Around the Diocese

Friday, Jul. 19, 2019

Diocesan Patron Saint Celebration — Sunday, July 21, 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple. A bilingual Mass will be celebrated in honor of Mary Magdalene, patron saint of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. A party in the plaza will follow.

Rosary and Holy Hour — Sunday, July 21, 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.

Catholic Lagoon Day — Sunday, July 21 at Lagoon’s Canyon Terrace. Mass at noon, followed by family fun games. Discount single day passports will be available for $50.24 ($46.95 plus tax). Ask for the Catholic Lagoon Day Discount at any ticket window. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 602.

Pioneer Day — Wednesday, July 24. The Pastoral Center will be closed for the state holiday. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 25.

Women’s Cursillo Weekend — Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish’s Benvegnu Center, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. Clausura July 28. For information, contact Art Romo, 801-834-5951 or, or Rita Stelmach, 801-647-0143 or

Social Action Summer Institute — “Two Feet, One Voice: Building a Home for All.” July 25-28 at the University of Utah. The cost is $335 for the four-day institute or $75 for the July 28 workshop day. For information, contact Jean Hill by email at

Parish Games Night — Friday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Scanlan Hall in the basement of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, SLC. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 602.

Farewell for Fr. Richtsteig — A farewell reception for Fr. Erik Richtsteig will be held Saturday, July 27, following the 5 p.m. Mass at St. James the Just Catholic Church, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden.

Farewell for Fr. Picos — A farewell reception for Fr. Oscar Martin Picos will be held Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m. at St. George Catholic Church, 259 West 200 North, St. George.

Farewell for Fr. Santos — A farewell reception for Fr. Joshua Santos will be held Sunday, July 28, after the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 South 2300 East, SLC.

Centennial Year Carnival — Friday, Aug. 2, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3, 3-10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1058 West 400 South SLC. Ethnic foods, car show, children’s games and prizes, silent auction, live entertainment: belly dancers, live music and dancing. 

Unity Festival — Friday, Aug. 2, 5 -10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2840 S. 9000 W., Magna. Live entertainment, food booths, country store, silent auction, children’s carnival (Saturday only).

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord — Tuesday, Aug. 6. Check your parish for Mass times.

Annual Men’s Retreat — Aug. 9-11, sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Church of West Haven Utah, under the direction of Father Gustavo Vidal, at its annual site in Bloomington, Idaho. The bilingual Spanish/English retreat, open to all men in the Diocese of Salt Lake City, will be based on the “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues” study book by Bishop Robert Barron. For information, visit Cost: $50; includes lodging, food and materials. Registration is limited to 50 men. For information, contact Jose Badillo, 956-283-6703, or email the registration form to him at:

Orientation for New RCIA Coordinators/Team Members — Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chancery Building, 303 E. South Temple, SLC. Designed for those who are new to RCIA or have three years or less experience as a minister. $15 workshop fee includes lunch. Pre-registration required; call the Office of Worship, at 801-328-8641 ext. 357 by Aug. 3

Fr. Iwuoha’s 25th Anniversary Celebration — Sunday, Aug. 11 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 1040 West 400 South, SLC. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will preside at the 11 a.m. Mass. A social will follow. 

Knights of Columbus Council 14399 Golf Tournament — Sunday, Aug. 11 at Wolf Creek Golf Course, 3873 N. Wolf Creek Dr., Eden. 9 a.m. shotgun start; teams must check in no later than 8:30 a.m. $75p/p entry fee includes green fee, cart, luncheon and prizes. Four-person scramble format. Contact Mike McDonough 801-479-6124, Mike McMahon 801-809-8480 or Mike Dannenmueller 801-390-3574. Reservation deadline is Aug. 6.

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

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 with Bishop Oscar Solis. For information, visit   the diocesan website under the Youth & Young Adult Ministry section. For information, contact Junee Castro,, 801-328-8641, ext. 313, or Joe Bouley,, 801-309-9149.

Eucharistic Adoration — at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 East 5550 South, Ogden is Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. For information, call(801-479-1112, or visit

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