Around the Diocese

Friday, Sep. 17, 2021

Forty Days for Life — The 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful activism with the purpose of bringing an end to abortion will begin Sept. 22. For information or to sign up, visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/. Local Catholics are invited to peacefully pray in the public right-of-way outside the St. George Planned Parenthood and to help spread the word about this community outreach. For information or to volunteer, contact James Snow at 801-574-6429 or uplac200@yahoo.com or sign up online at www.40daysforlife.com/st.george.

Ignatian Retreat — 30-week Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius presented by Catherine Morgan Ph.D. will begin Thursday, Sept. 23. Weekly group meeting via Zoom, structured daily private prayer and an experienced companion joins with each retreatant to provide guidance. Cost: $20/session, plus $60 for books and materials. For information, contact Cathie Morgan, 405-255-9598 or cmorganphd@zingway.com.

Our Lady of Lourdes Spaghetti Dinner — Sunday, Sept. 26, 1-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2840 South 9000 West, Magna. Takeout begins at 11 a.m. - cost $13. Dine in 1-7 p.m. Adult $15; 65+ $12 (ID required); kids (12 and under) $8. Outdoor beverage garden (ID required). Take out preorders available; visit ololspaghettidinnermagna.com.

Life Chain — Sunday, Sept. 26, 1-2 p.m.; 10600 S. State St., Sandy. This is a peaceful, prayerful, public witness for unborn life. Signs will be provided.

Conference on Saint Therese of Lisieux — Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 1 presented by Fr. Thomas Reeves, OCD, at the Carmelite monastery, 5714 E. Holladay Blvd., SLC.  Conferences will be at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. All are welcome.

Diocesan Red Mass — Friday, Oct. 8, noon at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. All are invited.

Intercultural Marian Celebration — Saturday, Oct. 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 506 24th St., Ogden. Procession at 3 p.m.; Mass at 5 p.m. All are invited.

Eccles Organ Festival Recital — Sunday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E.  South Temple, SLC.  Benjamin LaPrairie, organist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Live in-person audience (until cathedral capacity is reached) and livestreamed on the festival’s YouTube channel.

Safe Environment Information Workshop — for local safe environment coordinators and directors of religious education/faith formation. Friday, Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to noon. Limited to 25 people. For information and to register, visit https://www.dioslc.org/offices/office-of-safe-environment.

Mass in Honor of Mary — Saturday, 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will celebrate Mass in honor of the Blessed Mother; he will acknowledge the Legion of Mary, which is celebrating its centennial.

Vaccine Event Request Form — The Utah Department of Health is offering mobile vaccine clinics anywhere in the state.  If you are interested in bringing a mobile vaccine event to your parish or school, visit https://tinyurl.com/5edatecx to get on the schedule.

Volunteers Needed — The St. Vincent Homeless Center in Salt Lake City is in need of volunteers for multiple shifts. All safety protocols have been put into place. For information, visit https://ccsutah.volunteerhub.com/  or contact Monica Rich mrich@ccsutah.org to schedule a volunteer opportunity at the Weigand Day Center or St. Vincent Dining Hall.

Volunteers Needed — Those wishing to volunteer with Catholic Community Services in the Ogden area may assist in the warehouse, sorting donated food items, tracking inventory, and assembling boxes and bags of food for clients. For information or to sign up, visit www.ccsutah.org/volunteer or contact Rachel Martin at rmartin@ccsutah.org.

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