Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Lent 3/3/24


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.  Sundays during Lent will be less sugar intensive, but the conversation and coffee will remain fabulous!

Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is March 16, 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:  February 25, 2024: Offertory: $1501; Black and Indian Missions: $811.  Thank you again for your extraordinary generosity!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, Donna Murphy.  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

Stations of the Cross:  Fridays during Lent at 6:00 PM.

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 CLOSEOUT SPECIALS. 

Spiritual Reading – After buying 37 items from our gift store, slide on over to our spacious and well-organized library and pick out some spiritual reading for your Lenten reflections.

PLEASE GIVE US ALL YOUR MONEY (Yes, even your loose change; see Rice Bowls below).

Remember that alms giving (with prayer and fasting) is a major emphasis during Lent.

— March 10:  Catholic Relief Services

— March 24:  Holy Land (Palm Sunday)

Also, you should have already received your requests in the mail to donate once again to the annual Bishops’ Appeal, a.k.a., the Diocesan Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  Our goal this year is once again $8800.   We already have $3160 pledged and/or paid in!! Thank you all in advance for your usual and extraordinary generosity.

Rice Bowls – are available in the gathering space for those wishing to use them for part of your annual offering to Catholic Relief Services.

Kane County Active Living Center:  Check out the flyers in the gathering space for a variety of activities for active seniors.

Listening Sessions for Synodality – Thank you to all who attended these sessions.  The first meeting saw 12 in attendance, the second had 3 in attendance.  Some very good topics surfaced and be assured that the local Church heard you and will respond accordingly.

Genuinely Pro-Life includes Pro-Life before pregnancy.

What is Love?  REALLY, what is it? 

Love Means More (formerly Marriage: Unique for a Reason) is an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), under the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. Check out their website.    https://lovemeansmore.org/what-is-love/ 

Theology of the Body of a Woman, Theology of the Body by Christopher West.

Men and Women are from Eden.  (NOT from Mars and Venus). This book by Dr. Mary Healy is a great intro/study guide for the Theology of the Body which are the teachings on love, marriage and sexuality developed by St. John Paul II.  The book includes reflection questions for individual and group study.  If you would like a copy and would like to join a discussion, please sign up in the gathering space.

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 issue.  Community, acceptance and faithfulness are all available. https://www.edeninvitation.com/

Meatless Fridays: Make your Friday fasting tastier with meatless meals from CRS Rice Bowl featured countries. They are easy to make and full of flavor! http://lil.ms/oizw/4a70ob – Maria@CRS  (If you make the Guatemalan Tostados, please drop off about 17 of the at the rectory.

Roundtable Knights:   Our next Knights’ Meeting is March 10, following Mass.  Men interested in learning about Knights are invited.  The meeting’s focus is the Parish’s Spring Cleanup. Come with ideas for the “cleanup” needs.    Also, Cedar City Knights are hosting a training session for “Patriotic Scholarship of the Utah Fourth Degree.”  If you are interested in advancing from 3rd Degree to 4th Degree, the application deadline is March 13th. Call District Deputy Mike Townsend, at 208-869-8867 for details or talk to Noel.

Parishioners:   Our Parish’s Spring Cleanup is scheduled Saturday, April  20, from 8:30 to Noon.  It will be fun. All parishioners are invited.  Talk to Mike Bzdewka or Noel Poe.  More details will be in the future Bulletins.  Coffee & Doughnuts will be available.

Homily Reflection Questions

  1. When encountering the Samaritan Woman at the well, Jesus demonstrates how to admonish the sinner, counsel the doubtful and instruct the ignorant.  Where do we find these three directives in our Catholic Teaching?  When have we utilized this method most recently?  What was the issue at hand needing your merciful response? 
  • When Jesus directs us to pick up our cross and follow Him, He means ‘Love one another as I have loved you’.  If we are over 50 years old, where, when and how might we have developed the ability to respond (love) as Jesus did to the Samaritan woman at the well?
  • How is this method of Jesus a genuinely Pro-Life way of teaching and loving?  What is the REAL issue at hand and what does the woman really need?  How was tone absolutely critical to this encounter?   What does it mean to encounter someone?

Please pick up an examination of conscience sheet in the gathering space which follows the Spiritual Works of Mercy.


“As all men are touched by God’s love, so all are also touched by the desire for His intimacy.  No one escapes this longing; we are all kings in exile, miserable without the Infinite.”  Bl. Futon Sheen