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.
Second Annual Our Lady of Grace Parish Gala Event . . .
An Evening in Rome
Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries
La Vida Hair Salon by Gregory
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to midnight
Please join us for a wonderful evening of dinner and dancing as Our Lady of Grace Parish will be hosting the Second Annual Gala Event, “An Evening in Rome”, which will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Ballroom. Tickets are $100.00 per person and available to purchase after the Masses beginning in August and in the Parish Office. Tickets are limited and will not be sold after October 22nd. All proceeds from this event will go to the building of our new Parish Church.
The Gala Committee is looking for large item donations for the Gala’s Silent Auction. We would like to obtain TV’s, iPads, electronics, art work and professional services. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Abbie at 602-561-5944, Ann at 480-265-5006 or Suellen at 765-434-4615.
Auction items donated by: Above & Beyond Nails & Spa, AJ Napolitano, Anytime Fitness, AZ Soaring, Arizona Cardinals, Barro’s Pizza, Happy Adobe, Mary Immaculate Books and Gifts, Mary Yarter, Penal Feeding Co., Perfect Skin Laser Center, Plaza Bonita, Puppy Love Pet Stylist, Raceway Bar and Grill, Shamrock Dairy, Sharon Buda, Skydive Phoenix, Smile Lines, Tacos N More, Tech Shop, Total Wine, Zoyo Yogurt, and more coming.
Our Religious Education Program is very excited to announce our upcoming fundraising event! For those of you that are familiar with Butter Braid® pastries – you may already have a list of friends, family and co-workers waiting to order! Confirmation students will start taking orders beginning September 14th or contact the Religious Education Office. Payment is due at the time you place your order. All orders are due by September 30th.
NEW THIS YEAR! In addition to the always delicious flavor lineup (Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cherry, Cinnamon, and Cream Cheese), there will be a BONUS PACK option on this year’s order form. The Bonus Pack includes 5 pre-packed pastry flavors (Apple, Bavarian Crème, BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE, Cinnamon, and Cream Cheese), plus a FREE CARAMEL ROLL! The Bonus Pack is the only way to get a Blueberry Cream Cheese pastry, plus of course the free Caramel Roll!
Feel free to contact the Religious Education Department with any questions, and thanks for doing your part to make this fundraiser a success!
A digital program featuring informative and inspiring teaching from renowned speakers - Dr. Scott Hahn, Edward Sri, Bishop Robert Barron, Tim Gray, Chris Stefanick, Jason & Crystallina Evert, Matt Fradd, Dr.Brand Pitre and many more. Access the truth, beauty, and meaning of our Catholic Faith anytime, anywhere - on your computer, tablet, or smartphone ALL IN ONE PLACE.
2016 Parish Festival-Carnival Planning Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The planning meeting for the upcoming 2016 Parish Festival-Carnival will be on Thursday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the parish office. Anyone who is interested in helping with this fundraising event please plan on attending this meeting.
Public Square Rosary Crusade
Pray for our Nation!
October 10, 2015 - Noon
In front of Basha’s on John Wayne Parkway
America is at a historic crossroad. Secularist are trying to push God from the public square. They reject His beneficial action upon society. But without God, where will our leaders get the wisdom to solve the great problems we face?
We must stop the secularist advance and pray to God for help. He will hear us, if we pray through the intercession of His blessed Mother.
St. Louis de Montfort said: “Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering.”
Please Call: Elisa Chavez 760-586-4405 with questions.
Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas invites you to a special Mass with Renewal of Vows for couples that have received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony who are celebrating their 1st, 10th, 25th, 50th, 60th or longer wedding anniversaries in 2015
The Mass will be held Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral 192 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona. Please contact Pat Gerardo, Office of Worship, at 520-838-2512 by September 8th.
Catholic Men's Conference Tucson - 2015
Men On a Mission From God
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Ray Guarendi, Chip Beck
Registration opens at 8 a.m. Welcoming and Opening Prayer at 9 a.m. Day concludes at 4 p.m. Registration includes keynote presentations, Sacrament of Reconciliation, panel discussion, t-shirt, Mass with Bishop Kicanas, and lunch.
R.C.I.A. - A Journey of Faith
Answer the Lord’s call to share the Good News! Do you know someone who has questions about or is felling a call to the Catholic Faith or those who were baptized but never received both Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please invite them to call Yvonne Murray, RCIA Coordinator at 520-423-9290 for more information.
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) a journey of faith and learning, will begin September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Office. Please inform those interested to plan on providing a birth certificate or Baptismal certificate if they decide to continue the RCIA journey past the beginning inquiry period this fall.
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
October 2, 2015
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, October 2nd after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (October 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 Mass: 8:00 a.m.
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: $17,516
33% of Parish Goal / 105 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
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.
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.