• Blessed Stanley Rother Feast Day

    July 28

    By Diane Clay
    The Sooner Catholic

    On July 28, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will celebrate the first feast day for Blessed Stanley Rother – priest, missionary and martyr.

    Blessed Stanley was killed on July 28, 1981, in his rectory at Saint James the Apostle Catholic Church in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, where he served in the Oklahoma mission. In September, he became the first U.S.-born priest to be beatified and the country’s first declared martyr during a Beatification Mass celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Amato in Oklahoma City.

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  • “Be a man of God”

    By Diane Clay
    The Sooner Catholic

    OKLAHOMA CITY – When Deacon Vuong “Vic” Luong reached the end of the ordination procession at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, he glanced at the front row. Sitting next to his Oklahoma family was his father, Uyen Luong, who made his first trip to the United States from Vietnam to see his son become a priest. Both father and son blinked away tears and smiled.

    With more than 600 friends, family, priests, deacons, seminarians and parishioners, Archbishop Coakley celebrated the Mass of Ordination, ordaining Deacon Vic Luong into the priesthood.

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  • The Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine

    The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has a master plan for a shrine, museum and pilgrim center inspired by the life of Blessed Stanley Rother.

    This shrine will be the focal point of the growing devotion to the Oklahoma priest and martyr. It is likely to become an important national Catholic shrine. In addition to celebrating the life of one of Oklahoma’s own, the church will seat 2,000 people, contain the tomb of Blessed Stanley Rother and host large diocesan events such as ordinations and the Rite of Election.

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  • Catholic Daughters of America honor Lawton priests

    By Jolene Schonchin
    The Sooner Catholic

    An array of homemade international cuisine lined the tables the evening of June 14 inside the Blessed Sacrament parish hall in Lawton as members of the Catholic Daughters of America Saint Jude Chapter, paid homage to local priests at the annual Priest Appreciation Dinner.

    The Catholic Daughters, all dressed in white, scuttled through the kitchen, serving area, and dining area, making sure all was perfect. The Catholic Daughters made the homemade delicacies.

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  • Gala raises one million for The Center of Family Love

    The Center of Family Love and the Oklahoma Knights of Columbus hosted the 5th annual Gift of Love Gala on June 16 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The event benefits individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities who reside at The Center of Family Love in Okarche. 
    This year’s gala achieved two record-breaking milestones for the center. The event sold out early with more than 800 guests attending and the gala raised more than one million dollars.

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  • Official Pastoral Assignments

    Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

    The following assignments are effective July 8 unless otherwise noted.


    Rev. A. Gerard MacAulay
    Holy Trinity, Okarche and
    Immaculate Heart of Mary, Calumet

    Associate Pastor

    Rev. John Peter Swaminathan
    Saint Eugene, Oklahoma City

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