Contact for Faith Formation: Ann Maidman, DRE (520) 568-4605
Religious Education: Sacramental Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation
Our Lady of Grace Parish believes that a lifelong faith formation is essential to grow in love and service of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We welcome and encourage all families; children, teens and adults to grow in knowledge of Jesus and the holy, Catholic Church by participating in a wide variety of programs designed to deepen our faith and spirituality. The goal of Religious Education is to provide an opportunity for nurturing and forming our parishioners of all ages in the teachings of Christ our Lord, through the study of Scripture, the Catholic Catechism, traditions of the church and specially selected programs designed for religious education of our young people.
Classes begin in August through April.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adults who are interested in the process of searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life. Through RCIA, the Catholic Church extends an invitation to: (1) Those who are not associated with a community of faith and who wish to become Catholic; (2) those who want to convert to Catholicism from another faith. For them, the RCIA is the process through which they will become full-fledged Catholics; and (3) those who want to learn about the Catholic faith. These individuals may be involved in interfaith marriages or simply are actively involved in a Church of a different denomination and they want to learn more about the Catholic faith in the spirit of ecumenism. Meets on Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Classes begin in September through Easter Vigil (March/April).
Adult Confirmation (English)
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adults who have been baptized and have not received First Holy Communion and/or the Sacrament of Confirmation. The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace, making Christians more perfectly bound to the Church as true witnesses of Christ. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Office. Classes begin in September through April.
Adult Confirmation (Spanish/Espanol)
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Gracia invita a sus adultos que han sido bautizados y no han recibido la Primera Comunión y / o el Sacramento de la Confirmación. La recepción del Sacramento de la Confirmación es necesaria para completar la gracia bautismal, lo que hace que los cristianos estén más perfectamente vinculados a la Iglesia como verdaderos testigos de Cristo. Las clases se imparten los martes de 7:00 p.m. a las 9:00 p.m. en la oficina parroquial. Las clases comienzan de septiembre a abril.
Sunday Preschool Children & Worship
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites all preschool children, ages 3 & 4 years old, to learn about the Catholic faith. Classes begin in September and run through April. These classes are held during our 10:00 a.m. Mass, allowing parents/families to experience Mass as their children learn about the Mass and God’ love through the Gospel, prayer, stories, songs, crafts and activities in an environment appropriate for them and their age.
CONTACT: Patti Coutre
Summer Bible Camp
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites all children entering kindergarten through sixth grade to participate in a week-long summer religious education program that is focused on a specific theme that employs Bible stories, religious songs, arts and crafts, themed-snacks, skits and more. Summer Bible Camp helps the children to discover the mystery of the Mass and their mission to love Jesus in the Eucharist and one another. As with all great programs, it takes great effort and many helping hands to make it a success. Our Lady of Grace invites High School Youth, Young Adults and Adults/Parents to volunteer and share their talents of singing, dancing, crafting, decorating, snacking and storytelling.
Walk to Emmaus Adult Bible Study
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites adults to share in this Catholic Bible study program that will help you deepen personal relationship with Christ and in your faith by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.
CONTACT: Tom & Denise Towne
Grupo de Oracion Y Estudio Biblico
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Gracia invita a los adultos a compartir este programa de estudio de la Biblia católica que lo ayudará a profundizar la relación personal con Cristo y en su fe al ofrecer un estudio personal y una discusión en grupos pequeños que vinculan nuestros desafíos y dificultades cotidianos con las soluciones que se nos brindan a través de las enseñanzas. de Cristo y de la iglesia católica romana.
CONTACT: Patty Acosta