CELEBRATE AND LIVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

FAITH FILLED COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO

WELCOME TO ST. AMBROSE

Saint Ambrose Parish was established on January 4, 1948. The name of the parish was chosen by Bishop Hunt to honor St. Ambrose, the early Church’s learned and scholarly Bishop of Milan, and because his Episcopal coat of arms contained a beehive, both symbolic of Ambrose’s eloquence, and also the symbol of the State of Utah. The Patronal feast of the parish is December 7th, commemorating the day St. Ambrose was consecrated bishop in 374.

Our parochial school, J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, accepts students toddler through eighth grade. The mission of J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School is to guide our students to become respectful, responsible, and productive citizens through quality academic instruction that is grounded in Catholic teachings and tradition.

We also have Religious Education classes for all children from 3 years old through eighth grade, the year in which we have Confirmation. Parishioners of all ages enjoy opportunities for Faith Formation—from celebrating the sacraments, to meeting God in new ways through Youth Ministry, to growing in faith with other adults in our parish through small groups and speaker events.

We have many active ministries—so there’s always somewhere to get involved. Interested in learning more or becoming a memberContact us.

YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED...

...a change in our altar set up recently.  Click here to read more about the significance of the number of candles lit on the altar.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Weekly Tuesday Adoration will return on January 7th. (Please note the postponed date!)  It will run from 7:30 am (after daily Mass) to 7:00 pm.  Thank you for your patience while we "work out the kinks."  Click here to sign up for a time or contact Mary Pat Dowd at adorationatstambrose@gmail.com.

AT THE CHURCH

Dec. 12

  • Cosgriff Christmas program in the church at 7:00 pm

 

Dec. 13

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am

  • Cosgriff All-School Mass in the church at 8:30 am

  • Merritt Funeral in the church at 11:00 am with luncheon to follow in the social hall at 12:00 noon

  • Daisy Troop 919 (1st grade girls) in Gosselin Hall at 1:00 pm

  • Brownie Troop 383 (2nd grade girls) in the social hall at 1:15 pm

  • Opheikens/Kelly wedding rehearsal in the church at 3:00 pm

  • Salt Lake Choral Artists Concert in the church at 6:00 pm

Dec. 14

  • Daily Mass in the church at 9:00 am

  • Prayer Group in the church at 9:45 am

  • Religious Education Nativity Play rehearsal in the social hall at 10:00 am

  • Opheikens/Kelly Wedding in the church at 12:00 noon

  • Confession in the chapel at 3:00 pm

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm

  • Salt Lake Choral Artists Concert in the church at 6:00 pm

Dec. 15 – Third Sunday of Advent

  • Mass in the church at 8:30 am

  • Highland High School students hosting Coffee and Doughnuts in the social hall after morning Masses

  • Religious Education Nativity Play in the social hall at 10:00 am

  • Rosary in the church at 10:15 am

  • Mass in the church at 11:00 am

  • Religious Education Nativity Play in the social hall at 12:00 noon

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm

Dec. 16

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am

  • Cosgriff school confessions in the chapel/church in the morning

  • Cosgriff Shakespeare Play rehearsal in the social hall at 11:30 am

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Webelos (4th grade Cub Scouts) pack meeting in the social hall at 6:30 pm

Dec. 17

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am

  • Cosgriff school confessions in the chapel/church in the morning

  • Cosgriff Shakespeare Play rehearsal in the social hall at 11:30 am

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Bears (3rd grade Cub Scouts) pack meeting in the social hall at 6:00 pm

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from  7:00 to 8:00 pm

Dec. 18

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am

  • Cosgriff Shakespeare Play rehearsal in the social hall at 11:30 am

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Tridentine Latin Mass in the church at 6:00 pm

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

  • Choir practice in the church at 7:30 pm

Dec. 19

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am

  • Cosgriff Shakespeare Play rehearsal in the social hall at 11:30 am

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Dec. 20

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am

  • Cosgriff All School Mass in the church at 8:30 am

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Salt Lake Singers in the church and social hall from 4:00 to 9:00 pm

  • Advent Confession in the chapel from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Dec. 21

  • Daily Mass in the church at 9:00 am

  • Prayer Group in the church at 9:45 am

  • Confession in the chapel at 3:00 pm

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm

  • Mirabelli Event in the social hall at 6:00 pm

Dec. 22 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Mass in the church at 8:30 am

  • NO COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS THIS WEEK!

  • Rosary prayer group in the church at 10:15 am

  • Mass in the church at 11:00 am

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm

AROUND THE CAMPUS

Vaughan Center

 

Dec. 15 - Third Sunday of Advent

  • RCIA Dismissal in the library after the 8:30 am Mass

  • Choir practice in the library at 10:00 am

  • Baptism Class in the library after the 11:00 am Mass

  • Confirmation Class in the library after the 5:00 pm Mass

Dec. 16

  • ‘49er’s Club Board Meeting in the library at 11:00 am

  • Parish Council Meeting in the library at 7:00 pm (?)

