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  • Official Priest Assignments 2018

    Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
    The following assignments are effective July 3 unless otherwise noted.


    Rev. Thomas Dowdell –  Residence: To be announced
    Rev. George Pupius – Residence: St. James the Greater, Oklahoma City


    Rev. Christopher Brashears – St. Peter, Guymon (St. Frances Cabrini, Beaver;
    Church of the Good Shepherd, Boise City; Sacred Heart, Hooker)
    Rev. Joseph Irwin – St. Joseph, Norman (effective July 12)
    Rev. Philip Louis – St. Matthew, Elk City (effective June 1)
    Rev. Mark Mason – St. Francis Xavier, Enid (St. Gregory the Great, Enid; St. Michael, Goltry) 
    Rev. Kevin Ratterman – St. Mary, Ardmore
    Rev. Lance Warren – Sacred Heart, El Reno (St. Joseph, Union City)
    Rev. Michael Wheelahan – Holy Name of Jesus, Chickasha (St. Peter, Lindsey) 

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  • Catholic Digital Church Conference coming to Oklahoma!

    A Catholic Digital Church Conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 26 at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway. The conference is perfect for parish staff.

    Cost is $39 pp, includes breakfast and lunch (an amazing deal!). Registration and breakfast at 8 a.m.

    Three dynamic speakers talk about perfecting your websites, building your social network and evangelizing online.

    Contact (405) 709-2745 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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  • Registration open for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp

    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.

    Click here to register!

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  • Catholic Foundation Golf Classic

    2018 Golf Classic Set - Register Online Today

    The 2018 Catholic Foundation Golf Classic will be held May 21 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.  Join us for good fun and fellowship that benefits Catholic schools and Catholic education endowment funds at the foundation.

    Sponsorships available. Register online HERE!

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  • Archdiocese launches historic capital campaign - One Church, Many Disciples

    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. 

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  • Oklahoma priest Stanley Rother beatified

    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. 

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  • Heritage Gallery Rother Exhibit

    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.

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Join Cardinal Angelo Amato and Archbishop Coakley in the celebration of the Beatification Mass for Servant of God Father Stanley Rother - Sept. 23, 2017, Oklahoma City. Find more at



Annual Catholic Appeal 2017 HomilyPodcast
by Archbishop Coakley
Archbishop Coakley homily for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal
Date: 1/24/17
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A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep

April 15, 2018
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

“The shepherd cannot run at the first sign of danger.” Those of us who have become familiar with the life and witness of Blessed Stanley Rother immediately recognize those words. They were his words.

When his life was in danger, he made the conscious decision to remain with his flock. He laid down his life. Blessed Stanley made his own the words of Jesus that we hear in the Gospel for Good Shepherd Sunday.

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Un buen pastor da su vida por sus ovejas

15 de Abril, 2018
Arzobispo Pablo S. Coakley

"El pastor no puede huir a la primera señal de peligro". Aquellos de nosotros que nos hemos familiarizado con la vida y el testimonio del Beato Stanley Rother reconocemos inmediatamente esas palabras. Eran sus palabras.

Cuando su vida estaba en peligro, tomó la decisión consciente de permanecer con su rebaño. Él dio su vida. El Beato Stanley hizo suyas las palabras de Jesús que escuchamos en el Evangelio del Domingo del Buen Pastor.

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