What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph? It basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy. Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. The person who consecrates himself to St. Joseph wants to be as close to their spiritual father as possible, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness. Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his undivided attention, protection, and guidance. This is the Act of Consecration of the Diocese of Tulsa & Eastern Oklahoma to Saint Joseph given at Holy Family Cathedral on Friday, March 19, Anno Domini 2021 Please feel free to print a copy for your home and family to implore St. Joseph as your father, guardian, and protector.
I, the Most Rev. David A. Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, announce today the following priests’ assignments. Please pray for these priests as they begin this important transition in their ministry in a spirit of faithful obedience and with gratitude to the faithful for their continued support.
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, the Diocese of Tulsa and St. Gregory’s Abbey have launched the Oklahoma Catholic Native Schools Project to better understand the history, educational value and experiences of native students in Oklahoma Catholic boarding schools from 1880 to 1965.
With the approval and support of Archbishop Gomez, the Conference President, please see the attached memo from Bishop Monforton, Chair of the Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. The collection for the Eastern Church is scheduled for Ash Wednesday, March 2, and Bishop Monforton is asking you to encourage your priests and parishes to promote this collection as a timely way to help the people of Ukraine.
On Thursday, February 17, Gilbert Postelle, age 35, is to be executed for a quadruple shooting in Oklahoma County that took place in 2005. He was sentenced to death for the murders of James “Donnie” Swindle, Jr., age 49, and Amy Wright, age 26. For the murders of Terry Smith, age 56, and James Alderson, age 57, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The Church asks us during Advent to contemplate humility and death while the world around us is mired in consumerism. Read more of this Catholic Answers Advent reflection from Deacon and Chancellor Harrison Garlick, Esq.
Bishop David Konderla, Chairman and the Board of the Directors for Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, announced the appointment of Sister Mary Hanah Doak, RSM, as the new president of the school effective December 18, 2021
A prayer vigil is planned for Thursday, November 18, at 3 pm, outside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester for Julies Jones, who is scheduled to be executed at 4 pm. Prayers will be offered for Paul Howell, whom Jones was convicted of murdering in 1999, as well as for Jones and the corrections officers taking part in the execution. The vigil will conclude when word is received that the sentence has been carried out.
The Catholic Dioceses in Oklahoma - the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Tulsa--have launched a new project to study the history and experiences of Catholic Indian boarding schools in Oklahoma.
The Catholic faith exists not so much to teach us extraordinary or unusual things but rather to instruct us how to sanctify ordinary things. A Catholic life well lived will embrace the whole of life, from our most profound thinking to the simplest acts of eating, loving, working, and celebrating.
The Diocesan Women's Bible Study group invites all women of the Diocese to join them in the study of the Book of Revelation followed by the study of The Passion and Resurrection narratives of Jesus Christ.
Bishop David Konderla shares his thoughts on faith and reason, or Fides et Ratio. These truths are best known by the union of telescopes, microscopes and particle colliders with scripture, prayer and preaching. We need both of our wings to rise to contemplate the beauty of God and better understand the fullness of the truths of this universe and our human existence.
National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated in our country November 7-13, 2021. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons, and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God's gift of vocation.
Deacon Roy Callison and Susan Callison with the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City American Indian Outreach Office will host a Listening Session on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fairfax, Oklahoma following the 9 am Mass. The session will be held in the parish hall and is open to the public, as a forum for people to discuss their experiences in former Catholic Indian boarding schools in Oklahoma.