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Centennial Celebration: The Roaring 20s

Centennial Celebration: The Roaring 20s

This is part of a series of articles on the history of Holy Family Parish produced during the parish’s celebration of the Centennial of the church’s Dedication. It was exciting to live in America in the 1920s. The unprecedented economic boom brought prosperity to nearly every corner of the United States – even Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa benefited doubly because the discovery of oil multiplied Tulsa’s wealth and growth. As Holy Family’s parishioners prospered, they were generous to … Read entire article »

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Insulation in the Cathedral Attic

Insulation in the Cathedral Attic

The Cathedral’s Renovation Blog, Haec Est Domus Domini, has a short post about the insulation going into Holy Family Cathedral. http://holyfamilycathedral.blogspot.com/2013/06/insulation-will-keep-us-cool-in-summer.html … Read entire article »

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The Diary of our First Pastor: Rev. Charles Van Hulse

The Diary of our First Pastor: Rev. Charles Van Hulse

RECORD OF THE HOLY FAMILY CHURCH AND PARISH OF TULSA, INDIAN TERRITORY by Rev. Charles Van Hulse Pastor of Holy Family Church 1899-1900 About 7 years ago (which would be about 1890) Reverend Father W. Ketcham had been appointed pastor of Muskogee and the surrounding country.  He found that in the little town of Tulsa, about 65 miles west of Muskogee, there were also a few Catholics.  He visited the place from time to time, saying Mass in a … Read entire article »

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Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2013

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2013

Tuesday, March 26: 5:30 Chrism Mass Holy Thursday, March 28: 3:00-5:00 Confessions 5:30 Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00-12:00 Adoration Good Friday, March 29: 1:00-3:00 Confessions 3:00 Stations of the Cross 5:30 Good Friday Liturgy Saturday, March 30: 3:00-5:00 Confessions 8:15 pm Easter Vigil Easter Sunday, March 31: 8:00 Mass 10:00 Mass Noon Mass 5:00 Mass … Read entire article »

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Youth Trip to Frontier City

Parish 6th-12th graders are invited to go to Frontier City on Wednesday, June 5. We will be going with several local parishes. Buses depart St. Benedict’s Church in Broken Arrow at 8:00 a.m. and will return at Midnight. Cost is $35 for transportation and a ticket to the park. Bring money for food at the park and for fast food during the drive. Holy Family Cathedral has reserved 15 places on the trip. Please register by May 29 by sending a note with your full name and phone number $35.00 to Mike Malcom in the Parish Office. Mr. Malcom will check to make sure you have completed a 2012/13 registration form. If there is not one on file, you will need to complete it before you are added to the list of attendees. Here is … Read entire article »

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Summer Camp 2013

Summer Camp 2013

Summer Camp is coming.The Diocese of Tulsa is offering two sessions: Session I: June 24, 28, 2013 for Junior High (those entering 6th – 8th grades) Session II: July 1-5, 2013 for High School (those entering 9th – 12th grades) Cost is $200 and includes transportation to and from Robbers Cave State Park. Download a form here: Camp Registration Counselor Application   From the Diocesan Youth Office: Registration for Catholic Summer Camp for the Diocese of Tulsa is (and has been) open!  Attached … Read entire article »

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The “Bucket List” for the Year of Faith

The “Bucket List” for the Year of Faith

The Year of Faith commences on October 11, 2012, as called by our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, and will continue through November 24, 2013. The Diocese of Tulsa’s Year of Faith commission produced a “Bucket List”, a list of Catholic activities and opportunities that will hopefully inspire us, and maybe even challenge us, to grow in our Catholic faith during this Year of Faith. Please download and print this Bucket List. Check off all the … Read entire article »

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Fr. John Grant: Being a New Priest and the Year of Faith

Fr. John Grant: Being a New Priest and the Year of Faith

Dear Parishioners, This past August marked a brand new experience for me in my life: being a new priest. My life is full of new experiences right now, but one of them was that for the first time in twenty-nine years, I did not go “back-to-school.” I watched as family, friends, and our students here at Holy Family all made the annual transition from summer leisure back to productive scholarship. But I was relieved that I … Read entire article »

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Cathedral News: October 2012

In the October newsletter, Fr. John Grant echoes the Holy Father’s announcement about the upcoming Year of Faith. Two parishioners become Deacon Candidates. RCIA stresses the importance of good sponsors. … Read entire article »

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