Mass for Pope Francis

 On March 14, Archbishop Paul Coakley celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for the newly elected Pope Francis at Our Lady’s Cathedral.

Rose Day 2013

 Rose Day at the State Capital 2013. A day when Pro-Life advocates take Roses to their representatives in support of Pro-Life legislation. Photos by Cara Koenig/Sooner Catholic.

the 1st Fr. Stanley F Rother Guild Mass

This was the first Mass of the Fr Rother Guild held at St Eugene parish in Oklahoma City on January 24. Father Jacobi and Oswalt concelebrated. Photos by Cara Koenig/Sooner Catholic.

Sanctity of Life Mass

January 16, hundreds filled Our Lady’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City it acknowledging the 40th anniversary of Roe V Wade that legalizing aborting in the United States. Photos by Cara Koenig/Sooner Catholic.

Brother Simeon Spitz

 Brother Simeon Spitz made his Solemn Monastic Profession during the Jan. 6 Epiphany Mass at St. Gregory’s Abbey. He is now a full member of the monastic community in Shawnee.

Catholic War Veterans

 Catholic War Veterans Place Wreaths on Soldiers Graves for Christmas. Photos by Cara Koenig/Sooner Catholic.

St. Andrew 50th Anniversary

St. Andrew parish in Moore celebrated its 50th Anniversary Nov 29th on the Fest day of St. Andrew.

Marriage Anniversary Mass 2012

Each Year Archbishop Coakley invites married couples who are celebrating milestone anniversaries (25, 40, 50+) in the calendar year to attend a special Anniversary Mass Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral. The Archbishop impartes his blessing and the local Catholic community will rejoice in the example and commitment to the Sacrament of Marriage of these couples. Photos by Cara Koenig/Sooner Catholic.

Installation of Acololytes

On Nov. 17 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley installed 11 men as acolytes. The ministry of acolyte is the final liturgical institution of men prior to ordination to the permanent diaconate. An acolyte installed on the path to ordination helps the deacon and priest in setting up the altar, is an ordinary minister of Holy Communion and can purify the sacred vessels used at Mass for the consecration and distribution of Holy Communion.

Catholic Charities 100th Anniversary Dinner


November 7 Catholic Charities had a dinner to celebrate the closing of their 100 years of service to Oklahoma. Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles Roger Mahony was the honored guest. Photos by Cara Koenig/Sooner Catholic.