Sacred Heart Devotion

Sunday, August 2
9:00 am
People of the Parish
11:00 am
† Felisa Bacena
Monday, August 3
8:00 am
† Frances Friedt
Tuesday, August 4
8:00 am
John St. John
Wednesday, August 5
6:00 pm
† Walter Richards
Thursday, August 6
8:00 am
† Colette Thompson
Friday, August 7
6:00 pm
† Frances Friedt
Saturday, August 8
4:00 pm
David & Gloria Valles (50th Anniversary)

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

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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Aug 1, 2015

Would you like to know more about our wonderful Catholic Faith? Are you an adult and seeking Confirmation? Do you know someone interested in becoming Catholic?

Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm at the parish center—side door entrance.

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Memorial Bricks

Aug 1, 2015

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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Help Wanted: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Aug 1, 2015

Extraordinary Ministers prayerfully and reverently serve the people of St. Mary by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. It is a gift to be an Extraordinary Minister sharing the Body and Blood of Christ with one another. They enable the communion rite to take place in a timely fashion.

Notice that we have the same Extraordinary Ministers at the Mass you attend each week. They would gladly like to take a week or two off to either attend a different Mass or go on a vacation.

Also there are parishioners who would love to attend Mass, but are unable due to illness. They are either in the hospital or are homebound. Extraordinary Ministers are needed to take Our Lord to them.

Please prayerfully consider joining this ministry. You will be able to choose which Mass you wish to serve at, or which date you could bring Communion to the homebound and we are always willing to work with you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Grace McNair at 753-3359 ext. 213.

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Blowout Sale in the Gift Shop

Aug 2, 2015

Sale ends Sun, Aug 9 after the 11:00am Mass

50% off everything
Religious articles, books, statues, jewelry, sacramental articles for Communion and Confirmation, and great items for Christmas gifts.

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Wednesday Night Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Aug 5, 2015

Come join us on Wednesday nights at 5:15pm as we pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy in memory of loved ones.

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Anointing of the Sick

Aug 6, 2015 (8:00a)

On Thu, Aug 6, at the 8:00am Mass, Fr. Matthew will celebrate the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. All practicing Catholics 65 yrs and older, or those who are seriously ill , are encouraged to participate in the sacrament.Please sign the anointing book and take a name tag, as you enter the chapel.

Confession is an important part of the sacrament of healing. Confessions are available Wed and Fri evenings at 5:15pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30am.

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Sr. Rosalie is celebrating 60 yrs. of consecrated life.

Aug 9, 2015

You are cordially invited to share in a Celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life with Sr. Rosalie Esquerra, a sister from our St. Mary family.

Following the 9:00am Mass stop by Sister Rosalie’s table at the back of the church for information on religious life, then, join us for a reception at the parish center.

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RE Registration begins

Aug 22, 2015

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RE Registration begins Sat, Aug 22

Aug 22, 2015

Registration for RE after all the Masses on Aug 22/23 and Aug 29/30

NOTE: Class times are now on Thursday evenings from 5:00-6:30pm.

Registration fees are as follows:
1 child $45
2 children $75
3+ children $100

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