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.
Pro-Life Hour of Prayer
In front of the Basha's on Hwy 347
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to publically witness for one hour on the sidewalk in front of the Basha's shopping center for the Culture of Life, peacefully & prayerfully, on Friday April 17, 2015, 4-5pm. Come and pray for Maricopa and the world. Thanks!
Christian Concert Under the Stars
Saturday, April 25th - Free
Featuring Our Lady of Grace Parish own talent: Charlie West, Don Raflik, Jason Walton and Chris Platt
Join us for a free concert, food and fellowship on Saturday, April 25, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. for a time to relax and get together as a community to support our fellow musicians.
Potluck - bring something to share with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and bring your own drinks!
Spiritual Adoption Program
Blanketing unborn babies with prayer
What is the Spiritual Adoption Program?
The Purpose of the Spiritual Adoption Program is threefold:
- Encourage parishes, schools and other communities to pray for babies in danger of abortion.
- Educate adults and children about the development of the pre-born child.
- Provide mothers in need with assistance at a 'baby shower' of donated baby gifts, or simply celebrate with a 'birthday party' at the conclusion of the program. In some schools a crib was bought with monetary gifts and the children filled a crib with gifts for expectant Mothers.
This is done by encouraging people to "spiritually adopt" an unborn baby, and to follow their baby along the path to being born.
How does it work?
It's very simple. Participants pledge to pray for nine months for a baby in danger of abortion. During each month of the program, the "spiritual parents" are given information about their baby's development in the womb. While this child will remain unknown to his or her 'spiritual parent', God knows who the child is. Many people have found that naming 'their child' helps to keep them focused on the reality that their prayers are helping to save a particular baby from the harm of abortion. As the program goes along, you can send "Thank-you" notes to the participants from the baby each month. This is especially nice for school and religious education programs, and helps the participants form a genuine sense of connection with their adopted baby. At the end of the program a 'baby shower' or 'birthday party' can be held and gifts of baby items donated given to a local pregnancy center.
Sign up this weekend!
Representatives from the Women's Ministry will be available after all the Masses this weekend to register all who would like to participate in the Spiritual Adoption Program.
Summer Bible Camp – Volunteers Needed!
Religious Education is planning our annual Summer Bible Camp program and is looking for a volunteer coordinator to take the lead in organizing and guiding this one week program. Please contact AJ in the Religious Education Office at 520-568-4605 or email email@example.com for more details.
Open Position – Director of Religious Education
Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, located in Maricopa, Arizona, seeks a full-time (30 hours per week) Director of Religious Education to manage, enhance and maintain a comprehensive catechetical program for parish youth and adults. The goal of the position is to communicate an enthusiasm for the Catholic faith among the young people and their families.
Essential job functions: recruits, motivates, and forms catechetical ministers. The person must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. Must be well-formed in Catholic theology and spirituality. Strong knowledge of Sacramental preparation for children. Degree in Business, Education or Religious Education from an accredited institution with 3-5 years’ experience in a Catholic religious environment as an educator or practicing catechist. The person selected must have ability to work cooperatively with others as well as ability to delegate; must have knowledge and understanding of good teaching techniques. Director must have ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle stressful situations; excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish (preferred) ability to maintain confidentiality. Evenings and some weekend work is required. Preference will be given to individuals who are fully bi-lingual (English/Spanish). For complete job description please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and references April 15, 2015, to AJ Napolitano, Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com or mail to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Avenue, Maricopa, AZ, 85139.
Annual Catholic Appeal 2015
Entire Diocese Goal: $3.85 million
Parish Goal: $52,860
Parish Pledge to Date: $14,373
27% of Parish Goal / 78 Donors
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.
Please consider making a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal on behalf of our Parish and "People of Faith, Hope and Charity" and we will reach our goal!
To see the daily goal progress for the entire Diocese click here.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - R.C.I.A.
Parish Office - Room 2 at 7:00 p.m.
April 16, 2015
Plans for New Parish Church
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
May 1, 2015
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, May 1st after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (May 2nd).
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 7:00 p.m.
Benediction and First Saturday Mass: 8:00 a.m.
WE ARE OVERGOAL!
Christ our Cornerstone
As of July 19, 2014 we now have $1,811,885.36 in pledges!
¡SOBREPASAMOS LA META!
Hasta la fecha hemos recibido $1,811,885.36 en compromisos de los feligreses!
Christ is our Cornerstone… of faith, of hope, of love and of salvation.
Let us set His Cornerstone in Maricopa with His help!
PRAYER FOR THE END TO ABORTION
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: On Hwy 347 in front of Basha's, next to Circle K
Our purpose is to bring awareness to the reality of Abortion. It’s crucial that we pray and stand against the powers of darkness over our land that have given us the present “culture of death.” Simply come and stand in peaceful solidarity at the corner for an hour on the third Friday of the month.
Bring your sign if you have one, to witness to and help educate a public that is sorely lacking the Truth that abortion is a great evil that defames the name and holiness of God. It is not an easy thing to witness to the truth of abortion. The media continues to treat those who oppose abortions as extremists and mindless zealots. However, considering the scope of the evil that plagues our countries, it is vital that pro-lifers speak up, because if they don’t speak up, no one else will.
Please contact Ann Bunn at 717-495-0222 for more information. Thank you in advance for your participation.
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.