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CELEBRATE AND LIVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

FAITH FILLED COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS AND PROCEDURES
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.

IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE

July 12, 2020

Learn more about the Diocesan "Now More Than Ever" Campaign

April 28, 2020

JOIN BISHOP OSCAR A. SOLIS together with the Bishops of the United States and Canada in a Prayer of Consecration to Mary, Mother of the Church for Her Protection.

Live Stream on Friday, MAY 1, 2020 at 1 p.m.
Cathedral of the Madeleine

April 14, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Alternatives when you can't attend Sunday/Daily Mass:

  • Watch Mass on EWTN (Channel 117 if you have cable, or stream it for free online). Check the daily program schedule for Mass times.

  • Watch pre-recorded Weekend Mass from St. Ambrose here.  Holy Week Liturgies have their own page here

  • Read the daily readings here, and find video reflections here.

  • Use apps like iBreviary or Laudate to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, and also pray through the Order of Mass on your own.

  • Pray the Rosary.

  • Pray the Stations of the Cross.  Laudate has a great Stations of the Cross section.

Looking for Work?

Have you recently lost your job due to Coronavirus layoffs or furloughing?  Check out this flier for job opportunities.

Need Disaster Relief Assistance?

 

Were you affected by the earthquake or by wildfires? See this flyer from FEMA.

UPCOMING EVENTS

AT THE CHURCH

Oct. 5

  • Knights of Columbus in Gosselin Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

 

Oct. 6

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Adoration in the church from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

 

Oct. 7

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

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

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

 

Oct. 8

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

 

Oct. 9

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Cosgriff School Mass (5th and 6th grade) in the church at 8:30 am

  • Cosgriff Confirmation in the church at 7:00 pm

 

Oct. 10

  • Daily Mass in the church at 9:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Prayer Group in the church at 9:45 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Funeral in the church at 11:00 am

  • Public Square Rosary in the parking lot/on the front lawn at 1:00 pm

  • Confession in the chapel from 3:00 to 4:40 pm

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm – Attendance Restrictions

 

Oct. 11

  • Mass in the church at 8:30 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Mass in the church at 11:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Rosary in the church at 12:00 pm

  • RCIA Scripture Reflection in Gosselin Hall at 4:15 pm

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm – Attendance Restrictions

Oct. 12

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

 

Oct. 13

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Adoration in the church from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

 

Oct. 14

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

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

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

 

Oct. 15

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

 

Oct. 16

  • Daily Mass in the church at 7:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

 

Oct. 17

  • Daily Mass in the church at 9:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Prayer Group in the church at 9:45 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Confession in the chapel from 3:00 to 4:40 pm

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm – Attendance Restrictions

 

Oct. 18

  • Mass in the church at 8:30 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Mass in the church at 11:00 am – Attendance Restrictions

  • Rosary in the church at 12:00 noon – Attendance Restrictions

  • RCIA in Gosselin Hall at 4:15 pm

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm – Attendance Restrictions

AROUND THE CAMPUS

Vaughan Center

Oct. 5

  • Cosgriff 6th grade in the library from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Oct. 6

  • Cosgriff 6th grade in the library from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Oct. 7

  • Cosgriff 6th grade in the library from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Oct. 8

  • Cosgriff 6th grade in the library from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Oct. 9

  • Cosgriff 6th grade in the library from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Oct. 12

  • Cosgriff 6th Grade in the library from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Oct. 13

  • Cosgriff 6th Grade in the library from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Oct. 14

  • Cosgriff 6th Grade in the library from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Oct. 15

  • Cosgriff 6th Grade in the library from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

J. E. Cosgriff Memorial School

Oct. 5

  • Faculty Meeting at 3:30 pm

  • Boy Scout Troop 202 in the gym from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

  • HSA Meeting on Zoom at 7:00 pm

 

Oct. 9

  • 7th and 8th Grade – At-Home Instruction Only – Yellow Phase Transition Day

  • Friday Dismissal at 12:15 pm

  • Home Learner Material Pick Up and Drop Off in the gym from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

 

Oct. 11

  • Parish Religious Education (PreK-8th grade) in the school at 9:45 am

Oct. 12

  • Scouts in the gym from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

 

Oct. 13

  • Advancement Meeting

  • Picture Day 1

 

Oct. 14

  • Picture Day 2

  • Scouts Meeting in the gym upstairs

 

Oct. 15

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

  • Home Learner Material Pick Up and Drop Off in the gym from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

 

Oct. 16

  • NO SCHOOL – Fall Break

 

Oct. 18

  • Parish Religious Education (PreK-8th Grade) in the school at 9:45 am

AROUND THE DIOCESE

40 Days for Life

 

The annual 40 Days for Life anti-abortion campaign began Sept. 23 and will run through Nov. 2. Prayer vigils are planned outside the Planned Parenthood locations in Ogden and Salt Lake City. To participate, visit 40daysforlife.com/saltlakecity or 40daysforlife.com/ogden.

