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.
Registration Dates for Returning and NEW students at Parish Office:
|July 23, Sunday||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||New/Returning Students|
|July 25, Tuesday||4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.||New/Returning Students|
|July 26, Wednesday||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||New/Returning Students|
For more information on our Religious Education Program continue reading . . .
Do You Know Someone Who Wants to be Catholic?
Inquirer Meetings: Monday, July 24th and Monday, July 31st
Do you know someone in your family, at your work place 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? Are you 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 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.
On Monday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, July 31st, we are hosting an "inquiry" session for those who might be thinking about the Catholic faith. These sessions have a twofold purpose: 1)to explain the R.C.I.A. process (meeting times, classes, commitment), and 2) to answer any questions from those seeking more information. This meeting is mainly informational and no formal commitment on the part of the person is required or expected. Feel free to come and see!
¡Jornada Espiritual de Verano en Familia!
27 de Julio - 5:30 p.m. a 9:30 p.m.
Este jueves, 27 de julio, el Padre José Ramón Flecha estará con los jóvenes y los papás para una platica sobre nuestra fe. Todos están invitados a esta junta.
At Our Lady of Grace Parish . . .
Parish Mission 2017
Joy & Mercy: Inner Healing Retreat
August 16 - 19, 2017
With Fr. Thomas Bobby Emparayil, Director of Divine Margherita, Assam, India. The Parish Mission will be given from August 16 - 19, 2017.
Schedule for the Mission: Thursday (Aug. 16) through Saturday (Aug 19)6:00 p.m. Mass followed by Mission Talk and Healing Service.
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.
Our Lady of Grace Summer Food Drive
Please join Our Lady of Grace Parish in helping to feed the hungry families and prepare our students starting school this August in our community!
We are asking each family in our parish to put aside one item every day and bring their items to donate on Sunday when you come to Mass for each week during the month of July.
- Each week will have a theme for items to be donated:
- July 1st and 2nd: Peanut Butter and Jelly & No. 2 Pencils, Pencil Box and Children’s Scissors
- July 8th & 9th: Canned Meat & Spiral Notebooks (red, blue, yellow and green) and Glue Sticks
- July 15th & 16th: Canned Fruit and Vegetables & Plastic Prong folders (red, blue, yellow and green)
- July 22nd & 23rd: Macaroni and Cheese & 8 pack of Crayola Markers and 4 pack Dry Erase Markers
- July 29th & 30th: Peanut Butter and Jelly & 24 Count Crayons and Construction Paper (8x12)
Please place your items in the marked bins in outside of the church. Each week we will tally the number of items we have collected and items will be donated to Maricopa F.O.R., our local food bank.
"For I was hungry and you gave me food" (Matthew 25:35)
Colecta de Alimentos y de Regreso a la Escuela de Verano
¡Por favor únase a la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Gracia a ayudar a alimentar familias de nuestra comunidad durante este verano!
Estamos pidiendo que cada familia de nuestra parroquia separe un artículo todos los días durante el mes de julio para donar y que traiga su donación el Domingo cuando vienena a Misa.
- Cada semana habrá un Tema de artículos para ser donados.
- 1 y 2 de julio: Mantequilla de Cacahuete y Jalea y numero 2 lápices, caja de lápices y Tijeras para niños
- 8 y 9 de julio: Carne de lata y cuadernos espirales (rojo, azul, amarillo y verde) y barra de pegamento
- 15 y 16 de julio: Vegetales en Lata y Fruta en Lata y carpetas de plastic con puntas (rojo, azul, amarillo y verde)
- 22 y 23 de julio: Macarones con queso y paquete de 8 marcadores Crayola y paquete de 4 marcadores borrador en seco
- 29 y 30 de julio: Mantequilla de Cacahuete y Jalea y crayones con cuenta de 24 y papel de construcción (8x12)
Por favor coloque sus artículos en los botes marcados situados en el frente de la iglesia. Cada semana sumaremos el número de artículos recogidos y éstos serán donados al banco de comida local, Maricopa F.O.R.
"Porque tuve hambre y me diste de comer" (Mateo 25:35).
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
2017 Annual Catholic Appeal
Parish Goal: $59,200
Total Parish Pledges: 140
Total Amount: $26,186 (44% of Parish Goal)
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!
MINISTRY FOR YOUNG ADULTS!
Agape Young Adult Group
The Agape Young Adult Group will meet every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Parish Office resuming on Sunday, February 5th. Our meetings 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. The Agape Young Adult 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.
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
August 4, 2017
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, August 4th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (August 5th).
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.
SingleCare Fundraiser for our Parish
Please help Our Lady of Grace Church raise money by signing up for the free account at:
SingleCare will provide a one-time contribution to our church for every person who signs up whether they utilize this medical supplement or not.
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.