Around the Diocese

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

School Tour — Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. Parents of prospective students from 2-year-olds to 8th-grade students are invited for a drop-in tour of J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, 2335 Redondo Ave., SLC. For information, email Maggie Kearns,  

Thanksgiving Social — for the 49ers Club of St. Ambrose. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at St. Ambrose Church’s social hall, 1975 South 2300 East, SLC. Bring raffle items for fundraising activities. For information, call Rosalie Mirabelli 801-485-4548; for reservations, call Maxine Giovacchini 801-582-2282, or Nancy Dean 801-573-3832. 
Taize Prayer — Friday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. Free; all are welcome.

The Robber Bridegroom — presented by Judge Memorial CHS, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. Tickets are $10/pp, $5 students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased 40 minutes before the show at the JMCHS auditorium. 

Family Game Night — Friday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament parish center. This month’s theme is Thanksgiving; the prize for the 12th game will be a 20-pound turkey, donated by Snyder Bros. Meats. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the dinner; games begin at 6:30 p.m. Adults: $14, 12 and under: $10; family pass (two adults and up to five kids): $50.

Round up Gala & Auction — for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. Saturday, Nov. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Parish’s Holy Family Hall, 1375 East Spring Lane, SLC. Includes dinner, drinks, and silent and live auctions.  Price $40/pp, $75/couple; $500 for Lancer Patron Table. For details, visit

Holiday Blessings Boutique — Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School, 1745 East 9800 South, Sandy. 60 booths with handcrafted items as well as food and raffle prizes. For information, contact Kim Matus, 801-867-5759 or 

Blood Drive — Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the education building at Holy Family Catholic Church, 100 East 5550 South, South Ogden. To schedule an appointment or for information, visit www.redcrossblood or contact Robert Means at 801-635-7797 or email For donations eligibility, call 866- 236-3276. 

Wine-tasting — Featuring the wines of the Pacific Northwest. Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at HUB801, 3525 Riverdale Road, Ogden. The Uncorked 2017: Purple Rain fundraiser will benefit the students of Saint Joseph Catholic Schools. Tickets: $60 each. For tickets or information, contact Carole Burbridge Layman, 801-393-6051.

Holy Cross Associates Gathering — Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to noon at Holy Cross Ministries. Guest speaker Linda Hilton will help participants increase their understanding of the issue of poverty. The event also includes opportunities for prayer and small-group discussion. Donations to the poor will be gathered. All are invited. For information, contact Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson,, 801-581-3071.   
Vocation Awareness Night — Monday, Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven. Speakers will include members of various religious orders and a diocesan priest. For those interested in learning about vocations to the priesthood or consecrated life. For information, call 801-621-7961 or visit             

Pastoral Center Closed — The Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will be closed from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Pastoral Center will reopen Monday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Mass at Alta — Weekly Mass begins at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel in Alta on Sunday, Nov. 26 and will continue through the ski season. Mass is at 5 p.m. in the chapel, located directly across the street from the Alta Lodge, next to the Shallow Shaft restaurant. Mass on Christmas Day and Easter Day will be at 10 a.m. There will be no Christmas Eve Mass this year. 

Discernment Weekend — Nov. 30 - Dec. 3. The Franciscan Friars of Atonement are hosting a weekend at Graymoor, N.Y., for young men and women seeking to discern their vocations. For information, call 845-424-3671 ext. 2111 or email

Christmas Boutique — Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1 (5-8 p.m.) and Dec. 2 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Sandy. More than 60 vendors/artisans participating. Supports the Ladies of St. Thomas More’s fundraising efforts For information, contact Rita Mohs 770-356-2495 or 

Diocesan Advent Retreat — Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. The English session will be 9-11:30 a.m., followed by a bilingual liturgy at 11:30 a.m..-12:30 p.m. The Spanish session will follow from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The presenter for the English session will be Fr. Joseph Delka, parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Ogden. The presenter for the Spanish session will be Fr. Christopher Gray, parochial vicar of the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Early-bird registration by Nov. 28 is $5; registration at the door is $8. For information or to register, call the Office of Liturgy, at 801-328-8641 ext. 322 or the Office of Hispanic Ministries, 801-328-8641 ext. 361 or 332.

Help Needed — Saint Joseph’s Villa, 451 Bishop Federal Lane, SLC, is in need of volunteers and liturgical musicians (volunteers) for the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, particularly on the second and fourth week of each month. Volunteers help residents to and from their rooms to attend Mass. Ushers, lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist also are needed. For information, contact Fr. David Trujillo, 801-487-7557 ext: 3033.
Play Rescheduled
The Juan Diego Catholic High School Drama Department’s production of “Godspell” has been postponed. New production dates are March 15-18, 2018. As of now, all distributed tickets will be valid for the new dates.
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