Rural Churches and Missions


The mileage covered throughout Utah for the faithful people of our Missions and rural Churches is immense. Every week the roads are well traveled throughout Utah to reach Catholics who wish to celebrate the Eucharist and gather together for prayer.

The Diocese of Salt Lake City which encompasses all of Utah is vast and magnificent. Ours is a State indeed where long distances often separate the faithful. Priests, Religious, Deacons, and laity travel with great generosity to make sure that those separated by distance feel united by faith.

The exponential growth of Catholics in Utah is good news that brings its own challenges.

Imagine traveling hundreds of miles in all types of weather to carry Christ’s light to the faithful only to find yourself refueling and driving off to another secluded location. Such is the life of those serving our rural communities.

Please continue to support the Church’s rural evangelization efforts through your generous support, gifts, and prayers.


You may establish a family named endowment of your own to support the growing needs of Rural Church and Missions or contribute to one of the following already established endowments:

Bishop’ Future Fund
Diocesan Mission Endowment
Diocesan Missions Support Term Endowment
Emmett Hayes and Bernadette McKenna Hayes Family Endowment for Uintah, Duchesne, Daggett Counties
Irene C. Sweeney Term Endowment for Rural Church Development and Missionary Outreach
Rural Church Development and Outreach for the State of Utah
Rural Church Development and Outreach Ministries Endowment for the State of Utah
Theresa Overfield Endowment for Rural Church Development and Seminarian Education