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St. Maximilian Kolbe Renewed Catholic Church Laurel, Montana Phone: 520-261-7070 E-mail:

All Are Welcome!

Rev. M.J. Leyden Pastor

We are a young church made up of men, women and children seeking a genuine relationship with God. We extend love and hope to all that seek to be in community

Celebrating the Liturgy of the Church

with one another and with God. We aren't a strict Catholic church community, our Faith is based on God's Word and His Commandments, we are always welcoming new member's of any sex and race. We hope you and your family will have a warm and spirit-filled experience with us as we worship and fellowship together at our services, events, and ministries.

Sunday Mass Saturday Vigil

5:30 pm*

Sunday Morning

9:00 am (winter)

Daily Monday—Saturday

8:30 am (privately said)

Anointing of the Sick1st Fridays by appointments Confession By appointment only Holy Hour with Benediction Day and Time coming soon

Basic Information Regarding the Sacraments BAPTISMS Baptism preparation for parents and godparents is offered usually on Sunday afternoons or Wednesday afternoon by appointment. You can set up your child’s baptism during the meeting. Pre-registration is required please call, 520-261-7070 and leave a message asking for the form to be sent via email. Also, you are welcome to email us and ask for the form;

Holy Eucharist We truly believe in the Body and Blood of Christ that was broken and shed for us! We ask that you be in good standings with the Lord as you join us for every Mass for Holy Eucharist. All are Welcome to His table!! “Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life … For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him … so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.’”

WEDDINGS Upon your engagement, please contact the priest to set up your ceremony. Each couple must begin the preparation before a date can be set for your wedding. Please anticipate 3 months for preparation. We are very relax when it comes to helping you with your scared vows for life.

Mass Request Have you wanted to have a Mass said for a love one or someone that is still alive. Now is your chance to request a Mass and a date for it to be offered (some times are not allowed). Please just email the office and request which Mass and who it will be for. Please put “Mass Request” in the subject and share if they are alive or passed on to the reward. Also, an address where the Mass card will be mailed to. Donations: $5.00 may be made via PayPal, cash, or credit card. Page 2

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All nations are invited to sing the Lord’s praises for they have been called to hear the good news and worship the long awaited Messiah and King with the gifts of their lives.

Feast of the Epiphany Year C MASS INTENTIONS & READINGS Liturgy of the Hours—II Sun



Is 60:1-6

Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13

Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6

Mt 2:1-12

8:30 am

Families of the World




1 Jn 3:22-4:6

Mt 4:12-17, 23-25

8:30 am

St. Kolbe Church




1 Jn 4:7-10

Mk 6:34-44

8:30 am

Sick & Ill of the Parish




1 Jn 4:11-18

Mk 6:45-32

8:30 am

Peace of the World




1 jn 4:19-5:4

Lk 4:14-22a

8:30 am

Poor Souls in Purgatory




1 Jn 5:5-13

Lk 5:12-16

8:30 am

Healing Mass




1 Jn 5:14-21

Ps 149:1-6a, 9b

8:30 am

Love, Faith, Hope

5:30 pm

Laurel School Students

9:00 am

All Unborn Children

Jn 3:22-30




Is 40:1-5, 9-11

Ps 104:1-4, 24-25, 27-30

Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7

Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

“Rice” Rite of Christian Education We gather to understand our life and where God is calling us! Am I meant to be a part of St. Maximilian Kolbe? Will this help me in my life, how can I share about my faith with others?, family? Then this group will help you answer many of those questions! If your unhappy with the parish you are with or unsure where God wants you in His plan, please call or email us and allow us to help you.

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Weekly Christian Message “Rise up in splendor! Your light has come.” ~Isaiah 60:1 Alleluia! Today is the highlight of the Christmas season. Jesus, the Light of the world (Jn 8:12) and the bright Morning Star (Rv 22:16), has conquered the darkness. The Lord conquered the darkness by creating light at the beginning of creation (Gn 1:2-3). Through His Incarnation and our re-creation, the Lord has also triumphed over the darkness of sin and death. We can share in the victory of Jesus the Light by doing what the wise men and women of all time have done — by coming into Jesus the Light, prostrating ourselves before Him, and giving Him our gifts, that is, our whole lives (Mt 2:11). When we by faith decide to love the Lord with all our hearts, all our souls, all our strength, and all our minds (Lk 10:27), we walk in the light (1 Jn 1:7), become “the light of the world” (Mt 5:14), and even become “light of the Lord” and “children of light” (Eph 5:8). With and in Jesus, we shine “on in darkness, a darkness” that will not overcome us (Jn 1:5). Love the Light. Love God, Who is Light (1 Jn 1:5). Love Jesus. Be light. Happy Epiphany! Alleluia!

Religious Education: “Not a Fan” Are you a follower of Christ? Kyle Idleman invites you to take an honest look at your relationship with Christ and name Him the center of your life! This six-session small-group study includes an amazing looking within yourself and your love for Christ and will draw you closer. This study course will run 6 weeks with each course lasting 1.5 hours long. Cost for this study course will be $13.00 for your journal and study book. Please contact the Parish Office to sign up for this amazing study course. This course will max out at 8 people, please register quick. Starting in February!

