Around the Diocese

Friday, May. 18, 2018

Farewell Mass — for Dominican Fr. Dennis Riley. Sunday, May 20, 10:45 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center, 170 University, SLC. A potluck will follow.

School Tour — Tuesday, May 22 9-11 a.m. at Judge Memorial CHS, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. No appointment necessary. For information, contact Tim Gardner, or 801-517-2129.

Fundraiser for Make A Wish Foundation — Tuesday, May 22, 3 p.m. at Smith’s Ballpark, 77 West 1300 South, SLC. The Judge Extreme Kickball “Picnic in the Outfield” fundraiser will be in honor of a Judge Memorial CHS student. Cost: $3/adults or $5/two. Picnic baskets available for purchase. For information, visit

Evening with John Dear — John Dear will speak about his new book: They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change. Wednesday, May 23, beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. For information, contact Catherine Kreuter, or 801-483-2245, or visit

Farewell Celebration — Fr. Denis Reilly will celebrate his final Masses at St. John the Baptist Parish on Saturday, May 26 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at the church, 11800 South 300 East, Draper. A simple reception will follow. All are welcome.

75th Parish Anniversary — for St. Olaf Parish, 276 East 1700 South, Bountiful. Sunday, May 27, the Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., followed by a parish potluck. At 6 p.m. there will be a concert featuring newly composed hymns by local composers. All are invited.

Memorial Day Mass — Monday, May 28, 9 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 275 U St., SLC.

Sister Kathleen Moroney Legal Service Award Luncheon — Thursday, May 31. The VIP reception begins at 11 a.m.; the luncheon begins at noon at the Leonardo Museum, 209 East 500 South, SLC. Tickets can be purchased online at until May 20.

WYD Registration Deadline — May 31 is the registration deadline for the Diocese of Salt Lake City young adult pilgrimage for World Youth Day in Panama Jan. 21-28, 2019. All young adults ages 18 to 39 in the diocese are invited; for information visit under the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries.

Adult Confirmation — Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple.

Ladies of Charity Barbecue — Sunday, June 3, noon to 2 p.m. at St. Olaf Parish’s McNamara Center, 1800 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful. Tickets: $10/person $25/family. Includes meat-lover’s raffle, bake sale and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Center of Hope Food Pantry.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible — Bible study; Wednesdays, June 6 – Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1085 East 700 South, SLC. Cost for materials: $20. For information or to register, contact Blandina,  or 801-792-5180. All are welcome.

Refugee Foster Care Orientation — through Catholic Community Services of Utah, which places unaccompanied refugee minors in foster homes. Thursday, June 7, 6-8 p.m. at CCS, 745 East 300 South, SLC. RSVP to or 801-428-1283. For information, visit

Women’s Retreat — June 8-10 at St. Mary Catholic Church, West Haven, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and ending at noon on Sunday. There will be small-group discussions of 33 Days to Morning Glory, prayer and presentations by Antonella Di Piazza, FKMI, national coordinator for the Militia of the Immaculata. Cost: $45 per person. For information or to register, contact Lucy Marion 801-719-9777 or Gina Medina 801-645-8078 or register online at

Parish Dinner/Game Night — Saturday, June 9, for Immaculate Conception Parish at the Lion’s Club, 320 Hillcrest St., Copperton. Dinner 5:45-6:30 p.m.; games begin at 6:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls — Friday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. at Catholic Community Services of Utah, 745 East 300 South, SLC. Purchase handcrafted bowls, with all proceeds to benefit CCS’ Homeless Service program.

Holy Day of Obligation — Wednesday, Aug. 15 for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Check your parish for Mass times.

Catholics Can Mass — recognizing the contributions of Catholics with disabilities. Sunday, Sept. 9, noon at St. Joseph Parish, 365 S. Main, Monticello. All are welcome.

High School International Host Families Needed — Become a Juan Diego CHS Host Family for the 2018-2019 school year. Monthly stipend is given for hosting. For information, contact Juan Diego CHS International Student Program Director Ken Hoshino 801-984-7631 or

The 8th Annual St. Mary Men’s Retreat — is open to all men in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  The retreat, Aug. 10-12 in Bloomington, Idaho, will focus on the book “7 Secrets of Confession.” It will be bilingual English/Spanish. Small group discussion, presentations and activities. For information and to register, visit Cost: $50, includes lodging, food and materials. For information, contact Mario Rios, 801-390-1319.

Families of the Immaculata — at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4090 South 3900 West, West Haven, meets every first Sunday of the month immediately after the 11:30 a.m. Mass until 2 p.m. For information, call 801-621-7961, or visit

Assistive Listening Devices —Up to 20 percent of all people have some degree of hearing loss. The 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

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