Around the Diocese

Friday, Jun. 22, 2018

Men’s Cursillo Retreat — July 12-15 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. To participate in the weekend, contact Art Romo, 801-834-5951; Frank Lujan, 801-664-3003; or Rita Stelmach 801-647-0143.

Summer Fest — July 14-15 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 715 West 300 North, SLC. Hours are Saturday from noon to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

ACTS Men’s Retreat — July 19-July 22, beginning with check-in Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and ending Sunday with Mass at 11 a.m. Cost: $200; financial aid available. Registration deadline is June 30. For information or to register, contact Joe Bowden, 801-201-6677 or Online registration at

Solemnity of St. Mary Magdalene — the Patronal Feast Day for the Cathedral of the Madeleine and the Diocese of Salt Lake City, will be celebrated Sunday, July 22. The principal Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. at the cathedral, 309 E. South Temple, with a parish dinner following the Mass.

Women’s Cursillo Retreat — July 26-29 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. To participate in the weekend, contact Art Romo, 801-834-5951; Frank Lujan, 801-664-3003; or Rita Stelmach 801-647-0143.

Parish Festival — Aug. 11, beginning with a chuck-wagon breakfast at 8 a.m. and continuing until 9 p.m. at Saint Andrew Parish, 11835 South 3600 West, Riverton. All are welcome.

Holy Day of Obligation — Wednesday, Aug. 15 for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Check your parish for Mass times.

Parish Festival — Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish, 624 W. Lennox St., Midvale.

Bishop’s Dinner — Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Grand America Hotel. Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, will be the speaker. For information or tickets, contact Patricia Wesson, 801-328-8941 ext. 108.

Catholics Can Mass — recognizing the contributions of Catholics with disabilities. Sunday, Sept. 9, noon at St. Joseph Parish, 365 S. Main, Monticello. All are welcome.

Pastoral Congress — Saturday, Sept. 15. Monsignor Colin F. Bircumshaw, vicar general, requests that no other events be planned in the diocese on this day.

Carmelite Fair — Sunday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 5714 Holladay Blvd., Holladay.

Autumn Harvest Benefit — for Holy Cross Ministries. Sept. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at High West Distillery, Blue Sky Ranch, 27649 Old Lincoln Highway, Coalville. Registration closes Sept. 8. For tickets, visit

St. Jude’s Day Celebration — with St. Jude Maronite Parish. Saturday, Sept. 29, dinner and dance from 7 p.m. to midnight at St. Vincent de Paul Parish’s Holy Family Hall, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC.

Community Festival and Car Show — Sept. 29-30. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 S. Chapel St., Layton.

Discussion on the USCCB’s Revised Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments With People with Disabilities — Saturday, Sept. 29, St. Helen Parish hall, 9-11 a.m., 435 E. Main St., Roosevelt. Everyone is welcome: Clergy, Catechists, People with Disabilities, Families and Friends. For information or to RSVP, call 801-440-8729 or email

Catholics Can Mass — recognizing the contributions of Catholics with disabilities. Sunday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. All are welcome.

Planning Your Calendar? — Msgr. Colin Fr. Bircumshaw, vicar general, reminds all pastors, deacons, principals, religious and laity charged with creating calendars for their parish, school or Catholic organization that in keeping with a longstanding policy, no local events should be scheduled to conflict with the annual Pastoral Congress, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15.

Families of the Immaculata — at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4090 South 3900 West, West Haven, meets every First Sunday of the month immediately after the 11:30 a.m. Mass until 2 p.m. For information, call 801-621-7961, or visit

Assistive Listening Devices —Up to 20 percent of all people have some degree of hearing loss. The 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

Volunteers Needed — St. Joseph Villa Nursing Home, 451 Bishop Federal Lane, SLC, is looking for volunteers to assist with resident games on Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. For information and to sign up, contact Morgan Lomeli at 385-775-5284

Secular Carmelite Community — Men and women interested in a deeper spiritual prayer life are invited to join the Our Lady of the Mountains OCDS. Meetings are the second Sunday of each month at St. James the Just Parish, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden. For information, call 435-734-9646.

Volunteers Needed — Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) is in need of volunteers at our St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall. There has been a lot of media coverage on the Rio Grande area. We want you to feel assured our property is safe with gated parking and two security guards. We need 80 volunteers each day to serve 1,200 warm meals and ensure our homeless friends don’t go hungry. Contact Monica Rich at or 801-428-1366.

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