Bulletin: 5th Sunday of Easter 5/7/23


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.

Mother’s Day Breakfast : May 14th After MASS

Menu includes:  Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs & Ham.

 All prepared and served up by the Knights of the Roundtable with assistance from other men of the parish.

 All Mothers, Ladies, their spouses & families are invited. Visitors Welcome

Your Gift from the Knights of the Roundtable

Also on Mothers’ Day

Kanab’s Amazing EarthFest will be featuring a screening of “The Letter”, which is a short film on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, “Care of Our Common Home”.  The screening will take place in the St. Christopher Social Hall at 5:45 PM. followed by a short discussion moderated by Fr. Rick Sherman.  Many of St. Christopher’s parishioners participated in a reading and discussion of the actual encyclical back in 2019, so perhaps we can contribute some helpful insights.  All are invited.  Please come (perhaps after walking off the above breakfast and a short nap).

Social Hour after Sunday Mass – Coffee, juice and bagels or muffins are served up along with some fabulous conversation.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM 

Community Rosary:  Following the Monday morning Mass

Diocesan Eucharistic Revival – July 9.  Save the Date:  Diocesan Mass and Gathering.  Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy, UT.

OPEN-DOOR SATURDAYS are held from 10:00 AM-Noon on the first and third Saturday of the month.  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! 

Diocesan Development Drive We are almost halfway there; $4000 toward our goal of $8,800.  Remember that we have access to daily sacraments from our domiciled priest for a mere $250 per month food allowance.  The Diocese of Salt Lake City covers his compensation and insurance.  St. Christopher’s Parish simply could not function without the many administrative services offered by the pastoral center.  Your DDD contributions also help fund the education and formation of our seminarians and deaconate candidates.  We are part of a global Church with a global mission which starts in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  Please make whatever contribution you can.  There are forms available in the entry of the church or you can make a contribution online at: 


Pro-Life BEFORE Pregnancy – Now that our Lenten practices have helped us remove the stones blocking our resurrected experience, we are more prepared to support our Catholic Pro-Life mission in the world.  With our deeper spiritualities we can more credibly teach about integrating our body, mind and spirit.  This is central to experiencing the fullness of life that Jesus has promised those who live in the Spirit.  Please check out the Theology of the Body Institute’s website to see how to help teens live more fully out of a deeper part of their souls.  This is good stuff and helps us rise above the polarized confusion about not just abortion, but sexuality in general. Our children and grandchildren deserve a better vision of life.


Homily Reflection:  1Ptr. 2: 4-9

“Beloved: Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

When might you have experienced rejection by human beings because of your choice to follow Jesus Christ?

What is your biggest point of contention with people who are not active Catholics?  How do you explain the particularly Catholic perspective in this issue?

Describe the spiritual house that Christ is building in your life?  What living part are you playing or providing?

As a member of a holy priesthood, describe the sacrifice you are offering to the Lord.  How do you know it is ‘acceptable’ to God?