Penance Service

Holy Day Jan 1

Christmas Mass

There are no Mass Intentions at this time.

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

NOV19

2015 Calendars

Nov 19, 2014

The 2015 St. Mary Calendars are now available after all the masses. Please only one per family.

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DEC6

Youth Group

Dec 6, 2014

Now meeting Saturdays 5:15-7:00pm.

For all youth 12-17 years old.

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DEC15

Jail Ministry Christmas Gift Bag Project

Dec 15, 2014 (5:30p - 7:00p)

The Jail Ministry is now preparing for the Annual Christmas Gift Bag Project. Gift bags are made up for each of the men,w omen and juveniles incarcerated during the holiday season. The Gift Bags provide a practical symbol of the love of God for all of His people. The items - books, religious and secular magazines, cards, some candy - provide a diversion as well as a spiritual opportunity for reflection during the season of the Lord's birth.

We need to prepare 550 gift bags this year. As a result, more materials are required. Also, over time, the number of volunteers has swindles. We are in need of items for the gift bags, as noted below, as well as volunteers to help sort, count, prepare and assemble materials for use in the gift bags.

The dates of work sessions to prepare materials is listed below. We will give credit for St. Mary's Confirmation or High school service hours.

The jail ministry is in desperate need of:

  • Christmas cards
  • Hard candy
  • Magazines (No Gun magazines please)
  • Playing Cards
  • Puzzle books

Cash donations will be gratefully accepted to purchase necessary items.

NOTE: Bins will be available in the vestibule of the Church at all weekend Masses for your gifts.

We also need additional help in putting the bags together on Mon, Dec 15 at 5:30pm.

Work Session to assemble bags
Fri, Dec 19 5:30-7:00pm

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DEC18

Advent Penance Service

Dec 18, 2014 (6:30p)

There will be several priests on hand to hear confessions.

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DEC25

Christmas Mass Times

Dec 25, 2014

Mass times:
Christmas Eve - Wed, Dec 24 -
5:00pm

Christmas Day - Thu, Dec 25
9:00am (English), 11:00am (Spanish)

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JAN1

Holy Day of Obligation: Thu, Jan 1

Jan 1, 2015

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mass times:
Wed, Dec 31 6:00pm
Thu, Jan 1 10:00am (*NO 8:00am Mass)

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