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.
Part-Time Receptionist needed
Our Lady of Grace Parish is seeking a Part Time Office Clerk to work in the evenings and weekends. Applicants must be 18 years old, detail oriented, able to work independently, personable, bi-lingual preferred, possess excellent communication skills and be Catholic. This is a great opportunity for students who are attending Central Arizona College.
Please contact Patti in the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete job description. Applicants need to submit a letter of interest and résumé to Patti in the parish office by June 1, 2015.
Summer Bible Camp Save the Date!
Monday, July 13th to Friday, July 17th, 2015 at Pima Butte Elementary School in the morning (exact times to be announced). Registration will begin on Sunday, June 14th in the Parish Office. More details to follow . . .
Religious Education Early Registration (returning Students only)
- Sunday, June 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Monday, June 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Registration Dates for new students will take place in July 2015.
World Meeting of Families September 22-25, 2015 Papal Visit - September 26-27, 2015
Parish Organizational Meeting - Monday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. in Parish Office, Room 3.
The World Meeting of Families is a week long international event of prayer, catechesis and celebration that draws participants from around the globe. Pope Francis will attending the Festival of Families on Saturday and celebrating Mass on Sunday. We are hosting a meeting for those who are interested in learning more about this event and considering participating in this year’s World Meeting of Families and representing Our Lady of Grace from Maricopa, Arizona. Please join us on Monday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Office.
Our Lady of Grace High School Youth Ministry presents the movie . . .
"Mary of Nazareth"
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
The High School Youth Ministry is screening the movie "Mary of Nazareth", which is based on the life of the Virgin Mary from her infancy to the Resurrection of her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. This an excellent opportunity to conclude the month of May in honor of our Lady.
A Pasta Alfredo dinner is being sold and served at 6:00 p.m. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds go towards funding the Steubenville West Retreat in Tucson this summer.
Altar Server Training - May 27-30, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
All boys and girls of the parish who have made their First Holy Communion and would like to serve as an Altar Server are invited to attend the Altar Server Training sessions to be held Wednesday through Saturday, May 27-30, 2015, in the church from 9:30—11:00 a.m. Please call the office (520) 568-4605 or email Ed Talsness to register for these training sessions. It is recommended that the boys and girls attend all four sessions in order to be able to serve at Mass.
High School "Faith" Youth Ministry
Car Wash Fundraiser - Saturday, June 6, 2105
"Faith" High School Youth Group will be having a Car Wash on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the AutoZone (across from Fry's) on Hwy 347 in Maricopa. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help fund attending Steubenville Conference West in Tucson, Arizona in June.
Corpus Christi Procession
Sunday, June 7th at 6:15 p.m.
The Feast of Corpus Christi is the one time when our Lord Jesus Christ really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament is exposed not just to faithful Catholics but to all the world. This is a time when Catholics can show their love for Jesus Christ in the Real Presence by honoring Him in a very public way. Please join us for the celebration of the Solemn Mass of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Corpus Christi Procession.
Procesión del Corpus Christi Domingo, 7o de junio a las 6:15 p.m.
La fiesta de Corpus Christi es un momento en que nuestro Señor en el Santísimo Sacramento está expuesto no sólo a los fieles católicos, sino para todo el mundo. Este es un momento en que los católicos pueden mostrar su amor por Cristo en la Presencia Real honrándolo de una manera muy pública. Por favor, únase a nosotros en la celebración de la Misa Solemne de Corpus Christi el domingo 7 de junio a las 5:00 p.m. seguida de la procesión del Corpus Christi.
Daily Rosary during month of May
Monday through Friday at 6:45 p.m. / Saturday at 5:10 p.m. and Sunday at 6:10 p.m.
Join us every day during the month of May for the praying of the Holy Rosary and offering of flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary. As we begin construction of Our Lady of Grace Parish church at The Crossing, let's show our appreciation and gratitude for our prayers being answered for our new parish church.
The May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place at the end of the month, Sunday, May 31st after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. The children who have participated the most during the month of May will take part in the Crowning Ceremony.
First Holy Communion Masses - May 2, 2015
Arcoiris - Youth and Young Adult Retreat
A ministry of youth evangelizers, with a mission to evangelize to other youth and families, promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and spread the movement.
Ministerio de jovenes evangelizadores cuya mision es evangelización de otros jovenes y familias, promover las vocaciones y Extender el movimiento.
WHAT: Three-day summer teen retreat conducted by Catholic teens with direction/supervision by Catholic adults.
WHERE: Yuma, Arizona
WHEN: Youth (14 yrs—17 yrs) June 18—June 21, 2015
Adults/Parents June 25—June 28, 2015
COST: $25.00 per person
QUE: Encuentro Juvenil de tres dias este verano Conducido por jovenes Catolicos bajo la direccion/supervision de adultos catolicos.
LUGAR: Yuma, Arizona
FECHA: Jovenes de 14 a 17 anos Junio 18 al 21 del 2015
Adultos/Padres de familia Junio 25 al 28 del 2015
COSTO: $25.00 p/persona
For more information contact/Para mayor información: Marla Chamberlain 928.276.2293 o Teresa Diaz 520.280.1415
Beautiful Hand-Made Quilt
Get Ready . . . This Quilt could be Yours!
King size hand quilted 120" x 120" whole cloth quilt will be raffled in the fall of 2015 with drawing at Our Lady of Grace Parish Annual Festival-Carnival 2016. Proceeds will go to our new church building fund.
Pictures highlight just a few details on this one of a kind quilt
Notice will follow when and where tickets go on sale.
$5 and A Prayer Challenge
Building our Church and our Community
Kicking off May 1, 2015 in honor of Our Lady
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Parish in Maricopa, Arizona is launching a social media challenge to see how much support we can get worldwide to build our parish community. We are asking our brothers and sisters in Christ to donate just $5 to honor their parish, and/or a parish that is special to them, and say a prayer for the successful growth of our parish.
Our success is obviously dependent upon your support not only in donating, but also is sharing this with all of your Catholic friends. We want to see if we can get support for all of the Catholic churches worldwide. At the end of the challenge, October 7, 2015, a book will be created and placed in our new church remembering all of those parishes and the generous donors who made this possible.
Established as a parish in 2007, Our Lady of Grace has grown from 400 families to 1200 families and we continue to grow. The current church only seats 200 people and seats have been set up outside the church with a TV monitor in order to serve all of our parishioners. We are educating over 400 children and youth in our Religious Education programs. One can easily see our need to grow our parish campus.
Construction of a new church has begun and is scheduled to be completed next spring. With seating for 500, it is anticipated that we will soon outgrow that and will have to expand the church. Our vision does not stop with the church. We are already planning a parish campus which will include K-8 parish school, a public park, an assisted living area, and an Alzheimer’s unit. Thank you for helping us build our church and the Maricopa community. Donations can be mailed to:$5 Challenge
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
45295 W. Honeycutt Avenue
Maricopa, Arizona 85138-1801
Or donate online using:
Annual Catholic Appeal 2015
Entire Diocese Goal: $3.85 million
Parish Goal: $52,860
Parish Pledge to Date: $16,183
31% of Parish Goal / 90 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.
Plans for New Parish Church
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
June 5, 2015
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, June 5th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (June 6th).
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: 8:00 a.m. [No First Saturday Mass this month.]
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!
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.
PRAYER FOR THE END TO ABORTION
Friday, June 19, 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.