Bulletin: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 6/11/23


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.

Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is June 17, 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 4, 2023 – Offertory: $907; Donations Mail: $100; R&I: $150.  THANK YOU!!kk

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, Susan Sepe, Nancy Lefort, Mara Paine, Bill Thielmann, Laura Olson, Linda Terrant, Bruce Barrons, Ethel Sherwood, Kristine Owens, Caroline Harvey, Howard Austin, Josie Werner, 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.


Diocesan Eucharistic RallyJuly 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


“Receive what you are; become what you receive.”  St. Augustin of Hippo


Do not forget the Lord, your God, who led you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.’ Dt. 8:14

Fr. Rick’s Pastoral Messages 6/11/23

To support the National Eucharistic Revival Bishop Barron and ‘Word on Fire’ productions have made their film series on the Mass available for free.  Walk through the Mass and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.

See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm; how it revolves around a call from God and a response from his people, the Church; and most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.

Click on the website below to start watching: (the online version of ‘Pastoral Messages’ on kanabcatholicchurch.org provides this one-click access):  https://videos.wordonfire.org/themassepisode1  

Homily Excerpt for Corpus Christi Sunday (Entire homily on our website)

This whole progression of liturgies during Easter season and throughout these Solemnities enable us to be our fullest selves:  The Body of Christ.  An often-quoted statement of St. Augustine declares that we, “Receive what we are and become what we receive.”

This is how we evangelize the world.  Those of us who have the gift of faith have an awesome responsibility.  This is how we make believable the real presence to the 70% of Catholics who don’t believe in the real presence. This is how we evangelize everyone else, too.  By BEING the collective bundle of kindling that together creates real light and heat. When we create the type of communities that Holy Communion implies.  When we go forth after Mass with a real sense of mission.  With the actual Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and Power of God.  As St. Paul reminds us, we will see with the ‘eyes of our hearts’.  We will see the world and each other the way that God sees us.

We can tend to forget how awesome we all are, so we can understand why God made it a Commandment to keep holy the Sabbath.  And for Catholics that includes participating at Mass.  We need this type of spiritual nourishment to get to heaven, to stay connected and to stay focused on our collective mission outside the front door of the church.  That’s why the US Bishops have called the three-year Eucharistic Revival.

The first reading today from Deuteronomy reminded the Israelites that God often lets the people experience many afflictions so that they could stay aware of their utter dependence on God.  Without the Commandments and the Sacraments, we too will be slaves to the forces of the material and sensate world.  We won’t be able to resist the many ungodly allurements. We do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.  We are given much more than the manna in the desert.  We are given the very body and blood of Jesus Christ Himself.

Reflection Questions for Corpus Christi Sunday

What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?

The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. How is my faith nourished? How do I help others nourish their faith?

The Jews quarreled among themselves. What signs of division do I see in my family, parish, or community? How can I be a peacemaker in the communities where I live and work?

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. What can I do this week to grow closer to Jesus? How can I receive the Eucharist with greater devotion?

Living the Word This Week: How can I make my life a gift for others in charity?

Spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament weekly as possible.

Taken from Catholic.bible/lectio divina/Corpus Christi