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.
St. Timothy's Catholic Church Women's ACTS Retreat
September 28, 2017 through October 1, 2017
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Timothy
Cost: $170.00 per person
Questions: Contact Janette Thompson at (480) 231-6478
To register visit St. Timothy's website at www.sttimothymesa.org and use the "forms-register" tab. Registration starts August 1, 2017.
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
September 24, 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 email@example.com.
September 17, 2017 - Last Day to Register
This Sunday, September 17, 2017, is the last day to register your child for Religious Education. Classes began two weeks ago and it is essential that your child not fall too far behind in class attendance.
For more information on our Religious Education Program continue reading . . .
Monday - September 25, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Session 7 - God the Father and Creation
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.
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Blessing of Animals - Wednesday, October 4th at 5:30 p.m.
“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.”
The Blessing of Animals will take place in the front of the church at 5:30 p.m. All pets and animals are welcome.
De la Oficina del Ministerio Hispano Diocesano
Inscripciones para las clases de Formación Ministerial Nivel I y Nivel II
- Formación Ministerial Nivel I:
- ¿Qué es? Este programa de formación es para preparar a personas para desempeñar funciones ministeriales en sus parroquias. Proporciona una educación general en: Formación Espiritual, Escritura, Fundamentos de Teología, Liturgia y Sacramentos, La Moral Cristiana y Metodología.
- ¿Por qué debo participar? El programa ofrece oprtunidades para el desarrollo espiriutal de cada persona. Al mismo tiepmpo da los conocimientos y habilidades para varios ministerios pastorals.
Formación Ministerial Nivel II:
- Las personas que se han recibido una certificación de la Formación Ministerial Nivel I recibirán una llamada de parte de la Oficina el Ministerio Hispanopara poder inscribirse a las clases de la Formación Ministerial Nivel II.
Favor de presentarse a la oficina parroquial para poder inscribirse y obtener más información o conectarse con la Hna. Gladys Echenique, OP, 520-838-2540.
Ignatian Silent Retreat: Gospel Contemplation
September 22 - 24, 2017 at Redemptorist Renewal Center - Tucson, Arizona
Praying the Gospel is an essential dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. We come to know the Lord by following him as he walks among the people—healing and teaching. And as we know the Lord, we love him the more.
This year’s Ignatian Silent Retreat (September 22-24) will focus on this way of praying the Gospel and on the meditations of the Second Week that lead us to reflect on the quality of discipleship in our everyday lives.
Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV will lead us in an exploration of the deep spirituality that is at the core of Gospel Contemplation and reflective meditation, open for us what St. Ignatius wrote about these methods in the Spiritual Exercises, and guide us in useful ways of integrating these practices in our daily prayer to let the Scriptures come alive.
As always there will be ample opportunity in the silence to speak to God and listen to what God wishes to speak to us.
Registration deadline is September 1, 2017, so now is the time to register. For more information, contact Ann Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-378-2486.
Coming this Fall!
-- 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 . . .
Arizona Rosary Celebration in Tucson, Arizona Saturday, October 21, 2017
Blessing Procession Participants Wanted:
Plan to attend the annual Arizona Rosary Celebration on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church; located at 8650 North Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85742 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, will preside. Pray the Holy Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament, participate in a Blessing Procession, enjoy music, and listen to the words of the keynote speaker Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B., Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces, New Mexico: Come meet the Eucharistic Lord.
The program includes Eucharistic Adoration and honors Mary under her title, Our Lady of Fatima. Petition boxes will be available for your intentions. All Catholic schools, parishes, organizations and groups are invited to participate. For more information, call Al Tucker (520) 825-1248, e-mail email@example.com or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/azrosary
Altar Servers Needed for the Arizona Rosary Celebration
Altar Servers from every parish are invited to attend the Arizona Rosary Celebration in Tucson on October 21, 2017, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Before the event, Altar Servers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Parish Hall. All servers are asked to bring their own cassock, surplice, and cincture. Attired in their albs, the Altar Servers lead the Bishop’s Entrance Procession and are one of the most impressive features of the celebration. After the celebration, every server in the procession will be gifted with a Miraculous Medal that has been blessed by Pope Francis. Don’t forget youth ministers and chaperones must have a current Safe Environment certificate on file.
For more information, contact Kathy Hutchinson at email RosaryServer@comcast.net or phone (520) 419-4889, visit the website www.azrosary.com like us on www.facebook.com/azrosary Facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady of Grace Parish
4th Annual Gala Dinner & Dance
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
"The Great Gatsby!"
This year’s theme is "The Great Gatsby!" The Gala Committee is requesting sponsors for the cost of decorations, the program, tickets and the purchase of a photo printer. Please contact Peter Smith at 480-266-7454, Marie Gonzales at 480-225-0237, or Pinky Hernandez at 928-202-7877. The Gala Committee thanks you for your support of this fundraiser for our new Church. Ticket sales will begin shortly. Watch the Bulletin and pulpit announcements for more details.
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas cordially invites you to
a special Mass celebrating Marriage Anniversaries
for couples that have received the
Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and are celebrating their
1st - 10th - 25th - 50th - 60th or longer
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IN 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
St. Augustine Cathedral
192 S. Stone Avenue
Please download the Registration Form and return to the Diocese by Friday, September 15, 2017.
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
October 6, 2017
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, October 6th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (October 7th).
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.
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 . . .
¿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 kniting, 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 . . .
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!
Mass of Rite of Dedication of Our Lady of Grace Parish - February 13, 2016
"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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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.
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.