Bulletin: 4th Sunday of Lent 3/10/24


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:  March 3, 2024: Offertory: $1153; Donations Mail: $25; R&I: $285.  Thank you again for your extraordinary generosity!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, June Lowenberg, John Puhr, 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 17:  Catholic Relief Services – NEXT WEEK.

Mission Statement:  Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:

PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,

SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.

As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.

March 24:  Holy Land Collection (Palm Sunday)

Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  Our goal this year is once again $8800.   We already have $5410 pledged with $2440 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

Men and Women are from Eden.  (NOT from Mars and Venus) This book by Dr. May 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/

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.

Our Parish Spring Cleanup is scheduled for 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:   (Serious Lenten Questions as we anticipate Easter)

1  The first reading from 2 Chronicles reviews about a five-hundred-year period between the reign of King Solomon and the Babylonian Exile.  Our Eucharistic Prayer reminds us to ‘read the signs of OUR times through the light of faith:’ Consider just the period of your own lifetime.  How does our nation reflect the triumphs, failures and redemption experienced by Israel?  How does our present-day Church also imitate the travails and triumphs of Israel?

2    ‘…everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” Jn.3:16 If ‘believe’ is more accurately translated as ‘to entrust’ or ‘know intimately’, how would we describe our own sense of ‘belief’ in Jesus?  What is the good news we can offer to others by our own testimony?

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


“You are surprised that the world is losing its grip?  That the world is grown old?  Don’t hold onto the old man, the world; don’t refuse to regain your youth in Christ, who says to you: ‘The world is passing away; the world is losing its grip; the world is short of breath.  Don’t fear, your youth shall be renewed as an eagle.’”  St. Augustine