Events

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE ST. FLORENCE COMMUNITY(scroll down to the event closest to today’s date to find the Google calendar)

December 25th, 2019 – Christmas Day Mass: 9:00am & 11:00 am

December 24th, 2019 – Christmas Eve Mass: 4:30pm with the CCD kids taking part by being Lectors, bringing up gifts, etc and also providing music with adult assistance.

December 15, 2019 – Mission Advisory Council Meeting: 9:45am in a classroom. All invited

December 8, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: After Mass in a back classroom. We will be discussing chapter 9

*Cancelled* Nov 28, 2019 – Thanksgiving Mass: 9:30am *Cancelled*

November 24, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: Chapter 8 will be discussed after Mass. This is an inspiring chapter on the 10 Commandments for Mature Living.

November 24, 2019 – Patriotic Rosary 8:00am: In a Patriotic Rosary, we pray for each state by name. Books are provided as guides. This is a great way to prepare for Thanksgiving. Come join us.

Nov 23 & 24, 2019 – Get Your Picture Taken: If your picture is not on our bulletin board, please stay after Mass to have your picture taken. We like to have everyone’s picture posted to help us to get to know each other.

Nov 17, 2019 – Mission Advisory Council Meeting after Mass. All invited

Nov 16 & 17, 2019 – AED Refresher Training: after both Masses, Maureen Hamilton will be providing refresher training to anyone who has been trained on our AED. This will only take about 30 minutes.

November 11, 2019 – Altar Server Training 7:00pm: Are you interested in being an Altar Server? If so, please reach out to Chris Kennedy – kennncw@aol.com . Altar Server training will be held on Monday, November 11th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Church.

November 10, 2019 – Rosary 8:00am

Nov 3, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: After Mass, join us for a discussion on Blessing Others (second part of chapter 7)

Nov 1, 2019 – All Saints Day (Holy Day Of Obligation): Mass at 6:00pm

Oct 20, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: after Mass come learn more about Blessings (chapter 7). Deana Froerer leads the discussion that will be held in a back classroom. Everyone is welcomed to join, even if you haven’t read the chapter.

Oct 13, 2019 – Mission Advisory Council Meeting: After Mass

Oct 12, 2019 – Snowbasin Rd Cleanup: Several years ago, St. Florence adopted the road from Trappers Loop up to Snowbasin Resort. We are responsible for picking up trash along it twice a year. The Fall Clean-up will be Saturday Oct. 12th. Meet at the Church at 9:00am. Please bring gloves. Trash bags and safety vests will be provided. With enough help, we should be done by 11:00am. For more info and to let us know you are coming (so we can notify you if we have to postpone), please contact Ann aezieve@gmail.com.

Oct 12, 2019 Pizza & Movie: The Sunday Morning Scripture Study Group invites everyone to join them Sat. Oct. 12th after the 5:30pm Mass for pizza and to watch “The Shack” (rated PG-13), a movie about a grieving man’s unexpected encounter with God. Contact Deana Froerer for info dlfroerer@msn.com

Oct 6, 2019 Sacred Fire Book Discussion: come learn more about Prayer (chapter 6). Deana Froerer leads the discussion that will be held in the back of the Social Hall (note new location). Everyone is welcomed to join, incl. newcomers!

Sept 29, 2019 – Pet Blessing and Dog Party: from 12-4 pm. Joy & Joe Clem along w/ Tappan are hosting their 15th annual dog gathering at their home. Father Joseph Minuth will bless the animals around noon in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. This year’s food theme celebrates HERITAGE. Joy along with her visiting mother and sisters will be preparing a variety of Filipino dishes — maybe even a lichon (pig roast)! Please bring a side dish, dessert or beverage to share that represents YOUR heritage. All socialized, immunized dogs and dog-friendly pets are welcome. Dog lovers who are without a companion are also welcome. Contact JoyJoeClem@gmail.com for any questions.

Sept 29, 2019 – CCD Classes Begin after Mass

Sept 29, 2019 – Rosary 8:00am

Sept 22, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: The Gospels record a number of times when Jesus says or does something and people are “amazed”. Join in next Sunday, Sep 22 to explore the meaning of this amazement (starting on pg 151). Deana Froerer leads the discussion in a back classroom after Mass.

Sept 22, 2019 – CCD Parents’ Meeting: 9:30am in the Social Hall

Sept 21, 2019 – Huntsville Marathon Aid Station: Come cheer on tired Huntsville Marathon runners, give them water and nourishment, and give back to our community by helping at the St. Florence Aid Station in front of the former Monastery on Saturday Sept. 21st. Proceeds from the Marathon go to charities in the Ogden Valley. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch, gratitude from runners, and satisfaction of doing something for others. Email Lon Castleton at LonCastleton@aol.com for more info and to help.

Sept 15, 2019 – St. Florence Picnic: Please join fellow parishioners and friends at Huntsville Park on Sept 15th. Come and share a meal, participate in some friendly competition, or kick back, relax and enjoy the fellowship. The picnic menu will have hamburgers, hot dogs and fajitas. Please bring a dish to share. There will be friendly competitive games such as corn hole, horseshoes and dominoes. RSVP by Sept 8th to Kathiegg2@gmail.com

Sept 13, 2019 – Bridging the Gap: St. Florence will be assisting Catholic Community Services to provide food to low income kids to sustain them through the weekend. Many kids in the Ogden School District rely on free meals at school, so weekends can be a time of food insecurity. To help ease this suffering, we will be distributing food at T.O. Smith Elementary School (3295 Gramercy Ave, Ogden 84403). The work is fun and easy. All you have to do is put donated pre-packaged food items into the kids bags as they come through the line. Volunteers need to arrive by 12:30pm to help set up. Food distribution starts at 1:00pm. We should be done by 2:00pm If you can help, please RSVP to Ann at aezieve@gmail.com. We need about 20 volunteers. Thank you for feeding the poor.

Sept 8,2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion after Mass: starting on pg 145. All welcomed.

Sept 8,2019 – Help Preserve The Monastery’s History: Mountain Arts and Music is partnering with Weber State University on an Oral History Project about the Huntsville Monastery, The Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity. Anyone who is interested in sharing their experience and memories of their interactions with the Monastery will have an opportunity to do so at St. Florence after Mass on Sunday Sept 8th and during the annual picnic on Sunday Sept 15th. Interested individuals will be asked to fill out a preliminary survey that will be used to personalize a taped interview. The interviews/stories will be archived at Weber State University Library and available to the public through podcast programs and printed formats such as newsletters and newspaper articles. For more information, contact Joy Clem JoyJoeClem@gmail.com or Charlesa (Lesa) Byrd charlesabyrd@mail.weber.edu

Aug 25, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: Everyone is welcomed to join in the discussion of Ronald Rolheiser’s book Sunday, Aug 25th at 9:30am in a back classroom. Chapter 5 will be discussed about 2 invitations that come to use in the Gospels that invite us to move from goodness to greatness. Deana Froerer leads the group. Contact her for information at dlfroerer@msn.com. Even if you haven’t attended before, you will benefit from the discussion. Come see.

Aug 18, 2019 – Mission Advisory Council Meeting: After the 9:00am Mass in a back classroom

Aug 18, 2019 – Rosary at 8:30am

Aug 15, 2019 – HolyDay – Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary: Mass time 7:00pm at St. Florence. This is a HolyDay of Obligation

Aug. 11, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: from 8:00-8:55am in a back classroom. We are discussion chapter 4 about Jesus’ invitation to deeper conversion. Last week we discussed invitation 2 & 3. Next we discuss Invitation 4, (pg 116) “Looking Frantically For The Lost Coin” about our call to tirelessly seek & value wholeness in family & community relationships. Join us! More info, Deana Froerer dlfroerer@msn.com

July 28, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: from 8:00-8:55am in a back classroom. We are discussion chapter 4 about Jesus’ invitation to deeper conversion. Last week we discussed “Looking for Christ on the Road to Emmaus”. Next we discuss “To Remain, Like Peter, Committed When Everything in Us Suggests That We Walk Away” starting on pg. 105. Join us!

July 14, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: Come join the discussion on Sunday July 14th 8:00-9:00am. We will be discussing Chapter 4 about how to more generously give your life away. There is plenty of time to catch up if you haven’t started the book yet. For more info, contact Deana Froerer DLFroerer@msn.com

July 7, 2019 – Patriotic Rosary 8:30am: In a Patriotic Rosary, one Hail Mary is dedicated to each of the 50 states. It is an inspirational way to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday. Books will be provided to guide you. Please come and join us.

June 30, 2019 – Eucharistic Minister Training after 9:00am Mass: If you are an EM in the Parish and have not attended the last two training’s, the next EM training will be this Sunday, June 30th following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. This is for ALL EMs that serve at each Mass and take communion to the sick. Please contact Chris Kennedy (Kennncw@aol.com) if you cannot attend this or the previous trainings. Thank you.

June 23, 2019 – Parish Council Meeting: after 9:00am Mass

June 16, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: The next discussion will be next Sunday, June 16th at a new time of 8:00am. Chapter 3 will be discussed. All are invited to join in to learn how to have a more mature discipleship. Contact Deana Froerer with any questions DLFroerer@msn.com

June 15, 2019 – Summer Mass Schedule begins: See News Tab for details

June 9, 2019 – Holy Hour and Reconciliation from 8:50-9:50am

June 2, 2019 – Sacred Fire Book Discussion: at 8:50am. We will complete our discussion of Chapter 2 starting on pg 37. Deana Froerer leads the group.

June 1, 2019 – SnowBasin Rd Cleanup: Several years ago, St. Florence adopted the road from Trappers Loop up to Snowbasin Resort. We are responsible for picking up trash along it twice a year. The Spring Clean-up will be Saturday June 1st. Meet at the Church at 9:00am. Please bring gloves. Trash bags and safety vests will be provided. With enough help, we should be done by 11:00am. For more info and to let us know you are coming (so we can notify you if we have to postpone), please contact Ann aezieve@gmail.com

May 26, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50 am

May 26, 2019 – Rosary: 7:30 am

May 19, 2019 – Parish Council Meeting: 11:15 am

May 19, 2019 -Sacred Fire Book Discussion: Come learn about having a “mature” discipleship as we discuss this book by Fr. Ronald Rohlheiser. Chapter 2 will be discussed next Sunday May 19th starting at a new time of 8:50 am. Deana Froerer leads the group and can be contacted at DLFroerer@msn.com

May 19, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50 am

May 19, 2019 – Rosary: 7:30 am

May 12, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50 am

May 12, 2019 – Rosary: 7:30 am

May 11, 2019 Steps For Life – Eden Park: Steps For Life is not an athletic event – it’s just a stroll in the park! Come walk with Fran next Saturday May 11th at 10:00 am in the Eden Park and support the Pregnancy Medical Center. Meet in front of the Community Center/Bowery Building where we had temporary Masses a year ago. The whole family is welcome to come! Contact Fran for more info minniemouse63030@aol.com. Go to the Lazarus Mission Tab for info on how to make a donation by May 11th.

May 5, 2019 – Sunday Scripture Study: All those seeking to find a deeper, more “mature discipleship” are welcome to come Sunday May 5th from 9:00-10:00am when Deana Froerer will begin a discussion of the book “Sacred Fire” by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser. Participants are asked to read chapter 1 by May 5th. If you need a book, contact Lon Castleton (loncastleton@aol.com). Questions, contact Deana at dlfroerer@msn.com.

May 5, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50

May 5, 2019 – Rosary: 7:30 am

April 28, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation 8:50-9:50

April 28, 2019 – Chaplet of Divine Mercy: 9:00am

April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday Mass: 8am & 10am: There will be a children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the Church Lawn after the10am Mass)

April 20, 2019 – Easter Vigil Mass: 9pm. (there are no catechumens for St. Florence. Also, there is no 4:30pm Saturday Mass on April 20th)

April 19, 2019 – Good Friday Service: 6pm

April 18, 2019 – Holy Thursday Mass: 6pm.

April 14, 2019 – Sunday Morning Scripture Study: The group is moving on to a new book and will be confirming which one when we meet on Sunday Apr 14th at 9 AM. Bring your suggestions and join us for a transition week–complete with a look at Holy Week and how the Passion plays out in different Gospels. All are welcome to come & kick off Holy Week together. Contact Deana Froerer with any questions. DLFroerer@msn.com

April 14, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am

April 13, 2019 – AED/CPR Refresher Class 9:30 am: should last about 1 hr. RSVP to Maureen at TTHamilton@sbcglobal.net

April 12, 2019 – Lenten Dinner & Movie after Mass & Stations: In preparation for Holy Week, On Fri. April 12, 2019, following the 6pm Mass/Stations of the Cross, the Parish Council will provide a simple Lenten meal of rice and beans along with a short 30 minute Catholic Right To Life film (children approved). There is no cost for the meal, however a free-will offering will be collected for St. Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. Any questions please contact any member of the Parish Council (see contact us tab). All are welcome to come!

April 12, 2019 – Mass, Stations of the Cross & Reconciliation: starting at 6:00pm

April 07, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am

April 07, 2019 Rosary 7:30am

April 05, 2019 Mass, Stations of the Cross & Reconciliation: starting at 6:00pm

March 31, 2019 Holy Longing Book Discussion Chapter 10 at 9am: All invited

March 31, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am

March 29, 2019 – Mass, Stations of the Cross & Reconciliation: starting at 6:00pm

March 28, 2019 – Mass, Rosary, Adoration: starting at 6:00pm till 8:00pm. Note, this replaces the March 26th Mass with is cancelled.

March 24, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am

March 22, 2019 – Mass, Stations of the Cross & Reconciliation: starting at 6:00pm

March 21, 2019 – Mass, Rosary, Adoration: starting at 6:00pm till 8:00pm. Note, this replaces the March 19th Mass with is cancelled.

March 17, 2019 – Parish Council Meeting 11:15am: All invited

March 17, 2019 Holy Longing Book Discussion Chapter 10 at 9am: All invited

March 17, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am

March 15, 2019 – Mass, Stations of the Cross & Reconciliation: starting at 6:00pm

March 10, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am

March 08, 2019 – Mass, Stations of the Cross & Reconciliation: starting at 6:00pm

March 06, 2019 – Ash Wednesday Mass with distribution of Ashes: 6:00pm

March 03, 2019 – Holy Longing Book Discussion on Chapter 9: 9:00am in a back classroom. All invited

March 03, 2019 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am

March 03, 2019 – Rosary 7:30am

February 24, 2019 – Holy Hour (Adoration) and Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am in the Church

February 17, 2019 – Holy Longing Book Discussion: 9:00am in a back classroom, join in the discussion on pas 179-191 about Social Justice. All are welcome, even if you haven’t attended before.

February 17, 2019 – Holy Hour (Adoration) and Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am in the Church

February 17, 2019 – Parish Council Meeting: after 10:00 am Mass (approx 11:15am) in a back classroom. All welcome

February 10,, 2019 – Holy Hour (Adoration) and Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am in the Church

February 3, 2019 – Holy Longing Book Discussion: 9:00am in a back classroom, join in the discussion on chapter 8 about Social Justice. All are welcome, even if you haven’t attended before.

February 3, 2019 – Holy Hour (Adoration) and Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am in the Church

February 3, 2019 – Rosary at 7:30 am

Jan 27, 2019 – Holy Hour (Adoration) and Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am in the Church

Jan 20, 2019 – Holy Longing Book Discussion: at 9:00am in a back classroom, join in the discussion on chapter 7. All are welcome, even if you haven’t attended before.

Jan 20, 2019 – Holy Hour (Adoration) and Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am in the Church

Jan 13, 2019 – Holy Hour (Adoration) and Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am in the Church

Jan 13, 2019 – Rosary: 7:30am in the Church

Jan 6, 2019 – Holy Longing Book Discussion: at 9:00am in a back classroom, join in the discussion on “Why Attend Church?”, pgs. 134-140 in the book. All are welcome, even if you haven’t attended before.

Jan 6, 2019 – Holy Hour (Adoration) and Reconciliation: 8:50-9:50am in the Church

Jan 6, 2019 – Parish Council Meeting: in a back classroom. All welcomed.

Jan. 1, 2019 – the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God is not a holyday of obligation in the Diocese of Salt Lake City. We will have Mass at St. Florence at 10:00am. There will not be a 5:00pm Mass Jan. 1

Dec 25, 2018 – Christmas Day Mass 9:00 am: This will be a full choral Mass

Dec 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve Mass 4:30 pm: At this Mass, the CCD kids will be taking part by being Lectors, bringing up gifts, etc and also providing music (with adult assistance)

Dec 17, 2018 – Confessions/Adoration 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Dec 16, 2018 – Holy Longing Book Discussion Chapter 6, 9-9:50 am: The group meets in a back classroom. All welcomed especially newcomers.

