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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.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2017 Spanish Annual Catholic Appeal 2017

2017 Annual Catholic Appeal

Diocese Goal:$3,850,000

Parish Goal: $59,200

Total Parish Pledges: 29

Total Amount: $5,834 (10% of Parish Goal)

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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 . . .


Lenten Season 2017

The forty day season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and ends on Holy Thursday evening. Lent is a season of preparation and penance: we prepare to renew our baptismal promises by giving ourselves over to works of penance. Receiving ashes upon our heads is a sign of penance, expresses the human condition as affected by sin.  By receiving ashes we outwardly profess our guilt before God and thereby, prompted by the hope that the Lord is kind and compassionate, patient and abounding in mercy, express our desire for inward conversion (Ceremonial of Bishops, #253).

Fast and Abstinence:  On Ash Wednesday (March 1st) and Good Friday (April 14th), all Catholics from the age of 18 and 59 are required to fast. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.  Abstinence is required for all Fridays during Lent.

Daily Masses during Lent

During the season of Lent a daily Mass at 6:30 p.m. will be added to the Mass schedule beginning Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Also a Saturday morning Mass at 8:00 a.m. will be offered.

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Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent, we will praying the Stations of the Cross at 7:15 p.m. (after the 6:30 p.m. Mass).

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ's last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete. (www.catholic.org).


Lenten Penance Service

The Lenten Penance Service is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eight to ten priests from our vicariate will be present to hear individual confessions in preparation for the Easter solemnities. Please mark your calendars and if you have not gone to confessions during the season of Lent this would be a perfect opportunity for confession.

Click here for a Guide to Make a Good Confession.


Feed the Hungry

2017 Almsgiving Lenten Food Drive Challenge

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 Lent. Please place your donations in the marked container for F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank.

  • March 12th—Canned Vegetables and Fruit
  • March 19th—Cereal & Breakfast bars

Estamos pidiendo que cada familia de la parroquia separe un artículo de comida cada día y done estos artículos cada Domingo de Cuaresma cuanda vengen a Misa. Por favor coloque sus donaciones en contenedora especialmente marcados en el lado sur de la iglesia.

  • 12 de marzo—Vegetales y Frutas en lata
  • 19—de marzo—Cereal y Barras de Desayuno

The Best Fish Fry Dinner in Maricopa!®

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Fish Fry Dinner 2013

Every Friday during Lent, the "Best Fish Fry Dinner in Maricopa" is back! Dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Menu:  Fish & Chips, Fish & Onion Rings, All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chips, Fish Taco Plate, Children's Fish & Chips. 

Television Raffle:  Vizio 60" TV, E-series, 4K Ultra HD, Home Theater Display will be raffled on the last night of the Fish Fry Dinners (April 7th).  Each ticket is $10.00 and only 300 tickets will be sold.


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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!


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Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament Fundraiser

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for our first ever poker night on April 29. Registration will will start at 5 PM and play will begin at 6 pm. Eight cash prizes will be awarded.  Snacks will be provided, beverages available for purchase. 

We are looking for volunteers to help with this event. If you are interested, please contact Ed in the office or Peter Smith at 480-266-7454. This is a 21 and older event.


MINISTRY FOR YOUNG ADULTS!

Agape Young Adult Ministry

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.


Volunteer Compliance Training

Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Office

The Diocese of Tucson requires that all volunteers complete the Compliance Training. If you are considering volunteering in one of our ministries, please attend this training. If the ministry will be working with youth or vulnerable adults, making homebound visits or handling money, you will need to bring your fingerprint clearance card or two forms of identification for fingerprinting.


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First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

April 7, 2017

All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, April 7th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (April 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.

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.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Walk to Emmaus ministry presents . . .
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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.


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.


R.C.I.A. - Monday, March 19, 2017

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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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


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.