Bulletin: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2/23/24


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.

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 16, 2024: Offertory: $1349; Donations Mail: $40. Thank you!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

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.

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. 

 Diocese of Salt Lake City Marriage & Family Life Office Newsletter-June 2024 (cloud.microsoft) New and Improved. Click right above for an exciting peek.

Thank You Knights and Faithful Assistants The Fathers’ Day Breakfast was delicious and well attended by locals and visitors.  The whole event came off so smoothly that it looked almost effortless.  We know, however, that such an event does NOT come off so well without lots of planning, preparation and care.  We appreciate you!!

Peter’s Pence Collection Next Sunday This annual special collection more or less goes into the Pope’s checking account so that he can respond quickly to a wide variety of needs throughout the world such as famine, natural disasters and other people in desperate situations.  It can also be used for religious education efforts where it is most needed.  Please be your usual generous selves.

Priest Ordination

Ordination of Deacon Anthony Shumway to the Priesthood will be held 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 of ministry in Utah.

Monthly Vocation Prayer

God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call.  May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults.  Amen

From the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment: “However dark things are, goodness always re-emerges…human beings have arisen time after time from situations that seemed doomed. Such is the power of the resurrection, and all who evangelize are instruments of that power.” (The Joy of the Gospel – Pope Francis)

Homily Reflections

Mk: 4:35-41 (The disciples) woke Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”
He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet!  Be still!”
The wind ceased and there was great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?

When have you been in a perilous situation and seriously doubted whether God actually cared about you?  What was your reaction?  What was the tone of your voice?  Who was with you? 

Did God respond in a way that was an obvious demonstration of His mercy and caring?  If not, what was your reaction or conclusion?  How did the experience affect the rest of your life?

2 Cor. 5:14-17    Brothers and sisters: The love of Christ impels us,
once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh;
even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no longer. So, whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.

At what point in your life did Christ’s love bring you to the conviction that He actually died so that you might live?  When did your vision of reality expand in such a way that you actually felt like a new creation?  What new things did you behold?  How might your new vision have affected your perspective of those closest to you?  How has your new vision affected your perspective about those most antagonistic toward you? 

Imagine the new world (creation) that Christ has revealed to you.  Describe it to a friend who is stuck ‘in the flesh’ and may be close to giving up hope.


“When you say the Our Father, God’s ear is next to your lips.”  St. Andre Besette