May 24, 2018
Tomorrow, Friday, is the last day of school (can you believe it?) for the 2018-19 school year. It has been an amazing year and even in the midst of much transition, numbers look just as amazing for next year. I'll be visiting classrooms today, praying one last time with our students in their classrooms, and asking them to pray for me. I will dearly miss these young people but I know that the education for life they are receiving here at St. Pius X School will serve them well forever.
This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, but also Diaconate Ordination weekend in the Diocese of Tulsa. Ordinations will take place at Holy Family Cathedral on Saturday morning at 10:00 am. All are welcome.
Monday, Memorial Day, May 28th, the Diocesan Memorial Day Mass will take place at Holy Family Cathedral, NOT CALVARY CEMETERY OR ST. BERNARD'S, at 9:00 am. Again, all are welcome to pray for our beloved dead.
Thursday, May 31st, a Diocesan celebration of Corpus Christi will take place, including Vespers and an outdoor Procession, beginning at 7:00 pm at Holy Family Cathedral. All are welcome.
Next week, our candidates for Confirmation will be on retreat, along with those from the Church of the Madalene and St. Anne Church. Please keep our young people in your prayers as they implore the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation Mass for St. Pius X will take place on Sunday, June 10th, at the 10:30 am Mass. Bishop Konderla will be here for that celebration.
Speaking of Bishop Konderla, this week, he published a Pastoral Letter for the Diocese of Tulsa. It was printed in both English and Spanish as an attachment to the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic magazine. If you missed it, follow this link for an introductory video. Attached to this email is the letter in both English and Spanish.
Friday, June 1st, is the next opportunity for married couples to enrich their marriage and enjoy a date night together. We will be starting Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage, an excellent program for marriage enrichment. Dinner for the family starts at 5:00 pm. Click here to register.
Certificates and photos of First Holy Communion from May 6th are available in the vestibule of the church this weekend. Please stop by and take yours home.
During Totus Tuus, June 3-8, a Potluck Dinner for the parish is held on Wednesday evening, June 6th. We'd love to have you, but need to know if you're coming. Please sign up in the vestibule THIS weekend, with your name, number of people, and what dish you will bring to share.
Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend and unofficial start to summer!
All things in Christ,