The Mercy and Mary retreat will be Nov. 9-10 at Christ the King, OKC, with Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, author of “33 Days to Morning Glory.” Friday program 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Saturday retreat 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost $49.95. Scholarships available. Hosted by the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy. Register at MarianMissionaries.org or call (413) 944-8500, Ext. 10.
“Blessed Stanley Francis Rother: The First American Martyr” by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor is now available. The bilingual book is an informative and inspiring account of the life and death of the Oklahoma priest who was murdered for his faith. The 88-page book includes eight pages of color photographs from Blessed Stanley’s life and his beatification Mass in September. Each copy is $8, which includes shipping. For orders of 10 or more copies, contact the Arkansas Catholic at (501) 664-0125. To order, go online to stanleyrother.org/ shop.
This is an historic time for the archdiocese! To build on Archbishop Coakley’s pastoral letter, “Go Make Disciples,” and his strategic plan, he is asking for 2,018 prayer warriors to pray for these efforts. To learn more or to join the 2018 Intercessory Prayer Team, text Prayer2018 to 84576 or go to https://app.flocknote.com/archokc/2018Intercessory.
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. 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.
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.
The Heritage Gallery at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway, is presenting “The Shepherd Cannot Run: A Retrospective on the Life of Father Stanley Rother.” With his recent beatification, it is a wonderful opportunity to bring groups of all ages to learn more about this ordinary man who accomplished extraordinary things. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Special tours arranged by calling (405) 721-5651, Ext. 141.