• Lighting Advent Wreaths

    Traditionally, Advent wreaths are constructed of a circle of evergreen branches into which four candles are inserted, representing the four weeks of Advent. Ideally, three candles are purple and one is rose, but white candles also can be used.

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  • Border immersion experience puts human factor in immigration issues

    By Steve Gust
    The Sooner Catholic

    Seeing first-hand the human cost of immigration has been a learning experience for Rachel Jones, Spanish teachers at Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City.

    Recently, she was part of a Border Immersion Experience sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

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  • Archbishop blesses new statues at Epiphany

    By Judy Hilovsky
    The Sooner Catholic
     
    To celebrating 40 years as a parish Father Stephen Bird and parishioners at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church in northwest Oklahoma City commissioned a set of bronze life-size statues of the Wise Men arriving to honor infant Jesus and greet Mary.

    “Mary is depicted as handing Jesus to the Wise Men, symbolizing her giving him to the whole world and to each of us,” Father Bird said.

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  • Drexel Fund provides first grants to Oklahoma Catholic schools

    Catholic schools have been making a difference in the lives of families in Oklahoma for more than 100 years. Today, 18 elementary schools and three high schools form a system of 22 communities of Catholic learning, educating 5,000 students each year.

    This year, the first Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast was held with 220 guests gathered to celebrate Catholic schools and their impact. The net proceeds of the breakfast were distributed through the Office of Catholic Schools for two new funds supporting priority needs in financially struggling communities and leadership programs for teachers and principals.

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  • Lawton’s Holy Family celebrates Christmas Season

    By Charles Albert
    The Sooner Catholic

    As some families take down Christmas decorations on New Year’s Day, Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawton will be beginning to celebrate some of the most important dates on the Church calendar.

    Following Christmas Day is The Feast of the Holy Family, The Solemnity of Mary, The Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord.

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  • Archdiocese of Oklahoma City launches historic capital campaign

    One Church, Many Disciples
     
    Archbishop Coakley has unveiled a five-year, $60 million capital and endowment campaign to build a shrine for Blessed Stanley Rother and fund worthy initiatives to strengthen and enhance Church ministries throughout central and western Oklahoma.
     
    This is the first-ever campaign of this size and scope for the archdiocese.

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