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God’s visit to earth took place in an animal shelter with no attendants present and nowhere to lay the newborn king but a feed trough. Indeed, the event that divided history, and even our calendars, into two parts may have had more animal witnesses than human ones. A mule could have stepped on him. How silently this wondrous gift was given. It was almost as if God wanted it to be secret. But the angel’s couldn’t keep it a secret. That’s what I like about angels, they can’t keep a secret either. My idea of keeping a secret is telling one person at a time. The angels made sure that there were some human witnesses. But this person who had such a lonely, obscure and almost unheralded birth is the same one that was the gift who would restore humanity from its lonely abandoned state. In 1994, two Christian missionaries answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics in a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in the care of a government-run program were in the orphanage. It was nearing Christmas and they decided to tell them the story of Christmas. It would be the first time these children had heard the story of the birth of Christ. They told them about Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem. Finding no room in the inn, the couple went to a stable, where the baby Jesus was born and placed in a manger. Throughout the story, the children and orphanage staff sat in amazement as they listened. Some sat on the edges of their stools, trying to grasp every word. When the story was finished, they gave the children three small pieces of cardboard to make a crude manger. Each child was given a small paper square, cut from yellow napkins that they had brought with them since no colored paper was available in the city. Following instructions, the children tore the paper and carefully laid strips in the manger for straw. Small squares of flannel, cut from a worn-out nightgown an American lady was throwing away as she left Russia, were used for the baby’s blanket. A doll-like baby was cut from tan felt which the missionaries had also brought with them. It was all going smoothly until one of the missionaries sat down at a table to help a 6 year old boy named Misha. He had finished his manger. When the missionary looked at the little boy’s manger, she was startled to see not one, but two babies in the manger. Quickly, she called for the translator to ask Misha why there were two babies in the manger. Crossing his arms in front of him and looking at this completed manger scene, Misha began to repeat the story very seriously. For such a young boy, who had only heard the Christmas story once, he related the happenings accurately until he came to the part where Mary put the baby Jesus in the manger. Then Misha started to ad-lib. He made up his own ending. He said, “And when Maria laid the baby in the manger, Jesus looked at me and asked me if I had a place to stay. I told him I have no mamma and I have no papa, so I don’t have any place to stay. Then Jesus told me I could stay with him. But I told him I couldn’t, because I didn’t have a gift to give him like everybody else did. But I wanted to stay with Jesus so much, so I thought about what I had that maybe I could use for a gift. I thought maybe if I kept him warm, that would be a good gift. So I asked Jesus, “If I keep you warm, will that be a good enough gift” And Jesus told me, “If you keep me warm, that will be the best gift anybody ever gave me.” “So I got into the manger, and then Jesus looked at me and he told me I could stay with him-for always.” As little Misha finished his story, his eyes brimmed full of tears that splashed down his little cheeks. Putting his hand over his face, his head dropped to the table and his shoulders shook as he sobbed and sobbed. The little orphan had found someone who would never abandon nor abuse him, someone who would stay with him-FOR ALWAYS. The most incredible gift of Christmas is that we can also find someone who will never abandon us, never abuse us and would stay with us for always. That someone is Jesus. Why don’t we sing the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. And those of you with parts could stand at the appropriate times and do your thing.

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January 2013 Sun



Schedule of Events





























Mass 13 Mass 20

1/3—Most Holy Name of Jesus 1/4—St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 1/6—Solemnity, Epiphany of the Lord 1/13—Baptism of the Lord (Feast) 1st Wk of Ord. Time 1/31—St. John Bosco

Mass 27

1/1—Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God






“We, for our part, love because He first loved us.” ~ 1 John 4:19

“To everything there is a season and time for every purpose under Heaven.” Please pray...for the ill of our Parish, and the petitions written in our Book of Intentions.

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Financial As we grow this section will start to show the budget and donations to our parish.

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Honesty of Children My sister, Ann, a thirdgrade teacher, invited her class to her wedding. The wedding was at 3:30 p.m. on a weekday, so the substitute brought Ann's class to the church. The music started, the attendants took their places, and the bride came down the aisle on the arm of her father. At this point one alarmed student exclaimed, "She's not going to marry that old man, is she?" —Cheryl A. Paden, Ne-

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Pastor’s Notes

On this Feast Day of the Epiphany we are called to learn that the Wise Men traveling from afar would come to see a King for all mankind. Over 180 days passed before they arrived and when they did the bowed down to a King of all Kings. Giving of yourself and pouring out your heart and love to all that you meet is a gift in its self. Just as the Wise Men did so can each of us. Allow the smallest gift of Love be the Greatest Act of Hope for the many that you meet this week and all year. JMJ, +M.J.

Our Belief We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord. We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those that are saved into the resurrection of life and those that are unsaved into the resurrection of death. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Feast of the Epiphany

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Year C - Feast Day of the Epiphany  
Year C - Feast Day of the Epiphany