Bulletin: Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord 5/12/24


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)




Today:  Annual Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign

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 18, 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 28, 2024: Offertory: $1340; Donations Mail: $40; R&I: $190   Thank you for your amazing generosity.

Diocesan Development Drive (DDD) for 2024.  We’ve stalled out a bit.  Our goal this year is once again $8800.  We already have $5910 pledged with $4229 paid in!!  Nine households have participated.  There has to be more than 9 people/households who recognize the larger mission of our Church beyond Kane County.  PLEASE JUMP IN AND JOIN THE FUN!!  Thank you all who have already given so generosity.

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

PRAY FOR HEALING:  Doug Ingram, Eva Montelongo, 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.

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: Stand by for future dates

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/

From the Diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life:

Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference

If you missed the conference last Saturday, you will find recordings posted on their website:

Parent Resources for Screen Time and Creating a Family Media Plan:


Word of Life Resources

May: – https://www.usccb.org/resources/word-life-may-2024

June: – https://www.usccb.org/resources/word-life-june-2024

Theology of the Body Youtube: Get Ready to Be a Mom


Homily Excerpt and Reflection Questions:  Entire homily is on our website.

Humans are the only creatures who have the ability to consciously give our will over to the Father; to offer our very lives back up to God.  Along with this very privileged position, we also have the duty to offer back up all of creation to the Father.  Doing this requires us to be attentive to all the choices we make throughout the day, about how often we remind ourselves that we are actually living in God’s world and that He actually has a plan for us.  Our participation in the great restoration includes our daily attention to how we treat other people and all the rest of God’s creatures.  Everything is connected in some miraculously complex way.  The sciences are regularly discovering the amazing patterns that recur in the many systems in creation.  The term pattern comes from the Latin ‘patr’, meaning ‘father’.  Interesting. 

The better we understand the many patterns in the Father’s Creation, the better we can live in right relationship or original justice.  The better we can be good stewards of the earth…the earth that belongs to God…the earth that is lent to us for our enjoyment and sustenance AND the enjoyment and sustanance of the many generations come after us.

That fact that it is possible to live in right relationship with God, each other and the rest of creation is a big part of the Good News.  We don’t have to be always afraid and violent and greedy and confused.  What if that’s true?! 😊  We don’t have to reinvent the world or start from scratch.  We merely have to enter into a victory that is already won!  Jesus has authority over the whole world.  We just have to follow His instructions.

Our rightly ordered lifestyles will be an essential part of our daily participation in the restoration of the universe.  But that is not the full extent of our mission and responsibilities.  Mark’s Gospel today ends with, “So …they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.”

  1. How is my life different due to the Sacrament of Baptism?  What signs of God working in and with me might I acknowledge today?
  • Does everyone in my life know what Baptism is, why it’s so important, and that they’re invited to pursue being baptized – or to live out their baptism more intentionally, joyfully and fruitfully?


“Pray, hope, and don’t worry.  Worry is useless.  God is merciful and will hear your prayers.”  St. Padre Pio