Funeral Services for Fr. Shane Tharp – OKC

Funeral Arrangements Smith & Kernke, 14624 N. May Ave, OKC Vigil Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. Blessed Sacrament Church, Lawton Celebrant: Rev. Joseph Irwin Homilist: Rev. John Lanzrath Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Oklahoma City Principal Celebrant and Homilist: Most Reverend Paul S. […]

Fr. Shane Ian Tharp, RIP

Word this morning from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is that Fr. Shane Tharp, pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish in Lawton, passed away suddenly from a heart attack at age 42. Noted columnist Mark Shea has more here. Fr. Tharp was known to many throughout the Catholic community of Oklahoma and he will be dearly […]

USCCB Statement on SCOTUS Ruling

Statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ‪#‎USCCB‬ on today’s ‪#‎SCOTUS‬ ruling: “Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over forty years ago, […]

Vatican commission approves martyrdom in the Cause for Father Stanley Rother

  Important news from  the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City website: A special Theological Commission at the Congregation of the Causes of Saints in Rome voted Tuesday to formally recognize Oklahoma’s Servant of God Father Stanley Rother a martyr. The determination of martyrdom is a critical step in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City’s Cause to have Father […]

New Priest Assignments – July 1, 2015

(source:  Diocese of Tulsa website) May 27, 2015 – Bishop Slattery has released the annual priestly assignment changes for 2015. Effective July 1, 2015, Bishop Slattery has announced the following assignments: Rev. Paul Eichhoff, current Pastor of St. Cecilia Parish in Claremore, will retire as Pastor Emeritus. Rev. Sylvanus Amaobi, current Associate Pastor of St. […]