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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

12th Annual Our Lady of Grace Parish Festival-Carnival

February 8 - 10, 2019

Help Wanted

Each year, Our Lady of Grace Parish hosts an Annual Parish Festival and Carnival. We plan and organize a safe, family friendly event full of food, fun and fellowship with our parishioners and the entire Maricopa community and beyond.

This festival is the largest fund-raiser of Our Lady of Grace Church with the proceeds designated to our Building Fund, reducing our mortgage and planning future development of The Crossing.

As parishioners of Our Lady of Grace, we are committed to sharing our God-given talents for the good our parish.  We are seeking volunteers to join our Festival Core Committee and help plan our Annual Parish Festival.

Below are two opportunities that we are looking to fill immediately.  Throughout the year, we will anticipate additional opportunities for our parishioners to participate and share their stewardship gifts of time and talent.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact JoAnn Ortega at 520-251-1900.

Parking Lot Volunteer Leader Needed

Your duties are as follows:

  • Review and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Evac Plan. In the case of an evacuation please review the route as indicated on the Evac Plan. There are 2 “assembly points” one in the North Parking Lot and one in the South (paved) parking lot. In the case of a "Lock Down" all gates are shut and no one will leave the Festival/Carnival area. No vehicles are to exit or enter the parking lot. In the case of an emergency you will be notified on the radio and announced over our PA system. Follow the last person out to the North Parking Lot.
  • Radios are to be used in an emergency situation only. If you need to leave your area, please radio the volunteer booth (ex: Festival Gate North to volunteer booth, need to be relieved). If you are approached by a child with lost parents, please notify the volunteer booth and have the child remain with you; a staff member and/or police will meet you at the gate. If a parent approaches you regarding a lost child or other issues, please direct them to the First Aid Tent. If necessary, you will be instructed to go to a secured radio channel.
  • Please keep a tally count of each person entering the gate using the counter and record the number hourly on the log sheet.
  • NO PETS ARE ALLOWED, except for Service Animals.
  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES OR COOLERS ARE ALLOWED. A bottle of water is okay.

Grand Raffle

Festival Raffle.  Each ticket is $5.00.  First Prize - $2,500, Second Prize - $1,000, Third Prize - $500, Fourth Prize - $300, Fifth Prize - $200, Sixth Prize - $100.  The drawing will take place at our Festival on Sunday, February 10, 2019. All proceeds will go towards our Building Fund. Thank you for your support!

Raffle Ticket Sales Family Contest!

The family who sells the most raffle tickets will win a Family Festival Pack which includes four (4) all day Carnival Ride tickets and $25.00 worth of Festival Tickets to be used for food, drinks and games.

    Contest Rules:
  • If you wish to participate in this contest, please complete the 'FAMILY CONTEST COUPON' available in the office.
  • Sign out books of ten (10) raffle tickets after weekend Masses or in the parish office during the week.
  • Print your first and last name on the back of all your ticket stubs (this will be used in tracking your sales, if we cannot read your name we cannot track your sales).
  • Return ticket stubs and monies to representatives after weekend Masses or in the parish office during the week.
  • Contest ends January 25, 2019. All tickets and monies need to be submitted on or before January 25, 2019.
  • The winner will be announced at all the Masses of the weekend of January 26-27, 2019.

Carnival Ride Tickets !

Buy Now and Save!

Pre-Sale Carnival Ride Tickets are $20.00 and each pass is good for one day. At 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8th the price goes up to $30.00. On Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10, the all-day price is $30.00. Buy your Carnival Ride Tickets NOW and SAVE money. Carnival Ride Tickets are available for purchase at the parish office and after all weekend Masses.

Vendors

Our Lady of Grace will be opening our 12th Annual Parish Festival to non-food vendors / organizations/individuals to rent space. We will provide access to electricity/generator. Vendors will need to provide their own pop up tent, tables, extension cords, lights, and chairs. Pop up tents will need to be set up on site by Wednesday, February 7th. The spaces will be in a high traffic/main walkway area (different from last year).

Please contact John Stapleton  email to john.stapleton1976@gmail.com for applications and more information.

Looking for new and gently used toys for prizes at our Annual Parish Festival

While you are cleaning out the closets and toy boxes to make room for the Christmas presents, please consider donating your gently used toys for our festival to be used as prizes for the games in our “KidTown”. We would also welcome donations of new toys. Please contact Elaine at 406-217-7608 and she will make arrangements for pick up. God Bless you and thank you!

12th Annual Our Lady of Grace Parish Festival-Carnival

Entertainment Schedule 2019

Day Event Time
Friday - Feb 8 Festival Opening  4:00 p.m. 
Friday - Feb 8 TJ Acoustic  4:30 p.m. 
Friday - Feb 8 Maricopa High School Band  6:00 p.m. 
Friday - Feb 8 7:00 p.m.
Friday - Feb 8 Maricopa High School Band 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Feb 8 Bambino PlayList  9:00 p.m. 
Saturday - Feb 9 Festival Open 10:00 a.m. 
Saturday - Feb 9 Car Show - DJ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - Feb 9 Mariachi - Eloy High School 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Feb 9  Marco Pasten Baile Folklórico 5:30 p.m.
Saturday - Feb 9 Saturday Night DJ Block Party 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - Feb 10 Fuego de Phoenix Ballet Folklórico 12:30 p.m.
Sunday - Feb 10 Matachines 1:30 p.m.
Sunday - Feb 10 Baile Folklórico 2:30 p.m.
Sunday - Feb 10 Don Raflik Band 3:30 p.m.
Sunday - Feb 10 EagleHeart Band 6:00 p.m.
Sunday - Feb 10 Grand Raffle 8:00 p.m.

A Great Time is Guaranteed for All!