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.
U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Bishop Kicanas' response. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' response.
New Church Construction Progress June 22-24, 2015
View a video of the progress of the building of our parish church at The Crossing in Maricopa, Arizona.
Volunteer R.E. Teachers and Teacher Aides Needed!
DADs and MOMs -- GIVE IT A TRY!
The Religious Education Program needs YOU as a volunteer! Parents who volunteer will receive a discount on their child’s tuition. Many parents who were hesitant to volunteer in the classrooms have been truly blessed and grateful for the opportunity to share and grow in their faith along with the students. Call AJ in the R.E. Office at 520-568-4605. She would be happy to discuss the program with you. Compliance training is mandatory, so please sign up soon.
Vacation Bible School!
July 13 - 17, 2015
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 . . .
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: $16,213
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
July 3, 2015
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, July 3rd after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (July 4th).
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.
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.
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.