Help grow an unabashedly Catholic culture in the beautiful, world-class, olympic, mountain/ski-town of Park City, UT and the greater Wasatch Back (one of the fastest growing areas in the US)!
WHO WE ARE
Mission & Story:
In 1881, God gave a small group of Catholic miners a mission to bring to the mountains of Park City, UT the world’s greatest treasure: the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Eucharist, and the Faith, Hope, and Charity that flow from Him.
Today, God’s mission for St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church has spread from the streets of Old Town Park City, to the meadows of Park City’s White Pine Canyon, to the Heber Valley, and beyond. St. Mary’s seeks to evangelize, catechize, give back in Charity, and enrich the community through the Catholic Faith and its intellectual, artistic, and cultural traditions. To bring all the treasure of Jesus Christ, for the salvation of souls, and the Greater Glory of God!
With three unique Church locations and a large, popular thrift store, St. Mary’s serves thousands of parishioners and visitors from across the world each week through the sacraments, beautiful and reverent liturgies, cultural festivities rooted in the rich traditions of the Church, faith formation, an assortment of digital content, and a variety of charitable ministries.
St. Mary’s Church (Park City)
St. Mary’s Church is a landmark of Park City’s entry corridor – its lofty design and incredible setting is complemented by wonderful views of the mountains from within the church and parish center. Additionally, the church and parish center are a beacon of the greater community, utilized by Park City’s best charitable programs, and host to beautiful artistic events, such as the regular performances by the Utah Symphony.
St. Mary’s Old Town Chapel & St. Lawrence Thrift Store Donation Center (Park City)
Built in 1884, the Old Town Chapel is Utah’s oldest Catholic church and served as St. Mary’s primary church until 1997. Located atop of Park City’s Historic Main Street, the chapel is a special and revered establishment of the Old Town community, a precious reminder of
St. Mary’s roots, and a landmark for Park City. The Chapel hall is utilized weekly for community events and the parish food bank. Additionally, the donation center for the parish’s St. Lawrence Thrift Store is located on the property.
St. Lawrence Mission Church (Heber City)
Located in the nearby town of Heber City, off of Main Street in the center of the historic downtown, St. Lawrence Church in Heber City is a mission of St. Mary’s Church, bringing the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to the Heber Valley (one of the quickest growing places in the US).
St. Lawrence Thrift Store (Heber City)
Located near St. Lawrence Mission Church, the large and popular St. Lawrence Thrift Store is a ministry of St. Mary’s Church, offering quality, gently used clothing, furniture, children’s toys, accessories, jewelry and more at very affordable prices. The well-established thrift store also has one of the largest and well-known annual ski sales in Utah.
St. Mary’s proudly serves a variety of parishioners including full-time English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties; second-home parishioners; and many others who travel each week from across Utah, Southwest Wyoming, and Southeast Idaho for St. Mary’s beautiful and reverent liturgies, welcoming community, and majestic mountain landscape. To best serve these various constituencies, St. Mary’s offers Mass in English, Spanish, and Latin (Extraordinary Form) and a variety of digital content throughout the week.