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Christmas Masses

Tuesday, December 1
8:00 am
† Michael Kolb
Wednesday, December 2
6:00 pm
† Mike Wicker
Thursday, December 3
8:00 am
† William Palmieri
Friday, December 4
6:00 pm
Health of Gene Tidwell
Saturday, December 5
4:00 pm
† Theodora Migabon
Sunday, December 6
9:00 am
People of the Parish
11:00 am
† Carmen Reiss

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


Sunday and Weekly Missals are now available

The new Sunday and Weekly Missals are in and available for only $5.00 each in the Gift Shop.

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Memorial Bricks

Nov 20, 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

Nov 25, 2015

Wednesday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is every Wednesday at 5:15pm for the souls of our departed loved ones.

Our devotion consists of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, prayers for our departed loved ones, the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

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Nov 28, 2015

Tickets for the Belles Annual Christmas Basket Raffle will be available. You only have two weekends to purchase tickets, so don’t miss out.

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Jail Ministry Christmas Gift Bag Project

Dec 4, 2015

The Jail Ministry is now preparing for the annual Christmas Gift Bag Project. Gift Bags are made up for each of the men, women 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 used to fill the bags are:

  • Any religious magazines, newspapers, or articles to provide a diversion as well as a spiritual opportunity for reflection during the season of the Lords birth.
  • New Word Find, crossword puzzle books
  • Appropriate men's and women's magazines
    Please no Gun, Hunting, or Playboy in that nature
  • Decks of Cards
  • Paperback books - Novels, mysteries or classical
  • New Christmas cards with envelopes
  • Little Debbie individually wrapped cakes or cookies
  • Individually wrapped hard candy pieces - No candy canes please 
  • Cash donations will be gratefully accepted to purchase what is needed at the end of collection so that all might have the same in each bag

We need 550 Gift Bags this year. As a result, more materials are required. Also over time, the number of volunteers have dwindled. We are in need of volunteers to help sort, count, prepare and assemble materials for the Gift Bags. We will give credit for sessions to prepare materials for your school service hours.

Work sessions to prepare materials will be held in the J.B.Write house, the room behind the Gift Shop.

Fri, Nov 20 5:00-7:00pm
Fri, Dec 4 5:00-7:00pm

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First Friday Devotion

Dec 4, 2015

We will begin The Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 5:30pm. Handouts of prayers will be available.

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First Saturday Devotion

Dec 5, 2015 (3:15p)

We will begin the devotions to Our Lady of Fatima at 3:15pm on Sat, Dec 5. Come join us for these beautiful devotional prayers and as we pray the rosary.

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St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive

Dec 5, 2015

Grocery bags will be distributed on Dec 5/6.
Please bring back your bag filled with food items on Dec 12/13.

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St. Mary Choir 36th Annual Christmas Program

Dec 6, 2015 (2:00p)

Come listen to our own St. Mary Choir as they perform at the 36th Annual Christmas Program, A Very Special Chrismtas presented by Mohave Museum of History Arts and Sounds of Kingman, 400 W. Beale St.

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Tue, Dec 8 - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dec 8, 2015

Mass times:
Mon, Dec 7 6:00pm Vigil Mass
Tue, Dec 8 12:00pm

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Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 11, 2015

You are all invited to help celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Fri, Dec 11.

5:00pm Procession and Rosary
6:00pm Bilingual Mass
7:00pm Our Lady of Guadalupe
Apparition Re-enactment
Potluck to follow

Anyone wishing to donate flowers to dedicate to Our Lady of Guadalupe, please bring them to the parish center on Thu, Dec 10

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Dec 25, 2015

Thu, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve

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

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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.

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