Mass Schedule

  • Daily (Monday-Friday) at 8:00am in the St. John XXIII Center
  • Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00pm in the St. John XXIII Center
  • Sunday Mass: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm (in Spanish) in the St. John XXIII Center

Confessions: Saturday at 3:30pm in the St. John XXIII Center

Bishop Edward Weisenburger has allowed St. Rita in the Desert to move to Phase II Protocols beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Click here to read our Phase II Guidelines.

The major changes will be:

  • We will return to public WEEKDAY Masses (Monday through Friday and First Saturday)
  • Holy Communion will be returned to its proper place in the Liturgy, with Holy Communion brought to the assembly in their place.
  • SOME parish groups may begin in-person meetings, subject to approval by the pastor.

We will continue to practice social distancing and follow dioesean, CDC, local and state recommendations.  If you feel comfortable joining us, please wear a mask.

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.)

Bishop Weisenburger continues the temporary dispensation for the Sunday Mass obligation for all those who reside in or are visiting the Diocese of Tucson.


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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