Around the Diocese

Friday, Nov. 17, 2023

Pastoral Center Closed — The Diocese of Salt Lake City Pastoral Center will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Reception for Msgr. Mayo — Sunday, Nov. 26 following the 11 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC, to celebrate Msgr. Joseph M. Mayo’s 50th jubilee.

Rosary and Adoration — Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven. Sponsored by the CCW.

Eucharistic Procession — Thursday, Nov. 30, San Andres Parish Church, 315 East 100 North, Payson, will celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew with a Holy Hour at 5 p.m. and a Eucharistic procession at 6 p.m., followed by Mass. The evening will end with a potluck in the parish’s social hall.

Christmas Boutique — Dec. 1-2; Friday, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights. 59 vendors/artisans participating.  

Women’s Retreat — Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Check-in and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Kearns-St. Ann School cafeteria, 430 East 2100 South, South Salt Lake. Cost: $25 if registered by Nov. 27 or $30 at door. Send payment to St. Ann Catholic Church, 2119 South 400 East, SLC 84115, Attn: Women’s retreat. For information, call Jeanne at 801-580-2513.

Reception of Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis — Saturday, Dec. 2, 5 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 S. Chapel St., Layton. Bishop Oscar A. Soli will preside at Mass; a biography and video of the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be displayed in the social center.

First Sunday of Advent — Sunday, Dec. 3. Check your parish for Mass times.

Advent Vespers Procession — The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine will celebrate the traditional Advent Vespers Procession on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. in the cathedral, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Music of Palestrina, Bruckner, Ord and Manz will be performed. All are welcome.

First Sunday Filipino Mass —Sunday, Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 670 South 1100 East, SLC. Fr. Ariel F. Durian will be the celebrant; hosted by Misang Bayan Filipino Community. All are welcome.

Rite of Total Consecration — Friday, Dec. 8 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven. Time TBA. To register, email All are invited to listen to the audiobook “Behold Your Mother: The Path to Total Consecration to Our Lady in the Spirit of St. Maximilian Kolbe” ( in preparation for the event.

Diocesan Advent Retreat — Saturday, Dec. 9 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. In person and livestream. The retreat in English, presented by Fr. Gabriel Mosher, O.P., pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish/Newman Center, will be 9-11 a.m. The retreat in Spanish, presented by Fr. Rogelio Felix-Rosas, administrator of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. There is no cost, but registration is requested; call the Office of Worship, 801-328-8641 ext. 357 to register or to receive the livestream link.

Eccles Organ Festival — Sunday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Brass and Organ Christmas Concert featuring the brass section of the Utah Symphony. Free and open to the public.

Simbang Gabi — Friday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1058 West 400 South, SLC.

Gift of the Drummer — Catholic Community Services is collecting donations of holiday gifts for about 400 refugee youth. To be matched with a child for whom to provide gifts, visit

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