Around the Diocese

Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

Msgr. Benvegnu Lecture — Monday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. “Saints Were People Too” at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. Fr. John Norman, pastor, will examine the lives of a number of saints to gain insight into each of their faith responses regarding vocation and discernment. Free and open to the public.

Nocturnal Adoration for Vocations — Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. – Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven. Begins with the Liturgy of the Hours Evening Prayer and concludes with Mass/ Communion Service. Men/couples at every hour. For information, call 801-621-7961.

Cathedral Family Series — Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Join The Madeleine Choir School choristers for a carol sing and a story from special visitor, St. Nicholas. Free and open to the public.

First Friday Mass and Rosary — Hosted by the Catholic Woman’s League. Friday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC. A catered breakfast in the Benvegnu Center will follow. Cost: $12.20. To participate in the group’s annual cookie exchange, bring two dozen of your favorite cookies. RSVP to Diane, 801-580-0169 or email

“The Nutcracker” — Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Juan Diego CHS, 11800 South 300 East, Draper. Performed by Utah Artists School of Ballet. Tickets $12 adults; $8 children, seniors and students. Purchase tickets at JDCHS, Utah Artists School of Ballet, 9333 South 1300 East or online at utahartistschoolof

Parish Game Night — Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. 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. All are welcome.

Christmas Boutique —Friday Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4 pm. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights. Great variety of hand-sewn, hand-crafted items and more. Still seeking vendors; if interested, pick up an application at the church office or contact Joan Simard, 801-718-3881 at

“West Side Story” — Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 11-13 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Joseph CHS, 1790 Lake St. (2550 South), Ogden. Adults $15; students/seniors $10; VIP (reserved) $25. For tickets visit  

Ladies Luncheon — Saturday, Dec. 7, noon at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights. Cost $50; includes lunch, two drink vouchers and champagne. Contact Dona Harris at 801-942-1413 or 801-839-8290 for tickets.

Diocesan Advent Retreat — Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. John the Baptist Parish, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. English session 9-11 a.m.; check-in/registration 8:30 a.m. Presentation: “Following Mary’s Footsteps in Advent” by Rev. Joshua Santos, chaplain, St. Jerome Newman Center, Logan. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will celebrate Mass at 11:30 a.m. The Spanish session will be 12:45-3:15 p.m.; check-in/registration 11 a.m. Presentation: “La Virgen María nos conduce al Adviento” by Rev. Javier Virgen, pastor, St. Joseph the Worker, West Jordan. Registration at the door is $8. For information and to register, call the Office of Worship, 801-328-8641 ext. 357 or the Office of Hispanic Ministries, 801-328-8641 ext. 332, 338 or 361.

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.

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