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.
Summer Sunday Mass Schedule - Beginning Sunday, May 5, 2019
12:30 p.m. Spanish Mass
Daily Rosary during month of May
Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. / Saturday at 5:10 p.m. and Sunday at 7:10 p.m.
Join us every day during the month of May for the praying of the Holy Rosary and offering of flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We continue to show our gratitude for our prayers being answered for our new parish church.
The May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place on Sunday, May 5th at the 6:00 p.m. Mass. All First Communion children are invited to participate in their First Communion suits at the May Crowning Ceremony.
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Drawing: Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
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Graduates of the Class of 2019
You are cordially invited to a
Celebration of the Holy Eucharist in your Honor
Sunday, May 19, 2019
At the 6:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass
Reception to follow.
May God's blessing be upon our Graduating Seniors and their families during this Time of Celebration and New Beginnings.
RSVP: Teresa Diaz 520-280-1415
Wear Cap and Gown
Farewell Potluck for Fr. Velásquez
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join us for a Farewell Potluck to thank our pastor Fr. Velásquez for his years of service to the Lord and our parish. Fr. Velásquez has been assigned to be the new pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Nogales, Arizona, effective July 1, 2019.
This will be a potluck celebration and we are asking families to bring a dish to share. If your last name begins with A-F, bring a Salad, Bread or Side Dish; G-R bring a Main Dish ; and S-Z bring a Dessert. Please contact the Parish Office for more information at 520-568-4605.
New Altar Server Training
May 28-31, 2019 - Tuesday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
What does an Altar Server do?
An Altar Server helps at the Mass or other Liturgical celebrations. He or she carries the processional cross, the processional candles, holds the Roman Missal for the priest when is not at the altar, carries the incense and the thurible, presents the bread, wine and water to the priest during the Preparation of the Gifts and assists the priest when he receives the gifts from the people, washes the hands of the priest, assists the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary. The Altar Server responds to the prayers and dialogues of the priest along with the congregation.
How can I become an Altar Server?
1) Have already received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, and 2) Attend the Training for Altar Servers.
Please call the parish office to register 520-568-4605.
Summer Bible Camp
Dates: June 17-21, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Pima Butte School Gym
Join us for a fantastic experience how we are rescued by Jesus!
Annual Catholic Appeal 2019
Entire Diocese Goal: $4 million
Parish Goal: $66,340
Donor Participation Goal: 184 Donors
Pledges to Date: 225 / Total Amount: $42,765 / 64% of Goal
Each year, at this time, we are encouraged to consider the needs of our Church and of the Diocese as one family in Christ.
Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, we are asked to make a commitment to support the work of our diocesan programs and ministries, that provide services which no one parish could provide on its own. It is our call to reach beyond the boundaries of our parish, and the confines of our own personal sphere, to help build up our faith community and uplift our brethren.
Just as we are one in the Body of Christ, we must remember that we are one with other parishes.
Todos los años en esta época la Campaña Católica Anual exhorta a los fieles a considerar como familia unida en Cristo las necesidades de nuestra Iglesia y de la Diócesis.
La Campaña nos invita a comprometernos a apoyar la labor de los programas y ministerios diocesanos dedicados a brindar servicios que ninguna parroquia por sí sola podría brindar. Debemos responder al llamado a tender la mano al prójimo más allá de los límites de nuestra parroquia y de los confines de nuestra esfera personal, para ayudar a edificar nuestra comunidad de fe y elevar a nuestros hermanos en Cristo.
Así como somos uno unidos en el Cuerpo de Cristo, debemos recordar que somos uno unidos con las demás parroquias.
Questions about Medicare?
Come and learn how/when to sign up for Medicare and hear about changes in 2019 and more . . .
Attend a FREE Medicare Education Session on Thursday:
- February 21st
- March 21st
- April 18th
- May 23rd
At 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish Office. Gloria Smith will be conducting the information session. Please call, email or go to the website to reserve your spot. Gloria Smith (520) 568-6750, www.gloriadsmith.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to Emmaus ministry presents . . .
