Join Our Parish

Welcome New Members!

St. Rita in the Desert welcomes all people.  If you are a Catholic new to the area and want to check out our church, or you have been away from the Church for a while and are thinking about coming back, or you are not Catholic but want to learn more about the Church, we invite you to browse our website and attend a Mass.

Parish Registration Form


Would you like to register in our parish? Please stop by or call the Parish office for more information. You can print off a registration form here and drop off at our parish office anytime during office hours.

Not Catholic, but want to be? Join RCIA!

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which people can question, search, and inquire into the Catholic faith.  At St.Rita, members of our parish join with those who are journeying to becoming fully initiated Catholics (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation).  We recognize that people are in all different places in their journey and we are here to help you in any way we can.

You may be baptized in another faith or you may just be beginning to ask questions.  Wherever you are in your faith journey, we are here to pray with you, answer questions, share with you and be a part of your walk of faith. If you are interested in becoming Catholic or just want to find out more, please contact


Mass Times

Daily (Monday - Friday):
8:00 a.m. in the Chapel

5:00 p.m. in John XXIII Center

7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and
11:00 a.m. in John XXIII Center

Holy Days: 8:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m.
(may vary/check bulletin)

Confessions: 4:30pm on Saturday
or call the Parish Office for
an appointment


Contact Us

13260 E Colossal Cave Road,
Vail, AZ 85641-0400
Office: 762-9688
Fax: 762-5967
Email Us

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.