Around the Diocese

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

Eccles Organ Festival — Sunday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Benjamin Sheen, associate organist at St. Thomas Church, New York City, will perform. Free; open to the public.

Kickoff for New Men’s Group — Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish’s Benvegnu Center, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. This is a kickoff for Men Alive in the Spirit, a new organization that will minister to men by concentrating on their deepest daily concerns. It will begin with a series of seven discussions of what it means to be a husband and father. All men are invited.

Pastoral Musicians Workshop —Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – noon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper, sponsored by the diocesan Office of Liturgy.  Chris Huntzinger, director of liturgy and music at St. Ambrose Parish, will present “Formed by Love, a reflection on how liturgical music inspires and teaches.” Cost: $15. Pre-registration required by Oct. 14. For information or to register, call Teranie in the Office of Worship, 801-328-8641, ext. 357.

Catechist Faith Formation Certification Training — beginning Saturday, Oct. 19, 9-11 a.m. at the diocesan Pastoral Center, 27 C St., SLC. For those who are discerning a call to teach religious faith formation/Sunday school as well for those catechists who still need certification. This program helps beginners with how to start in the classroom, learning and sharing ideas from other catechists. Online class begins Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. For information or to register, contact Nelda Troyer at 801-774-9817 or troyerr@comcast.net.

Holy Hour for Life — Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 506 24th St., Ogden. Bilingual. Come join us for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, praying the rosary and benediction, as we pray for an end to abortion, capital punishment, physician-assisted suicide, and for a greater reverence for the Gospel of Life.

Catholics Can Mass — Sunday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC, celebrated by Bishop Oscar A. Solis. This annual Mass celebrates the many gifts and contributions made by people with disabilities in the diocese. Sponsored by the diocesan Commission for People with Disabilities. For information or to request accommodations, contact Dolores Lopez, 801-328-8641, ext. 333.

Rosary and Holy Hour — Sunday, Oct. 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 our Holy Catholic Church. To celebrate the first anniversary of this Holy Hour, there will be drinks and a snack afterwards.

Eccles Organ Festival — Sunday, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Featuring Andrew Fellows performing works by Bach and Widor. Free and open to the public.

Juan Diego CHS Open House — Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. at the school, 300 East 11800 South, Draper.

Festival of Faith 2019 — Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. Featuring choirs from Cottonwood Presbyterian, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & Schools and Hilltop United Methodist. Free and open to the public Accepting donations of non-perishable food items. For information, contact Cameron Brownell, cameronbrownell@skaggscatholiccenter.

Eccles Organ Festival — Sunday, Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Featuring Ruth Eldredge performing works by Bach, Howells and Mendelssohn. Free and open to the public.

Holy Day of Obligation — Friday, Nov. 1 for the Solemnity of All Saints. Check your parish for Mass times.

Blood Drive — Friday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the St. James the Just Catholic Church parking lot, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 9849. Contact Al Hollywood, 831-582-1848 or alfredhollywood@gmail.com to schedule a donation slot; there is no online registration.

Boutique & Food Fest — Nov. 1-3; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. James the Just Catholic Church, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Silent auction and more than 80 vendor booths. Free and open to the public.

Eccles Organ Festival — Sunday, Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Seth Bott to perform. Free and open to the public.

Msgr. Benvegnu Lecture — Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. at St. Vincent Parish Church, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. St. Vincent de Paul parishioner Jason Caywood will present “Living Family Life in a Chaotic Age,” some simple and practical ways to invest in our families and deepen our Christian faith.

J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School Tour — Thursday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. at the school, 2335 Redondo Ave., SLC. For parents of prospective students age 2 to 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. For information, email Maggie Kearns, mkearns@cosgriff.org.

Jon Leonetti Speaking Event— Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 South 2300 East, SLC. 9 a.m. Mass; 9:45 a.m. – noon speaking event. $20 per person. Sponsored by Catholic Utah. Sign up at CatholicUtah.org; for information, email CatholicUtah@gmail.com.

 Faith & Film Night — Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. Msgr. Fitzgerald Conference Room, Chancery Building, 303 E. South Temple, SLC. “Lindy Lou – Juror Number 2.” Sponsored by the Office of Life, Justice & Peace. Discussion will follow. Free.

Taize Prayer — Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. All ages are welcome to join in this hour of music, candlelight and reflection. Admission is free.

32nd Annual Holiday Blessings Boutique — Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School, 1745 East 9800 South, Sandy. Sixty booths of quality handcrafted items, food, fun, raffle; event hosted by Blessed Sacrament Council of Catholic Women.  For information, contact Margaret Morley at (239) 351-8882 or email to marm119223@gmail.com.

Commission for People with Disabilities — The commission is seeking interested people to serve. Consider nominating yourself or someone to the diocesan Commission for People with Disabilities. The commission meets monthly to implement the Diocese Master Plan to include all Catholics with disabilities in the faith life of the diocese and parishes. To be considered, contact your pastor.

Scout Religious Emblems — Now is the time to begin working on your Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Scouts BSA religious emblems. The Diocese of Salt Lake City hosts an awards ceremony each year in January or February at the Cathedral of the Madeleine with Bishop Oscar Solis. For information, contact Junee Castro, junuee.castro@dioslc.org, 801-328-8641, ext. 313, or Joe Bouley, balijo@aol.com, 801-309-9149.

Assistive Listening Devices — Up to 20 percent of all people have some degree of hearing loss. The Diocese of SLC Commission for People with Disabilities assists parishes with the purchase of assistive listening devices so that everyone can hear and understand what is spoken at Mass. For information, contact Jeff Allen at jjallen@xmission.com.

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