This is an exciting time in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. After a great deal of prayer and consultation, Archbishop Coakley has begun planning for the first major fundraising campaign in the history of the archdiocese. As part of the planning process, a campaign planning study is underway and we want your input and opinions. Please take a few minutes to go online and complete a five-minute e-Survey giving your feedback on plans for the future. The survey can be found at www.archokc.org/survey. Thank you!
World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed on Sunday, May 7, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, and societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. Find resources at www.usccb.org/vocations or www.archokc.org/vocations/home.
The Heritage Gallery is located at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway, OKC.
The Heritage Gallery at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway, is presenting “The Shepherd Cannot Run: A retrospective on the life of Father Stanley Rother.” The exhibit is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to Noon: May 20, June 17, July 29 and Aug. 19. The exhibit is free. Special tours arranged by calling (405) 721-5651, Ext. 141.
Graduates who are completing the pastoral ministry program and the master’s degree ministry program will be recognized at 10 a.m. May 20 at the Catholic Pastoral Center chapel. Archbishop Coakley will preside at Morning Prayer, and a reception will follow for graduates, family and friends.
Scholarships are available for the 2017-2018 school year for the 22 Catholic elementary or high schools in the archdiocese. Contact the principal at the school of choice. www.archokc.org/directory/schools. Apply soon!
The Knights of Columbus and the Center of Family Love present The Gift of Love Gala June 17 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Reception at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $150 pp. Black tie optional. Contact, (405) 263-7100, www.centeroffamilylove.org.
Matthew Kelly is coming to Oklahoma City for a special “Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose” event at the Cox Convention Center on Sept. 30. Volunteers are needed for different tasks ranging from distributing flyers to setting up the day of the event. Volunteers receive complimentary tickets. Go online to http://dynamiccatholic.com/mission/volunteer.
Sr. Maria, parishioners at St. James and community members are gathering every morning at 11:30 to pray the Rosary at 1240 S.W. 44 at the corner of S.W. 44 and Blackwelder Avenue near the abortion center. Anyone can participate.
Catholic Charities at 1232 N. Classen Blvd., OKC, will celebrate Mass at 11 a.m. every Friday in their new chapel. Mass is open to the public.
Hosted by Coach Jamie Lane & Bishop McGuinness Varsity Pom August 2nd-4th, 2017 Our fun filled camp includes multi-level dance technique training, game day chants, and dance routines provided by our very own State Champion Varsity Pom Members and Head Coach. Join us on our last day of camp for our group routine performance which will also be featured during our halftime show at the first home Irish football game.
Is an umbrella term for certain methods used
to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation
of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile
phases of a woman's menstrual cycle. NFP reflects the dignity of the
human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes the
openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. A teacher
training has been scheduled for June 1-4, 2017 at the Catholic Pastoral
Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City. The training begins Thursday
night at 6:30 pm, concluding on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. For training
registration information go to boma-usa.org. For lodging and meal
information please call the Office of Family Life (405)721-8944 or visit
our website at archokc.org.
Hope for a new beginning. There is help for the heartache of separation,
divorce, and widowhood at a Beginning Experience Weekend. This weekend
program helps deal with the natural grief process and offers an
opportunity, through God, for turning the pain of loss into an experience
of positive growth. Trained team members who have suffered the loss of a
loved one share their own experience as they lead participants through
presentations, private reflections, and small group sharing. The next
Beginning Experience Weekend, which is sponsored by the Archdiocese of
Oklahoma City will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Center, March 31,
April 1 & 2, 2017. Contact the Office of Family Life at 721-8944 for
registration information or to download the registration form, please
visit the website archokc.org
All marriages have challenges, but for some couples preparing for
remarriage, who have children, these challenges are unique. The spouses
will have gone through the death of a partner or divorce and will have
been deeply affected by these experiences. Often remarriage involves the
blending of families, a challenge in and of itself, mostly due in part to
unanticipated problems and miscommunications. "Forming a Blended Family",
a new program is being offered by the Office of Family Life, Saturday,
April 29, 2017 at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway in
OKC. This class may be used as a Marriage Preparation class but all
couples with blended families are invited to attend. There will be many
topics approached in this class but some examples are: Sacrament of
Marriage, Communication is Key, Where I come from: The Pitfalls of Family
of Origin, Keys to a Healthy Relationship, Issues and Solutions for Minor
Children / Parallels with adult children, Finances and the Issues of the
Two Families, Maintaining Spirituality in the Marriage and many more.
Sign-in begins at 8:30 with the first session beginning promptly at 9am.
The class will end approximately at 4:00pm.
For more information on this class, you may call the Office of Family Life
at (405) 709-2709 or (405) 721-8944