St. Gregory’s Days of Reflection

The monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey invite everyone to the monthly “Days of Reflection” sessions. “Defusing Anger” by Fr. Charles Buckley, O.S.B. on April 21; “The Power of Gratitude” by Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B., on May 19; “Serenity” by Fr. Boniface Copelin, O.S.B., on June 23; “Your Sons and Daughters Will Prophesy” giving witness as young adults by Fr. Simeon Spitz, O.S.B., July 28; and “Made in God’s Image; Called to Union with God” by Damian Whalen, O.S. B., on Sept. 22. Each session has 9 a.m. Mass, 11:30 a.m. midday prayer, 11:45 a.m. lunch and 2 p.m. Holy Hour with confessions available. Closing session and departure at 3 p.m. Cost $30, lunch included. Space limited to 40. Contact the retreat office at (405) 878-5656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ACCW 20th Biennial Convention

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women invite everyone to their 20th Biennial Convention "Living the Gospel: Relationships and Evangelization" 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 28 at the Catholic Pastoral Center. The guest speaker Dr. Alexander Schimpf, director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life Ministry. Registration is $15, includes lunch. To register, call Mary Ann Schmiit at (405) 650-9674.

Softball players

Fifth to 8th -grade girls wishing to learn the game of fast pitch softball is welcome to join the Saints Softball Team. Players will participate in the Putnam City Optimist league at N.W. 50 and Council Road. The league runs from the end of April to the end of June. Safe Environment certified head coaches (12U and 14U) will be paid. Parents needed as assistant coaches. Each player $125 (scholarships available) and includes the cost of league play, coaching fees and a jersey. Rosters must be completed by April 25. Practice is every Saturday or Sunday (depending on weather) starting April 7 at Bishop McGuinness. Contact Jeff or Suzy Lytle, (405) 603-6150, Ext. 3, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Internet safety workshop for parents

The “Internet pornography: Equipping parents for an ongoing conversation” workshop is 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. April 19 in the conference center at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway. Ryan Foley, vice president of business development for Covenant Eyes, is speaker. There will be simultaneous Spanish translation.

Open house

Trinity Gardens Apartments open house is 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. May 6 at 3825 N.W. 19, OKC. Apartments are designated for residents age 62 and older. Specific incomes required. Tour the property. Contact Katy, Sandie or Barbara, (405) 947-4143.

Quinceañera Retreat

St. Charles Borromeo Quinceañera retreat is 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. May 12. It is required for upcoming Quinceañeras in the next year, and a great retreat for young ladies. Cost $50, includes materials and meals. To register, call (405) 789-2595, Ext. 305.

Pentecost picnic

The monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey invite St. Gregory’s alumni, former students, faculty and staff as well as the friends of St. Gregory’s for Mass, lunch and fellowship on Sunday, May 20, at St. Gregory’s Abbey church and grounds. Mass 10:30 a.m. with picnic following.

Edmond to Arkansas retreat

St. John, Edmond, will host a retreat to Arkansas May 21-22. May 21 is a trip from Edmond to Subiaco, Ark. Lunch and tour included at Weiderkehr’s Winery and Weinkeller restaurant; visit St. Mary and arrive at Subiaco Coury House Abbey Retreat Center. May 22 is a trip from Subiaco to Fort Smith to Edmond. Prayer times, vespers, guided tour of the abbey and visit the Immaculate Conception Church. Price $249 pp dbl; $284 single. Contact Harry Kocurek at (405) 340-0691.

Come and See weekend 2018

The Benedictine Monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee are hosting a “Come and See” weekend April 20-22 for men between the ages of 18 and 35, who are discerning their vocation and would like to see monastic life. Contact Fr. Boniface at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Health fair

Saint Ann Retirement Center, 7501 W. Britton Rd., is having their annual health fair and open house 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 25. There will be healthy snacks, entertainment and representatives from various health-related organizations. Tour guides will be available and door prizes will be given away throughout the day. Contact Richard, Maria or Theresa at (405) 721-0747.