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St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

This weekend, November 8 - 9th, St. Mary Roman Catholic Church will celebrate the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. The weekend Mass schedule is as follows:

Saturday, November 8th: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Reconciliation; 4:00 PM Vigil Mass - Dolan Springs; 6:00 PM Vigil Mass - Kingman

Sunday, November 9th: 8:00 AM Mass - Kingman; 10:30 AM Mass - Kingman

First Friday will be observed on November 7, 2008, with Masses at 8 AM and 6:00 PM at St. Mary Church in Kingman. Anointing of the Sick will be held during both Masses for those practicing Roman Catholics who are aged 65 or older, or are seriously ill. Confessions will also be held from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM on this date at the Church.

A reception will be held at the Parish Center on Saturday, November 8th, immediately following the 6:00 PM Mass to recognize Joe Feilen for his years of service to St. Mary parish. Everyone is invited to attend! Best wishes, Joe, on your retirement!

The food drive for Operation HO(PE), a Christmas food basket program co-sponsored by St. Mary Catholic Church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Kingman  Area Food, continues this weekend, November 8-9, 2008. Bins will be available in the vestibule of the Church at all weekend Masses through  the second weekend of December. Your donation of food or funds may also be brought to the the Parish Center, located at the corner of 3rd and Spring Streets in downtown Kingman, during regular office hours.Your gift of canned and nonperishable food items will help those in need during the holiday season!

Note: Sign-ups for the Christmas food baskets will begin at 9 AM on Monday, December 1st, at St. Vincent de Paul Client Services Office (next to the Thrift Store at 218 E. Beale).

The Christmas Jail Ministry program is preparing for the annual Christmas Gift Bag project. Gift Bags are made up for men, women and juveniles incarcerated in Mohave County facilities during the holidays. We need to prepare 550 Gift Bags this year. Volunteers are needed! The following items are needed:

- new Word Find, Crossword Puzzle books, Coloring Books; please remove all staples- appropriate men's and women's magazines, religious or secular; please remove subscription Cards and cardboard insert pieces

- individually-wrapped hard candy pieces

- 550 large brown grocery bags with handles

- Donations of funds to purchase needed items are appreciated!

Work session dates (to prepare/sort/count materials) will be held on November 14th and November 21st from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at St. Mary Parish Center, located at the corner of 3rd and Spring Streets in downtown Kingman.  The final assembly date for the Gift Bags will be December 5th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Parish Center. If you wish to help or would like more information, please leave a message for Kami at 753-3359.

Congratulations to Ricardo J. Gonzalez, the Youth Program Director for St. Mary Parish, who will be ordained as a Permanent Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Phoenix on Saturday, November 15th, at 10 AM at Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will be the celebrant of the Mass of Ordination. Everyone is invited to attend!

Would you like to participate in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament? For information on Adoration, please leave a message and your contact information for John and Mimi Timko at the Parish Office, 753-3359.

If you have questions about Religious Education programs at St. Mary parish for persons in grades Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, please call the Parish Center at 753-3359. For Elementary Religious Education, please speak with Grace McNair at 753-3359, extension 13.  For Youth Ministry, please contact Ricardo Gonzalez, extension 21.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is now distributing FREE coats and jackets to those in need. The coats and  jackets were donated to the Fall Coat Drive. If you need a coat for the winter, please stop by  the St. Vincent Thrift Store, 218 E. Beale, from 9 AM to 2 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

The Knights of Columbus council #3145 sponsors a  Boy Scout Troop in Kingman. The troop meets on Thursday evenings at 7 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 2255 East  Butler Avenue. Troop membership is open to all boys ages 12 through 18 years of age in the area regardless of which Church they attend. For information, contact the Parish Center.

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

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