On Saturday, July 9, Saint Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee will host the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Honor Dance. Festivities will be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the abbey grounds, and all are invited to attend.
Deacon Roy Callison, coordinator of the American Indian Catholic Outreach Office of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, noted that this proud and joyful celebration is “a way for Catholics, especially American Indian Catholics, to honor this first Native American Saint.”
John Paul Lewis to be ordained June 25
By Diane Clay
A week after watching his father become a deacon, John Paul Lewis was enjoying the first semester of eighth grade and gearing up for Christmas. Then, his family received an unexpected call from the doctor’s office. A routine procedure had revealed an adult disease in his 13-year-old body. He had malignant melanoma. It was a frightening and profound experience that set Lewis on his journey to know Jesus and follow his dream of becoming a priest.
By Olivia Biddick
Sacred Heart Catholic School in south Oklahoma City has a new art installation that students, primarily middle schoolers, can see on their way to class — if they look up. More than 100 2x4-foot ceiling tiles have been painted by 6th, 7th and 8thgraders during the past two years. The tiles run the length of a hallway in the main building.
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.
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.
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.