St. Rita School Open House

St. Rita School will have its Open House on Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30 p.m. We are very proud to show off our school, daily extending Catholic education to 223 Pre-K 4 through 7th Grade students. Under the leadership of Principal Karen Henderson and a committed staff, St. Rita School continues the formation of Faith, Knowledge, and Service begun in 1924.

Embracing a blended learning model that brings technology into the classroom and personalizes instruction, St. Rita School also has been strengthened by our partnership with Notre Dame Seminary, with each classroom having the weekly presence of two men in formation for the priesthood.

Please help us spread the good news of our vibrant and growing school! Invite a neighbor or friend!

Family Mass: January 29th

Our St. Rita School Family Mass returns for the spring semester on Sunday, January 29th at 10:30am.

With the goals of uniting our school with our parish and passing on that faith to our young ones, we monthly celebrate a School Family Mass during our 10:30am Sunday liturgy. Our St. Rita School scholars serve as a reader and will bring up the gifts. We hope it emphasizes our hope to make present ever-more the faith we have received.

Remaining spring semester dates are March 26th and April 23rd. Donuts will be served after each Mass. Please consider joining our parish family!

Parenting Workshops: Isaiah 43

Come explore the vocation of parenting at our Isaiah 43 Parenting Workshops, from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. in St. Rita’s School Library. All workshops are held on Thursdays: January 19, January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16. Workshops are free. Dinner and childcare are provided. Contact Patrick Kemmerly ( or call (504) 861-6345 to register. 

Following the Mardi Gras break, there will be another series of workshops offered as well.

Basketball Schedules


Our Panthers are gearing up for another exciting basketball season. St. Rita will field Girls Senior,  Boys Senior, and Boys Junior teams. Come out and support our scholars' hard work. Thanks to Coach Lofton and Coach Ryan for their good work.

Girls Senior Schedule

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

3:40St. Dominic(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at St. Dominic

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

3:40Resurrection of Our Lord(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at Resurrection of Our Lord

Thursday, January 5, 2017

4:40St. Rita(Sr) vs. St. Joan of Arc(Sr) at St. Pius X 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

3:40St. Dominic(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at St. Dominic

Thursday,  January 19, 2017

3:40Good Shepherd(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr)  at Resurrection of Our Lord

Boys Senior Schedule

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

4:40Good Shepherd(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at St. Pius X

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

3:40St. Pius X(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at St. Pius X

Friday, January 20, 2017

4:40St. Mary’s Academy(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at St. Mary’s Academy

Thursday, January 26, 2017  

4:40Resurrection(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at Resurrection

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

4:40St. Joan of Arc(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at St. Pius X

Thursday, February 2, 2017 

4:40St. Dominic(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr) at St. Dominic

Monday, February 6, 2017 

4:40St. Stephen(Sr) vs. St. Rita(Sr)  at OLPS

Boys Junior Schedule

Friday, January 20, 2017

3:40St. Mary’s Academy(Jr) vs. St. Rita(Jr) at St. Mary’s Academy 

Friday, January 27, 2017

3:40Resurrection of Our Lord(Jr) vs. St. Rita(Jr) at Resurrection

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

3:40St. Joan of Arc(Jr) vs. St. Rita(Jr) at St. Pius X

Thursday, February 2, 2017

3:40 St. Dominic(Jr) vs. St. Rita(Jr) at St. Dominic

Monday, February 6, 2017

3:40Our Lady of Prompt Succor(Jr) vs. St. Rita(Jr) at OLPS

Thursday, February 7, 2017

3:40St. Pius X(Jr) vs. St. Rita(Jr) at St. Pius X




iGive Catholic Giving Day

St. Rita School is excited to participate in this year's iGive Catholic giving day on Tuesday, November 29th. After Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, Cyber Monday, consider participating in iGive Catholic on Tuesday.

We hope to use donations to help replace our sound system in the cafeteria, the hub of our school. Consider helping us give the gift of sound. Watch our video below for more information.



#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 29, 2016. 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 29, 2016 from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm (midnight to midnight) and takes place at