Bulletin: 4th Sunday in Easter 4/30/23


39 West 200 South, Kanab UT 84741

Office: (435) 644-3414 [Please leave a message and we will respond as quickly as possible]


WEBSITE: kanabcatholicchurch.org

Sacramental Minister: Rev. Richard T. Sherman, Kanab, UT

SATURDAY VIGIL MASS  5:30 PM (Suspended Indefinitely)




NOTE: If you have a sacramental emergency after parish office hours, please call 435-673-2604 for assistance.

Social Hour after Sunday Mass – Coffee, juice and bagels or muffins are served up along with some fabulous conversation.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM 

Community Rosary:  Following the Monday morning Mass

Diocesan Eucharistic Revival – July 9.  Save the Date:  Diocesan Mass and Gathering.  Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy, UT.

April 30 – 5th Sunday Collection for local charities.

OPEN-DOOR SATURDAYS are held from 10:00 AM-Noon on the first and third Saturday of the month.  If you have friends or relatives that are interested in the Catholic faith, or are thinking of returning to the Church, please tell them about us and have them stop by. We would love to meet with them! 

Diocesan Development Drive We are almost halfway there; $4000 toward our goal of $8,800.  Remember that we have access to daily sacraments from our domiciled priest for a mere $250 per month food allowance.  The Diocese of Salt Lake City covers his compensation and insurance.  St. Christopher’s Parish simply could not function without the many administrative services offered by the pastoral center.  Your DDD contributions also help fund the education and formation of our seminarians and deaconate candidates.  We are part of a global Church with a global mission which starts in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  Please make whatever contribution you can.  There are forms available in the entry of the church or you can make a contribution online at: 


Mother’s Day Breakfast May 14th After MASS

Menu includes:

 Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs & Ham.

 All prepared and served up by the

Knights of the Roundtable with assistance

from other men of the parish.

 All Mothers, Ladies, their spouses & families are invited.

Visitors Welcome

Also on Mothers’ Day

Kanab’s Amazing EarthFest will be featuring a screening of “The Letter”, which is a short film on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, “Care of Our Common Home”.  The screening will take place in the St. Christopher Social Hall at 5:45 PM. followed by a short discussion moderated by Fr. Rick Sherman.  Many of St. Christopher’s parishioners participated in a reading and discussion of the actual encyclical back in 2019, so perhaps we can contribute some helpful insights.  All are invited.  Please come (perhaps after walking off the above breakfast and a short nap).

Pro-Life BEFORE Pregnancy – Now that our Lenten practices have helped us remove the stones blocking our resurrected experience, we are more prepared to support our Catholic Pro-Life mission in the world.  With our deeper spiritualities we can more credibly teach about integrating our body, mind and spirit.  This is central to experiencing the fullness of life that Jesus has promised those who live in the Spirit.  Please check out the Theology of the Body Institute’s website to see how to help teens live more fully out of a deeper part of their souls.  This is good stuff and helps us rise above the polarized confusion about not just abortion, but sexuality in general. Our children and grandchildren deserve a better vision of life.


Scriptural Reflection  Acts 2:38-40

Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call.”
He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”

What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

When do you recall receiving any of these gifts?  How did you recognize them and develop them?

How was recognizing these gifts related to your repentance?

How might your children or grandchildren recall your use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

What is one major corruption that we have passed on to our grandchildren’s generation?