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.
Ho, ho, ho!
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 20, 2014
$5.00 per person/$25.00 per family (tickets will be sold at the door). Come for a pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, shop for homemade items in Mrs. Claus’ closet, bake sale and much more. Some activities will require the purchase of additional tickets.
All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Grace Confirmation Retreat Fund.
Advent Penance Service
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
How to make a good confession . . .
Advent and Christmas Season
Las Posadas - Nine Day Novena to prepare for Christmas begins Monday, December 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Church.
It is time again to celebrate Las Posadas Navideñas or as they are popularly known, "Las Posadas" the traditional Mexican re-enactment of Mary and Joseph searching for lodging (posada) at Bethlehem nine days before Christmas.
The rosary will be prayed until we get to the home which will receive the pilgrims. For more information contact Teresa Diaz 520-280-1415 or Maribel Hernandez 480-233-7234.
Christus natus est: Christ is born!
Christmas Mass Schedule 2014
- Christmas Eve - Wednesday, December 24, 2013
- 4:00 p.m. - Children's Choir
- 6:00 p.m.
- 11:00 p.m. - Christmas Caroling
- 12:00 a.m. - Midnight Mass
- Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25, 2014
- 8:00 a.m.
- 9:30 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m. - Spanish Mass
- Confessions: December 20, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
- December 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
- December 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
The Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th at noon and on Christmas Day, December 25th.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
January 1, 2015
Holy Day of Obligation
- New Year's Eve (Wednesday, December 31st)
- 4:00 p.m.
- New Year's Day
- 9:30 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m. - Español - Spanish
Parish Office will be closed Wednesday at 12:00 noon and all day Thursday, New Year's Day. The office will open on Friday, January 2, 2014.
Our Lady of Grace Board of Directors - Secretary Position
The term of Secretary for the Board of Directors for our parish is up and the position needs to be filled. Fr. Velásquez is nominating and endorsing Alma Farrell, who has held the position for six years. Other nominations may be made from November 23rd until December 10th. All nomination must be received in writing. An election is scheduled for Sunday, December 14, 2014.
Nuestra Señora de la Gracia Consejo de Directores - Secretaria
El término del Secretaria del Consejo de Directores está cumplido y la posición está abierta. Pdr. Velásquez está nominado y aprobando a Alma Farrell, quien ha servido en esta posición por seis años. Otras nominaciones puedan ser nominadas desde 23 de noviembre al 10 de deciembre. Todas las nominaciones deben ser recibidas por escrito. Una elección está programada para el 14 de diciembre de 2014.
Christmas Choir Rehearsals
The Christmas Choir will be rehearsing every Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m. in the Church beginning September 20th. Join your voices with the choirs of angels in celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass during the Midnight Mass 2014. Please contact Don or Kari at donr@difbeats, 602-317-8278 or just show up.
R.C.I.A. - Room 2 - Parish Office
December 18, 2014
Topics: "Baptism / Infant Baptism / Confirmation / The Gifts of the Holy Spirit"
Scripture Reading: Acts of the Apostles 13 - 15
Late Nite Catechism is coming to Maricopa on January 10, 2015. Our Lady of Grace is organizing this “Late Night Catechism—Bible Bingo” show to raise funds for the Liturgical needs of our new Parish Church. Tickets are $50.00 per person, $45.00 if purchase before December 1st, tickets include the show at the Maricopa High School Performing Arts Center and a catered Cocktail Reception under the Canopy at Our Lady of Grace Church before the show. Tickets are available online through our parish WeShare Online giving. We are in need of donations of Southwest Air miles and Harrah’s rewards to help cover the travel and lodging costs for the entertainment. If you can help with this, please contact JoAnn Ortega at email@example.com.
8th Annual Parish Festival - Carnival
January 23-25, 2015
Our Lady of Grace Parish 8th Annual Festival and Carnival is being held on the last weekend of January 2015. Join your fellow parishioners and the City of Maricopa for a fun-filled weekend of exciting carnival rides, delicious food, delightful deserts, silent auction, cake walks, horse rides, Kid's Town, and much, much more! Entertainment at the main stage is scheduled through the three day event.
If you are a member of the parish and would like to help plan and participate in the Festival please join us this Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the church and ask for Abbie Legaspi.
Plans for New Parish Church
Parish Events - Videos
Video footage taken by Michael Barnes.
First Annual Dinner-Dance Gala 2014
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
January 2, 2015
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, January 2nd after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (January 3rd).
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, December 5, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 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 Fridays. 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!
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.