 

Foster Parents Information Session — Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m. The virtual information session will discuss how to become a foster parent for Catholic Community Services’ refugee/immigrant minors. RSVP to Meg Buonforte at mbuonforte@ccsutah.org

 

America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally — Saturday, Oct. 10, noon at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC, in the plaza near the bell tower.

America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally — Saturday Oct. 10, noon at the southeast corner of 10600 S. State St. in Sandy.  

Public Square Rosary Crusade

 The holy rosary will be recited Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. on the lawn of St. Ambrose, as part of the national America Needs Fatima campaign. For information, contact Tilly Garcia, 801-403-3955.

Rosary Coast to Coast — Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, part of the national rosary for the intentions of the sanctity of life, marriage and families. Meet at the Marian Grotto and bring your own chair

 

America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally – Tuesday, Oct. 13 following the 8 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple, SLC. Gather in the cathedral plaza.

New Book by Pope Francis

Simon & Schuster will publish Let Us Dream by Pope Francis on December 1, 2020, in dual English and Spanish editions simultaneously. In this book, the pope explains why we must – and how we can – make the world safer, fairer and healthier for all people now. In the COVID crisis the beloved shepherd of over 1 billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before. He also saw, in the resilience, generosity and creativity of many people, the means to rescue our society, our economy and our planet. Pope Francis urges us not to let the pain be in vain. He begins Let Us Dream by exploring what this crisis can teach us about how to handle upheaval of any kind in our own lives and the world at large. “Any wisdom the pope had to offer would be extremely valuable now,” said Eamon Dolan, Simon & Schuster executive editor “but what made me believe Let Us Dream might actually change the world is how clear and practical his guidance is, and how deeply comforting is the voice with which he delivers it. Here the pope sounds closer to us—and even kinder—than we’ve ever heard him before.”

 

 

With the latest rise in COVID-19 numbers, a reminder of procedures to keep us safe at Mass is in order:

 

  • Wear your mask while inside the church and when entering and exiting.  Due to the current mask mandate in Salt Lake County, you may not remove it when you are in your seat during Mass unless you have a health condition that makes wearing a mask difficult.

  • Maintain six feet of social distance coming in, going out, between family groups in pews, and in the Communion Procession

  • DO NOT congregate and/or chat in the the church or in the parking lot before or after Mass.

  • Please do not blow your nose in the church.

  • Come early or on time for Mass.

  • If a particular Mass reaches capacity, the doors will be locked and people turned away.  DO NOT KNOCK ON THE DOOR.

  • IF YOU THINK THAT YOU EVEN MIGHT BE SICK, STAY HOME.

  • Yes, the church may be chilly, but ventilation is one of the ways we prevent the spread of the disease.

  • Remember the sick, those who care for the sick, and the vulnerable in your prayers.

 

St. Ambrose has done great so far.  Let us keep at it.

 

FATHER ERIK

 

Please see a list of our safety protocols below.  Although in-person Sunday Masses have resumed, you still can view Mass online here.  Each weekend's Mass is typically up by 8:00 AM  on Sunday morning. 

How We Are Keeping You Safe During COVID - 19

 

Your safety at St. Ambrose is paramount during these COVID times. 

Here a few things we are doing to keep you and your loved ones safe when you visit any of our facilities on the St. Ambrose campus: 

 

1) St. Ambrose has a wonderful ventilation system. The air handlers and control system allow for a large amounts of fresh air to be delivered into the church space (you may have felt the air blowing out of the facility when you enter - that is how much fresh air is being pumped into the space. While not economical, we believe that by providing this great amount of fresh air greatly reduces any shared air with others and greatly improves the safety of everyone gathered in the church. The air is replaced in the church around 20x per hour - for comparison - a negative air pressure room in most hospitals (for extremely contagious illness such as Tuberculosis) replaces the air around12x per hour.

2) We require face coverings when moving around the interior of any of the buildings on campus. 

 

If you are going to Mass you may remove your face coverings once you are seated in the pew - when you stand to move around please cover your face. 

3) The church space is marked with blue painters tape on the floor and the pews to ensure social distancing protocols. Every other pew is closed. 

4) One of the most important areas of sanitation occurs after every Mass where every pew is wiped with a Clorox Bleach solution to disinfect the surface for the next liturgy. All touch surfaces such as door handles and bathroom touch surfaces are also sanitized after every weekend Mass and throughout the week. 

5) The Social Hall is closed and locked at this time. By limiting access to this large space we are able to focus our time on the church space and any space used for worship. 

 

The staff of St. Ambrose and J.E. Cosgriff work very hard to ensure your safety by providing a clean and fresh environment to worship and learn. We follow all CDC and Health Dept. guidelines and protocols and ask for your help in spreading the word and keeping our facilities as clean as possible for everyone. 

Read Letters from the Pastor here.

 
 
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

Wednesday 3:00-5:00 pm

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

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 RECTORY OFFICES

801-485-5610

Monday-Thursday: 8am - 4pm

 

VAUGHAN CENTER OFFICES

 

801-485-9324

Monday-Thursday: 10am - 5:30 pm

Sunday: 9am - Noon

(during the school year only)

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Last Updated:  10/18/2020 at 8:00 AM