Around the Diocese

Friday, May. 25, 2018

Farewell Celebration — Fr. Denis Reilly will celebrate his final Masses at St. John the Baptist Parish on Saturday, May 26 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at the church, 11800 South 300 East, Draper. A simple reception will follow. All are welcome.

75th Parish Anniversary — for St. Olaf Parish, 276 East 1700 South, Bountiful. Sunday, May 27, the Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., followed by a parish potluck. At 6 p.m. there will be a concert featuring newly composed hymns by local composers. All are invited.

Memorial Day Mass — Monday, May 28, 9 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 275 U St., SLC.

Sister Kathleen Moroney Legal Service Award Luncheon — Thursday, May 31. The VIP reception begins at 11 a.m.; the luncheon begins at noon at the Leonardo Museum, 209 East 500 South, SLC. Tickets can be purchased online at until May 20.

WYD Registration Deadline — May 31 is the registration deadline for the Diocese of Salt Lake City young adult pilgrimage for World Youth Day in Panama Jan. 21-28, 2019. All young adults ages 18 to 39 in the diocese are invited; for information visit under the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries.

First Friday Mass and Rosary — with the Catholic Woman’s League. 9 a.m. Friday, June 1 at Saint Francis Xavier Parish, 4501 West 5215 South, Kearns. Followed by breakfast at a local restaurant. RSVP to Diane, 801-580-0169 or dpdowd3  

Parish Game Night — Friday June 1, at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 65 East 500 North, Orem. Cost: $14. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m.

Adult Confirmation — Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple.

Ladies of Charity Barbecue — Sunday, June 3, noon to 2 p.m. at St. Olaf Parish’s McNamara Center, 1800 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful. Tickets: $10/person $25/family. Includes meat-lover’s raffle, bake sale, and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Center of Hope Food Pantry.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible — Bible study; Wednesdays, June 6 – Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1085 East 700 South, SLC. Cost for materials: $20. For information or to register, contact Blandina,  or 801-792-5180. All are welcome!

Refugee Foster Care Orientation — through Catholic Community Services of Utah, which places unaccompanied refugee minors in foster homes. Thursday, June 7, 6-8 p.m. at CCS, 745 East 300 South, SLC. RSVP to or 801-428-1283. For information, visit

Parish Garage Sale — The Blessed Sacrament Council of Catholic Women’s annual garage sale fundraiser will be Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the parish, 1700 East 9800 South, Sandy. Donations may be dropped off at the school gym from Saturday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 6. For information, call Bonnie Siegrist, 801-580-6960.

Parish Yard Sale — June 8-10 in Saint Ann Parish’s recreation center, 450 East 2100 South. Hours: Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Women’s Retreat — June 8-10 at St. Mary Catholic Church, West Haven, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and ending at noon on Sunday. There will be small-group discussions of “33 Days to Morning Glory,” prayer and presentations by Antonella Di Piazza, FKMI, national coordinator for the Militia of the Immaculata. Cost: $45 per person. For information or to register, contact Lucy Marion 801-719-9777 or Gina Medina 801-645-8078 or register online at

Parish Dinner/Game Night — Saturday, June 9, for Immaculate Conception Parish at the Lion’s Club, 320 Hillcrest St., Copperton. Dinner 5:45-6:30 p.m.; games begin at 6:30 p.m.

Parish Game Night — Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish’s social hall, 670 South 1100 East, SLC. Cost: parish games, $15; dinner, $5.

Empty Bowls — Friday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. at Catholic Community Services of Utah, 745 East 300 South, SLC. Purchase hand-crafted bowls, with all proceeds to benefit CCS’ Homeless Service program.

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

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. Bishop Oscar A. Solis requests that no other activities be planned in the diocese to conflict with this event.

Volunteer at St. Joseph Villa — Being a volunteer means interacting with the residents at St. Joseph Villa. There are many things you could do to help. Contact Morgan Lomeli, 801-487-7557 or Joan Mirka, 801-840-1553.

Summer Programs, Athletic Camps/Clinics — at Judge Memorial CHS. For information on academic programs visit; for athletic programs 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. For information, contact Jeff Allen at

Nominations Sought — for the Catholics Can Award, which recognizes an individual, parish or organization that ensures meaningful participation by people with disabilities within Catholic parish life. Nominations are due June 1. For information or nomination form, contact the Diocese of Salt Lake City Commission for People with Disabilities, 801-328-8641 ext. 333.

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