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Official Pastoral Assignment

Effective Sept. 22, 2023 - Rev. Lourdu Reddy Ponnapati Parochial Vicar, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Oklahoma City.

Spiritual directors prepare to lead others

On a cool, mid-September morning, a group of almost 40 parishioners gathered for a special retreat near Stillwater. The group consisted of spiritual directors from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, the Diocese of Tulsa and the Diocese of Little Rock who joined together at the center for fellowship and prayer as they prepare for the start of Retreat in Daily Life – a program that brings parishioners together to grow deeper in their relationship with God.

Saint Mary Catholic Church in Ardmore to celebrate 125 years

It is difficult to put into perspective just how long Catholics have been worshipping at the corner of Stanley and E Street in Ardmore. Fifteen years before Oklahoma was admitted into the Union in 1907, Saint Mary Catholic Church opened its doors.  

The Eucharist, Holy Hour transforms parishes, human hearts

Father Christopher Tran has been a zealous missionary of Eucharistic adoration long before the Eucharistic Revival was introduced. For the past 15 years, he has served as a priest in 11 parishes, a chaplain for a university, a prison and a nursing home and he has been bringing Christ to people with the Eucharist.

Ever Ancient, Ever New: A series on Saints with a special devotion to the Eucharist

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face or The Little Flower, was often called by Pope Pius X (1903-1914) “the greatest saint of modern times.” Her feast day is celebrated on Oct. 1.

From the Archives

With a life expectancy of 51 years for the general population in 1912, hazardous employment such as coal mining, tall structures with little thought given to safety, mind-numbing factory work and various unpleasant workplaces, it made perfect sense for the Church to become involved in supplying a safe place for orphaned children to have chance at a better life. 

Book Review; “My Son Carlo”

“Inspiring, humbling and enlightening:” These are the words that best describe my experience with reading “My Son Carlo.”

Center of Family Love invites teens to make a generational impact

The Center of Family Love (CFL), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those living with intellectual disabilities, is proud to announce the opening of applications for its 2023-24 Teen Board.

Local Catholic artist chosen as finalist for Paseo micro-granting program

Oklahoma City-based Catholic and cartoonist Jillian Chapman has been selected as one of five finalists for the Paseo Arts Association annual micro-granting program: Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics (FEAST). Each year, FEAST gives hopeful artists the opportunity to garner the financial support of the community to fund their vision. 

Historic panhandle parish celebrates 130 years

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Sept. 9, the iconic bell atop Good Shepherd Catholic Church on the plains of the Oklahoma Panhandle began to clang announcing its 130th anniversary.