Sacred Heart Devotion

Virtues

Bible Study

Sunday, August 30
9:00 am
People of the Parish
11:00 am
† James C. Dollarhide
Monday, August 31
8:00 am
† Rudy Sanchez
Tuesday, September 1
8:00 am
† Mark Arellano
Wednesday, September 2
6:00 pm
† Virginia Fleck
Thursday, September 3
8:00 am
† Sam Espinosa
Friday, September 4
6:00 pm
† Colette Thompson
Saturday, September 5
4:00 pm
† David & Nell Philipps

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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RE Registration is now underway.

Registration for RE after all the Masses on Aug 29/30 and in the Parish Center during the week.

NOTE: Class times are now on Thursday evenings from 5:00-6:30pm.
Classes begin on Thu, Sep 17.

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

Registration Form

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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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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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Virtues and Responsibility A-L

Sep 3, 2015

for Catholic Teens grade 6 and up

What are morals and virtues for?
Why is there sin and vice in the world?
How can we become good Christians anyway?

Six-week youth fall program open to ALL faiths begins
Thursdays, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Sep 3 - Oct 8

Sign-ups or information call Donna Wicker 753-3359 (office) or Angie Van Steyn 263-1065
(facilitator)

*Spring Program (Virtues & Responsibility M-Z) coming in April 2016.

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Anointing of the Sick

Sep 3, 2015 (8:00a)

Fr. Matthew will celebrate the Anointing of the Sick on Thu, Sep 3 at the 8:00am Mass

All practicing Catholics, 65 yrs. and 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

Sep 4, 2015 (5:30p)

Join us for the Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Fri, Sep 4 at 5:30 p.m. Along with the Consecration we will pray the Prayer of Trust in the Sacred Heart and the Litany of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. If you have your booklets, please bring them with you.

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First Saturday Devotion

Sep 5, 2015 (3:15p)

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Fellowship of Catholic Christian Women Bible Study: Psalms

Sep 15, 2015

Women gathering in the Spirit to grow closer to Christ.
Psalms Bible Study begins Tue, Sep 15.
Meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10:00am or 5:30pm.

Bible Study book(s) will be sold at the first meeting.

Please call Angie 928-263-1065 or office for more information.

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