A Mass of Remembrance

In memory of those lost to suicide. Those who have experienced the loss of someone to suicide are invited to celebrate their loved one’s at a Mass of Remembrance at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. Francis of Assisi, 1901 N.W. 18, OKC. Contact (405) 528-0485.

Shawnee retreat trip

Depart from St. John, Edmond, at 8 a.m. Sept. 15, to St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee, for a Day of Reflection. After 9 a.m. Mass, Br. Damien Whalen, O.S.B., will speak about a practical approach to contemplation during his talk “Made in God’s Image: Called to Union with God.” Participants attend midday prayer prior to lunch. Another session follows lunch with Eucharistic Adoration, then guided tour of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum. Dinner follows at the Benedict Street Market. Return to Edmond at around 7:30 p.m. Cost $100/pp. Call (405) 340-0691, Ext. 109.

Oktoberfest 2018

Holy Spirit, 1100 N. Sara Rd., Mustang, will host its fourth annual Oktoberfest and auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Reservations $40. Variety of food, beer and wine available at this adults-only event. Entertainment includes games with prizes, music and a live and silent auction. All proceeds support the construction of the new church. For tickets visit www.holyspiritmustang.org or call (405) 376-9435.

Angels of Destiny 2018

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption will host their 11th annual Angels of Destiny fundraiser 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Funds raised at the event will fund free services the agency provides to expectant parents, adoptive and foster families and children. Tickets $125 for individual; $200 for couple. Includes dinner. Keynote speaker is Jim Caviezel, the actor who portrayed Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ” and Luke in “Paul, Apostle of Christ.”

Suicide prevention training

Did you know you can help save a life? Catholic Charities encourages parishioners to participate in mental health awareness training. QPR is a free one-hour suicide prevention training that provides three simple steps to reach someone who may be feeling hopeless. Professional counseling also is available. Contact St. Joseph Counseling Center at (405) 524-0969.

Retreat in Daily Life 2018

To learn how to pray in-the-midst of daily life and to live more mindful of God’s love, care and guidance, consider the Retreat in Daily Life. Call with questions or to register July 1 – Aug. 31:  Nancy Vargas, (405) 760-4640 or Danna Schweitzer, (405) 263-4472. The Retreat in Daily Life is a ministry of the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

Santa Fe Family Life Center pool season begins

The Santa Fe Family Life Center’s pool season begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. The pool offers lap swimming, swim lessons, flexible hours and great fellowship. A family membership is $300 for the summer; individual membership $200. Knights’ families can enjoy the pool and fitness club benefits for $29.95 per month. Call (405) 840-1817 or visit 6300 N. Santa Fe Ave. Visit www.sfflc.com for more information.

Assisted living openings

Saint Ann Retirement Center has openings in their assisted living community. One bed apartments on the second floor. Cost includes all meals, daily Mass, transportation, medication administration, bathing and dressing assistance, reminders, escort to meals, activities and much more. Contact Richard Amend at (405) 721-0747 about a move-in special.

Disaster recovery

The disasters Oklahomans face in our archdiocese are a challenge. Catholic Charities is working to help families recover from the effects. If you would like to be a part of disaster recovery, please consider making a gift to Catholic Charities long-term disaster recovery efforts. Text the word “Response” to 41444. For additional information on receiving help or how to help, contact Gwen Johnson at (405) 200-8760 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join Fr. Krittenbrink on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land March 3-12. Cost $4,219 pp. Roundtrip airfare from OKC or Dallas. Optional post tour to Rome $1,099 March 12-15. Visit www.pilgrimages.com/frkrittenbrink. Contact Bill Schutte at (580) 763-7665 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .