40 Days For Life

This year’s campaign will kick off on Sept. 26th at the Garden of Hope, 6132 E. 32nd Place, Tulsa.

Pro-life advocates of all faiths are welcome to participate in this peaceful 24-hour prayer vigil.

For more information or to volunteer for a one-hour prayer slot, contact Timothy Putnam, at 918-307-4942 or timothy.putnam@dioceseoftulsa.org

 

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Prayer Vigil

An Oklahoma death row inmate is scheduled for execution in August:  Michael Edward Hooper, Age 39, On Tuesday, August 14th, for the 1993 Canadian County murders of Cynthia Lynn Jarman and her children Tonya Kay and Timmy Glen.  Unless there is a stay of execution, Hooper will be put to death shortly after 6p Tuesday, August 14th at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

A prayer vigil will be held outside the front gate of the prison beginning at 5pm.  It will conclude when the execution has been carried out.  Prayers will be offered for the victims and their family, for Michael Hooper and his family and the officers who participate in the execution.

 


Free Sidewalk Counselor Training

On Day 2 of “40 Days for Life”, we are hosting trainers from the Diocese of Dallas’ Convert to Life Sidewalk Counseling program.

The training is free of charge and is offered in both English and Spanish.  The training is free, but registration is required to insure we have enough training materials.

Training Session:  Thursday, September 27th 5-9pm at the Church of the Madalene.

Practice Session:  Friday, September 28th, Morning Time TBA at the Garden of Hope.

To register email familylife.office@dioceseoftulsa.org or call 918-307-4942

 


Fortnight for Freedom Begins

Today, the Fortnight for Freedom begins.

The fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this “fortnight for freedom”—a great hymn of prayer for our country.

Our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.

Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayerstudycatechesis, and public action will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty. Dioceses and parishes around the country have scheduled special events that support a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty.  (source:  usccb.org / fornight4freedom.org)

 

 

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator,

Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Mass – Catholic Charismatic Renewal

A Mass sponsored by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of the diocese is planned for Friday evening June 29th at Church of the Madalene.

Welcoming songs of praise begin in the church at 7:00pm, with Mass at 7:30pm.  Fr. Mike Cashen, Pastor of Holy Ghost in Vinita is the celebrant.

Following Mass, prayer teams will be available for ministry in the church as well as a fellowship reception in Aquinas Hall.  Come and be blessed!


Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibition

The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist is the most sublime treasure of our Catholic Faith.  It is the manifestation of His promise, “I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Mt 28:20).

Evidence of His abiding presence among us is beautifully chronicled in an edifying collection of 160 panels featureing photographs, narratives and maps.  They depict 126 different Vatican-approved miracles occurring in 17 countries over a span of nearly 1300 years.

Sts. Peter & Paul Church is pleased to host this exhibition from June 2 to 11 in the school library.  The exhibition will be open weekends during and after Masses, and Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.


Prayer and Fasting for Religious Liberty

The USCCB asks that this Friday 3/30 be set aside as a day of prayer and fasting for religious liberty.

Prayer resources may be found at: