St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

This weekend, September 26-27th,  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church will celebrate the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The weekend Mass schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 26th:

5:00 p.m.Vigil Mass

Sunday, September 27th:

8:00 a.m.Mass

10:30 a.m.Mass

5:00 p.m.Misa en español  (Mass in Spanish)

Note:  Call the Parish Office at 753-3359 for additional information on Reconciliation (Confession) , daily Mass times, etc.

There will be no daily Masses from Monday, September 28th, through Friday, October 2nd, as Father Matthew will be out of town. Accordingly, there will be no Confessions heard on October 3rd (Saturday).  The regular Mass schedule will commence with the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, October 3rd.

The traditional Blessing of Animals will be held at 12:00 Noon, on Saturday, October 3rd, at the fenced lot on the corner of 3rd and Spring Streets across from St. Mary Church. This blessing for our animal companions honors St. Francis of Assisi, who loved the creatures of the earth. Pet owners need to have their pets on a leash or in pet carriers. Also, your courtesy is appreciated in cleaning up after your pet.

If you have not yet registered your child or youth for Religious Education please contact the Parish Center! Classes are available for children and young people in grades Pre-Kindergarten (four years old) through Grade 12. For your questions regarding Religious Education, please call 753-3359.

Are you in high school? Are you looking for a way to have fun, make new friends, and help your parish and community? Sign up now for our new Youth Group! Call the Parish Center at 753-3359 for details! You can e-mail us at:     stmaryskingmanyouth@yahoo.com

The annual Fall Coat Drive sponsored by the Optimist Club, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Andy's Cleaners, has begun! Everyone is encouraged to donate new or gently-used coats and heavy jackets for this effort. Coats for children and teens are especially needed. Please bring the coats to Andy's Cleaners, 2601 Stockton Hill Road, here in Kingman, where the coats will be cleaned and repaired. Note: There is no charge to those donating coats; this service is a donation of Andy's Cleaners. Please do not bring light-weight jackets, sweaters, etc. to Andy's Cleaners. Those items may be taken directly to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. The Coat Drive will continue through the end of September. Coats will be given out - free of charge - to those in need - during October at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Thanks to everyone for their support of this charitable program!

This liturgical year, 2009-2010, has been proclaimed the Year of the Priest by Pope Benedict XVI. We urge everyone to join our Holy Father in praying for vocations and for all Priests, Deacons, Religious and seminarians, as they fulfill their mission of spreading the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ!

Would you or someone you know like to know more about the Roman Catholic Faith? Inquiry sessions are being held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Parish Center. If  you  are baptized  or unbaptized, Roman Catholic desiring  to complete Sacraments, or  from another  faith tradition, you  are invited  to attend! You may also leave a message at the Parish Office for John and Mimi Timko at 753-3359.

Did you know... St. Mary parish  has  many  active  ministries  and  organizations. To  name a  few of the organizations: Legion of Mary, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Pro-Life Group, Belles of  St. Mary's, Life in  the Spirit Prayer Group, Knights of  Columbus and  Adult Bible Study.! Some  ministries  that serve the parish are Elementary Religious Education,Youth Ministry, R.C.I.A.,Altar Servers, Greeters, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of  Holy Communion, Music Ministry and Ministry  of  Care. If  you would  like information on  any of  these  organizations or ministries,  please call  the  Parish Center at 753-3359.

Informational CDs on the Faith are now available in the vestibule of the Church. New titles are in! These CD's feature noted Roman Catholic speakers - including Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, Scott Hahn and others - and various topics are available. The cost is only $3.00 per CD! Stop by the display and browse through the titles!!!

Everyone is invited online to view the official St. Mary internet website at:  www.stmarykingman.com (Note: best to access through Google.)You can read the Sunday Bulletin, view photos of recent parish activities, check Mass times and  much more at our parish website!

For more information about our Roman Catholic faith community, please call 753-3359.