St. Rita in the Desert Catholic Church

Shrine          JohnXXIII Center

Established March 31, 1935

Sacramental Information
Religious Education
Time, Treasure, Talent
Youth Group
Safe Environment
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Sacramental Infomation

Baptisms:  Baptism classes for parents of children under 5 years old or parishioners who need a letter to be godparents are held once a month. Contact the Parish Office for a schedule.

First Eucharist:  Children in 2nd grade Religious Education classes are prepared during regular classes and receive this sacrament the first weekend in May.

Confirmation: Confirmation classes begin in January for High School level students.   Confirmation usually takes place toward the end of May.

Confessions:  4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the John XXIII Center or call the Parish Office for an appointment. Children in 2nd grade Religious Education classes are prepared to receive 1st Reconciliation at the beginning of Advent.

Marriage:  Marriage arrangements must be made at least 4 months in advance. Please contact the Parish Office 762-9688.

St. Rita In The Desert Parish
13260 E Colossal Cave Road, Vail, AZ 85641-0400
Office: 762-9688 - Fax: 762-5967
St Rita in the Desert is located on Colossal Cave Rd., 1 mile north of I-10, Exit #2