Dec. 17

  • RCIA in the library at 7:00 pm

Dec. 22 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • RCIA Dismissal in the library at 9:30 am

  • Choir rehearsal in the library at 10:00 am

J. E. Cosgriff Memorial School

Dec. 12

  • No Homework Club

  • Christmas Program in the church at 7:00 pm

Dec. 13

  • All-School Mass in the church at 8:30 am – Formal Dress Day

  • Tanner Dance assembly at 9:45 am

  • 3rd Sunday of Advent assembly at 12:55 pm

  • Middle School Dance at Blessed Sacrament in the evening

Dec. 15 - Third Sunday of Advent

  • Parish religious education classes in the school at 9:45 am

Dec. 16

  • Confession in the church in the morning

  • Boy Scout Troop 202 in the gym at 7:00 pm

Dec. 17

  • Confession in the church in the morning

Dec. 19

  • Traditional 7th and 8th grade Breakfast in the morning

  • 4th grade parents providing Faculty Lunch

Dec. 20 – End of 2nd Quarter

  • All School Mass in the church at 8:30 am – Formal Dress Day

  • 4th Sunday of Advent assembly at 11:55 am

  • Early Dismissal (Christmas Break) at 12:15 pm

AROUND THE DIOCESE

Dec. 8-14

  • 40 Hours Devotion for Vocations – Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 715 West 300 North, SLC, will have a special 40-hour period of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition with a special emphasis for vocations. Contact the parish for details.

Dec. 13

  • Bell Choir Concert at St. Ann Catholic Church, 500 East 2100 South, SLC at 6:30 pm. Free; everyone welcome.

 

Dec. 14

  • Parish Game Night in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish’s social hall, 670 South 1100 East, SLC at 7:00 pm. Cost: $15/parish games; dinner/$5.

 

Dec. 15

  • Brass and Organ Advent Concert at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple at 8:00 pm. Featuring the brass section of the Utah Symphony Orchestra and cathedral organist Gabriele Terrone. Free and open to the public.

  • Rosary and Holy Hour at the Carmelite monastery, 5714 Holladay Blvd., Holladay at 3:00 pm. All are invited to join the Knights of Columbus Council #5214 and the Carmelite nuns to praise God, honor His Mother and pray for our Holy Catholic Church.

Dec. 15-21

  • 40 Hours Devotion for Vocations — Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2840 South 9000 West, Magna, will have a special 40-hour period of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition with a special emphasis for vocations. Contact the parish for details.

 
 
MASS TIMES

WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Sunday - 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 5:00 pm

DAILY MASSES

Monday - Friday 7:00 am

Saturday 9:00 am

TRIDENTINE LATIN MASS

(EXTRAORDINARY FORM)

Wednesday  6:00 pm

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

6:30 pm

CONFESSION

Saturday 3:00-4:40 pm,
or by appointment

A Note from Fr. Erik regarding Christmas Mass Times:

Christmas, the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, ranks second after the Sacred Triduum with regards to importance in the Church's year. We celebrate 'the Word becoming Flesh and dwelling among us.' It is so important that it is not confined to one day but is given an octave and a whole liturgical season.

 

Another sign of its importance is that the Church gives us four different Masses for the Solemnity each with its own prayers and readings; the Vigil, the Mass at Night, the Mass at Dawn, and the Mass during the Day. The Church's expectation is that a parish will celebrate each of these Masses and celebrate them at the proper time.

 

In the past, multiple Vigil Masses have been offered. However, this year they will not be. Why? First, we only have one priest at our parish. Second, multiple instances of each Mass are allowed only with absolute necessity. That being said, for Christmas we will have the Vigil Mass at 5 pm, Mass at Night at Midnight, Mass at Dawn at 8 am, and Mass during the Day at 10 am. Any of these Masses will fulfill your Christmas Mass obligation. However, you are also welcome and encouraged to attend multiple Masses.

HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH

Getting involved in Parish activities is a great way  to meet people and discover opportunities to work with and help others.  For information on some of the ways to participate, click on the link below!

PRAYER OF ST. AMBROSE

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore Thee,
a heart to delight in Thee,
to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ's sake,

 

Amen


St. Ambrose of Milan (AD 339-397)

ADDRESS
OFFICE HOURS

PARISH OFFICE

801-485-5610

Monday-Thursday: 8am - 4pm

 

Vaughan Center

 

801-485-9324

Monday-Thursday: 10am - 5:30 pm

 

Sunday: 9am - Noon

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