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.
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 15, 2018 - Holy Day of Obligation
The doctrine of the Solemnity of the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary is defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, #966
"Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death (Pius XII, Munificentissiumus Deus, 1950). The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son's Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians."
- Mass Schedule - August 14, 2018 - (Tuesday)
- 6:30 p.m.
- August 15, 2018 - (Wednesday)
- 8:00 a.m.
- 12:10 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m. - Bi-Lingual
The Parish Office will be closed today.
PRO-LIFE CALL TO PRAYER NOVENA
Every Friday from August 3, 2018 to September 28, 2018
The United States Catholic Bishops are inviting all Catholics to join in a Call to Prayer Novena. Each Friday, from August 3 to September 28, 2018, we will have the opportunity to join in a nine-week effort of prayer, fasting and education that our nation will move closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.
Sign up to receive weekly reminders at www.usccb.org/pray.
This nine-week effort will include prayer and fasting for the intention that this change in the membership of the Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. The Novena will also include materials to help educate the public about how Roe v. Wade is not health care, is bad law, and fails women.
Our Lady of Grace Parish is bringing the ACTS Mission to Maricopa
Through the ACTS retreat, ACTS Missions provides a spark that ignites Catholics world-wide with the eternal flame of the Holy Spirit. As an instrument of God, ACTS is a light that will help bring about the New Evangelization by fostering love and true discipleship, leading others to a commitment and obedience to Our Lord Jesus Christ by our every word, action and thought. ACTS Missions spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ among Catholic communities by promoting, consulting in, facilitating, and coordinating ACTS Retreats.
We will be led by ACTS Mission teams out of San Antonio and El Paso. We have a small team of a dozen ACTS Brothers and Sisters currently at our parish who are committed to this Mission. The men’s retreat is October 18-21, 2018 and the women’s retreat is January 17-20, 2019. We hope to become a center of ACTS evangelization in the future. For more information email email@example.com or contact Joe Gonzalez or Ken Lepper.
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.
Annual Catholic Appeal 2018
Entire Diocese Goal: $4 million
Parish Goal: $66,340
Donor Goal: 184 Donors
Pledges: $34,335 / Donors: 147 / 52% of Goal
Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, parishes work together to provide funding for 26 uniquely Catholic charities and ministries that truly do answer God's call to serve.
The goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal this year is to raise $4 million. The best way this extraordinary amount of money can be raised is to encourage people to pledge a certain amount and then pay it over several months. All payments must be received no later than December 31, 2018 to be counted in the 2018 Campaign. The Annual Catholic Appeal is the primary way by which the Diocese raises money for its charities and ministries.
Please consider making a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal on behalf of our Parish and "Living our faith through acts of charity" we will reach our goal!
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 September 30th. We are also looking for a few teachers.
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. - Inquiry Sessions - August 6th and 13th
The R.C.I.A. process begins with two optional Inquiry Sessions on Monday, August 6th and Monday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Office. Classes begin on Monday, August 20th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the parish office. 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.
Online Registration for Religious Education classes has begun!
Please go to our Religious Education page to begin online enrollment for the upcoming Religious Education 2018-2019 program. Under the Registration Information, click on “Online Registration” to begin. For more information, please contact Ann or AJ in the Parish Office.
Diocese of Tucson Catholic Bible Institute 2018-2021
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The Catholic Bible Institute of Southern Arizona (CBISA) is a three-year program that involves a comprehensive study of the Sacred Scriptures, with particular focus on methods of biblical study, sharing and praying with scripture, and application of skills in Bible-study leadership.
- ENROLLMENT OPTION:
- Certification - Satisfactory completion of all requirements for all six semesters: Year I, Year II, & Year III
- Enrichment: Participation in Year I and/or Year II, without earning a certification.
- Sessions: One Saturday each month, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Location: Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, 1800 S. Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ 85710
- Tuition: $300.00 per year
Registration/Information: Please contact Isabel Madrid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-838-2544.
Attention All Volunteers - New Compliance Procedures
We are truly blessed with our parishioners who volunteer in our various ministries and events. We are all called to serve and share our stewardship gifts of time, talent and treasure with our parish community and beyond. Thank you for answering your call to live your faith and the mission of our church. We also have a call to protect, which is why we ask all of our volunteers to go through this Volunteer Application process. The Diocese of Tucson requires that all of our volunteers begin the process by completing an application online. Those volunteers who participate as ministry leaders, liturgical ministers (Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Sacristans), in a ministry that interacts youth or vulnerable adults, makes homebound visits or handles money, are required to go through a background check including providing fingerprints or a current fingerprint clearance card. Once we receive Diocesan Clearance, we will invite you to a Volunteer Compliance Orientation Session led by our Compliance Officer.
- 1) Go the Human Resources page of the Diocese of Tucson.
- 2) Click on the Employee and Volunteer Opportunities tab on the left side of the page.
- 3) Scroll down to the section "PARISH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES" and look for Our Lady of Grace Parish entry.
- 4) Click on "Volunteer" and begin the process.
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10)
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.
Walk to Emmaus ministry presents . . .
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom
A 24-Part Bible Study Featuring Jeff Cavins
February 19, 2018 - Mondays - Two Sessions: 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom. This exciting study brings the Gospel to life and draws you closer to Christ. You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven. Set in the rich context of Jesus' life, Matthew shows us who Jesus is and what His life and teachings mean for us today.
Every Monday beginning February 19, 2018. Two sessions will be offered at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Participant workbook is $29.95 plus shipping. To purchase Participant Workbook go to: ascensionpress.com.
For more information contact Michael Barnes at 602-549-2005 or email@example.com.
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!
If you have any questions or would like to be on the contact list, please contact Chrissy Maloy at 619-804-5232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
September 7, 2018
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, September 7th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (September 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.