SAINT CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC CHURCH
39 West 200 South, Kanab UT 84741
Office: (435) 644-3414 [Please leave a message and we will respond as quickly as possible]
Sacramental Minister: Rev. Richard T. Sherman, Kanab, UT
SATURDAY VIGIL MASS 5:30 PM, (Suspended Indefinitely)
SUNDAY MASS: 9:00 AM
MASS DURING THE WEEK: MONDAY – SATURDAY: 8:00 AM
CONFESSIONS BY APPOINTMENT
NOTE: If you have a sacramental emergency after parish office hours, please call 435-673-2604 for assistance.
Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is July 1, 2023 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 June 11, 2023 – Offertory: $1642; R&I: $50. THANK YOU!!
You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org
Diocesan Development Drive – Well into this season’s drive we have achieved the following results. Please respond as soon as possible so we can focus on other things. Our parish goal this year is $8,800 and we have already paid in $3896 with an additional $1233 pledged: 58%. 12 out of a total 55 households have participated. Thank you!
PRAY FOR HEALING: Hank Willard, Doug Ingram, Nancy Lefort, Mara Paine, Bill Thielmann, Laura Olson, Linda Terrant, Bruce Barrons, Ethel Sherwood, Kristine Owens, Caroline Harvey, Howard Austin, Jose Hernandez, Tom Greenwald, Victims of Natural Disasters. 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.
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. Please JOIN US ESPECIALLY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH LEADING UP TO THE RALLY. ↓
Diocesan Eucharistic Revival – July 9. Save the Date: Diocesan Mass and Gathering. Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy, UT. The Keynote at the Rally starts at 9:30 AM and Mass at 2:00 PM. See the day’s schedule and other specifics at https://www.dioslc.org/eucharistic-revival/morning-rally-mass
Community Rosary: Following the Monday morning Mass
“I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!
June celebrates fathers and is an opportunity to highlight spiritual fatherhood. https://www.respectlife.org/action-guides
More Respect for Life Resources
● June 24th – 1 year Anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
As we celebrate the anniversary that ended the nearly 50-year reign of Roe v. Wade, we should also reconfirm our commitment to supporting women and families in need. Now, more than ever, is the time to step up our efforts. Walking with Moms in Need is a great way for parishes to do this.
● Religious Freedom Week: June 22-June 29th
Religious Freedom Week 2023: Embracing the Divine Gift of Freedom takes place from June 22 to 29. The Week begins with the Feast of Ss. John Fisher and Thomas More, includes the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and ends with the Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul. During Religious Freedom Week, Catholics are encouraged to pray and act each day for religious freedom.
Knights Meeting: We are holding the next Knights’ meeting on June 25th in the library following Mass. Primary purpose is to review the Mother’s Day Breakfast and suggest adjustments prior to the next meal. Any Parish men are welcome to come and participate in the meeting. Noel, Coordinator.
July 8-9: Mass on Saturday the 8th at 5:00 PM. No Mass on Sunday the 9th.
Peter’s Pence Next Week. Enclosed Envelope: “The faithful’s offerings to the Holy Father through the Peter’s Pence Collection are destined to Church needs, to humanitarian initiatives and social promotion projects, as well as to the support of the Holy See.”
Pastoral Messages from Fr. Rick
Pleading, Cursing, Praising: Conversing with God in the Psalms, by Sr. Irene Nowell, Order of St. Benedict.
Chapter 3 is particularly good in addressing the areas of grief (Lamentations) and reconciliation. There is also an excellent list of psalms in the back of the book divided by genre to help you pray amidst any mood and circumstance.
Homily Reflection: Driving out Demons and Unclean Spirits.
Priestly People: In the first reading today from Exodus 19, God proclaims that Israel will be a kingdom of priests, a holy nation. This seems to imply that the whole nation is formally consecrated and dedicated to a divine purpose.
The Gospel of Matthew (10) today describes Jesus giving the apostles authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness. The holy nation and the emerging missionary activity of the Church would also receive this authority and power…. right down to this very day. That’d be us. At our baptism we are all anointed to participate in the three-fold mission of priest, prophet and king. In John 14 Jesus tells us that those with faith will do even greater things than HE.
What could this possibly mean in our present day? How do we see ‘greater’ healings in our age? How are they attributed to God? Or are they?
What does driving out evil spirits and demons look like in the modern world? What are your demons? What are our nation’s demons?