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, 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.
Where Kids Meet Up With Jesus!
Registrations now available!
Monday through Thursday 8:30am-2:00pm and online
Registrations will also be taken on the following dates in the Verhagen building:
Sunday, May 13 after the 9:00am & 11:00am Masses
Sunday, May 19 & 20 after the 9:00am & 11:00am Masses
Registration and Volunteer forms are attached below for you to view and print out.
We need you!
Volunteers needed in the following areas:
Music/Skit Leader and Helpers
Bible Story Leader, (12th grade and above), Bible Story center helper
Preschool leader, Preschool Helper
Games Leader, (12th grade and above), Games helper (Entering 9th-12th grade & above)
Group guide (8th grade and above),
Assistant Group guide (Entering 6th-8th grade),
Painting banners, backdrops, sets, etc. (Before VBS),
Set Up June 2nd & June 3rd after the 11 am Mass
May 30th VBS Meeting:
Volunteer Fun Day in the Hall 9am-12:30pm
June 2nd & 3rd set up for VBS
June 4th – 8th
Monday – Friday 8:30am
– Preschool: 3yrs old (as of June 1st, 2017) and 4yr. old. Must be potty-trained (no pull-
– Elementary Group: En-tering Kindergarten to 5th grade
$15.00 per child
$10.00 t-shirt, order by May 21st