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.
Construction Progress August 13 - 23, 2014
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Raffle / Rifa
The Cursillo Ministry is selling Raffle tickets for a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Grace. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 A winner will be selected on October 18th. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR MINISTRY.
El Ministerio de Cursillos esta vendiendo boletos para una rifa de una preciosa estatua de Nuestra Senora de la Gracia. El Costo de los boletos es de $2.00 cada uno o 3 boletos por $5.00. Un ganador será seleccionado el 18 de Octubre. POR FAVOR APOYE A NUESTRO MINISTERIO.
2014 Bible Read-A-Thon
September 20th and 21st - 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Are you up for the challenge? Commit to reading God’s Word and grow in your faith! Prayers sponsors are needed! Middle school students may sign up for as many hours as they’d like‚ from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday the 21st and 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday the 22nd; high school students may sign up for as many hours as they’d like from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the 20th / 21st . Remember, this year our ALL proceeds will go to our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq.
Do You Know Someone Who Wants to be Catholic?
Inquirer Meetings: Aug. 24, and Sep. 7
Do you know someone in your family, at your work place or school who might be thinking about becoming Catholic? Have you talked to someone recently or in the past who showed an interest in the Catholic faith? Do you know someone who seems to be missing something in their lives? Are you being called by God to lead them to know the Lord Jesus Christ!
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is the process by which men and women who think and feel they hear a call from God, are lead to conversion and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. The teachings of the Gospel are studied and pondered, the requirements of the Christian life are explained and a call to faith is fostered. It is above all an invitation by God to the person to become His son or daughter . . . to be born again through baptism and/or fully initiated through Confirmation and Holy Communion.
After all of the Masses on Sunday, August 24th and September 7th we are hosting an "inquiry" session for those who might be thinking about the Catholic faith. These sessions have a twofold purpose: 1)to explain the R.C.I.A. process (meeting times, classes, commitment), and 2) to answer any questions from those seeking more information. This meeting is mainly informational and no formal commitment on the part of the person is required or expected. Feel free to come and see!
Parish Events - Videos
Video footage taken by Michael Barnes.
WANTED: 6th, 7th and 8th Graders!!!
HOPE YOUTH GROUP IS BACK!!!!
We will be meeting on a new day and new time!!!
All 6th, 7th and 8th Graders are welcome to join us: Every FRIDAY beginning August 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We have a lot planned and have awesome events that we will be attending this semester! So come and join us and see what we’re up to and bring a friend!
We’re on Facebook too! Look for: “Our Lady of Grace Hope Group”…we are there! Also, look for our August issue of IGNITE! – Hope Youth Group Newsletter!
See you on Friday!!!
2014-2015 Religious Education Registration information . . .
Religious Education Registration for the 2014-2015 for New and Returning Students:
|All Grades / Programs|
|Sunday, August 17th||9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|Monday, August 18th||1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, August 19th||1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 20th||1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 24th||9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
Registration will take place in the Parish Office. New students must bring their Baptism Certificate in order to register. All students/families must be registered members of the parish. Returning students must register each year including students who have completed their first year of Sacramental Preparation (Confirmation and First Communion).
First Annual Our Lady of Grace Parish . . .
First Annual Gala Dinner & Dance
Saturday Evening, November 1, 2014
Please join us for a wonderful evening of fine dining and dancing as Our Lady of Grace Parish will be hosting the First Annual Gala Dinner & Dance on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale beginning August 1, 2014. Tickets will cost $100 per ticket. Tickets are limited. All proceeds will go to the New Church Building Fund. Tickets will be available online and in the Parish office on August 1st, 15th and 29th between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Abbie Legaspi at (602) 561-5944 or Ann Maidman at (480) 265-5006.
Donations request for the First Annual Gala Event
The Gala Committee is looking for large item donations for the First Annual Gala Event Silent Auction. We are looking for TV’s, iPads, electronics, art work, services. All items will go up for Auction during the Gala Event on November 1, 2014 and all proceeds will go to the building fund. If you have any questions or would like us to pick up a donation, please contact Abbie Lagaspi at (602) 561-5944 or Ann Maidman at (480) 265-5006.
Calling the parish . . .
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church is having issues with our phone number, 520-568-4605. As we work on resolving this, you may reach the office by calling: 520-568-7283 or 520-568-7543 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work on this issue.
Note Reading and Sight Singing Class
Saturdays: 1st year (beginners) 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturdays: 2nd year (continuing from last year) 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the church.
If you would like to learn the fundamentals of singing Chant in English and Latin please join the Chant Workshop being conducted in the church every Saturday morning from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. The workshop will be using "The Parish Book of Chant" which may be purchased from Amazon.com.
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
September 5, 2014
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, September 5th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (September 6th).
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 $1,803,885.36 in pledges!
¡SOBREPASAMOS LA META!
Hasta la fecha hemos recibido $1,803,885.36 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!
Annual Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage
Diocese of Tucson - St. Augustine Cathedral
September 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
The Diocese of Tucson is holding its Annual Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. The Mass will take place at St. Augustine Cathedral with Bishop Kicanas as the preside. We are inviting couples who are celebrating their 1st, 10th, 25th, 50th, 60th+ anniversary to register by August 31st to participate in the Mass. For any questions, please contact Grace Lohr at 520-792-3410, extension 1012.
Notice of Publication: Bankruptcy Filing Diocese of Gallup
Bishop James Wall of the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico has asked our Diocese to assist him in publishing this Notice of Bankruptcy. You may contact the Diocese of Gallup (www.dioceseofgallup.org) if you have a claim or require further information. Your may read the full document here.
Did you know that you can help raise money for our new church with shopping for Catholic gifts?
Now you can purchase a variety of Catholic products for yourself or gifts for your loved ones from the Parish Webstore. Choose from over 30 trusted vendors like Ignatius Press, Word on Fire, Lighthouse Catholic Media and many more. Our Lady of Grace Parish will receive a substantial portion from all purchases, so be sure to check our the Parish Webstore.
Join the Lighthouse CD/MP3 of the Month Club, click on the website link lighthousecatholicmedia.org/subscriptions to credit our parish.
PRAYER FOR THE END TO ABORTION
Every Friday - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: On Hwy 347 in front of Basha's, next to Circle K
Please consider making a commitment to join a group praying on the third Friday afternoon beginning August 15, 2014 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the west side of John Wayne Parkway (Hwy. 347).
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 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm. 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.