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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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Holy Day Mass schedule: August 15, the Assumption of Saint Mary

Holy Day Mass schedule: August 15, the Assumption of Saint Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary a holy day of obligation Schedule of Masses: Thursday August 14       5:05 p.m. Friday August 15            7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:05 p.m.,  and 5:05 p.m. … Read entire article »

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Msgr. Gier to lead Pilgrimage to see Shroud of Turin

Msgr. Gier to lead Pilgrimage to see Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin will be on public display next spring! Holy Family parishioners are invited to join Msgr. Gier on an unforgettable pilgrimage to Turin to see the Shroud, then on to Florence, Assisi, Siena, and finally Rome.  Msgr. Gier will offer Holy Mass daily at many of the important churches we will visit, including St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  The dates are April 19 – 28, 2015.  More information and a registration form … Read entire article »

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Something New: VBS for the Whole Family

Something New: VBS for the Whole Family

The Cathedral’s VBS is going in a new direction this year: lessons and activities for the whole family.   Let’s learn about the Church! This year’s Vacation Bible School will focus on three aspects of the Church: the visible church building, the people who pray there, and the saints in heaven. The Visible Church – including Holy Family Cathedral – is full of physical reminders of spiritual realities. Children will learn about the parts of the church building … Read entire article »

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Parish children create Turkey Drive artwork

Parish children create Turkey Drive artwork

The Turkey Drive is nearly over. Although Friday is the official deadline to donate turkeys to go to Catholic Charities, you can probably yet sneak a turkey into the freezer in the Cathedral basement. All turkeys and hams will be donated to the needy. Many parish children colored turkeys to draw attention to this good cause. Good job to our youngest artists. … Read entire article »

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Centennial Year Schedule of Events

Centennial Year Schedule of Events

Holy Family Church at 8th & Boulder will celebrate its Centennial of Dedication in 2014. There are a number of events that the Cathedral is hosting. Here is an overview of the year: April 7, 2013: 99th Anniversary of Holy Family’s Dedication Extraordinary Form Mass with Father William DeFine F.S.S.P. September 22, 2013: Is there Sacred Architecture? with Professor Duncan Stroik October 20, 2013: An Encounter with Saint Katharine Drexel, the Millionaire Nun with Cherie Hughes November 13, 2013: Concert … Read entire article »

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Farewell from Father Grant

Farewell from Father Grant

Editor’s Note: Say goodbye at any of the Aug. 17 & 18 weekend Masses or plan to attend a reception following the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 18.   Farewell by Father John Grant   Dear Parishioners: Nearly a year ago, I shared that this year was the first since I was very young that I did not go “back-to-school.” Well, it seems that the Lord has called me back to the halls of academia to further perfect my mind … Read entire article »

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Black Legends: The Crusades

Black Legends: The Crusades

September 10, 2013   The Crusades This first session treated the topic of the Crusades and attempted to dispel many erroneous notions about them. More than sixty were in attendance. By request, here are some of the books references in the presentation: GENERAL: Madden, Thomas F. A Concise History of the Crusades (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., 1999). Moczar, Diane. Seven Lies About Catholic History (TAN Books, 2010), Chapter 3 pp. 53-74. Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam (Columbia University … Read entire article »

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Religious Education Classes begin in September

Religious Education Classes begin in September

A recent study of Catholics living in Eastern Oklahoma revealed that the top priority for the Church should be passing the Faith to the next generation. A number of parents who responded to the study said that they feel inadequate to teach the Faith themselves. Holy Family is ready to help. The parish’s Religious Education staff is preparing for the 2013-2014 academic year. Classes will be offered to three-year-olds up to seniors in high school. The class for … Read entire article »

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