Friday, August 26, 2022
SALT LAKE CITY — Restoration work on the historic main doors of the Magdalen Cathedral is nearing completion. It’s the funds raised at the annual Bishop’s Dinner that make such work possible, said Patricia Wesson, the cathedral’s development director, who has worked on the event for 19 years.
The Bishop’s Dinner 2022: A Benefit for The Cathedral of the Madeleine will take place on September 8. This year’s keynote speaker will be Bishop Daniel Henry Mueggenborg, Bishop of Reno.
Bishop Mueggenborg, originally from Oklahoma, was ordained a priest on July 14, 1989 in Tulsa, at Holy Family Cathedral. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Oklahoma State University in 1984, studied pre-theology at St. Meinrad Seminary, and earned degrees in theology and biblical theology from Pontifical University. Gregorian of Rome. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle by Pope Francis on April 6, 2017. Bishop Mueggenborg was appointed as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Reno on July 20, 2021 and was installed on September 24, 2021.
Bishop Mueggenborg visited the Magdalen Cathedral in October 2019, when he was the presenter of the annual convocation of priests in the diocese.
“Salt Lake City is very fortunate to have such a classic cathedral as part of its metropolitan heritage,” he said in an email interview. “It’s more than a beautiful structure – it’s a transcendent symbol that always lifts the spirit to higher realms and keeps current occupations in perspective.”
In his address during the dinner, Bishop Mueggenborg will talk about “The Cathedral – Ancient Lessons for Contemporary Society”.
“The Cathedral of the Magdalen retains so many very important architectural details that are part of the great heritage of Catholic cathedrals since the very first (Saint John Lateran in Rome) which was consecrated in 324 AD,” the bishop said. . said Mueggenborg. “Each cathedral is meant to be a ‘daughter’ of this great ancient Christian basilica. The statements that the early Christians wanted to make to the general public are also relevant for our time. I will focus on four of these lessons in my presentation.
In addition to hearing from Bishop Mueggenborg, those attending the Bishop’s Dinner will view a video produced by Cathedral staff. In this year’s video, Wesson interviews several members of the cathedral community about their connection to the cathedral and its impact on their lives. Bishop Oscar A. Solis will also speak.
This year’s dinner goal is $375,000. Together with a donation from a private charitable foundation, these funds will be used for the restoration of the floor of the cathedral.
WHAT: Episcopal dinner for the benefit of the Madeleine Cathedral
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
WHERE: The Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., SLC
COST: $175/individual seat; tables of eight available
A social hour in the courtyard will precede dinner. Visit thebishopsdinner.org for reservations or information.