St. Francis of Assisi's 3rd annual Lenten Organ Recital Series begins at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 and continues each Sunday until March 18. Organists from around the state will present 30-45 minute recitals, featuring organ repertoire and music for Lent. Recitals are free and open to the public. Feb. 25: Rebecca te Velde, organist at First Presbyterian, Stillwater; March 4: Sam Backman, director of music and organist at Assumption Catholic Church, Duncan; March 11: Casey Cantwell, director of music and organist at Trinity Episcopal, Tulsa; and March 18: Alvez Barkoskie IV, director of music and organist at St. Francis, OKC.
“Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit: Complete Health for Self and Community” will be the title of an early spring conference for nurses, health professionals, health ministers, clergy and anyone interested in gaining skills in a caring ministry in their faith community.
Since its inception in 2001, OCP has provided more than $2.6 million in support of parishes looking to enhance their worship experience. Any Catholic parish within the United States that did not receive an OCP grant the previous year is eligible to apply. Recipients of an OCP grant must use the money for liturgical and/or musical purposes. Applications accepted through May 30. Visit ocp.org/grants.
A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide meets at St. Francis in OKC on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. During January, February and March the meeting will be in the Meerschaert House located just north of the church building. The gathering is in a caring atmosphere to remember loved ones. Call (405) 528-0485.
Save the Date: Feb. 24 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63. Visit GreenTieGala.org. Celebrate and support the works of Catholic Charities’ homeless service programs: Holy Family Home and the Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers.
The Lenten mission with Fr. Joe Creedon, “Living Out Our Baptismal Commitment,” is at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-21 at St. John, 900 S. Boulevard Ave., Edmond. Feb. 19: Examine your vision for the Church and what you are willing to do to develop that vision into reality. Feb. 20: Baptism and taking ownership of our faith and Church. Feb. 21: The Eucharist as the stewardship sacrament par excellence. Contact (405) 340-0691.
The second annual Prayer in the Four Directions retreat by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City’s American Indian Catholic Outreach and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Spiritual Center of Oklahoma will be March 3 at Our Lady of the Lake Lodge, Guthrie. The theme is “Being a Missionary Where You Are.” Registration fee $10 by Feb. 17. Make check or money order payable to Deacon Roy Callison. Mail to: Deacon Roy Callison, 632 North Kickapoo Avenue, Shawnee 74801. Contact Deacon Roy Callison, AICO coordinator, at (918) 822-3255.
The DVD set of the Beatification Mass of Blessed Stanley Rother and the official documentary, “An Ordinary Martyr,” are now available. Go online to http://stanleyrother.org/shop.