our custom St. Rita School link before you shop.   Go to   Enter your first item in the search box and press “GO”.  It’s that simple.  Please share the link with friends and family to help increase St. Rita school earnings.

Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Our St. Joseph Perpetual Adoration Chapel is located on the first floor of the Msgr. Champagne Complex on the corner of Jefferson Hwy and Ravan Ave. The Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  (For everyone’s safety, only assigned adorers are allowed entry with a key code between the hours of 8pm and 7am) We ask that you prayerfully consider spending an hour a week with Our Divine Lord.  If you can not commit to a specific hour, why not consider being a substitute.  If you are interested, please contact the church office at 737-2915.

Please consider taking an hour during Advent.

Jesus is Alone these Hours:

Sunday:   Midnight, 2 am, 3 am, 4 am

Monday:    1 am, 2 am, 3 am, 5 am

Tuesday:    1 am, 2 am, 3 am

Wednesday:    1 am, 2 am; 4 am

Thursday:    1 am, 2 am, 3 am, 10 am

Friday:   1 am, 2 am, 3 am; 4 pm

Saturday:    2 am, 3 am; 1pm, 5pm & 8 pm

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

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.

CCD Registration 2014-2015

Does your child attend a public or private school in Kindergarten through 12th grade?  We assist in preparing your child for the vital sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.

CCD classes will begin on September 6th will go thru May.  Classes are on Saturday mornings in the school from 10:00am – 11:30am.  Please contact Erin Maffe at the church office at 737-2915 (ext. 1206) for more information.

Parents of CCD children - The CCD Registration Form for 2014-15 can be downloaded from below.  Fill it out, and mail or bring to the church office.

CCD Registration Form