Kapaun’s Men — Virtue Series. Join us Fridays before work for Faith, Food and Fellowship. Friday mornings beginning Jan. 18Read More
If you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join us for The Bible Timeline Study, beginning Sunday, Jan. 6. By being a part of this study, you will not only benefit personally, but you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we all grow closer to Christ.Read More
I want to make you aware of two opportunities for the grant of an indulgence. These grants come with two traditional practices of our Catholic culture. I try to give attention to many such practices that have been lost over the last decades and to make us aware of them. I do this because our faith and its practice is not a sterile laboratory within the church walls. It impacts the whole of our lives and touches upon many aspects of life, extending itself well beyond the ritual of the Holy Mass. The Marian antiphon we chant seasonally is one such example of instructing us in Catholic culture. The recent Rorate Mass of Advent is another example. The blessing of the bambinelli, Epiphany chalk, etc…Read More
Quiero darles a conocer dos oportunidades para obtener una indulgencia. Éstas oportunidades se dan con dos prácticas tradicionales de nuestra cultura Católica. Yo intento dar atención a muchas prácticas que se han perdido a lo largo de las últimas décadas y hacérlas de su conocimiento. Hágo esto porque nuestra fé y su práctica no es un laboratorio estéril dentro de las paredes de la iglesia. Éstas impactan nuestra vida entera y tocan muchos aspectos de la vida, extendiéndose mucho más allá del ritual de la Santa Misa. La antífona Mariana que cantamos cada temporada es un ejémplo de ésta instrucción para nosotros en está cultura Católica. La reciente Misa de Rorate de Adviento es otro ejémplo. La bendición de los Niños Dios, el gis de la Epifanía, etc…Read More
If you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join us for The Bible Timeline Study, beginning Sunday, Jan. 6. By being a part of this study, you will not only benefit personally, but you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we all grow closer to Christ…Read More
Please consider stepping up and taking one of those openings of most urgent need: Sunday's at 9:00 a.m. and Monday's at 4:00 a.m.
Adoration is the willing submission of self to the Lord, an expression of love and appreciation for all He is and all He has done for us…Read More
Una costumbre del Tercer Domingo de Adviento (Domingo Gaudete) es la bendición de los bambinelli. "Bambinelli" es una palabra italiana que se refiere a la figura del Niño Jesús en los juegos de natividad de tu casa. Se alienta a los feligreses a traer la figurita del Niño Jesús desde sus escenas de natividad a cualquier Misa en el Tercer Domingo de Adviento. Una vez que concluya cada Misa, permanezca en la iglesia y el sacerdote volverá para conducir la bendición de los bambinelli.Read More
A custom of the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) is the blessing of the bambinelli. “Bambinelli” is an Italian word that refers to the figurine of the Baby Jesus in your home nativity sets. Parishioners are encouraged to bring the figurine of the Baby Jesus from your nativity scenes to any Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent. Once each Mass concludes, remain in church and the priest will return to conduct the blessing of the bambinelli.Read More
Monday, Dec. 31 - 5 p.m. (English)
Tuesday, Jan. 1 - 10 a.m. (English) / Noon (Spanish)
Monday, Dec. 24 - Carols at 4:30 p.m. / Mass - 5 p.m. (English) / 8 p.m. (Spanish)
Monday, Dec. 24 - Carols at 11:30 p.m. / Midnight Mass (English)
Tuesday, Dec. 25 - 9 a.m. (English) - Carols at 8:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Saturday, Dec. 8. Masses will be held in the Church. Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. (Vigil) and Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.
Giving to St. Monica's “Giving Tuesday” event or other offertory appeals, is easy with Faith Direct Text-to-Give!
To give via text, follow these steps:
Text $ amount to 405-358-2120. Register your credit/ debit card (you will only need to do this once).Read More
Quiero compartir con ustedes algo más de mi reciente viaje a Italia. Nuestra patrona parroquial era una madre devota. Tenemos muchos bellos ejemplos de maternidad en nuestra parroquia. ¡Cualquiera que ponga un pie en la misa aquí, notara que esta es una parroquia que da la bienvenida a los bebés! Sabemos también, que los desafíos con la infertilidad y ansiedades sobre la maternidad, la paternidad y el embarazo, son dificultades frecuentes en nuestro mundo…Read More
I want to share something else from my recent trip in Italy. Our parish patroness was a devoted mother. We have many beautiful examples of motherhood in our parish. Anyone who steps foot into Mass here knows that this is a parish that welcomes babies! We also know that challenges with infertility and anxieties about maternity, paternity, and pregnancy are frequent difficulties in our worldRead More
We have now completed our parish extraordinary period of penance and reparation in response to the crisis our Church has been facing. We began that period of penance on September 11 and carried it through this past Friday to accompany our United States Catholic bishops in their annual meeting last week. I want to thank you for your faithful participation in my call for this time of penance. I am proud of our parish for this effort…Read More
St. Monica’s annual Christmas gift drive is underway. The Giving Tree, with gift tags, is in the Narthex. Please take a tag and return your gifts to the Narthex no later than Sunday, Dec. 3. Agencies benefiting from the Giving Tree are: Catholic Charities, Center of Family Love, Citizens Caring for Children, Infant Crisis Services, Santa’s Cause, Children’s Care Center, Children’s Hospital, and St. Ann’s Nursing Center. Those who would like to help sort gifts may do so with the members of the Charitable Donations Committee, on Sunday, Dec. 2, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.Read More
Giving Tuesday provides us an opportunity to thank God for all of the blessings that He has bestowed upon us during the year and to look within ourselves to see how we can best use our talent and treasure to help others. This year, St. Monica is building upon that feeling of generosity and compassion by asking our parishioners to prayerfully consider enrolling in eGiving for your recurring weekly offering.Read More
This weekend I am speaking at all the Masses about one of the undeniable matters of our common life together in the parish, namely the financial requirements of having a parish. Each disciple shares responsibility to support these financial needs by the practice of regular giving. We need to be aware that one of the habits of being a disciple is sacrificial…Read More
I want to thank you for your faithful participation in our parochial effort at this extraordinary time of penance and reparation for sins in the Church, especially sins of abuse and cover up by clergy. When I announced our parochial plan I intentionally did not have an end date in mind because I wanted to see what response would be forthcoming from Church leadership locally, nationally, and universally (from the Vatican)…Read More