Our schedule for Christmas will be:
Monday, December 24th
Tuesday, December 25th
There is still an obligation to attend Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent, either Saturday evening or Sunday morning. We will have our normal Sunday schedule for the 22nd and 23rd.
For the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on January 1st, we will have a 4pm Vigil on Monday, December 31st and a 10:30am Mass on Tuesday, January 1st.
Please join us during this sacred time!
Prepare your spirit for Christmas! The annual St. Rita Advent Prayer and Pot Luck takes place on Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Rita School Cafeteria. The theme will be “Keeping Watch for the Lord in My Old/Young Life,” with parishioners Madi Alford and Deacon Mark White presenting.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Friday, December 7th 4pm Vigil Mass
Saturday, December 8th 8am Mass
Join us in celebrating Our Lady on this holy day of obligation.
Between the Parish and the School, you raised over $16,000 from 99 donors! Our parish received the 6th most amount of gifts to a parish in our archdiocese. This all will help our lighting and security projects tremendously.
Thank you for shining your light!
• Betty Kron • Mark Romig & David Briggs • Katie & Howell Crosby • Mary Decoteau • Chris Self • Buddy & Amy Savoie • Judy Kron • Fr. James Wehner • Fr. Peter Finney • The Douglas Beaton Family Foundation • Darryl and Ana Schexnayder • Rachel Kimble • Shane & Christina Foret • Carlton and Lynn Dufrechou • Dc Doug Busch • Sagrario Ortiz • Sr. Immaculata Paisant • Betty Trachtman • Toni Tusa • Marianites of the Holy Cross • Merle and Robert Albers • Mrs. Robert Boh • Elizabeth Beard • Rebecca and Sohan Fernandes • Jonathan & Katherine Finney • Sarah & Ben DeMarais • Brittnay Breaux • Trish Schultz & Copper Hirsch • Ann Clayton & John Chamberlain • Shirley Flynn Unangst • Pat and Karen O'Brien • Dc Andrew Rudmann • Frederick and Carlette Boyd • Michael McCormick • Rita Lambert • Gary Ault • Sarah Finney • Jane Fleshman • Al and Marie Spansel • Dane Breaux • Tom and Gail Nalley • Cory Howat • Acquanetta Spears • Peter Finney Jr. • Benjamin Russo • Mary Beth Reiling • Mr. & Mrs. David Mettz • Anne Fabian • Helen Gerig • Kelly Dixon • Shelia Danzey • Jerrilyn Carmouche • The Ladmirault Family • James and Peg Kane • Sisters at Magnificat House • Jessica Hof Cambre • Pat and Susie Veters • Karen Augustine • Mindy DeBarge • Mike and Suzie Daly • Mr and Mrs Paul Barletta • Jose Bautista • Sr. Marjorie Hebert MSC • James and Peg Kane • Kathleen Cage • Victor and Marla Dorsey • Anthony & Sarah Sabatini • Mike Killeen • Patrick Riviere • John & Laurie Conkerton • Sr Ellen Kron, DC • Curt Rome • Michael Bartlett • Tom and Carol Hebert • Trish Schultz • Catherine Riviello • Lydia Patterson • Mike Carrabine • Todd Matherne
Bring your items with you for those in need this Advent!
If you don't have an Advent Wreath in your house, here's your chance!
Sign up for the Advent Wreath Social scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd, after 10:30am Mass. Families will make Advent Wreaths using kits provided, including candle holders, greenery, and Advent candles.
Advent family prayer helps will be given so that children can learn how to pray, celebrate with their families, and prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. We ask for a $10 donation to cover materials, but don’t let that prevent you.
This is open to young and old, families with children or single persons.
Thanksgiving Basket Distribution:
Friday, November 16th at 11am
Our partnership with Dominican High School, Mary Queen of Peace Parish, TCA, Leidenheimer Baking Company, and Xavier University will feed 100 families this year! Assist in the basket distribution this Friday, November 16th.
Baskets are distributed at the Xavier CommunityOutreach Center (7934 Edinburgh St.). Contact Brittany Breaux for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-3621.
Mass of Thanksgiving:
November 22nd at 9am
We will offer thanks to God as a community, with Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9am. Please bring an item from your table to be blessed. Bread will again be distributed following Mass. Our collection that day will be taken up for our Ministry to the Poor.