Priest Assignments Addendum 2016

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Effective June 28 (or when otherwise noted) 

Pastor
Rev. Brian Buettner, Blessed Sacrament, Lawton
Rev. Carson Krittenbrink, St. Mary, Ponca City (with St. Francis of Assisi, Newkirk)
Fr. Timothy Ruckel, St. Ann Church, Elgin (Mother of Sorrow, Apache and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sterling) Effective Date June 7, 2016

Administrator
Rev. Daniel Grover, Corpus Christi, OKC (with St. Robert Bellarmine, Jones)
In residence at Christ the King

Special Assignment
Rev. Brian Buettner, Director of Vocations (part-time)
Rev. Daniel Grover, Chaplain, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (part-time) 

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Archbishop Coakley's prayer of remembrance on anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing

"Lord God, we lift our hearts in prayer and remembrance this day. We praise you for your faithfulness and love. In our darkest hour, you revealed your presence in countless ways as 'Emmanuel,' 'God with us.' You are with us still. ...

Lord, you are the God of mercy and compassion. We thank you for the gifts of healing so graciously bestowed on countless individuals and families in this community. We thank you for the many signs of recovery and rebirth in this great city. We ask your continued grace to heal those who still suffer and grieve the loss of loved ones or other painful losses of health or innocence that day.

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Archbishop Coakley welcomes "Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family"

“I am happy to welcome Pope Francis’ much anticipated teaching on marriage and family life. ‘Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family’ is a comprehensive, practical and insightful reflection on the joys, challenges and complex realities that today’s families face worldwide.

In spite of what some hoped or feared, Pope Francis does not propose any changes in Church teaching. He does urge pastors to exercise great sensitivity and patience in accompanying all persons, especially those who find themselves living in difficult and ‘irregular’ situations.

He urges, and I do too, that readers study this lengthy text carefully to appreciate the full context and scope of this rich teaching. It is a text rooted in Sacred Scripture, the teachings of Vatican II, recent popes and various national bishops’ conferences. It is especially the fruit of the two recent Synods of Bishops on marriage and, of course, the lived experience of married persons and families from around the world.

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Archbishop Coakley statement on the passing of EWTN's Mother Angelica

“Mother Angelica was an extraordinary woman of faith and the founder of one of the world’s largest religious media empires. From a remote monastery in rural Alabama, she allowed herself to be used as God’s instrument to bring God’s word and the Catholic faith into the homes and lives of people around the world, including here in Oklahoma. She has left an amazing legacy of faith.”

-- The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Archbishop Coakley statement on the passing of EWTN's Mother Angelica

“Mother Angelica was an extraordinary woman of faith and the founder of one of the world’s largest religious media empires. From a remote monastery in rural Alabama, she allowed herself to be used as God’s instrument to bring God’s word and the Catholic faith into the homes and lives of people around the world, including here in Oklahoma. She has left an amazing legacy of faith.”

-- The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City

 

Official Assignment

Effective March 29, 2016

Rev. José Aleczi Dávila – Administrator, Saint Ann Church, Elgin and missions, Mother of Sorrows Church, Apache, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sterling.

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State considers autism insurance coverage for Oklahoma families

 

House Bill 2962 could help families at Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy:                

A bipartisan measure authored by more than 30 House republicans and democrats that would require health insurers to cover autism treatment for children is now on its way to the state Senate. The bill passed the House by a vote of 76-20 on March 9. House Bill 2962 would require a health benefit plan offered in Oklahoma to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of an autism spectrum disorder in children. 

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Year of Mercy Guide to Confession

 

Has it been a while since you've been to confession or just need a refresher? 

Don't be afraid. The Jubilee Year of Mercy is a wonderful time to enjoy the gift of God's mercy, no matter the sin. 

Click here for a printable two-page guide from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Sacrament of Penance.

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Camps, family programs, scholarships provided by your support of ADF

2016 ADF ARCHBISHOP'S APPEAL

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

For easy online donations, click here!

To learn about the many programs and assistance offered by the Archdiocese, click on the "Offices" tab above. 

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Memorial Gifts for Fr. Vander Ley

Fr. Louis Vander Ley, O.S.B., died Feb. 27. Shortly before his death he received Holy Communion as Viaticum and Apostolic Pardon. Monks of the community and devoted friends were at his side at his passing.

Interment in the Abbey Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the St. Gregory's Abbey Building Fund in anticipation of a needed renovation of the Abbey Infirmary. Call Danielle Roberts or Abbot Lawrence at (405) 878-5490. 

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