Dine Out for the Food Pantry

All are invited to dine out at selected restaurants monthly to benefit the food pantry.  Just mention to your waiter that you are there to support St. Rita and the food pantry gets a percentage of your order.  This month we will go the “Charles Seafood” in Harahan.  The dates are Tuesday June 21st and Thursday June 23rd.  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

Coffee Social

The Legion of Mary hosts a Coffee Social on the first Sunday of each month but this month it will be held on June 19th for Fathers’ Day.  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.

Father Kenneth S. Smith

Deacon Ken Smith Archbishop Aymond has assigned Fr. Ken to St. Rita Parish as Parochial Vicar beginning July 1st. 
“Fr. Ken” was born in St. Louis and grew up in Natchitoches. After thirty years in the restaurant industry, where he achieved the position of executive chef at the Upperline Restaurant, he finally took a step he had dreamt of since childhood and entered Notre Dame Seminary to begin priestly formation. He has been assigned to various parishes during Seminary and was ordained a Priest to serve the Archdiocese of New Orleans on June 4, 2016. We look forward to his time here!


“In the Blessed Sacrament God loves us so tenderly, 

He empties Himself completely.  O, who could believe it?  

Withholding nothing, He gives his all. 

He gives his flesh for us to eat He gives his blood for us to drink. 

He gives his soul, his infinite being To transform us into Himself.  

Praised be the Blessed Sacrament!” 

(St. Louis de Montfort, Hymn No. 30, 3rd Stanza).


*St. Rita’s Adoration Chapel has many open hours!  

Please prayerfully consider taking an hour!  

Please call 756-1891 if interested


St. Rita Dad’s Club Annual Crawfish Cook-Off

The St. Rita Dad’s Club will be hosting their Annual Crawfish Cook-Off on May 14th,2016 from 4-9 p.m.  Crawfish will be provided by Bobby’s Seafood.  Pre-sale tickets may be purchased in the School and Church offices.

Ages 13 & over – $20.00

Ages 6 -12 – $10.00

Under 6 – FREE

For more information Call (504) 442-5751



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 1st  Thursdays of the month in the Community Room of the Msgr. Champagne Complex through May 5th 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.

Seminarian to stay in parish for months of May and June

Andrew GuiterrezSt. Rita parish will welcome seminarian ANDREW GUTIERREZ for his 8-week summer assignment. He will be with us from May 7 – June 30. His is completing 1st Theology at Notre Dame Seminary. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School and St. Joseph Seminary College. His home parish is St. Clement of Rome in Metairie. He is looking forward to learning all you can teach him during his summer assignment.

Green & White Linen Night Registration

Please click below for a flyer and registration details for Greene and White Night

Reg & info flyer 2016

Jambalaya Dinner

Our CYO teens are raising money for their annual trip to the Steubenville Youth Conference in July!  They will be hosting a Jambalaya Dinner on Sunday April 17th from 10:30 am – 2 pm.  Help our teens raise the money they need for their trip.

$10 a Plate including green beans and cole slaw

Thank You for your Support!Jambalaya

Congratulations St. Rita Students

Under the direction of Miss Brigid Kern, the students of St. Rita School presented the play “Aladdin” on March 3rd, 4th and 5th.  We would like to congratulate them on a job well done.

Aladdin 2016