Knights of St. Peter Claver District Convention

On Sept. 9, Uganda Martyrs Parish in Okmulgee will host the district convention for Oklahoma for area councils of the Knights of St. Peter Claver.

Mass will be celebrated at 11am with luncheon following.


St. John Catholic School – Bartlesville

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the St. John Catholic School in Bartlesville!

  • Sept. 9 – 10:30am Mass & Reception
  • Sept. 13 – 6:30pm Dinner with Msgr. Gregory Gier as speaker.

Tickets are available by calling 918-336-0603


Upcoming SCOT Activities

Aug. 25 – Potluck dinner and movie at St. Pius. Dinner at 7pm, movie “7 Days in Utopia” at 8pm. This movie stars Robert Duvall and it’s really a good movie. 

 

Aug. 30 – Last Concert at Utica Square. 7pm. Grady Nichols. Get there early – the parking lot will fill up fast!! Meet in front of Queenies. Call Terri (918-361-7076) to find our group.


Support A Catholic Speaker Month – Sept. 2012

 

My friend Brandon Vogt, a young engineer by day and Catholic social media guru by night, is spearheading this year’s “Support A Catholic Speaker Month.”   An idea originally conceived by Matthew Warner, it’s goals are:

  • Promote great Catholic speakers, who are so important to the life of the Church.
  • Introduce new and unfamiliar speakers, who deserve a bigger platform.
  • Help bloggers connect with their favorite speakers, blog about them, and build traffic to their own websites

Over the past few weeks, nominations for the best Catholic speakers were taken, and many votes were cast to come up with THE LIST of 100 best Catholic Speakers for 2012.

You will no doubt recognize some of the names on the list, but I’m sure that many of them will be new to you.  If you enjoy reading Catholic literature and writing, attending Catholic conferences, and participating in Catholic educational programs, I encourage you to look at the list and learn more about these treasures in the Church.

While you’re at it, spend some time on Brandon’s website and learn about this up-and-coming star in Church media.  You’ll be impressed.

 

 


Pillars of Catholicism – Free Online Course

Offered by John Paul the Great Catholic University,  http://www.pillarsofcatholicism.com/
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.


Catholic Young Adult Campout

The Catholic Young Adult Campout will be Sept. 1-3.  This is the largest Catholic Young Adult event in the Midwest.

A campsite nestled in the Ozarks with a wooded area on bluffs overlooking Lake Pomme De Teer. Over 100 new and old friends will be there – live music, boating, beaches, priests, a street dance, sacraments, fishing, auto racing, pick-up sports, golf, tree jumping, and a million stories in the making.

It’s quality time with many incredible people.  To get away from your busy life and a little closer to God, spend two days with us of carefree timelessness.

Cost is $10.00 per person for the campsite.  We plan to split the cost of food and gas amont the group from Tulsa.  See http://naturescallcampout.com for all the necessary details.

RSVP on the CYA Facebook event or by emailing Brent Rempe at rempeb@gmail.com by Aug. 20th.  Planning meeting at 6:30pm Aug. 21 at Christ the King cafeteria.


Upcoming SCOT Activities

SCOT (Single Catholics of Tulsa) creates and sustains a welcoming and joy-filled community for single, divorced and widowed Catholics. 35+ Please call Terri, 918-361-7076, for more information.

  • Aug. 20th – Planning Meeting at Q’doba on Cherry Street
  • Aug. 25th – Potluck Dinner and Movie Night at St. Pius, 6pm
  • Aug. 30th – Utica Square Concert, Grady Nichols, 7pm