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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.

Ready to join St. Jude the Apostle Church? Select one of the following links:

  • Register Myself
  • Register My Family
  • Update My Information
  • Or download our printable registration form and return it using one of these methods:
    • Email to
    • Mail to St. Rita, Attention:
    • Drop Off at the Pastoral Office
    • Drop Off in the Offering Basket on Sunday

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. Click here for more information

Inquiry Nights:  The First Tuesday of each month, we host an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the Catholic faith in an informal setting.  We meet in the Faith Formation office from 7 – 8 p.m. on the First Tuesday of the month.  If you are interested in becoming Catholic or just want to find out more, please contact ********** or stop in to the Inquiry Nights on the first Tuesday of the month.  We will answer any questions you may have and get you started on the way!