Koinonia Family Ministry
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites couples who are newly married, those who are pregnant/starting their family and families with children from newborn to 12 years old. The purpose of the Koinonia Family Ministry is to provide opportunity for our families to grow in faith with other families at Our Lady of Grace Parish by providing spiritual growth, social events and service activities for the entire family. The Koinonia Family Ministry will partner with families in raising children to love Jesus and serve each other, Our Lady of Grace Parish and the community in which we live. The Koinonia Family Ministry will provide families and their children with a safe, family-oriented environment to strengthen, inspire, and grow in faith, in God, in prayer and love for each other, fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each young family. The Koinonia Family Ministry meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Parish Office.
CONTACT: Roger & Ann Maidman
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its women to join the Women’s Ministry which offers programs for individual spiritual growth and development for those who wish to grow in areas of faith, prayer, and relationship to God and others through a process of prayer, sharing, reading, journaling and the integration of scripture into daily life.
CONTACT: Celia Barnes
Social Justice Ministry
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adults to live out the Gospel message to respect human life and dignity and to work for justice and peace. This mission is implemented through prayer and informed discernment of priorities, activities and projects actively embraced and undertaken by the Social Justice Ministry. Members encourage involvement of parishioners of Our Lady of Grace in service to each other and in volunteering efforts to serve the needs of the poor and the less fortunate whenever and wherever such needs exist.
CONTACT: Steve Haschke
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adults who are interested in creating prayer shawls to comfort those suffering from mental, physical or emotional difficulties. Those who create these prayer shawls – through crochet, knit, weave or tying – give their time and service as an act of prayer for the ones who will use their shawls. They pray for healing, peace and knowledge of God’s loving presence.
CONTACT: Melanie Warthman
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adults to help pray for 10 minutes per day for prayer intentions that are emailed for specific people who are ill and for those who are in need of prayer for longer term needs. 10-minute prayer volunteers experience rich rewards in a deeper prayer life, growing connections with others, appreciate from many, and a direct involvement in what is a centrally important ministry, prayer.
CONTACT: AJ Napolitano
Legion of Mary
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adults to serve in this world-wide organization of lay apostolate, in which Catholic men and women and youth sanctify themselves through prayer and apostolic work in union with Our Lady under the guidance of a priest. The purpose of this association of Catholics to make its members better Catholics and to raise the spiritual level of the entire community through direct contact with and interest in every member and potential member of the Mystical Body of Christ. The sanctification of its own members is achieved through prayer and work. Each weekly meeting offers to the Legionaries the recitation of the Rosary, spiritual readying, a short talk by the Spiritual Director, a discussion of Catholic doctrine and devotion. Legion of Mary meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Office.
CONTACT: Ann Bunn
Maricopa Catholics for Life
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its families to pray and support the elimination of violence against unborn children. The campaign in support of life proclaims that human life is a precious gift from God and that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.
CONTACT: Parish Office
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adults to commit to offering prayers and one Mass per month dedicated solely for the promotion of vocations to priesthood and religious life.
CONTACT: Carole Morene
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adults to serve in this beautiful ministry. The Guadalupanas promote a deeper devotion and recognition of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas. On December 12th, the Guadalupanas plan a celebration in honor of the “Virgin de Guadalupe” by offering a bilingual Mass with all the traditional mariachi music, matachines and reception after the Mass. The Guadalupanas ministry pursues spiritual growth, faith development and unity in hope, love and charity to one another within the community of Our Lady of Grace Parish, nurturing the devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary of Guadalupe for her strong intercession.
CONTACT: Deacon Memo Castro
Knights of Columbus (Saint Barnabas Council #13895)
Our Lady of Grace Parish invites its adult men to this fraternal organization dedicated to promoting and conducting educational, charitable, religious and social welfare works, rendering mutual aid and assistance to sick and needy members and their families.
CONTACT: Ray Ortega