Around the Diocese

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

First Friday Mass — and rosary with the Catholic Woman’s League. Friday, Jan. 5, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m., followed by recitation of the rosary at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 9800 South 1700 East, Sandy. No-host breakfast follows at a nearby restaurant. RSVP to Diane, 801-580-0169 or

Make-up Educational Assessment Exam — Saturday, Jan. 6, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Juan Diego CHS, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. For new students interested in attending JDCHS in the 2018-19 school year. For information, contact Ms. Jansen, 801-984-7661 or

Epiphany Concert — Sunday, Jan. 7, 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 174 East 900 South, SLC. “Estrella de Epifanía” by heArt Music Ensemble. Free admission, donations welcome.

Msgr. Benvegnu Lecture — Monday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. Deacon Scott Dodge will present “Are Catholics and Protestants Coming Together?” Free and open to the public.

Catholic Advocacy Training — Saturday, Jan. 13, 9-11:30 a.m. in the Pastoral Center’s Bishop Federal Hall, 27 C St., SLC. Discuss the Catholic Social Doctrine that guides decision-making process on issues. Learn the basics of an effective meeting with legislators and how to serve as a voice for the voiceless. Registration is free but required; visit


Eccles Organ Festival —on Sunday, Jan. 14, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral in London, will perform. Free and open to the public.

2018 Southwest Liturgical Conference Study Week — Jan. 16–19 in Cheyenne, Wyo., with approximately 70 individual sessions and four keynote speakers. For information or to register, visit Cost: $200.   

Scout Religious Emblems — Deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 17 for work on scouting religious medals/emblems. Presentation of awards will be during Scout Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, with Bishop Solis presiding. For information, contact Junuee Castro,, (801) 328-8641, ext 313, or Joe Bouley,, (801) 309-9149.

March for Life — will host the March for Life, which protests abortion, on Saturday, Jan. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at Washington Square, 450 South 200 East, SLC. Rod Arquette will be the guest emcee; Dr. Kathi Aultman will be the guest speaker. Jessie Funk will perform. For information, visit

Judge Memorial CHS Application Due Date — and incoming ninth-grade placement exam. Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m. at Judge Memorial CHS, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. For information, visit:

Rosary for Life — Sunday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 275 U St., in front of the Monument for the Unborn. The Diocese of Salt Lake City sponsors this bilingual event. In case of inclement weather, the location will be inside the mausoleum.

Windrider Forum Opening Night — Monday, Jan. 22, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Park City Stake Center, 2300 Monitor Dr., Park City. Includes buffet dinner and screening of award-winning Windrider International Film Festival films, in conjunction with Sundance Film Festival. The forum is for film and/or theology students from Christian colleges and institutions. Free and open to the public.

Lonnie Mayne at JMCHS — Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Judge Memorial CHS, 650 South 1100 East, SLC. The internationally recognized speaker will share the Five Pillars in living better lives. For information, visit

Diocesan Respect for the Dignity of Life workshop — Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. Cost: $20. Register at

Scouting Meet & Greet — Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to noon at the Pastoral Center, 27 C St., SLC. For all Scouting leaders, volunteers and those interested in scouting. RSVP by Jan. 19 to the Office of Youth Ministry, or 801-328-8641 Ext. 313.

JMCHS Gala & Auction — Saturday, Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m. at Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S. West Temple. Cost: $125/person. Dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions, and dancing. For information, visit contact Shelly Parker, 801-517-2132 or

Admission to Candidacy for the Order of Deacons — Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. to noon in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. All are invited.

Holy Cross Associates Meeting — Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m. to noon at Holy Cross Ministries, 460 East 4500 South #204, SLC. All are welcome. For information, contact Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson,, 801-581-2071.

Scout Saturday — Saturday, Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. During the ceremony, scouts are presented with their religious emblems. RSVP by Jan. 26 to the Office of Youth Ministry or 801-328-8641 Ext. 313, or Joe Bouley,, 801-309-9149. Register online:

Diocesan Prayer for Life — At the request of Bishop Oscar A. Solis, a diocesan-wide five-week Prayer for Life began Dec. 14 and will end with a Mass for the Unborn on Thursday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Parishes, families and individuals are requested to pray for the end of abortion and for respect for the dignity of life.

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