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Our Lady of Grace Parish

18700 N. Saint Gabriel Way, Maricopa, Arizona  85138-3228

Phone: 520-568-4605               Fax:  520-568-0861

Welcome to Our Lady of Grace Parish Website!

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church is a parish of the Diocese of Tucson, Arizona.  Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas established the parish on January 13, 2007. We are dedicated to proclaiming and living our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ!  We seek to preach and teach the fullness of the Gospel in accord with the teachings of the holy Roman Catholic Church by loving God and neighbor.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe - Martes, 12 de Diciembre de 2017

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

El Ministerio Guadalupana les invita a todos a participar en las festividades de la Fiesta Anual de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe el martes, 12 de diciembre en la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Gracia.   Ven para celebrar y honrar a Nuestra Señora Patrona de los Estados Unidos.  La celebración comenzará a las 5:00 a.m. con una serenata a Nuestra Señora seguida de una Misa en español con Marachis a las 5:30 a.m.

The Guadalupana Ministry is hosting the Annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast on Tuesday, December 12th at Our Lady of Grace Church. Please join us to celebrate and honor Our Lady Patron Saint of the America's. The celebration will begin at 5:00 a.m. with a serenade to Our Lady followed by Mass in Spanish with Marachis at 5:30 a.m.

5:00 a.m. - Serenade - Mañanitas
5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. - Mass in Spanish with Mariachis
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Bi-Lingual
5:00 p.m. - Matachines
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Rosary Procession
7:00 p.m. - Solemn Mass Bi-Lingual

Advent and Christmas Season

The Season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 3rd and continues up to December 24th on Christmas Eve.

What does "advent" mean?  "Adventus Domini" means the "coming of the Lord."  Advent is a season of preparation for the Lord's coming.  It is a time of preparation, a time of holy desire, long and expectancy.  If bodily food is to nourish us, we must feel hunger.  Thus, too, we ought to hunger for God's grace.  According to a fundamental law of God's kingdom, God will not force His grace upon one who already is filled to satiety.  "The hungry He fills with good things, and the rich He sends away empty."  To make us worthy of the grace of redemption, Holy Mother Church wants us to experience spiritual hunger and the need for redemption during these four weeks. (The Church's Year of Grace, Vol. 1, Parsch, p.18).

Advent is a time to prepare for the return of the Lord at the end of time, as Judge of the living and the dead, and a time to prepare for the celebration of the first coming of the Lord when He took on our human nature from the Blessed Virgin Mary and was born at Bethlehem.

During the Season of Advent we will be adding a Saturday morning Mass at 8:00 a.m.

Best Advent Ever

'Tis the Season (almost)

Remember getting ready for Christmas when you were a child? From decorating the tree to baking coookies, each moment brought you excitement and joy. Preparing for Christmas can be as joyful as it was then. Don't let this be just another d ent wheere you get distracted and busy.

Rediscover the joy in the season with Best Advent Ever, a free email program that will help you prepare for Christmas in a way that will allow you to have a Christmas as memorable and joyful as when you were a child. You'll receive . . . Short Inspirational Videos . . . Practical Tips . . . Real-Life Stories of Hope.

Sign up at DYNAMICCATHOLIC.COM/ADVENT.

Advent Penance Service - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Our annual Advent Penance Service will take place on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eight to ten priests from our vicariate will be present to hear confessions at our Penance Service.

Confessions are heard Monday through Friday after the 8:00 a.m. daily Mass, on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 2:30 p.m.to 3:30 p.m.  Please put this on your list of things to do to get ready for the celebration of our Lord's Birth at Christmas.  For a refresher on the basics of going to confession, go here . . .

Christmas Mass Schedule 2017

  • Christmas Eve - Sunday, December 24, 2017
    •   4:00 p.m. - Christmas Vigil Mass
    •   6:00 p.m. - Children's Choir Vigil Mass
    • 11:00 p.m. - Christmas Caroling
    • 12:00 a.m. - Midnight Mass
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2017
    •   8:00 a.m.
    •   9:30 a.m.
    • 11:00 a.m.
    • 12:30 p.m. - Spanish Mass

Please note that there will be NO 6:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day.


Christmas Poinsettia

Christmas Memorials

Help decorate our church by honor a loved one with a Christmas Novena or Poinsettia Flower Memorial.

