Around the Diocese

Friday, Sep. 03, 2021

Bishop’s Dinner — Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., SLC, to support the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Speaker: The Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn. Social at 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Online registration at, or contact Patricia Wesson, 801-328-8941. ext. 108 or

DCCW Convention — Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 11-12 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. The keynote speaker for this year’s Diocesan Council of Catholic Women state convention is Maria Morera Johnson, who will speak on “Living in the Light of Eternity.” There will also be the Woman of the Year banquet. Contact your parish women’s council or visit for information.

Sidewalk Advocate Training — Saturday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Ambrose Parish’s Vaughan Center, 2315 E. Redondo Ave., SLC. Lunch provided. Cost: $15 per person. RSVP to

Eccles Organ Festival Recital — Sunday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E.  South Temple, SLC. With Joseph Peeples, organist at the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Live in-person audience (until cathedral capacity is reached) and livestreamed on the festival’s YouTube channel.

Middle School Academy Dedication – Bishop Oscar A. Solis will dedicate the Our Lady of Lourdes Middle School Academy at Judge Memorial CHS on Monday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Guests may tour the middle school campus after the ceremony. Please arrive through Judge Memorial’s main entrance, 650 South 1100 East, SLC.

Parish-wide Fall Summit — Thursday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 1505 White Pine Canyon Road, Park City; Confessions start at 5:30 p.m. For information, visit

Book Signing — Friday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, 2980 Quincy Ave., Ogden, will host a book-signing of Monastery Mornings: My Unusual Boyhood Among the Saints and Monks, by St. Joseph School alumnus Mike O’Brien. For information, call Carole, 801-393-6051.

Diocesan Pastoral Congress — Saturday, Sept. 18, at your parish or mission. Check with them for time and location or call the Diocese of Salt Lake City Office of Faith Formation, 801-328-8641 ext. 326.  

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children — Saturday, Sept. 18, to honor the memory of the many lives that were ended by abortion. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 275 U St., SLC.

St. Joseph Catholic Schools Golf Tournament — Sunday, Sept. 19 at The Barn Golf Course, 305 W. Pleasant View Dr, Ogden. Four-person scramble/ 9 a.m. shotgun start. For information, call Carole, 801-393-6051.

Carmelite Jam and Candy Sale — Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carmelite monastery, 5714 Holladay Blvd., SLC.

Forty Days for Life — Wednesday, Sept. 22 is the start of the 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful activism with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion. For information or to sign up, visit

Ignatian Retreat — 30-week Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius presented by Catherine Morgan Ph.D. will begin Thursday, Sept. 23. Weekly group meeting via Zoom, structured daily private prayer and an experienced companion joins with each retreatant to provide guidance. Cost: $20/session, plus $60 for books and materials. For information, contact Cathie Morgan, 405-255-9598 or

Our Lady of Lourdes Spaghetti Dinner — Sunday, Sept. 26, 1-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2864 South 9000 West, Magna. Takeout begins at 11 a.m. - cost $13. Dine in 1-7 p.m. Adult $15; 65+ $12 (ID required); kids (12 and under) $8. Outdoor beverage garden (ID required). Take out preorders begin Sept. 1; visit

Life Chain — Sunday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m.; 10600 S. State St., Sandy. This is a peaceful, prayerful, public witness for unborn life. Signs will be provided.

Volunteers Needed — The St. Vincent Homeless Center in Salt Lake City is in need of volunteers for multiple shifts. All safety protocols have been put into place. For information, visit  or contact Monica Rich to schedule a volunteer opportunity at the Weigand Day Center or St. Vincent Dining Hall.

Volunteers Needed — Those wishing to volunteer with Catholic Community Services in the Ogden area may assist in the warehouse, sorting donated food items, tracking inventory, and assembling boxes and bags of food for clients. For information or to sign up, visit or contact Rachel Martin at

Vaccine event request form — The Utah Department of Health is offering mobile vaccine clinics anywhere in the state.  If you are interested in bringing a mobile vaccine event to your parish or school, visit to get on the schedule.

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