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. Fundraiser

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.

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:

Registration Form available in church office or download form below.

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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 “Happy Italian” on Jefferson Hwy.  The dates are July 21st and 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 to make reservations.

Anniversary of Priesthood Ordination

Fr. Kyle 3rd AnniversaryWe would like to congratulate both of our parish priests on the anniversary of their ordination.  Fr. John celebrated the 16th anniversary of his ordination on Friday May 29th and Fr. Kyle is pictured celebrating his 3rd anniversary on June 2, 2015 at the 7:00am mass.

Steubenville 2015

Steub-2015The CYO will attend the Steubenville Youth Conference in Atlanta this year July 10 – 12th.  This trip is costly and any help with expenses is appreciated .  If you would like to sponsor a teen for this wonderful conference, or just make a donation, you can just write a check payable to St. Rita CYO and drop it in the collection or turn it  in to the church office.  Thank you for your support.  For more information, please contact Erin Maffe at 737-2915 ex 1206

Deacon Kenneth S. Smith

Deacon Ken Smith Archbishop Aymond has assigned Deacon Ken Smith to St. Rita Parish for his Diaconate Internship. He will be with us for five months, beginning June 1st. 
“Deacon 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 and was ordained a Transitional Deacon on May 23rd, and with God’s help, will be ordained a Priest to serve the Archdiocese of New Orleans on June 4, 2016.

Altar Server of the Year

AllisonEach year, the Serra Clubs of Metropolitan New Orleans sponsors an Award Mass and Dinner to recognize outstanding Altar Servers.  This year’s representative from St. Rita Parish in Harahan is Alison Dupre’.  Alison received her certificate at a mass celebrated by Archbishop Aymond on April 15th at St. Rita Church in New Orleans.  Congratulations Alison.

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

We would like to thank everyone that came out to the crawfish cook off this year.

The weather was great and the crawfish were delicious.

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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