Mercy and Mary retreat

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 or call (413) 944-8500, Ext. 10.

Children’s Day Out - Edmond

St. John, Edmond, has openings in their part-time children’s day out program for the 2018-2019 school year. More information at http:// or by contacting (405) 340-1789 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Registration open for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

Families are invited to consider the Edmond school for the 2018-2019 academic year. Find more about admissions process at Arrange school tour or ask for more information by contacting Susan Raymer at (405) 348-5364 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition scholarships available for those who qualify.

School of Lectio Divina

St. Joseph Monastery’s School of Lectio Divina will have a class session, Sept. 26-29. Trained instructors from various backgrounds lead sessions on the practice of prayer taught by the early Church fathers and facilitate the incorporation of that deep prayer experience into one’s daily life. Contact Sr. Barbara, (918) 746-4209, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit There are a limited number of rooms available at the monastery for overnight accommodations.

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. .

New Rother book by Bishop Taylor

“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 shop.

Join Archbishop Coakley in prayer!

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

Suicide grief support group

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.

Beatification Mass DVDs now available!

The DVD set of the Beatification Mass of Blessed Stanley Rother and the official documentary, “An Ordinary Martyr,” are now available. Go online to

Rother Heritage Gallery

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.