Dine Out

All are invited to dine out at selected restaurants monthly to benefit the food pantry.  With the holidays approaching, the Food Pantry will be getting busier than ever.   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 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.


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

Come on out and watch the LSU game and the Saints game playing on the Jumbo Tron.

Weekend POP arm bands available through the school office until noon on November 7th. Unlimited rides for $60.00

Daily POP arm bands are available on the fair grounds for $25.00 per day.  Ride sessions are Friday from 6:00pm – 11:00ppm, Saturday and Sunday from noon – 5:00pm.

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

Spaghetti Dinner in Cafeteria - Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm  $10.00

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




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 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.


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.


St. Rita school has an opportunity to earn 6% of all of your purchases on
Amazon.com.  Use our custom St. Rita School link before you shop.   Go to www.fundyourpta.org/stritaharahan.php   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.

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

Confirmation Registration 2015

Our High School Confirmation program is open to all 11th & 12th graders attending Catholic High Schools or CCD programs.  Registration will take place on Monday August 25th, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Community Room (in the Monsignor Champagne Complex).  Please bring a copy of your Baptismal and First Communion certificates.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Erin Maffe at 737-2915 (ex 1206)

Classes will take place in the Community Room at 7:00pm  approximately twice a month on specified Monday nights starting September 8th.  A calendar with Confirmation Preparation dates will be given out at registration.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00pm.

Registration form (Confirmation)