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Sacred Heart Devotion

Tuesday, June 30
8:00 am
† Leo Faller
Wednesday, July 1
6:00 pm
† May Simental
Thursday, July 2
8:00 am
† Marge Benz
Friday, July 3
6:00 pm
† Esther LaFarga
Saturday, July 4
4:00 pm
Sunday, July 5
9:00 am
11:00 am

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


Memorial Bricks

Jun 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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Widow’s Journey Group

Jun 1, 2015

If you are interested in participating in "A Widow’s Journey” with Scripture meditations, please call Donna at the parish office, 753-3359 ext. 211.

This group is for all women who have lost their husbands.

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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Jun 4, 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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4th Annual Fortnight For Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness

Jun 21, 2015 to Jul 4, 2015

Catholics are called to celebrate the "Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness" from Sun, Jun 21 to Sat, Jul 4. The theme of this year’s Fortnight focuses on the freedom to bear witness to the truth of the Gospel in accord with human dignity and the Church’s teaching.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted invites the faithful to pray for religious freedom on the following days:

Sun, Jun 21: 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Bishop Olmsted will celebrate Mass at 9:00am at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.

Mon, Jun 22: Feast of St. Thomas More
Bishop Olmsted will celebrate Mass at 12:00pm at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd St., Phoenix.

Sat, Jul 4: Independence Day
Bishop Nevares will celebrate Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, followed by the Rosary for Religious Freedom.

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Wednesday Night Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jul 1, 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

Jul 2, 2015 (9:00a)

On Thu, Jul 2 Fr. Matthew will celebrate the Anointing of the Sick at the 8:00am Mass.

All practicing Catholics 65 yrs or older or those who are seriously ill are encouraged to participate in this healing sacrament.

Please sign the anointing book and take a name tag as you enter the chapel.

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First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jul 3, 2015 (5:20p)

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will begin at 5:20pm in the Chapel. If you have a booklet, please bring it.

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The Parish Office will be closed on Fri, Jul 3 and Mon, Jul 6 in honor of Independence Day.

Jul 3, 2015

The office will reopen on Tue, Jul 7 after 8:00am Mass.

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First Saturday Devotion

Jul 4, 2015 (3:15p)

Please join us as we pray in Thanksgiving for our freedom, for our troops to come home, and the end of all war.

World Apostolate of Fatima devotions will be held on Sat, Jul 4 at 3:15pm.

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Parish Picnic

Aug 1, 2015

In the Hualapai Mountains

Come enjoy the cool, crisp area while socializing with your fellow parishioners, eating great food, playing softball, buying raffle tickets, and much, much more.

We are in need of volunteers to help with different areas of the picnic. Sign up sheets will be available after all the Masses.

El convivio (el picnic) de la parroquia se apremia pronto. Será el sábado el día 1 de agosto en las montañas Hualapai. Vengan a disfrutar del área fresca y tajante mientras se divierten con su hermanos y hermanas de la Iglesia. Vengan a comer comida fabulosa, a jugar softbol, a comprar boletos de rifa, y mucho más.

Esperen más información en las semanas siguientes. Podrán ser los voluntarios para atender las áreas distintas del convivio. Inscríbanse en las hojas de voluntarios después de las Misas en domingo.

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