VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Increasing vocations to the priesthood, improving the way laypeople and priests work together and ensuring that service, not power, motivates the request for ordination are all possible outcomes of a major symposium being planned by the Vatican in February 2022.
A lo largo del tiempo de Pascua, los nuevos miembros de la Iglesia siguen reflexionando sobre el significado de la experiencia que vivieron en la Vigilia Pascual, donde fueron introducidos al misterio de Cristo y su Iglesia a través del Bautismo, la Confirmación y la Eucaristía.
Throughout the Easter season the Church’s newest members continue to reflect upon the meaning of their experience at the Easter Vigil when they were fully initiated into the mystery of Christ and his Church through Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As religious leaders, scholars, experts and abuse survivors come together online to participate in a three-day international symposium on faith, healing and prevention, Pope Francis sent a message as part of a series of opening remarks for the event.
Este verano, por el veintidosavo año, los campistas en edad escolar de toda la Arquidiócesis de Oklahoma City se reunirán en el Campamento Juvenil Católico de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe para una semana de oración, actividades y amistad.
by Luis Soto, Subdirector Ejecutivo del Secretariado de Evangelización y Catequesis
En estos días se nos ha invitado a colaborar en la Colecta Anual Arquidiocesana. La vida de la Arquidiócesis y muchos de los ministerios, servicios y apostolados que se sostienen con ella, dependen de nuestra participación. Básicamente cada año el arzobispo hace una invitación para que todos los católicos de la arquidiócesis contribuyan con sus donaciones. Estas donaciones son en adición a nuestra ofrenda en nuestra parroquia.
Father Rick Stansberry, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church, and Father Bill Pruett, pastor of Saint James the Greater Catholic Church, were presented the 2020 Blessed Stanley Rother Faithful Shepherd Award by Archbishop Coakley and their fellow priests during a ceremony before the Chrism Mass on March 30 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City.
This summer, for the 22nd year, school-age campers from across the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will gather at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp for a week of prayer, activities and friendship.
Thousands of students leave their homes and communities each year to attend college. Once away from home, students sometimes stop attending Mass, which can lead to leaving the Church. But, through Catholic campus ministries across several Oklahoma campuses, they have the opportunity to connect with fellow Catholic students.
The 51st anniversary of Earth Day is April 22. For many, this Earth Day is significant because it presents an opportunity to properly celebrate both this year’s Earth Day and last year’s golden anniversary, which passed quietly during the early season of the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Jim Beckman, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices that they had prepared. And, they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, ‘Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has risen’” (Luke 24:1-6; NASB).
by Luis Soto, Assistant Executive Director of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis
We have been invited to support and participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal. The life of the archdiocese and many of its ministries, services and apostolates are supported by it and depend on our participation. Every year the archbishop makes an invitation for all Catholics in the archdiocese to contribute their donations. These donations are in addition to our offering at our parish.
This illustrated children’s book was created by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and published by Loyola Press. The book responds to “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism” and is intended to “empower young readers to reflect on the reality of racism in our society and to act towards respect, understanding and friendship.”