Bulletin: Fourth Sunday of Easter 4/21/24


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.

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 4, 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 14, 2024: Offertory: $1320; R&I: $50.

Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  Our goal this year is once again $8800.   We already have $5410 pledged with $3039 paid in!!  Seven 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, Father Michael Sciumbato, 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. Canceled this week due to a special retreat-related activity. Will resume next week at the normal time.

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 Monday April 22, 5:30 PM. Chapters 4 & 5

Annual Collection for Catholic Home Missions next week – https://www.usccb.org/resources/2024-catholic-home-missions-appeal-parish-resource-guide

Spring Cleaning – Thank you AGAIN to all those who pitched in and helped with the parish Spring cleaning.  What an efficient good-hearted team!!  Thanks again to Noel Poe for all his organizational efforts to keep things running smoothly.

Earth Day April 22

The links below are one click away on our parish website: kanabcatholicchurc.org

Plastics Awareness: Plastics are less recyclable than we thought and have been led to believe over the decades since its common use.  Please consider some pointers on reducing waste and moving beyond the throwaway culture.

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/

Holy Family Farm – Grounded in Reality – https://www.holyfamilyfarm.org/ Learn about this formation effort for young men in New York state employing sustainable small farm techniques.

Take the St Francis/Laudato Deum Pledge:  Learn more about it and argue civilly if necessary.  https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/my-laudate-deum-action-pledge/

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/

Homily Reflection Questions

  1. In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Peter begins his proclamation, “Leaders of the people and elders…”

What constituted being an elder in this fledgling new religion?  When might YOU have transitioned into the role of ‘elder?

2.  Psalm 118:22  “The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”

When have you felt rejected in some way for proclaiming your religious beliefs by word or action?  Were you later vindicated in some way?  Explain.

3. John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me.”

When did you first realize that you really ‘knew’ the Lord?  How did that change your life?  Did you ever lose your sense of closeness with Jesus and how did THAT change your life?  How did you reconnect?

4. John 10:12  One of the roles of a Good Shepherd is to protect the sheep from wolves.  What type of ‘wolves’ are running around in our world that are a danger to our spiritual lives?  How has God protected us over the years.  How are we protecting other vulnerable people and creatures?

5. What makes Good Shepherd Sunday a particularly good celebration to help us understand the religious and scriptural significance of Earth Day?  What creatures or elements are particularly vulnerable in our age?


“You shall find a fuller satisfaction in the woods than in books.  The trees and the rocks will teach you what you cannot hear from the masters.”  St. Bernard of Clairvaux