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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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Holy Hour: Sunday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Hour: Sunday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Bishop Slattery is leading a Holy Hour at Holy Family Cathedral on Sunday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. to counter with prayer the Black Mass which will be happening in Oklahoma City at the same hour. Bishop Slattery said, “As most of you know, the devil worshippers who have planned to celebrate a Black Mass in Oklahoma City have returned the consecrated Host which they planned to desecrate. However they are going ahead with their plans … Read entire article »

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Parish Celebration: Msgr. Gier’s 17th Year as Rector of the Cathedral

Parish Celebration: Msgr. Gier’s 17th Year as Rector of the Cathedral

On August 31, 1997, Father Gregory Gier was installed as the Rector of the Cathedral. Seventeen years later – August 31, 2014 – the parish held a special Reception to honor him. The reception began with delicious food catered by the Cathedral Women’s Club. Bishop Edward Slattery and Father Louis Obirieze spoke about Monsignor Gier. Holy Family Cathedral School Choir performed a number of pieces in honor of the Rector. Current Principal Leslie Southerland and past … Read entire article »

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Holy Family launches new ministry to Widows

Holy Family launches new ministry to Widows

Holy Family Cathedral is pleased to announce the formation of a church community dedicated to providing meaningful and practical, emotional and spiritual support for our widows. We will follow the program developed by Stand in the Gap Ministries. It calls for a prayer-based, small group movement. We will meet after the noon mass on Sunday, September 14th to learn more about this proven program, and our plans to offer this support at Holy Family. We will meet … Read entire article »

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Honoring Monsignor Gregory Gier: Seventeen Years at the Cathedral

Honoring Monsignor Gregory Gier: Seventeen Years at the Cathedral

  August 31, 2014 marks the Seventeenth Anniversary of Monsignor Gregory Gier’s installation as Rector of the Cathedral. The Cathedral invites everyone to enjoy a special reception in the Cathedral basement featuring delicious food, courtesy of the HFC Women’s Club. Photos from the last 17 years will be displayed. Monsignor Gier touched many lives these last 17 years. Let’s tell him thanks. … 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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The Rector’s Report: Stations of the Cross add beauty and more color to the Cathedral

The Rector’s Report: Stations of the Cross add beauty and more color to the Cathedral

Dear People of Holy Family Cathedral, While many of us are enjoying the beauty of Oklahoma in the summer, we all get to see the beauty of our refinished Stations of the Cross. Cindy Webster is the artist who hand paints the Cathedral’s Paschal Candle. She worked closely with our former associate pastor Father Matthew La Chance in painting the rectangular imbrication on the walls of the nave. Cindy used a variety of techniques to prime, antique, … Read entire article »

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Bishop Slattery: Counter with Prayer the OKC Black Mass

Bishop Slattery: Counter with Prayer the OKC Black Mass

Office of the Bishop Countering with Prayer the proposed Black Mass in Oklahoma City   My Dear People: As has been widely reported, a Satanic Black Mass has been scheduled for September 21 in Oklahoma City’s Civic Center. As a part of Satanic worship, a Black Mass attempts to invert the action and meaning of the Eucharist in order to mock Christ’s sacrifice and worship Satan through an orgiastic ritual of pain and perversion. lt blasphemes everything which we … Read entire article »

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Cathedral Newsletter: May 2014

Cathedral Newsletter: May 2014

The May 2014 edition of the Cathedral News is out. … Read entire article »

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