Bulletin: Palm Sunday 3/24/24


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.

TODAY:  Annual Collection for Christians in the Holy Land

Holy Week Schedule:

Monday through Wednesday:  Mass 8:00 AM

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00PM

            Adoration until 10:00 PM

Good Friday:

            Stations of the Cross: 3:00 PM

            Passion of the Lord with Communion: 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday: Adoration 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM

Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection:  8:00 AM & 10:00 AM

Social Hour after Sunday Mass – Coffee, juice and bagels or muffins are served up along with some fabulous conversation.  No Social Hour on Easter Sunday.

Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is April 6, 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:  March 17, 2024: Offertory: $1324; Donations Mail: $100; Catholic Relief Services:  $900.  Muchisimas Gracias!!

Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  Our goal this year is once again $8800.   We already have $5410 pledged with $2440 paid in!! Thank you all in advance for your usual and extraordinary generosity.

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, John Puhr, Zuley Chavez, Greg Lowenberg, 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. NOT ON HOLY THURSDAY. ADORATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER.

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. 

Spiritual Reading – After buying 17 items from our gift store, slide on over to our spacious and well-organized library and pick out some spiritual reading for your Easter Season reflections.

Remember:  Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinencefrom meat.


Men and Women are from Eden.  (NOT from Mars and Venus)

This book by Dr. Mary Healy is a great intro/study guide for the Theology of the Body which are the teachings on love, marriage and sexuality developed by St. John Paul II.  The book includes reflection questions for individual and group study.  If you would like a copy and would like to join a discussion please sign up in the gathering space.  We are planning to meet weekly with the first session starting on Thursday, April 4 at 5:00 PM following Adoration.  Other times will be available as needed or requested.

Eden Invitation:  Check out this website for a great example of how faithful Catholics are reaching out to those challenged with some type of sexual identify/dysphoria issue.  Community, acceptance and faithfulness are all available. https://www.edeninvitation.com

Parish Cleanup Day. Our Parish Spring Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 to Noon.  It will be fun.  All parishioners are invited. More details will be in future Bulletins. Direct any questions to Mike Bzdewka or Noel Poe.  Coffee & Doughnuts will be available.

Feet Washing.  As with last year, the Holy Thursday Mass will NOT feature the foot washing ceremony…NOT because I lack humility or that I do not recognize the great service of so many of our disciples. However, our tiny group usually has the same volunteers for everything, the attendance on Holy Thursday is usually very small and my aging knees are still in need of some recuperation.  Therefore, in the spirit of real pastoral service, I am again offering breakfast, lunch or supper to anyone interested at the rectory as it can be scheduled throughout the next few months. You may come in groups of two to six and choose from a wonderful (but limited) variety of food options.  (Please pray that the apricots don’t get froze out this year).  There will be a sign-up list in the gather space.


Strength in Suffering and Humility

Homily Reflection Questions

On one of the most important days of His life Jesus chooses to ride into Jerusalem on a donkey which is part of his message of turning the world’s power structure upside down.  Think of a time when you had the opportunity to be adulated or the center of attention and instead you chose to redirect the attention or message to something or someone else.  What was your real motive?  How do you suspect it may have changed your life?  How might it have changed others’ lives?   (Write your initial thoughts in the space below)

In the early Christian era palms were a symbol of Christianity.  To display palms on the outside of one’s house was a way of identifying oneself as a Christian.  However, this was not just a name, but a way of testifying that one was actually participating in the suffering of Christ.  How do we discern whether we are just coping with life and suffering or if we have willingly entered into a phase of suffering as a ‘co-redeemer’ with Jesus?  How has this witness changed your life?  How might your willingness to suffer with Christ have influenced others?  (Write your initial thoughts here)


“It is not a sin to have riches, but to fix our hearts upon them.”

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle