When we realize that someone we love may be suicidal, it can be complicated to figure out how best to respond. The threat of suicide from a friend or family member obviously needs to be taken seriously, and we need to respond with loving support and accompaniment. Providing such help, however, will not necessarily be synonymous with granting every request or affirming every assertion they make.
Many people have trouble keeping up with housework, as they may be disabled or otherwise unable to do the work themselves. Many people in Ponca City, including Saint Mary Catholic Church parishioners, offered their time Sunday, April 23, for the annual “Great Day of Service” to help those homeowners who simply need help.
On April 16, Divine Mercy Sunday, spring 2023 Oblate Sunday was celebrated at Saint Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee, with more than 60 participants from across Oklahoma sharing in the joyful spirit of the Easter season and Christ’s resurrection.
“On April 16, 1947, the French vessel, SS Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, exploded in the port of Texas City, just north of Galveston, Texas.” Father William Roach (“Father Bill”) was one of the estimated 576 people who died.
Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School, selects the African Elephant as its mascot, becoming the first and only elephant mascot in the state of Oklahoma. Promotion highlights fact that 20% of high school mascots are threatened with extinction.
Surrounded by nearly 300 acres of field and farm in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the new Our Lady of Grace Catholic Retreat Center is set to open in May to serve Catholics who wish to get away from daily life and rekindle a deeper relationship with God.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sanctuary Women’s Development Center to be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at the site location at 2133 S.W. 11 Street in Oklahoma City. The event is open to the public.
By 1947, with the return of veterans and the subsequent growth of families, Bishop McGuinness addressed the need for a new parish north of Northwest 50th Street. With the purchase of the vacant lot on the corner of Elmhurst and Dorset Drive, Oklahoma City’s Christ the King parish was born.
The Easter Vigil is the highest Mass of the year. It's when the Church celebrates the rising of Jesus Christ from the tomb. For parishioners at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Ponca City, and fellow parishioners at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Newkirk, it was an even more meaningful Mass, as it was the first Mass to feature a refurbished pipe organ, bringing beautiful sounds into the church for the first time in almost a year.
On April 1, Right Reverend Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B., Abbot of Saint Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee led “A Day of Silence” as part of the Eucharistic Revival initiative at Saint Gregory’s Abbey. The theme of the day was meant as a preparation for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery and Easter.