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CATHEDRAL NEWS Summer 2010

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Volume 15 Issue 8

Photo: Cathy Nelson


Renovation Pledges update: $117,203.00 is currently outstanding

From the Rector

on the pledges for the Renovation Fund. Thank you for your continued generosity. Cathedral News deadlines The Cathedral News is now taking its summer break. The next edition will be

Photo: Cathy Nelson

published the beginning of September 2010. Information, articles, photos and

Dear People of Holy Family Cathedral:

any other items submitted for publication in the Cathedral News is due on the 15th of the preceding month to Mike Malcom, mikemalcom@gmail.com

What an exciting month we had in May: the parish children honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on the first Sunday of May; the reception of First Holy Communion by twenty-seven of our parish children on Mother’s Day; the most successful, to date, Holy Family School Auction where we honored Kay Keith as a living example of this year’s theme “Honoring Our Past, Looking toward our Future”; the Ordinations of Fr. Kerry Wakulich and Deacon Jorge Alfonso Gomez Alvarado; and of course the graduation of this year’s Eighth Grade from our parish school. I think we even managed a few weddings during this month as well. In addition to this we managed to celebrate the great feasts of the Ascension of the Lord, Pentecost and The Most Holy Trinity. I think the month was a success.

Pray for the success of Vacation Bible School this month. The Cathedral is grateful to everyone who volunteered time and energy to this program.

Identification Statement The Cathedral News is published ten times per year by Holy Family Cathedral located at 122 West Eighth Street, Tulsa, OK 74119. This is Volume 15 Issue 8. Periodicals Postage Permit 022-729 is Paid in Tulsa, Oklahoma. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Holy Family Cathedral, P.O. Box 3204, Tulsa, OK 741013204.

Now summer is upon us and life will slow down just a bit for a few weeks. I remind you however that the bills continue to come in the mail and the air conditioning is still used and the lights are still necessary for worship. All of this testifies to the need we have for you to continue to support your Cathedral during the summer months. The Sunday collection is still our primary and necessary means of income. While we all want a little vacation during the summer months, our needs here at the Cathedral continue to exist. So please do not forget us wherever you may be over the summer months.

I hope you all have a refreshing and healthy summer. Hope to see you in Church! Sincerely in the Holy Family

Msgr. Gregory A. Gier Rector

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Inquiry available to anyone curious about Catholic teachings Summer sessions have begun and continue on most Wednesday evenings at 6:30. We’ve already had sessions on the basics of what the Church teaches and on the authority of the Church. We’ll be covering a wide range of topics (see the calendar on the HFC website: www.holyfamily-tulsa.org), but each session is designed for open discussion of any topic an individual may bring. There is always room for more interested questioners, so do encourage anyone you know who might have some curiosity to join us. While we are presenting an overview of specific topics each week, the main goal is to get to know those who are curious about Catholicism and to get their questions answered. The intent is to simply present what the Church teaches, how it communicates, and what the living Catholic is like. We meet at 6:30 in the Halpine room

THIS PHOTO IS FROM THE

RECENT SESSION ON THE

A UTHORITY

kitchen door, so please go to the south side of the church, iron gate to the right that enters the basement and ring the bell to get the door opened if the Cathedral side entrance is locked.

on Wednesdays. Entry is via the

The Cathedral Women's Club Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser will be in the

OF THE

C HURCH PRESENTED BY ROD NOTZON AND JEFFREY FISHER.

The individuals who have attended so far have brought thoughtful questions. Most have made extensive personal research efforts and have found greater understanding in our group and the surroundings of the church. We are excited to continue these relationships that have already become friendships.

Notes from the Knightstand

auditorium, June 17 & 18, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; June 19, 7:30 a.m.-Noon. Call

BY

MARTIN REIDY

Mary, 749-5286 or Ruth, 627-2175 for pick-up service, which will end June 5. Items may be dropped off in the auditorium beginning June 14, 7:30 a.m.-4:00

Summer's hererain and heat! Means 'skeeters' nearso grab that Deet!

p.m. Your donations allow us to help the Cathedral, our Cathedral school, Mealson-Wheels and other events and charities.

Bake Sale: June 17 at the Garage Sale

Nell, that was quick! Last month I wrote that we would see you in the Fall-only to be told, much to my surprise, that there was this month's summer issue! Thus, there is not much new of which to write. However, I did write that pick-ups would cease, I believe, the 28th of May as I was under the impression that the garage sale would be held the first week-end of June. Too late to correct that error of information I discov3

ered that the Sale will be held June 17th-19th. So, pick-ups continue/ continued, as the time case may be, until June 9th. I hope that this error and/or confusion on my part was not detrimental to anyone anxious to donate to this very worth cause. If so, save it for next year - in the event that we do this again! Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July — and we will see you in the Fall! Pax


Cathedral School Auction benefits Endowment

Holy Family Cathedra

l School recently held the 2010 Auction to benefit Holy Family Cathedral Sch ool. Mary Kay Stromie Keith wa s honored and inducted into the Holy Family Cathedra l School St. Katharine Drexel Society. The 2010 Auctio n was one of the most successful auctions to date, raisin g $40,000 for the Holy Family Cathedral School Endowm ent. Holy Family would like

to thank all that atten

ded and volcessful evening. We wo uld also like to again recognize Kay Keith for her contin ued support of our wonderful school. unteered for a truly suc

With gratitude,

Jay Luetkemeyer

MARY BOURSHESKI, NANCY MULLIKIN, AND JEAN CALDWELL

LEE AND JAY LUETKEMEYER, M R. & MRS. TOM LUETKEMEYER, AND MSGR. GIER ENJOY

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THE AUCTION.


Saint Katharine Drexel Society honors Kay Keith All Photos: Cathy Nelson

d the life and have celebrate we , ars ye ree ing For the past th is year, in keep benefactors. Th r ou of e on of r rd ou Fugenerosity st, Looking towa Pa r ou ng ori “Hon She is better with our theme, Stromie Keith. n lee ath K y ar M diment of this ture”, we honor inly is the embo rta ce d an y Ka force known to us as and consistent been a constant s ha e Sh e. year’s them her alma mater. in her support of e im His messag wer us to procla po em to e inu May God cont ce again for . Thank you on ren ild ch is H e and educat and support. your presence Sincerely in the

Msgr. Gregory

Holy Family,

A. Gier, Rector

JUDY SMITH, KAY KEITH, MSGR. GREGORY GIER, AND JAY L UETKEMEYER

JUDY SMITH CELEBRATES M RS. KEITH’S CONNECTION WITH THE SCHOOL

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Cathedral News: Summer 2010