Bulletin: First Sunday of Lent 2/18/24


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.

Black and Indian Missions in U.S. – Annual Collection Next Week

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 March 2, 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:  February 11, 2024: Offertory: $1013; Mail-in Donations:  $1080. Thank You!! 

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, Don Hodgkins, Roberta Price.  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 CLOSEOUT SPECIALS. 

Spiritual Reading – After buying 37 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 (It might seem like it, right?).

Remember that alms giving (with prayer and fasting) is a major emphasis during Lent.

— February 25: Black & Indian Missions (U.S.)

— March 10:  Catholic Relief Services

— March 24:  Holy Land (Palm Sunday)

Also, you should have already received your requests in the mail to donate once again to the annual Bishops’ Appeal, a.k.a., the Diocesan Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  Our goal this year is once again $8800.   We already have $3160 pledged and/or 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.

Kane County Active Living Center:  Check out the flyers in the gathering space for a variety of activities for active seniors.

More Listening Sessions for Synodality – Please sign up in the gathering space if you would like to participate in a live discussion to be completed by March 9th.  A synthesis must be prepared and sent to the Diocese by March 15.  If we have at least 20 people sign up, we can have a group discussion.  You may also choose to answer the questions in writing and submit them to Fr. Rick.  Please sign your name to your comments.  Questions below:  Write a first thought right now.

Question 1
Where have I seen or experienced successes—and distresses—within the Church’s structure(s)/organization/leadership/life that encourage or hinder the mission?

Question 2
How can the structures and organization of the Church help all the baptized to respond to the call to proclaim the Gospel and to live as a community of love and mercy in Christ?

Weekly prayer for Vocations from the Diocesan Office of Vocations

Father, we give you thanks for the gift of our vocation.

We kneel before you in humility, in hope, and in openness,

 desiring to embody your incarnate love and live out the words of our wedding vows.

Grant that this time of reflection strengthen us,

stretch us beyond comfort and beyond words, and draw us closer to your love.

Jesus, you suffered, died, and redeemed us on the Cross.

May we imitate your sacrifice of love, pouring ourselves out in body and spirit. In our thoughts, words, and actions, may our love be like yours,

 resurrecting that which is dead in us and bringing forth abundant life.

Spirit, come down. Inspire, guide, and bless our conversations and the whole of our married life.

 Fill us with the grace to sanctify one another, to live in the sacraments, and to lead one another to the heavenly feast.  Amen

Vocation Vocabulary:

Sacramental Marriage: A covenant between baptized man and a woman and establishes a partnership of the whole life, which is ordered toward the good of spouses and procreation and education of offspring. 

 Safe Environment Requirements

The Diocese of Salt Lake City Office of Safe Environment is committed to the protection of children, youth, and vulnerable adults. All employees and volunteers wishing to work with minors or vulnerable adults must be safe environment certified. For information, please review the Diocese Safe Environment website at: https://www.dioslc.org/offices/office-of-safe-environment. Involvement and communication are important factors in helping to ensure safe environments for all of our children. Please contact the parish/school SEC at (Contact name & Contact Information) or email the Office of Safe Environment at safeenv@dioslc.org with questions.

Homily Reflection Questions:

The flood in today’s first reading from Genesis 9 implies the need for a massive purification for all of humanity.  What type of purification might be needed in the United States in our time?  How would that affect the rest of the world?

“This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand.  Repent, and believe in the gospel.”  Mk. 1:15

Gospel = Good News.  What is the Good News specific to our age, our town and nation?  How is the Kingdom of God being fulfilled right now?


“Crosses release us from this world, and by doing so, bind us to God. St. Charles de Foucauld