Advent Opportunities for Prayer at the Cathedral

05 December 2018 Published in News & Events
Preparing the Way: Keeping a Holy Advent 
The Cathedral of the Madeleine

331 East South Temple Street

Salt Lake City (801) 328-8941

Welcome to the Cathedral of the Madeleine, the mother church for Roman Catholics in the State of Utah. Advent is a season of expectation, preparation, and hope during which we anticipate the coming of Christ. It is a season for which we ponder the ultimate things in life, setting aside the mundane. It is a season of Prophets: Isaiah, Zechariah, John the Baptist, and others. Indeed, Isaiah challenges us with this word from the Lord: “I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” Please consider joining us for any of the opportunities listed in the information found below. We wish you all a very blessed Advent season. 

Opportunities for Prayer

The Sundays of Advent

Sunday 2 December – Advent I

Sunday 9 December – Advent II

Sunday 16 December – Advent III

Sunday 23 December – Advent IV

Regular Schedule of Sunday Services

3:30 – 4:30 PM Saturday Sacrament of Penance

4:00 PM Saturday First Vespers

5:00 PM Saturday Anticipated Mass (English)

7:00 PM Saturday Anticipated Mass (Español)

8:30 AM Sunday Mass

10:00 AM Sunday Lauds

11:00 AM Sunday Solemn Mass with Cathedral Choir

3:00 PM Sunday Mass in Spanish with Spanish Choir

5:00 PM Second Vesperswith Cathedral Choir

6:00 PM Sunday Mass

40 Hours Adoration for Vocations

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday 3 December

Noon - 5:00 PM, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday 4 December

4:00 - 5:00 PM, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday 5 December

First Friday Holy Hour Reparations

4:00 - 5:00 PM Friday 7 December


The Feast and Solemnities

Saturday 8 December

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

*A Holy Day of Obligation in 2018*

Patronal Feast of the United States of America

Friday 7 December
5:15 PM Anticipated Mass with Cantor and Organ

Saturday 8 December

8:00 AM Mass with Cantor and Organ

12:00 Noon Mass with the Men of the Cathedral Choir


The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Wednesday 12 December 

Mother of the Americas

Secondary Patroness of the Diocese of Salt Lake City

Tuesday 11 December 

7:30 PM Rosary with Religious Education Students

8:30 PM Mariachi Alma Ranchera

9:30 PM Outdoor Procession

10:00 PM Vigil with Cathedral Choirs & Banda La Mentada

11:00 PM Mass (Español) with the Cathedral Spanish Choir and Orchestra

12:00 Midnight Las Mañanitas with Aztec Dancers

Wednesday 12 December 

8:00 AM Mass

12:00 Noon Bilingual Mass with the Cathedral Choristers and the Choir School Students

5:15 PM Mass

Saturday 15 December 5:00 PM Simbang Gabi

Sunday 16 December 4:30 PM Las Posadas