Thank you to all who have responded to letters and pleas for the Living & Giving Campaign. Your generosity helps the Church fulfill its pastoral obligations. Each year, OLM is co-responsible for a diocesan-wide goal, and without your contributions, we would have to make up the shortfall using funds from our general revenue. May God … Continue reading Living & Giving Update
Rev. Ubald Rugirangoga May 16, 1956 – January 7, 2021 A vigil service will be held at 7:00 PM MST on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 PM MST on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, … Continue reading Services for Father Ubald
** Warning: The attached video contains images shot during and after the Bosnian War. Some viewers may find some of the images to be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. ** Doers of the WordSunday, January 17What can I do? One day during the war in Sarajevo (Bosnian War 1992-1995), a bomb was dropped on a … Continue reading What can I do?
What is “right” and “wrong”? Is there a right and wrong for everyone, all the time? These are difficult questions to discuss in our culture. We live in a society that supports the opinion that each person should make up his or her own morality—that there is no moral truth that applies to everyone. Many … Continue reading Who Am I To Judge?
Dear Fellow Parishioners of Our Lady of the Mountains, As you may have noticed, for the past few months our Prayers of the Faithful at Mass have included this: “We pray for the success our diocesan Vision 2030 Pastoral Plan, especially in our parish—that we may recognize our Communion for Mission: One Body in Christ, … Continue reading Vision 2030
Father Jim Heiser, from St. Stephens Indian Mission in St. Stephens, Wyoming, is planning to ring the church bells at St. Stephen’s on Thursday, December 31st, 2020, at 6 pm. As an act of solidarity with those mourning the death of loved ones and those struggling with loneliness during this time of COVID, his intention … Continue reading Church bells rung in solidarity…
I thank the faithful communities of Our Lady of the Mountains and Holy Family for wishing me peace and good will and health during this Christmas season. Thank you for your kindness and generosity with food, gifts and cards. Many times, I thought of the musical “Oliver” and said to myself (and sometimes out loud), … Continue reading Monastic and Priestly Gratitude
I would like to take a moment to thank all of our parishioners and visitors for celebrating Advent and Christmas at Our Lady of the Mountains, and for bringing a sense of joy and wonder to our parish this year. Thank you for your patience as we adapted our reservation system to accommodate as many … Continue reading A Heartfelt THANK YOU to one and all!
Doers of the Word. Epiphany Gift-giving Epiphany falls within the season of Christmas and Christmas is a time of gift-giving. The story of gold, frankincense, and myrrh becomes an occasion to reflect on giving gifts to one another. Tradition tells us that gold represented the wise men’s virtues, frankincense shows them to be people of … Continue reading The Epiphany of the Lord
Doers of the WordSolemnity of Mary New Year’s is traditionally a time for resolutions. We all make some. Do we keep them? How about working with the Gospel Credo as found in Luke’s Gospel 6:27-38? It might take some of us all year to get through those! A monk-story might do the trick. A holy … Continue reading Doers of the Word