Around the Diocese

Friday, Jul. 07, 2017

World Refugee Day — Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Liberty Park, 600 East 1300 South, SLC. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Jackie Rader at 801-618-5096 or

Christmas in July Sale — Saturday, July 15, 1-7 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The St. Rose Sewing Angels will host a craft and bake sale in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church’s social hall, 210 S. Chapel St., Layton. Open to the public.

Summer Festival — Saturday, July 15, noon-9 p.m.; Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 715 West 300 North, SLC. For information, contact the parish office, 801-364-2019.

Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel — Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m. at the Carmelite Monastery, 5714 Holladay Blvd., SLC. All are invited.

Women’s Cursillo Retreat — Thursday, July 20 until Sunday, July 23 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1385 E. Spring Lane, SLC. For information, contact Rita Stelmach at 801-647-0143.

Dinner and Game Nights — Friday, July 21 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Sandy. Cost: $14. Doors open and dinner served at 6 p.m. For information, contact Larry Page, or 801-949-7272.

49ers Club Picnic — Sunday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. Sugar House Park’s Lake Side Pavilion. Cost: $11; the breakfast is catered, but bring your own tablecloth. RSVP to Beverly, 801-359-4569; or Esther, 801-864-0505. The 49er’s Club of St. Ambrose Parish is a social club that raises proceeds to benefit local Catholic charities. Yearly membership is $15.

Annual Men’s Retreat — Aug. 11-13 in Bloomington, Idaho. This retreat, which will be bilingual English/Spanish, is open to all men in the Diocese of Salt Lake City. For information and to register, visit Cost: $50, includes lodging, food, and materials.      

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary — Tuesday, Aug. 15, is a holy day of obligation. Check your parish for Mass times.

Healing Retreat — Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, SLC. Suggested donation of $12. For information, contact Ildiko Haycock, 801-272-9256 or To register, visitw

Catholic Day at Lagoon — Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 602 will be Sunday, Aug. 20. Activities begin at 11 a.m.; Mass will be at noon. Obtain discount tickets the day of the event by mentioning at the ticket window that you are there for Catholic Day.

Car Show Fundraiser and Art Auction — Saturday, Aug. 26 starting 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kearns-Saint Ann Catholic School, 430 East 2100 South, SLC. $10 for early registration for cars and bikes; $25 for admission on the day of the event; $5 for veterans. Proceeds benefit Kearns-Saint Ann’s School. To register, visit

Autumn Harvest Benefit — for Holy Cross Ministries. Saturday, Aug. 26, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Dejoria Center, 970 UT-32, Kamas. For tickets, visit

Bishop’s Dinner — The annual fundraising dinner to benefit the Cathedral of the Madeleine will be Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Grand America Hotel, 555 Main St., SLC. Outdoor reception starts at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. The featured speaker will be Bishop Oscar A. Solis. For reservations, contact Trish Wesson, or 801-328-8941 ext. 108.     

Charismatic Catholic Renewal Jubilee — Friday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. when Bishop Oscar A. Solis will preside at a special Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. 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 Sept. 23 annual diocesan Pastoral Congress.

Accepting Applications — J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, 2335 Redondo Ave., SLC, is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. For information or to schedule a tour, call Maggie Kearns, 801-486-3197, ext. 424.  

Open Enrollment — at Juan Diego CHS, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. To schedule a tour, contact Kirsten Jansen, or 801-984-7661.

School Enrollment — Blessed Sacrament School, 1745 East 9800 South, Sandy, a National School of Character serving 3-year-old preschool through grade 8, is enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year. To schedule a campus tour, call Emily Hargis 801-572-5311.

Bell Choir — The bell choir of the Saint Ann Catholic Church, 450 East 2100 South, SLC, is looking for new members. No previous experience is necessary, but the ability to read music is helpful. For information, call 801-403-7968.

Perpetual Adoration — The Adoration Chapel at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 506 24th St., Ogden, is available 24 hours a day for those who wish to pray. For information, call Jesse Ricardez, 801-564-7356; or Joan Opheikens, 801-866-2481.

CCS St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen — is seeking donations to pay for waste disposal; each dumpster dump $65. Send tax-deductible donations to CCS, 437 West 200 South, SLC, UT 84101. Make the check or money order out to Catholic Community Services; memo: Waste Disposal by Republic Services.

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