The Parish of St. Peter

Traditional Latin Mass Community
Tulsa, OK

Parish Information

Fr. William Define, FSSP (Pastor)

Important Announcement

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

Solemn Vespers

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 AmazonIf your budget permits, please consider purchasing directly from TAN to help support their work in publishing good Catholic books. 

N.B. There is a book with a similar title, This is Our Faith. Please check the author if you search for the book yourself.


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)
Video clips from 2010 ordination (Rob and Michelle Baxter)
Photos of Fr. Lillard's first solemn high Mass at Holy Family Cathedral 6/20/2010
Videos of the choir and organ from the Mass at Holy Family 6/20/2010 (Lance Davis)

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.
Tulsa Catholic blog

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)

Web Sites

Clear Creek Abbey
Mary Queen of Angels Convent

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 Abbey web site.

Clear Creek Videos

Ecce Fiat: The Monks of Clear Creek (2006)- Part: 1 2 3
Slide show with Ave Maria
Living the Liturgy (2010-EWTN)

Attack of the Clear Creek Lambs!


Diocese of Tulsa Parishes and Services

Diocese of Tulsa: web | Facebook | Twitter
Holy Family Cathedral: web | Facebook
St. Augustine: web
SS. Peter and Paul: web | Facebook

Catholic Charities: web


FSSP News and Information

Consecration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary Chapel (video)
Life at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary (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)
Obituaries: Tulsa | MA

Sr. Phyllis Vaske, O.S.F. (3/25/2012)
Obituary | Memory Book | Tulsa World article

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.

Pro-Life Information

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
Why us contraception? (Dr. Janet E. Smith)
Abortion, Contraception, and the Sexual Revolution
(Keynote address from the Fall 2012 40 Days for Life Mid-way rally)

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
Mid-way event: Saturday, Oct.13, 2012 9-11 AM
Victory event: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 2-4 PM


Tulsa 40 Days for Life (web)
Tulsa 40 Days for Life (prayer sign up)
Tulsa 40 Days for Life (Facebook)

National 40 Days for Life (web)

News Coverage

Yearly Prayer Vigil to Urge End to Abortions Begins (Tulsa World)


2012 Tulsa March for Life

Thousands turn out... (NewsOn6)
Hundreds participate... (Tulsa World)
Tulsans March for Life (KJRH)
Bishop Slattery's address (YouTube)
Diocese of Tulsa photo album

Fall 2011 40 Days for Life

Tulsa World
News on 6

Tulsa 40 Days for Life web site.
Tulsa 40 Days for Life Facebook page.

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.

C-FAM International Organizations Research Group

The Pill Kills Marriage

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
Concerned Women for America
    abortion video (graphic video content)
In the Wake of Choice
    Documenting the Effects of Abortion in a Pro-Choice World
Abortion NO
    Center for Bioethical Reform (graphic video content)
Unmasking Choice
    Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform
40 Days for Life       (Tulsa site)
Blood Money(abortion industry exposé film)
    movie trailer (also see related videos on YouTube)
Thine Eyes - documentary on the 2008 March for Life
Children of God for Life - campaign for ethical vaccines, medicines, and consumer products

U.S. Health Care Reform Legislation

Updated 3/13/2010

USCCB Bulletin Insert for 14 March 2010
USCCB Health Care Reform web site
Interview with Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)

Abortion is NOT Health Care

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
Papal Prayer Intentions for 2013
Papal Prayer Intentions for 2012

Prayer for Government

We 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.

more (Latin & English)...

Prayer After Mass
(St. Thomas Aquinas)

I give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God, Who hast deigned, through no merit of mine, but through Thy mercy alone, to satisfy me, a sinner, Thine unworthy servant, with the precious Body and Blood of Thy Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

I pray that this Holy Communion may not be to me a cause of punishment, but a saving surety for forgiveness. May it be to me the armor of faith and the shield of good will. May it be the emptying of my vices and the extermination of covetousness and passion; an increase of charity and patience, of humility and obedience, and of all the virtues.

May it be a firm defense against the snares of all enemies, visible and invisible; a perfect quieting of my emotions, both fleshly and spiritual; a firm adherence to Thee, the one true God; and a happy completion of the end of my life.

I pray Thee, that Thou wouldst deign to lead me, a sinner, to that ineffable banquet, where Thou, together with Thy Son and the Holy Ghost, art to Thy saints true and unfailing light, fullness of contentment, everlasting joy, complete gladness, and perfect happiness.

Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

The novena to Our Lady of Lourdes is prayed from February 3 to her feast on February 11, inclusive. The prayers can be found on the EWTN web site.

Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St. Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.


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Useful Information

Guidelines for Modesty in Dress
Modest Swimwear (retail source)

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
A Primer of Traditional Missals
Traditional Missal Information

Mater Dei Latin Mass Community (Dallas, TX)
Mater Dei Latin Mass Directory

Latin Mass Magazine
Una Voce America
Summorum Pontificum Information

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
Una Voce - Casablanca, Chile
Latin-Spanish Propers (The calendar is incorrect, being for 2009; the propers for a given feast are correct.)

Latin-Spanish booklet missals (FSSP Publishing)
Latin-Spanish booklet missal (downloadable - free)

Liturgy/The Mass

Your Mass and Your Life
Ceremonies of the Mass
Explanation of the Prayers and Ceremonies of the Holy Mass  by Dom Prosper Gueranger
Father Leonard Goffine's The Church's Year

The Roman Breviary
The Martyrology of the Sacred Order of Friars Preachers

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
Approved traditional Masses
FSSP North American District
Diocese of Tulsa
Our Lady of the Annunciation Monastery (Clear Creek)
Sisters of Mary Queen of Angels convent at Clear Creek

Vultus Christi - blog of Dom Mark Kirby of Silverstream Priory

Doctrines of the Catholic Church
Prayers and Devotions
Catholic information

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
Catholic News Agency



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