CATHEDRAL NEWS May 2013
Volume 18, Issue 10
Parish begins Celebrations leading to 100th Anniversary
The Rectorâ€™s Report ahead with this project.
Dear People of Holy Family Cathedral: Please pardon the very late sending of this news-
You will be happy to know that with a very gener-
letter. The Rector has been remiss in his duties hop-
ous gift from one of our parishioners we will be able
ing to be able to include very interesting and titillat-
to meet the cost. Your consistent and generous giv-
ing news in this edition. I hereby report that I have
ing to the Building the Future Envelope each month
failed. While the information we share here may be
combined with this gift will meet the cost. The total
somewhat interesting it is far from titillating.
cost of the project will be right at $97,000. $80,000 of that will come from the Building the Future Enve-
At the recent meeting of your Parish Council, May 21, 2013, the discussion was reached to move
lopes. It is our hope to complete this project by the end of this summer.
ahead with the next step in the restoration of the Cathedral. While this phase will never be seen, it will
You will remember last May I had to ask for an
be felt. As you may know the Cathedral has never
increase in the weekly envelop. Once again you
been insulated. I guess with gas prices what they
have been very cooperative in that process. I would
were in 1914 this just was not a consideration.
once again ask that you be ever so diligent in your
However it has always been my hope to insulate the
gifts especially during the summer months. We may
building for the sake of our comfort as well as put-
not like paying the air-conditioning bill but it is
ting some control on the heating and air-
really very necessary. Thank you once again for
conditioning bills. After a thorough investigation of
your continued and wonderful cooperation. Have a
this matter the Council has recommended going
very happy and rewarding summer!
Peace and Blessings,
Msgr. Gregory A. Gier, Rector
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Congratulations to the parish teenagers who received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
FRONT ROW: WILLIAM RYAN, ROSIE LAVOI, CHLOE WADE, HEATHER LEITCH, TURNER WRIGHT, OXZIANA HERBERT, AND LAUREN WIRE BACK ROW: FR. JOHN GRANT, MSGR. GREGORY GIER, BISHOP EDWARD SLATTERY, DEACON TOM GORMAN, MR. MIKE MALCOM
Congratulations to our First Holy Communicants: Alejandro Castenada, Gabrielle Kiera Jamieson, Grant MacAlan Ward, Natalie Joyce Wilson, Keith Lavelle Parker, Vanessa Caitlin Babb, Alexander Warren Baker, Mary Kathryn Baker, Andre Tomas Giguere, JeanMarie Grace Johnson, Nicholas James Gillespie Jr., Alexandra Buckley, Chris Ashby, Isabella Melton, Aiden Gregory Oliphant, Tyler Aleman, and Jaira Morgan. The Cathedral is proud of our Eighth Grade graduates of Holy Family Cathedral School: David Cabrera, Montgomery Cunningham, Caleb Davis, Raveen De Silva, Jackson Head, Benjamin Leonard, Dakota Schrader, Isabella Wagner, Conner Winn, and Ryan York
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FATHER DEFINE WAS THE CELEBRANT AT THE MASS MARKING THE NINETY-NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF HOLY FAMILY’S DEDICATION.
Parish Continues Centennial Celebration How does Tulsa’s oldest Catholic
The reception featured a display of
parish celebrate important events in
photographs of our parish during the
pletion of the church, rectory, and
its history? We pray. The parish Cen-
1910s. Portraits of the Popes, Bish-
tennial Committee decided to start a
ops, and Pastors of that decade were
year of special events with Mass on
placed in the display. Guests were
the ninety-ninth anniversary of the
treated to a close-up look at Holy
ries of musical and cultural events,
current church’s dedication.
Family’s oldest processional crucifix
especially concerts in the Cathedral,
and two of the church’s original can-
to mark key moments in the life of
The parish’s Centennial Celebra-
the 1920s and focuses on the com-
The parish is hoping to offer a se-
tion of the Dedication of our beautiful church at 8th & Boulder began last
The Centennial Committee plans
These events will culminate in a
month with an Extraordinary Form
to continue to offer events through-
May, 2014 Gala Celebration and
Mass and a reception in the Cathe-
out the 1913-1914 year (with the
Mass taking place 100 years after
exception of the summer months
when the committee will defer to VaFather William Define, parish of Saint Peter, was the celebrant.
cation Bible School and other activities). This month in the Auditorium, the display of photos is taken from
A Reception followed the Ninety-Ninth Anniversary Mass
MONSIGNOR GIER BLESSES THE FOOD AT THE APRIL RECEPTION.
FR. GRANT, MARY JO DIXON, AND MONSIGNOR GIER.
CHERIE HUGHES, MSGR. GIER, ANN OWEN, MIKE MALCOM, BISHOP SLATTERY
PARISHIONERS ENJOYED THE 1910S EXHIBIT.
THIS PHOTO AND OTHERS FROM HOLY FAMILY’S 1925 CONSECRATION IS ON DISPLAY NOW IN THE CATHEDRAL BASEMENT.
CARD. HAYES OF NEW YORK (WITH CROSS) SITS WITH OTHER BISHOPS AFTER THE 1925 CONSECRATION.
THE TEACHING STAFF OF THE PARISH SCHOOL IN 1922.
