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.
F.O.R. Maricopa Giving Tree
Our parish will be providing Christmas gifts for children of local families in need through the F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank. Name tags will be available after every Mass on the weekends of November 28-29, and December 5-6. All gifts need to be returned UNWRAPPED to our church by Saturday, December 13th. Please limit the spending to $25.00 for each child you select.
Thank you for helping to give these children a very Merry Christmas!For more information contact Bev Floerchinger at 520-868-6359.
Arbol de Regalos de F.O.R. Maricopa
Nuestra parroquia dará regalos de Navidad a los niños de familias necesitadas de nuestra localidad por medio del F.O.R. de Maricopa Banco de Comida. Las etiquetas con los nombres estarán disponibles después de cada Misa los días 28-29 de noviembre, y 5-6 de diciembre. Todos los regalos deben regresarse SIN ENVOLVER a nuestra Iglesia a mas tardar el viernes 13 de diciembre. No se gasten mas de $25.00 por cada nino que escoja.
Gracias por ayúdanos a darle a estos niños una muy ¡Feliz Navidad!Para mas informacion llame a Carla Peralta al 520-208-6733
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in order to join our fellow citizens in giving thanks to God our Father for the blessings He bestows on us, our families and our country.
The Collection taken at this Mass will be designated to help the needy of our community. Thank you for your generosity.
(The parish office will be closed on Thursday and Friday and re-open on Saturday.)
Announcing a new ministry . . .
Walk to Emmaus
Monday, November 23rd at 6:45 p.m.
2015 Dates: November 23rd, December 7th and December 21st
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.
We will meet bi-weekly on Mondays at 6:45 p.m. beginning November 9th in the Parish Office. Each session will use 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.
What is Symbolon : The Catholic Faith Explained?
Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is a state-of-the-art video series, led by Dr. Edward Sri and a team of dynamic teachers who provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of the Catholic faith.
Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver, CO. Symbolon journeys through the core teachings of the Catholic faith to open up the "big picture" in a way that will help you know, live and articulate the faith to others.
If you could sum up Symbolon in one sentence, a good description might be: "Discover the big picture of the Catholic faith."
Topics: The Journey of Faith (20min), Divine Revelation (32min), The Bible (33min), The Story of Salvation (34min), Who is Jesus? (33min), The Paschal Mystery (33min), The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace (37min), Why Do I Need A Church? (44min), Mary and the Saints (36min), The Last Things (40min), and much more.
Healing Prayer Ministry
Wednesday: December 2, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.
Can we pray for you? Prayer is an effective and powerful way to receive God’s help and healing. You are invited to join us on our scheduled Wednesday nights starting November 18th at 8:15 p.m. in the church having individual prayer. Come expecting God to do something. You may have a family member that needs prayer. You can stand in his place. You may need a job, or a physical healing. You may need prayer to get free from addiction. God honors prayer like this from the heart. You may or you may not see healing happen, it is up to God. We are willing to ask and receive. The Bible says you have not because you ask not. The dates are November 18, December 2, 16, and 30, 2015. Matthew 10:8 says “to go out and heal the sick” (Catholic Children’s Bible, 2013). Thank you, Priscilla Santi, Gregory McGrath, Yvonne and Andy Murray.
Sparkle & Shine Ministry
Volunteers are needed to help clean and dust the Church as we prepare for the upcoming holiday Masses. Please bring cleaning cloths, paper towels, dusters, glass cleaner and furniture polish. Pizza will be served when the cleaning is done! We will meet on Friday, December 18th at 5:00 p.m. Please contact AJ in the Parish Office to volunteer. No experience required!
American Heritage Girls & Trail Life USA
Annual Fresh Christmas Wreath Fundraiser
For sale after ALL Masses November 7-8, and November 14-15, 2015
Please help our scouts have a fantastic year! Order your wreath with us or go to www.mickmanholidaygifts.com and enter code TR984AZ001 by November 30th. Order your very own wreath or holiday gift for yourself, family and friends. You will receive a $3.00 discount and $5.00 will to to AHG and TLU.
For questions please contact Theresa Walton at 509-496-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ho, ho, ho!
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 5, 2015
$5.00 per person/$25.00 per family (tickets will be sold at the door). Come for a pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, shop for homemade items in Mrs. Claus’ closet, bake sale and much more. Some activities will require the purchase of additional tickets.
All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Grace Confirmation Retreat Fund.
Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 3rd to 11th
Novenario a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe del 3 de Diciembre al 11 de diciembre
Every evening at 6:30 p.m. the Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe will be prayed at the Church. All are welcome!
Cada noche a las 6:30 p.m. se rezerá el Novenario a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en la iglesia. ¡Todos están bienvenidos!
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, 2015
|Our Lady of Guadalupe Festivities|
|5:30 a.m. - Serenade - Mañanitas|
|6:00 a.m. - Mass Spanish - Misa en Espanol|
|7:00 a.m. - Mariachi o Banda|
|8:00 a.m. - Matachines de Our Lady of Grace Parish|
|9:00 a.m. - Danzantes de Phoenix|
|10:00 a.m. - Pasteles|
|11:30 a.m. - Cantos|
|12:00 noon - Rosary / Rosario - Legion of Mary|
|1:00 p.m. - Matachines de Our Lady of Grace Parish|
|2:00 p.m. - Piñatas|
|3:00 p.m. - Baile Folklorico|
|4:00 p.m. - Vigil Sunday Mass - English|
|5:00 p.m. - Apariciones - Reenactment of Guadalupe Apparitions|
|6:00 p.m. - Rosary Procession / Procesion de Rosario|
|7:00 p.m. - Misa Solemne - Solemn Mass|
|8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Bandas|
"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
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
December 4, 2015
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, December 4th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (December 5th).
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 Saturday: 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:
Plans for New Parish Church
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.