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Mass of Installation: V. Rev. Jovita Okonkwo

Mass of Installation: V. Rev. Jovita Okonkwo

Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa, will install Father Jovita Okonkwo as the twelfth Rector of the Cathedral at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Holy Family Cathedral. A Reception will follow. If you wish to send Father Jovita a note welcoming him to the parish, you can write him at V. Rev. Jovita Okonkwo Rector, Holy Family Cathedral PO Box 3204 Tulsa, OK 74101-3204 … Read entire article »

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Deacon Peter & Jen McLane: Be a Parent First, Not a Buddy

Deacon Peter & Jen McLane: Be a Parent First, Not a Buddy

Be A Parent First, Not a Buddy Deacon Peter McLane Jen McLane Saint Therese Catholic Church, Collinsville   December 3, 2014    7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Holy Family Cathedral School, 4th Floor   How do you handle situations when your teenager protests your boundaries? If your teenager breaks rules, how do you handle the situation? Have you ever had to confront another parent about a lack of concern for a dangerous situation?   The Diocese of Tulsa recently surveyed hundreds of Catholics in eastern Oklahoma. They asked, “What … Read entire article »

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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a holy day of obligation. Holy Family Cathedral will offer this Mass schedule: MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 7:00 a.m. Mass 9:00 a.m. Mass 12:00 p.m. Mass 5:00 p.m. Mass … Read entire article »

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Avoid the Street Closures this weekend: November 23, 2014

Avoid the Street Closures this weekend: November 23, 2014

The Route 66 Marathon is this weekend. We get to cheer on twelve thousand athletes running through downtown Tulsa, but we may find it difficult getting in and out of downtown – especially for the Sunday morning Masses. The Route 66 Marathon website gives maps and details about street closures. The main races begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. It appears that drivers who exit the Broken Arrow Expressway at the Denver exit … Read entire article »

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Liturgical Ministers Schedule: Send Deacon Tulipana your Email

Liturgical Ministers Schedule: Send Deacon Tulipana your Email

Deacon Kevin Tulipana is taking over the scheduling of all the ministry volunteers: Readers, Servers, & Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Deacon Tulipana needs your email addresses. Please email him your name, your ministry, and your email address. Send it to deacontulipana@gmail.com Our new schedule will be more available to you. It will be available to you online – and easily accessible from tablets and phones. If you are scheduled to read at Mass, you will receive a link to the … Read entire article »

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Farewell to Fr. Louis Obirieze; Welcome to Fr. Jovita Okonkwo

Farewell to Fr. Louis Obirieze; Welcome to Fr. Jovita Okonkwo

                                  … Read entire article »

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Deacon Jerry Mattox retires; Parish hosts party

Deacon Jerry Mattox retires; Parish hosts party

Holy Family will host a party for Deacon Jerry Mattox on November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Halpine Room. It will honor Deacon Jerry as he eases into retirement. Deacon Jerry Mattox has retired from many of his roles at Holy Family and assisting at the altar at Diocesan events. We will see him often at the Cathedral, working on the projects he loves most. A Tulsa native, Jerry met Kathleen during pilot training at Vance … Read entire article »

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An Interview with Father Jovita Okonkwo

An Interview with Father Jovita Okonkwo

Are you looking forward to your new assignment? Fr. Jovita: Yes, I’m excited about the new assignment. When you are installed as the twelfth Rector of the Cathedral, you will be the only one with a Doctorate. Where did you get your degree? What kind of degree is it? Fr. Jovita: I might not have defended my doctoral dissertation by the 30th of November; hence, I would not have a doctorate by then. It might stretch till spring … Read entire article »

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2014 Turkey Drive begins

2014 Turkey Drive begins

In 2001, Mr. Tom Gorman was trying to discern if God was calling him to the diaconate. He had no doubt that God was calling him to feed the hungry. Tom approached the parish Knights of Columbus to see if they would help him collect turkeys and hams to donate to Catholic Charities. The Knights agreed to help. Tom brought a freezer to the Cathedral basement and watched as parishioners filled it many times with turkeys. … Read entire article »

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Valentine’s Day/Mardi Gras Gala & Dinner: February 14

Valentine’s Day/Mardi Gras Gala & Dinner: February 14

The Cathedral will host a Mardi Gras/Valentine’s Day Gala & Dinner! February 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.   Make Plans now to attend a special night enjoying good food, live Music, a Costume Contest, Parade and Silent Auction with your special someone and friends. $20.00 per person supports Holy Family Cathedral Women’s Club & Knights of Columbus Council #10388 … Read entire article »

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