Fr. William Define, FSSP (Pastor)
The Parish of St. Peter is now Most Precious Blood Parish; their web site is here.
Information about other Masses in the Extraordinary Form in Tulsa that are in union with the Holy Father may be found at tlm-tulsa.info
Solemn Vespers is prayed at Holy Family Cathedral at 6:30 PM on the last Sunday of each month.
Vespers is part of the official daily prayer of the Church and recalls Sunday morning's Eucharistic sacrifice. With psalms, readings, and prayers taken from Scriptures, solemn Vespers are sung in the context of Eucharistic Adoration by the diocesan schola Vox Nova. Benediction closes the service. Everyone is encouraged to join Bishop Slattery for this service. Booklets are provided. For more information call 918-307-4955.
Parish News and Information
In his homily on Thursday for the Mass opening the Year of Faith, Fr. Van der Putten recommended the book This is the Faith by Canon Francis J. Ripley. Portions of this book are available on Google Books for review if you wish to see it before deciding whether to purchase. The book is available from TAN Books as well as Amazon. If your budget permits, please consider purchasing directly from TAN to help support their work in publishing good Catholic books.
Father Chad Ripperger has published a new book, The Metaphysics of Evolution: The Theory of Evolution Judged by Faith and Reason. The book is available from the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. A preview of the book is available on Amazon.
The Rosary: Our Weapon (video)
Photos from several events have been added to the PSP photo album.
More 2010 ordination photos (FSSP Seminary)
The American Family Association has an Internet filter service available. Click on the link for details. [Firefox users: FF 3.0 does not display the Internet filter site properly. You may want to use Windows Explorer instead.]
Diocese of Tulsa News and Information
Diocese of Tulsa Events Calendar.
Bishop Slattery Speaks Out Against HHS Mandate
Bishop Slattery, along with many of his fellow bishops in the United States, has spoken out against the mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services that will require essentially all employers, including many Catholic institutions, to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives, direct sterilization, and abortion.
Video of Bp. Slattery reading statement (with transcript)
List of responses from other bishops .
Our Lady of the Annunciation Abbey (Clear Creek)
Clear Creek Abbey
Clear Creek Elevated to Status of Abbey
The priory of Clear Creek Monastery was elevate to the status of self-governing Abbey on February 11, 2010, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The prior, Fr. Phillip Anderson, was named the Abbot or Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey. The change in status is an indication of the stability of the community as evidenced by its ability to attract vocations and its financial stability.
For more information, see the article on the Diocese of Tulsa web site.
Clear Creek Videos
Ecce Fiat: The Monks of Clear Creek (2006)- Part: 1 2 3
Attack of the Clear Creek Lambs!
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FSSP News and Information
Consecration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary Chapel (video)
FSSP Seminary Life Video
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter has produced a 28 minute video, To God Who Giveth Joy to My Youth, which presents a portrait of daily life in their seminary in Denton, Nebraska. This video will be of interest not only to young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood, but also to the faithful in general. This video is available for viewing on the Internet by clicking on the link above.
Fr. Gary Sherman (11/2/2012)
Maxine Rogers (8/16/2012)
Gertrude Baulis (7/12/2012)
Sr. Phyllis Vaske, O.S.F. (3/25/2012)
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Animae eorum et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per Dei misericordiam requiescant in pace. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Since abortion was legalized in the United States 40 years ago, over 55 million babies have lost their lives.
Information on abortion and contraception
What are we trying to hide? The Language of abortion
Maafa21 - Black Genocide in 21st Century America
A disturbing look at the history of eugenics in the United States, beginning at the time of the Civil War and continuing to the present day. Included are links to Nazi Germany and the history of Planned Parenthood and its roots in the eugenics movement.
Tulsa Pro-Life News Coverage
Fall 2012 40 Days for Life
Kick-off event: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 6-8 PM
Tulsa 40 Days for Life (web)
National 40 Days for Life (web)
Yearly Prayer Vigil to Urge End to Abortions Begins (Tulsa World)
2012 Tulsa March for Life
Thousands turn out... (NewsOn6)
Fall 2011 40 Days for Life
Tulsa 40 Days for Life web site.
