Celebrating Holy Women Saints

All women are invited to the Central Region Council meeting on Oct 28 to celebrate Holy Women Saints with guest speaker Sheila Mueller. Mueller has taught on the lives of the saints and many other topics for the pastoral ministry program for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City as well as leads and teaches religious study groups around the metro area. This will be a wonderful preparation for the month of November as the Church celebrates All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m. at the new Catholic Charities Building, 1232 N. Classen Blvd, OKC 73106. There will be a silent auction with items from different parish affiliates with the funds going to the Central Region’s outreach.

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School Halloween Carnival

The St.  Charles Borromeo Catholic School 31st annual Halloween carnival is 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Oct. 27, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, 5000 N. Grove. Tickets can be purchased at the door; 4 tickets for $1. Contact the church, (405) 789-0224 for questions or if a business is interested in sponsoring a game booth.

Substance Addiction Ministry Retreat October 2017

The Archdiocese Substance Addiction Ministry (S.A.M.) is sponsoring a Twelve Step Spirituality Retreat with hopes of deepening our relationship with God and experiencing a sense of peace with and acceptance of ourselves.  Anyone interested in or working a 12 step program is invited.  There will be time for individual prayer and meditation.
This retreat is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., coffee and lunch will be provided. Call the Office of Family Life, (405) 721-5651 x109, for registration.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat December 2017

Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. The Dec. 1-3, retreat offers a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where painful emotions are recognized, and reconciliation and self-forgiveness occur. You are not alone. No cost. Pre-registration required. Contact (405) 623-3844 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marriage as Covenant

A weekend experience for couples preparing for marriage: The Sacrament of Marriage is among the most serious and sacred of human commitments. The Church recognizes the importance of providing support to couples in meeting the contemporary needs of this human and Christian union between husband and wife. The Marriage as Covenant weekend provides a unique opportunity for a couple to gift themselves with the time to discover a method of intimate communication away from the distractions and demands of a busy world. The next program is Nov. 3-4, at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway. To register, call the Office of Family Life, (405) 721-8944.

Fall craft fair and open house

St. Ann Retirement Center is hosting a fall craft fair and open house 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at 7501 W. Britton Rd., OKC.

Open house - Mount St. Mary

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School is hosting its annual come-and-go open house 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 29. Contact Richard, Maria or Jim at (405) 721-0747.

Pilgrimage to France

Join Fr. Ray Ackerman and Fr. John Peter Swaminathan on a Pilgrimage to France June 18-29, 2018. Visit the incorruptible saints Bernadette Soubiros, John Vianney, Catherine Laboure and Vincent de Paul. Visit holy sites associated with their lives in Nevers, Paray Le Monial, Villefranche sur Saone, La Salette, Grenoble, Le Puy, Chartres, with two days in Lourdes and four days in Paris. All-inclusive with roundtrip flights from OKC, breakfasts and dinners, daily Mass, deluxe lodging, all site admissions. $4,549.00 pp. $300 pp deposit required by Feb. 13. Balance due April 4. Contact Melani Roewe, (405) 642-8139, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pilgrimage to Italy, Sicily

Fr. Carl William Janocha and Fr. Daniel Grover will lead a pilgrimage to Italy and Sicily, Nov. 5-16, 2018. The trip is $3,779 per person, including airfare from OKC, four-star hotels, most meals and more. Sites include Palermo, Agrigento, Siracusa, Taormina, Sorrento, Pompeii and Rome. Traveling north to the Eternal City of Rome, stops at many examples of Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture at the remains of some of wonderful temples, amphitheaters, and villas. Also, we will get to ascend still-active Mt. Etna. Before reaching Rome, we will have the opportunity to visit the famous ruins of Pompeii.  A $400 deposit is required. Contact Fr. Carl Janocha at (580) 395-2148 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for brochure.

Open house - Bishop McGuinness

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host its annual come and go open house for prospective students and parents 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 5.