Catholic Charities Mass, luncheon

Archbishop Coakley and the board of directors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City invite everyone to Catholic Charities’ annual Mass and meeting on Aug. 24 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 1924 W. Willow Rd. Enid 73703. Mass at 11:30 a.m., with awards and reception following. RSVP to Jane Moon by Aug. 18 at (405) 526-2308 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Beatification open

The beatification Mass for Fr. Rother is open to the public, free and no tickets are required. The beatification is 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Cox Convention Center. To register a bus or shuttle or for information on parking, restaurant, hotel, etc., go online to stanleyrother.org.

Barn-ival ’17

OK Teens for Life presents a barn dance/carnival to benefit Save the Storks, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Aug. 25 at Blose Barn and Garden, 301 S. Richland Rd., Yukon. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug. 20 to register. Include number attending. Registrations received by Aug. 20 receive a discount on activity bands. Band prices: $12 each or $40/family with pre-registration. $15 each or $50/family without pre-registration.

Explore Italy

Celebrate Mass at St. Peter's Basilica with Father Tim Luschen and journey through Italy Oct. 8-22. Explore Vatican City, Rome, Florence, Assisi, and more over 12 days. Escorted from Oklahoma City with optional two-night stay in Barcelona Spain. Contact Bob at Sunshine Travel, (405) 948-8642 or Barbara Smola, (405) 306-1973.

John Michael Talbot concert

“A Lifetime of Music & Ministry,” at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 7336 W. Britton Rd., OKC. $25 general seating ($35 at door), $50 VIP package. Call (405) 722-2110 or visit www.JohnMichaelTalbot.com.

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children 2017

The fourth annual "National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children" will be observed Sept 9. The Oklahoma ceremony will occur on the campus of St. Gregory's University in Shawnee.  The day begins with Mass at 10 a.m., followed by a Rosary Procession to the grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The observation closes with a blessing of wreaths. Light refreshments served afterwards. The wreaths will be distributed by members of the Knights of Columbus to various locations in the state were the remains of aborted children are buried.

Mass of remembrance for suicide

In memory of those lost to suicide, a Mass of Remembrance will be offered on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, Sept. 15, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, 1901 N.W. 18 in Oklahoma City. Family and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide are invited to attend, as well as anyone who wishes to pray and comfort those who mourn the loss.  A reception will follow in the parish hall. Contact the parish office at (405) 255-3581.

Anniversary Mass

Archbishop Coakley invites married couples who are celebrating milestone anniversaries (25, 40, 50+) in the calendar year 2017 to attend a special Anniversary Mass at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3214 N. Lake Ave., OKC. A reception will follow. Contact the Office of Family Life at (405) 721-8944 if attending. The archbishop will impart his blessing and the local Catholic community will rejoice in the example and commitment to your Sacrament of Marriage.

ACCW Women of Faith/Women of Action luncheon

The luncheon will be Aug. 19 at the Catholic Pastoral Center from Noon – 1:30 p.m. Archbishop Coakley will speak about his work with Catholic Relief Services. Father Tim Fuller of St. Philip Neri will share details of his recent trip to Africa with CRS. Cost is $25 with proceeds going to CRS. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Fair Trade items for sale. Limited seating. Register online by using PayPal or print registration form at okcaccw.com. Call/text Mary Ann Schmitt, (405) 650-9674.

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Attaining a personal relationship with Jesus and finding God in all things are just two of the many gifts possible from experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The Retreat In Daily Life is July 1 – Aug. 31, and is led by a trained spiritual director and retreat facilitator. For information or to register, call Nancy Vargas, (405) 715-0283, or Danna Schweitzer, (405) 263-4472.