Bulletin: Third Sunday of Advent 12/17/23


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.

Christmas Mass Schedule at St. Christoper’s

Sunday, December 24, 4th Sunday of Advent: 9:00 AM

Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve: 7:00 PM

Monday, December 25, Christmas Day: 9:00 AM

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 January 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:  December 10, 2023; Offertory: $1507; Donation Mail: $150, Thank You!!

You can also donate on-line at kanabcatholicchurch.org

Diocesan Development Drive –.  Our parish goal this year is $8,800 and we have now paid in $9411 with an additional $125 pledged: 108%!! 16 givers (19 gifts) out of a total 60 households have participated.  We are THERE!!  Thank you!

PRAY FOR HEALING: Eva Montelongo, Doug Ingram, Msgr. Francis Mannion, Msgr. Terry Moore, Guy Allen, Bobby Perea, Dan Thornton, 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

BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU!  Your 2024 Offering Envelopes are available in the gathering space.

St. Christopher’s 2024 Calendars are available in the gathering space.

Intermountain Catholic Newspaper Renewal. The cost is still ONLY $30 for the whole year!  You can just slip your money to Fr. Rick and he’ll make the rest happen.

Blow Out Deals!  While enjoying your refreshments after Mass don’t forget to check out our spacious religious gift section in Vollmer Hall.  See also some incredible close out deals.  Christmas is a comin’. 

Visit the Library.  Also in Vollmer Hall, you can check out our wide array of religious books to suit even the needs of the most discerning disciples.

How to Heal a Broken Heart – “Ultimately healing is not fixing, it is an ongoing encounter with God’s love which brings us into wholeness and communion.”  Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT.  Check it out from chastity.com.  Just click on this link on our website bulletin.

REPENT!  Remember that proclamation resounding from the desert in last Sunday’s scriptures?  There is still time to receive the comfort and peace that comes from absolution in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Fr. Rick is very available by appointment.  Just call the office and leave a message.

This Sunday in the gathering space find a handout featuring an examination of conscience using the Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Please pick one up for your reviewing pleasure.  And remember, it’s REJOICE!  SUNDAY.  God already knows our sins and still loves us!

Christmas Season Lasts Until Epiphany therefore, I have until then to get my Christmas cards out to you.


“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.  Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.  Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” St. Pope John XXIII