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~Schedule of Services~

Holy Eucharist (Mass):

Christ of the Desert has joined with
St. Francis of Assisi National Catholic Church
for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel at:

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
810 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ


Baptisms, Weddings, Holy Unions, House Blessings and Quinceañera celebrations available by appointment.  Please contact Fr. Mark for additional information.




Rev. Mark Elliott Newman, OC
(602) 789-6251 (voice)
(602) 789-1932 (fax)




Christ of the Desert is a chartered ministry of the worldwide Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch, an independent Catholic Church with headquarters in Santa Fe, NM. We are not Roman Catholic nor are we in formal communion with the Roman Catholic Church. We welcome all to our altars regardless of race, gender, marital or economic status, sexual orientation or denominational affiliation.