Around the Diocese

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

“Remembered Light” — The McDonald Memorial Peace Windows Project: From Rubble to Stained-Glass is now open through Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Walker Center,  175 S. Main St., SLC. The exhibition of 25 windows and other glass art pieces was inspired by World War II veteran Fred McDonald. Open Tuesdays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; free admittance.

Tenth Anniversary Celebration — Sunday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 East 5550 South, Ogden. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will officiate the Mass. Reception to follow. Everyone is invited.

Monsignor Benvegnu Lecture — Monday Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at Saint Vincent de Paul Parish Holy Family Hall, 1375 Spring Lane, SLC. Fr. John E. Norman, pastor of the parish, will present “Improving Our Prayer at Mass.” Free and open to the public. 

Jason Evert Presentation — Jason Evert, co-founder of Chastity Project, will present “Love or Lust? Why Save Sex for Marriage?” Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 9800 South 1700 East, Sandy. Free and open to the public; suitable for students in seventh grade and up. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children.

49ers Halloween Social — and costume party. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m. at St. Ambrose Parish’s social hall, 1975 South 2300 East, SLC. Lunch at 2 p.m. Cost: $13. Send reservations with check to Maxine Giovacchini, 2415 S. Kensington Ave. For information, call Rosalie Mirabelli, 801-485-4548, or Maxine Giovacchini, 801-582-2282.

World Youth Day Fundraiser — Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at California Pizza Kitchen, 156 South 400 West, SLC. A portion of the purchase price will be donated to the diocese to help defray costs of youth attending the 2019 World Youth Day.

Schools Open House — Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist Elementary and Juan Diego Catholic High School, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. Visit for information.

Admissions Open House — Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Families of prospective students from 18-month day care through eighth grade are invited for a walk-in tour of Blessed Sacrament School. 1745 East 9800 South, Sandy. For information, email or call 801-572-5311.

Fundraiser Deadline — Friday, Oct. 26, for the Sherwood Farms greenery sale to benefit St. Joseph CHS. Visit

St. Joseph Villa Volunteer Fall Luncheon — Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Ambrose Parish’s social center, 1975 South 2300 East, SLC. Social hour at 11:30 a.m.; lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $25; contact Maxine Giovacchini at 801-582-2282, or stop by the Villa’s gift shop. All the proceeds benefit the residents of St. Joseph Villa.

Halloween Dinner & Dance — Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Patrick Parish’s social hall, 1058 West 400 South, SLC. Dinner: 6 p.m.; dance: 7:30 p.m. Admission $15. Live band music by James Romero y Los Amigos. Italian entrée. Prizes for best costumes. No outside alcohol allowed.

Not Quite Halloween Fundraiser — Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish, 3015 E. Creek Road, Sandy. Features a concert by Melinda Kirgin-Voss, a sit-down dinner, dancing, live auction, and a costume contest. Tickets: $70 per person. For reservations or information, contact Ray Bachiller, 801-430-8762 or

Steak Fry — Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Olaf Parish’s McNamara Center, 1800 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful. Veggie option available. $25 plus $10 kid’s meal (burgers, hot dogs, root beer float).For tickets, contact Ray Salazar, 801-599-1656 or

70th Jubilee Celebration — Sunday, Oct. 28 for Paula Wellnitz’s time as a religious sister at Mission San Rafael, 1716 S. Highway 10, Huntington. The noon Mass will be followed by a potluck.

CCS Humanitarian Awards Dinner — Monday, Oct. 29, Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., SLC. Social hour 6 p.m.; dinner 7 to 9 p.m. RSVP to Andrew Robinson, 801-428-1231 or

Holy Day of Obligation — Thursday, Nov. 1, for the Solemnity of All Saints. Check your parish for Mass times.

Hesburgh Lecture — Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. St Catherine’s Newman Center, 170 University St., SLC. “Science and Religion: Beyond the Myth of Eternal Warfare” by Dr. Matthew Ashley of the University of Notre Dame.

Boutique and Food Fest — at St. James the Just Parish, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Nov. 2-4; hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 80 vendor booths; more than 300 silent auction baskets. Free and open to the public.

Pastoral Plan — The Pastoral Plan is available in English and Spanish. Pastors may pick up printed copies at the Pastoral Center, 27 C St., SLC. Download or read the report on the diocesan website (the PDF with the plan is available in English and Spanish).

Implementation of Misal Romano, Tercera Editión — The Misal Romano, tercera edición, uses the Missal from Mexico as its base text, while incorporating adaptations approved by the U.S. bishops, including the saints’ days of the U.S. calendar. This new Misal has an arrangement that is similar to the English version of the Missal, making it more user-friendly for priests. The new book also includes Masses for feast days from various Spanish-speaking countries. The Misal Romano has been available for purchase since May 1 from three publishers: Catholic Book Publishing, Liturgical Press, and Magnificat. The book will be mandatory for Masses celebrated in Spanish in the U.S. starting on the first Sunday of Advent (Dec. 2).

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