SAINT CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC CHURCH
39 West 200 South, Kanab UT 84741
Office: (435) 644-3414, [Please leave a message and we will respond as quickly as possible]
Sacramental Minister: Rev. Richard T. Sherman, Kanab, UT
SATURDAY VIGIL MASS 5:30 PM (Suspended Indefinitely)
SUNDAY MASS: 9:00 AM
MASS DURING THE WEEK: MONDAY – SATURDAY 8:00 AM
CONFESSIONS BY APPOINTMENT
NOTE: If you have a sacramental emergency after parish office hours, please call 435-673-2604 for assistance.
Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is January 20, 2024 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.
FINANCIAL REPORT: January 7, 2024: Offertory: $1143; Donations Mail: $250; Mass Stipends: $20; R&I: $170. Thank You!!
You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org
PRAY FOR HEALING: Sophia Anderson, Suzy Lingwall, Doug Ingram, Don Hodgkins, Dan Thornton, Victims of Natural Disasters, Warfare Casualties. 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.
The Office of Marriage & Family Life cordially invites married couples in the diocese to attend the Annual Diocesan Marriage Mass and Celebration to celebrate the great gift of married life! Friday, February 9th, Mass at 6:00pm with Bishop Oscar Solis at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. – Dinner, music, enrichment and celebration to follow in Holy Family Hall. Early bird registration ends January 27th, event registration ends February 1st! Couples Can Register Now At – https://bit.ly/48frUig
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Thursday from 4 to 5:00 PM.
Community Rosary: After the Monday morning Mass
Kane County Active Living Center: Check out the flyer in the gathering space for a variety of activities for active seniors.
Vocations Office Prayer for the Week – from the Diocese of Salt Lake City
Prayer for the week
O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.
Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.
Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Religious Community — The founder of a religious community brings together a group of men or women who share the same charism and are dedicated to the same mission in the Church. These are religious communities of priests and brothers and communities of sisters. The apostolates of the communities vary according to their mission. Those dedicated primarily to prayer are contemplative communities; those who combine prayer with apostolic ministries are called apostolic communities, sometimes referred to as “active” communities.
Religious Life — Priests, brothers, monks, sisters, and nuns who separate themselves from the world to some degree according to their religious institute’s mission and purpose to witness the coming of the Kingdom of God. This radical witness is made through the public profession of the evangelical counsels and is a permanent commitment made in a specific religious institute recognized by the Church.
The Decree below from Vatican II describes the vocation and apostolate of lay persons. Coming bulletins will feature more excerpts in anticipation of possible further studies.
DECREE ON THE APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY
SOLEMNLY PROMULGATED BY HIS HOLINESS,
POPE PAUL VI ON NOVEMBER 18, 1965
1. To intensify the apostolic activity of the people of God, (1) the most holy synod earnestly addresses itself to the laity, whose proper and indispensable role in the mission of the Church has already been dealt with in other documents. (2) The apostolate of the laity derives from their Christian vocation and the Church can never be without it. Sacred Scripture clearly shows how spontaneous and fruitful such activity was at the very beginning of the Church (cf. Acts 11:19-21; 18:26; Rom. 16:1-16; Phil. 4:3).
Our own times require of the laity no less zeal: in fact, modern conditions demand that their apostolate be broadened and intensified. With a constantly increasing population, continual progress in science and technology, and closer interpersonal relationships, the areas for the lay apostolate have been immensely widened particularly in fields that have been for the most part open to the laity alone. These factors have also occasioned new problems which demand their expert attention and study. This apostolate becomes more imperative in view of the fact that many areas of human life have become increasingly autonomous. This is as it should be, but it sometimes involves a degree of departure from the ethical and religious order and a serious danger to Christian life. Besides, in many places where priests are very few or, in some instances, deprived of due freedom for priestly work, the Church could scarcely exist and function without the activity of the laity.
An indication of this manifold and pressing need is the unmistakable work being done today by the Holy Spirit in making the laity ever more conscious of their own responsibility and encouraging them to serve Christ and the Church in all circumstances. (3)
In this decree the Council seeks to describe the nature, character, and diversity of the lay apostolate, to state its basic principles, and to give pastoral directives for its more effective exercise. All these should be regarded as norms when the canon law, as it pertains to the lay apostolate, is revised.
“The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is his will.” St. Elizabeth Ann Seton