Bulletin: 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time 6-16-24

HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!!  Join us today for Breakfast after Mass.  Courtesy of the Knights of the Round Table.


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)




Prayer of Blessing for Fathers’ Day

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer Source: Book of Blessings Prepared by International Commission on English in the Liturgy A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1989

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.

Adam and Eve are from Eden: Thursday 5:00 PM.  June 20.  For this Thursday, please read Chap 8 and 9. 

Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is July 6, 2024 from 10:00 AM-Noon.  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!  OPEN DOOR is scheduled every first and third Saturday of the month.

FINANCIAL REPORT:  June 9, 2024: Offertory: $1157.  Thank you!

Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  We are getting there!!  Our goal this year is once again $8800.  We have $6158 pledged with $4835 paid in!!  Eleven households have participated.  PLEASE JUMP IN AND JOIN THE FUN!!  Thank you all who have already given so generosity.

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, Eva Montelongo, Jose Luis Gomez-Diaz (Seminarian from Diocese of Salt Lake), Victims of Natural Disasters, Warfare Casualties. Our Wounded Veterans.  If you have specific prayer requests, please leave us a phone message or send us an email.  We will get your intentions on the list.  We also remember all the sick and infirm at our daily Masses.

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

Community Rosary:  After the Monday morning Mass

Religious Items:  While enjoying the fabulous conversation and refreshments during our social hour, take some time and browse our extensive selection of religious gifts including some amazing CLOSEOUT SPECIALS. 

Welcome AGAIN Kenneth Parsad, Seminarian for the Diocese of Salt Lake City!  Kenneth originates from the Philippines where he has already completed the majority of his seminary studies.  He is spending part of the month at St. George Parish and in the fall he will resume his studies at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon.

Monthly Day of Prayer for Mental Health – Began June 10th

Each 2nd Monday of the Month, the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers partners with the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network to support a Monthly Day of Prayer for Mental Health related to the Pope’s monthly prayer intention. 

This month Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for June: Those fleeing their own countries:  Pope Francis has said we must “show maximum respect for the dignity of each migrant.” The psychological distress from forced migration is equivalent to the death of a loved one. Migrants need to find ways to share their trauma with trusted individuals so that they can find the path toward recovery and healing. We pray that mental health ministries in host parish communities will accompany migrants and guide them to professional care. The Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers (https://www.catholicmhm.org/click-to-pray)

Priest Ordination: Ordination of Anthony Shumway on June 28, 2024 6:00 PM Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Please pray for our newest priest as he prepares for his new life as a priest.

Weekly Prayer for Vocations

Father, we’re your people, the work of your hands.

So precious are we in your sight that you sent your Son, Jesus.

Jesus calls us to heal the broken-hearted,

to dry the tears of those who mourn, to give hope to those who despair,

and to rejoice in your steadfast love.

We, the baptized, realize our call to serve. Help us to know how.

Call forth from among us priests, sisters, brothers and lay ministers.

With our hearts you continue to love your people.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God forever and ever.  Amen

Homiy Reflection

The first reading today from the prophet Ezekial curiously has him predicting this rather grandiose rise of the Davidic Dynasty which had reached its high point almost 600 years earlier.  What is actually happening in Ezekial’s time is that Babylon is on the verge of attacking and destroying Jerusalem and the Holy Temple there.  The survivors will be exiled into the Babylonian desert for roughly 70 years.  Very much a low point in Israel/Judah’s history.

With our modern understanding of salvation history, we can devise that Ezekial’s prophetic gift enabled him to ‘foresee’ the ultimate revival of the Davidic Dynasty. David’s descendent, Jesus Christ, would establish an even greater dynast in the Catholic Church which would welcome people from all over the world.  Now up to 1.3 billion Catholics from all continents.

Psalm 92 today declares that the just ones ‘shall bear fruit even in old age; vigorous and sturdy shall they be.’  Matthew 4 declares that out of the smallest mustard seeds ‘shall spring up the largest of plants and put forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.’  Scholars claim that references to the wild birds in the Old Testament usually refer to the Gentiles, the ‘everybody else’, of the world.

This week consider some of the darkest assessments of the current state of our democracy and our Catholic Church.  There are many.  And THEN draw on the inspiration of Ezekial and think Biblically.  A true reversal of possibilities occurs when we leave God in charge.


“In times of desolation, God conceals Himsel from us so that we can discover for ourselves what we are without Him.”  St. Margaret of Cortona