You may choose to honor a loved one with Novena Card with your loved one's name which will be displayed on the altar to be prayed for during the Christmas Masses. Monies raised will help over the costs of decorating our church

And / Or

You may choose to honor a loved one with a Poinsettia Flower Memorial which will be displayed in our church for the Christmas Season.

Memorials are $10.00 each and your requests and payment need to be submitted to the office no later than December 18, 2017.

Recordatorios de Navidad

Ayude a decorar nuestra Iglesia honrando a un ser querido con la Novena de Navidad o una Planta Conmemorativa de Flor de Navidad (Poinsettia).

Usted puede honorar a su ser querido con una Tarjeta de Novena que será colocada en el altar durante las Misas de Navidad. El dinero que se recaude ayudara a sufragar el costo de decorar nuestra iglesia.

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Usted puede honorar a su ser querido con una Planta Conmemorativa de Flor de Navidad (Poinsettias) que será expuesto en la Iglesia durante todo la temporada de Navidad.

Los recordatorios cuestan $10.00 cada uno y sus solicitudes y el pago es necesario a presentar 18 de diciembre 2017.


Welcome Bishop Edward Weisenburger!

Bishop Weisenburger at door of Cathedral
Bishop Weisenburger with Papal Mandate

We give thanks and praise to Almighty God for providing a shepherd for the church in the Diocese of Tucson! We look forward to Bishop Weisenburger's first pastoral visit to Our Lady of Grace Parish. Let us pray for Bishop Weisenburger as he begins his ministry as our new bishop.


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For all you Online Shoppers

We have an opportunity for you to shop online, save money and earn cash back. And when you do this through www.Shop.com/OurLadyof Grace, our Parish receives royalties as well as you earning up to 35% cash back on qualified purchases. There are thousands of partner stores, including Walmart, JCPenney, Best Buy, Apple, Home Depot to name a few. Refer a friend, and you can earn cash back on the purchases they make as well.

It’s free to sign up. Go to www.Shop.com/OurLadyofGrace, click on “Sign In”, then “No I am a new customer” and follow the prompts. Now you are ready to shop! Take advantage of the ease of convenience of Internet Shopping this Holiday Season, while helping Our Lady of Grace Debt Reduction Efforts.

Para todos ustedes compradores en línea

Tenemos la oportunidad de comprar en línea, ahorrar dinero y ganar dinero en efectivo. Y cuando hace esto a través de www.Shop.com/OurLadyof Grace, nuestra Parroquia recibe regalías y también gana hasta 35% de reembolso en efectivo en compras calificadas. Hay miles de tiendas asociadas, incluidas Walmart, JCPenney, Best Buy, Apple, Home Depot, por nombrar algunas. Recomiende a un amigo y también puede obtener un reembolso en efectivo sobre las compras que realice.

Registrarse es gratis. Visite www.Shop.com/OurLadyofGrace, haga clic en "Sign In", luego "No I am a new customer" y siga las instrucciones. ¡Ahora estás listo para comprar! Aproveche la facilidad de conveniencia de las compras en Internet durante esta temporada de vacaciones, mientras ayuda a Our Lady of Grace a reducir su deuda.


Fry's Food Program

Support Our Parish when you shop at Fry's

If you have a Fry’s V.I.P. card, link Our Lady of Grace and every time you shop, you can help earn money for Our Lady of Grace.

Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com or log in to your FrysFood.com account, enroll in the Community Rewards and choose:

Our Lady of Grace Church Organization 62098.

If you don’t have a Fry’s V.I.P. you can get one online through the aforementioned website or in any Fry’s Food Store.


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If you shop through Amazon, Our Lady of Grace Parish can receive 0.5% cash back. Just click on the Amazon Smile logo to the left to register and help our parish.

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Thank you for supporting the Arizona's Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO). Your participation has helped Catholic education by providing scholarships to deserving students in our Catholic schools.

We have great news!  The individual Tax Credit limits have increased.  If filing as a single taxpayer you can give up to $1,089, and a married couple filing jointly can contribute up to $2,177, and you, the donor can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off your Arizona tax liability.

To download a brochure or make an online contribution visit www.ctso-tucson.org.

The Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program allows you to use the money you would have to pay in taxes anyway to provide tuition support for students is still available for the 2017 tax year. Contribute to CTSO in any amount - $100, $200, $500…up to $1000 for a couple filing jointly and $500 for an individual. We ask for your continued support.


