Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Easter 4/14/24


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.

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 April 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:  April 7, 2024: Offertory: $1861; Donations Mail: $1040; R&I: $190. Thank you!!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  Our goal this year is once again $8800.   We already have $5410 pledged with $3039 paid in!!  Seven households have participated.  PLEASE JUMP IN AND JOIN THE FUN!!  Thank you all in advance for your generosity.

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, Eva Montelongo, Father Michael Sciumbato, Monsignor Rudy Daz, 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

Religious Items:  While enjoying the fabulous conversation and refreshments during our social hour, take some time and browse our extensive selection of religious gifts including some amazing CLOSEOUT SPECIALS. 

Adam and Eve are from Eden Thursday, 5:00 PM. Chapters 5 & 6

Parish Cleanup Day. Our Parish Spring Cleanup is scheduled for next Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 to Noon.  It will be fun.  All parishioners are invited.  A sign-up list is available in the social hall with the specific tasks that need to be done.  Please print your name beside a task listed or identify an additional task that may need to be accomplished. Coffee & Doughnuts will be available before and during operations and a primo chili dog lunch will be served upon completion.

Eden Invitation:  Check out this website for a great example of how faithful Catholics are reaching out to those challenged with some type of sexual identify/dysphoria issue.  Community, acceptance and faithfulness are all available. https://www.edeninvitation.com.  Remember that Jesus has sent us forth to teach.

Finances:  Fiscal Third Quarter ending 3/31/24 VERY briefly:  Our local donations were down 13% for the fiscal period and out of area donations were up 11%.  Because expenses have been well monitored and repairs have been minimal, overall net income is still up 2%.  Overall cash and savings are up 31% over the prior year-to-date.  A 13% drop in local donations is significant for our little community, so please keep your donations as current and up to date as possible.  The Finance Committee will be reviewing the statements more closely in the coming weeks to assess the best strategies for savings and upgrades.  If you have questions at any time you may speak to Noel Poe, Meredith Langely, Jim Pashia or Fr. Rick.  AND THANK YOU all for keeping us in the black. 

 Series on Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) is offering a free Webinar series on Adoration and Exposition on Wednesdays (May 1, 8,15, 22, and June 5 from 11:OOam –12:15pm Mtn time). Speakers include Rev Ed Foley, OFM, Capuchin, Dr Steve Janco, Rev Matthew Ernest, and Rev Dustin Dought. They will discuss the newly revised ritual book, Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery outside of Mass.  If you miss a session, a recording will be available if you are registered.  To register:     https://fdlc.org/2024/03/eucharistic-adoration-webinar-series/

Homily Reflections

  1. ““But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost.  Lk. 24:37   When might the reality of a personal God frightened or even terrified you?  Had you finally gotten used to the idea that you were pretty much on your own and just needed to call on God when you were in a bind?  Did the ‘appearance’ of a personal God call you into a more demanding relationship or a more demanding mission?

2. Then (Jesus) said to them, “Why are you troubled?  And why do questions arise in your hearts?”  Lk. 24:38    When have you really questioned the reality of God or God’s mercy in your life?  How was your faith restored?

3. “Now I know, brothers, that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did; but God has thus brought to fulfillment what he had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer.  Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.” Act 3:17-19 

This is a very beautiful and challenging passage given the widespread level of doubt and rejection of Church teaching.  Reflecting back on the past decades, what teachings might you have rejected most strongly out of ignorance (or hubris) and later realized the damage that resulted?  When did you realize that your sins had been wiped away?  How did that change your life?


“Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if He wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength.”                                               St. Philip Neri