Around the Diocese

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

Rosary and Holy Hour — Sunday, Nov. 17, 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.

St. Cecilia’s Day Concert — Sunday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC; presented by the Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine featuring the Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School. Free and open to the public, but passes are required. Early access to passes for this concert and other performances, including the Christmas Carol Services on Dec. 16 and 17, may be obtained by making a donation to the school’s ‘Friends Annual Fund.’ For passes, visit

“Footloose, the Musical” — Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, 7 p.m.; Sunday Nov. 24, 2 p.m. at Juan Diego CHS, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. Adults $8, students $5; Skaggs Catholic Center students, faculty/staff and alumni free with ID. Advance tickets available at 801- 984-7650,

STEM Night — for children grades K-8; hosted by Judge Memorial CHS’ Judgement Call Robotics. Friday, Nov. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the school, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. Kids can be dropped off beginning at 5 p.m. The evening will include age-appropriate activities and dinner. Cost: $25 per child. To register, visit For information, email

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. Hosted by the Blessed Sacrament Council of Catholic Women. For information, contact Margaret Morley, 239-351-8882 or

Vocations Awareness Night — Monday, Nov. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven. Presenters from the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Daughters of Charity, and diocesan priests and deacons. All are welcome. For information, call 801-621-7961.

Pastoral Center Closed — The Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will reopen Monday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m.

Mass at Our Lady of the Snows — The celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays will resume at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel in Alta on Sunday, Dec. 1 and will continue through the end of April.  Mass is at 5 p.m. The chapel is located directly across from the Alta Lodge.  Mass on Christmas and Easter will be at 10 a.m.

Msgr. Benvegnu Lecture — Monday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. “Saints Were People Too” at St. Vincent Parish Church, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. Fr. John Norman, pastor, will examine the lives of a number of saints to gain insight into each of their faith responses regarding vocation and discernment. Free and open to the public.

 First Friday Mass and Rosary — Hosted by the Catholic Woman’s League. Friday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. Followed by a catered breakfast in the Benvegnu Center. Cost: $12.20. To participate in the group’s annual cookie exchange, bring two dozen of your favorite cookies. RSVP to Diane, 801-580-0169 or email

The Nutcracker” — Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Juan Diego CHS, 11800 South 300 East, Draper. Performed by Utah Artists School of Ballet. Tickets $12 adults; $8 children, seniors and students. Purchase tickets at JDCHS, Utah Artists School of Ballet, 9333 South 1300 East or online at utahartistschoolof

Diocesan Advent Retreat — Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. John the Baptist Parish, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. English session 9-11 a.m.; check-in/registration 8:30 a.m. Presentation: “Following Mary’s Footsteps in Advent” by Rev. Joshua Santos, chaplain, St. Jerome Newman Center, Logan. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will celebrate Mass at 11:30 a.m. The Spanish session will be 12:45-3:15 p.m.; check-in/registration 11 a.m. Presentation: “La Virgen María nos conduce al Adviento” by Rev. Javier Virgen, pastor, St. Joseph the Worker, West Jordan. Early-bird registration by Monday, Nov. 25 is $5; registration at the door is $8. For information and to register, call the Office of Worship, 801-328-8641 ext. 357 or the Office of Hispanic Ministries, 801-328-8641 ext. 332, 338 or 361.

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary — this year is transferred to Monday, Dec. 9 because Dec. 8 is the Second Sunday of Advent. The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer. The optional memorial of St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, Dec. 9, is omitted this year.

St. Ann Parish Bell Choir Concert — Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 500 East 2100 South, SLC. Free; everyone welcome.

Brass and Organ Christmas Concert — Sunday Dec. 15, 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple. Featuring the brass section of the Utah Symphony Orchestra and cathedral organist Gabriele Terrone. Free and open to the public.

Pastoral Center Closed — The Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will be closed Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 24-26, for the Christmas holiday. It will reopen Friday, Dec. 27, at 8:30 a.m.

Pastoral Center Closed — The Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will be closed Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 31-Jan. 2, for the New Year’s holiday. It will reopen Friday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 a.m.

Adoration — every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. Participants will pray the Rosary of the Unborn, Chaplet of the Unborn and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  

Parish Games Night — every Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Mission, 5 South 100 West, Heber. The price for games and food is $15. All profits go to support the building fund for the new church

Christmas Trees/Greenery — The St. James Knights of Columbus Council is taking orders for Christmas trees and greenery until Nov. 17. Contact Mike Sweetland, or 402-763-7112.

Volunteers Needed — Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) is in need of volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall. Each day, 80 volunteers are needed to serve 1,200 warm meals. Contact Monica Rich at or 801-428-1366.

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 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

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