Bulletin: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10/15/23


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 October 21, 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, October 18 at 6:30 PM.  We’ll be covering the last chapter and any other questions and comments.

FINANCIAL REPORT:  October 1, 2023: Offertory: $1271; Donations Mail: $1125; R&I: $180.  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 $14 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, Paul Rainaldi, 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

October is Pro-Life Month and during the month 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 their website: https://www.dioslc.org/offices/marriage-and-family/marriage-and-family-resources.

PLEASE GIVE US ALL YOUR MONEY…. Well, it seems like it…↓↓↓↓

Diocesan Development Drive

We are almost at the end of the year and we are still $2446 (or 28%) short of our goal of $8800.  Only 25% of our registered households have contributed to this larger goal of supporting the mission of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  It’s important to remember that we simply don’t function way out here in Kane County without LOTS of administrative and pastoral services that come from our operations at the pastoral center in Salt Lake.  We are a global Church with a global mission and we are all connected.  If you haven’t given, please make a donation soon.  You can do so online at https://www.dioslc.org/ddd or simply give a large handful of money to Fr. Rick and he will make sure it gets to the right place.  To those who have already donated, THANK YOU AGAIN.

Parking Lot Repairs – As mentioned in previous bulletins, St. Christopher’s is planning on some repairs and improvements to our parking space around the church and rectory.  These improvements are necessary due to just normal wear and weathering but especially to help facilitate easier and safer access to those having mobility issues.  Cost estimates have come in at the $72,000 range.  Please talk to Fr. Rick if you think you may be able to help with this project.

Intermountain Catholic Newspaper Renewal.

The renewal envelope should be in your most recent Intermountain Catholic issue.  The cost is still ONLY $30 for the whole year!  We should pay for our prescription for the diocesan paper for the same reason that we contribute to the Diocesan Development Drive (Bishop’s Fund):  We simply don’t have an identity outside of the Diocese and the larger global Church.  St. Christopher’s gets charged $1000 per year whether you pay or not, so your participation is very much appreciated.

World Mission Sunday Annual Collection:  Next week.

On World Mission Sunday, we join our Holy Father in supporting his missions. As we pray and respond here at home, we share in those celebrations taking place in every parish and school throughout the world. Together, through our prayers and financial support, we bring the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions.

In a world where so much divides us, World Mission Sunday rejoices in our unity as missionaries by our Baptism, as it offers each one of us an opportunity to support the life-giving presence of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,111 mission dioceses.  US Council of Catholic Bishops

Knight’s Roundtable Meeting Oct 29:    Following Mass on October 29th, the Knights will be meeting in the library.  If there are any men in the congregation that are interested in the Knights Program, please come.  You are welcome.  The meeting usually lasts an hour.  District Deputy 8 Mike Townsend from Cedar City will be present.

Homily Reflection: 

“On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, the web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy death forever.”  Is. 25:7

“May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts, so that we may know what is the hope that belongs to our call.”      Eph. 1:17-18

“My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”    Phil. 4:19

What have you accumulated that you didn’t / don’t really need?  If you have moved recently, you have probably been asking that question over and over again?  Sometimes the answer is easy, sometimes it’s quite difficult.  There are all kinds of memories and milestones and relationships attached to the things we accumulate.  Sometimes it feels good to let that weight go and feel the small burst of energy that comes with the decision.  Sometimes we might move things around several times before we can make the big departure.  A couple good questions that go with the decision is, “Why am I hanging on to it”” or “Who is going to have to dispose of it if I don’t?”

What have I been provided that I never used or appreciated?  The unfortunate guy in the gospel who was tossed out among the wailing and gnashing of teeth seems to have been treated very harshly.  A key point is that if invited to a wedding, he would have been provided a garment if he didn’t have one.  The man had no appreciation for such a grand celebration.

The Mass prefigures the Heavenly Wedding Banquet.  God has provided everything we need to not just GET to Heaven, but to make the world look more like Heaven than Hell for our grandchildren…. ‘To destroy the veil that veils all peoples…’

What gifts provided by God are we not using or developing that are needed for Kingdom building?  What difference might it make to your grandchildren ‘that they might know what is the hope that belongs to their call’?


“Lean on your Beloved because the soul who abandons themselves in the hands of Jesus in all they do, is carried in his arms.”  St. Clare of Assisi