Around the Diocese

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

Eccles Organ Festival — Sunday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. With Gabriele Terrone and the Madeleine Brass Ensemble. The performance will include the world premiere of “Preludio, Cantilena e Finale” by Fabrizio Callai, a commission of the Eccles Organ Festival to celebrate its silver anniversary. Free and open to the public.

Monsignor Benvegnu Lecture — Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. Fr. John E. Norman, pastor, will present “A Catholic Response to the Death Penalty.” Free and open to the public.

Digital Pilgrimage — From Jan. 14 to Jan. 22, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is sponsoring a nine-day “digital pilgrimage.” For materials and a novena highlighting a different prayer intention each day that will provide reflections, additional information and suggested actions, visit

J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School Tour — Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. at the school, 2335 Redondo Ave., SLC. For parents of prospective students from 2 years old to eighth grade for the 2019-2020 school year. For information, email Maggie Kearns, Admissions,

Our Lady of Lourdes School Open House — Wednesday, Jan. 16, 5-7 p.m. at the school, 1065 East 700 South, SLC. Meet teachers and administrators, tour the school and learn more about the academics, diversity and community.

Mass for the Unborn and Ceremony of Light — Thursday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. All are invited to join Bishop Oscar A. Solis at the celebration.

Diocesan Bilingual Pro-life Rosary — Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 275 U St., SLC.

Rosary and Holy Hour — Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m. at the Carmelite monastery, 5714 Holladay Blvd., SLC. All are invited to join the Knights of Columbus Council #5214 and the Carmelite nuns to praise God, honor His Mother and pray for the Holy Catholic Church.

Vocations Night — Thursday, Jan. 24, 7-9 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 65 East 500 North, Orem. Teenagers and young adults will hear vocation stories from clergy and members of religious orders and laity. They also will have the opportunity to meet individually with the presenters. Free; all are welcome.  

March For Life Utah — Saturday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol. Speakers include Angela Forker, Lindsey Tafengatoto, Hilarie Petersen, and M.C. Rod Arquette. The Utah Knights of Columbus are inviting all local Catholic laity, priests and religious to join them, along with members of the Pro-Life Utah coalition.

Respect for the Dignity of Life Day workshops — Saturday, Jan. 26 at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. Cost: $20. Register at

Ladies Luncheon — Saturday, Jan. 26 at St. Olaf Parish, 1800 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful, for the Saint Olaf Council of Women. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch is served at noon. Tickets: $12 pre-sale; $15 at the door. Contact Tammy Tonnesen to reserve tickets, 801-652-9199.  

The Madeleine Choir School Open House — Sunday, Jan. 27, 1-3 p.m. at the school, 205 E. First Ave., SLC. Hear from current students and alumni, and talk one-on-one with faculty, staff and parents. For information, call 801-323-9850 ext. 103 or email

St. Joseph Catholic Schools Open Houses — Sunday, Jan. 27. Meet teachers and administrators, tour the campus and learn more about the St. Joseph School community. St. Joseph Elementary School, 2980 Quincy Ave., Ogden, noon – 1:30 p.m.; St. Joseph Catholic High School, 1790 Lake St., Ogden, 2-4 p.m.  

Our Lady of Lourdes School Open House — Sunday, Jan. 27, noon-2 p.m. at the school, 1065 East 700 South, SLC.  Meet teachers and administrators, tour the school and learn more about the academics, diversity and community.

Free Throw Championship — sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Sunday, Jan. 27 in the St. James the Just Parish gymnasium, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Registration starts at noon; championship starts at 1 p.m..; for all boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Free admission and free eats; bring the entire family. Contact Rich Atkins at 801-605-0739 or for information.

Volunteer Organist needed — for St. Joseph Villa Chapel. One hour a week on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for Holy Hour. Must be familiar with “O Salutaris Hostia,” “Tantum Ergo” and “Holy God We Praise Thy Name.” Call Father David Trujillo, 385-775-5272.

Annual Men’s Retreat — sponsored by St. Mary Catholic Church, in West Haven, under the direction of Father Gustavo Vidal. Aug. 9-11, 2019 at its annual site in Bloomington, Idaho. The bilingual Spanish/English retreat, open to all men in the Diocese of Salt Lake City, will be based on the “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues” study book by Bishop Robert Barron. For information, visit Cost: $50; includes lodging, food and materials. Registration is limited to 50 men. For information, contact Jose Badillo, 956-283-6703, or email the registration form to him at:

Families of the Immaculata — at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4090 South 3900 West, West Haven, meets every First Sunday of the month immediately after the 11:30 a.m. Mass until 2 p.m. For information, call 801-621-7961.

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