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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.

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

Jan. 27

  • Cosgriff 8th grade in the social hall from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

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

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

 

Jan. 28

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

  • Cosgriff 8th grade in the social hall from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Jan. 29

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

  • Cosgriff 8th grade in the social hall from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • Cosgriff All School Mass in the church at 8:30 am – 2nd and 3rd grade in-person and livestreamed

  • Funeral in the church at 1:00 pm

Jan. 30

  • Pre-March for Life Blessing in the parking lot at 8:45 am

  • Daily Mass in the church at 9:00 am with Presentation of Religious Ed. 1st Communion students and Inscription of Religious Ed. Confirmation candidates – Attendance Restrictions

  • Prayer Group in the church at 9:45 am

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

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

 

Jan. 31

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

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

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

Feb. 1

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

  • Cosgriff 8th grade in the social hall from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

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

 

Feb. 2

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

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

  • Cosgriff 8th grade in the social hall from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Feb. 3

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

  • Cosgriff 8th grade in the social hall from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

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

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

 

Feb. 4

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

  • Cosgriff 8th grade in the social hall from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

Feb. 5

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

  • Cosgriff 8th grade in the social hall from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • Cosgriff All School Mass in the church at 8:30 am – 7th and 8th grade in person and livestreamed

  • First Friday Adoration in the church from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm

 

Feb. 6

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

  • Prayer Group in the church at 9:45 am

  • RCIA Event – Private in the church at 1:00 pm

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

  • Mass in the church at 5:00 pm

 

Feb. 7

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

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

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

AROUND THE CAMPUS

Vaughan Center

 

Jan. 27

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

 

Jan. 28

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

 

Jan. 29

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

Feb. 1

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

 

Feb. 2

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

 

Feb. 3

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

 

Feb. 4

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

 

Feb. 5

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

J. E. Cosgriff Memorial School

Jan. 29

  • Formal Dress Friday

  • All School Mass in the church at 8:30 am – 2nd and 3rd grade in-person and livestreamed

  • Friday Dismissal at 12:15 pm

  • Home Learner Materials Pick Up and Drop Off in the gym from 3:30 to 5:00 pm

 

Jan. 31

  • Catholic Schools Week Begins

  • Parish Religious Education Classes in the school at 9:45 am

Feb. 1

  • Catholic Schools Week

  • 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

 

Feb. 2

  • Catholic Schools Week

  • Cosgriff Science Fair from 1:00 to 7:00 pm (location TBD)

 

Feb. 3

  • Catholic Schools Week

 

Feb. 4

  • Catholic Schools Week

 

Feb. 5

  • Catholic Schools Week ends

  • New Student application deadline

  • RE-enrollment of current students ends

  • Formal Dress Friday

  • All School Mass in the church at 8:30 am – 7th and 8th grade in person and livestreamed

  • Friday Dismissal at 12:15 pm

  • Home Learner Materials Pick Up and Drop Off in the gym from 3:30 to 5:00 pm

 

Feb. 6

  • Diocesan Science Fair TBD

  • (Mardi Gras rescheduled for May)

 

Feb. 7

  • Parish Religious Education classes in the school at 9:45 am

AROUND THE DIOCESE

Retreat for Single Women Discerning Religious Life — The virtual retreat “Rise Up and Journey with Jesus” sponsored by the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity will be Friday, Jan. 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 30, 2-5 p.m. For information or to register, visit MSBT.org or email voc@msbt.org.

 

Assessment Exam — Juan Diego CHS will conduct an education assessment exam for admissions on Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m. to noon. This free exam is offered for all students who are interested in enrolling at Juan Diego CHS for the 2021-2022 school year. Register online at www.jdchs.org.  

 

Utah March for Life 2021 – Saturday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m. at the Utah State Capitol. Due to the pandemic, this event will be a car parade that will begin at the Capitol and travel down State Street. Those attending are asked to decorate their cars with appropriate pro-life messaging. Car flags will be sold at the event. Participation is free of charge. The event is sponsored by Pro-Life Utah.

 

Volunteers Needed — at the Good Samaritan Program from 10 a.m. to noon daily. The program is located at the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall, 437 West 200 South, SLC. To sign up, text 801-793-5679.

Summer Faith Opportunity — FOCUS Summer Projects, a 10-week program for college students, offers a paid summer job and faith formation from FOCUS.  For information, click here.

 

Homeschool Program — Catholic Schoolhouse is registering students for the 2021/2022 academic year in northern Utah. Catholic Schoolhouse meets weekly for two hours of classroom instruction, hands-on science and art projects and children’s chorus, and provides opportunities for socializing. For information about the Jan. 20 informational meeting, email ogdenut@catholicschoolhouse.com.

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 are 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 amount 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 it 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 around 12x 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: 8:30am - 4:30pm

 

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:  1/27/2021 at 2:15 PM