It's official! Praised be Jesus Christ! Archbishop Coakley received official word March 13 from Rome that Servant of God Father Stanley Rother will be beatified in Oklahoma City in September.
More information will be coming soon in the Sooner Catholic, on social media and online at www.stanleyrother.org.
Thanks to the support of families in all parts of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal has raised more than $2.7 million toward the $3.5 million goal. Your financial gift supporting the appeal directly impacts the ministries and programs of the Church throughout central and western Oklahoma.
Please prayerfully consider a pledge to the appeal by visiting www.archokc.org/appeal or by calling the Office of Stewardship and Development at (405) 709-2745.
Discovering God Together - APRIL 22 - SHAWNEE
Click here to hear Archbishop Coakley's new message on the event!
Don't miss the archdiocese's first ever Catholic Family Festival! Join Archbishop Coakley and Catholic families from across the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 22, at Saint Gregory’s University for a day of faith & fun! Don't miss out on hearing Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak of More2Life Radio! The Popcaks are among the most popular speakers around the country, including at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Also see speaker and musician Cooper Ray.
Register by April 14!
Tickets before April 8 are:
· $25 for adults/$40 for married couples
· $10 for children grades K-12
· Free babysitting for ages 1-5 (Space is limited; reserve your spot today!)
Get more information and tickets by clicking here.
Saint Eugene, 2400 W. Hefner Rd., OKC, will host an “End of Life Seminar” at 6:30 p.m. March 30.
A panel with Fr. Don Wolf, pastor; Dr. Karen Ross, internal medicine/geriatric medicine, Mercy Health Center; Tom Edelstein, vice president of mission and ethics, Mercy; and Mary Diane Steltenkamp, priests’ nurse for the archdiocese, will address concerns that arise in the final years of life.
Topics will be: advanced directives, euthanasia, cremation, hospice care, physical decline and spiritual needs. Literature and advanced directives available.
RSVP preferred, not required, to church office (405) 751-7115. Sponsored by the Health Ministry Team of St. Eugene.
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. The exhibit is perfect for adult and student groups.
For more information about the Cause for Father Rother, click here.
Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr and priest born in the United States to receive this official recognition from the Vatican! And of course the first from Oklahoma!
The Vatican made the announcement Dec. 2. The recognition of his martyrdom clears the way for his beatification.
For more information on Father Rother, click here.