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Holy Family Cathedral Welcomes Bishop Konderla to His

Holy Family Cathedral Welcomes Bishop Konderla to His

Holy Family Cathedral was happy to welcome Bishop Konderla home to his Cathedral. Bishop Konderla said mass this past Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the 10 a.m. mass. If you missed this special mass you can hear his homily here. You can find additional pictures of his visit here. Feel free to tag yourself. We are hoping that Bishop Konderla will be a frequent guest at his Cathedral.  … Read entire article »

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A New Bishop means a new Coat of Arms

A New Bishop means a new Coat of Arms

Bishop Slattery’s coat of arms has been displayed on the left side of the Cathedral’s high altar for twenty-two years. Bishop-elect David Konderla is busy preparing to become the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Tulsa. Among the many tasks on his “to do” list is to create his episcopal coat of arms. When he is installed as our bishop, his coat of arms will be placed beside the diocesan coat of arms and displayed in … Read entire article »

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Welcome Bishop-elect David Konderla, fourth bishop of Tulsa

Welcome Bishop-elect David Konderla, fourth bishop of Tulsa

Tulsa’s new bishop This morning, the Holy Father Pope Francis accepted the retirement of Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, third bishop of Tulsa. The Pope appointed Father David Konderla from the Diocese of Austin as the new bishop of the Diocese of Tulsa. Bishop-elect Konderla will be ordained and installed on June 29, 2016 at a large venue in Tulsa so that everyone may attend. Very Reverend Jovita C. Okonkwo, Rector of the Cathedral, and the priests, … Read entire article »

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Benedictines, Carmelites & Franciscans: Cathedral Parishioners living in the secular world as members of Religious Orders

Over three thousand religious orders exist within the Catholic Church. Tulsans are familiar with the Christian Brothers who teach at Bishop Kelley, the Augustinians who run Cascia Hall, the Benedictines at Saint Joseph Monastery, Clear Creek Monastery and Saint Gregory’s Monastery. The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother administrate Saint John Medical Center. The Sisters of Mercy work at Saint Francis Hospital. Local Catholic schools are staffed with Franciscans, Dominicans, and the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. Throughout history, God has called men and women to serve Him by forsaking married life and choosing to live in community as part of a religious order. We call them monks, friars, sisters or nuns. The Lord calls other men and women to live in the secular world and participate in … Read entire article »

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Absolution in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Absolution in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Diocese of Tulsa offers the following as a clarification on Pope Francis’ recent statement allowing priests to absolve the sin of abortion without having recourse to the local bishop for the removal of the attached penalty of excommunication.   Download a PDF of the Clarification here.   Several weeks ago Pope Francis announced that during the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, all priests throughout the world would be empowered to offer absolution for the sin of abortion. In considering … Read entire article »

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Universal Church celebrates “Year of Consecrated Life”

Universal Church celebrates “Year of Consecrated Life”

Pope Francis declared 2015 a Year of Consecrated Life to recognize the immeasurable contributions to the Church made by the 895,595* men and women who are professed members of religious orders. These are Catholics who feel called to live a life devoted to extra prayer and extra service for the rest of us. They forgo marriage and secular pursuits.   Where would the Church be without them? Pope Francis asks us, “What would the Church be without Saint … Read entire article »

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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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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

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