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We are bringing the ACTS Mission to Our Lady of Grace next year.  If you are an ACTS Brother or Sister, please stop by the ACTS table outside of Mass and leave your contact information.  You can also contact Ken Lepper or Joe Gonzales at ACTSMaricopa@gmail.com.


Walk to Emmaus ministry presents . . .
The Bible and the Virgin Mary

The Bible and the Virgin Mary

A 12-Part Study from the St. Paul Center

Every Monday - Two Sessions: 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Bible and the Virgin Mary is a dynamic twelve-part video series that beautifully explains the Catholic truths about Our Lady, showing how she has been a part of God’s plan to bring salvation to the world since the beginning of time. In addition to explanation of dogmas, answers to common objections, and demonstration of Mary’s presence in the Old and New Testaments, this study discusses Church-approved Marian apparitions that play an important role in Catholic Tradition. It’s sure to help Catholics and non-Catholics alike grow in an understanding and appreciation of the Mother of God. is a fascinating Bible study that will take you on a journey through the entire Bible.

Go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, you will see how all the major people, places, and events of the Bible reveal the remarkable story of our faith.

Every Monday beginning October 16, 2017 and ending January 15, 2018. Two sessions will be offered at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Participant workbook is $20.00.


Shalomg World Television

SHALOM WORLD TV

A family television network with a Catholic world view that imparts the peace found in Christ!

WWW.SHALOMWORLDTV.ORG/MEDIAGALLERY

Shalom World is a commercial-free, high-definition, Catholic family channel that reaches out to the world with the truth of Christ. This channel supplements the pastoral efforts of the Church to spread the Good News of Christ Jesus. SHALOM WORLD offers programming that will truly be a spiritual banquet to people of all ages.


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Our Lady of Grace Agape Young Adult Group

Are you between the ages of 18 and 32 and looking for a group to belong to?

JOIN THE AGAPE YOUNG ADULT GROUP
December 10, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
at the parish office!

Refreshments will be provided! Come for fun, faith, and fellowship!

If you have any questions or would like to be on the contact list, please contact Chrissy Maloy at 619-804-5232 or ourladyofgraceyoungadult@gmail.com.


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R.C.I.A. Class

Monday - December 11, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Session 17 - Our Eternal Destiny - Four Last Things


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is the process by which men and women who think and feel they hear a call from God, are lead to conversion and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. The teachings of the Gospel are studied and pondered, the requirements of the Christian life are explained and a call to faith is fostered. It is above all an invitation by God to the person to become His son or daughter . . . to be born again through baptism and/or fully initiated through Confirmation and Holy Communion.

 


GoodNewsPeople

Coming this Fall!

GoodNewsPeople

-- Faith Formation Program --

GoodNewsPeople is a dynamic, parish-wide program inviting people to new ways of understanding their faith, themselves and the needs of the world around them. The intent is to familiarize parishioners with the biblical witness of Jesus, awaken the call to discipleship that resounds within each of us, explore the richness of the Catholic faith, and inspire new passion for the Church’s mission.  More information . . .

¡Llegando este otoño!

La justicia brota de la fe

-- Formación en la fe y en la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia --

La justicia brota de la fe es un proceso de formación para hispanos sobre el compromiso social y la intima conexión entre la fe y el amor hacia el prójimo. Esta obra promueve el desarrollo espiritual de todos los que anhelan profundizar la práctica de su fe en un ambiente tan desafiante como el de hoy y en el que somos llamados para la Nueva Evangelización, como nos invita el Papa Francisco: “vayan sin miedo a servir.”  Para más información . . .


Blessed Sacrament

First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

January 5, 2018

All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, January 5th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (January 6th).

The Lord promised that He would be with us until the end of time. His Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist is the fulfillment of that promise. Prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament shows our faith in the true and real Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ among us. Come to the Lord and pour out your hearts before Him!

First Friday Masses: 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Benediction and Mass Saturday: 8:00 a.m.

Sign-up now online!  Click on the icon below to sign-up for Eucharistic Adoration and to see which hours need to be covered.  Let us know what you think of this new feature.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

Our Lady of Grace Parish invites you on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, from September 17 - 26, 2018, with Fr. Velásquez as Pilgrimage Chaplain.

For more information and to register online.


Month 2 Pro-life

Spiritual Adoption

What is "Spiritual Adoption?"

