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.
Agape Young Adult Group Starts August 14th!
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.
2016-2016 Religious Education Class Start Dates
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.
NO STUDENTS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAM AFTER AUGUST 28TH.
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 email@example.com. For more information, check out the website: www.azrosary.com or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/azrosary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SingleCare Fundraiser for our Parish
Please help Our Lady of Grace Church raise money by signing up for the free account at:
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.
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.
Knights of Columbus Install Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Knights of Columbus Council #13895 Members would like to thank all parishioners who purchased tickets for the 2016 Arizona State Raffle, which enabled us to give almost $2000.00 to our church. We approached Father Velásquez with a request that the Council use those funds to purchase two Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s), and he whole-"heart"-edly agreed. We would like to thank Father for his cooperation in this matter. The two AED’s have been purchased, received, and have been placed in both the church and parish office. Thank you all for your support with this project!
Installation of Knights of Columbus Officers - August 21st
All parishioners and guests are invited to attend the Knights of Columbus Council #13895 Induction Ceremonies to be held at Our Lady of Grace Church on Sunday August 21st @ 2:00pm. Please join us for this special event and refreshments afterwards.
Annual Catholic Appeal 2016
Entire Diocese Goal: $3.85 million
Parish Goal: $57,055
Parish Pledge to Date: $17,415.00
31% of Parish Goal / 91 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 we will reach our goal!
To see the daily goal progress for the entire Diocese click here.
R.C.I.A. - Monday, August 22, 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.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Our of Grace Parish Night Friday, September 16th at 6:40 p.m. Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Dodgers $55.00 Baseline Box Seats (Sec.131) & Charter Bus Transportation Bus will depart from the Parish at 5:00 p.m. ORDER DEADLINE: August 31, 2016. Payment due September 2, 2016 or order online by clicking on the WeShare Online Giving icon
Call the parish at 520-568-4605 or e-mail to email@example.com for more information.
A portion of each ticket goes to Our Lady of Grace Church Building Fund!
Open Office Position:
Our Lady of Grace Parish is seeking a Part Time Office Clerk to work in the evenings and weekends, approximately 10 hours a week. Applicants must be 18 years old, pass a background, criminal history check and Diocesan compliance course, detail oriented, able to work independently, personable, bi-lingual (English/Spanish), possess excellent communication skills and be a practicing Catholic. This is a great opportunity for students who are attending a local college. All inquiries for this position must contact Patti in the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-568-4605. Qualified applicants need to submit a letter of interest and resume directly to Patti in the parish office by June 10, 2016.
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
September 2, 2016
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, September 2nd after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (September 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 6:30 p.m.
Benediction and Mass Saturday: 8:00 a.m.
Walk to Emmaus
Catholic Social Teaching: BUILDING A CIVILIZATION OF LOVE
- THIS SESSION WILL COVER:
- How the Church’s social teaching helps us love one another as Christ loves us
- How we are called to imitate Jesus in serving the people right around us, in our families, workplaces, churches, and local communities
- How serving and caring for others, especially the poor, is a key characteristic of being a disciple of Christ
- How some of the greatest poverty in the world is not material poverty, but a poverty of love or what Pope Francis calls a “poverty of relationships”
- The ways that Catholic social teaching affects our lives today and helps us to apply the Gospel to the many social issues we face
- The call to responsibility to care for and encounter the poor and the most vulnerable around us
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.
Each session will use the beautiful Symbolon videos followed by discussions, questions and answers. We will also incorporate material from other Formed resources, such as Catholicism, Eucharist, Lectio, Peter and more.
If you could sum up Symbolon in one sentence, a good description might be: "Discover the big picture of the Catholic faith."
Sunday Mass Schedule as of March 5-6, 2016
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
The new church is located at the east end of Adam's Way off of Porter Road. Google address is 40929 W. Santi Road, Maricopa, Arizona, 85138.
Mass of Rite of Dedication of Our Lady of Grace Parish - February 13, 2016
"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.
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.
Parish Registration Code: R7JJR6
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.