"With profound gratitude to our Heavenly Father that He has heard our prayers, we rejoice in announcing a careful, phased reopening of temples," the First Presidency said. "Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, living husband-and-wife sealing ordinances will be performed in selected temples for members who have been previously endowed."
These sealings will be by appointment only and initially will be limited to one sealing ceremony or family at a time in the temple. Staff will verify that the couple lives within the geographic area for receiving ordinances in that temple. Each bride, groom and their limited number of guests will be greeted at the door of the temple and escorted to the sealing room.
The four phases of opening are designed to reduce risk, accommodate the demand and capacity of the temple, and observe any relevant health restrictions in the temple district.
Phase 1: Living husband-and-wife sealings by appointment for previously endowed members under strict guidelines and safety precautions.
Phase 2: Open for all living ordinances only with patron housing, clothing and cafeteria remaining closed.
Phase 3: Open for all ordinances with restrictions: ordinances for living individuals will continue, proxy ordinances for ancestors will be provided in a restricted manner, patron housing, clothing and cafeteria operations will open as needed.
Phase 4: Open for full operations.
We will keep you posted. You can see a list of all Temples and the re-opening status Here.
Jordan River Temple
7:00 pm Sealings
Meet at 6pm in the Temple cafeteria if you'd like to join us for dinner beforehand. You must be dressed and ready in the sealing office by 6:50pm
Mt. Timpanogos Temple
7:00 pm Sealings
Meet at 6pm in the Temple cafeteria if you'd like to join us for dinner beforehand. You must be dressed and ready in the sealing office by 6:50pm. *All temples in Utah County will no longer return your family file cards.
Schedule for 2020
Temple night will be the 3rd Wednesday of each month. This will be the same for both the Jordan River temple and the Mount Timpanogos Temple.
Odd months in Salt Lake at the Jordan River Temple. 7:00pm Sealings Please be ready in the sealing office at 6:50pm.
(Jan 15, Mar 18, May 20, July 15, Sept 16, Nov 18 on 3rd Wednesdays.)
Even months in Utah County - Mount Timpanogos Temple schedule. 7:00 pm Sealings. Please be ready in the sealing office at 6:50pm.
(Feb 19, Apr 15, June 17, Aug 19, Oct 15 on 3rd Wednesdays)
"As you serve countless patrons - young and not so young - you will come to realize that temple service is the crown jewel of all our work in the Church. Indeed, the temple is the object of every activity and every advancement in the Church."
-- President Russell M. Nelson
To you who are worthy and able to attend the temple, I would admonish you to go often. The temple is a place where we can find peace. There we receive a renewed dedication to the gospel and a strengthened resolve to keep the commandments."
—Thomas S. Monson