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Our Lady of Grace Parish

18700 North St. Gabriel Way, Maricopa, Arizona  85138

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.

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
(beginning October 17th)

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."


Sunday, October 2nd - Life Chain Maricopa 2016

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Maricopa Life Chain 2013

Stand with thousands of pro-life individuals throughout the USA and Canada in honor of millions of babies whose lives have been lost to abortion. Pray for people in crisis situations and for our nations.

  • You'll be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer!
  • Bring your whole family!
  • Water, lawn chairs, umbrellas and strollers are welcome and encouraged!
  • Rain or shine!

We will gather on the sidewalk of John Wayne Parkway (Hwy 347) in front of Basha's, on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Life Chain event is being organized and sponsored by Our Lady of Grace Youth Ministries, under the direction of Alonso (Bambino) Chavez.


St. Francis and Animals

Blessing of Animals - Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 p.m.

“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures.  You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land.  You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters.  We ask you to bless this pet.  By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan.  May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation.  Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures!  Amen.”

Animal Kisses

The Blessing of Animals will take place on the front lawn of the church at 5:30 p.m.  All pets and animals are welcome.

All pets must be leashed or in their cage. Certificate of Blessing will be provided as well. Treats for people and their pets will be available for purchase.


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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 13 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.


Annual Parish Festival Planning Meeting
Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. Parish Office

All are welcome to join us to share your ideas and opinions for the 2017 Annual Parish Festival. We are looking for a few volunteers to become leaders of sub-committees. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this committee. This is our largest fundraiser that our parish hosts and we need you to make this successful. If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to help, please contact the Parish Office and leave your name, phone and email address.


Public Square Rosary

Public Square Rosary

October 15, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace

Each year, America Needs Fatima holds the Public Square Rosary Crusade, with thousands of rosary rallies in cities all across the country. In 2015, there were 14,108 rallies and in 2014, there were 12,629 groups simultaneously praying for our country and the world all across America! These Public Square Rosary Rallies take place on the closest Saturday to October 13, feast of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun.

Our Lady of Grace Parish will participate in the nationwide praying of the rosary on Saturday, October 15th at 12:00 noon at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace at the parish.  Please join us for this very important spiritual work.


Join us for our ANNUAL HOG ROAST EVENT!!

October 15th - Saturday - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Grace Youth Ministry invites everyone to join us of the Annual Hog Roast! This fun filled event for the whole family will take place on our parish patio on Saturday, October 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale as follows: $50.00 Family Ticket of 2 Adults and 3 or more children; $12.00- Children, ages 5-12; $15.00 - Adult/Student Sponsored by Our Lady of Grace Youth Ministry. For more information, please contact Teresa Diaz at: 520- 280-1415.

Hog Roast 2016

Acompañemos al EVENTO ANUAL CERDO ASADO!

Sábado - 15 de octubre - 5:00 p.m. a las 8:00 p.m.

El Ministerio de Jóvenes de Nuestra Señora de la Gracia les invita al evento anual Cerdo Asado que se llevara a cabo en los patios de la iglesia el día sábado, 15 de octubre, 5 to 8 p.m. Los boletos ya están a la venta a los siguientes precios: $50.00 por FAMILIA de 2 adultos y 3 niños o más; $12.00 Niños de edades 5 a 12 años; $15.00 por 1 ADULTO/ESTUDIANTE Patrocinado por el Ministerio de Jóvenes de Nuestra Señora de la Gracia. Para mayor información comuníquense con Teresa Díaz al teléfono: 520-280-1415.


Organist Dan Miller

Organ Concert at Our Lady of Grace Church

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Maricopa, AZ is please to present an Organ Concert by Dan Miller. There is no fee for the concert but a collection will be made to assist with our Organ Fund.

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church is located at: 18700 St Gabriel Way, Maricopa, AZ 85138

Dan Miller is internationally renowned as an organist. He has also taught music, conducted choral groups and orchestras, led and facilitated worship in many different settings, and managed large concert productions and music conferences. He is respected as an innovative leader in handbells. A professional member of the American Society of Composers and Publishers, Mr. Miller is well-known for his composing and arranging, and has several published works. He has been seen and heard live in concert and through recordings on radio, television, and the internet. He has been the featured solo organist with several symphony orchestras. He is a former Dean of the Ft. Lauderdale chapter of The American Guild of Organists and is a member of the Portland chapter AGO. Mr. Miller is in his 15th year as Product Manager at Rodgers Instruments Corporation, one of the world’s leading organ builders, in Hillsboro, Oregon. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Organ at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.


Digital Grand Piano Raffle

Digital Grand Piano Raffle

We will be raffling off this digital grand piano at the Our Lady of Grace Annual Parish Festival on January 29th, 2017. Time to be determined.

Tickets are $25 per ticket or (1) one book of 5 tickets for $100.

Piano is valued at $5,500.00

All proceeds will go toward the purchase of the Organ in the loft. Tickets are available in the parish office or from Music Ministry personnel.


This Wang & Sons digital grand was donated by Wang Piano Organ, to help raise funds for the new Rodgers organ at Our Lady of Grace Parish.

Contact: Don Raflik for more information 602-317-8278, email:  donr@difbeats.com


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2016-2016 Religious Education Class Start Dates




Adult Confirmation Class

(English) will begin on Tuesday, October 4th. Classes will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Office. Please contact AJ or Ann in the Religious Education Office at 520-568-4605 to register for the class or contact Mary B. at 520-568-5091 for more information.


Classes begin for:
  • Confirmation/Year 1 & 2, Pre-Confirmation Classes (6th grade- August 15th at Sequoia Pathway from 6:15—8:00 p.m.
  • High School Continuing Formation/Catechism (9th through 12th grade who already received Confirmation) - August 21st in the Parish Office from 7:15—8:30 p.m.
  • First Communion/Year 1, and 3rd Grade to 5th Grade Catechism - August 23rd at Sequoia Pathway from 6:30—7:45 p.m.
  • First Communion/Year 2, and 3rd Grade to 5th Grade Catechism - August 24th at Sequoia Pathway from 6:30—7:45 p.m.
  • Kindergarten - September 6th in the Parish Office from 5:00—5:45 p.m.

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. IN THE PARISH OFFICE.


Mary and Rosary

Arizona Rosary Celebration in Tucson, Arizona Saturday, October 22, 2016

Blessing Procession Participants Wanted:

Join together on October 22, 2016 for the Arizona Rosary Celebration. The event will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Tucson from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Groups/individuals/families wishing to participate in the Blessing Procession need to contact Teresa Diaz at 520-280- 1415 or email to ourladyofgraceyouthministry@gmail.com. For more information, check out the website: www.azrosary.com or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/azrosary.

Parish Representative:

The Parish Representative is very important to the success of the Arizona Rosary Celebration. Having a parish representative helps us to timely provide and distribute information about the rosary celebration to the various ministries within the parish and to the parishioners in general. For any questions regarding more information on the parish representative please contact: Teresa Diaz at 520-280-1415 or email to ourladyofgraceyouthministry@gmail.com.


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.


Parish Office at The Crossing

The Parish Office has moved to The Crossing. We are located in the modular building on the north side of the church. The entrance to the office is the east door, and parking is available in the lot south of the church. Our phone number (520-568-4605) and staff emails have not changed.


Agape Young Adult Group

The Agape Young Adult Group will meet every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Parish Office beginning Sunday, August 14th. Our meetings will 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. This new 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.


New Ministries and Parish Groups

As our Parish grows, so do our needs and the ministries formed to serve those needs. If you would like to start a ministry or group, please call the Parish Office at 520-568-4605 for assistance. All Ministry and Group Leaders will be required to attend our Compliance Orientation and pass a background check.

A medida que crece nuestra parroquia, también crecen nuestras necesidades y se forman ministerios para servir esas necesidades. Si le gustaría empezar un ministerio o grupo llame a la oficina de la parroquia al 520-568-4605 y le asistiremos. Todos los líderes de ministerios y grupos deben asistir a la Orientación de Cumplimiento (Compliance) y pasar una verificación de antecedentes.


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Annual Catholic Appeal 2016

Entire Diocese Goal: $3.85 million

Parish Goal: $57,055

Parish Pledge to Date: $17,865.00

31% of Parish Goal / 96 Donors

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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 we will reach our goal!

To see the daily goal progress for the entire Diocese click here.

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R.C.I.A. - Monday, September 26, 2016

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.


Blessed Sacrament

First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

October 7, 2016

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



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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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.