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Our Lady of Grace Parish

45295 West Honeycutt Avenue, Maricopa, Arizona  85139-1801

Phone: 520-568-4605               Fax:  520-568-0861

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.

Black Madonna to Visit Our Lady of Grace Parish!

Black Madonna

Icon of Our Lady Częstochowa, the "Black Madonna" at Our Lady of Grace Parish

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1:30 p.m.  -  Welcome Procession, Brief Lecture and Rosary

Church to remain open for viewing of the Icon until Mass at 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.  -  Farewell Mass on Thursday, October 30th.

The Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life is a response of the faithful, uniting Orthodox and Catholic Christians under the patronage of Our Lady in the defense of the most vulnerable, and to ask her intercession for the protection of the family, and the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. Russia was chosen as the starting point due to its sad legacy as the birthplace of abortion on demand, and its resulting severe demographic problems – problems that are now shared by many nations around the world.


For a history of the Black Madonna go to this website.


We are blessed to be hosting the sacred icon of the Black Madonna on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. For more information and history of the pilgrimage of the icon, visit the Ocean to Ocean Website.



40 Days for Life

September 24—November 2, 2014

Tuesdays: September 30th, October 7th, October 14th, October 21, October 28th - 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Our parish is pledging to cover all 12 hours on Tuesdays of the Campaign in front of the Planned Parenthood, 610 North Alma School Road, #48, Chandler, Arizona. We are asking if you are able to come out for one hour or more on each of the five Tuesdays during the Campaign, or whenever you are able. Please visit: http://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/chandler/ for more information. There will be a kickoff Mass celebrated by Bishop Olmstead at St. Mary’s Basilica in Phoenix on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Ann Bunn for more information about our parish involvement via email to: jbunn47@yahoo.com.



Our Lady of Grace Parish Announces . . .

First Annual Dinner & Dance Gala

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. Dancing Couple

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.
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Children & Worship Program 2014-2015

Registration September 21, 2014

This program is designed as a support for parents in educating their three and four year old children pre-schoolers about Catholic faith and values, the Mass and God’s love. Classes begin on Sunday, October 13th and will meet on designated Sundays through May 2015. The registration fee is $5.00 per student.

Download the Registration Form and Program Policy here.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to assist the teacher in the class, please contact Patti in the church office at 520-568-4605 or email to pcoutre@maricopacatholic.org.


YouthFest 2014 Logo

October 25th - Saturday - 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tucson Convention Center

$20.00 per person (due by October 17th)

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS BY:

Robert Feduccia

Popple

Judy McDonald

If would like to attend YOUTHfest2014 please contact Teresa Diaz at (520) 280-1425 or by e-mail.


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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, 602-217-8278 or just show up.


R.C.I.A. - Room 2 - Parish Office

October 23, 2014

Topics:  "Introduction to Prayer  /  Prayer  /  Types of Prayer  /  Aspects of Prayer"

Scripture Reading: Gospel of St. Matthew Chapters 16 - 18


Tucson Men's Conference 2014

MEN OF FAITH: LEARN. LIVE. LEAD.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Tucson, Arizona

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A day for Catholic Men to be inspired and renewed in their Catholic Faith featuring presentations by Bishop Emeritus Ricardo Ramirez, Las Cruces, and Peter Herbeck of Renewal Ministries. There will also be challenging testimonials from local men, opportunities to receive the sacrament of confession, and our closing Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev. Gerald Kicanas, D.D., Bishop of Tucson.

For more information and to register for this event go to website.


Marian Healing Mass - Fr. Howie McGraw, OSA

St. George Parish, 300 E. 16th Avenue

Apache Junction / Phone: 480-982-2929

Fr. Howie McGraw will be celebrating a Marian Healing Mass at St. George's Parish in Apache Junction on the following Wednesdays: September 24th, October 29th and November 26th at 2:00 p.m. Fr. Howie founded the Marian Healing Ministry and offers this Mass as a means of consecrating ourselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary and seeking the healing grace of the Lord.

For more information please contact Grace Hozel at 480-982-2929 or e-mail gvozel@stgeorgeaj.com.


Plans for New Parish Church

Our Lady of Grace Parish Plans 2014

Click here to see a slideshow of the plans for Our Lady of Grace Parish.

Parish Events - Videos

May Crowning and Procession 2014
May Crowning and Procession to The Crossing - Our Lady of Grace new parish site.
Progress of Construction on New Parish Site
Construction Progress of Infrastructure at The Crossing - Our Lady of Grace Parish
Construction Progress 6-16-14
Our Lady of Grace Construction Progress - June 16, 2014
New Parish Site construction progress
Our Lady of Grace Construction and Progress - July 14, 2014
New Parish Site construction progress
Our Lady of Grace Construction and Progress - August 4, 2014
Construction 8-13-14
Parking lot and street curbs
New Church Parking Lot
Lampposts and Parking Lot - August 25, 2014
New Church Parking Lot
Lampposts and Parking Lot - September 12, 2014


Video footage taken by Michael Barnes.




Blessed Sacrament

First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

November 7, 2014

All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, November 7th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (November 8th).

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.


Christ our Cornerstone

WE ARE OVERGOAL!

$1,811,885.36

New Parish Church

Christ our Cornerstone

Capital Campaign

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!


Abortion sign

PRAYER FOR THE END TO ABORTION

Friday, October 17th - 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.


Vocations Corner

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.


Hope Group

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.