Penance Service

Holy Week/Easter

Thursday, March 5
8:00 am
† John Porter
Friday, March 6
6:00 pm
Roger & Rita Gaumond
Saturday, March 7
4:00 pm
† Ramon Ceniceros
Sunday, March 8
9:00 am
People of the Parish
11:00 am
† Wayne Davis

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

MAR2

Jesus: Priest, Prophet and King

Mar 2, 2015

Join us as we learn who Jesus is -through the Scriptures - Priest, Prophet & King

Monday evenings at 7:00pm in the parish center
Bring bible and notepad.

For more information call Donna at the parish center.

[ Faith Formation ]

MAR5

MANDATORY Meditations for First Reconciliation

Mar 5, 2015 (5:30p)

For all those receiving their First Reconciliation

The next 2 mandatory meditations are
Thu, Mar 5
Thu, Mar 12
All meditations start at 5:30pm. Please be on time.

[ Religious Education ]

MAR5

Anointing of the Sick

Mar 5, 2015 (8:00a)

On Thu, Mar 5 at the 8:00am Mass, Fr. Matthew will celebrate the Anointing of the Sick.

All those practicing Catholics 65 years 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 upon entering the chapel.

[ Anointing ]

MAR7

First Saturday Devotion

Mar 7, 2015 (3:15p)

Come join us, when we pray in Thanksgiving for our Freedom, the end of war and the safe return of all our troops.

The World Apostolate of Fatima 1st Saturday devotions will be on Sat, Mar 7 at 3:15pm.

[ First Saturday ]

MAR10

Victory over Gluttony Prayer Group

Mar 10, 2015 (5:30p)

Learn to reject temptation together through prayer, accountability and intention.

Victory over Gluttony Prayer Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm in the Parish Center Library.

[ Victory over Gluttony Prayer Group ]

MAR12

MANDATORY Meditation for First Reconciliation

Mar 12, 2015 (5:30p)

Mandatory for all those receiving their First Reconciliation.

The meditation starts at 5:30pm. Please be on time.

[ Religious Education ]

MAR15

Meet and Greet

Mar 15, 2015 (10:00a)

Come Meet and Greet your fellow St. Mary parishioners after the 9:00am Mass.

"Muffin Mania"
Bake or buy your favorite muffin to share with others.

[ Meet & Greet ]

MAR21

Diocese of Phoenix Men's Conference: Freedom - Men for All Season

Mar 21, 2015 (9:30a - 5:00p)

at Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix

Speakers include:
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares
Dr. Peter Kreeft, Author and Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
Tom Peterson, President & Founder: CatholicsComeHome.org and VirtueMedia.org
Fr. John Parks, Priest for the Diocese of Phoenix

Tickets now available!
Cost: Individual $56.50
$46.50 when 10 tickets are purchased at one time
Students (with student ID): $33.50

[ Around the Diocese ]

MAR22

Legion of Mary ACIES ceremony

Mar 22, 2015 (4:00p)

You are invited to attend the Legion of Mary ACIES ceremony - Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary Our Queen and Our Mother on Sun, Mar 22 at 4:00pm.

Reception at the parish center immediately following the ceremony.

For more information call Kathy Duncan at 757-4759.

[ Legion of Mary ]

MAR26

Lenten Penance Service

Mar 26, 2015 (6:30p)

Several priests will be available for confessions.

[ Lent/Easter ]

MAR29

Holy Week Events

Mar 29, 2015 to Apr 4, 2015

Palm Sunday, Mar 29
4:00pm Vigil, 9:00am, 11:00am (Spanish)

Holy Thursday Thu, Apr 2
6:00pm Supper of the Lord

Good Friday Fri, Apr 3
12:00pm Living Stations of the Cross
2:00pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion and Death

Easter Vigil Sat, Apr 4
Mass time 8:00pm (Bilingual)

[ Lent/Easter ]

APR5

Sun, Apr 5 - Easter Sunday

Apr 5, 2015

Mass times 9:00am, 11:00am (Spanish)

[ Lent/Easter ]