School of Lectio

St. Joseph Monastery’s School of Lectio Divina will have two class sessions, June 5-8 and 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.

Midwest Catholic Family Conference 2018

The 19th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference is Aug. 3-5 at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kan. Programs are available to all ages. Visit

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. .

Pentecost picnic

The monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey invite St. Gregory’s alumni, former students, faculty and staff as well as the friends of St. Gregory’s for Mass, lunch and fellowship on Sunday, May 20, at St. Gregory’s Abbey church and grounds. Mass 10:30 a.m. with picnic following.

Edmond to Arkansas retreat

St. John, Edmond, will host a retreat to Arkansas May 21-22. May 21 is a trip from Edmond to Subiaco, Ark. Lunch and tour included at Weiderkehr’s Winery and Weinkeller restaurant; visit St. Mary and arrive at Subiaco Coury House Abbey Retreat Center. May 22 is a trip from Subiaco to Fort Smith to Edmond. Prayer times, vespers, guided tour of the abbey and visit the Immaculate Conception Church. Price $249 pp dbl; $284 single. Contact Harry Kocurek at (405) 340-0691.

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.

Divorce Survival Class

The next Divorce Survival Class will be 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday May 10-Aug. 16 at St. Mark in Norman the board room, off of the Lake Room. The class will run for 14 weeks. Contact Ferrella March, (405) 314-3757, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit

Catholic Foundation Golf Classic 2018

The 17th annual golf classic is May 21 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Morning and afternoon sessions; shotgun start; wine and cheese reception; awards dinner and silent auction. For sponsorships and to register, visit

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

Iconography workshop

The Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kan., welcomes master iconographer Theodore Papadopoulos from Larissa, Greece, for a six-day intensive iconography course 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 25-30. Participants write (paint) the icon of Christ Pantokrator. Pricing includes expert instruction, course materials, daily lunch and lodging. Visit