Win Tuition Credit, Help Support Catholic Education

This year’s St. Francis of Assisi Tuition Assistance Gala, which raises money to help support families’ efforts to provide a Catholic education for their children, is offering a Ticket to Tuition: a $5000 tuition credit to the diocesan school of your choice, is the grand prize.

Raffle tickets wil be sold at all masses at each parish the weekends of September 22nd and 29th, and at diocesan high school for two weeks leading up to the gala.

Tickets cost $25, or 5/$100.  The winner will be drawn at the gala, which will be held Thursday, October 4th at the Tulsa Convention Center.

Gala tickets are $125, and are available through Jan Hay: 918-582-9177 or


Pillars of Catholicism – Free Online Course

Offered by John Paul the Great Catholic University,
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Benedict XVI has declared 2012 “The Year of Faith.” In particular, the Holy Father is calling upon all Catholics to confront what he identifies as one of the most difficult challenges the Church faces today: “religious illiteracy.” That is, a lack of understanding about what Christians really believe.

To address this problem, Pope Benedict has called upon Catholics to spend the year studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the official compendium of all Catholic teaching. Pillars of Catholicism is our response to the Holy Father’s challenge.

About the Program

Pillars of Catholicism is a crash course in the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith. It consists of 13 episodes, each a half-hour long. A new episode will be unlocked each week and will be permanently accessible. The course and all materials it provides are free.

About the Content

Some professors teach principles they claim is Catholic, despite rejecting one or more aspects of church teaching. That is not the case with Pillars of Catholicism. All professors have been granted the mandatum by Robert Brom, bishop of San Diego as an ecclesial recognition of their posture and commitment to teach always in communion with the Church, so you can be sure everything is orthodox.

The content is designed to maximize the learning experience. In addition to the half-hour long videos, you’ll have access to: Lecture Notes, Readings, Study Guides, and Quizzes.

Diocese of Tulsa Pastoral Studies Institute

PSI classes will begin on August 27th.  Earn a degree from Newman University in Pastoral Ministry for adults in the Diocese of Tulsa.

Email Mary Malcom at or call 918-307-4941 for a complete listing of classes and costs, or for more information.

Pizza & Poker – To Benefit San Miguel School

Thursday, August 2, 6:00 PM
Bishop Kelley High School
3905 S. Hudson Ave. Tulsa

Fr. Joe Townsend will host Pizza & Poker party to benefit San Miguel School. San Miguel is a middle school for the under-served. The mission of the school is dedicated to empowering economically and educationally disadvantaged children to achieve academic and personal success through a non tuition driven, LaSallian education. The purpose is to serve the poor through education, thus breaking the cycle of poverty in the lives of the students who are more marginalized & at risk.

Pizza $20

Poker buy in $50.

Every ticket purchased equals one chance to win a TRIP TO VEGAS!

$300 Patrons (eight guests) includes $50 Miguel Bucks
Must be 21 years of age to attend.

To reserve your spot e-Mail

34th Annual Catechetical Conference

The 34th annual Catechetical Conference will be Friday and Saturday, August 24-25 at the Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills.

The them this year is “Catechists and Teachers as Agents of the New Evangelism.”

The keynote speaker will be Leland D. Nagel, executive director of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.

For more information or to register, contact Carol Robinson, coordinator of catechetical services at or 918-307-4933.

(source: EOC magazine)

Catechetical Leaders Day

The first Catechetical Leaders Day meeting for the 2012-2013 school year will be at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish in Tulsa from 9am-3pm on Thursday July 26.

For more information, contact Carol robinson, coordinator of Catechetical Services at 918-307-4933 or

Holy Family School Music

Do you have an electronic keyboard or small electric piano gathering dust in your attic, spare room or garage?  If so, Holy Family Cathedral School would love to put it to good use in our St. Cecelia Music Program.

If you would like to donate your keyboard or small electric piano, we can provide a tax letter and pick up your item.

Please contact the school at 918-582-0422 or email us at for information or to schedule a pick up.