Starting this summer, St. Rita’s will host an intentional community of lay Catholic young adults. So far there are three people committed to living in this community, which we are calling Emmaus House. Community members will be St. Rita’s parishioners, and can be married couples or single persons in their 20s and 30s.
This idea was inspired by previous experiences with the Alliance for Catholic Education service program, which involves teachers living in faith-based communities around the country, including here in New Orleans.
Emmaus House will serve St. Rita’s by maintaining a vibrant and hospitable space for parish activities, just as Magnificat House did.
Emmaus House members will offer hospitality, serve in other St. Rita’s ministries, and participate in weekly communal meals and prayer.
The community will be centered on the values of generous hospitality, loving service, simple and sustainable living, and just relationships.
Please pray for this exciting new endeavor!