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.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration
Thursday - December 12, 2013
|Schedule of Events|
|5:00 a.m.||Mañanitas (Morning Songs with Mariachi)|
|5:30 a.m.||Misa con Mariachi en Español (Mariachi Mass in Spanish)|
|6:30 a.m.||Desayuno (Breakfast)|
|8:00 a.m.||Misa en Inglés (Mass in English)|
|2:00 p.m.||Comida durante el día (Food throughout the day)|
|3:00 p.m.||Matachines, Baile Folklórico y Danzas (Cultural Dances)|
|5:00 p.m.||Obra: Apariciones (Play-Bi-Lingual): Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe|
|6:00 p.m.||Procesión del Rosario (Rosary Procession)|
|7:00 p.m.||Misa Solemne Bi-Lingual (Solemn Mass - Bi-Lingual)|
Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Este miércoles, 4 de diciembre, las Guadalupanas invita a todos a rezar un Novenario a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Cada tarde rezaremos el novenario a las 6:30 p.m. en la Iglesia. Se servirán refrescos mexicanos tradicionales después del novenario.
On Wednesday, December 4th, the Guadalupana Ministry invites everyone to pray a nine day Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Each evening the novena will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. at the Church, following by traditional Mexican refreshments.
Advent Penance Service: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Several priests from our vicariate will be present on this night to hear confessions. Please put this on your list of things to do before Christmas. We welcome the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ by confessing our sins and preparing our souls to receive Him in a worthy manner. How to make a good confession . . .
Varios sacerdotes de nuestro vicariato estarán presente esta noche para confesar. Entre todas las cosas que tenemos que hacer antes de Navidad, confesar deber ser una de las más importantes. En confesando nuestros pecados preparemos nuestras almas para recibir dignamente el Príncipe de la Paz, Jesucristo nuestro Señor.
Winter Resident EXPO - Friday, December 13th
at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Ballroom
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Featuring 60 Local Merchants
Our Lady of Grace Parish will be participating in Maricopa's Winter Resident EXPO, Friday, December 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Ballroom. This event is to welcome our Winter Residents giving them an opportunity to meet other residents of Maricopa, meet local merchants and win door prizes. This event is sponsored by Maricopa Camber of Commerce, Harrah's Ak-Chin and the City of Maricopa.
Please join us!
Did you know that you can help raise money for our new church with shopping for Christmas 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.
Pope: adoration 'most important point' of faith communities
Vatican City, Nov 22, 2013 / 10:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the many reasons that we gather together to pray, noting that of all of these, the praise and worship of God should take priority over everything else. “Above all to worship, in the temple they worship the Lord. And this is the most important point,” the Pope emphasized in his Nov. 22 daily homily. Read more . . .
The Cursillo Movement of the parish invites you to an . . .
January 11, 2014
The Yuma and Maricopa Cursillo Communities would like to invite all of Our Lady of Grace parishioners, friends and family members to an “Ultreya”. “Ultreya” is a Spanish word meaning Onward! This word is now used by the Cursillo community to signify the meeting which is held after a Cursillo experience. This event will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Our Lady of Grace Church. There will be singing, group gatherings and sharing. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Alma Valle.
El Movimiento de Cursillo de la parroquia les inviten a una . . .
11 de enero de 2014
La Comunidad de Cusillistas de Yuma y Maricopa hace una cordial invitación a todos los feligreses de Nuestra Señora de la Gracia, amigos y familiares a una “Ultreya”. La palabra española que ahora los cursillistas utilizan para designar un tipo de encuentro que tiene lugar despúes del Cursillo. Este evento se realizará el sábado 11 de enero de 2014 aquí en nuestra iglesia de 9:00 a.m. a medio dia. Habrá cantos y reunion de grupos. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre el evento, por favor póngase en contacto con Alma Valle.
Join the Christmas Choir!
Rehearsal for Christmas Midnight Mass has begun. Anyone interested in joining the Bell Choir and/or the Vocal Choir, please contact Don or Kari Raflik at email@example.com or 520-568-2259 or just stop in rehearsal which will be held on Saturdays beginning Sept 28th at 10:30 a.m. in the church.
Spiritual Adoption Program
Blanketing unborn babies with prayer
Your spiritually adopted baby was born this month. She is truly a miracle. She began as a 46-chromosome cell and has grown over the past nine months into this unique human baby we can now see and hold in our arms. Never before in history, nor ever again, will anyone exist who is exactly like your spiritually adopted baby.
"It’s my birthday! Thank you so much for all your prayers! Because you prayed for me, I got the best of all gifts-Life!"
Su bebé espiritual ha nacido este mes. Nueve meses después de que su madre lo concibió. No es diferente ahora de lo que fue antes de nacer, a excepción de que ahora respira y come de una manera diferente. Ella es realmente un milagro. Empezó como 46 cromosomas y ha crecido durante los pasados nueve meses, convirtiéndose en este bebé, un ser humano único. Nunca antes en la historia existirá alguien que sea exactamente como su bebé espiritual. Sus oraciones le han salvado la vida.
"¡Hoy es mí cumpleaños! Muchísimas gracias por tus oraciones. Gracias a tus oraciones, recibí el regalo mas mejor que todo—¡la Vida!"
Church night out with the Phoenix Suns!
Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs
Friday, February 21st at 7:00 PM at US AIRWAYS CENTER
Group Package includes:
- Special group welcome on the video board
- Discounted Suns ticket with no additional fees
- FREE Suns Gift for each ticket purchased
- Charter Bus Transportation from church at 5:15 p.m.
If you would like to join us for this night out with your fellow parishioners please contact the parish office and speak with Patti Coutré or you may download the Order Form here.
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation: Evangelii Gaudium
The Holy See has released the Apostolic Exchortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of Gospel), of Pope Francis.
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 every Friday afternoon beginning January 4, 2013, 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.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Streets of Our Lady of Grace Parish
May 1, 2013
We give thanks to God the Almighty for bringing us to this point in the building of our new church. May the Lord bless our efforts and grant success to the work of our hands. Our Lady of Grace, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us.
"The Crossing" will be the name of our parish property. This will be the name used to identify the site of our parish, school and future development projects. For example, when referring to the location of our parish one could say we are at "Our Lady of Grace Parish at the Crossing in Maricopa."
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
Our Lady of Grace "Hope" meets on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the parish office. We meet on the first and third Sundays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All middle school youth from 6th through 8th grade are invited to come and join the most "spectacu-LORD" group in Maricopa.
Catholic to the Core!