Bulletin: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 2/26/24


39 West 200 South, Kanab UT 84741

Office: (435) 644-3414 [Please leave a message and we will respond as quickly as possible]

NOTE: If you have a sacramental emergency after parish office hours, please call 435-673-2604 for assistance.


WEBSITE: kanabcatholicchurch.org

Sacramental Minister: Rev. Richard T. Sherman, Kanab, UT

SATURDAY VIGIL MASS : 5:30 PM (Suspended Indefinitely)




A Really Blessed Memorial Day

flows from:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all Nations … teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Mt. 28:18-20

THANK YOU, VETERANS!!    See homily reflections below:

Social Hour after Sunday Mass – Coffee, juice and bagels or muffins are served up along with some fabulous conversation.

Adam and Eve are from Eden: Thursdays 5:00 PM.  May 30, June 6, 13, 29.  For this Thursday, please read Chapters 5 & 6. 

Our next OPEN-DOOR SATURDAY is June 1, 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:  May 19, 2024: Offertory: $1345; Catholic Communications: $250 (Total $738);

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!!  Ten households have participated.  There has to be more than 10 people/households who recognize the larger mission of our Church beyond Kane County. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations!”  (Mt. 28:19) 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, Louise Barnes, 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. 

Thank you, St. Christopher’s, for making things run so smoothly in my absence the last two weeks.  Carefree time away is one of the best gifts that you can give to a priest.  Also, thanks for being happy and welcoming hosts to Bishop Solis during his pastoral visit.  Bishops        REALLY LIKE happy parishioners.

Amazing Opportunity:  Have you been wondering how you can play an important part in the Church’s mission to make disciples of all nations?  How about helping to host our weekly social hour after the Sunday Mass?  We are currently relying on only 4 teams to provide this valuable ministry of hospitality.  This is a great opportunity to connect more deeply with fellow parishioners as well as to hear the stories of Catholics from all over the world.  This type of connection is a vital step in building the type of relationships necessary for the mission God has given us.  No one person or one couple or one family is capable of making the type of Spirit infused community necessary for teaching the nations.  Your graceful, friendly demeanor and presence are greatly appreciated.  See the sign-up sheet in the gathering space as well as the simple instructions for hosting the social hour.

Homily Reflections:

On Memorial Day we honor those who serve our country and especially those who have given their lives and limbs and their emotional stability to protect us.  To truly honor them we have to make sure they only get deployed in harm’s way when military action is actually in the best interest of all Americans.  We need to surgically define what actually constitutes American interests.  We have to be very keen about how our interests, especially our economic and ideological interests, are defined.  We need to know how these interests unnecessarily antagonize other countries and cultures.

Trinity Sunday gives us the action plan to actually do this.  The more effective we prepare disciples to go forth to all nations and teach (mostly by example of our own lifestyles) all that Jesus commanded us, the less need we will have to launch our massive armies and navies to the corners of the world.  Well-modeled Christian lives in the United States will determine much about how our interestsare portrayed around the world.  The more our national economy relies on the sale of weaponry, redundant consumer goods (that are arguably not need by anybody) and pop culture, the more precarious will be efforts to keep us all safe.

This is where the readings today really challenge us to reexamine our beliefs and acceptance of our mission as a Church.  In the gospel of Matthew today Jesus claims that all the power and authority of Heaven and earth have been given to Him.  He promised to be with us to the end of the age.  At Pentecost we were sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that we could actually live and act with things like God’s wisdom, God’s knowledge, God’s understanding, God’s counsel, God’s strength.  He has conferred all the power and authority of heaven and earth onto the Church.  Do we need more that this?  He has commissioned us with the directive ‘as the Father sent me, so I send you.’

Some easy suggestions:

Our Catholic communities are where we can most image the Trinitarian God.   Consider how to get more involved:

Take advantages of learning opportunities in the parish, at least one per year if offered?

Volunteer for some service, for instance hosting the weekly social hour after Mass.

Attend a group rosary or attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 

If you are lucky enough to have daily Mass at your parish, try to attend Mass once or twice during the week?  Could we maybe use a little extra grace?

If I really wanted to get carried away, I might even suggest that you go to confession regularly, say quarterly.

Join the Knights of Columbus….

Check your bulletins.  Take advantage of opportunities to connect more personally and more deeply with fellow Catholics.  This is how we actually become ONE.

Read the whole homily (again and again) at kanabcatholicchurch.org 


“Take even bread with moderation, lest an overloaded stomach make you weary of prayer.”    St. Bernard of Clairvaux