Father, It’s Dark in Here!

We’re excited to try to better illuminate our beautiful church by our participation in this year's iGiveCatholic giving day on Tuesday, November 27th. After Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, Cyber Monday, consider participating in iGiveCatholic on Tuesday.

St. Rita Catholic Church in New Orleans has been shining a light on the Catholic faith in the Gert Town-Fontainebleau area since 1921. YOU can help increase that glow.

Your generosity will help fund projects to illuminate the inner and outer beauty of our church, for our congregation and our community.

Thank you for shining your light and helping us shine ours.

Click below to securely give to St. Rita.



Tiered Goals

  • $6,000 - Lighting the Mary and Joseph Side Altars

  • $7,000 - Lighting the Mary and Joseph Side Altars + New Mass Time Sign

  • $15,000 - Lighting the Mary and Joseph Side Altars + New Mass Time Sign + Beginning of Exterior Lighting Fronting of Church

Gifts will help convert one of our unused confessionals into a three-niche statuary, directing us clearly to our offerings for the poor. Learn more about St. Rita's hopes for the day on our website. 

The last two years YOU successfully raised our goal. Learn about the hopes we had for the day by seeing last year's video and page and 2016’s.



#iGiveCatholic is an online giving event for people across the nation (and the world!) to come together to raise as much money as possible for Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries located in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Baton Rouge, Diocese of Biloxi, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and the Diocese of Jackson on one day: #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018. Last year, #iGiveCatholic raised more than $1.3 million for the Archdiocese of New Orleans.


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end of year giving.


#iGiveCatholic is on #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018 from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm (midnight to midnight) and takes place at www.iGiveCatholic.org. Advanced Day giving runs from November 12-26.