The mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp is to nurture positive Catholic values in young people and to provide campers a community of faith and fun in a safe environment.
We promote the personal and spiritual growth in each young person by developing their prayer life, social skills, independence and respect for others.
Each session begins on Sunday with registration from 5-6 p.m. and ends on Friday with pick-up from 4-5 p.m.
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced Friday the hiring of former Saint Gregory’s University president Michael Scaperlanda as the diocese’s new chancellor. Scaperlanda begins Feb. 5.
Scaperlanda fills a position held by Justin Byrne who successfully updated the office before leaving for other career opportunities. Prior to Byrne, Loutitia Denison Eason served as chancellor for more than 13 years. Eason retired in July.
“Scaperlanda’s vast leadership experience, his passion for the Catholic faith and his life-long commitment to excellence will be tremendous assets for the archdiocese, our parishes and families,” said the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City.
As chancellor, Scaperlanda will serve as a principal leader in the diocesan curia. He will serve as canonical adviser to the bishop and will be the top adviser on legal matters and interpretation of laws, rulings and regulations.
The Oklahoma Catholic College Student Conference will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp Feb. 9-11. Deadline to register is Feb. 2.
The camp is for ages 18-25 and out of high school. You do not have to be a student to attend.
Cost is $50. Price includes two nights lodging, four meals and snacks.
Speakers and presenters include Andrew Laubacher, Jim Beckman, Fr. Joseph Irwin and Mass with Archbishop Coakley.
The annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally, which takes place inside the Oklahoma State Capitol each February, is set for Feb. 7. The day will feature several speakers and presenters, including the Most Rev. David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa.
For more information, call Catholic Charities at (800) 375-8514 or go online to www.bgco.org/roseday.
Archbishop Coakley has unveiled a five-year, $60 million capital and endowment campaign to build a shrine for Blessed Stanley Rother and fund worthy initiatives to strengthen and enhance Church ministries throughout central and western Oklahoma.
This is the first-ever campaign of this size and scope for the archdiocese.
The One Church, Many Disciples Campaign aims to strengthen local parishes, build endowments for faith formation, renovate The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, honor Blessed Stanley Rother and create a fund to support retired priests.
The campaign is the culmination of Archbishop Coakley’s pastoral planning process from 2012-2015. After years of listening sessions, prayer and planning, Archbishop Coakley laid out three priorities for the archdiocese.
First recognized U.S. martyr; first U.S.-born priest to be beatified
OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 20,000 faithful gathered in downtown Oklahoma City Saturday to honor Oklahoma priest, missionary and martyr, Blessed Stanley Francis Rother.
A native of Okarche, Father Rother was beatified during a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City; and Most Rev. Eusebius J. Beltran, Archbishop Emeritus of Oklahoma City.
“This is a day of rejoicing for the Catholic Church in Oklahoma, the United States and indeed for the Church in Guatemala and beyond. I am grateful for everyone who joined us to witness this historic and grace-filled event and to share our joy as we give thanks to God for the witness of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother, priest and martyr,” Archbishop Coakley said.
Visit the Heritage Gallery at the Catholic Pastoral Center to learn about the life and mission of Servant of God Father Stanley Rother. Fr. Rother is scheduled to be beatified this fall in Oklahoma City.
The gallery exhibit features photos, Fr. Rother's chalice, personal items, his Bible, and letters to and from his family.
The gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the CPC, 7501 Northwest Expressway. Special tours arranged by calling (405) 721-5651, Ext. 141.
The exhibit is perfect for adult and student groups.
For more information about the Cause for Father Rother, click here.