|cf. Isaiah 30:19, 30 O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart.|
39 West 200 South
Kanab UT 84741
Office: (435) 644-3414
Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 2:30PM
Please check our website regularly for updated protocols and information
Rev. Richard T. Sherman
SATURDAY VIGIL MASS
MASS DURING THE WEEK
MONDAY – SATURDAY
CONFESSIONS BY APPOINTMENT
NEXT OPEN DOOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 10:00am – Noon
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Today’s readings urge us to “prepare the way of the Lord.” That preparation begins with repentance. The dictionary defines “repent” as “to feel such regret for previous behavior as to change one’s mind about it.” Consider your past behavior in light of Jesus’ example. What behavior(s) do you regret? Recognizing our failures and our shortcomings is a first step. What is behind this behavior? Do we assume we are “right” and our way is the “best” one? Perhaps we are being called to a change of mind that would allow us to consider that others could be right or that there are other ways that are just as valid as ours. Ask the Spirit to help you see what mind-set you have that needs to be changed and pray for the grace to make that change.
Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God.
CURRENT MASS PROTOCOLS: Per Diocesan policy in accordance with current public health recommendations, the people (except liturgical ministers serving in the sanctuary) must wear cloth face masks upon entering the church until they depart. Masks will remain on the face throughout the whole Mass except when receiving communion. Saint Christopher will offer Mass for up to 28 persons at each Mass, with seating at six-foot distances required. Any Mass that you attend during the week will satisfy your Sunday obligation. As always, the greatest concern is for each person’s health and safety, thus it is up to each person to make the decision that is best for them and the community. Please consult our website or call the parish office with any questions. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 28-29, 2020: Offertory $1,410 / Donations Mail $35 / Renovations & Improvements $25 / Campaign for Human Development (20-2207) $175 / Holiday Food Assistance $50 = $1,695.
TODAY we are accepting donations for Catholic Community Services of Utah. These services have been empowering people in need along the Wasatch front to reach self-sufficiency. By giving strength to the weakest in our midst, CCS is able to lovingly serve and provide hope to those with the greatest need in our community regardless of race, religion, or personal circumstance. This year, your support is especially needed. God bless you for your generosity.
CHRISTMAS WILL SOON BE HERE… We will donate $50 food gift cards for Christmas for up to eight (8) families that are in need of some assistance. Do you know of anyone that we can help? See Shelli in the parish office to submit recipients’ names, addresses and phone numbers. Anyone that wishes to donate towards this cause is welcome to do so. Deadline for requests is Wednesday morning, December 16, so the cards can be mailed out no later than December 18.
PRAY FOR THE SICK: Please offer your prayers and your special intentions for: Roberta Champlin, Elizabeth Curtis, Denise Drinkwater, Nancy Goebel, Sandra Kirkland, Catherine Lazara, Patti Lindh, Louann Marocchi, Tom McDonnell, Aileen and Jim Norton, Loretta Ozga, Jim Prag, Dusty Reese, George Reese, Lucy Sanders, Linda & Kenny Spencer, Laurel Steele, Peter Stephan, Linda Travis, Barbara Walk, Debbie Wentz, those who are ill with Covid-19 and those caring for them, and for our Service men and women and their families.