Bulletin: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 16, 2023


“…some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up.  … and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart.”          Mt. 13:4; 13:19


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.

 This Week:  Collection for the Pastoral Solidarity for the Church in Africa. 

Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is August 5, 2023 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 llby. We would love to meet with them!  OPEN DOOR is scheduled every first and third Saturday of the month.

FINANCIAL REPORT   July 9, 2023 – Offertory: $774; Donation Mail: $1000.  THANK YOU!!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

Diocesan Development Drive – Well into this season’s drive we have achieved the following results.  Please respond as soon as possible so we can focus on other things.  Our parish goal this year is $8,800 and we have already paid in $4232 with an additional $1122 pledged: 61%. 12 out of a total 57 households have participated.  Thank you!

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Hank Willard, Doug Ingram, Francisca Ortiz, Mara Paine, Bill Thielmann, Laura Olson, Michael Peter, Ethel Sherwood, Kristine Owens, Caroline Harvey, Jose Hernandez, Victims of Natural Disasters. 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.

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 to 5:00 PM. 

Community Rosary:  After the Monday morning Mass

From Laudato Si Movement: This month we are joining the global #PlasticFreeJuly campaign, with weekly challenges to ditch single-use plastics. As part of our commitment to the environment and waste reduction, we have prepared a calendar of concrete actions you can take to reduce your plastic consumption and help protect our planet.

Join us in this challenge–let’s make a positive impact on our environment together! 🌎 see: laudatosimovement.org 

Ignatian Spirituality Parish Retreat:  ‘Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord.’  Walk in the living presence of the Lord. St. George Parish, August 5th, 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM.  See flyer at the entry of the church and in the social hall.


Homily Reflection Questions:

In today’s gospel (Mt. 13) when the disciples asked Jesus why he teaches the people in parables, He answers, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted.”  Since we are all disciples, what knowledge of which mysteries do we hold that others cannot grasp?  How does this knowledge differential affect our relationships with them?  How do we share our knowledge of the mysteries?

What seeds have you sown that scorched quickly?

What seeds have you sown that rooted deeply and bore much fruit?

What does St. Paul mean (Romans 8) when he says that ‘all creation is groaning in labor pains’?

What is the nature of OUR groaning and when does it finally stop?


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