Notes from the Knighstand BY
The drouqht's not over yettho we 've had a little rainwe raise our grateful voices in a joyous paen! "Dear Lord, for what You sent we thank you very much!" To which God replied I'll send to you some more if you keep in touch!" So, let's pray in supplication for rain upon our turf to bring forth the fruit and flowers and His abundance upon the earth! All in all the Council has had a very successful winter-
Our most intensive and expensive meal are in April
spring as to our parish and community endeavors. Stand-
(Easter) and December (Christmas) so as to be reflec-
out among these accomplishments are Mardi Gras, the
tive of those spiritually oriented holidays, Our next in-
annual garage sale - though the ladies of the Women's
depth meal report will be in December/January with
Club are due accolades for doing a preponderance of the
monthly updates provided.
labors, the Friday Night Lenten Movie - a new project initiated by Paul Louderback, and the Council‘s monthly dinner
Rounding out the month of May the Council thanks
at the Day Center for the homeless to which much of, if not
all of our dedicated Sunday morning breakfast patrons
all the thanks must be credited to you who so generously
as we will be on a hiatus until September. Looking
donated to our November, 2012 special collection - gratis
ahead the Council has the annual Priest Appreciation
Msgr. Gier. The Council promised our donors a progress
Dinner scheduled for the parish clergy on August 6 for
report periodically and to this end a project summary of
Knights and their kith and kin, and the Annual Altar
the months January through April is as follows:
Server Awards to be given on a Sunday yet to be selected as the Council participates in this endeavor in
Total Donations: $3,274.00 Council Donation: 500.00 Total Gross Amount: $3,774.00 Expenditures:1/13 - 4/13:($ 506.75) Net Available Funds: $3,267.25 We plan for 120 persons which realizes an average cost
conjunction with the Cathedral but look for such to occur either in May or early June. And with that tip of the chapeau to our loyal patrons and altar servers we furl our banner and draw up the bridge to settle in for the coming somnolence of summer: So it is we bid you all “Adieu”
of $l.06(r) per person per month. We are able to provide a
and pray the summer renders
full meal of meat, vegetable, and carbohydrate with a bev-
one of pleasant times
erage at such low cost due to the generosity of some of
and we will see you in September!
our dinner volunteers providing one of the side dishes and dessert., We also provide the styrofoam plates, napkins, and condiments additionally to the main meal items plus five gallons of milk for the following morning breakfast.
Upcoming Events and Activities What did Vatican II really say? If you
Christian prayer form of Sustained Lectio
Cemetery, praying for the repose of those
liked the Catholicism series, consider
Divina. For further information and also
who have died in service to our nation as
continuing Holy Family’s Year of Faith
to register by May 24 for the School in
well as for all those who are buried there.
nights with a six-week catechesis on the
June, call Vicky O’Neil, 918-746-4223
If you would like to remember our
Documents of the Second Vatican
(Tuesday-Friday b/w 9AM – 4:30PM) or
honored dead and offer Mass for their
Council. Come on Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30
www.stjosephmonastery.org and click
repose, please join us at Calvary
p.m., in the Cathedral basement. If you
on School of Lectio Divina for
Cemetery; 9101 South Harvard Avenue at
wish to read any of the Vatican II
information and a registration form. The
8:30 on Monday morning, May 27th. In
documents that will be discussed, they
enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
case of inclement weather, the celebration of the Mass will be
are available for free on Vatican.va Blessed John Paul II Life Camp is a day
transferred to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
camp for 4th-8th graders from Holy
Parish, 4001 East l0lst Street South.
Family & Saint Benedict parishes. The
Information from Calvary Cemetery at
Dinner & a Movie: The Knights of
camp is July 15-19, 8:00 a.m. to Noon. It
Columbus sponsor a pot luck dinner and
includes Mass, breakfast, and
the showing of a full length Catholic or
participation in your choice of sports,
The Diocese of Tulsa invites you to the
Christian movie on the first Friday of the
science, improv drama, cooking, or
annual diocesan celebration in honor of
month. The pot luck dinner starts around
sewing. Registration forms are available
Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist.
6:30 p.m. and the movie begins around 7
on the parish website:
At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30th we
p.m. The kitchen area is open before the
will have Corpus Christi devotions,
May 28: Ad Gentes, Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity
including an outdoor candlelit procession
5:05 p.m. Mass for anyone wishing to Are you a graduating high school senior?
and Benediction. Then on Sunday June
High school seniors are invited to a
2nd, the Bishop will celebrate Mass at
Youth Trip to Frontier City: Go to Frontier
picnic with Bishop Slattery on June 15,
the Cathedral at 10:00 a.m. with a special
City in Oklahoma City on Wednesday,
2013, at the Diocese of Tulsa. Contact
blessing for pregnant moms and for
June 5. Cost is $35 for bus
the Youth Office for more details,
anyone suffering from chronic or
transportation and for a ticket to the
email@example.com or 918-
debilitating illness. If you are pregnant
park. Bring money for food and drinks.
(or know someone who is) and would like
drop off their dish before Mass.
to receive this blessing, or you suffer
The trip is open to 6th-12th graders. See the parish website for details:
Do you have summer plans for your kids?
from a chronic illness (or know someone
Consider Catholic Summer Camp. The
who does) and would like to receive the
Diocese of Tulsa is offering two
consolation of the Church’s blessing,
June 11-14, 2013: The School of Lectio
sessions: Junior High week: June 24-28;
please call 918-307-4955 for information
Divina, sponsored by the Benedictine
and High School week: July 1-5. Cost is
or to register. The email address is
Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery, 2200 S.
$200. Scholarships from Holy Family are
Lewis, Tulsa. This “School”/Retreat is for
available. Download a registration form
those who are seeking a deeper prayer
life within your daily life. The staff includes Benedictine Sisters, Diocesan
Each year the Bishop celebrates a
priests, and laity trained in the early
special Memorial Day Mass at Calvary
Holy Family Cathedral PO Box 3204 Tulsa, OK 74101-3204
MONSIGNOR GIER SWORE IN THE 2013-2014 OFFICERS FOR THE CATHEDRAL WOMEN’S CLUB IN EARLY MAY.