Bulletin: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 8/27/23


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 continue a parish discussion on Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30 PM.  All invited.

FINANCIAL REPORT  August 20: Offertory: $ 1621; R&I: $65.  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 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, 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 some community service.

Collection TODAY for Hawaii Disaster:  Bishop Solis has approved that a voluntary “second collection” be taken up, at the discretion of the pastor/administrator, to assist the local Catholic Church in Maui, Hawaii (Diocese of Honolulu), following the unprecedented wildfires they have suffered.  We will take up that collection today and send it to Catholic Charities Hawaii.  If you would like to donate later during the week, just give us a call or email at the office and we will arrange to receive the donation.  Thank you very much.

Yes!  We do have apricots!!  Please pick up a bag of fresh-picked, rinsed and trail-ready yellow beauties in the social hall after Mass.  Need a whole gallon bag?  No problema (that means ‘no problem’ in Spanish).  Fresh from the rectory orchards. 🎶 Eat ‘em on the run, eat ‘em just for fun, or even on a roller coaster….   🎶 Eat em’ in the park, eat ‘em in the dark….. 🎶… Name that 60’s advertizing jingle for free apricots.

Our new parishioner, Charise Supieza, is featured in this week’s Southern Utah News.  She is part of a cultural exchange program with the Philippines and is a math teacher at Fredonia High School.  Read the article on B8.  Another new parishioner, Antonio Maderal from the Philippines is also a new teacher in Fredonia.  We are glad you are with us!!  You get free apricots!!

“I thought I saw angels!!”  “I lost 10 pounds in 24 hours!”. “My life has been changed.”  “My grandchildren started going to Mass!”  These are just a few of the comments by participants at last week’s discussion of This is My Body.  Don’t be left out.  Join us this Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the social hall for Session #2.  Read the whole first chapter and the second if you can.

October is Pro-Life Month and leading up to then we will be exploring many of the social factors that have led us to this point where aborting children is ‘normalized’.  The Office of Marriage, Family Life and the Respect Life Commission have many ways to help us change our deadly culture.  See below/next column for one of those offerings.

Healing After Contraception Free Online Retreat -Hosted by ‘One More Soul’  Healing After Contraception Retreat will be a free pre-recorded virtual event that tells the truth about wounds caused by contraception and sterilization and provides a path to healing. This FREE event will run from Thursday September 21 to Friday September 29, 2023.  Each day of the event new video(s) will be released.  Participants can log in anytime and view the new content.  Most talks last 30-45 minutes.

They have talks by outstanding speakers such as Dr. Janet g, Fr. Dan McCaffrey, Dr. Maria Fedoryka, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, Dr. John Bruchalski, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Dunn, Mrs. Betsy Hoyt, and more. This impressive line-up of speakers discuss and share their personal stories about the physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds that come from contraception and sterilization. Moreover, they bring a message of healing, hope, forgiveness, conversion, and love.

You can find out more about this event and sign up for the retreat at the Healing After Contraception Retreat website, https://healing-after-contraception-retreat.onemoresoul.com/


Homily Reflection Questions –

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

Updated to this week:  What most inhibits your ability to hear and accept the teaching authority of the Church? See above.

Which teachings of the Church do you resist or reject?  What is your belief in this area?  Who has taught you or influenced your belief?

What might be the connection between the widespread rejection of the teachings on the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the rejection of teachings on artificial contraception?


The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices.  He is also afraid when we are humble and good.   He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sig of the Cross.”  St. Anthony of Padua