Bulletin: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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 September 2, 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 by. We would love to meet with them!  OPEN DOOR is scheduled every first and third Saturday of the month.

Bishop Robert Barron’s book, This is My Body: A Call to Eucharistic Revival.  We will begin a parish discussion on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM.  All invited.

FINANCIAL REPORT  August 13: Offertory: $ 1206; Donation Mail: $100; $ Religious Retirement Collection: $883THANK YOU!!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

Diocesan Development Drive –.  Our parish goal this year is $8,800 and we have now paid in $5383 with an additional $971 pledged: 72%. 14 out of a total 57 households have participated.  We only have $2446 to go.  If half of all remaining households contributed, each would only need to pay $112.  About $5 per week for the rest of the year.  Pay it all at once, now, and you won’t have to even think about it.  Thank you!

PRAY FOR HEALING: Pam Grant, Doug Ingram, Alex Klina, Ethel Sherwood, George Reese, Mary Stogsdill, Caroline Harvey, 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

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Saturday morning, September 9th.  There will be a variety of opportunities to do some service in our local community.  There will be more info to come next week.  Please save the date and join some of St. Christopher’s parishioners in community service.

Healing Retreat: https://praymoreretreat.org/  It’s an online retreat. If you sign up, you’ll hear from five speakers, each of them giving a few video presentations focused on healing and growing closer to God.

Some of the talks are about healing from specific problems — things like loss and grief.  Other talks are about God’s faithfulness during difficult times.  We’re diving into Scripture, into Jesus’ healing ministry, and personal testimonies, to learn how we can grow closer to Him and receive the healing He offers us.  You can participate in this retreat at your own pace.  Some of the talks are 10 minutes long, and others are closer to 20. You will be able to watch them whenever you have the time, or to download them and listen to them while you’re on-the-go.  You’ll also receive a transcript of their talks along with reflective study guides for each.  You can register for the retreat here: https://praymoreretreat.org/  All of the materials were released on Wednesday, August 16th. Still time to join.


Joyful Hope Retreat:  Leaning into God’s Promises, Registration closes August 30th!

In a season where you feel like you’re lacking hope – wondering what’s next? Looking to find faithful, dynamic community among other striving disciples with an LGBTQ+ experience?

Join us September 28th-October 1st, 2023 as we dive into our theme of Joyful Hope – navigating dissonance, cultivating hope, and trusting in God’s promises. See you there!      https://www.edeninvitation.com/retreats


Homily Reflection Questions:  When have you felt most alienated in your life? What was your particular ‘difference’ (real or perceived)?  How did you regain or reclaim your proper identity?

What most inhibits your ability to receive and reflect God’s love?  Sin, ignorance, fear, emotional or spiritual wounds, unresolved grief, other?


“Let us learn to feel for the ills our neighbors suffer, and we will learn to endure the ills they inflict.”   St. John Chrysostom