Dec 16, 2018 – Rosary at 7:30am

Dec 09, 2018 – Holy Hour/Reconciliation 8:50-9:50am

Dec 07, 2018 – Holy Day Mass 6:00pm: For the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation (Note: Holy Day is not being moved to the Sunday and Masses on Dec 8 after 4:00pm and on Dec 9 are for the 2nd Sunday of Advent)

Dec 02, 2018 – Holy Longing Book Discussion Chapter 5 from 9:00-9:50am: If you haven’t already done so, pick up a copy of “Holy Longing” by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser and read chapter 5. if you missed the previous discussion, you won’t be lost. Everyone is welcomed to join the group in one of the back classrooms. The discussion continues every other Sunday. Contact Deana Froerer for more information at DLFroerer@MSN.Com

Dec 02, 2018 – Parish Council Meeting 11:15am: All invited

Dec 02, 2018 – Holy Hour & Reconciliation 8:50 – 9:50am: Bishop Solis has asked all Parishes to have a special hour of prayer for our Church and the victim-survivors of the sexual abuse scandals. At Fr. Cummins suggestion, we will have a Holy Hour every Sunday. Please make time to come pray with our community, whether for a few minutes or the whole hour. Fr Cummins is also available to hear confessions during this hour.

Nov 25, 2018 – Holy Hour & Reconciliation 8:50 – 9:50am: Bishop Solis has asked all Parishes to have a special hour of prayer for our Church and the victim-survivors of the sexual abuse scandals. At Fr. Cummins suggestion, we will have a Holy Hour every Sunday. Please make time to come pray with our community, whether for a few minutes or the whole hour. Fr Cummins is also available to hear confessions during this hour.

Nov 18, 2018 – Patriotic Rosary: In honor of Thanksgiving, we will pray a Patriotic Rosary Sunday Nov 18th at 9:00am. In a Patriotic Rosary, one Hail Mary is dedicated to each of the 50 states. It is fun, easy & inspirational way to give thanks for all the blessings we have as a nation. Books will be provided to guide you. Please come and join us.

Nov 11 2018 – Holy Longing Book Discussion Chapter 4 from 9:00-9:50am: If you haven’t already done so, pick up a copy of “Holy Longing” by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser and read chapter 4. if you missed the previous discussion, you won’t be lost. Everyone is welcomed to join the group in one of the back classrooms. The discussion continues every other Sunday. Contact Deana Froerer for more information at DLFroerer@MSN.Com

Nov 11, 2018 – Holy Hour & Reconciliation 8:50 – 9:50am: Bishop Solis has asked all Parishes to have a special hour of prayer for our Church and the victim-survivors of the sexual abuse scandals. At Fr. Cummins suggestion, we will have a Holy Hour every Sunday. Please make time to come pray with our community, whether for a few minutes or the whole hour. Fr Cummins is also available to hear confessions during this hour. See News tab 10/20/18 for more information on Holy Hour/Eucharistic Adoration.

Nov 4, 2018 – Holy Hour & Reconciiiation 8:50 – 9:50am: Bishop Solis has asked all Parishes to have a special hour of prayer for our Church and the victim-survivors of the sexual abuse scandals. At Fr. Cummins suggestion, we will have a Holy Hour every Sunday. Please make time to come pray with our community, whether for a few minutes or the whole hour. Fr Cummins is also available to hear confessions during this hour. See News tab 10/20/18 for more information on Holy Hour/Eucharistic Adoration

Nov 4. 2018 – Rosary at 7:30 am in the church

Nov 2, 2018 – Chili/Soup Dinner & Movie Night: Starting at 6pm we will have a Chili/Soup Dinner followed by the movie Coco (rated PG). Please sign up to bring Chili, Soup, Salad, Bread or Dessert. The Parish will provide beverages & popcorn! Leftover Halloween candy welcomed also. Sign-up sheets are by the front church door and side table in the Social Hall. Come enjoy some good food and fellowship! Contact Ann Zieve for more info (aezieve@gmail.com)

Nov 1, 2018 – All Saints Day Holy Day of Obligation: Mass at 6:00 pm

Oct 28, 2018 – Holy Longing Book Discussion Chapter 3 from 9:00-9:50am: If you haven’t already done so, pick up a copy of “Holy Longing” by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser and read chapter 3. if you missed the previous discussion, you won’t be lost. Everyone is welcomed to join the group in one of the back classrooms. The discussion continues every other Sunday. Contact Deana Froerer for more information at DLFroerer@MSN.Com

Oct 28, 2018 – Holy Hour 8:50 – 9:50am: Bishop Solis has asked all Parishes to have a special hour of prayer for our Church and the victim-survivors of the sexual abuse scandals. At Fr. Cummins suggestion, we will have a Holy Hour every Sunday. Please make time to come pray with our community, whether for a few minutes or the whole hour. See News tab 10/20/18 for more information on Holy Hour/Eucharistic Adoration

Oct 21, 2018 – Holy Hour 8:50-9:50am: Bishop Solis has asked all Parishes to have a special hour of prayer for our Church and the victim-survivors of the sexual abuse scandals. At Fr. Cummins suggestion, we will have a Holy Hour every Sunday. Please make time to come pray with our community, whether for a few minutes or the whole hour. See News tab 10/20/18 for more information on Holy Hour/Eucharistic Adoration

Oct 20, 2018 – Snowbasin Road & Church Fall Clean up: We will do our bi-annual picking up trash along the road from Trappers Loop up to Snow Basin Resort. We also hope to have enough volunteers to simultaneously do raking and fall clean-up at the Church. We will meet at 9:00 am at the Church and with enough help should be done by 11:00am. Please bring gloves. If you can help, please contact Ann Zieve for more info and to RSVP aezieve@gmail.com

Oct. 14, 2018 Parish Council Meeting 11:15am in the Social Hall. All invited

Oct 14, 2018 – Sunday Holy Hour 8:50-9:50am: Bishop Solis has asked all Parishes to have a special hour of prayer for our Church and the victim-survivors of the sexual abuse scandals. At Fr. Cummins suggestion, we will have a Holy Hour every Sunday starting next Sunday Oct 7th from 8:50-9:50am. Please make time to come pray with our community.

Oct 14, 2018 Holy Longing Book Discussion: If you haven’t already done so, pick up a copy of “Holy Longing” by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser and read chapter 2. Then come join the discussion at 9:00am. On Sept 30th, we discussed chapter 1 which was about spirituality as the fire and glue. Even if you missed the discussion, you won’t be lost. Everyone is welcomed to join the group in one of the back classrooms. The discussion continues every other Sunday. Contact Deana Froerer for more information at DLFroerer@MSN.Com

Oct 12, 2018 – Bridging the Gap: St. Florence will be assisting Catholic Community Services to provide food to low income kids to sustain them through the weekend. We will be distributing food at T.O. Smith Elementary School (3295 Gramercy Ave, Ogden 84403). Volunteers need to arrive by 11am to help set up. We should be done by 12:30. If you can help, pls RSVP to Ann aezieve@gmail.com.

Oct 7th, 2018 from 12-4pm – Pet Blessing and Dog Party: Joy & Joe Clem along w/ Tappan are hosting their 14th annual dog gathering at their home in Huntsville Meadows – 8665 E 300 N, Huntsville, UT 84317 (off UT-39 east towards Monte Cristo). Father Charles Cummins will bless the animals around noon in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. This year’s food theme celebrates French cuisine. We’ll provide coq au vin and French onion soup. Please bring a French-inspired side dish, dessert or beverage to share. All socialized, immunized dogs and dog-friendly pets are welcome. Dog lovers who are without a companion are also welcome. Call or text Joy at 801-949-7725 for any questions. Bone appetit!

Oct. 7, 2018 – Rosary at 7:30am in the Church

Oct 1, 2018 – Dante’s Divine Comedy: The Monday Evening Study Group will be starting a study of Dante’s Divine Comedy on Monday Oct 1. They will be using a presentation by Professors Cook & Herzman of SUNY that has 24 sessions. Everyone is invited to join. See Religious Education Tab for more info.

Sept 30, 2018- Holy Longing Book Discussion: Starting Sept 30, we will begin reading and discussing the book “Holy Longing” by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser which is about searching for a Christian Spirituality. The discussion will continue every other Sunday at 9:00am. Deana Froerer will lead the discussion in one of the classrooms in the back of the social hall. Everyone is welcomed to join the discussion. Contact Deana Froerer for more information at DLFroerer@MSN.Com.

Sept 23, 2018 CCD begins 8:50am-9:50am: contact Dawn Cvitkovich for more information and to register kovichfamily@yahoo.com

Sept 16, 2018 – Sunday Scripture Study 9:00-9:50am: Fun, Faith and Fellowship, come join the discussion in the Social Hall.

Sept 15, 2018 Huntsville Marathon Aid Station: once again, St. Florence will be working a the aid station in front of the former Huntsville Monastery. Volunteers will be needed from 9:00 – 3:00pm to hand out drinks and food to runners. Details coming soon.

Sept 9, 2018 Parish Picnic at the Huntsville Park: 11:00-3:00pm: The Parish will provide hamburger, hotdogs, the fixins, and beverages. Please bring a dish to share. Come enjoy games, door prizes, great food, and meet fellow parishioners. RSVP to aezieve@gmail.com by Sept 2nd.

Sept 9, 2018 Rosary at 7:30am

August 19, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study 9:00-9:50 am: Join us in the social hall to discuss the Sunday readings. Fun, Faith & Fellowship!

August 15, 2018 Feast of the Assumption: Holy Day of Obligation. Mass at 6:00 pm at St. Florence. (There will also be Mass at 12:30pm at the Newman Center 3738 Custer Ave. Ogden UT 84403)

August 14, 2018 Vigil Mass for Feast of Assumption: Mass at 5:00 pm at St. Florence This counts as fulfilling your Holy Day obligation. Mass will be followed by Rosary. There will be no Adoration or Confessions from 6:00-7:00pm this Tuesday evening. (There will also be Mass at 7:00pm at the Newman Center 3738 Custer Ave. Ogden UT 84403)

Aug 5, 2018 Parish Council Meeting: 11:15am in the Social Hall. All invited

Aug 5, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study: 9:00 – 9:50am join us in the Social Hall to discuss the Sunday readings. All invited

Aug 5, 2018 Rosary: Acolyte Chris Kennedy will be leading the Rosary at 7:30am. All invited, even if you come in late, please join in.

July 4, 2018 St. Florence Dunk Tank at Huntsville Park: Plan to be part of our annual Dunk Tank fundraiser in Huntsville Park from 11:00-4:00pm during the July 4th Celebration. Volunteers are needed to be ‘Dunkees’ (ages 12 and older) as well as people to help collect money, hand out balls and run the Dunk Tank. Help is also needed to set up and take down the Dunk Tank. Plus, we need people to come out and cheer us on and support our effort. Please contact John Stevens stevreo@msn.com if you can help and for more info.

July 1, 2018 Patriotic Rosary 9:00am: In honor of July 4th, we will pray a Patriotic Rosary. In a Patriotic Rosary, one Hail Mary is dedicated to each of the 50 states. It is fun, easy & inspirational way to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday. Books will be provided to guide you. Please come and join us.

June 24, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study 9:00am: Come join the fun in the back of the Social Hall for fellowship and discussion on the Sunday readings and related topics. Contact Deana Froerer for more info: dlfroerer@msn.com

June 3, 2018 Parish Council Meeting 11:15am: All invited!

June 3, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study: 9:00-9:50: In the back of the social hall. Come be uplifted by the insights to be found in the Sunday readings.

June 2, 2018 Spring Cleanup of Church Grounds – 9am: Come out and help us whip the grounds into shape for the summer. We are getting bark delivered and need help weeding, trimming and re-mulching all the garden beds. Bring gloves, sun protection and any tools you like to use. Sign up and direct any questions to Byron at holmans@readytek.net

May 20, 2018 First Communion: During 10:00 am Mass

May 19, 2018 Saturday Mass Time Change: We will be moving the Saturday Mass to 4:30 PM starting on May 19th. This was recommended by the Parish Council to better accommodate Fr. Cummins schedule as he has Mass at the Newman Center at 6:00 PM. The Rosary will be prayed at 4:00 PM and we will continue to have the social after Mass. Sunday Masses are not changing at this time and will remain at 8:00 and 10:00am

May 15, 2018 Tuesday Mass Time Change: Starting May 15th. Tuesday night Mass will be at 5:00 pm followed by Exposition of Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 PM, with Rosary at 5:30 pm. Fr. Cummins is available for Reconciliation (Confessions) from 5:30-6:30pm.

May 13, 2018 May Crowning: There will be a May Crowning during the 10:00 am Mass on Sunday May 13th led by the First Communion Students. Please join them in honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.

May 6, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study: Please join us Sunday May 6th at 9:00am in the back of the Social Hall for another stimulating discussion of the Sunday readings. Last time we discussed the core beliefs of our Catholic faith. Come join the discussion!

May 4, 2018 Bridging The Gap: On Fri. May 4th, St. Florence will be assisting Catholic Community Services to provide food to low income kids to sustain them through the weekend. We will be distributing food at Bonneville Elementary School (490 Gramercy Ave, Ogden 84404). Volunteers need to arrive by 11am to help set up. We should be done by 12:30. If you can help, please contact Ann by April 26th at aezieve@gmail.com.

April 28, 2018 Snowbasin Rd Cleanup: The Spring Clean-up will be Saturday April 28th. Meet at the Church at 9:00am. Please bring gloves. Trash bags and safety vests will be provided. With enough help, we should be done by 11:00am. For more info and to let us know you are coming (so we can notify you if we have to postpone), please contact Ann at aezieve@gmail.com.

April 27, 2018 Mass at the Newman Center (Ogden) with Fr. Cummins: On April 27th, Fr Cummins will be celebrating his 50th Ordination Anniversary. We invite St. Florence Parishioners to attend Mass with Fr. Cummins at the Newman Center (Ogden) on April 27th at 12:30pm (or another day that week, there is no 12:30p Mass on Thursday). After all the miles he drove to celebrate Mass with us, let’s go celebrate Mass with him on this momentous occasion. For more information, contact Fr. Dave or a member of the Parish Council. There are also cards at St. Florence to sign for Fr. Cummins and make a spiritual offering on his behalf.

April 17, 2018 Tuesday Night Services restart: Adoration (5:00pm), Rosary (5:30pm) and Mass (6:00pm) at St. Florence on Tuesday nights. Fr. Dave is also available for Reconciliation 5:00-5:45pm.

April 15, 2018 Parish Council Meeting 11:15am – all invited

April 15, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study 9:00-9:50am – everyone invited to join this informal discussion about the Sunday readings. Gain new insights while getting to know fellow parishioners. No special knowledge, education or experience required.

April 7th 2018 Confirmation & Church Blessing with Bishop Solis: Bishop Solis will celebrate the 5:00 PM Mass during which 7 members of our parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and our newly renovated Church will be blessed. Following the Mass we will have a reception. All parishioners are encouraged to attend, as this will be Bishop Solis’ first visit to St. Florence. More information will follow.

April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday Masses 8:00 am & 10:00 am. There will be a Children’s Easter Egg hunt on the Church lawn following the 10:00 am Mass

March 31, 2018 Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil Mass 8:30 pm: (no 5:00 pm Mass)

March 30, 2018 Good Friday Service w/ Veneration of the Cross 6:00pm

March 29, 2018 Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6:00 pm

March 24th 2018 – Masses resume at St. Florence Church building: Normal Mass schedule (see Home page)

March 18, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study 9:00-9:50am: all invited

March 4th 2018 Parish Council Meeting: 11:15am at the Eden Park Building all invited to attend

March 4th 2018 Sunday Scripture Study: 9:00-9:50 at the Eden Park building. All invited to come take a deeper look at the Sunday readings. A great way to deepen your Lenten journey!

February 18, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study: 9:00am-9:50am at or near the Eden Park Building. Everyone is invited to join in the discussion on the Sunday readings. Each week is a new discussion and topic so if you miss one week, you won’t feel lost. Come share fun, fellowship and faith-building!

February 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday Masses: Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, and is the beginning of Lent. We will celebrate Mass with distribution of Ashes at 8:00am & 6:00pm at the Eden Park building.

February 4, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study: 9:00am-9:50am at or near the Eden Park Building. Everyone is invited to join in the discussion on the Sunday readings. Each week is a new discussion and topic so if you miss one week, you won’t feel lost. Come share fun, fellowship and faith-building!

Jan 28th, 2018 – St. Joseph Catholic Schools Open House: Please come Jan. 28th to see why St. Joseph Catholic Schools are “Alive with the Spirit”. Open Houses are scheduled from 1-3pm at the Elementary School (2980 Quincy Ave. Ogden) and 2-4pm at the High School (1790 Lake St. Ogden). For Elementary School inquiries, please call 801-393-6051 and for high school inquiries, please call 801-394-1515. www.StJosephUtah.com

Jan 28, 2018 Parish Council Meeting: 11:15am. All are invited.

Jan 14, 2018 Sunday Scripture Study: Join us on Sunday Jan 14th from 9:00-9:50 in the Eden Park Bowery (Community Center) for a discuss on the Sunday readings. Fun, Fellowship and Faith-building.

Jan 13, 2018 until further notice: Starting Jan. 13/14, 2018, St. Florence will begin our temporary relocation while the church is redecorated. All normally scheduled weekend Masses and CCD to be held at the Eden Bowery/Community Center in Eden Park.We will not have Tuesday night Mass/services at the temporary location. We expect to be celebrating Mass there through the end of February. The parking areas along E 2100 N will be plowed in the event of snow, and handicap spots are adjacent to the entrance. The address of the building is 2100 N 5600 E, Eden. Photos and more info are available at www.edenparkutah.com

Jan 2, 2018: There will be Adoration (5pm), Rosary (5:30pm), & Mass (6pm) on 1/2/18.

Jan. 1, 2018: Because the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God falls on a Monday this year, it is not observed as a holy day of obligation. There will not be Mass at St. Florence on January 1st.

Dec 26th, 2017: There will not be Mass, Adoration, Rosary or Reconciliation on Dec. 26th.

Dec 25, 2017 Christmas Day Masses: at 8:00 am & 10:00 am  (St. Florence Choir performing at 10am Mass)

Dec 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Masses: 5:00 pm, 9:00 pm and Midnight. At the 5pm Mass, the CCD kids will be involved with the readings, responsorial psalm, prayers of the faithful, bringing up gifts, playing the bells and performing songs. There will not be a kid’s Christmas Pageant/Play this year.  (St. Florence Choir performing at 9pm Mass)

Dec 13, 2017 – Bridging the Gap: Catholic Community Services (CCS) has a mobile distribution service at area elementary schools to provide students with grocery bags of food to help them “bridge the gap” between school lunch on Friday and school breakfast on Monday. We will be helping CCS distribute food at T.O. Smith Elementary School (3295 Gramercy Ave. Ogden) on Wed. Dec 13th from 1:45-3pm. If you can help, please contact Ann aezieve@gmail.com. Thank you

Dec. 8, 2017 – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Holyday of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated at St. Florence at 7:00am & 6:00pm.

Nov. 26, 2017 – Sunday Scripture Study: The next group discussion on the Sunday readings will be on Nov 26th at 9:00am in the Social Hall. All are invited! Come meet fellow parishioners and learn more about our Catholic Faith.

Nov 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving Mass 9:00 am: Come give thanks and start your Thanksgiving right!

Nov 19, 2017 – Parish council Meeting: After the 10:00 am Mass (about 11:15 am). Everyone welcomed

Nov 18, 2017 – Chili/Soup Dinner & Game Night: After the 5pm Mass we will have a Chili/Soup Dinner followed by games and prizes. Please bring either Chili or Soup, Salad, Bread or Dessert. The Parish will provide beverages. Come enjoy some good food and fellowship!

Nov 11 2017 – CPR Class: Maureen Hamilton, RN and parishioner, will be teaching a CPR class at St. Florence on Saturday Nov 11 from 9-11am. This class is open to all parishioners. It will be an adult CPR class for your general information only. This will not be a certified class should you need that for your credential. There is no charge for the class. Please contact Maureen at tthamilton@sbcglobal.net to RSVP and for additional information.

Nov 1 2017, – Holy Day Mass: All Saint’s Day Masses will be celebrated at St. Florence on Wed, November 1st at 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. On Nov 1 there will also be Adoration from 5:00-5:45pm with Rosary at 5:30pm. Tuesday Mass & Services are cancelled on Tuesday Oct 31.

Oct. 29, 2017 – Sunday Scripture Study: The next group discussion on the Sunday readings will be on Oct 29th at 9:00am in the Social Hall. There will be no class Nov 5. There will be a class on Nov 12th. All are invited! Come meet fellow parishioners and learn more about our Catholic Faith.

Oct 22, 2017 – Parish Council Meeting: 11:15 in Social Hall. All invited

Oct 21, 2017 – SnowBasin Road Clean up: Meet at the Church parking lot at 9:00 am. Trash bags and safety vests will be provided. Please bring gloves. With enough help, we should be done by 11:00am.

October 1, 2017 – Pet Blessing: Joy and Joe Clem of Huntsville, along with Tappan, welcome you to their 13th-Annual Pet Blessing and Dog Party, which will be held Sunday, October 1 at noon at the Clem’s. This year’s theme is Voodoo Bayou. All animal lovers, social and currently immunized dogs, and dog-tolerant pets are welcome. In recognition of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Father David Gaeta will bless the animals (saints and sinners alike) around noon. We’ll supply the Cajun chicken, gumbo & Hurricane mocktails; you bring the dog (or other animal soul to bless) and your New Orleans side dish, dessert or beverage to share. Please RSVP to joyjoeclem@gmail.com

October 1, 2017 – Sunday Scripture Study: Deana Froerer will be leading a Scripture Study group on the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 9:00 -9:50 am starting on Oct. 1st. The sessions will focus on the readings for that Sunday and topics surrounding the readings. No special knowledge, education, or experience required to attend. Come meet fellow Parishioners and join the discussion as Deana brings the scripture alive in a fun & insightful manner. For more info, contact Deana at dlfroerer@msn.com

September 24, 2017 – Parish Council Meeting: 11:15am in back of Social Hall. All welcomed

September 16, 2017 – Help Needed At St Florence Aid Station for Huntsville Marathon: Come cheer on tired Huntsville Marathon runners, give them water and nourishment, and give back to our community by helping at the St. Florence Aid Station in front of the Monastery on Saturday September 16th. Proceeds from the Marathon go to charities in the Ogden Valley. Volunteers will receive free t-shirts and a free lunch in the Huntsville Park for helping out. Please contact Lon and Connie at LonCastleton@aol.com for more information and to help.

September 10, 2017 – St. Florence Parish Picnic at the Huntsville Park: Everyone is invited to the St. Florence Annual Picnic on Sunday, September 10 at the Huntsville Park. This is the event of the year to have a lot of great food & fun and get to know your fellow parishioners better. We will start around 11:30am, with lunch around 12:30pm. The Church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixings & drinks. Please bring a dish to share. Please sign up on the sheets on the Church doors by Sept 3rd to let us know you are coming and help us plan for food and activities. We are looking for help with set-up, grilling, picnic activities, and clean-up. Please contact Ann Zieve (aezieve@gmail.com) if you can help and for more information. Come join the fun!

August 20, 2017 – Catholic Day at Lagoon Amusement Park (Farmington): Includes Mass (12pm), discount tickets (mention Catholic Day at ticket window), contests, drawings and bingo! Discount Passports can be purchased by mentioning that you are there for Catholic Day at the ticket windows. Ticket prices will be $35 + tax = $37.40 each for all ages (except a child 2 years and under may enter the park free). The day is sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Council 602. For more info contact Dori at 801-451-8063; dori@lagoonpark.com

August 15, 2017 – Holyday of Obligation: We will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Mass at St. Florence at 7:00p. Adoration will start at 5:30pm and Rosary will be prayed at 6:30pm. Please join us.

August 13, 2017 – Parish Council Meeting: After 9:30 Mass in the Social Hall. Everyone invited. Please send agenda items to aezieve@gmail.com by August 9th.

July 30, 2017 – Cake Reception for Fr. Cummins after 9:30 Mass: Come Thank Fr. Cummins for all he has done for St. Florence and wish him well.

July 4, 2017 – Dunk Tank Fundraiser: Plan to be part of our annual Dunk Tank fundraiser in Huntsville Park from 11:00-4:00pm during the July 4th Celebration. Once again, Fr. Cummins has graciously agreed to be a featured ‘Dunkee’. We need other volunteers to be ‘Dunkees’ (ages 12 and older) as well as people to help collect money, hand out balls and run the Dunk Tank, plus helping with set up and take down the Dunk Tank. Also, we need people to come out and cheer us on and support our effort. Proceeds from this year’s Dunk Tank will be donated to “Give Me A Chance”. Please contact John Stevens stevreo@msn.com for more information. Thank you.

June 25, 2017 – Pivotal Player DVD series: We will be showing Bishop Barron’s DVD series “Pivotal Players” starting June 25th and the following 5 Sundays after the 9:30 am Mass.   The series features people who shaped the Church and the world.  Each session is about 45mins long.  Come to any or all.  Come be inspired and learn about and deepen your faith.

June 11 2017 – Parish Council Meeting: After 9:30 am Mass.  Everyone invited.

May 28, 2017 – Memorial Day Prayer Service: We will have a brief Prayer service Sunday, May 28th after the 9:30am Mass to commemorate Memorial Day. Please join us.

May 27, 2017 – Monastery Yard Clean-up: Join us Saturday May 27th from 1:00 – 3:00pm to help with yard work at the Holy Trinity Monastery at 1250 S 9500 E Huntsville. Please bring rakes, clippers, etc. Questions or to let us know you are coming contact Deana Froerer at dlfroerrer@msn.com. Thank you.

May 20, 2017 – St. Florence Spring Cleaning: Please join us on Saturday May 20th, 2017 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to tackle cleaning around the Church that isn’t part of the routine cleaning. Everyone invited.

May 13, 2017 – Steps for Life Walk: There will be a group of St. Florence Parishioners walking in the Ogden Valley on Saturday May 13th in support of the Steps for Life. Meet at 10:00am at the Eden Park Pavilion (Note change from North Arm Trailhead which is closed). Everyone is invited to join the walk. Contact Mike James for more information 801-920-3445

May 6, 2017 – Snow Basin Rd Clean up: We will meet in the Church parking lot at 9:00am. With enough help, we should be done by 11:00am. Please bring gloves. Safety vests and bags will be provided. For more info email Ann at AEZieve@gmail.com.

April 30, 2017 – Parish Council Meeting after Mass: Everyone is invited to attend the next Parish Council meeting to be held after Mass next Sunday in the back of the social hall. If you have any agenda items, please send them to Ann Zieve at aezieve@gmail.com

April 29-30 2017 – Catholic Women Annual Convention: All women are invited to attend the 89th annual Diocese of Salt Lake City Council of Catholic Women Convention at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. Bishop Solis will celebrate 5:00pm Mass and attend the banquet on April 29th and be the special guest speaker on April 30th. Registration Deadline is March 27th. To Register and for more information visit www.dccwutah.org

April 22, 2017 – Fr. Cummins 80th Birthday Party: Please join us on Apr 22nd to celebrate Fr. Cummins 80th birthday! The Party will be at 6:00pm at the former Ogden Valley Community Church (7390 E 200 S across from the Huntsville park). Please bring an appetizer, salad or dozen cupcakes. The Parish will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages. We expect a big crowd and need everyone to please RSVP by April 15th by contacting Nancy Waiss at tn3awaiss@q.com, 801-845-9196. If you can help with set up or clean up, and for more info. please contact Maureen at tthamilton@sbcglobal.net

Apr 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday: Mass at 9:30am (followed by a children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the Church lawn)

Apr 15, 2017 -Easter Vigil: Mass 8:30 pm (will last about 1.5hrs). There is no 5pm Mass Saturday April 15th.

Apr 14, 2017 -Good Friday: Service at 3:00 pm

Apr.13, 2017 – Holy Thursday: Mass at 6:00pm

March 11th, 2017 – Lenten Retreat: The Militia Immaculatae Villages at St. Mary Church in West Haven invites everyone to a day of reflection on Saturday March 11th 9:00 am – 6:30pm. Information and registration forms are attached. Flyer; Registration; Schedule

March 5th 2017 and all Sundays of Lent: Please come spend time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament prior to Mass. Eucharistic Adoration 8:00-9:00 am with Rosary at 8:30. You are invited to come anytime during that hour. All that is asked is for silence associated with prayer. Mass will still be at 9:30am. The Choir will be practicing from 9:00-9:30. You are welcome to stay during choir practice to listen and continue prayer.

March 5th and the following 4 Sundays – “Working Together in Love” Presentation: Please join us for an engaging presentation led by Deana Froerer. Deana will help us to explore our individual gifts and how we can put them together to create something amazing for the benefit of our Parish, community, world, and our personal mission to live out God’s Will in our lives. The presentations will be from 10:45-11:30am in the Parish Social Hall and are appropriate for every age, at every stage of life.

March 3rd, 2017 and all Friday’s of Lent – Mass & Stations of the Cross: Fr. Cummins will celebrate Mass at 6:30pm followed by Stations of the Cross. Mass + Stations takes about 50-60mins. Everyone is encouraged to attend at least one Friday during Lent.  Fr. Cummins will be available to hear Confessions after Stations.

March 1st, 2017 – Ash Wednesday: Fr. Joe Delka will celebrate Mass at 5:30pm at St. Florence followed by distribution of Ashes. Fr. Joe will be available to hear confessions prior to Mass starting at 4:30 pm.

February 26th, 2017 – Leap Into Lent Brunch: – in the Parish Hall after 9:30 Mass. The Parish will provide ham and beverages. Please bring egg dish, potato dish, fruit, sweet rolls or other brunch food to share.

February 19th, 2017 – Parish Council Meeting – in the Parish Hall after 9:30 Mass. All invited.

February 4th, 2017 – Natural Family Planning Intro Class: An NFP introductory session that will help you plan your family naturally and in accordance with Church teaching will be held at Holy Family Parish in Ogden on Feb 4th 10am – 12p. Cost is $15/couple. For more info, contact Veola Burchett 801-328-8641 or veola.burchett@dioslc.org. The registration link is also here: https://www.dioslc.org/events/registration/step1?event=1769

January 29th, 2017 – Open House at St. Joseph’s Schools (Ogden): St. Joseph’s Schools are celebrating Catholic Schools week with an Open House. Join them for campus tours and info on academic programs, extra-curricular activities, financial aid, transportation and the admission process. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to students, faculty and current parents. Preschool – 8th Grade: Sunday, January 29th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 2980 Quincy Ave, Ogden. 9th –12th Grade: Sunday, January 29th, 2:00pm -4:00pm, 1790 Lake Street, Ogden. For elementary school inquiries, please call Sue Gough at 801-393-6051 ext. 225. For high school inquiries, please call Kari Lane at 801-394-1515 ext. 05. Come see why Saint Joseph Schools are “Alive with the Spirit!”

December 24 & 25, 2016 – Christmas Masses: We will have our normal weekend Mass Schedule for Christmas Weekend, with Mass at 5:00pm on Christmas Eve and 9:30am on Christmas Morning. Fr. Cummings will be presiding at both these Masses as well as at the Newman Center Masses. The Children’s Christmas Program will be the weekend of Dec 17/18

December 18th, 2016 – Children’s Christmas Program: After the 9:30 am mass. Everyone is invited to attend. A light refreshment and snack will be served after.

December 8th 2016 – Holy Day of Obligation: The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated at St. Florence on Thursday Dec 8th at 6:00pm. Fr. Joe Delka will be presiding and will be available to hear confessions after Mass. We will also say the Rosary after Mass. 5:00pm Mass on Tuesday Dec 6th is cancelled.

December 6th, 2016 – Communal Penance Service: At 7:00pm at St. Joseph Church in Ogden (514 24th St Ogden UT 84401). Several priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

November 24th, 2016 – Thanksgiving Day Mass: There will be a Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Florence on Thursday Nov 24th at 9:30 am. Fr. Joe Delka will be presiding. Please join us in giving thanks to God for all our blessings!  Mass, Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration are cancelled for Tuesday Nov 22

November 6. 2016 – Parish Council Meeting after 9:30 am Mass: All welcome to attend

November 5, 2016 – 6th Annual Come Together Community Meal and Resource Fair: Volunteers are needed to help at this Community Meal and Resource Fair on Sat, Nov 5th at the Marshall White Center in Ogden. Time: 4:30pm for orientation, and 5-7pm to serve dinner. Areas needed for volunteers are plating food (putting food on plates, cutting pie, etc), and table hosts (2-4 waiters or waitresses per table). Please sign up on the sheet located on the table in the back of the church by Oct 30th. Questions? Contact Lynn McInally at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com, or Dawn Cvitkovich at kovichfamily@yahoo.com,

November 1, 2016 – All Saints Day Mass: All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be held at St. Florence at 6:00 pm (Note the change from our usual Tuesday night Mass time in the hope to accommodate more people’s schedules). Fr. Joe Delka will be presiding. Come honor the Saints and meet Fr. Joe!

October. 22, 2016 – Snowbasin Road Clean-up: Fall is here and it is time again to clean along the road from Trappers Loop up to Snowbasin Resort. Please join us on Saturday Oct 22nd for an opportunity to provide great community service and show your care for the environment. We will meet in the church parking lot at 9:00am. Please bring gloves. Bags and safety vests will be provided. With enough help, we should be done by 11:00am. Contact Ann aezieve@gmail.com for more info and to sign up.

October 15, 2016 – Natural Family Planning Intro Class: Are you interested in learning about a family planning method that when used correctly by a trained couple is as effective as the birth control pill? Natural Family Planning is that method and has been scientifically proven. Join us for an introductory session that will help you plan your family naturally and in accordance with Church teaching. You will be in control of when you want to start a family, when you want to postpone a pregnancy, and have better idea of your own health issues. This method is especially successful with helping infertile couples regain and maintain their fertility. There will be a class at Holy Family Parish in Ogden on Oct 15th 10am – 12p. Cost is $15/couple. Contact Veola Burchett 801-328-8641 or veola.burchett@dioslc.org for more info. The registration link is here: https://www.dioslc.org/events/registration/step1?event=1769

October 9, 2016 (and continuing for 3 Sundays) – Bishop Robert Barron video series! The so-called New Atheism is on the rise, and skeptical thinkers attack belief in God as irrational. How should we as Catholics respond? During the month of October, Bishop Barron’s The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters will be shown in the social hall after the 9:30 am mass on Sundays. There will be three sessions, starting about 11 am, each sessions comprising two 20 – 25 minute videos. There will be time for questions and answers and/or discussion after the presentations, as desired. Mark these dates on your calendar: October 9, 16 & 23rd at 11 am. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Tooky Schuyler at thetook@relia.net.

October 2, 2016 – Twelfth-Annual Pet Blessing & Dog Party @ Noon

Joy and Joe Clem of Huntsville, along with Tomba and Tappan welcome you to their 12th-Annual Pet Blessing and Dog Party, which will be held Sunday, October 2 at noon at the Clem’s residence. All animal lovers and social and currently immunized dogs, and dog-tolerant pets, are welcome. In recognition of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Father Charles Cummins will bless the animals around noon. This year’s theme is Soul Food. We’ll supply the fried chicken, tea/lemonade; you bring the dog (or other animal soul to bless) and your southern comfort side dish, dessert or beverage (by the dozen!)—to share. Please RSVP to joyjoeclem@gmail.com

Sept 25, 2016 – CCD classes start: See Religious Education tab for details

Sept 18, 2016 – St Joseph Catholic Schools Golf Tournament: At The Barn Golf Course, 305 W. Pleasant View Drive, Pleasant View, Utah. 4 scramble shotgun start at 9am. Registration begins at 7:30am and Mass on the grass with Father Cummins will begin at 8:00am. $100 entry fee per person includes Greens Fees/Cart, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks and Buckets of Fun! We’re counting on you to be with us! Support Saint Joseph Catholic Schools as we tee off “fore” our students! Call Carole Burbridge Layman at 801-393-6051

Sept 11, 2016 – Parish Picnic: We’ve reserved the Pavilion in Huntsville Park for our annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, Sept 11, following the 9:30 am Mass. We need volunteers in these areas: entertainment, family games, and door prizes. The Parish will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverages. Sign up in August for side dishes. Please contact Maureen Hamilton (tthamilton@sbcglobal.net) to volunteer:

August 5, 2016 – Priest Transition: Fr. Ken and Fr. Cummins will be with us at St. Florence until the end of July. Fr. Omar Ontiveros and Fr. Joe Delka will be starting at St. Florence the weekend of August 5th and 6th.

July 29th, 2016 – Fr. Ken’s 25th Anniversary As a Priest: Please join us in celebrating Fr. Ken Vialpando’s 25th Anniversary in the priesthood on Friday July 29th at 6 P.M. at St. Josephs in Ogden. We will begin with Mass followed by an outdoor barbeque dinner. No need to RSVP….just join us. If you are celebrating your 25th or 50th anniversary of married life, please call St. Josephs as Fr. Ken would like to include you in his celebratory mass.

July 17, 2016 – Brunch for Fr. Cummins: There will be a brunch after the 9:30am Mass on Sunday July 17th for Fr. Cummins to thank him for all he has done for St. Florence.  Please sign up to bring something to share. The sign up posters are on both church doors. We will begin our festivities with a small parade in the parking lot. We encourage you to sign the thank you cards at the back of church. His last mass for St. Florence will be Sunday July 31st. Contact Maureen Hamilton (tthamilton@sbcglobal.net) for more information and questions.

July 4 2016 – Dunk Tank at Huntsville Park: Plan to be part of our annual Dunk Tank fundraiser in Huntsville Park during the July 4th Celebration. Once again, Fr. Cummins has graciously agreed to be a featured ‘Dunkee’. We need other ‘Dunkees’ (ages 12 and older) as well as people to help collect money, hand out balls and run the Dunk Tank. Help is also needed to set up and take down the Dunk Tank. Plus, we need people to come out and cheer us on and support our effort. Proceeds from this year’s Dunk Tank will be donated to the Homeless Youth Program in Ogden. Please contact John Stevens (Stevreo@msn.com) for more information.

June 26 2016 – Parish Council Meeting after 9:30 Mass: All invited to come

June 11, 2016 – Dinner for Fr. Ken: Fr. Ken will be saying his last weekend Mass at St. Florence at 5:00 pm on Saturday June 11th. We will have a dinner following Mass to thank him for all he has done for St. Florence. Come and wish Fr. Ken goodbye as he returns to his childhood parish.

May 21, 2016 – Emergency Preparedness Training: – At 2pm at St Florence, we will be holding an emergency preparedness training session for any parishioner interested. Subjects to be covered include:
– Emergency Medical – Maureen Hamilton
– Water Storage and Purification, Alternative Heating, Lighting Communication – Mike James
– Solar Oven Cooking – Steve Sussdorff
Please contact Mike & Natalie James (Nataliee@weberhs.org) for registration and more information.

May 15, 2016 – Parish Council Meeting:  After 9:30 am Mass. All invited.

May 15, 2016 – First Communion – St Florence will have 4 children making their First Communion on May 15th at the 9:30 am Mass.

May 14, 2016 – Snow Basin Rd Clean-up: A few years ago, St. Florence adopted the road from Trappers Loop up to Snow Basin. We are responsible for cleaning along it twice a year. The Spring Snow Basin Rd Clean-up will be Saturday May 14th. We will meet in the church parking lot at 9:00am. With enough help, we should be done by 11:00am. Please bring gloves. Trash bags and safety vests will be provided. Everyone is invited. Contact Ann for more info aezieve@gmail.com.

May 1, 2016 – May Crowning: There will be a May Crowning during the 9:30 am Mass on Sunday May 1st led by the First Communion Students. Please join them in honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.

April 21, 2016 – Confirmation: 5 young women will be Confirmed by Fr. Cummins on Thursday April 21 at St. Florence Church at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Please remember all our confirmation students in your prayers.

April 10-16, 2016 – 40 Hour Devotion: The diocese has given St. Florence the week of April 10-16 for our 40 hour devotion. More info to follow.

March 27, 2016 – Easter Sunday: 9:30 am Mass followed by Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Church lawn.

March 26, 2016 – Holy Saturday: 8:30pm Mass (this will be about 1 hr 15mins long & not the long service that includes baptisms). There will be no 5:00pm Mass this day.

March 25, 2016 – Good Friday: 3:00 pm Service

March 24, 2016 – Holy Thursday: 6:00 pm Mass

March 9, 2016 7:00pm – Lenten Communal Penance Service at St. Joseph Church in Ogden. Several Priests will be available to hear confessions.

February 28, 2016 after 9:30am Mass – Lenten Presentation: What’s this Bull from the Pope? Digging into Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubiliee of Mercy. Join us to learn what Pope Francis had in mind when he announced a Year of Mercy. The presentation will be for parishioners of all ages, so bring your family, friends, and yourself. Religious education classes will not be held at 8:15 AM this day so that students and teachers and their families can come together to this event.

February 21, 2016 after the 9:30 Mass – Parish Council Meeting. All invited

February 12, 2016 and every Friday in Lent – Mass & Stations of the Cross: There will be a 6:30pm Mass at St. Florence on the Friday’s of Lent followed by Stations of the Cross.

February 10, 2016 7:00pm – Ash Wednesday Mass: There will be no Tuesday night Mass on Feb. 9th.

February 7, 2016 after 9:30 Mass – Liturgical Committee Meeting in Church Hall

February 6, 2016 after 5:00 Mass and February 7th at 8:15 am – CCD Parents Meeting: Please plan on attending one of these meeting times. We need to discuss and/or plan Confirmation, First Communion, Safe Environment, Registration, Youth Group, and Lenten activities.

February 6, 2016 after 5:00 pm Mass – Mardi Gras Dinner: The Parish Council will be hosting a delicious spaghetti dinner prepared by our own chefs, Steve Benjamin and Joe Marsello. Great food, conversation and fun! Tickets on sale the weekends of January 23, 24 and January 30, 31 – $10 single, $15 couple, $20 family.

January 31, 2016 after 9:30 Mass – All Parish Meeting: Fr. Ken will be facilitating a discussion of the following topics: Financial update of our annual budget and review of 2015 financial results; Facilities update and discussion on improvement; Ministries update and discussion of needs within and outside of the Parish; Spiritual needs/request of Parishioners. We hope to complete the meeting in an hour but realize it may go longer with discussion. We look forward to your participation.

January 22, 2016 after 5:00 Communion Service – Living Rosary For Life: at St. Mary Catholic Church, West Haven.

LIVING ROSARY FLYER, 2016

January 1st, 2016 at 9:30 – New Years Day Mass: (not Holy Day of Obligation this year)

Christmas Mass Schedule: 5:00pm and 8:00pm Christmas Eve and 9:30 am Christmas Day

December 20, 2015 at 9:30 Mass – Children’s Christmas Pageant The Children’s Christmas program will be on Sunday, December 20 following the 9:30 Mass, and a small Christmas party with gifts, treats, and juice following the program.

December 13, 2015, after 9:30 Mass – December Parish Council Meeting

December 8th, 2015 – Holy Day of Obligation – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will celebrate the solemnity at our usual Tuesday night Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Florence. Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration will follow as well as Confessions.

November 26, 2015 – Thanksgiving Day Mass! Begin your Thanksgiving by attending our 10 a.m. Mass here at St. Florence. Please note the time change from our usual Sunday Mass as Fr. Ken will be celebrating the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s before coming to St. Florence. “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with all my heart, in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise”. Psalm 138.

Nov 20, 2015 – St. Florence Youth Group: 7th to 12th graders are welcome to join this new group. We want to have a fun activity you are interested in once a month. The first event is a movie night with dinner and we’ll do some planning. Friday, Nov 20th, 2015, from 6-10 P.M. RSVP by Nov 12th to LisaBertoldi@Yahoo.Com

Nov. 15, 2015 after 9:30am Mass – Parish Council Meeting: Everyone is invited.

Nov 8, 2015 – CCD Teacher Meeting: After the 9:30 Mass

Oct 24, 2015 – Snowbasin Rd Clean up: A few years ago, St. Florence adopted the road from Trappers Loop up to Snowbasin Resort. We are responsible for picking up trash along it twice a year. Saturday, October 24, 2015 will be our Fall Snowbasin Rd Clean- up day. We will meet at the Church at 9 a.m. Vests and bags will be provided. Please bring gloves. No experience needed and all are welcomed. With enough help, we should be done around 11 a.m. Contact Ann Zieve aezieve@gmail.com for more info or to sign up to help.

October 11, 2015 after 9:30 Mass – Parish Council Meeting: All are welcome

Oct 6, 2015 – No 6:30pm Mass, Rosary or Eucharistic Adoration: Priests attending annual Convocation

October 4, 2105 12:00pm – Annual Pet Blessing & Dog Party: Joy & Joe Clem along with Tomba & Tappan welcome the St. Florence community to their 11th Annual Pet Blessing and Dog Party on Sunday, October 4 @ noon. All animal lovers, social & currently IMMUNIZED dogs and dog-tolerant pets are welcome. In recognition of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Father Ken Vialpando will bless the animals around noon. This year’s theme is Tail (@the) Gate Chili Dog Party. We’ll supply the chili, you bring the dog and your favorite tailgate fare, dessert or beverage to share. For questions, contact Joy Clem at joyjoeclem@gmail.com

October 4, 2015 – Date Change for Start of Children Religious Ed Classes: There is a change in the start of religion classes. They will now start classes October 4, instead of September 20 so we can have more planning and preparation time to set up for classes. If you have not registered your child for classes yet, you can still do that. If you have any questions contact Deb at darosner@yahoo.com

September 13, 2015 1:00pm – St Florence 25th Anniversary Celebration:  The parish council is planning a celebration here, at St. Florence, on Sunday September 13. Mark the date! We would like to begin the celebration with an outdoor Mass followed by a barbecue, music, games and much more. We would love your participation in planning this event. If you would like to join the planning team, please contact Maureen Hamilton at tthamilton@sbcglobal.net.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we can plan enough food.

August 16, 2015 – Planning Meeting for 25th Anniversary Celebration: Following the 9:30am Mass

July 26, 2015 – Farewell Party for Fr. Richard 10:30am: The party will be held at St. Florence per Fr. Hunt’s request. We will do a brunch following the 9:30am Mass. Please join us and bring either an egg dish, fresh fruit bowl, or pastry (either muffins, rolls, coffee cake, etc). Please sign up on the back bulletin board so we have a count and indicate what you will be bringing. Please join us as we wish Fr. Hunt the best as he returns to his Jesuit community in New York. Questions? Contact Maureen Hamilton, tthamilton@sbcglobal.net

July 12, 2015 – St. Florence Anniversary Planning Meeting after 9:30 Mass: Everyone invited to come help plan this fun celebration. We need your ideas and help! Contact Maureen Hamilton at tthamilton@sbcglobal.net for more information.

July 4th, 2015 St. Florence Dunk Tank at Huntsville Park: St Florence will once again sponsor the Dunk Tank at the Huntsville Celebration on July 4th. We need individuals to work one hour shifts during the day. We also need help with set up and take down the Dunk Tank. All proceeds will be donated to charity. If you can help, please contact Maureen Hamilton tthamilton@sbcglobal.net

Friday June 26. 2015 7:00pm – Ordination of St. Florence’s New Pastoral Administrator: All St. Florence Parishioners are invited to attend the ordination of Fr. David Trujillo, St. Florence’s new Pastoral Administrator on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Magdalene. Archbishop Wester will be presiding at the ordination. Attending Fr. Trujillo’s ordination is a wonderful opportunity for our parish family to welcome and to embrace our new priest on this most solemn of occasions of his journey as a priest. For those who are interested in carpooling down to Salt Lake, please contact Howard or Tooky Schuyler at thetook@relia.net to make arrangements. We are planning on leaving from St. Florence’s parking lot at 5:00. Also, please sign the card for Fr. Trujillo in the back of the church.

June 16, 2015 11 am – 2pm – Lantern House Ribbon Cutting and Tours: All are invited for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Lantern House Center (Formerly St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter) on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 11am at 269 W 3300 S Ogden. Tours will be given from 12-2pm.

June 2, 2015 – Mass said by Fr. Ken Vialpando at 6:30pm followed by Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration

May 17, 2015 – Parish Council Meeting after the 9:30 Mass

Summer Mass Schedule: We will switch to our summer mass schedule on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. Our summer Mass schedule will be Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This schedule will continue to Labor Day, when we will switch back to our winter schedule. Our farewell to the Fall/Winter Children’s Religious Education Classes will be held after the 9:30am Mass on Sunday May 17th, 2015.

May 16, 2015 – Spring Cleaning at St. Florence 1:00-3:30pm: Can you join us for just 2 1/2 hours, 1 to 3:30 on Saturday, May 16 to deep clean our beautiful parish? We would like support for cleaning the kitchen, windows, pews, classrooms, yard etc. Many hands make light work! Please sign up on the roster at the doors. Questions? Contact Mary Wright, MaryWrightRN@gmail.com. We truly appreciate your support!

A Retreat for a Woman’s Soul: The 4th Annual Women’s Retreat will be held in the Holy Family Catholic Church social hall on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.). Fee is $15 ($25 after 5/11). Light breakfast, lunch, refreshments and materials provided, plus engaging discussion, talented presenters, reflection and prayer. Contact Maria Devereux at joyfulevent@yahoo.com or 801-989-2257.

May 9, 2015 – Archbishop Wester at the Monastery in Huntsville 10:00am: Archbishop Wester will offer Mass at Our Lady of the Holy Trinity Abbey in Huntsville on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. A reception will follow. Friends of the Abbey and the public are invited.

May 9, 2015 – Snowbasin Rd Clean up 9:00-11:00am:  Many years ago, St. Florence adopted the road from Trappers Loop up to Snow Basin Resort and we are responsible for cleaning along it twice a year. The 2015 Spring Clean up will be Saturday May 16th. Meet at the Church parking lot. Safety Vests and garbage bags will be provided. Please bring gloves. Please sign sheet on Church Door to let us know to expect you. Contact Ann Zieve aezieve@gmail.com for more information. Thanks for your help.

May 9, 2015 – Walk for Life: “Hope Changes Everything” from 9 to 9:45 a.m:  Join us for the Pregnancy Care Center (PCC’s) Walk for Life fundraiser for God’s outreach to women in unintended pregnancies. When you sponsor OR walk, you are a partner in helping women discover alternatives to abortion. To register: http://www.ogdenpcc.org or call 801-612-8283.

St. Joseph Catholic Schools 2015 Fundraiser: SJCS is proud to present SPREE Speakeasy on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Ogden’s Union Station. This event features a gourmet dinner by Union Grill, and silent and live auctions. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Carole Burbridge Layman at cburbridgelayman@stjosephutah.com or 801-393-6051.

April 18, 2015 – Patrick Madrid, at Blessed Sacrament Church from 9am – 2:30pm: Popular Immaculate Heart Radio 1010AM talk show host, Patrick Madrid, is coming to Blessed Sacrament Church (9757 So. 1700 E., Sandy UT 84092). Patrick Madrid is a best-selling author, publishes Envoy magazine, is on EWTN television and hosts two popular Catholic radio shows. Patrick will be discussing the following topics: Why Be Catholic? (When You Can Be Anything Else?), Search & Rescue: How You Can Help People Come Home to the Church with a final Question and Answer session. Doors will open at 8:00AM. Reserved seating tickets are available and will guarantee a seat in a pew throughout the day. General Admission is also available; a good-will donation will be gratefully appreciated. For additional information or to purchase tickets please call Blessed Sacrament parish office at (801)572-2071. To receive updates and be added to our email list please send an email to: sjackson@blessedsacschool.org

April 12, 2015 – Parish Council Meeting after 10:30am Mass

HOLY WEEK
Palm Sunday -March 28-29 (usual Sunday Masses)
Holy Thursday -The Lord’s Last Supper with Foot Washing and Eucharistic Adoration, April 2,Mass 6:30PM
Good Friday -Passion of the Lord, April 3, Service, 6:30PM
Holy Saturday -Easter Vigil Service and Mass, 8:30PM
Easter -Mass, 9:00AM and 11:00AM (Note different time.)

March 27, 2015 – Stations of the Cross, Adoration and Soup Supper at St. Florence Church starting 5:45 pm

March 22-28, 2015 – 40 hrs of Devotion for Priest Vocations at St. Florence – Details coming soon.

March 24, 2015 – Westminster College Presents a Lecture: “Dead Man Walking: the Journey Continues” by Sister Helen Prejean – 7 pm in the Behnken Field House in the Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center. Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. She has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s opposition to all executions. When it was first published in 1993, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States sparked a national debate that focused on the details of how human choices and consequences are interwoven in our system of capital punishment. Twenty years later—and with capital punishment still practiced in 32 states—Sister Helen devotes her time to campaigning against the death penalty, counseling individual death row prisoners and working with murder victims’ family members. She has accompanied six men to their deaths and has written about two of them in her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture.

March 8, 2015 – Parish Council Meeting: After 10:30am Mass

March 1st, 2015 11:45 am Mission Slide Presentation: On Sunday March 1, following the 10:30 Mass, a short slide presentation of a Mission trip made by one of our parishioners to India will be given. It will be an opportunity to learn what a short term mission trip can entail, including participating in a Medical Clinic Outreach effort, visiting with Children who have HIV & volunteering with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. It promises to be most interesting. Please plan on attending.

February 25, 2015 – Homeless Youth Dinner at Youth Futures Shelter – St. Florence is continuing our outreach to the homeless & less fortunate youth in Ogden. Sign-ups to serve and clean up, donate drinks/desserts are located on the table in the Church Hall. Monetary donations for the cost of food can be made in the designated jars by the doors. For further info, contact Lynn at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com

February 18th, 2015 Ash Wednesday Mass: Mass at St. Florence at 6:30pm

Feb 8th, 2015 Parish Council Meeting: After the 10:30 am Mass

February 7th, 2015 St. Florence Spaghetti Dinner: Enjoy your fellow parishioners at the first Parish Council fundraiser of the year! Plan to join us for a fun-filled Family Spaghetti Dinner, Mardi Gras theme, on Saturday, February 7, after the 5 p.m. Mass in the parish hall. Tickets will go on sale after all Masses this weekend. Single – $7.50; Family – $25; everything included in price – salad, spaghetti & meat- balls, rolls, dessert, and drinks. Contact Maureen Hamilton tthamilton@sbcglobal.com for more information

January 25, 2015 St Joseph Catholic Schools Open House: St. Joseph Catholic Schools is now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year. Come to an open house to see what a Catholic education can do for your child. Elementary School: January 25, 2015, 1 – 3 p.m.  High School: January 25, 2015, 2 – 4 p.m.

January 23, 2015 St. Joseph Respect for Life Events: Please join the St. Joseph Respect for Life Committee for a Rosary for Life at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 23, followed by Mass at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Chris Gonzalez at 801-392-3039 or Matt Bedel at 801-627-6088.

January 18, 2015 St. Florence Town Hall Meeting:  The St. Florence Finance Committee would like to invite all in our St. Florence community to a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 11:45 a.m. in the social hall. The topic will be St. Florence Finances. At the meeting, the Finance Committee will be informing the St. Florence community about our financial status, soliciting input and beginning a discussion. We are asking you to bring suggestions and brainstorm with us, especially about how we can increase our income. Please come and share your ideas. We’d appreciate everyone’s attendance. Thank you.

January 15, 2015 (and every Thursday after) Christian Contemplation & Christian Healing: Fr. Richard will be leading groups in Christian Contemplation and Christian Healing every Thursday starting at 5:15 p.m. at Give Me a Chance, 2913 Grant Ave. in Ogden

January 11, 2015 – Parish Council Meeting: After 10:30 am Mass

January 1, 2015 – New Years Day Mass: 10:30 am (Not a Holy Day of Obligation this year)

December 24/25 2014 Christmas Mass Schedule: Christmas Eve Masses: 5:00 pm (Children’s Mass) & 8:00 pm Mass (with Music). Christmas Day Mass: 10:30 am with full choir.

December 21, 2014 – Children’s Christmas Program: The Children’s Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 21, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. This is the program that has traditionally been held on Christmas Eve at the 5:00pm Mass. It has been moved so that more children can participate. There will be a small party after the program for the children.

December 17th, 2014 – Homeless Youth Dinner:  new location, the Youth Futures shelter- 2760 Adams in Ogden. Volunteers and donations are needed. Sign-ups to help or donate drinks/dessert are located on the table in the back of the church. Monetary donations for the cost of food can be made in the designated jars by the doors. For further information, contact Lynn at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com

December 16th, 2014 – Beyond 5 Benefit Concert: Beyond 5 is coming to do a concert at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Ogden) and all proceeds will go to the building fund for the new Religious Eduction Center. Beyond 5 is a group of 5 young men who perform all over the nation. Tickets are on sale and available for $15 at this link: http://www.stjosephogden.org/beyond-5

December 8,2014 – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Mass will be at 6:30pm followed by Rosary and Adoration of the Holy Eucharist. Tuesday night Mass, December 9, 2014, is cancelled.

December 7, 2014 – Parish Council Meeting: After 10:30 am Mass

December 6, 2014 – Diocesan Advent Retreat: Our St. Florence Retreat this year will be part of the Diocesan Advent Retreat at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church (300 E 11800 S, Draper) on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Retreat Presenter: Fr. Christopher Gray, Diocese of Salt Lake City. English Session: 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Spanish Session: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Early-bird registration by Dec. 2, 2014 is $5; registration at the door is $8.00. For more information and to register call 801.328.8641 x 322.

November 27, 2014 – Thanksgiving Day Mass: Mass will be at 9:30am on Thanksgiving Day

November 15, 2014 – Autumn Casserole & Soup Pot Luck Dinner: after the 5 p.m. Mass. Bring your favorite soup or casserole, or bread, salad or desserts (seasonal apple crisp or pumpkin pie anyone?) and join your St. Florence family for an evening of great fellowship and food. Beverages will be provided. Please sign up on sheets on the church doors. Contact Ann Zieve, aezieve@gmail.com for more information.

November 8 & 9, 2014 – Finance Council Report: our parish accountant Judy Franquelin will make a Finance Council report to the parish at the end of each Mass. This is important for us all because it will help us understand where we are, and that will help us plan for the future.

November, 2014 Mission Trip to India: Aurangabad Nov 8 -12, 2014 (Children’s Relief International – CRI) , & Calcutta Nov 18 – 28, 2014 (Missionaries of Charity at Mother Teresa’s mother house and CRI). For more information see the Lazarus Mission Tab.

Oct. 26, 2014 – Parish Council Meeting: after 10:30 Mass

Oct 25, 2014 – SnowBasin Rd Cleanup: Meet at the Church at 9:00am. Please bring gloves. Safety vests and trash bags will be provided. With enough help, we should be done by 11:00am.

September 22, 2014 (through October 27, 2014) – six week series on DVD by Father Robert Barron – Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness. This is a study concerning our call to sanctity. It will be held Monday evenings at 7:00 pm, in Church Social Hall.

Oct 22, 2014 – Homeless Youth Dinner: Our next dinner for the homeless and less fortunate youth in Ogden will be on Wednesday, October 22. Sign-ups to donate drinks, dessert, or to volunteer to serve or clean up are on the back table of the church. For further info, contact Lynn at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com

October 5, 2014 – Pet Blesing & Dog Party: Joy and Joe Clem along with Tomba are excited to celebrate their 10th annual pet blessing and dog party on Sunday, Oct 5 at noon. They are located just east of Huntsville (call Joy for address and directions).  All animal lovers, social dogs and dog-tolerant pets are welcome. In recognition of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Father Richard Hunt will bless the animals. Honoring her heritage and recent mission to the Philippines, Joy will be preparing Filipino main courses and ask that you bring an Asian-inspired side dish, dessert or drink to share. For questions, call or text Joy @ 801-949-7725.

September 28 2014 – Parish Council Meeting after 10:30 am Mass

September 27, 2014 – Huntsville Marathon: St. Florence once again has the water-stop in front of the monastery. We will be having lots of fun providing drinks, snacks and general entertainment to runners as they hit the 22 mile mark, and we need help. You can commit a few hours or be there for the duration. Contact Deb Holman at 801-721-6085 for more information.

September 27, 2014 – Pastoral Congress at Skaggs Catholic Center in Salt Lake City:   7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration is $45 and is due by September 15. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in registration fees. It is a very useful tool for catechists in presenting religious education to the students with workshops and guest speakers. Anyone interested in going, please fill out the form in the back of church on the table. We will be carpooling if anyone wants to do that. All Catechists are encouraged to attend. If anyone has a financial difficulty with the cost, please contact Fr. Richard and we will work something out.  Contact Fr. Richard for details

September 21, 2014 – St. Joseph School’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament at Wolf Creek Resort – Registration begins at 7:30am and Mass on the grass with Father Cummins will begin at 8:00am, with the 4 person scramble shotgun start at 9:00am. Hole in one wins one year tuition for one student at either the high school or elementary echool. $100 entry fee per person includes greens fees/cart, continental break-fast, lunch, drinks and Buckets of Fun! Please contact Carole Burbridge Layman at 801-393-6051 or cburbridgelayman@stjosephutah.com to register or for sponsorship opportunities.

September 21 2014 & ongoing – Religious Education/Faith Formation Classes Begin at 9:15 am. See Religious Education Tab

September 18, 2014 – Real Men Cook YCC Lunch & Dinner Fundraiser

Lunch 11:00 – 1:00, Dinner 5:00 – 7:00
Cooks are needed. For more information see the Lazarus Mission Tab
Ticket available after Mass. Contact: Terry and Carmen Gilbert 307/274-5826

September 16 & 23, 2014 – Altar Server Training: Altar Server training for current and new altar servers from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church. All current and new altar servers must attend one of these two sessions. If you have any questions, call Deacon Doug at 801-920-6261 or Howard Schulyer at 801-620-4056. We will also have a Pizza party for all those who complete training in the following weeks.

September 14, 2014 & ongoing – Marriage Enrichment program: Adult religious education program begins at 9:15am. See Religious Education Tab

September 14 2014 – Parish Picnic at Huntsville Park 11:30 am – 3:00 pm with lunch served around 12:30pm. The Church will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, all the fixings & drinks. Please bring a dish to share. Contact Ann Zieve aezieve@gmail.com for more information. Come join the fun!

September 10 2014 – HomelessYouth Dinner  See the Lazarus Mission Tab for more information

September 7, 2014 – Return to Fall/Winter Mass Schedule with 8:00 am and 10:30am Masses on Sunday

August 15, 2014 Holy Day of Obligation: Friday, August 15, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be at 6:30 p.m.

July 30, 2014 Dinner for Homeless Youth: Volunteers and donations needed for our 6th dinner on July 30th.  Sign-ups to help or donate drinks/dessert are located on the table in the back of the church.  Monetary donations for the cost of food can be made in the designated jars by the doors.  Thank you to Luis and Esbeyde Rodriguez who have graciously donated their time to prepare the main dish for this dinner. For further information, contact Lynn at (562) 449-5224 or lynnmcinally@yahoo.com

July 20, 2014 Catholic Day at Lagoon:  We have discount coupon passes on the tables in back of church.

July 10, 2014 Rosary for Life:  The Knights of Columbus Council 777 & St Joseph’s Respect For Life Committee invite all to attend a monthly Rosary For Life in front of Planned Parenthood, 44th & Harrison. For more information,  contact Matt & Patty Bedel at 801-627-6088.

4th of July Dunk Tank:  Come join the fun as St. Florence’s Dunk Tank will be back in full operation for the 4th of July celebration in Huntsville Park. For more than 10 years the dunk tank has been a source of charity fund raising for our Church, with over $500 given last year to the Pregnancy Care Center. Your support as a volunteer is needed in one of the following areas: handing out balls, running the tank, i.e. resetting the seat once someone has been dunked,   and money handling (there are sign-up sheets on the Church doors for an hour & a half shifts). Last but not least is the dunkee – a time-honored role within the St. Florence dunk tank tradition. It is especially suited for younger members of the community (ages 12 & older), but is certainly open to all with 30 minute shifts. We will have an awning for sun protection as well as refreshments. Bring a lawn chair & come out for a fun time and a worthy event! Rick & Felicia Ewing and their children have graciously volunteered to lead this year’s event. For more info, contact Rick at 801-745-6718 or ricke2005@gmail.com.

June 15 – Sept. 7, 2014 Catholicism Series:  The Catholicism  series by Father Robert Barron will be held  after the 9:30 a.m. Mass starting Sunday, June 15 and end on Sept.7.   This is a wonderful opportunity to better understand and share your faith.  Contact Tooky Schuyler at 801-745-2816 for more information.  If you can’t make the Sunday session, you can catch the same material on Monday at 7 pm.

June 4, 2014 Dinner for Homeless Youth this Wednesday evening in the basement dining facility at the Unitarian Church (705 23rd St. Ogden). Volunteers for serving and clean-up are needed at 5 pm. Sign up sheets are on the table in the St. Florence social hall (below the Lazarus Mission bulletin board). Donations of drinks and dessert are needed, and monetary donations for the cost of the food can be made in the designated collection jar.  For more information contact Lynn at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com  (562-449-5224) or Laura at Irahe@msn.com

May 24/25, 2014 Memorial Day Weekend–SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY MORNING MASS BEGINS. THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE SUNDAY MORNING MASS STARTING ON MAY 25TH.  IT WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 9:30 AM..  Saturday evening Mass at 5:00 pm will remain the same.  Thisschedule will remain in effect thru the Labor Day (9/1) Weekend, August 30/31.

May 18, 2014 Parish Council Meeting following the 10:30 am Mass.

2014 Diocesan Development Drive (DDD): If you have not already offered your pledge to this year’s Diocesan Development Drive, please do so at your earliest convenience.  We are counting on you to respond to this year’s theme, Follow Me.  Funds provided through the DDD help to provide comfort and support for the many needs and priorities that cannot be addressed individually or by one parish alone.  Thank you to everyone who has already made a commitment.  If you have not already done so, you may mail in your pledge or make a pledge online at www.dioslc.org. Please remember to list St. Florence as your parish.

May 10, 2014 Pregnancy Care Center (Ogden) sponsors WALK FOR LIFE. Please see article on “News” or “Lazarus Mission” tab for information.

May 7, 2014 The St. Florence Confirmation class will celebrate their Confirmation at St. Mary’s Parish on this day.

May 4, 2014  May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary before the start of the 10:30 Mass this Sunday. Please register your children for the 2014/15 Religious Education Program (return to classroom teaching). Registration forms are on the table in the social hall.

April 27, 2014 First Communion will be at the 10:30 am Mass this morning.  Please say a special prayer for our First Communicants  this morning, and may God bless them on their special day!

April 26, 2014 St. Florence Confirmation Retreat is scheduled for this Saturday. “The Third Option” Marriage Enrichment resumes after the 5 pm Mass.

April 20, 2014 Easter Sunday Masses at 9:00 am and 11:00.  Please note the time changes from our usual Sunday Masses!

April 19, 2014 Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 8:30 pm Please note: there will NOT be a 5:00 pm Mass this evening. Unless a special dispensation is given by the Bishop, this Mass must begin after sunset.

April 18, 2014 Good Friday Service 6:30 pm

April 17, 2014 Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper 6:30 pm

April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday begins Holy Week

April 12, 2014 Palm Sunday Vigil–there will not be a Marriage Enrichment Program “The Third Option” tonight–classes have been suspended until after Easter.

Reflection for Lent Booklet – Please help yourself to the booklets available by the Church doors to help you prayerfully journey through Lent.

LENTEN COLLECTIONS:

CRS Rice Bowl – our Parish will be participating in CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program, as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world.  Rice Bowls are available by the doors of the Church.  Please take home a Rice Bowl and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your family’s Lenten experience and make a difference in the lives of the poor.  Your donations to CRS Rice Bowl will be collected at the end of Lent.  Visit www.crsricebowl.org for more information, family activities, recipes and more.

Collection for Holy Trinity Monastery During Lent, we will be collecting healthy snacks for the Monks at Holy Trinity Monastery and present the Monks with an Easter Care Basket.  During March, we will collect non-perishable healthy snacks (nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, etc.).  During April, we will expand the collection to include perishable snacks, (fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, etc.).  There will be a collection basket in the back of the social hall.  For questions, contact Ann Zieve, aezieve@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

April 6, 2014 Parish Council Meeting following the 10:30 am Sunday morning Mass.

April 6, 2014 A guided, silent Lenten retreat will be offered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, (4050 S. 3900 W., West Haven) from 1 pm to 5:30 pm on Sunday, April 6th. The $10 suggested donation includes a light dinner.  For info. contact Donna at 801-898-3821 or www.stmarysutah.org.Lenten Retreats offered in the SLC Diocese (you will find other Lenten retreats listed in the Intermountain Catholic Newspaper):

April 5 and 6, 2014 Reconciliation Service: On the weekend of April 5th & 6th, there will be a Reconciliation Service after all the weekend Masses.   It will consist of Reflection and Absolution and last about 10mins.  Everyone is encouraged to stay for this service in preparation for Easter.

April 5, 2014 Bishop John Wester invites you to join him for the Diocesan Lenten Retreat, a day of prayer, reflection, small group discussion and Celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday, April 5, from 9 am to 4 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Church (1375 E. Spring Lane, SLC). The $15 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch.  For more info, call the Office of Religious Education at 801-328-8641, ext. 326.

April 5, 2014   Marriage Enrichment Program, “The Third Option: Building a Better Marriage” immediately following the 5 pm Saturday evening Mass.

April 4, 2014 Lent is a time of penance, prayer, and preparation for our most sacred Holy Day, Easter. Spend time with the Lord at Mass, followed by Stations of the Cross, every Friday evening.  Mass begins at 6:30 pm.

March 29 and 30, 2014 Anointing of the Sick.  After all the Masses on the weekend of March 29 & 30, Fr. Richard will lead a short service for those in the parish who may have a physical, psychological or spiritual illness.  No one will be asked to publicly identify what they seek healing for.  The prayer service will include a brief introduction with Scripture, an anointing using the sacrament of the sick, and an invitation for those attending to prayerfully lay hands on those asking for healing.  Anyone interested in attending is asked to remain in the chapel at the end of Mass.

March 29, 2014  Marriage Enrichment Program, “The Third Option: Building a Better Marriage” immediately following the 5 pm Saturday evening Mass.

March 28, 2014 Lent is a time of penance, prayer, and preparation for our most sacred Holy Day, Easter. Spend time with the Lord at Mass, followed by Stations of the Cross, every Friday evening.  Mass begins at 6:30 pm.

March 26, 2014 Homeless Youth Dinner: St. Florence is continuing our outreach efforts to Utah’s homeless youth. All those who attended our first and second dinners, had a very positive experience and we invite you to come take part. Volunteers for serving and clean-up are needed this Wednesday, March 26, at 5 pm at the Unitarian Church (705 23rd St. Ogden). Sign up sheets are on the table in the St. Florence social hall (below the Lazarus Mission bulletin board). Donations of drinks and dessert are needed, and monetary donations for the cost of the food can be made in the designated collection jar.  For more information contact Lynn at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com  (562-449-5224) or Laura at Irahe@msn.com (801-870-5009) or Michael Beaudry at rrjbeaudry@wildblue.net (801-682-7792)

March 22, 2014  Marriage Enrichment Program, “The Third Option: Building A Better Marriage” immediately following the 5 pm Saturday evening Mass (This is the third session–you do not have to attend all sessions.).  Many couples consider just two options–his way or her way, but there is–THE THIRD OPTION. The Third Option is learning ways to build the kind of marriage you always wanted to have; learn to meet in the middle with insight into these Third Option topics; Building a Climate of Respect; Ending the Blame Game; Understanding Expectations; Redefining the Power Struggle; Coping With Control Issues; Listening Beyond Words; Appreciating Personality Differences; Recognizing Childhood and Emotional Baggage; Handling Anger Constructively; Speaking the Truth in Love; Learning How to Fair Fight; Breaking the Hurt Cycle; Practicing Forgiveness and Repair; Rebuilding Trust.  All are welcome: couples or individuals.  No Books–just bring yourself.  Fr. Richard Hunt will lead the program.

March 21, 2014 Lent is a time of penance, prayer, and preparation for our most sacred Holy Day, Easter. Spend time with the Lord at Mass, followed by Stations of the Cross, every Friday evening.  Mass begins at 6:30 pm.

March 21, 2014 Children’s Relief International dinner and slide show. As part of St. Florence’s Lenten activities on March 21st, (following Mass and the stations of the cross), the Lazarus Mission will be hosting a slideshow based on the India missionary activities of two of our parishioners Carl and Paula Califano. They are Country Directors with Children’s Relief International, a non-denominational relief organization dedicated to helping the poor. For those who wish to know more, opportunities to become involved will also be discussed, including even the possibility of going on a short mission. An Indian style dinner will be provided, a small donation is requested to cover cost. Look for a sign-up sheet on the parish doors. For further information contact Howard Schuyler at 801-209-4547

March 20, 2014 Lent Communal Penance Services – There will be Communal Penance Services with several priests available for confessions at St. Josephs Church (Ogden) on March 20th at 7pm and St. James Church (Ogden) on April 9th

March 15/16, 2014   Thank you” and “welcome” to the priests of the Holy Trinity Monastery–Several priests from Holy Trinity have volunteered to celebrate our Saturday evening Mass and the 8 am and 1030 am Sunday Masses this weekend. Fr. Richard will be at the L.A. Religious Education Conference and will return on March 17th.

March 15, 2014  Father Richard will be at the L.A. Religious Education Conference:  Marriage Enrichment Program, “The Third Option: Building a Better Marriage”  WILL NOT BE HELD TODAY after the 5 pm Saturday evening Mass.

March 13, 2014  The Knights of Columbus Council 777 and St. Joseph’s Respect for Life Committee invite all to attend a monthly Rosary for Life in front of Planned Parenthood, 44th and Harrison on Thursday, March 13, at 2 pm. For more information contact Matt and Patty Bedel at 801-627-6088.

 March 14, 2014 Lent is a time of penance, prayer, and preparation for our most sacred Holy Day, Easter.  This evening spend time with the Lord at a Communion Service (Mass will not be celebrated this evening–Fr. Richard is at the L.A. Religious Education Conference), followed by Stations of the Cross.  The Communion service begins at 6:30 pm. 

March 9, 2014 Parish Council Meeting after the 10:30 am Sunday Mass HAS BEEN CANCELLED–NEXT MEETING WILL BE IN APRIL.

March 8, 2014 Second session of Marriage Enrichment Program, The Third Option: Building a Better Marriage led by Fr. Richard, begins at app. 6:15 pm (immediately following the 5:00 pm Mass).

March 7, 2014 Lent is a time of penance, prayer, and preparation for our most sacred Holy Day, Easter. Spend time with the Lord at Mass, followed by Stations of the Cross, every Friday evening.  Mass begins at 6:30 pm.

March 5, 2014 Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten Season. Mass (with distribution of ashes) will be held at St. Florence at 6:30 pm. —Abstinence and Fasting required on Ash Wednesday.

 MARCH 5 (POSTPONED FROM FEB. 26: date has been confirmed) Dinner for Homeless Youth. St. Florence is continuing our outreach efforts to Utah’s homeless youth. All those who attended our first dinner, had a very positive experience and we invite you to come take part. Volunteers for serving and clean-up are needed this Wednesday, March 5, at 5 pm at the Unitarian Church (705 23rd St. Ogden). Sign up sheets are on the table in the St. Florence social hall (below the Lazarus Mission bulletin board). Donations of drinks and dessert are needed, and monetary donations for the cost of the food can be made in the designated collection jar.  A big “thank you” to parishioners,  Luis and Esbeyde Rodriguez of Luis’ Restaurant for planning the menu and donating their time, preparation, and cooking a delicious Mexican meal for the kids! For more information contact Lynn at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com  (562-449-5224) or Laura at Irahe@msn.com (801-870-5009) or Michael Beaudry at rrjbeaudry@wildblue.net (801-682-7792)

March 4, 2014  6:30 pm MASS WILL NOT BE CELEBRATED THIS EVENING. Mass will be celebrated tomorrow (ASH WENESDAY) at 6:30 pm.

March 5, 2014 (postponed from Feb. 26–date is confirmed) Dinner for Homeless Youth . St. Florence is continuing our outreach efforts to Utah’s homeless youth. All those who attended our first dinner, had a very positive experience and we invite you to come take part. Volunteers for serving and clean-up are needed this Wednesday, March 5, at 5 pm at the Unitarian Church (705 23rd St. Ogden). Sign up sheets are on the table in the St. Florence social hall (below the Lazarus Mission bulletin board). Donations of drinks and dessert are needed, and monetary donations for the cost of the food can be made in the designated collection jar.  A big “thank you” to parishioners,  Luis and Esbeyde Rodriguez of Luis’ Restaurant for planning the menu and donating their time, preparation, and cooking a delicious Mexican meal for the kids! For more information contact Lynn at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com  (562-449-5224) or Laura at Irahe@msn.com (801-870-5009) or Michael Beaudry at rrjbeaudry@wildblue.net (801-682-7792)

March 2, 2014  Leap Into Lent Brunch. Come and celebrate St. Florence’s mini Mardi Gras! Please bring your favorite pot luck breakfast dish (egg dishes, quiche hash brown casserole, fruit platters, salads, breads, muffins, rolls and desserts, etc.) to share with our community! We will also need help with both set-up and clean-up. The Parish will provide ham and juice.  Sign up sheets are posted on the church doors. The Brunch will follow the 10:30 am Mass this Sunday! Questions? contact Ann Zieve 801-695-7787.

March 1, 2014 Marriage Enrichment Program “The Third Option: Building a Better Marriage”.  First session: see March 8th for details.

Feb. 23, 2014, Meeting to discuss renovations to the interior of St. Florence  following the 10:30 am Mass. At the meeting (in the social hall) we will discuss ideas regarding flooring, lighting, painting, etc. If you are interested in renovation, come to the meeting and share ideas.  Ray Bertoldi, a member of our community, will coordinate the meeting.

Feb. 15, 2014  Four new Lighthouse CDs have arrived to help you grow in faith.  They are available on the display on the table in the back of the St. Florence Social Hall.  Titles include: Who Do You Say That I Am–the Four Great Expectations of the Messiah by Fr. Robert Barron, Understanding the Eucharist by Dr. Scott Hahn, Slaying Giants, Preparing for Greatness by Chris Padgett and From Slave to Priest, the inspiring story of Fr. Augustine Tolton. CDs are available for a suggested donation of $3 per CD to help cover costs.  Thank you for your support.

Feb. 1, 2014 Chili/Soup Cook-off Social immediately following the 5:00 Saturday evening Mass. This will be a Pot Luck Dinner–please bring a crock of your favorite soup or chili, side dish, salad, bread/rolls or dessert.  There will be prizes for the best chili or soup recipe.  BINGO afterwards–also with prizes!  Come and join the fun. Please bring  canned or boxed food items for the “SOUPER BOWL” food donations–this will be the last day for this collection.  Canned tuna, meat, chicken, chili, or stew,  peanut butter and fruit as well as diapers and hygiene products are the most needed items for Catholic Charities (donations will be taken to their food pantry).

January, 2014 We are currently accepting advertisements for the back of the 2014 bulletins.  Current advertisers should have received a renewal letter to respond by Dec. 31st. New advertisers should contact Ann Zieve for details at 801-695-7787 or aezieve@gmil.com  Thank you!

January 12, 2014 Parish Council Meeting following the 10:30 am Sunday Mass.

January 6, 2014  Ogden Regional Medical Center is offering a 4 week grief support group beginning Monday, Jan. 6th, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Group discussion covers physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of grief.  The sessions are a free public service.  Please contact Pastoral Care at 801-479-2138 to register.

January 2, 2014 Thursday night Meditation Classes resume at 6:30 pm in the church social hall.  Class is led by Fr. Richard and explores the practice of Christian Meditation. All are welcome.

January 1, 2014 There will be a 10:30 am Mass on New Year’s Day at St. Florence.  While this is not a Holy Day of Obligation (Dispensation given by Bishop Wester to Catholics in the Diocese of SLC) it is a great way to start the New Year with thanks and praise to our God for all of our blessings!

December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve:  Mass will not be celebrated at 5 pm this evening at St. Florence. Mass will be celebrated on New Year’s Day (see above).

December 26, 2013 St. Anne’s volunteers are not needed this Thursday– we are due back next Thursday on Jan. 2, 2014

December 25, 2013 Christmas Day Mass for the Nativity of the Lord 10:00 am.

December 24, 2013 Christmas Eve: Vigil Masses for the Nativity of the Lord 5:00 pm Children’s Mass  and 8:00 pm (please note the time change from 9 pm to 8 pm)

December 23, 2013 St. Florence members are invited to join the LDS community for fun-filled Christmas caroling this Monday evening  at 6:00 pm. We will meet at the Huntsville 1st Ward (located on the west end of Huntsville City Park).  Sheet music will be given out, and hot chocolate, pastries and fellowship will follow the 30-45 minute hay ride through Huntsville. Please dress warmly and  bring  a flashlight or a head lamp.  Space is limited so please sign up on the sheets posted on the church doors.

December 21/22, 2013 Communal Reconciliation Services to be offered after all Masses this weekend.

December 19, 2012 St. Anne’s volunteers are not needed this Thursday–we are due back on Jan. 2, 2014.

December 18, 2013 VOLUNTEERS AND FOOD ITEMS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS YOUTH DINNER. The St. Florence Community is providing food and cooking a pasta dinner for the homeless youths in Ogden.  We will be serving 50-60 teens on Wednesday, Dec. 18th for the OUTreach Resource Center. We will also be distributing the “Kits for Kids” on this date. Donations for food, cooks and/or servers are needed.  If you can donate food items or any time for food preparation, delivery, meal serving and/or clean-up, it would be greatly appreciated.  The dinner will be prepared at the Unitarian Church (Lower Level) 705 23rd St., Ogden, UT. This is a commercial kitchen where we can prepare the food. Dinner prep. starts at 3:30 pm, dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and the Center closes at 7 pm.

Food items needed to make the Baked Pasta for 60 kids (one family doesn’t have to provide all the amounts listed) :

Pasta:  1. 10 pounds of ground beef   2. 10 pounds of penne, spiral or bowtie pasta,  3. 8 cans (29 oz.@) tomato sauce  4.  4 cans (12 oz. @) tomato paste,  5. 2 bunches of celery  6. 12 zucchini  7. 4 large onions  8.  12 cloves of garlic   9.  10-12 cups of grated Mozzarella cheese or equivalent  10.  Parmesan cheese

Salad: 1. Spring mix or lettuce  2. Bunch carrots   3.  6 Cucumbers   4. Ranch dressing

Dessert: Cookies or Brownies for 60

Drinks: Bottled water or energy drinks for 60

To donate contact Lynn at lynnmcinally@yahoo.com or 562-449-5224.  Pick up of food donations available prior to Dec. 18th is available if needed.

December 15, 2013 Kits for Kids items needed.  You can help homeless children nearby!  Pick up an ornament on the bulletin board in the social hall of St. Florence with a gift listed on it ( a backpack or sleeping bag) and bring it back to the church by December 15th. New or gently used items are welcome. You may also bring in hygiene items such as deodorant, soap, wipes, shampoo, Band-Aids, hand sanitizer, etc. Other gifts, such as emergency blankets, bus tokens, grocery gift card, restaurant gift cards (like Subway, McDonalds, etc.), and canned stew or hearty soup  are welcome. Please turn in your donations by Dec. 15th. We will finalize the packs and present them to OUTreach Resource Center in Ogden on Dec. 18th, at which time we will also be cooking a dinner. Contact: Kraig Hanson or Jill Bergovoy for questions:  Kraig@HBHome.Org   435-214-2133

December 15, 2013  cycle A of Community Faith Formation: Gathering Day: All are welcome (children and parents of our Sacrament Classes are a expected to join the Gathering, along with other children in our Faith Formation program, their parents and other members of the St. Florence community).

December 12, 2013 St. Anne’s Volunteers are not needed this Thursday–we are due back on Jan. 2.

December 8, 2013  cycle C of Community Faith Formation: Sacrament Classes, Sunday Morning Scripture Study and/or Lazarus Mission and Hang Time

December 7, 2013 St. Florence Community Christmas Party immediately following the 5:00 pm Mass (app. 6 pm) in the St. Florence Social Hall. Please bring an appetizer or finger food to share. There will be activities for the kids: Christmas cookie decorating, making ornaments, games for children (and perhaps a visit from a       well-known, very special holy bishop?)and adults–Come visit and join the fun  with you St. Florence Family! ! For more information, contact Ann Zieve at 801-695-7787 or aezieve@gmail.com

December 7/8, 2013  Sacrament of the Sick to be offered after all our Masses this weekend.

December 5, 2013  St. Anne’s volunteers are not needed this Thursday–we are off until Jan. 2, 2014.

December 1, 2013 cycle B of Community Faith Formation: Sacrament Classes, Sunday Scripture Study and Hang Time. Altar server training for adults and children from 9:10 to 10:15.  As long as you have received your First Communion, you are eligible to serve, and this invitation includes adults!  Parents are encouraged to train with their children–you will be a great example to your kids, and your presence encourages our shy or bashful young servers. Serving at the altar in front of the congregation improves confidence, and emphasizes the importance of prompt and responsible behavior.  With your increased participation in the Mass, you will learn to be more attentive to the Word of God and to appreciate the gift of the Holy Eucharist.

November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Florence will begin at 9:30 am. While this is not a Holy Day, what better way to give thanks to the Lord for all His blessings! Volunteers are not needed at St. Anne’s Center this Thursday–volunteers are not due back until Jan. 2, 2014

November 28, 2013 The Annual Thanksgiving Run/Walk for Charity will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov.28th. The event is co-sponsored by the Ogden Regional Medical Center and the Weber State Newman Center.  Registration begins at 8:15 am and the Opening Ceremony begins at 9:00 am. The Run/Walk begins at 9:10 am and will take place regardless of the weather!  Where: The Run/Walk will begin in the west parking lot of Ogden Regional Medical Center, 5475 South  500 East, Ogden, Utah. Entry Fee: Freewill offering of non-perishable goods or monetary contributions are gratefully accepted.  Please make checks payable to the Newman Center.  Contributions are donated to the following organizations: Ogden Rescue Mission, Catholic Community Services, St. Anne’s Center (Lantern House), and the Salvation Army. Benefits: Good feeling of helping others in need, a sense of camaraderie, and a good exercise: run 5 miles or walk 2 miles.  For more information contact: Cheri Bursell 801-479-2932 or Father Cummins 801-399-9531  A Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at 7:15 AM in the Education Center.  All are welcome!

November 24, 2013  cycle A of Community Faith Formation: Gathering Day All are welcome (children and parents of our Sacrament Classes are  expected to join in  the Gathering, along with other children in our Faith Formation program, their parents, and others of St. Florence community).

November 23, 2013   A  “Reflections on Advent” Retreat, will be held this Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at the home of Ron Austin 2680 North (please note the address change-the registration form stated 2670)  3770 East, Liberty. Join us for a short time of quiet joy and prayerful reflection before the holiday madness sets in.  This is an opportunity to get in touch with the spiritual meaning of the season.  The cost is $10 per person for lunch provided by parishioner Luis Rodriguez (grilled chicken breast, potatoes, and vegetables), or you may prefer to bring your own lunch. Registration forms and more information is available in the back of the church. Contact Fr. Richard or Ann Zieve (801-695-7787) with any questions. Parking will be tight and people will have street parking–carpooling is advisable.

November 17, 2013 cycle C of Community Faith Formation: A “town hall meeting” has been called for this Sunday to take place between 9 am and 10:15 am.  Pope Francis has called an extraordinary synod of Bishops for 2014 to take up the pastoral challenges we face with contemporary societal changes concerning marriage and the family. Bishop Wester has asked all parishes to conduct  a pre-synod survey of their congregations to find out where Catholics are at.  This survey will be conducted throughout the United States and we have a tight timeline to complete this before December 1. We are calling on your generosity and patience in completing this survey.  This is your chance to express your insights into how the Church best approaches the issues we face today. If you cannot arrive on time for this meeting, you will probably be asked to stay after the 10:30 am Mass to fill out this survey.

November 14, 2013 There will not be a Meditation Class this Thursday (Fr. Richard is recuperating from his cataract surgery). Class will resume on Thursday, Nov. 21. All are welcome to attend.

November 4–24  Lazarus Mission Project: LIVE UNITED FOR THE HOLIDAYS TURKEY DRIVE Nov. 4–24 (excluding Sundays) 8:00 am to 5 pm. Drop off Turkeys and Hams for the poor and elderly at United Way, located at 2955 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Turkey breasts or ham steaks are preferred since many of the recipients have limited storage and cooking facilities. Delivery schedule at United Way: Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm Use the North entrance or Saturday Nov. 16th, 8 am to 5 pm is a drive thru drop off day.  LOOK FOR THE GIANT BIRD! There is also a donation jar in the back of the Church to collect money and Valley Market vouchers ($1 voucher given for every $50 spent) to help buy turkeys and hams. Contact Ann Zieve (801-695-77870) or Trish Gay (801-791-9313) to make other delivery arrangements or for more information. Click on the “Lazarus Mission” tag to see upcoming events and projects that our community will be supporting

November 10, 2013 cycle B of Community Faith Formation: Sacrament classes, Sunday Scripture Study and Hang Time. Parish Council Meeting after the 10:30 am Mass.

November 3, 2013 cycle A of Community Faith Formation: Gathering Dayl Please Note: Attending the Gathering Day activities alone does not fulfill you or your family’s Sat./Sun. obligation to attend Holy Mass. The Gathering Day activities and discussions are meant to enhance our knowledge of Sacred Scripture, help us to understand our role as disciples of Christ, and to deepen our love of God as we live our Catholic faith, guided by the Holy Spirit. These activities are not meant to replace our attendance at Mass!

November 1, 2013 This Friday is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated at St. Florence at 6:30 PM.

October 27, 2013   cycle c of Community Faith Formation: Sunday Morning Scripture Study and Hang Time and Parish Council Meeting after the 10:30 am  Mass.

October 26/27, 2013 Communal Reconciliation Services to be offered after all Masses this weekend.

October 20, thru Oct. 30 2013 . Lazarus Mission: Collection of winter garments (coats, scarves, gloves, hats, etc.) and hygine items (deoderant, toothpaste, disposable shavers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc.) has begun. Items will be handed out at the Marshall White Center in Ogden, who is hosting a community dinner for verterans and their families on November 2, 2013. Please donate canned and boxed food items for the Catholic Community Services Food Bank in Ogden–the need is great!  Our donation boxes are by the entrances to St. Florence. Please click on our “Lazarus Mission” tab to find other charitable  projects and organizations that our community is/will be supporting!

October 20, 2013 cycle B of Community Faith Formation: Sacrament Classes, Sunday Morning Scripture Study and Hang Time. Lazarus Mission: Collection of winter garments (coats, scarves, gloves, hats, etc.) and hygine items (deoderant, toothpaste, disposable shavers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc.) has begun. Items will be handed out at the Marshall White Center in Ogden, who is hosting a dinner for verterans and their families on November 2, 2013. Please donate canned and boxed food items for the Catholic Charities Food Bank in Ogden–the need is great!  Our donation boxes are by the entrances to St. Florence.

October 13, 2013 cycle A of Community Faith Formation: Gathering Dayall members (and visitors!) are invited to attend this community event from 9-10:15 am. This Sunday, is a Gathering Day at St. Florence. The community is invited to gather at 9:00 am to celebrate an “Attitude of Gratitude.” Bring your kids, friends, and the whole household for the next round of Community Faith Formation–with bandages, bulbs, and balloons involved.  This will be a great opportunity to draw closer to God and grow as a community in faith, hope, and love! Questions? Email difroerer@msnl.com or the took@relia.net.

October 12, 2013 Snow Basin Road Clean-up will start at 9:00 am. We will meet in the church parking lot. Trash bags and safety vests  will be provided, but please bring your own work gloves. Call Joni Shupe with any questions at 801-745-2092. Thanks for your help!

October 6, 2013 cycle C of Community Faith Formation:  Sunday Morning Scripture Study and “Hang Time”

October 5/6, 2013 Sacrament of the Sick to be offered after all Masses this weekend.

October 6, 2013 The St. Florence annual Pet Blessing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6th, from noon to 4 pm. Joy and Joe Clem, along with Tomba and Rocky, are hosting the annual gathering at their home in Huntsville Meadows, 8665 East 300 North, Huntsville (off UT-39 east towards Monte Cristo). Father Richard will bless the animals around noon. In celebration of our Argentinian Pope Francis, we will celebrate the feast of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, with a Latin-American potluck. Please bring a drink, side dish or dessert to share.  For more information, call 801-745-9227 or 801-949-7725.

October 2, 2013 This Thursday at 6:30 pm the Fall Session on Christian Meditation will begin. For the first few weeks the instruction will include a review of what we are doing. If you have not joined our group yet, you would be most welcome.  It’s OK to come and try us out. We are exploring the great contemplative tradition of our Church and it is an opportunity to be involved in a deep experience of Christ in your life and experience peace and joy as well.  We have had requests to consider  another night for the meditation class.  Saturday night after the 5 pm Mass is under consideration.  Let us know your thoughts on this.

October 2, 2013 Starting this Thursday, St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter Volunteers from St. Florence are needed every Thursday. Another group of volunteers had been working on the first Thursday of every month, however, they have not shown up for a number of those first Thursdays and Carol has requested our help on all Thursdays again. Please consider volunteering to serve lunch from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Thank you volunteers! Editor’s Note: We may not be needed on the first Thursday after all. Much to Carol’s surprise the other volunteer showed up again on October 2nd!  We’ll keep you posted on this developement!

VOLUNTEER ONE HOUR EVERY THURSDAY :

“The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as a gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.  It is twice blest: it blesseth him who gives and him who takes.”

  William Shakespeare: “Merchant of Venice”

Would you like an opportunity to serve the Lord and our special brothers and sisters in need? Would you like to discover how great YOUR life is and how many blessings you have received?  Our volunteers who work at St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter serving lunch from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm need some relief workers, especially over the summer months when vacations are taken.  In recent months, sometimes only 2 volunteers have been there to serve lunch on our Thursdays, usually 5 or 6 are needed. Our regular volunteers have missed serving due to illness, appointments, winter driving conditions, vacations, etc. PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO SERVING LUNCH AT ST. ANNE’S HOMELESS SHELTER.   You may not be able to serve every Thursday, but can make it only one or two Thursdays a month–that’s fine. Sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the social hall, or just come to St. Anne’s, sign up as a volunteer at the main desk, and walk back to the kitchen. Before you come, check the schedule on our St. Florence web site (under Events ) to see if we are not needed on a specific Thursday–once in a while another group volunteers.   A few simple requests from St. Anne’s: 1. There is no age restriction, but please use common sense and consider the age of your child/children when volunteering. Your young children may not be physically able to serve (not tall enough to reach over the serving tables)or stand still for an hour while serving (and some of the entrees are hot). They will not be allowed to wander or play around the kitchen or cafeteria. Many of the clients are felons or have addiction problems. While none of the St. Florence volunteers have experienced any problems (in fact clients have been courteous and thankful for our service!), please consider the safety of your little ones!  2. No short skirts or shorts (please–to the knee) and please have at least short sleeves (this is to prevent burns in case of hot food spatters).  3. Shoes that cover your feet are required–NO SANDALS ALLOWED. This is for the protection of your feet (heavy items such as cans can be dropped, hot stuff drips or a knife can drop on your foot (Editor’s note: Don’t think this can’t happen–many years ago I worked in a cafeteria and a knife dropped on my foot. The resulting cut required 6 stitches even though my feet were protected by sturdy walking shoes! )   4. Aprons and hair nets are provided by St. Anne’s.  If you prefer, you can bring your own cap, but it must cover almost all the hair on your head  (this usually works for gentlemen with conservative short haircuts, ladies with short haircuts or women who can pile their longer hair under a cap). These requirements are from the Public Health Department or OSHA, not just rules of St. Anne’s .

2013 Diocesan Developement Drive: Our new goal for 2013 was $13,916. Thank you to all who have given so generously to this important appeal.  Join your Catholic family in support of the diocesan ministries, programs and services which support all God’s children. Gifts may be offered through the pledge form you received in the mail or drop your DDD envelope in the collection basket on Saturday or Sunday Mass at our parish. One way to offer a gift is to visit the Diocese DDD web site at www.dioslcddd.org/ and click on “Ways to Give” located on the left side of the page.  When using the online forms, please remember to select St. Florence as your parish.  Brian and Justin Rague are our parish coordinators for the DDD.  Update: Sept. 1, 2013 Members of St. Florence have surpassed our goal and have  pledged $14,276!   Thank you for your generosity!

Sept. 28, 2013 All are invited to attend the Diocesan Pastoral Congress, “The New Evangelization,” on this Saturday at the Skaggs Catholic Center. Registration opens at 7:30 am. There are special tracks for Adult Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, Stewardship and Catholic Schools. You can register at www.dioslc.org/events?month=9-2013  Early registration is $45 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and dessert.  Late registration (after Sept. 15) is $50. Keynote speakers are Michael Murphy, JD and El Reverendisimo Ricardo Ramirez, Obispo Emeritus, Diocese of Las Cruces. For more information, go to www.dioslc.org/ministries/education/pastoral-congress-2013.

Sept. 28, 2013 St. Florence volunteers are needed to man the water/aid station for the Huntsville, Utah Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The aid station will be in front of Holy Trinity Monastery. The race is from 9 am to 3 pm and volunteers will hand out water, Gatorade, oranges, etc. (perhaps in 2 shifts if we get enough volunteers). This year there will be a contest for best themed aid station, and the runners will judge for great prizes, so we also need your ideas on a great theme.  Our immediate need is 1 or 2 people willing to be the main contact/organizers for our group.  If you are willing to be a St. Florence lead for this event, please contact Jim Truitt at 801-540-2083 or Ann Zieve at 801-695-7787.  Thanks in advance!

Sept. 23, 2013  Gathering Day Home Activities Websites Our first Gathering Day for our new Community Faith Formation program was a resounding success. Unfortunately, we did not have enough copies made, listing websites that would compliment what we learned at the gathering with “take home” activities. We hope you find fun and useful activities and information for adults and children on these websites:

Information for adults and children’s activities:   pflaumweeklies.com/PGWOnline

Sunday by Sunday:   goodgroundpress.com/files/goodground/files/sbs/SBSVol2253.pdf

Catholic Social Teaching:   http://www.goodgroundpress.com/socialjusticeresources.aspx

Sept. 22, 2013, will be the first Gathering Day for Community Faith Formation (CFF). As many have heard from Mass time announcements, Tooky Schuyler and Deana Froerer are working together on a new approach to religious education focused on creating households (of all ages) of faith by linking our Sunday Mass readings to our existing and hopefully growing knowledge of our Catholic faith.  Our first Gathering Day will Sunday, September 22, at 9 am. Please contact Deana at 801-745-6261 or via e-mail at dlfroerer@msn.com to sign up and/or find out more about CFF and what it means for you and yours. The Gathering Days will happen about every third Sunday, with 1st Communion and Confirmation classes offered on the following weekends and Sunday morning Scripture classes occurring on any Sunday we don’t have Gathering Days. Calendars and more details will be available next weekend in the bulletin.

Sept. 15, 2013  Meet new friends and greet old friends at our St. Florence Parish Picnic on Sunday afternoon. Sept. 15th, from app. 11:30 am (immediately after the 10:30 am Mass) to 3:00 pm at the Huntsville City Park. St. Florence will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs, all the “fixin’s” and drinks. All those who attend are asked to bring a side dish: a salad, beans, fruit, veggies, chips OR a dessert. There will be a prize for the best homemade dessert, horseshoes, volley ball (we need someone to bring volleyballs and a sound system that can play music!), games and a pinata for the kids. To help us plan food and games, please sign the sheets on the church doors to let us know you are coming. Contact Bill 801-920-8378 or Ann 801-695-7787 if you can provide a volley ball or sound system or for more information or if you’d like to help out.

Sept. 8, 2013  Starting on Sunday, Sept. 8th, our Fall/Winter Mass schedule will resume. Saturday evening Mass will remain at 5:00 pm, but Masses on Sunday, starting on Sept. 8,  will be at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. Please note the time change for Sunday Masses.  There will not be a 10:15 am Mass, there will be a 10:30 am Mass. This will allow adequate time between our Sunday Masses for the new Whole Community Catechesis Program that will be offered at St. Florence.

