Religious Education

St Rita in the Desert Parish Religious Education program supports parents and guardians in their vital role as the first and foremost teachers of faith for their children. Our program is open to all young people, whether they are Catholic or not, and whether they are attending a Catholic or public school. Together with our pastor, Father Martininez, the staff and volunteers of our Religious Education program seeks to provide opportunities for children, youth and their parents and families to grow in their relationship with Jesus and the Church in order that they may live the Gospel fully at home, at school, at work and in the world. Students will grow in their knowledge of Scripture to help prepare them to receive their sacraments.


Sunday; August – April
8:45 am – 10:00 am

Elementary Education:

(Elementary, Grades 1 – 5) consist of age-appropriate lessons in exploring God’s gifts, traditions, sacraments, and teachings.

Wednesday; August – April
3:30 pm – 5:00 p.m.

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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.