Bulletin: 6th Sunday of Easter 5/5/24


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)




Mother’s Day is next Sunday.  Please be nice to your mother all this week and all of next week.  😊

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 May 18, 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 28, 2024: Offertory: $1433; Donations Mail:  $300; Catholic Home Missions: $936!!  Thank you for your amazing generosity.

Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  Our goal this year is once again $8800.   We already have $5410 pledged with $4079 paid in!!  Nine households have participated.  PLEASE JUMP IN AND JOIN THE FUN!!  Thank you all in advance for your generosity.

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, Eva Montelongo, 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: Stand by for future dates

Amazing Earthfest!  Coming for the 18th year right here in Kanab, UT, May 8 to 12.  Please check out the many events on their website and see a schedule in our gathering space.  https://www.amazingearthfest.org/  Check out especially Fr. Rick’s presentation on Friday at 4:30 PM at the library on ‘A Sacred Space for a Sacred Journey’.

Environmental Themes in Catholic Church Teachings:  Although Pope Francis has brought increased attention to Catholic awareness of environmental concerns over the past decade, the Church has written and taught much about our need to care for creation for the past 40 years.  In fact, the Christian understanding goes back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  Check out the website below to learn more about the Catholic tradition of caring for creation. https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/learn/teachings/

Finances:  Fiscal Third Quarter ending 3/31/24

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 tiny group of parishioners that provide most of the service for the parish are doing our best to serve people well.  Hopefully, the 350 +/- Masses celebrated each year at St. Christopher’s will also encourage a more genuine sense of Eucharistic Community. The Financial Statements and applicable notes are posted on the bulletin board in the social hall.  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. 

Next Week:  Annual Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign:  See insert and envelope in hard copy bulletin.

Office of Safe Environment:  The Diocese of Salt Lake City is committed to ensuring the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults and providing pastoral outreach to victims and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. Anyone who has been a victim of abuse or exploitation by clergy, religious or lay Church personnel and has not yet reported the incident is encouraged to do so. The Victim Assistance Coordinator is available to assist in making a report. The contact number for the Victim Assistance Coordinator is (801) 328-8641, ext. 344.

Homily Reflection Questions:

  1. Jn. 15:10 “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.”

Keeping the commandments is an essential element of ‘remaining’ in God’s love.  This brings into the mix the idea of legitimate authority; it points to the Church as an essential element of God’s love.  We cannot love like Jesus or the Father without the guidance of the Church.  Name at least one Commandment of the Church that you most adamantly disagree with.  Look up this teaching in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Read the references and footnotes thoroughly.  Discuss it with a well-educated and spiritually formed Catholic.  If you still disagree with the Church, discuss the issue with a priest.

2. 1 Jn, 4:8 “Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.”

What statement most represents the use of the word “love” in popular music?  ‘God is Love’ or ‘Love is God’?  Think of the words of YOUR favorite love song.  How is love defined?  Is this love possible because God loved us first? (1 Jn. 4:10).  Or does it not have anything to do with God?

3. When have you experienced most personally the presence of Jesus as your friend?


“To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often.”  St. John Henry Newman