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Holy Family

CATHEDRAL NEWS May 2013

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Volume 18, Issue 10

Parish begins Celebrations leading to 100th Anniversary


The Rector’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

Identification Statement: The Cathedral News Issue 9 May 2013 (USPS 022-729) is published 10 x per year (monthly, except for June and July) by Holy Family Cathedral at 122 W 8th St., Tulsa OK 74119-1402. Periodicals postage paid at Tulsa, OK.

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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: CATHEDRAL NEWS, PO BOX 3204, Tulsa, OK 74101-3204.


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

Deadlines: The Cathedral News is published at the end of the month with the goal of arriving in parishioners’ mailboxes during the first week of the next month. Please make submissions by the 20th of the month to mikemalcom@gmail.com or to “Cathedral News,” PO Box 3204, Tulsa, OK 74101.

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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-

school.

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

dlesticks.

our parish.

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

dral’s basement.

exception of the summer months

the Dedication.

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

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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.

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Notes from the Knighstand BY

MARTIN REIDY

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.

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PAX!


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

918-299-7348.

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

HolyFamilyCathedralParish.com

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

youth.office@dioceseoftulsa.org or 918-

debilitating illness. If you are pregnant

park. Bring money for food and drinks.

307-4939.

(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

HolyFamilyCathedralParish.com

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

divine.worship@dioceseoftulsa.org

Lewis, Tulsa. This “School”/Retreat is for

available. Download a registration form

those who are seeking a deeper prayer

from dioceseoftulsayouth.org

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

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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.

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May 2013  

Congratulations to the parish teenagers who were Confirmed, the children who received First Communion, and the students who graduated.