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.
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 27th at 9:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 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.)
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
Monday - December 8, 2014
- Masses on Monday, December 8, 2014
- 8:00 a.m.
- 12:10 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m. - Bi-Lingual Mass
Christmas Wreaths for Sale!
American Heritage Girls Troop AZ0984 will be selling Christmas Wreaths after every Mass on December 6th and 7th. A HOLIDAY STORE . . . with Advent Wreaths, Children’s Advent Calendars, Candles and other Holiday Gift items will also be available for purchase. Gift wrapping will also be available for those special gifts! Please join us and help support our Troop as all proceeds will help with our American Heritage Girls events and Family Camporee this Spring. We will be providing Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Holiday treats too!
Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving for 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood
of Fr. Marcos C. Velásquez, Pastor
Thank you! ¡Muchas Gracias!
Thank you to everyone who helped, planned and organized the celebration of my 25th Priesthood Ordination Anniversary. I am truly grateful for the love and support of my family, my parishioners, friends and my brother priests who attended the Mass and reception. It was truly great to see everyone worshiping the Lord Jesus at Mass and enjoy one another's company during the reception. I pray that I will be made worthy to continue to serve as pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish for many more years to come, if the Lord wills it. Thank you all very much. -- Fr. Velásquez
Misa Solemne de Acción de Gracias de por el 25 ° Aniversario de la Ordenación Sacerdotal
del P. Marcos C. Velásquez, párroco
Gracias a todos los que ayudaron, planearon y organizaron la celebración de mi 25 aniversario de ordenación al Sacerdocio. Estoy verdaderamente agradecido por el amor y apoyo de mi familia, de mis feligreses, amigos y mis hermanos sacerdotes que asistieron a la misa y la recepción. Fue realmente algo precioso a ver a todos adorando al Señor Jesús en la misa y disfrutando de la compañía del uno a otro durante la recepción. Ruego que el Senor me hace digno de continuar sirviendo como párroco de Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parroquia por muchos años más, si Dios lo quiere. Muchísimas gracias a todos. -- Fr. Velásquez
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, 2014
|4:30 a.m. - Serenade - Mañanitas|
|5:00 a.m. - Matachines|
|5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. - Mass|
|6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. - Mariachis and food.|
|Food throughout the day|
|5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Baile Folklorico|
|5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Apparitions|
|6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - Procession / Rosary|
|7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. - Mass|
|8:45 p.m. - Close - Matachines|
Our Lady of Grace Board of Directors - Secretary Position
The term of Secretary for the Board of Directors for our parish is up and the position needs to be filled. Fr. Velásquez is nominating and endorsing Alma Farrell, who has held the position for six years. Other nominations may be made from November 23rd until December 10th. All nomination must be received in writing. An election is scheduled for Sunday, December 14, 2014.
Nuestra Señora de la Gracia Consejo de Directores - Secretaria
El término del Secretaria del Consejo de Directores está cumplido y la posición está abierta. Pdr. Velásquez está nominado y aprobando a Alma Farrell, quien ha servido en esta posición por seis años. Otras nominaciones puedan ser nominadas desde 23 de noviembre al 10 de deciembre. Todas las nominaciones deben ser recibidas por escrito. Una elección está programada para el 14 de diciembre de 2014.
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, 602-317-8278 or just show up.
R.C.I.A. - Room 2 - Parish Office
December 4, 2014
Topics: "Mother of God and Our Mother / Solemnity of Immaculate Conception"
Scripture Reading: Acts of the Apostles 7 - 9
Late Nite Catechism is coming to Maricopa on January 10, 2015. Our Lady of Grace is organizing this “Late Night Catechism—Bible Bingo” show to raise funds for the Liturgical needs of our new Parish Church. Tickets are $50.00 per person, $45.00 if purchase before December 1st, tickets include the show at the Maricopa High School Performing Arts Center and a catered Cocktail Reception under the Canopy at Our Lady of Grace Church before the show. Tickets are available online through our parish WeShare Online giving. We are in need of donations of Southwest Air miles and Harrah’s rewards to help cover the travel and lodging costs for the entertainment. If you can help with this, please contact JoAnn Ortega at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans for New Parish Church
Parish Events - Videos
Video footage taken by Michael Barnes.
First Annual Dinner-Dance Gala 2014
First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration
December 5, 2014
All day and all night Eucharistic Adoration will begin on Friday, December 5th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and conclude with Benediction and Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (December 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 $1,811,885.36 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!
PRAYER FOR THE END TO ABORTION
Friday, November 21st - 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.
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 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.