Mass Schedule

  • Daily (Monday – Friday): 8:00 a.m. in the Shrine
  • Saturday: 5:00 p.m. in St. John XXIII Center
  • Sunday: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. in St.  John XXIII Center                                         1:00pm Spanish Mass in the Shrine
  • Holy Days: 8:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m. (may vary/check bulletin)

Confessions: St. John XXIII Center Saturday at 4:15PM; Sunday at 8:30AM, 10:30AM, 12:30PM or call the Parish Office for an appointment

Bishop Weisenburger has issued a Level 3 protocol in response to the coronavirus challenge. “As of Monday, March 16, 2020, all parish-based public gatherings are either cancelled or suspended. These directives are in place for the next three weeks, until April 6, 2020, at which time they will be reviewed and either brought to a close or extended. ” 

There will be no meetings, gatherings, or public Masses at St. Rita in the Desert.

Please visit the Diocese of Tucson website for more information :

Please click HERE to see an important letter from our Pastor, Fr. Alonzo Garcia.


We hope the information here is useful to you. The website will be continually updated and improved so your comments are always welcome.

We are a family oriented, community of Christians involved in all parts of our catholic ministry striving to live according to the word of God through prayer and by loving and respecting our neighbors in an atmosphere of joyful living.

We do this by celebrating liturgy, caring for the poor, offering religious education, providing opportunities for parishioners to participate in all church activities, responding with God’s love to all those in need and welcoming all who seek to worship God and live our faith with us.

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