Saint Alphonsus Liguori
Saint Thomas Aquinas defined “spiritual communion” as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Holy Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him. 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.”
276 East 1700 South
Bountiful, Utah 84010
The Office is closed: Phone calls ONLY
Mon.-Thurs. from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
1793 South Orchard Drive
Bountiful, Utah 84010
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.
Weekly Scripture Readings
Friday, May 22: Acts 18:9-18/Ps 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7/ John 16:20-23
Saturday, May 23: Acts 18:23-28/Ps 47:2-3, 8-9, 10/ John 16:23b-28
Sunday, May 24: Acts 1:12-14/Ps 27:1, 4, 7-8/1 Peter 4:13-16/ John 17:1-11a
Monday, May 25: Acts 19:1-8/Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab/ John 16:29-33
Tuesday, May 26: Acts 20:17-27/Ps 68:10-11, 20-21/ John 17:1-11a
Wednesday, May 27: Acts 20:28-38/Ps 68:29-30, 33-35a, 35bc-36ab/John17:11b-19
Thursday, May 28: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/ Ps 16:1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11/ John 17:20-26
Friday, May 29: Acts 25:13b-21/Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab/ John 21:15-19
Saturday, May 30: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Ps 11:4, 5 and 7/ John 21:20-25
Sunday, May 31: Acts 2:1-11/Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/John 20:19-23
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.
Greetings to all of you and your loved ones.
We have begun a gradual reopening for Sunday and weekday Eucharist. While it is still not obligatory to attend Mass on Sunday, I would like to encourage those who are healthy to return to Sunday Mass as circumstances permit. By circumstances I mean the number of attending and your physical or emotional well being.
If fear, vulnerable health, or advanced age play any role in hesitating about Mass attendance, please stay home without feeling guilty about it. Join the Mass online from Saint Olaf at 11:30 AM or the Cathedral or the Pope’s Mass.
We ask you to sign up for Masses through our website just to know how many plan to attend and spread the attendance accordingly to 5:30 pm, 9:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
I realize that we all have our favorite time for Masses but let us be flexible at this unusual time if your favorite Mass time is already filled by 40-50 people. If you signed up and something important came ahead of your intention to attend, please take your name off the list at least the day before.
While in the church, we are expected to sit 6 feet apart from those who are not members of the same household.
The reception of Holy Communion on the hand is still the best way to protect others from infection as droplets of saliva are the most common way of infection. The reception on the hand is a normative way of receiving the Lord in Holy Communion. Let’s do it reverently by bowing first and then holding out your hands, one on top of the other, expressing in this gesture our faith and reverence for the Lord. Please keep 6 feet distance during procession for Communion.
The Sign of Peace is being offered without touching but by bowing reverently to those who are around us.
You do not need to wear masks in the church except for the entry or exit when we usually get closer than the 6 feet. Thank you for your cooperation and willingness to go the extra mile for the sake and well being of us all.
A special “Thank You” to all who contribute to the parish at this difficult time. It helps enormously as we need to pay our bills. Our Online Giving has been very successful and I would like to encourage you to use it if you are able at this time to support Saint Olaf.
May the Blessings of Almighty, All-Loving God come upon you and your loved ones and remain with you always.
SaintOlafut Facebookpage also has a sign-up list for those who wish to join for mass in the church on weekends since attendance is limited. You may also call the office at 801.295.3621 to sign up.
Sunday Mass will be available LIVE at 11:30 am via
The chapel is open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for individual prayer.
The parish office hours are minimal. If you need to come in please call first to make sure someone is available. 801.295.3621 Phone hours are Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm until further notice.
Bulletin Announcements for the weekend of May 30th/31st is due by Noon on Monday, May 18th. Please email your information to email@example.com or call 801-295-3621.
See Sign up for Sunday Mass to reserve your spot for weekend Mass
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Main Church
Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Main Church
Monday, 6:00 p.m. in the Main Church
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m.
in the Main Church
9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. in Church
Saturday, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the church
or by appointment
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