St. Ambrose Parish was established by Most Reverend Duane G. Hunt, the fifth Bishop of Salt Lake City, on January 4, 1948. The name of the parish was chosen by Bishop Hunt to honor St. Ambrose, the early Church's learned and scholarly Bishop of Milan, and because his Episcopal coat of arms contained a beehive, symbolic of Ambrose's eloquence, but also the symbol of the State of Utah. (the preceding information was taken from http://www.stambroseslc.com/history.htm .
Once you enter the doors you'll arrive in a large foyer where you'll find oodles of information booklets, a cupboard for donations, an slot for monetary donations for the poor , the Baptismal Font and extra
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Once into church, there are two very long rows of pews. If you arrive early for mass, you'll appreciate the quite meditation of no noise and peace. Directly to the back left side of the church is a tucked away adoration area for St. Ambrose. It's beautifully designed with a old world look and is quite peaceful and inviting. The side walls as you head down the center aisle are adorned with beautiful stained glass and a sampling is shown in a photo below as well. On each side of the church is also a section for good old fashion confessionals, complete with doors, kneelers and outside lights to signal availability and occupancy. Keep going straight ahead and you will see the altar and I have many photos showing the beauty and symbolism. To the right of the altar is a grand piano and music area. To the left of the altar is the pulpit. where one of the Deacons, Father Andrzej Skrzypiec or Associate Pastor and Hospital Chaplain Father Jerome Kim speak.
Both Father Andrezej and Kim are very kind and approachable. There are a lot of events, clubs and services at Saint Ambrose Parish. Their bulletin and website are chock-full of information so any newcomer can feel welcomed and well informed. I found the parishioners that I met to be very friendly and helpful. I look forward to visiting again.
"Thank you God for another great day. Have your way Lord, for my life is in your faithful hands. " - Unknown