Around the Diocese

Friday, Dec. 04, 2020

Coats for Kids Distribution — Sunday, Dec. 6, 2-5 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish, 11835 South 3600 West, Riverton. Due to the pandemic, this year the Knights of Columbus will conduct a drive-through coats distribution. To receive a coat, the child must be present and accompanied by an adult; one coat per child. Enter on 11800 South.

Holy Day of Obligation — The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness of the United States, is a holy day of obligation. The Cathedral of the Madeleine will have a vigil Mass Monday, Dec. 7 at 5:15 p.m. Mass also will be livestreamed on the cathedral’s YouTube channel, cotmtv. Check your parish for Mass times.

Holy Day of Obligation — The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness of the United States, is a holy day of obligation. The Cathedral of the Madeleine will have Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mass also will be livestreamed on the cathedral’s YouTube channel, cotmtv. Check your parish for Mass times.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration —  The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas and Secondary Patroness of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, is Saturday, Dec. 12. The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC, will begin celebrations in Spanish on Friday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. with mariachi. The rosary will be at 9:30 p.m. Mass with Bishop Oscar A. Solis will be at 10 p.m. Because of restrictions in place due to the pandemic, the traditional procession and reception have been canceled.

Our Lady of Guadalupe —  The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas and Secondary Patroness of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, is Saturday, Dec. 12. The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC, will celebrate Mass at 8 a.m. in English. Mass also will be livestreamed on the cathedral’s YouTube channel, cotmtv.

Coats for Kids Distribution — Saturday, Dec. 12, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shop with a Cop event, Walmart Supercenter, 1206 N. Canyon Creek Pkwy., Spanish Fork. Due to the pandemic, this year the Knights of Columbus will conduct a drive-through coats distribution. To receive a coat, the child must be present and accompanied by an adult; one coat per child.

Eccles Organ Festival — Sunday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. The Brass Quintet of the Utah Symphony will join cathedral organist Gabriele Terrone for a program that will feature music by Praetorius, Bach, Gigout and others, and will conclude with the singing of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." Limited seating available on a first-come first-served basis starting at 7:15 p.m. The concert will be livestreamed on the Eccles Festival’s YouTube channel.

Christmas Mass — The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC, will celebrate the Christmas Mass at Night at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24. Social distancing requirements will be observed. The Mass will be livestreamed on the cathedral’s YouTube channel, cotmtv. Check your parish for Mass times.  

Pastoral Center Closed — For the Christmas holiday, the Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will be closed Dec. 24-28. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Pastoral Center Closed — For the New Year’s holiday, the Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 4. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5. We wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Online Advent Retreat — St. Rose of Lima Parish has a bilingual family Advent retreat available online through all of Advent on the parish Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Saint-Rose-of-Lima-Catholic-Church-144767932211425). 

Volunteers Needed — at the Good Samaritan Program from 10 a.m. to noon daily. at the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall, 437 West 200 South, SLC. To sign up, text 801-793-5679.

Summer Faith Opportunity — FOCUS Summer Projects, a 10-week program for college students, offers a paid summer job and faith formation from FOCUS. The program is expanding beyond its two Colorado locations to California, Maine, Michigan and New York. For information, visit https://focusoncampus.org/summer-projects/.

Advent Alms — Catholic Extension’s new “Advent Alms for America” program is seeking 1,000 faith communities to raise $1,000 to donate where such a gift is the equivalent of 10 weeks of Sunday collections. For information, visit the Advent Alms for America page on the Catholic Extension website, http://www.catholicextension.org/advent-alms-across-america.

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