In a recent message to Parishioners, Fr Ray said: What has taken place on our property, makes our grounds: “Holy Ground”. It is from here that 1000’s of people have been nurtured in their Faith through the Sacraments, Prayer and Faith Formation. Our 75th Anniversary is our opportunity to celebrate our Faith Journey with the many people who have helped to support us through this journey.
The 75th Anniversary planning began with Fr. Tom Czeck, who had a vision of bringing our faith community together and sharing God’s love. During the 75th Anniversary, the parish welcomes several special guests: Bishop Michael Barber, S.J.; Msgr. Antonio Valdivia; Fr. Thomas Czeck, OFM Conv.; Rev. Kevin Mullins, OSA; Fr. Greg Heidenblut, OSA.; and the friars who live at our local Provincial House.
The Parish has many significant events planned for the celebration. To read more about the 75th Anniversary at Our Lady Grace, visit:https://olgcv.org/75th-anniversary-events/
Conventual Franciscans – The Conventual Franciscans, assumed the pastoral care of Our Lady of Grace Parish in July 2015. We, as a community of lesser brothers (friars), have been embraced by the people of this parish. The friars, inspired by St. Francis our founder, are called to live the Gospel life of our Lord, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel to all but especially the poor and the excluded. For over 800 years, the friars have witnessed devotion to our Blessed Mother, Queen of Heaven and Earth. We are blessed to minister in a parish, Our Lady of Grace, dedicated to her honor.