April 10, 2015
My dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord:
Easter blessings upon you all! It is a joy to celebrate the Easter Season – which we do for 50 glorious days. The whole Lent - Easter cycle takes over three months to complete and they should be seen as a whole! The Church fasts for forty days and thus she “feasts” for 50 days of Glory!
During the Easter celebration the deacons and I were honored to wear some of the antique vestments from the parish’s patrimony. They were beautiful and we were privileged to be able to use these for the great celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection! The vestments we wore, you might want to know belonged to Msgr. Gustave Depreitere, who was pastor from 1920 to 1961, and served as Vicar
General of the Diocese of Oklahoma and the Diocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The Vicar General is the bishop’s “right hand man” as a priest and acts with his authority when the bishop is out of the diocese. Msgr. Depreitere was the longest serving pastor of the parish. These vestments have been wonderfully preserved and we are grateful for this treasury -- for the gift that they are. From time to time, we might use some of them, as well as other treasures from the patrimony. I just thought you might want to know a little bit about them and why I have decided to use some of them.
This Sunday, being the Solemnity of Divine Mercy, is a great day to celebrate the greatest attribute of God – that being His immense mercy. We will have a holy hour from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and confessions will be available with Father Lamb and me. This day there are several “plenary indulgences” available. This means that if you do a pious act, go to confession within one week (before or after) and receive the Holy Eucharist, and are not attached to sin; and pray the three traditional prayers for the Holy Father and his intentions (an Our Father, a Hail Mary and a Glory Be) you can have your soul restored to its baptismal dignity. If you were to die in this state of grace, you would not need purgatory. It is a great gift from the treasury of the Church. Please consider taking advantage of these graces.
Once again, Happy Easter! Happy Feast of Divine Mercy!
April 10, 2015
As we approach the 20th Anniversary of the Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, we find the need to alert you, our parishioners, of the events that will be happening on that day. We understand that there will be dignitaries at the Memorial therefore, security will be extremely
high and that means access to our church may be limited. Masses will be our regular schedule, but since parking around the perimeter will be limited, we suggest that you might wish to adjust your schedule to use one of the other Masses, and to be aware of parking restrictions, which are
out of our control!
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley will be celebrating our 4:00 P.M. Mass on this Day.
March 9, 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:
In my opening homily, I mentioned that one of my priorities was for us
to be a part of the New Evangelization. As such, I would like you to be
a part of it by "friending" the parish on Facebook and to "follow us" on Twitter: @TheOldCathedral
We will be
establishing other "social media" accounts in the near future.
McNutt, our pastoral council chairman, will also be updating this website soon.
More to come -- stay tuned!
In the meantime, let us "open wide the doors to Christ."
Fr. M. Price Oswalt