Around the Diocese

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Vocation Awareness Night — Monday, Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven. Speakers will include members of various religious orders and a diocesan priest. For those interested in learning about vocations to the priesthood or consecrated life. For information, call 801-621-7961 or visit       

Pastoral Center Closed — The Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will be closed at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Pastoral Center will reopen Monday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Free Concert — Friday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. at Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, Holladay. Scott Larrabee will conclude his four-part Scott Joplin concert series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Scott Joplin. Narrated by Michael Allen Gray. All are welcome. Family friendly. A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Sr. Angela’s Assistance Program for the Poor.

Mass at Alta — Weekly Mass begins at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel in Alta on Sunday, Nov. 26 and will continue 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.

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

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

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. 322 or the Office of Hispanic Ministries, 801-328-8641 ext. 361 or 332.

First Sunday of Advent — is Sunday, Dec. 3. Check your parish for Mass times.

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.

Holy Day of Obligation — Friday, Dec. 8, for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Check your parish for Mass times.

Candlelit Rosary — Friday, Dec. 8, 6:15 p.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 1793 Orchard Drive, Bountiful. A musical candlelit rosary with reflections by Deacon Scott Dodge.

Winter Music Concert — Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. in the Judge Memorial CHS auditorium, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. Performances by the Judge Memorial Dance Company, which includes junior and senior student performers. Tickets: $5/person; available at the door 30 minutes before the performance.

Book Fair — Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Shops at South Town Barnes and Noble, 10180 S. State St., Sandy. A percentage of purchases will benefit the Skaggs Catholic Center school libraries. Or visit BN.COM/bookfairs from Dec. 19 to Dec. 14 and enter Bookfair ID #12225215 at checkout.

Interfaith Concert — Sunday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 1793 Orchard Drive, Bountiful. With members of Good Shepherd Lutheran, Church of the Resurrection, Lamb of God Chorus, St. Olaf Parish, Bountiful LDS Stakes, and Bountiful Community Church.

Msgr. Benvegnu Lecture — Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. Marie Mischel, editor of the Intermountain Catholic, will present “Correcting Catholic History.” Free and open to the public.

Planning Your Calendar? — Msgr. Colin Fr. Bircumshaw, vicar general, reminds all pastors, deacons, principals, religious and laity charged with creating calendars for their parish, school or Catholic organization that in keeping with a longstanding policy, no local events should be scheduled to conflict with the annual diocesan Advent retreat, which is scheduled for Dec. 2; and the annual Lenten retreat, which is scheduled for March 3, 2018.

Help Needed — Saint Joseph’s Villa, 451 Bishop Federal Lane, SLC, is in need of volunteers and liturgical musicians (volunteers) for the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, particularly on the second and fourth week of each month. Volunteers help residents to and from their rooms to attend Mass. Ushers, lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist also are needed. For information, contact Fr. David Trujillo, 801-487-7557 ext: 3033.

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