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FROM FATHER ERIK

March 25, 2020

My Dear Sons and Daughters in Christ,

I miss you! Yes, I miss seeing you. I miss praying with you in person. And yet, we know in faith that we are all still together in the Body of Christ which is the Church. Let us pray for a quick end to the current difficulties and for the comfort and help for those most in need both locally in our parish and throughout the world.

Bishop Solis has shared the following message. Please take a minute to listen and pray with the shepherd of our diocese.

Also Chris Huntzinger and his team worked out all the bugs and our Sunday and Holy Day Masses, with music, are up on our parish website and on YouTube.

I am celebrating all our normally scheduled Masses. Audio podcasts of the homilies are available at:

http://www.orthometer.podbean.com/

Special thanks a kudos go out to the faculty and staff at Cosgriff School. They are doing an amazing job in providing a world class education to our students whether or not they are in the building or at home learning remotely.

We are not sure at this point whether or not First Holy Communion or Confirmation will take place on the scheduled days or not. I can however assure you that they will take place. The interruption of instruction will not prevent any student from receiving their Sacraments.

Parish facilities have been examined and will be examined again by structural engineers from the diocese. No significant damage has been found.

Update 3/30/2020 - You may read the report from the Diocesan structural engineer here.

We have switched over to a different online giving provider. Here is a link for you to change over or start online giving.

 

God bless you all. You are in my prayers and those of the deacons.

FATHER ERIK

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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 BISHOP SOLIS

March 19, 2020

The Most Rev. Oscar A. Solis, Bishop of Salt Lake City, issued a memo March 19 declaring that all Holy Week, Triduum and Easter services in the Diocese of Salt Lake City will be celebrated without the presence of the congregation.

Bishop Solis’ decree follows that issued by the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome, which states in part, “Wherever the civil and ecclesiastical authorities have put restrictions in place, the Sacred Triduum must be celebrated in the following way: Bishops will give indications, which have been agreed with the Episcopal Conference, so that, in the Cathedral and parish churches, though without the physical participation of the faithful, the Bishop and parish priest(s) can celebrate the liturgical mysteries of the Pascal Triduum. The faithful should be informed of the times of the celebration so that they can prayerfully unite themselves in their homes. …”

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, priests in the Diocese of Salt Lake City are to limit participation in all Holy Week services, Bishop Solis said in his memo. Participants may include a possible concelebrant, deacon, two servers, an instrumentalist and cantor, or a choir of no more than three members to enhance the liturgy.

The Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation will be postponed until the pandemic passes.

If pastors plan to distribute blessed palms on Palm Sunday, April 5, they most do so in accordance with the safety and sanitary directives issued by the diocese, Bishop Solis said.

The Chrism Mass this year in the Diocese of Salt Lake City will be celebrated, without the congregation, on Holy Thursday. The Holy Oils blessed at the Mass will be distributed to the parishes and missions.

The following directives were issued from the Diocese on March 12, 2020:

 

1. For pastoral and safety reasons, the Diocese is suspending the public celebration of worship, including Sunday, weekday and other Holy Masses from March 14-31, 2020 or until further announcements.

 

By reason of this emergency, a general dispensation is given from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation. Catholics are asked to pray at home, with the rosary, biblical prayer, personal devotions and/or to devoutly watch televised Masses. It is appropriate to pray for the healing of those suffering the current outbreak of illness, for health professionals, public officials and those serving the common good, our merciful and loving Father will strengthen our faith and trust in His goodness and divine providence;

 

The Diocese will try to provide “live streaming” of Daily and Sunday Mass will be live from the Cathedral of the Madeleine through the diocesan website

 

2. Suspend other parish or school meetings, public gatherings and other events.

 

3. Cancel all Weddings and Funerals if possible, otherwise these are to be private and limited to immediate family members only;

 

4. Private Confessions depend on the availability of the priest;

 

5. In case of emergency priests may administer the Anointing of the sick and Viaticum. You may wear gloves and dispose of these reverently by burning or burying in the ground;

6. Churches can remain open for private visit to the Blessed Sacrament and personal prayer as appropriate; holy water fonts must be emptied to help avoid transmission of virus;

7. Announce and post pertinent information for parishioners and others on Church and school doors, the parish bulletin and website, email and other forms of social media;

8. Provide information how to reach priests or office staff in case of emergencies;

9. Pastors put up and maintain key working staff for daily operations and emergency calls; establish basic work schedule and rotation with staff and other workers; provide health cautionary measures for staff.

10. Pray for God’s grace and intervention for the sick, health workers and our community.

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). All times below are for our local time zone (MDT).

    • Mass schedule: 

      • 6:00 AM,

      • 10:00 AM 

      • 5:00 PM

      • 10:00 PM 

    • Please note:  This week, there will be no Masss aired at 10:00 PM on Saturday.  Sunday Masses on Palm Sunday will be from various locations and only 10:00 pm will be a rebroadcast.

  • Watch pre-recorded Weekend Mass from St. Ambrose 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.

  • Especially during this Lenten season, pray the Stations of the Cross.  Laudate has a great Stations of the Cross section.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

AT THE CHURCH

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

AROUND THE CAMPUS

Vaughan Center

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

J. E. Cosgriff Memorial School

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

AROUND THE DIOCESE

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 
 
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 pm

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

Fridays During Lent

Additional Daily Mass

 

6:00 pm

Stations of the Cross

approximately 6:30 pm

(Fr. Erik will hear confessions during Stations)

Soup Supper

approximately 7:00 pm

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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Last Updated:  3/30/2020 at 5:26 PM