October Family Festival

The Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary will sponsor the THIRD ANNUAL OCTOBER FAMILY FESTIVAL on Saturday October 4th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.   Activities will include :

Fun Fall Photo opportunity

Trunk -and- Treat in the parking lot

Music from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Fun Halloween Theme Movie starting at 8:45pm bring your chairs or a blanket to sit on

Food and beverages available for purchase

Prizes will be awarded for top three age groups

Admission is $5;00 per child


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 are someone that you know would like to be included, please call the church office before October 13th to register.


Lifeline Screening

Lifeline screeningLife Line Screening, provides preventive health screenings using advanced ultrasound equipment — the same equipment found in hospitals and performed by medically certified healthcare professionals and Nurse Practitioners. These screenings are intended for detecting early signs of potential life-threatening health conditions, such as dangerous plaque buildup or blockages in the carotid artery that could lead to something serious such as a stroke or heart attack.  Saturday October 4, 2014 in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex.

Package 1 – Stroke, Vascular Disease & Heart Rhythm – 4 tests  $139.   Package 2 -  Add an Osteoporosis Screening for only $10.00 more – 5 tests for $149.

Pre-registration is required. Application available by clicking below.  Call 1-800-324-9458.

October 4th in the Community Room

Lifeline Screening

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.

Community Self Defense Class

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus presents a Community Self Defense Class on September 25th at 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex.  Beverages will be provided.

Limited to the first 40 people…$15.00/person (minimum 15 years of age)  Please drop off payment in the St. Rita Church Office by Sept 22nd or mail to 185 Magnolia Blvd. Harahan, LA, 70123

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 October is “The Italian Pie”, on Tuesday October 14th and Thursday October 16th.  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 gph1@bellsouth.net 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.