Spiritual Adoption is a Pro-life ministry organized to pray for the unborn who may be in danger of abortion. Each person is asked to pray for nine months for a particular child and its mother. For more information . . .

Adopción Espiritual

¿Qué es "Adopción Espiritual"?

Adopción Espiritual es un ministerio de Pro-Vida que reza por los niños no nacidos que puedan ser en peligro del aborto.  Cada persona se compromete a rezar por nueve meses por un niño en particular y su mama.  Para mas información . . .


Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry of Our Lady of Grace is a group dedicated to knitting, crocheting or quilting shawls and lap blankets to be given to those in need of healing and comfort. Everyone is welcome to join this ministry. For more information . . .


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31 Club for Priestly Vocations

Our Lady of Grace Parish is seeking to focus and increase awareness for the need for religious vocations and to pray for that grace. Because of our belief in the power of prayer, one of the suggestions to encourage more vocations was to form a "31 Club" from the members of our parish.

What is the 31 Club?

As a member of the 31 Club you would agree to one extra Mass each month. You would offer this Mass:

  • 1) For priests and religious who have served our parish in the past
  • 2) For those serving now
  • 3) To ask the Lord to call future vocations from this parish family
  • 4) To pray for seminarians who are currently studying and preparing for the priesthood

To make it easier to make your commitment, you are asked to choose a specific day (for example, the second Tuesday of the month) or a date (perhaps the sixth of each month) to attend Mass. If you miss your chosen day or date, the nearest convenient day is fine. The Mass does not have to be offered here at our parish, any Catholic church will do. We are looking for people to commitment to the "31 Club" for one year beginning this March 2017.

There is a calendar in the north vestibule of our church. If you are able to make this commitment please sign up. Welcome to the 31 Club!



Memorial Paver

"Pathways of Life and Remembrance" Legacy Paver Project

Our Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a special project to glorify God for answering our prayers for our New Parish Church. The "Pathways of Life and Remembrance" Legacy Paver Project will provide you to place a special message of your choice on a paver brick. Your message can create a lasting family legacy, remember a departed one or commemorate an important event in your life.

Please consider sponsoring a paver. Costs range from $100 for a 4"x 8" (3 lines of 18 characters each), $200 for a 8"x 8" (6 lines of 18 characters each) to $250 for a 8"x 8" (Logo plus 2 lines of 18 characters each). Orders will be taken after weekend Masses or in the Parish Office. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

    Sample messages:
  • In Memory of Richard Doe 9/14/64—7/29/08 (3 lines)
  • In Celebration of 50 years of Marriage Joe and Mary Jones (3 lines)
  • In memory of my loving wife Mary - Bill Roberts (3 lines)
  • Thanks to the Virgin Mary for her intercession (3 lines)
  • The Smith Family parishioners since January 2007 (3 lines)
  • Mary Smith Your 1st Communion 10-04-2014 Mom and Dad (4 lines)

The pavers will be installed as the exterior is being completed and orders are filled.


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A digital program featuring informative and inspiring teaching from renowned speakers - Dr. Scott Hahn, Edward Sri, Bishop Robert Barron, Tim Gray, Chris Stefanick, Jason & Crystallina Evert, Matt Fradd, Dr.Brand Pitre and many more. Access the truth, beauty, and meaning of our Catholic Faith anytime, anywhere - on your computer, tablet, or smartphone ALL IN ONE PLACE.

Parish Registration Code: R7JJR6


Vocations Corner

What is it that God is asking you to do with your life?

Are you discerning your "call" in life, your vocation?

Have you ever thought of being a priest?

Diocese of Tucson Vocations Prayer

Loving and generous God, we need more vocations to the priesthood. Send us faith-filled servants to minister as dedicated and loving priests in the Diocese of Tucson.

Inspire us with your Holy Spirit so that we will encourage and foster a culture of vocations in which many will hear your call to serve your people.

Bless our Diocese with men and women who will work together with your priests as deacons, religious, and lay ministers to bring to life the Gospel and to realize the Church’s mission in our Diocese. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Hope Group

Middle School Youth Group

Big Changes To Hope Youth Group Days!

Every Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Hope Youth Group will not be meeting in the month of July! We will be taking a small break this summer. We will be starting again in August with a new time and day! We will be meeting every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please join us on August 1st for first meeting with our new day & time!

Catholic to the Core!

We will have Games, Food and Fun!!! All Middle School Youth are welcome to come and see what Hope Group is doing over the summer.