Bulletin: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1/21/24


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.

Next Week:  Annual collection for the Church in Latin America.  See insert.

Social Hour after Sunday Mass – Coffee, juice and bagels or muffins are served up along with some fabulous conversation. OH, BY THE WAY; WE COULD USE ONE OR TWO MORE TEAMS TO PROVIDE HOSPITIALITY ON SUNDAYS.  It’s very difficult, but you can do it!!

Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is February 3, 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 14, 2024: Offertory: $1332; Donations Mail: $80; R&I: $20. Thank You!! 

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  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.

Attention Knights.  January 28th is the next meeting for Knights.  Any male interested in setting in on the meeting is invited.  We will gather in the Social Hall Library and start with the Rosary.  The major discussion subject will be the Spring Cleanup.  Our meetings typically last only one hour.  If you have questions or suggestions for Agenda Topics, see Mike Bzdewka or Noel Poe

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.

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

Weekly prayer for Vocations from the Diocesan Office of Vocations

Father, we’re your people, the work of your hands.

So precious are we in your sight that you sent your Son, Jesus.

Jesus calls us to heal the broken-hearted,

to dry the tears of those who mourn, to give hope to those who despair,

and to rejoice in your steadfast love.

We, the baptized, realize our call to serve.

Help us to know how.

Call forth from among us priests, sisters, brothers and lay ministers.

With our hearts you continue to love your people.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God forever and ever.

 From <https://www.usccb.org/prayers/prayers-vocations#Prayer%20#3>

Vocation Vocabulary:

Charism — Each religious community has a charism – a unique way of returning God’s love to him and his people which manifests a particular attribute of God’s being. This is also the distinctive spirituality of the founder or foundress of a religious institute. It is the “personality” of a religious community bequeathed by the one who founded it.

How do we celebrate our charism?

Online Quiz: Quickly Discover Your Charismatic Gifts: https://activateyourbaptism.com/

“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.”  St. Oscar Romero

Apostolate of the Laity: https://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decree_19651118_apostolicam-actuositatem_en.html

This Decree from Vatican II describes the vocation and apostolate of lay persons.  Coming bulletins will feature more excerpts in anticipation of possible further studies.

From Chapter 1, paragraph 4 of the document:

This plan for the spiritual life of the laity should take its particular character from their married or family state or their single or widowed state, from their state of health, and from their professional and social activity. They should not cease to develop earnestly the qualities and talents bestowed on them in accord with these conditions of life, and they should make use of the gifts which they have received from the Holy Spirit.

Furthermore, the laity who have followed their vocation and have become members of one of the associations or institutes approved by the Church try faithfully to adopt the special characteristics of the spiritual life which are proper to them as well. They should also hold in high esteem professional skill, family and civic spirit, and the virtues relating to social customs, namely, honesty, justice, sincerity, kindness, and courage, without which no true Christian life can exist.

Homily Reflection Questions:

  1.  When do you recall most clearly saying “Yes” to following Jesus?
  • Who helped you discern that you were actually hearing Jesus calling you?
  • How were you guided through the next year of your journey?  Who were the primary guides?
  • What events may have caused you to doubt or reaffirm the authenticity of your calling and journey?
  • Once you had ‘found’ the Lord, with whom did you first share your experience?  How did they respond?


“You aspire to great things?”  Begin with little ones.  St. Benedict