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The Joy of Being Your Priest

The Joy of Being Your Priest

by Rev. Msgr. Gregory A. Gier   My Dear Parishioners of Holy Family Cathedral: I have been asked several times to make a few reflections on our seventeen years together. I am sure whatever I say will be terribly inadequate to the depth of my feelings and love for all of you over these seventeen years. The first and foremost reflection comes with the name Monsignor James Halpine. As many of you know, I had known Msgr. Halpine since … 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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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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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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The Rector’s Report: January 2014

The Rector’s Report: January 2014

Dear parishioners of Holy Family Cathedral, First may I wish you a very blessed and happy New Year. The year has begun with great celebration of our Bishop’s Twentieth Anniversary of Ordination to the Episcopate. Our Women’s Club provided wonderful and tasty receptions following both the 10:00 and Noon Masses on the Feast of the Epiphany. In spite of the very cold weather the whole day, Mass and receptions, was most warm and welcoming. The choir … Read entire article »

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The Rector’s Report: December 2013

The Rector’s Report: December 2013

Dear parishioners of Holy Family Cathedral, I must thank our Cathedral Choir for giving us an excellent concert in November. It was part of the parish’s Centennial Celebration. It is obvious to me that each member of the choir loves the gift of sacred music. I am glad they share that gift with us every Sunday too. Two years ago – in Advent of 2011 – we began using the new translation of the Mass. The Church’s … Read entire article »

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The Rector’s Report: October 2013

The Rector’s Report: October 2013

Dear parishioners of Holy Family Cathedral, It is with great joy that we welcome our new Associate Pastor, Father Louis Obirieze, to Holy Family Cathedral. Father comes to us from his native country of Nigeria in Africa. Our hope is that he will enjoy his time with us here at Holy Family. He joins several other Priests from his native land who serve here in our Diocese. They have been a tremendous gift to us, in … Read entire article »

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The Rector’s Report: Summer 2013

The Rector’s Report: Summer 2013

Dear People of Holy Family Cathedral: At the recent meeting of your Parish Council, May 21, 2013, the discussion was reached to move ahead with the next step in the restoration of the Cathedral. While this phase will never be seen, it will be felt. As you may know the Cathedral has never been insulated. I guess with gas prices what they were in 1914 this just was not a consideration. However it has always been … Read entire article »

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The Rector’s Report: April 2013

The Rector’s Report: April 2013

Dear People of Holy Family Cathedral, As I sit down to write this letter for our Cathedral News, history is in the making. Today is the first day of the Pontificate of our new Holy Father Francis. I extend to him our warmest greetings and prayers. Not only have we experienced an historic moment in the resignation of Benedict XVI but now the election of a man from South America, history in the making. We, as a … Read entire article »

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