Saint Joseph parishioners to open city’s only homeless shelter
By Charles Albert
The Sooner Catholic
While an Ada attorney and member of Saint Joseph was taking care of her terminally ill mother, she couldn’t help but wonder what God’s plan for her could be after her mother passed.
During that time, Dania Deschamps-Braly prayed for Christ to give her a path to help others. She didn’t receive an immediate answer, but Deschamps-Braly said, “About two weeks before my mother died, I woke up one morning and it came clear as a bell; we need a homeless shelter in Ada, Oklahoma.”…
CRS collection March 26
WASHINGTON – The annual Catholic Relief Services collection will be held in most parishes on Laetare Sunday, March 26, with the theme, “Help Jesus in Disguise.”
“The needs of our world are great, and the effects of this collection are far-reaching,” said Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile, Ala., chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on National Collections.
Catholics across Oklahoma to gather at the state Capitol
Catholics from throughout Oklahoma are invited to join the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa for Catholic Advocacy Day at the state Capitol on Thursday, March 30, from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
To be held in the Capitol’s Blue Room, this annual event provides Catholic voters the opportunity to connect with lawmakers about proposed legislation that affects Oklahoma communities and those in need.
By Carole Brown
Director of New Evangelization
My first impression of Church was that it was a place that smelled good. I have vivid memories of the beauty of the stained glass that shimmered beams of warm light, the beautiful statues and flowers, and the smell of beeswax candles that delighted my nostrils when we went to Mass on Sunday.
I was not a perfect child – often enough my parents caught me underneath the pew, digging through someone’s purse to see if I could find any gum. But, I liked going to church.
It must have been about that time…
By Judy Hilovsky
The Sooner Catholic
One of the most unique ministries at Saint Ann Retirement Center in northwest Oklahoma City is Sister Marcianne’s Doll House Making Project. The money raised from auctioning the houses goes to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), a papal agency for humanitarian and pastoral support that serves churches and peoples of the Middle East, northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.
“Everything is handmade and there are different themes for each house. Several of the residents have donated many hours in creating these incredible houses. Proceeds from the sale of the houses benefits needy…
It's official! Praised be Jesus Christ! Archbishop Coakley received official word March 13 from Rome that Servant of God Father Stanley Rother will be beatified in Oklahoma City in September!
More information will be coming soon!