Around the Diocese

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Seeking God in the Way of St. Benedict — Sunday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 East 5550 South, Ogden. Building on the legacy of the Sisters of St. Benedict who served the diocese for so many years, Sister Michaela Hedican, OSB, oblate director, will share about the Oblate way of life. All who may be interested in Benedictine spirituality are invited to attend.  

Rosary and Holy Hour — Sunday, Aug. 18, 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.

Holy Cross Sisters & Associates Gathering — Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to noon at Holy Cross Ministries, 860 East 4500 South, Ste. 204, SLC. Sr. Veronica Fajardo will share some of her experiences from the Sisters of the Holy Cross General Chapter. Donations for the St. Martha’s Project ministry welcome.

St. Thomas More Garage Sale — Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights. Donations drop off Monday, Aug. 19 to Friday, Aug. 23, 8-10 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cannot accept mattresses, box springs, major appliances or old television sets. Donations are tax deductible.

RCIA Study Days — Aug. 24-24. The director/coordinator session is Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. The general session for all RCIA team members is Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center, 27 C St., SLC. $15 workshop fee includes lunch. Pre-registration required; call the Office of Worship, 801-328-8641 ext. 357 by Aug. 16.

The Passion of St. John the Baptist — Thursday, Aug. 29. Check your parish for Mass times.

Parish Games Night — Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Scanlan Hall in the basement of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple St., SLC. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 602.

Bishop’s Dinner — Wednesday, Sept. 4, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel, 555 Main St., SLC. Individual tickets, $175; table sponsorships available. Contact Patricia Wesson, 801-328-8941 or

Level I Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion — Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. at the Chancery Building, 303 E. South Temple, SLC. $15 workshop fee covers materials.  For information or to register, call Teranie, 801-328-8641 x 357. Seating is limited; pre-registration required by Aug. 29.

Enchantment in the Summer Garden — Saturday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. at Give Me A Chance Guadalupe Garden, 2913 Grant Ave., Ogden. Charity benefit for Give Me A Chance, a Daughters of Charity Ministry. Fashion show, dinner, live and silent auctions. Individual tickets $50; sponsorships available. Call Lynn McInally at 562-449-5224 for information.

Pastoral Congress — Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Skaggs Catholic Center, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. $45, includes breakfast and lunch. To register, visit For information, contact Trisha Norcross, 801-328- 8641.

Run for the Nuns – Sunday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m. at the Carmelite monastery, 5714 Holladay Blvd., Holladay. The 5K Run/Walk through the neighborhoods surrounding the monastery kicks off the Carmelite Fair; followed by breakfast and medals ceremony. $25 entry fee. Register at All proceeds go to the Carmelite nuns.

Catholics Can Mass — Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 4914 South 2200 West, Taylorsville, celebrated by Bishop Oscar Solis. This annual Mass celebrates the many gifts and contributions made by people with disabilities in the diocese. Sponsored by the diocesan Commission for People with Disabilities. For information or to request accommodations, contact Dolores Lopez, 801-328-8641, ext. 333.

San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Pedro Calungsod Celebration — Sunday, Sept. 15 celebration at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Procession at 3:30 p.m., Mass at 6 p.m., followed by a reception.

Level II Training — for those who minister Eucharist to the sick and shut-in. Thursday, Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m. at the Chancery Building, 303 E South Temple, SLC. $15 workshop fee covers materials. For information or to register, call Teranie, 801-328-8641 ext. 357. Seating is limited; pre-registration required by Sept. 12.

Holy Cross Ministries Autumn Harvest Benefit — Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. at the High West Distillery, 27649 Old Lincoln Hwy., Wanship. Tickets: $100. Optional distillery tour and whiskey tasting at 5:30 p.m.; $50 additional. The evening will include appetizers, drinks, tapas-style dinner, dessert and programming from Holy Cross Ministries. Visit for information.

Parish Games Night — every Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Mission, 5 South 100 West, Heber. The price for games and food is $15. All profits go to support the building fund for the new church.

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 of the Madeleine with Bishop Oscar Solis. 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

Choir Director Needed — Immaculate Conception Church in Copperton is in need of volunteer choir director and musical accompanists, especially piano/keyboard player and/or guitarist. The choir director is responsible for planning all Mass liturgies, including the weekly 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, holy day Masses and special occasions.  The director leads the choir during all liturgies, conducts regular practices, and participates as a member of the liturgy committee. The accompanists participate in all Masses and practices. For information, contact Fr. David Trujillo, 801-673-3283, or Barb Wohlitz, 801-282-6959.

Volunteer at Give Me A Chance — Volunteer in the after-school program, listen to children read for 20 minutes, assist students with homework, participate in play activities. The after-school program runs Monday-Thursday, 3-5:30 p.m. and serves children in grades K-6. For information, contact Sr. Arthur Gordon, D.C. at the Learning Center, 2913 Grant Ave. Ogden 801-627-2235.

Assistive Listening Devices — Up to 20 percent of all people have some degree of hearing loss. The Diocese of SLC Commission for People with Disabilities assists parishes with the purchase of assistive listening devices so that everyone can hear and understand what is spoken at Mass. For information, contact Jeff Allen at

49ers Club St. Ambrose Parish — Join the 49ers for social activities such as the first Sunday breakfast, first Monday meeting, bowling, Wendover trips and fundraising social activities. For information, contact Bonnie Nell, 801-652-9254 or Annual dues are $15.

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