Holy Week

Penance Service

Year of Mercy

Virtues

Paschal

Saturday, February 13
4:00 pm
† Lois Timko
Sunday, February 14
9:00 am
People of the Parish
11:00 am
† Gerald Sullivan
Monday, February 15
8:00 am
† Esther Domingo
Tuesday, February 16
8:00 am
John Johnson
Wednesday, February 17
6:00 pm
† Charles Young
Thursday, February 18
8:00 am
Health of Gary Arend
Friday, February 19
6:00 pm
No Mass

May Jesus bless you with His peace.

Written by Fr. Matthew Krempel on September 9, 2012

Jesus told His apostles that when they should enter a town or house, that they should bless the town or house with “Peace to this house,” (Lk. 10:5). St. Francis of Assisi would change this greeting to: “May the Lord bless you with peace.”

We know too that when Jesus appeared to the apostles on the first night of the first day of the week, on the day of His resurrection from the dead, that according to St. John, He greeted them with “Peace be with you.” Again He said: “Peace be with you.” (Jn. 20:19a.21a)

Also, during His last supper, according to St. John, Jesus assured His apostles “Peace I leave you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let your hearts not be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (Jn. 14:27)

St. Irenaeus teaches his disciples that to be at peace with the world is to be at war with God. To be at peace with Christ Jesus, is to be at war with the world. Probably another of version of “you cannot serve both God and mammon," Mt. 6:24.

We often live in this world trying to make peace with it. But such effort is futile. “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you,” (Jn. 15:18-19).

As you enter into this website of Saint Mary Catholic Church, Kingman, Arizona, we hope that you will find the peace of the Lord. “Seek and you shall find,” (Mt. 7:7). We are a community (family) of believers in Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God. We believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and in the judgment of the Lord when He comes again.

We hope that you not only find schedules and activities listed here on this website; rather, we hope that you will discover the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church which is based upon Jesus the Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to the Father, but by Him alone, (cf. Jn. 14:6). We hope that you enjoy the recorded Sunday homilies given by Fr. Matthew; you can also hear them in Spanish. We hope that the pages which offer answers to pending and confusing questions of our time will enlighten you and help you to see more clearly. Although darkness reigns in our world, even from the time that Judas Iscariot left the last supper, when it was night (cf. Jn. 13:30), you may still find the light of Christ risen from the darkness of the tomb as did Mary Magdalene. “Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb, (Jn. 20:1). . . . “Jesus said to her, ‘Why are you weeping. Whom do you seek?’” (Jn. 20:15).

Truly yours in Christ Jesus,
Fr. Matthew Krempel

FEB5

Memorial Bricks

Feb 5, 2016

The bricks are starting to be laid in the form of a cross. We are continuing to take brick orders. This is a wonderful way to pay honor to someone you love or to be remembered as a part of St. Mary history for years to come.

Bricks are $50 for a 4x4 and $100 for a 4x8.
Call Donna at the parish office for an order form or to place your order.

The brick garden is growing—don't miss the opportunity to be a part of it.

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FEB11

Virtues & Responsibility Class

Feb 11, 2016 (5:00p - 6:30p)

Virtues & Responsibility Class now welcomes all youth 4th grade and up (bring a friend). What are morals & virtues for? Why is there sin and vice in the world? How can we become good Christians?

5:00-6:30pm Thursdays, January through May

February meetings will introduce the virtues and responsibilities of:
Detachment
Enthusiasm
Faith
And LOVE…. God is Love!

And we will meet Blessed Pedro Calungsod, and continue to reflect on the JPII teaching of the language of the body.

Call Angie Van Steyn 263-1065 for more info. There is NO Charge for this class.

[ Youth ]

FEB19

Special Lenten Parish Activities

Feb 19, 2016

Fridays during Lent:
11:00am Stations of the Cross, in the Chapel
Lenten Soup after the Stations in the Parish Center

7:00pm Via Cruces, in the Chapel

[ Lent/Easter ]

FEB20

Phoenix Catholic Women’s Conference

Feb 20, 2016

Theme: He Crowns you with Steadfast Love and Mercy – Psalms 103:4

There will be a full day of inspirational talks including national Catholic leaders Colleen Carroll Campbell and Cari Donaldson.
Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

The PDCCW is excited to once again offer the Young Catholic Track for ladies ages 16-22.

at Xavier College Preparatory
Cost: $50 early registration until Jan 15, 2016 (after that $60)

For tickets and information: pdccw.com or call 602-471-1944.

[ Around the Diocese ]

FEB26

Williams Retreat for High School Students

Feb 26, 2016 to Feb 28, 2016

If you are interested in sending your teen, please submit $35 deposit to Donna to reserve a spot. The balance of $200 is due Sun, Feb 14, which may be done in payments.

The retreat will be held at Lost Canyon Camp Fri, Feb 26-Sun, Feb 28.

If you are interested please call Donna at the parish center.

[ Youth ]

FEB27

Holy Land Olive Wood Hand Carved Items from Bethlehem

Feb 27, 2016 to Feb 28, 2016

On the weekend of Feb 27/28 we will be visited by Ayman Khair representing about 140 Christian families from Bethlehem through their hand carved religious articles.

These families have been dependent upon sales of their hand carved religious articles to tourists of the Holy Land. Due to the conflict in the Middle East, the tourism has been cut off. In order to survive, they have turned to Christian communities in the United States to purchase their articles. These hand carved religious articles are beyond description. Carved from wood of the sacred Olive tree, this workmanship has been traditional for these families for hundreds of years.

It is hoped that through the efforts of Mr. Khair that these families have a little income and are able to stay living in the Holy Land. Amazingly enough, The Christians population dropped from 22% to less that 2% in the last 30 years.

Thank you in advance for your support.

[ Parish Activities ]

MAR17

Lenten Penance Service

Mar 17, 2016 (6:30p)

Several priests will be available to hear confessions.

[ Lent/Easter ]

MAR20

Holy Week Events

Mar 20, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016

Palm Sunday, Mar 20
Regular Sunday Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday, Mar 24
6:00pm Supper of the Lord

Good Friday, Mar 25
12:00pm Living Stations
2:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:00pm Passion of Our Lord

Holy Saturday, Mar 26
3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet

[ Lent/Easter ]

MAR27

Paschal Mass Schedule

Mar 27, 2016

Sat, Mar 26 Paschal Vigil 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 27 9:00am, 11:00am

[ Lent/Easter ]