Fr. William Define, FSSP (Pastor)
Please contact the Parish of St. Peter for schedule.
Solemn Vespers is prayed at Holy Family Cathedral at 6:30 PM on the last Sunday of each month. The next vespers will be Sunday Jan 26, 2014.
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.
Fr. Gary Sherman, RIP
I have received word the Fr. Gary Sherman, the pastor of St. Athanasius, the Byzantine Catholic mission that worships in the basement chapel at St. Augustine, died on Friday, November 2, 2012. Please pray for the repose of Fr. Sherman's soul and for his family.
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Anima ejus et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per Dei misericordiam requiescant in pace. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Laudamus Te is a new magazine devoted to the sacred liturgy according to the 1962 liturgical calendar. It provides daily readings, explanatory essays, commentaries by the saints and Church fathers, and devotional writings by priests and religious.
Laudamus Te will be published six times per year. Readers may purchase individual issues or subscribe on a yearly basis. For more information and a sample of the first issue, for Advent 2012, see the Laudamus Te web site. Please keep the success of the endeavor in your prayers!
Year of Faith
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.
The Holy Father has granted several plenary indulgences during the Year of Faith. Click on the link for more information.
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
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.
Our Lady of the Annunciation Abbey (Clear Creek)
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
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FSSP News and Information
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.
FSSP Ordinations - May 19, 2012
For those who missed the FSSP ordinations, a video is now available.
Please keep the following newly-ordained priests in your prayers:
Fr. Gregory Eichman FSSP
Fr. Gary Sherman (11/2/2012)
Maxine Rogers (8/16/2012)
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
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
2012 Tulsa March for Life
Fall 2011 40 Days for Life
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
Your Mass and Your Life
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)
For Greater Glory reviews: