A Note From Our Pastor
After multiple requests from our Parishioners, I have decided to reinstate Holy Communion under both species with the first Sunday of Advent. While Christ is truly and entirely present in either bread or wine, receiving communion under both species is more in sync with Christ’s words “Take and eat it, take and drink of it.” The Church, however, leaves it up to an individual to decide whether one desires to receive both species during Holy Communion.
If you choose to receive from the chalice the following regulations apply to receiving:
1. Intinction (dipping a host in Sacred Blood) is not allowed
2. While receiving the chalice one must do it standing, not kneeling, to avoid a possibility of spilling the Sacred Blood.
3. Receive the chalice from the hands of the minister into one’s own hands and after taking a small sip return it making sure the minster has got a firm grip of it.
Let us fix our gaze on the Blood of Christ and realize how truly precious It is, seeing that it was poured our for our salvation and brought the grace of conversion to the whole world. ~ Pope Clement
Our prayers go out to Steve & Esther Shutt and their family on the death of their grandson, Andrew, who recently passed away.
A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, December 6th.
May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace!
December 8th Mass times:
9:00 a.m. with the School
December 10th at 4:00 p.m. in Saint Olaf Catholic Church
What is a Penance Service?
We gather together in a single place, listen to a special reading from the Bible, often followed by a brief homily. After the homily, everyone may recite an Act of Contrition and then get in line for individual confession. This special service provides a time where it is easier to go to confession, as there are multiple priests available.
We will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday, December 12th. Mass will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by a wonderful Mexican dinner celebration in the Father McNamara Center.
Hope to see all of you there!
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23 Mass at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24 Mass at 9:00 a.m. (NO Mass at 11:30 a.m.)
The Nativity of the Lord - Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24 Masses at 5:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Monday, December 25 Masses at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (Polish)
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - New Year's Eve
Saturday, December 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 31 at 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God - New Year's Day
Monday, January 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
NO 6:00 p.m. Mass
December Bingo will be on Friday the 15th. To help support the local Food Pantry bring a can of food and you will receive a special ‘Thank You’ from the Knights of Columbus. December Meal Deal will be “Tachos” with a drink for $5.00. We will also have our traditional Hot Dog Meal Deal for $5.00.
The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm. Hope to see there!
December 10: Regular Class
December 17: Regular Class
Crosses release us from this world and by doing so bind us to God. ~Blessed Charles de Foucauld
The preparations for Christmas include buying or making gifts for those whom we love. You can give no better gift than the gift that God has given to us: his Son, Jesus. Invite someone who is not Catholic to attend Mass with you this Christmas.
RCIA/OCIA Sessions are open to all who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith. The RCIA/OCIA sessions are on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel meeting room. The Sessions for December will be:
December 10 - Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory
December 17 - Miracles
Questions? Contact Heather Bonn at 801.295.3621 or Heather@stolafut.org
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Saint Olaf parish is a Catholic community committed in faith to witness the good news of Christ in our daily lives.
In order to build the kingdom of God on earth, we gather to worship, educate, serve and grow in God’s love.
Please remember the sick of our parish in your prayers that they may be healed, strengthened, and know the love of God during their suffering:
These names will be printed in our bulletin for the next 4 weeks. Call the office at 801.295.3621 to make changes, remove or add a loved one to the prayer list.
If your loved one is suffering from a serious or life-threatening illness, please request a Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Father Andrzej will gladly minister the sacrament and pray for God’s healing.
Saint Teresa of Avila wrote: “When you cannot receive Communion and cannot attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.”
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. Polish (1st and 3rd
Sunday of the month)
Monday 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.
** 9:00 a.m. (When school is in session)
Thursday 8:00 a.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.
Call the office at 801.295.3621
Saturday, 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the church
or by appointment
8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. in the Church
Sunday, December 3 First Sunday of Advent:
Is 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7/Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19/1 Cor 1:3-9/Mk 13:33-37
Monday, December 4 St. John Damascene: Is 2:1-5/Ps 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9/ Mt 8:5-11
Tuesday, December 5: Is 1:1-10/ Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17/Lk 10:21-24
Wednesday, December 6 St. Nicholas: Is 25:6-10a/Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6/ Mt 15:29-37
Thursday, December 7 St. Ambrose: Is 26:1-6/Ps 118:1 & 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a/ Mt 7:21, 24-27
Friday, December 8 The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: Gen 3:9-15, 20/Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4/ Eph 1:3-6, 11-12/Lk 1:26-38
Saturday, December 9 St. Juan Diego: Is 30:19-21, 23-26/ Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6/Mt 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8
Sunday, December 10 Second Sunday of Advent: Is 40:1-5, 9-11/Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14/ 2 Peter 3:8-14/Mk 1:1-8
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Bountiful, Utah 84010
Mon.-Thurs. from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Bountiful, Utah 84010
Office Hours: Mon-Thur. 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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