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Travel to the World Meeting of Families & see Pope Francis!


The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has arranged a pilgrimage to Philadelphia from Sept. 22-28, 2015, to participate in the World Meeting of Families with the Papal Visit and Mass.

Don't miss out!

For cost, itinerary and registration, click here. Go to Documents.

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Mass celebrates life of Fr. Ross


Friends, family and brother priests celebrated the life of Rev. William B. Ross on March 4 at Saint Eugene, with interment at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, 7801 NW Expressway.

Father Ross died Friday, Feb. 27, in Oklahoma City, surrounded by his family.

During his more than 60 years of faithful and caring service to the people of Oklahoma, he served at Christ the King, Tulsa; St. Thomas More, Norman; St. Charles Borromeo, OKC; and Our Lady of Victory, Purcell, where he retired in 2003.

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Official Priest Assignments

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Effective Feb. 17, 2015 – March 2, 2015
Rev. George Parackal, administrator, Saint Joseph Old Cathedral, OKC

Effective March 3, 2015
Rev. M. Price Oswalt, pastor, Saint Joseph Old Cathedral, OKC
Rev. Long Phan, pastor, Saint Wenceslaus Church, Prague and Saint Michael Church, Meeker; rector, National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague

Effective March 9, 2015
Rev. Chinnaiah Pudota, administrator, Saint Matthew Church, Elk City, and Queen of All Saints Church, Sayre
(Fr. Rajesh Mankena and Fr. Lourdu Ponnapati are returning to India as planned.)

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We want your input on Catholic Schools!


The archdiocese's Department of Catholic Education is seeking your input regarding Catholic Schools in our archdiocese.

We would love to have your feedback and ideas even if your parish doesn't have a school.

Click here for the survey in English

Haga clic aquí para ver la encuesta en español

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Archbishop Coakley shares his story of faithPodcast
by Archbishop Paul Coakley
Archbishop Paul Coakley was raised in a Catholic family. But when he went to college, his life soon went adrift. Last month, our archbishop spoke at a conference in Minnesota, where he told the very personal and compelling story of how the Lord gradually led him back. (It may take a few minutes to load.)
Date: 11/5/14
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Lent is the Church’s annual retreat

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

As I write this column on Valentine’s Day, there is a media frenzy swirling over the “next big thing” in pop culture, the opening of the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The film, based on a trilogy of books by the same title, graphically depicts how far our mainstream cultural tastes have descended the slippery slope of self-indulgent fantasy and depravity. It is a story that glamorizes sexual violence. Its premise condones a blatant disrespect for the dignity of women and scorn for the beauty of God’s plan for spousal love and intimacy within marriage. It’s about sado-masochism. And it’s wildly popular. While this may be a cultural barometer pointing to something terribly disordered in our society, and in our souls, there is another popular gathering this month that will garner very little media attention, but is a sign of hope.

As this edition of the Sooner Catholic is published on the First Sunday of Lent, hundreds of our neighbors from across the archdiocese will gather at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for the Rite of Election.

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La Cuaresma es el retiro anual de la Iglesia

Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

Al escribir esta columna en el Día de San Valentín hay un frenesí en los medios sobre la última novedad en la cultura popular, la apertura de la película “Cincuenta Sombras de Grey”. La película, basada en una trilogía de libros del mismo título, representa gráficamente en qué medida nuestros principales gustos culturales han descendido la pendiente resbaladiza de la fantasía autoindulgente y la depravación. Es una historia que glorifica la violencia sexual. Su premisa condona una flagrante falta de respeto por la dignidad de las mujeres y el desprecio por la belleza del plan de Dios para el amor conyugal y la intimidad en el matrimonio. Se trata de sadomasoquismo. Y es muy popular. Mientras que esto puede ser un barómetro cultural, apuntando hacia algo terriblemente desordenado en nuestra sociedad y en nuestras almas, hay otro encuentro muy popular este mes que va a obtener muy poca atención de los medios, pero es un signo de esperanza.

Al publicarse esta edición del Sooner Catholic el Primer Domingo de Cuaresma, cientos de nuestros vecinos de todas partes de la Arquidiócesis se reunirán en la Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro para el Rito de Elección.

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