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


Our High School Confirmation program is open to all 11th & 12th graders attending Catholic High Schools or CCD programs.  Parents and Teens are asked to attend  Registration and an Information Meeting on Monday August 17th, 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 14th.  A calendar with Confirmation Preparation dates will be given out at registration.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Tuesday,  April 12, 2016 at 7:00pm.

Confirmation Registration 2015-16


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 12th will go thru May.  Classes are on Saturday mornings in the school from 9:00am – 10:30am.  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 2015-16  can be downloaded from below.  Fill it out, and mail or bring to the church office.

CCD Registration


Mens SpirituallityThe Mens’ Spirituality Group of St. Rita is open to all men regardless of what parish they reside in.  The group will meet monthly on the first Thursday in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex beginning September 10th at 7:00pm, and the gatherings will consist of socialization and dinner, video presentation, discussion and a closing prayer.  The program for this year will be “THE MYSTERY of GOD : Who is God ad Why He Matters”  by Bishop-Elect Robert Barron with Word on Fire Ministries.   Hope to see you there.  There is no cost to register, all that we ask for is a $5.00 donation to cover the cost of the food served.  Registration will begin August 15th in the back of church.

Ministers of Holy Communion and Lectors Needed

If you are you are in good standings with the Catholic Church and would like to become a Minister of Holy Communion or Lector here at St. Rita, please contact Fr. John in the parish office or by e-mail (Jarnone@arch-no.org).

If you have already received your Commissioning through the Archdiocese and serve at St. Rita, we invite you to consider ALSO serving at a local hospital or nursing home. The need is great and ministers are few. The Archdiocese will be holding special training classes designed to address issues specific to those ministering in hospitals and nursing homes. If you would like to begin assisting at a healthcare facility, please contact Deacon Jeff Tully at (504)227-3606

Coffee Social

The Legion of Mary hosts a Coffee Social on the first Sunday of each month.  All are invited to come to the Community Room following  the 9:30am mass.  This is a time for new parishioners to learn about the variety  of ministries available in the parish, and a time for community and socialization.

Amazon.com Fundraiser

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.

Car Show

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St. Rita Knights of Columbus Council 3854 will sponsor the 7th Annual Open Car Show on Saturday, August 29th 2015. (Rain Date September 12, 2015) Gates open to cars at 5:30pm and admission is free to the public.  To register or for more information, contact Gene Majeau @ 504-915-4586 or by email to: eamajeau@bellsouth.net

Registration Form available in church office or download form below.

Registration 2015

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 “Koz’s” at the corner of Wilson and Hickory.  The dates are August 18th and 20th.  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.