Bulletin: 5th Sunday in Lent 3/17/24


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 April 6, 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 10, 2024: Offertory: $1520; Donations Mail: $240. Muchisimas Gracias!!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, John Puhr, George Reese, Tom McDonald, Zuley Chavez, Adler Lowenberg, 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 amazing CLOSEOUT SPECIALS. 

Spiritual Reading – After buying 17 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 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.


Next week is Palm Sunday so plan on gathering outside (if you are able) and then processing in together.

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. 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.  We are planning to meet weekly with the first session starting on Thursday, April 4 at 5:00 PM following Adoration. Additional sessions can be planned to meet the needs of those who cannot attend at this time.

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/

The ‘heart’ as described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: See Reflection Questions…

¶ 2562:  According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain.

¶ 2563:  The heart is the dwelling-place where I am, where I live; according to the Semitic or Biblical expression, the heart is the place “to which I withdraw.” The heart is our hidden center, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life or death. It is the place of encounter, because as image of God we live in relation: it is the place of covenant.

Homily Reflection Questions – “I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts.” Jer. 31:33

Name two laws that you can confidently claim are written on your heart.

Name two laws which are still far from your heart or perhaps even rejected.

How might you make your heart a more receptive ‘writing surface’ during the remainder of Lent?

Also, you may pick up a Spiritual Works of Mercy Examination of Conscience from the table in the gathering space.


“We are not made for comfort; we are made for greatness.” Pope Benedict XVI