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Cathedral ceremony today for Mount Benedict Priory

A ceremony marking the establishment of the Mount Benedict Priory by the Benedictine Sisters of Utah will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple. The public is invited.

Dedication of center Sunday

The dedication of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Vietnamese Catholic Community Center will be Sunday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. at the center, 5415 S. 4360 West. Monsignor J. Terrence Fitzgerald will be the main celebrant. A reception will follow, and the public is invited.

The center was a former LDS meet-inghouse, and the two denominations worked together to arrange the sale. Some 130 Vietnamese Catholic families have pledged $300,000 to purchase the building.

Sale to benefit soup kitchen

St. Vincent de Paul Center will sponsor a garage and craft sale on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Weyher Warehouse, 255 Rio Grande, which is the building south of the soup kitchen. Toys, furniture, cosmetics, books, jewelry, crafts and Ukrainian eggs will be among the offerings. Food will be sold, and booth space for craft vendors is still available. All proceeds will benefit the soup kitchen. Donations are also still being accepted for the sale. Call Ann or Geneieve at 534-1500 for information.

Presbyterian women to meet

The fall gathering of the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Utah will be Sept. 16-17 at First Presbyterian Church, 12 C St. Carolyn Phillips of Gillette, Wyo., moderator of the Synod of the Rocky Mountains, will be the keynote speaker. The meeting will feature special music, a media presenation and reports and will conclude with a communion service.

Midweek Eucharist resumes

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 4615 S. 3200 West, will resume its midweek celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. The church plans to schedule educational events following the weekly meetings when possible.

Bazaar to aid urban center

Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church, 3280 E. 3900 South, will host the annual Crossroads Urban Center Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offerings include door prizes, an auction and drawings for a variety of entertainment packages. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served, and 10 booths will offer items for sale. All proceeds go to Crossroads Urban Center.

Christian service fair set

Judge Memorial Catholic High School will host its third annual Christian Service Street Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Weigand Studio, 650 S. 1100 East. More than 70 community service agencies have been invited to host a booth that will allow students to familiarize themselves with service opportunities in the community. As part of their curriculum, students must fill a community service requirement annually. For information, call Dianna at 363-8895, ext. 146.

Marriage encounter Sept. 30

Worldwide Marriage Encounter will hold a weekend retreat for married couples Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Our Lady of the Mountains Retreat House in Ogden. The lay Catholic movement operates in 80 countries worldwide and has involved millions of couples. For information, call 566-7345.

Church shows film Friday

Sonrise Baptist Church, 3550 S. 4400 West, will host a showing of World Wide Pictures' new film, "Scars That Heal," on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. The film chronicles the physical and spiritual healing of a young soldier severely burned in Vietnam. The public is invited. For information, call 966-1242.

Christian group to perform

Grace Lutheran Church and School, 1815 E. 9800 South, will host the Christian group Lost and Found in concert on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. The public is invited.

Discussion on peace Sunday

South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S. Highland Drive, will host Bob Goff for a discussion of "A Commitment to Peace and Social Justice" on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m.

Bible institute offers classes

The Utah Institute for Biblical Studies will offer a variety of classes for autumn quarter, including: "Introduction to Christian Studies," "History of Christianity in America," "Theme in the Epistle to the Hebrews" and "Being Truly Human: Biblical Perspectives on Christian Living." For registration or information, call 581-1900.

Festival of India Sept. 10

SPANISH FORK - Utah Valley's Krishna Temple will host the eighth annual Festival of India on Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at 4 p.m. at 8628 S. Main. Entertainment includes music by a devotional Bhakti band, classical and folk dances performed by the Salt Lake City Gujarati Society, and puppet presentations. At 7 p.m., the festival's main event, "The Ramayana" will be staged. A vegetarian cooking contest, gift shop, exhibits and exotic food booths will also be featured. The public is invited; admission is free. For information, call 798-3559.

Church service, picnic set

South Valley Community Church, 4880 S. 70 East, will hold a church service and picnic on Sunday, Sept 6, at 11 a.m. at Willow Creek Park, 8400 S. 2000 East. Participants should bring their own meat to barbecue and a side dish to share.