Around the Diocese

Friday, Jul. 23, 2021

Farewell Celebration — for Fr. Lourduraj Gally Gregory, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (Magna). Sunday, July 25, 2 p.m. at the parish hall, 2857 South 9050 West, Magna.

Stories and Songs of Hope — Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Free two-part presentation by Michael John Poirier at St. James the Just Catholic Church, 495 N. Harrison Blvd, Ogden. Hosted by Fr. David Trujillo. For all ages.

Italian Day at Lagoon — Sunday, Aug. 8. Single day passports for all guest: $51.95 + Tax per passport, plus an online service fee of $1 per passport. To purchase passports online (use promo code iacl2021) go to

Dedication of Statue — Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, 624 W. Lennox St., Midvale. A new statue of the parish’s patron saint will be dedication. A small reception will follow.

Women’s Summer Summit — Thursday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 1505 White Pine Canyon Road, Park City. Confessions start at 5:30 p.m. With a theme of “Christ the Victor, conqueror of sin and death, liberator of men, king on the cross” this summit is open to all the women of the parish. To register, visit

Book Signing – Saturday, Aug. 21, 3-5 p.m. at Magdalene Religious Goods, 836 East 3300 South. Book-signing and reception to celebrate the release of Monastery Mornings, the new book about the Huntsville Trappist monks by Michael Patrick O’Brien.

Backpack Bonanza — Catholic Community Services’ annual drive to collect school supplies for children will run through Aug. 6. They are seeking backpacks, binders, folders, pencil boxes, paper, notebooks, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers, crayons, highlighters, rulers and scissors.  Donations can be dropped off weekdays, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Catholic Community Services, 2504 F Ave., Ogden, and Monday/Friday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at United Way of Northern Utah, 2955 Harrison Blvd #201, Ogden. Donations can also be made at any branch of Zions Bank or Wasatch Peaks Credit Union.

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.

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