Our Mission Church

The Saint Mary of the Desert Catholic Mission is attended by a Deacon of the Catholic Church and is an outreach of Our Lady of Fatima Parish located at 1950 Irvington Place, Tucson, AZ 85746.

As we do not have an assigned priest to the mission, we observe the Sunday obligation by a Vigil Communion Service* celebrated with the Rite of distributing Holy Communion outside Mass with the celebration of the Word of God.  This is not a Mass but a Communion Service but fulfilled the Sunday obligation of celebrating the Day of Resurrection. 

However, from time-to-time, the pastor at Our Lady of Fatima, Father Vili, or his associate Father Simon, or a guest priest will celebrate Mass for our community.  Please check the web site weekly as we will post the occasions of the Mass when we will have a priest available for Confession and Mass.

At 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Vigil Communion Service is preceded with the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and Exposition / Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Vigil Communion services* are held every Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Mass Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Communion Service Good Friday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil Saturday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m.

Weekly Rosary

A weekly rosary is scheduled to begin on March 31 @ 9:30 a.m. It will take place every Monday after that weather permitting. Please call Anastasia: 520-591-7060 for further information.

Instructions on how to pray the rosary: https://www.usccb.org/how-to-pray-the-rosary