Around the Diocese

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

School Drop-in Tour — Tuesday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m. at J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, 2335 Redondo Ave., SLC. For parents of prospective students from 2 years to 8th grade. For information, contact Maggie Kearns, Admissions,
Admissions Open House — Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Families of prospective students from 18-month day care through Grade 8 are invited for a walk-in tour of Blessed Sacrament School, 1745 East 9800 South, Sandy. For information, email Mariana Pickers, or call 801-572-5311.
Discernment Weekend — Nov. 30 - Dec. 3. The Franciscan Friars of Atonement are hosting a weekend at Graymoor, N.Y., for young men and women seeking to discern their vocations. For information, call 845-424-3671 ext. 2111 or email
First Friday Mass — and rosary with the Catholic Woman’s League. Friday, Dec. 1, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m., followed by recitation of the rosary at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. A catered breakfast will follow; cost is $10. A cookie exchange also will take place. RSVP to Diane, 801-580-0169 or

Christmas Boutique —Dec. 1-2 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Sandy. Hours are 5-8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. More than 60 vendors/artisans participating. Supports the Ladies of St. Thomas More’s fundraising efforts. For information, contact Rita Mohs 770-356-2495 or 
The Nutcracker — presented by Utah Artist School of Ballet. Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Juan Diego CHS, 300 East 11800 South Draper. Tickets are available at the door: adults $12 and students $8. 

Advent Vigil Night of Prayer — Saturday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Newman Center, 170 S. University St., SLC.

Christmas Boutique — Saturday Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in St. Patrick Parish’s social hall, 1058 West 400 South SLC. Many hand-crafted items available as well as natural honey and much more. To rent table space, contact Cynthia @ 801-641-8288.

Diocesan Advent Retreat — Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. The English session will be 9-11:30 a.m., followed by a bilingual liturgy at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Spanish session will follow from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The presenter for the English session will be Fr. Joseph Delka, parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Ogden. The presenter for the Spanish session will be Fr. Christopher Gray, parochial vicar of the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Early-bird registration by Nov. 28 is $5; registration at the door is $8. For information or to register, call the Office of Liturgy, at 801-328-8641 ext. 323 or the Office of Hispanic Ministries, 801-328-8641 ext. 361 or 332.

Educational Assessment Exam — for all new incoming students at Juan Diego CHS. Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost: $25, payable day of exam. Register at
First Sunday of Advent — is Sunday, Dec. 3. Check your parish for Mass times.
Advent Adoration and Prayer — Monday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Newman Center, 170 S. University St., SLC.

40 Hours for Vocations — Monday – Friday, Dec. 4-8, beginning after the 8 a.m. Mass and ending before the 5:15 p.m. Mass each day at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple. Eucharistic Adoration to pray for the intention of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. 

Christmas Concert — presented by Weber State University Alumni Choir. Monday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 East 5550 South, Ogden. 

Advent Penance Service — Monday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Parish, 4914 South 2200 West, Taylorsville. Four priests will be available to hear Confession in English, Spanish and Polish.

Advent Penance Service — Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Newman Center, 170 S. University St., SLC.

Advent Penance Service — Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. A short service will be held, then nine priests will be available to hear individual confessions in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Advent Penance Service — Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Bishop Oscar A. Solis and six other priests will be available to hear confession in English, Spanish and Tagalog.
Young Adult Advent Reflection — with Bishop Oscar A. Solis. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:15-8:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. For information, contact Junuee Castro or 801-328-8641 ext. 313.
St. Ambrose Church Rededication – Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Mass with Bishop Oscar A. Solis presiding, followed by a celebratory gathering in the social hall. The church is located at 1975 South 2300 East, SLC.

Mass at Alta — Sunday Mass is offered at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel through the ski season. Mass is at 5 p.m. in the chapel, located directly across the street from the Alta Lodge, next to the Shallow Shaft restaurant. Mass on Christmas Day and Easter Day will be at 10 a.m. There will be no Christmas Eve Mass this year.

Volunteers Needed — St. Joseph Villa Nursing Home, 451 Bishop Federal Lane, SLC, is looking for volunteers to assist with resident games on Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. For information and to sign up, contact Morgan Lomeli at 385-775-5284.
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