This year, Pentecost falls on May 24.
The novena prayers began on Friday, May 15.
The Office of New Evangelization has prepared free novena booklets for use in parishes or by parishioners.
The booklets are available to print or download in English, Spanish and Vietnamese here.
Summer is almost here!
Register your child for an unforgettable week at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp. Print out the registration form or register online.
Register for Emmaus Days
Call: (405) 721-9351
Emmaus Days is a retreat for young men in high school who want to learn about the call to the priesthood and explore their relationship with God.
The retreat will be Wednesday, July 29, through Friday, July 31, 2015.
Archdiocese of Oklahoma CityPriest assignments effective July 1. 2015
RetirementFr. Dominic HoangFr. Charles MurphyFr. Joseph Ross
PastorFr. Krupavara Prasad Boddu Holy Name of Jesus, Chickasha (St. Peter, Lindsay)Fr. Gregory Nguyen St. Andrew Dung-Lac, OKCFr. Balraj Sagili Jusudas Sacred Heart, Alva (St. Cornelius, Cherokee, Our Mother of Mercy, Waynoka)Fr. Cory Stanley Prince of Peace, Altus (St. Helen, Frederick)Fr. Shane Tharp Blessed Sacrament, LawtonFr. James A. Wickersham St. Mary, Guthrie (St. Margaret Mary, Crescent)
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 online registration, click here.
For cost, itinerary and registration, click here. Go to Documents.
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Archbishop Coakley shares his story of faithby Archbishop Paul CoakleyArchbishop 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: 11/5/14Click to Listen
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
Novenas are not as common of a form of popular piety as they once were. But, they are still with us. The practice of praying a novena, which is a prayer of petition that spans nine days, often has been used to seek special favors or to prepare for major events or special feast days. In the days leading up to my installation as the Archbishop of Oklahoma City, the archdiocesan family was invited to pray a novena seeking God’s blessing upon the ministry I was about to undertake.
The first novena, which set the pattern for subsequent novenas, was the nine-day period of prayerful anticipation following the Lord’s Ascension and leading up to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Jesus had urged the apostles not to leave Jerusalem, but to await the promised gift of the Father for “in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 1:5).
Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley
Las novenas no son tan comunes como una forma de piedad popular hoy en día como lo eran antes. Pero todavía están con nosotros. La práctica de rezar una novena, que es una oración de petición que se extiende por nueve días, a menudo se ha utilizado para buscar favores especiales o para prepararse para los grandes eventos o fiestas especiales. En los días previos a mi instalación como Arzobispo de Oklahoma City la familia arquidiócesana fue invitada a rezar una novena buscando la bendición de Dios sobre el nuevo ministerio que estaba a punto de emprender.
La primera novena, que estableció el patrón para las novenas posteriores, fue el período de nueve días de oración tras la Ascensión del Señor, y que conduce a la efusión del Espíritu Santo en Pentecostés. Jesús había instado a los apóstoles a que no se fueran de Jerusalén, sino a esperar el don prometido del Padre para "en pocos días vosotros seréis bautizados con el Espíritu Santo" (Hechos 1: 5).
Click here to downloadArchbishop Coakley's pastoral letterClick here to downloadGo Make Disciples Study Guide BookletorGo Make Disciples Study Guide Full Page
Una Carta Pastoral Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley
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This is a video series from the Office of New Evangelization where people tell their stories of discipleship.Click here to watch the videos.
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