Around the Diocese

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Pastoral Center Closed — For the Christmas holiday, the Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will be closed Dec. 24-26. It will reopen Dec. 27 at 8:30 a.m. Merry Christmas!

Pastoral Center Closed — For the New Year’s holiday, the Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2. It will reopen Jan. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Happy New Year!

Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God — Tuesday, Jan. 1 is not a holy day of obligation. In the Diocese of Salt Lake City, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, has been abrogated.

Epiphany Concert — Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m. heArt Music Ensemble will present a free Epiphany concert at Sacred Heart Parish, 946 South 200 East, SLC.

The Madeleine Choir School Admission Tour — Thursday, Jan. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at The Madeleine Choir School, 205 E. First Ave., SLC. For information, call 801-323-9850 ext. 103 or email to schedule a personal tour of our campus.

Eccles Organ Festival — Sunday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, with Gabriele Terrone and the Madeleine Brass Ensemble. The performance will include the world premiere of “Preludio, Cantilena e Finale” by Fabrizio Callai, a commission of the Eccles Organ Festival to celebrate its silver anniversary. Free; open to the public.

Monsignor Benvegnu Lecture — Monday Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 Spring Lane, SLC. Fr. John E. Norman, pastor, will present “A Catholic Response to the Death Penalty.” Free and open to the public.

Mass for the Unborn and Ceremony of Light — Thursday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. All are invited to join Bishop Oscar A. Solis at the celebration.

“Try prayer! It works!” Contest — Family Rosary’s 2019 “try prayer! It works!” contest encourages children to express their beliefs through art, poetry, prose and a new category this year: video. The competition is open to students in grades K-12 enrolled in a Catholic school, religious education program, parish or other organization, including home school. This year’s theme is “Mary, Mother of the Church.” For information or an application, visit Entry deadline is Feb. 20. For information, call 1-800-299-7729.

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