Around the Diocese

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

How to Help the Church — Holy Cross Associates are sponsoring a discussion on how Catholics can find ways to help the Church through the crises in abuse and leadership being experienced today. Share your thoughts Monday, Feb. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 1505 White Pine Canyon Road, Park City. For information, contact Sr. Mary Ann Pajakowski, or 801-261-3440 ext. 235.

Chamber Night — Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. at the Judge Memorial CHS music room, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. This recital-style musical performance is free.

Judge Memorial CHS Open House — Tuesday, Feb. 26, 9-11 a.m. at the school, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. All are welcome. For information, contact Director of Admissions Tim Gardner,, 801-517-2129.

Judge Memorial presents “Middletown”— Feb. 28, March 1-2, 7-9 p.m. at the school, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. Price: $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors. Tickets available at the door.

Human Trafficking 101 — Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. The Respect For Life committee at St. Thomas More Parish will present a talk on human trafficking by West Jordan Police Officer Burdette Shumway at the parish’s Meyer Hall, 3015 E. Creek Road, Sandy. Free, open to the public.

Kelly Colangelo Talk Cancelled — The talk scheduled for Friday, March 1, 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church has been cancelled.

First Friday Mass — sponsored by the Catholic Woman’s League. March 1 at St. Ambrose Parish, 1975 South 2300 East, SLC. Beginning with rosary at 10 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. Reservations required for lunch. RSVP to Diane, 801-580-0169 or

Parish Game Night — Friday, March 1, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 65 East 500 North, Orem. $14. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m.

Retrouvaille Weekend — Friday-Sunday, March 1-3. Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated or angry in their marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the program, call 801-450-4965, email or visit

From the Heart Auction — to benefit St. Francis Xavier School. Saturday, March 2, 5-7 p.m. at the school, 4501 West 5215 South, Kearns. Social hour 5:30 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. $40 per person, $75 per couple. The school is accepting donations for the silent auction. For information, contact Lisa Rose, 801-966-1571 ext. 118 or

Special Olympics Fundraiser Dinner — Saturday, March 2, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 E. Redondo Ave. SLC. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Assembly 2636. Social hour at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Catered by Sugarhouse Barbeque. $25/person. For tickets contact Dick Hall, 801-891-9792. Raffles, auctions and fun.

Scout Saturday —  Saturday, March 2, 2-3 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will preside. Utah Scouts, along with adult scout volunteers, will receive their earned religious emblems. Reception to follow. Open to the public.  

Mardi Gras Casino Night — Saturday, March 2 at St. James the Just Catholic Church, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Dinner 6 p.m.; casino-style games 7 p.m.; opportunity drawing 10:30 p.m. Dinner catered by Lost Texan BBQ. Tickets, $35, available after Mass or during office hours. 21+ only.

Monsignor Benvegnu Lecture — Monday, March 4, 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 Spring Lane, SLC. Msgr. M. Francis Mannion, pastor emeritus, will present “Cats in Heaven: Yes Or No?” Free and open to the public.

Ash Wednesday — Lent begins Wednesday, March 6. Check your local parish for Mass times.

Skaggs Catholic Center Open House — Thursday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the campus, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. Juan Diego Catholic Schools offer a complete K-12 campus. For information, call 801-984-7661.

Men’s Lenten Weekend Retreat — Friday-Sunday, March 8-10 at the Diocese of Salt Lake City’s retreat house, 2610 Aspens Springs, Park City. Sponsored by St. Mary of the Assumption Parish men’s group. Fr. Christopher Gray will be the retreat’s spiritual director. To register or for information, call Frank Lesar, 435-655-5782.  

Lenten Retreat — Friday-Saturday, March 8-9 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven. Hosted by the Militia of the Immaculata Villages, the retreat will include the parish Lenten prayer services on Friday and Day of Reflection with Father Alan Benander, O. Praem. and others on Saturday. $15 suggested donation. For information or to register, visit or call 801-898-3821.

Diocesan Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion — Saturday, March 9 at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. The rite for the Wasatch Deanery will be at 10:30 a.m.; the rite for the Eastern, Northern and Southwestern deaneries will be at 1:30 p.m.

Parish Game Night — Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish’s social hall, 670 South 1100 East, SLC. Cost is $15. Parish games, dinner $5. There will be parish games with great prizes.

Parish Dinner/Game Night — Saturday, March 9 for Immaculate Conception Parish at the Lions Club, 320 Hillcrest St., Copperton. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m.

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