Bulletin: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/19/23


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: (Suspended Indefinitely)




NEXT OPEN DOOR SATURDAY December 2, 2023 10:00 AM – Noon

NOTE: If you have a sacramental emergency after parish office hours, please call 435-673-2604 for assistance.

This Week:  Annual Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.   Thank you in advance.

Intermountain Catholic Newspaper Renewal. The cost is still ONLY $30 for the whole year!  You can just slip your money to Fr. Rick and he’ll make the rest happen.

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 December 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.

FINANCIAL REPORT:  November 12, 2023; Offertory: $809.  Donations Mail:  $40; R&I:  $50.  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 $7707 with an additional $147 pledged: 89%. 16 out of a total 60 households have participated.  We only have $946 to go. Thank you!

PRAY FOR HEALING: Msgr. Terry Moore, Doug Ingram, 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.

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

Community Rosary:  After the Monday morning Mass

Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at the regular time: 8:00 AM

Blow Out Deals!  While enjoying your refreshments after Mass don’t forget to check out our spacious religious gift section in Vollmer Hall.  See also some incredible close out deals.  Christmas is a comin’. 

Visit the Library.  Also in Vollmer Hall, you can check out our wide array of religious books to suit the needs of our discerning and religiously curious people community.

Feast of Christ the King – November 26, 2023 On this feast day of the REAL KING, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty encourages you to reconsider their document: Our First, Most Cherished Liberty A Statement on Religious Liberty: Our_First_Most_Cherished_Liberty.pdf (usccb.org)

Your OTHER Best Side:  Seniors 60 years and older are invited to receive a FREE professional portrait provided by Stacy Cox Photography.  Your photo shoot will happen on Monday, December 4, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kane County Active Living Center, 172 E. 100 N. here in Kanab.  And remember, YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL!

Congratulations Mary Beth Kunz!!  October Healthy Living Warrior

(Per the 11/16/23 Southern Utah News) The purpose of the Healthy Living Warrior is to highlight a member of the community who actively promotes healthy mental health habits and creates a positive environment free of substance abuse. Marybeth is known to be very proactive in the community. She serves as a volunteer hospital board member and will be appointed hospital board member effective January 2024. She also serves as a community member on Kane Community Coalition and Healthy Kane County Foundation and in other capacities that seek to provide relief for others.

Be nice to her ALL WEEK (which should be really easy because she’s out of town).

Homily Reflections:  Gratitude for our gifts and the End Times

In the first reading from Proverbs 31 today the husband is reminded of the unfailing prize of a worthy wife.  A worthy spouse is one of the greatest gifts from God.  …Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD (Psalm 128:4), that is, who realizes and praises the awesome mercy and generosity of the Lord. The second reading today from 1 Thessalonians 5 reminds us to not be children of darkness, but children of the light; being constantly aware how utterly dependent we are on God for any good favor or measure which has been bestowed on us.

The man in today’s Gospel who was given two talents and invested them well was given the same reward as the man with five talents: the invitation to “Come, share your master’s joy.” He used well what he had and was justly rewarded.  He did NOT desire the five of the other man, but used what he was given.  This gratitude and diligence are what will get us to Heaven.

This week as we move closer to the end times of Ordinary Time and also Thanksgiving, we might ask God to remind us of some gift we are taking for granted or for which we feel deficient.  Ask God to reveal to you how you have been given exactly what you and the world needs.  Feel the relief and gratitude that is worthy of God’s great Providence.


Color this turkey your favorite color and hang it on your refrigerator. Wha-La!!  You’re all decorated for Thanksgiving!!


“We must pray without ceasing in every occurrence and employment of our lives – that prayer which is rather a habit of lilting up the heart to God as in a constant communication with Him.”  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.