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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.

Immaculate Conception

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Day of Obligation

December 8, 2016

  • Vigil Mass - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Masses on Thursday, December 8, 2016:
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • 12:10 p.m.
    • 5:00 p.m.
    • 6:30 p.m. - Bi-Lingual Mass

Wednesday Confessions to follow 7:00 p.m. Vigil Mass


Our Lady of Guadalupe

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 3rd to 11th

Novenario a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe del 3 de Diciembre al 11 de diciembre

Every evening the Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe will be prayed in the Church.  All are welcome!

Novena Prayer Schedule
Saturday December 3rd 5:00 p.m.
Sunday December 4th 7:00 p.m.
Monday December 5th 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday December 6th 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 7th 8:00 p.m.
Thursday December 8th 7:30 p.m.
Friday December 9th 6:30 p.m.
Saturday December 10th 5:00 p.m.
Sunday December 11th 7:45 p.m.

Cada noche se rezerá el Novenario a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en la iglesia.  ¡Todos están bienvenidos!

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, 2016

5:00 a.m. - Serenade
5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. - Mass with Mariachis
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Baile Folklorico
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Bi-Lingual Apparitions
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Procession / Rosary
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Solemn Mass

The Guadalupana Ministry is hosting the Annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast on Monday, December 12th at Our Lady of Grace Church.  Everyone is invited to celebrate and honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron Saint of the Americas.  The celebration will begin at 5:00 a.m. with a serenade to Our Lady followed by Mass in Spanish with Mariachis at 5:30 a.m.

Schedule of Events:  Baile Folklorico at 4:00 p.m., Bilingual Apparitions at 5:00 p.m., Rosary Procession at 6:00 p.m. and Evening Mass (bi-lingual) at 7:00 p.m.  Matachines will lead the rosary procession followed by a traditional dance prior to the evening Mass.  Dancing, music and delicious food available on location throughout the day.

El Ministerio de Guadalupanas les invita a la Fiesta Anual en Honor a Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe el lunes, 12 de diciembre en la Parroquia Nuestra Señora de la Gracia.  Acompáñenos a celebrar y honrar a Nuestra Señora Patrona de los Estados Unidos.  La celebración empieza a las 5:00 am de la mañana con serenata a La Virgen seguida por las Misa en español con Mariachis a las 5:30 a.m.

Programa de Eventos:  Baile Folklorico a las 4:00 pm, Apariciones bilingües a las 5:00 p.m., Procesión del Rosario a las 6:00 p.m. y Misa (bilingües) a las 7:00 p.m.  Habrá rica comida durante todo el día.


F.O.R. Maricopa Giving Tree

Our parish will be providing Christmas gifts for children of local families in need through the F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank.  Name tags will be available after every Mass on the weekends of November 26-27, and December 3-4. All gifts need to be returned UNWRAPPED to our church by Sunday, December 11th. Please limit the spending to $25.00 for each child you select.

Thank you for helping to give these children a very Merry Christmas!

For more information contact Bev Floerchinger at 520-868-6359.

Árbol de Regalos de F.O.R. Maricopa

Nuestra parroquia dará regalos de Navidad a los niños de familias necesitadas de nuestra localidad por medio del F.O.R. de Maricopa Banco de Comida.  Las etiquetas con los nombres estarán disponibles después de cada Misa los días 26-27 de noviembre, y 3-4 de diciembre. Todos los regalos deben regresarse SIN ENVOLVER a nuestra Iglesia a mas tardar el viernes 13 de diciembre. No se gasten mas de $25.00 por cada niño que escoja.

Gracias por ayúdanos a darle a estos niños una muy ¡Feliz Navidad!

Para mas información llame a Carla Peralta al 520-208-6733.

Christus natus est: Christ is born!

Christmas Mass Schedule 2016

  • Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24, 2016
    • 4:00 p.m. -  Vigil Mass
    • 6:00 p.m.  -  Children's Choir
    • 11:00 p.m. - Christmas Caroling
    • 12:00 a.m. - Midnight Mass
  • Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25, 2016
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • 9:30 a.m.
    • 11:00 a.m.
    • 12:30 p.m. - Spanish Mass
    •  6:00 p.m.   
  • Confessions:  Penance Service - December 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    • December 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
  • December 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
  • December 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Parish Office will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon and on Monday, December 26th.

Posadas Novena

Las Posadas - Nine Day Novena to prepare for Christmas begins Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Church.

It is time again to celebrate Las Posadas Navideñas or as they are popularly known, "Las Posadas" the traditional Mexican re-enactment of Mary and Joseph searching for lodging (posada) at Bethlehem nine days before Christmas.

The rosary will be prayed until we get to the home which will receive the pilgrims. For more information contact Teresa Diaz 520-280-1415 or Maribel Hernandez 480-233-7234.

Penance

Advent Penance Service

Wednesday, December 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

How to make a good confession . . .

