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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.

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First Anniversary of Dedication of Our Lady of Grace Parish Church

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The First Anniversary of the Dedication of our parish church is on February 13, 2017. The day of dedication of a church is a special day in the life of the local parish. It is to be celebrated and is ranked as a solemnity for that parish. In thanksgiving to God our Father, a Solemn High Mass will be offered on Monday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Hamburgers and hot dogs, cake and ice cream, and banana cream pies will be served after the Mass courtesy of the ladies of the Guadalupana Ministry!

Purchase a copy of the Rite of Dedication DVD, which includes the Mass of Dedication and a collection of photos of the day. Each DVD is $20.00 and will be available February 13, 2017.



Gala 2016

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 3rd Annual Gala - 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.


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.


Ash Wednesday, March 1, 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.

    Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
  • 6:20 a.m. - English
  • 8:00 a.m. - English
  • 12:10 p.m. - English
  • 4:00 p.m. - English
  • 6:30 p.m. - Spanish

Daily Mass 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.

Second Station

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).



Coming soon . . .

Fish Fry Dinner 2013

The Best Fish Fry Dinner in Maricopa!

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.


Volunteer Compliance Training

Wednesday, March 8th 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.


Blessed Sacrament

First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

March 3, 2017

All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, March 3rd after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (March 4th).

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 . . .
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.


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, February 13, 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.