Little Rock Scripture Study
The Gospel According to John and Johannine Letters
Mondays - Two Sessions: 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
This study has 15 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 14 lessons. The last 3 sessions cover the Johannine letters, making it possible to adapt the study to 12 sessions by concentrating the study only on the Gospel of John. The Study Set includes a Study Guide by Little Rock Scripture Study Staff and the New Collegeville Bible Commentary, The Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters, by Scott M. Lewis (Liturgical Press).
Written in a poetic and symbolic style, John's Gospel tells the life story of Jesus, the incarnate Word of God. It begins with his heavenly existence and his descent into the world. It follows Jesus through his public ministry of 'signs' that lead to his passion, death, resurrection, and ultimate ascent to the 'glory' of his heavenly Father. Many of Jesus' miracles and teachings in John appear in no other gospel and what is common to John and any of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) is always told in a distinctive fashion by John. John places a special emphasis on Jesus' commandment to 'Love one another as I love you' (John 15:12).
Two sessions will be offered at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
For more information please contact the parish office 520-568-4605.
Social Justice Ministry - Ministerio de Justicia Social
"I was in prison and you came to me," (Mt. 25:36). The Diocese of Tucson Prison Ministry is reaching out to parishioners who might be interested in serving in Prison Ministry., visiting prisons in Eloy and Florence once or twice a month. There are two groups of parishioners from St. James, Coolidge, and St. Anthony's, Casa Grande, who are already engaged in this ministry. We would be joined to these groups for one prayer and Bible study at the prison.
Deacon Mike Gutierrez, Director of Prison Ministry for the Diocese of Tucson is organizing all volunteers, who will need to go through 1) Background check, 2) Fingerprint, 3) Orientation, and 4) Shadow program. Not necessary to be bi-lingual and both males and females are accepted (females must be accompanied by husband, son or brother).
Please call Deacon Mike at 520-481-9149 if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Donations to La Estancia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Our Social Justice Ministry is seeking donations for the residents of La Estancia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 15810 S. 42nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048.
Residents are in need of: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap, Socks, Pull-up incontinent underwear, S,M,L,XL,XXL, and pajamas.
Please contact Tom or Janet Dolan at 209-226-3365 or Liliana Ramirez at 480-226-2136.
Children & Worship Sunday Pre-school Classes
Do you have a 3 or 4 year old child? Is it your desire that they learn about our Catholic Faith, Mass and Prayers? We have developed our Children and Worship Sunday Pre-school program as a support for parents in educating their three and four year old children (and pre-K students) about Catholic faith and values, the Mass and God’s love. Please watch the bulletin for our Registration Dates.
Classes will be held during the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass beginning in the month of September.
As parishioners, please pray for our students and teachers, and help with informing others about our Children and Worship program. For those families who are financially able, please prayerfully consider sponsoring a student with a donation of $30 or more. This allows us to continue to cover our program costs and offer this program at this lower tuition. For more information, please contact Patti at 520-568-4605.
R.C.I.A. - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The R.C.I.A. process is held on Monday evenings beginning in the month of August. Please contact the parish office at 520-568-4605 and leave your name and phone number if you would like more information.
Do You Know Someone Who Wants to be Catholic?
Do you know someone in your family, at your workplace or school who might be thinking about becoming Catholic? Have you talked to someone recently or in the past who showed an interest in the Catholic faith? Do you know someone who seems to be missing something in their lives? Maybe you are being called by God to lead them to know the Lord Jesus Christ!
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. It is a gradual process during which 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.
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
June 7, 2019
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, June 7th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (June 8th).
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.
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.
SHALOM WORLD TV
A family television network with a Catholic world view that imparts the peace found in Christ!
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.
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
at the parish office!
Refreshments will be provided! Come for fun, faith, and fellowship!
IIf 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.
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 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 . . .
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 $150 for a 4"x 8" (3 lines of 18 characters each), $250 for a 8"x 8" (6 lines of 18 characters each) to $300 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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Parish Registration Code: R7JJR6
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.