Bulletin: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7/7/24


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.

Annual Collection for Pastoral Solidarity with the Church in Africa: Next week:  See insert and please be your usual generous selves.

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 13, 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 30, 2024: Offertory: $1277; Donations Mail: $25; Peter’s Pence:  $788 (Amazing!!).  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 In remission!!  THANK YOU, JESUS!!, 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.  New items on the way!

 Diocese of Salt Lake City Marriage & Family Life Office Newsletter-June 2024 (cloud.microsoft) (New and Improved:  Go to our website and click on this link).

Local Poetry Featuring Emily Shakespeare from St. Gertrude’s Parish in Panguitch, UT.  (Recently moved to Montana)

‘Daily’ July 5, 2024

Each and every day

We carry on our way

We may stop to pray

But not if it gets in our way.

We’re always thinking of what is next

Not reading in between life’s text

Sometimes carrying on perplexed

But usually not “our last day” vexed.

Daily duties all laid out

Working in your pre-planned route

Never having daily doubt

Always thinking you’ll be about

But what happens when the last day comes?

Will all your workings just be crumbs?

Who was important, God or chums?

What happens when your life succumbs?

We continue on our daily way

Thinking that we’ll always stay

We will all be surprised one day

Let’s hope it’s not to our dismay.

Safe Environment:  Keep Kids Safe – Children’s Circle of Grace Training

Did you know? The Diocese of Salt Lake City requires all children enrolled in a parish faith formation program, youth ministry or Catholic school be taught the age-appropriate Circle of Grace curriculum each year. This training educates and empowers children and youth to actively participate in a safe environment for themselves and others. Children and youth will understand they are created by God and live in the love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Monthly Day of Prayer for Mental Health – July 8th 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.:

“We pray that those who live with a serious mental illness may receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and that it grants them the Lord’s strength and that it may become a sign of compassion and hope.”

Homily Reflections for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Over the past few weeks in the Gospel of Mark we have heard Jesus calm the winds and raging sea, bring a dead girl back to life and cure a dying woman of a persistent hemorrhage.  Yet, when he gets to His hometown of Nazareth, He is not able to perform any miracles.  The reason is obvious; the people of Nazareth have no faith.  Their prior familiarity with Jesus and His family leaves them doubtful that any special power could emanate from these mere hometown folk.  Similar to their ancestors alluded to in the first reading today from the prophet Ezekial, the town folk remained stoic (perhaps hard faced and obstinate of heart?) at the profound changes in the one sent on a mission from God.  Jesus had been anointed and commissioned to bring the Good News that the world is bigger and more benevolent than most people believed.  The Creator of the Universe created us for love and peace, not just struggle, coping and intermittent happiness.  Why is this so hard to accept?  Why would the people not rejoice in a homey doing well?

How have you and your familiars responded to a friend or family member with a new enthusiasm for their faith or experience of God?

When have you shared a new faith journey or awakening with friends, family or co-workers?  How did they respond?  How did that affect your relationship with them?  How did their reaction change your faith journey?  More confident?  More apprehensive or tepid?

What types of ‘mighty works’ have you performed since you have deepened your relationship with Jesus?  And since more deliberately cultivating the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?


“We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.”  St. Clare of Assisi