August 9 to Sept. 13, 2013  Vacation Schedule for Fr. Richard   Fr. Richard would like to advise the St. Florence Community of his summer vacation schedule. Please keep this schedule in mind if you would like to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, schedule a counseling session, or if you have any other matter you need to discuss with Fr. Richard. Father will be on retreat starting Monday, August 19.  Fr. McCormack from Maryknoll will celebrate the Masses on the weekend of August 24th/25th .  Fr. Richard’s retreat ends on  Monday, August 26th, but he will not be back to St. Florence until Friday, August 30th. Fr. Richard will celebrate all the weekend Masses on August 31 and Sept. 1st.  His vacation begins on Monday, Sept. 2. The weekend Masses of Sept. 7th and 8th will be celebrated by Msgr. McGovern from Food for the Poor who will explain that program. Please keep in mind that we will begin the Fall/Winter Sunday Mass schedule on Sept. 8.  Sunday Masses will be at 8 am and 10:30 am. Saturday Mass will still be at 5:00 pm.  Father Richard will return on Sept. 13th. On the Tuesdays that Fr. Richard is gone, (Aug. 20, 27 and Sept. 3 and 10) there will be a Communion Service, rosary and Eucharistic Adoration led by Deacon Terry.

August 15, 2013 This Thursday is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.  Holy Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 pm at St. Florence.

Sunday Mornings June 9–August 18, 2013: Into the Silent Land: The Practice of Christian Meditation There are many valuable forms of meditation practice available to us today.  Probably the most hidden and neglected spiritual tradition is the Christian contemplative practice of meditation.  It is so well concealed that it is hardly even known among Western Christians.  And yet it is a tradition that flows from our scriptures and represents thousands of years of accumulated wisdom and practice.  In the West we seek a deep personal experience of God as one of the highest priorities in our lives, and yet we are frequently lost as to where the path is, much less a methodology for coming to full enlightened realization of God’s unconditional love and presence in ourselves and in all things.  “Into the Silent Land” is a return to the contemplative roots of the Christian experience of God. Come join Fr. Richard on Sundays, starting June 9 to August 18th,  at 10:30 am (following the 9:30 am Mass) till noon. The program will be held in the social hall of St. Florence. We will start by reading Richard Rohr’s, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self.   The next book we will read is James Finley’s, Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God. You can get both books as hardbound at Amazon.com or on Kindle.

August 3, 2013 Young adults (ages 18 to 35) are invited to volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen on Aug. 3, 2013, from 3 pm to 7 pm. To sign up to help, contact Samantha Almanza at 801-328-8641, ext. 313 or Samantha.almanza@dioslc.org

July 27, 2013  Parish Council Meeting  following the 5 pm Saturday evening Mass (This meeting was postponed from July 20th.) If you have any suggestions concerning the fall schedule for Mass times on Sunday (commencing the weekend following Labor Day), please speak to Fr. Richard, Deacon Terry, or one of the Parish Council members by July 27.  We are trying to find an acceptable Sunday morning Mass schedule that will accommodate the hour-long CCD class schedule between the Masses.

July 17, 2013 Update on DDD Volunteer: After many years of representing St. Florence for the Diocesan Development Drive, Brian and Justin Rague are “retiring” from this ministry. Lan Froerer has graciously volunteered to chair the 2014 DDD.  If you are interested in assisting Lan in this important ministry, please speak to Fr. Richard, Deacon Terry or Lan. Brian will continue to serve out the 2013 DDD.

Responsibilities of DDD representative:

–Attend orientation for upcoming year’s drive at Salt Lake Diocese meeting (November).

–Track and monitor pledge amounts through DDD online site.

–receive DDD materials and post them at pre-set locations in church (January).

–Submit bulletin announcements to Fran each week regarding current pledge amount.

–Provide in-church announcements to all Masses promoting the DDD to parishioners–these occur every third weekend from end of January to mid-March, then one weekend every month until pledge goal is reached. (I have some announcement scripts that I have used that I can share with the new chair.)

–Collect parishioner pledges from different sources and ensure they are received by the DDD offices in Salt Lake.  Pledges can be given directly to the chair person, or to Fr. Hunt. Pledges can also be placed in the collection basket, and some are mailed to St. Joseph’s office. Some pledges are offered online; these require no work.

–Maintain contact with Judy at St. Joseph’s, and DDD staff at Salt Lake Diocese to address any issues related to donations and parishioner registration.

–Attend the DDD dinner to celebrate chairs and the successes of the current year’s drive (October).

Your time commitment:

The time commitment over a year’s duration is not very significant–maybe 10 hours total spread throughout the year.

4th of July, 2013  St. Florence will once again be sponsoring a Dunk Tank on July 4th at the Huntsville Park from 11 am to 4 pm. We are in need of volunteers to sit on the dunk tank in 30 minute shifts.  You must be a least 12 yrs. old (and in good health) to sit on the dunk tank.  We also need volunteers to collect money and hand out balls in 60 minute shifts.  Please sign up on the sheets in the back of the church if you can volunteer some time.  Plus, we need people to just come out and cheer us on.  This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in the St. Florence Community and meet people while letting the Ogden Valley community know about us and raise money for a great cause, the Pregnancy Care Center in Ogden.  Come be a part of the fun! Contact Howard Schuyler at 801-745-2816 for more information.

June 22/23, 2013 A special second collection will be taken at all Masses for 2013 Tornado Relief and Disaster Recovery.

June 22, 2013 Our new Pope is a Jesuit: this has been a topic we have all been hearing since the new Pope was elected.  What is the significance of having a Jesuit pope? To help us with answers to these questions, Father Hunt will be speaking to us on Saturday, June 22 right after the 5 pm Mass.  A light dinner will be served as we listen/talk/question. You don’t have to bring anything, just yourselves and a lot of questions! Please sign the sheets posted on the doors of the church so we can estimate the food we will need at dinner.

June 20, 2013 Volunteers at St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter are not needed this Thursday. Our normal service at the Shelter will resume next week.

June 15, 2013 Diocesan Stewardship Day will be held this Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Church (1375 East Spring Lane, SLC). St. Florence parish will pay the $15 registration fee for anyone who would like to attend.  See Fr. Richard or sign up on the parish registration form on the back table in the social hall.

June 8, 2013 Parish Council Meeting following the 5 pm Saturday evening Mass (app. 6:15 pm)

June 7 and 8, 2013 Annual Diocesan RCIA Study Days are being held Friday, June 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and Saturday, June 8 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Pastoral Center (located on the Cathedral grounds in SLC). St. Florence will provide the registration fee if you would like to attend.  Please contact Fr. Richard.

June 6, 2013 St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter Volunteers are not needed this Thursday. Another group has volunteered for that time slot.  We will resume our Thursday schedule on the 13th of June.

June 2, 2013 Summer Mass Schedule begins9:30 am Sunday Mass only  (Sat. evenings remain the same at 5 pm)

Corpus Christi Adoration: Pope Francis is calling for all Catholics to join together in Eucharistic Adoration on June 2nd the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ).  All Catholics are asked to join in Adoration at the same time, which would be 9-10 am Mountain Time. All members of the St. Florence Community are asked to join in Adoration from 9 to 9:30–one half hour before our Sunday Mass begins at 9:30 am.

 A “Town Hall” meeting is planned for this Sunday after the 9:30 am Mass.  This is a good opportunity to comment on the summer Mass schedule, social activities, Ministry expansion, music at Masses and other topics.

JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST:  SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY MASS . The Saturday night Mass at 5:00 pm will remain the same, but the St. Florence congregation will celebrate only one Mass at 9:30 am on Sunday morning during the 3 summer months (until Labor Day, Sept. 2).

May 26, 2013 Brief meeting of the Parish Council from 9 am to 10 am to plan agenda for Town Hall Meeting.

Memorial Day Patriotic Program will be held after the 10:15 am Mass

May 25/26, 3013 Please complete the survey emailed to you this week and bring it with you to Mass this Saturday or Sunday.  If you have not received it by email, copies of the survey may be found in your pew this weekend.  The results of the survey will be discussed at the Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, June 2nd, following the 9:30 am Mass

May 19, 2013  Parish Council Meeting following the 10:15 am Mass (app, 11:30) If you have any serious concerns about the summer Mass schedule for Sundays, please voice them to Fr. Richard, Deacon Terry, any other Parish Council member, or write a note for the suggestion box located on the shelf in the social hall, before this meeting. Fr. Richard will be giving a special blessing to all graduating High School Seniors after the 10:15 am Mass.  Graduates should have received an invitation in the mail for this brief service.  Please RSVP by Sat. May 11th to Deana Froerer at dlfroerer@msn.com . Please let Deana know if you have not received an invitation. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful and blessed future!

May 18, 2013  Snow Basin Road Clean-up . We will meet at the St. Florence parking lot at 9:30 am. Trash bags will be provided, please bring your own work gloves.  All are invited, but please consider the safety of your little ones as we will be working right along the road.

May 17, 2013  Confirmation at Holy Family Parish this Friday at 7 pm. (Confirmation was rescheduled from April 16 at St. Joseph’s because of the number of people receiving the Sacrament (over 200) at St. Joseph’s.)  The St. Florence Confirmation Class of 7 students (Breanna Barilec, Danny Donlevy, Jack Stauder, Julian Berg, Kathleen Tomon, Lexi Hogan, Masen White and Trey Knudsen), will join the 25 young adults at Holy Family for Confirmation).Congratulations on your Confirmation, and we ask our community to pray that they may be strengthened in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

May 11th/12th, 2013  Second collection at all Masses this weekend for the Catholic Communication Campaign.

May 11, 2013 Young Adult Ministry at Bishop’s Residence in SLC from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  (Please see article posted in News File)  HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES: Fr. Richard will be giving a special blessing to all graduating High School Seniors after the 10:15 am Mass on May 19th.   Graduates should have received an invitation in the mail for this brief service.  Please RSVP by Sat. May 11th to Deana Froerer at dlfroerer@msn.com  or please let Deana know if you have not received an invitation. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful and blessed future.

May 9, 2013 The Feast of the Ascension this Thursday will be celebrated on the weekend Masses on May 11th and 12th.

May 6, 2013  The Monday Night Adult Religious Ed. class will start the book The Lord, by Romano Guardimi this evening. The group meets from 7 pm to 9 pm. Contact Tooky Schuyler for more information 801-745-2816

May 5, 2013 First Communion at the 10:15 am Sunday Mass. Congratulations to Ashton Ewing, Sophie Hogan, Landon Matysik, Julia Rodreguez and Greta Svagr. God bless all of you!

May 4, 2013 First Communion practice 4:00 pm

May 2, 2013 Volunteers are NOT NEEDED at St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter this Thursday. Thank you volunteers, especially Dotty and Paul Nemitz for your loyal service!

Tuesday evening Mass, Spring Schedule:  Mass, the Rosary and Adoration of the Holy Eucharist will  be start at 6:30 pm on Tuesday evenings and Fr. Richard will be available for Confession or counseling from 7:30 to 8:30 pm (during Adoration of the Holy Eucharist).  Fr. Richard will also be available for Confession or counseling on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 9:50 am (between the Sunday morning Masses) until the Sunday summer schedule begins on June 2, 2013.  There will only be one Mass at 9:30 am on Sunday during June, July and August.

April 28, 2013 Teacher Recognition Day. Last day of classes for St. Florence 2012/13  CCD school year.

April 27th and 28th The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will celebrated after all the weekend Masses. Second collection for Catholic Home Missions Appeal.

April 23, 2013 There will  be a Communion Service and Rosary on this Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm.  Fr. Richard will be away. Deacon Terry will preside.

April 20th and 21st. Weekend Masses will be celebrated by priests from Holy Trinity Monastery this weekend while Fr. Richard is away.

April 16, 2013 Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in Ogden tonight at 7:00 pm. CONFIRMATION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 17 AT HOLY FAMILY

April 13, 2013 Confirmation Retreat 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

April 9, 2013 Confirmation rehearsal at St. Joseph’s Church 6:00 pm.

April 7, 2013 Parish Council Meeting following the 10:15 am Mass (app. 11:15 am)

April 4, 2013  St. Anne’s Volunteers are NOT needed this Thursday at the Homeless Shelter. Another group has volunteered for this Thursday.  We will be needed the other Thursdays of April.  Thanks for your help!

FEB. 13 to MARCH 31 LISTS EVENTS DURING LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER:

March 31, 2013 Easter Sunday Masses at  9:00 am, 10:15 am at St. Florence (PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGES FOR EASTER SUNDAY–THIS IS NOT OUR REGULAR SCHEDULE!) 

March 30, 2013 Saturday Easter Vigil Mass starts at 6:30 pm (The regular 5 pm Sat. night Mass will not be held).  Mass time confirmed on March 12, 2013.

March 29, 2013 Good Friday Service 6:30 pm at St. Florence–there will also be a 3:30 service at Bee Hive Assisted Living in Eden

March 28, 2013 Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper 6:30 pm

March 26, 2012 There will be NO Reconciliation, Mass or Rosary this evening due to Holy Week services later this week.

March 23/24, 2013  Palm Sunday Masses regular schedule

March 16/17, 2013  Community Reconciliation Service following all weekend Masses

March 14, 2013 Volunteers will not by needed at St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter this Thursday.  Another group has volunteered to serve lunch.

March 10, 2013 1st Sacrament of Reconciliation for the First Communion Class and private Sacrament of Reconciliation for students in our CCD classes 9 am to 10 am.  St. Joseph Catholic Schools Open House and enrollment for the 2013/14 school year from 1 to 3:30 pm at the elementary school 2980 Quincy Ave., Ogden.

March 8, 2013  Lenten Dinner following the 6:30 pm Friday Mass and Stations of the Cross

March 5, 2013 Funeral Mass for Charles Harrop at 2:00 pm at St. Florence. Charles and his wife Jackie were members of the “Founding Fathers (and Mothers!) of St. Florence Church. The community of St. Florence will provide dinner for family and friends of the Harrops at 4 pm following internment at the Huntsville City Cemetery.

March 3, 2013 “Town House” Meeting in the social hall after the 10:15 am Mass.

Mar. 2, 2013   Parish Lenten Retreat  at Holy Trinity Monastery, 10 am to 3 pm. Please pick up your registration form at St. Florence in Feb.

Feb. 23/24, 2013 Sacrament of the Sick will be given after all Sat. and Sun. Masses this weekend.

Feb. 19, 2013  Tuesday evening Mass, followed by the Rosary, resumes the normal schedule.  Mass will be celebrated at Bee Hive Assisted Living in Eden at 3:30 pm every Tues.

Feb. 17, 2013 Parish Council Meeting following the 10:15 am Sunday morning Mass.

Feb. 15, 2013  begins the celebration of Mass followed by Stations of the Cross every Friday night starting at 6:30 pm during the season of Lent.

Lenten Giving Hands Projects: Collections for Holy Trinity Monastary and St. Martha’s Baby Project in Ogden (newspaper article on this project is posted on the bulletin board).

Feb. 13, 2013  Lent Begins:  Ash Wednesday Mass with distribution of ashes (the start of the season of Lent), will be celebrated at 6:30 this evening.

Feb. 12, 2013  There will be NO Tuesday evening Mass or Rosary this Tuesday.  Mass is scheduled for the following evening, Feb. 13th, which is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.  Tuesday evening Mass and Rosary will resume on Feb. 19th and continue as usual.

February 10, 2013  Pot-Luck Leap Into Lent Brunch in our social hall following the 10:15 am Sunday Mass.   Please bring a favorite brunch dish to share. The Parish will provide ham.

February 1, 2013 Our annual Chili Dinner Cook-off will be combined with an Open House at Fellowship Manor (2334 Munroe Ave., Ogden) to celebrate Fr. Richard’s move into his apartment.  The event will take place in the “Penthouse” community room of Father’s apartment building from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and small groups will be able to tour his apartment which is on the floor below.  Come and join the fun, see Fr. Richard’s new home, and enjoy the best Chili made in Ogden Valley!

January 12th and 13th, 2013  Anointing and Healing of the Sick following this weekend’s Masses.  Fr. Richard will lead a short service for those in the parish who may have a physical, psychological or spiritual illness.  No one will be asked to publicly identify what they seek healing for.  The prayer service will include a brief introduction with Scripture, an anointing using the Sacrament of the Sick, and an invitation for those attending to prayerfully lay hands on those asking for healing.  Anyone interested in attending is asked to remain in the chapel at the end of Mass.

Beginning in Jan. 2013 the St. Florence volunteers who serve lunch at St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter (Lantern House) on Thursdays are asked to serve again on the first Thursday of the month as well as the other Thursdays.  The group who had volunteered to take the first Thursday of the month, can no longer make the commitment.  Thank you for your service!

January 1, 2013  New Years Day Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God –Holy Day  Mass at 10:00 am  While this remains a Holy Day of Obligation in the U.S., as has been the custom in our diocese, Bishop Wester has dispensed Catholics in the SLC diocese from the obligation of attending Mass. Nonetheless, all are encouraged to participate in the Eucharist on this important feast in order to celebrate the birth of the Lord, honor the Blessed Mother and pray for God’s blessing on the new calendar year.  (There will not be a Vigil Mass on New Year’s Eve)

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