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

Click here to listen to an important message from Fr. Alonzo Garcia about the re-opening of St. Rita in the Desert for Pentecost.

En Espanol

St. Rita’s will be reopening for Mass to celebrate Pentecost! St. Rita’s will look a little different, as we are allowed to celebrate Sunday Masses from Friday to Monday. We are only permitted to fill our St. John XXIII Center and Shrine to 33% of capacity, while maintaining the six-foot social distancing radius. There are many other temporary changes.
Please click here to read the letter from Fr. Alonzo. (En Espanol) It contains very important information if you plan to attend Mass on Pentecost. All of the changes outlined in this letter will be in effect until further notice. Click here for a FAQ sheet.

Please join us for live-streaming Masses on Sunday by visiting our Facebook Page. (You do not need to have a facebook account to view our page.)


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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