 


Santa Claus Waving

Ho, ho, ho!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 10, 2016

$5.00 per person/$25.00 per family (tickets will be sold at the door). Come for a pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, shop for homemade items in Mrs. Claus’ closet, bake sale and much more. Some activities will require the purchase of additional tickets.

All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Grace Confirmation Retreat Fund.


Annual Parish Festival Planning Meeting
Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m. Parish Office

All are welcome to join us to share your ideas and opinions for the 2017 Annual Parish Festival. We are looking for a few volunteers to become leaders of sub-committees. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this committee. This is our largest fundraiser that our parish hosts and we need you to make this successful. If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to help, please contact the Parish Office and leave your name, phone and email address.


Our Lady of Grace Parish 3rd Annual Gala

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Our Lady of Grace Parish 3rd Annual Gala celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary as a Parish will take place on February 18, 2017 at the Elements Event Center in Maricopa. We are looking for volunteers to help with planning the Gala. If you would like to help please contact Peter Smith 480-266-7454.

Our Lady of Grace 10th Annual Parish Festival - Silent Auction

Would you consider making a gift to the Parish Festival’s Silent Auction. We are looking for new electronics (such as I-Pads, laptops, tablets, TVs), time share/vacations, a car or whatever God lays on your heart. If you would like to make a monetary donation, we would combine with other donations and purchase one of the above items. We are always open for creative and unique items and ideas. All donations are gratefully appreciated. Please text or call Diane at 480-254-8651 for more information.


Welcome back Winter Residents!

We’ve missed you!  Members of our Parish Council are outside after Mass to welcome you back and introduce themselves to you.  Please stop by our table after Mass during the month of November to get information about our Parish Registration, Events and Ministries.


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Christmas Cards / Car Magnets Sale

The Knights of Columbus Council #13895 of Maricopa will be selling Christmas Cards and Car Magnets for our annual Christmas Season Fundraiser. These beautiful cards are available in both English and Spanish. Please see our displays that will be located outside of the church after each weekend Mass starting November 26th.


Blessed Sacrament

First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

January 6, 2017

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


Walk to Emmaus ministry presents . . .
Jeff Cavins teaching

Understand the Entire Bible!

A 24-Part Study Featuring Jeff Cavins

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation 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.

Dates, Times, Location

Every Monday - two sessions available. Choose 1:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish Office 18700 N. St. Gabriel Way, Maricopa, Arizona

Cost/Registration

Attendees can register (no fee) and purchase study materials from Ascension Press ($34.95 plus shipping) at http://www.ascensionpress.com

For More Information

Contact Michael Barnes 520-568-6682 or azbarnes@gmail.com


Walk to Emmaus is open to all who want to know more about our Catholic faith, especially converts and cradle Catholics who desire to increase their faith and understanding of the Catholic Church and its teachings.

Symbolon

If you could sum up Symbolon in one sentence, a good description might be:  "Discover the big picture of the Catholic faith."


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Children & Worship Program 2016-2017

Registration October 1, 2016

This program is designed as a support for parents in educating their three and four year old children pre-schoolers about Catholic faith and values, the Mass and God’s love. Classes begin in October 23 and will meet on designated Sundays through May 2017. The registration fee is $5.00 per student.

Download the Registration Form and Program Policy here.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to assist the teacher in the class, please contact Patti in the church office at 520-568-4605 or email to pcoutre@maricopacatholic.org.


Digital Grand Piano Raffle

Digital Grand Piano Raffle

We will be raffling off this digital grand piano at the Our Lady of Grace Annual Parish Festival on January 29th, 2017. Time to be determined.

Tickets are $25 per ticket or (1) one book of 5 tickets for $100.

Piano is valued at $5,500.00

All proceeds will go toward the purchase of the Organ in the loft. Tickets are available in the parish office or from Music Ministry personnel.


This Wang & Sons digital grand was donated by Wang Piano Organ, to help raise funds for the new Rodgers organ at Our Lady of Grace Parish.

Contact: Don Raflik for more information 602-317-8278, email:  donr@difbeats.com


SingleCare Fundraiser for our Parish

Please help Our Lady of Grace Church raise money by signing up for the free account at:

www.singlecare.com/a/ourladyofgrace

SingleCare will provide a one-time contribution to our church for every person who signs up whether they utilize this medical supplement or not.


Agape Young Adult Group

The Agape Young Adult Group will meet every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Parish Office beginning Sunday, August 14th. Our meetings will consist of various activities and talks, spiritual and social, as we continue to grow in our Catholic faith. We will also participate in outreach projects. This new ministry is open to those between the ages of 18 to 32 years old. For more information, please contact Christina Maloy at 619-804-5232.


R.C.I.A. - Monday, December 5, 2016

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Office

The first session for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) begins on Monday, August 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the parish office. It's still not too late to join. Please call the office for more information.



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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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.