Utah churches in the news

Published: Friday, Nov. 12 2010 3:00 p.m. MST

Benefactor loans statue to St. Mark's

SALT LAKE CITY — A benefactor wishing to express his gratitude for the exceptional care provided to a family member by St. Mark's Hospital has arranged for a generous gift – the loan of a full-sized, nearly exact replica of Michelangelo's La Pieta.

Joseph Bishop has loaned the replica Tuesday to St. Mark's Hospital, 1200 E. 3900 South.

This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The original La Piet?can be found in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

This replica is licensed by the Vatican Observatory Foundation. The marble sculpture is faithful to the original in its detail and subtlety. Its premier unveiling occurred in January 2010 during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City.

This is believed to be the first time it has been displayed in a healthcare venue anywhere in the world.

The public is invited to personally experience the sculpture starting Wednesday, Nov. 10, until the end of the year in the main lobby at St. Mark's Hospital.

Holiday boutique at Blessed Sacrament

The 23rd annual "Holiday Blessings Boutique" will be Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church's gymnasium, 9800 S. 17000 East, Sandy.

There will be more than 50 booths, a raffle, food and more.

The public is invited.

Funeral workshop offered for Catholics

A Catholic Funeral Workshop will be Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Pastoral Center, 27 "C" Street.

There is a $7 workshop fee.

Although this is geared for ministers, it is open to any Catholic who wishes to learn more.

Call 801-328-8641, ext. 363.

Parish handbell choir seeks new members

St. Ann Catholic Parish, 450 E. 2100 South, is seeking members for its handbell choir.

No musical skills are required, but participants must be over age 10 and rehearsals are held weekly.

For more details, call 801-487-1000.

Parish to hold boutique and lunch

The 26th annual Holiday Boutique by the Ladies of Saint Thomas More Parish will be Friday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.

They will also sponsor a luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.

For more information, call Dona at 801-942-1413.

Talk is scheduledat First Unitarian

"Religion in the Void" will be presented by the Rev. Tom Goldsmith at the Sunday services at the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake, 569 S. 1300 East.

Services will be 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

For more details, go to: www.slcuu.org.

Church to hold Thanksgiving feast

First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake, 12 "C" Street, invites all members, their extended families and anyone else to a Thanksgiving feast at the church building on Thursday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m., shortly after the 2 p.m. worship service.

The church will have turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and drinks. Each family should bring one side dish, vegetable, salad, or dessert (your favorite homemade recipe, if possible) to share with 8-10 people.

Please bring one can of food to donate to Crossroads Urban Center.

RSVP or for more information, calf 801-363-3889.

Cathedral announces upcoming concerts

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