Bulletin: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 6/23/23

“…and they will collect out of his Kingdom all who cause others to sin

and all evildoers.”



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.

Please pick up a free copy of Bishop Robert Barron’s Book, This is My Body, A Call to Eucharistic Revival.

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 16, 2023 – Offertory: $1031; Donation Mail: $140; Sacramental Offerings: $350; Solidarity for the Church in Africa:  $628  THANK YOU!!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

Diocesan Development Drive –.  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, 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.

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

Community Rosary:  After the Monday morning Mass

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

Next Week: 5th Sunday Collection for local Community Outreach Account.

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 Reflections

Given the complexity of the human heart, how do we discern the holiness or righteousness of our own thoughts and actions?   Those of others?

What types of weeds have been sown in the gardens of our lives?  Who did it?    When did we notice they were choking off our spirits?

As we look back VERY HONESTLY, what weeds might we have sown in others’ gardens?  What effect did it have?  How did our just and merciful God respond to our deeds?   How did God respond to the errant behavior of those who may have been influenced by the weeds we have sown?

What weeds have been sown in our nation or our national consciousness?  What has been our just response?

What weeds might our nation have sown in the fields around the world?  What effect are these weeds having?


“Apart from the Cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.  St. Rose of Lima


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