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“I love the Catholic Church and want to serve in it”

By Tina Korbe Dzurisin

Seminarian to be ordained to transitional diaconate in June

At a Catholic mission camp in Minneapolis in the summer of 2009, Kelly Edwards – then a student at Oklahoma State University – joined his fellow campers in Eucharistic adoration.

Surveying the prayerful scene from the back of the room, Edwards suddenly felt a “very strong sense of spiritual responsibility for the people of God.”

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Pope names next Bishop of Tulsa, accepts resignation of Bishop Slattery

TULSA – Pope Francis has named Father David Konderla, 55, as Bishop of Tulsa, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward Slattery, 75, from the pastoral governance of the diocese. Father Konderla is a priest of the Diocese of Austin, Texas. 

The appointment was publicized in Washington, May 13, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.Bishop-elect Konderla will be ordained and installed by Archbishop Coakley on June 29 at a large venue in Tulsa.

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Discovering God together: Raising faithful kids

Join us for a Summit on Evangelization in the Family with Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Catholic Pastoral Center. Pre-registration required. Talks focus on: Passing faith to children, how the Church can help families be successful, practical advice for evangelization and catechesis. The summit is a joint effort of the Office of New Evangelization and the Office of Family Life. A $10 registration fee includes lunch and materials. Financial assistance available.

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Catholic Charities opens a new main services building

Catholic Charities’ new main services building at 1232 N. Classen Blvd.
in Oklahoma City is officially open to facilitate services to the community.

The agency’s colorful logo – a lotus centered on the Cross of Christ – adorns the building’s south-facing wall as a symbol to passersby of Catholic Charities’ many social service programs.

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Register for Camp OLOG today!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Summer Camp is open to youth going into grade 4 through grade 12. Activities include crafts, hiking, swimming (in-ground pool), fishing, water sports, volleyball, canoeing, archery, scripture adventures, talent show, soccer, campfires and drama.

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Year of Mercy pins available for Oklahoma pilgrimages

During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has designated eight Holy Doors for pilgrimages through Nov. 20.

At each Holy Door site, passports are available with information on corporal and spiritual works of mercy, how to gain a jubilee indulgence and how to attain a Year of Mercy pin.

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