Pro-Life Petition for the United Nations
The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) is asking for support for a statement to be presented to the United Nations opposing a pro-abortion petition presented by youth associated with the International Planned Parenthood Federation. They will be presenting their statement to the UN within a few weeks, so it is important to act now if you wish to support it.
Lord Nicholas Windsor, son of the Duke of Kent and the first blood member of the British royal family to be received into the Catholic Church since King Charles II in 1685, declares abortion a worse threat than al-Qaeda and calls for abortion abolitionists.
Food manufacturers using aborted fetal cell lines to test flavor enhancers - write not to express your opinion!
A twin lives through an abortion
U.S. Health Care Reform Legislation
Updated 3/13/2010USCCB Bulletin Insert for 14 March 2010
USCCB Health Care Reform web site
Interview with Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and all the instruments of His Holy Passion, that Thou mayest put division in the camp of Thine enemies, for as Thy beloved Son hath said, "a kingdom divided against itself shall fail."
Pope Pius XII on the importance of making a proper thanksgiving after receiving Holy Communion:
[S]hould we not approve of those who, when they receive holy communion, remain on in closest familiarity with their divine Redeemer even after the congregation has been officially dismissed, and that not only for the consolation of conversing with Him, but also to render Him due thanks and praise and especially to ask help to defend their souls against anything that may lessen the efficacy of the sacrament and to do everything in their power to cooperate with the action of Christ who is so intimately present?
We exhort them to do so in a special manner by carrying out their resolutions, by exercising the Christian virtues, as also by applying to their own necessities the riches they have received with royal Liberality. The author of that golden book The Imitation of Christ certainly speaks in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the liturgy when he gives the following advice to the person who approaches the altar, "Remain on in secret and take delight in your God; foe He is yours whom the whole world cannot take away from you."
Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for January 2014
General: That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples
Missionary: That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ
More information about these intentions.
Papal Prayer Intentions for 2014
Prayer for GovernmentWe pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Thy Name.
Prayer to St. Joseph in Time of Distress
We come to thee, O blessed Joseph, in our sore distress. Having sought the aid of thy most blessed spouse, we now confidently implore thy assistance also.
Prayer After Mass
Guidelines for Modesty in Dress
Discipline for Fasting and Abstinence
Reconsiling the Liturgical Calendars of the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms
Baronius Press Latin-English Brevarium Romanum (1961) approved. Expected to ship in August, 2011.
Instruction on the Holy Sacrament of Penance (Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine, from The Church's Year)
Fr. Tim Davison of Sts. Peter and Paul parish in Tulsa explains why he has started administering Holy Communion at the altar rail.
Bishop Slattery celebrates Mass ad orientem at Holy Family Cathedral.
Traditional Latin Mass
Guide to Traditional Missals
Traditional Mass - Spanish
The Spanish language sites below contain a great deal of useful information and inks to numerous resources that may be of interest to non-Spanish speakers. The Google Chrome browser will offer to display the Spanish language pages in the viewers native language; other translation options may be chosen. The Google translation are rough in place, but are generally surprisingly good.
Una Voce - San Juan, Argentina
Latin-Spanish booklet missals (FSSP Publishing)
Your Mass and Your Life
Tips for Participating in the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form)
Meaning of the Mass (outline and references for Fr. Dennis Gordon's presentations June, 2012)
MassTimes - find Mass times when traveling
History of the Cristeros Movement
Viva Cristo Rey! (by Fr. Robert Barron)
Movie on Cristeros War Exposes Mexican Govt.'s Anti-Christian Campaign
For Greater Glory Portrays the Cristeros' Fight for Religious Freedom
Historical background and behind-the-scenes information from making of For Greater Glory
For Greater Glory reviews:
Fr. John Hallowell