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Who We Are Forms What We Do

Posted by Jennifer Merle on 2/03/17

Who We Are Forms What We Do

 I offered Mass for the first time on Pentecost Sunday, May 30, 1993, at St. John University Parish in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In the same parish where 11 years before I had been received into full communion with the Catholic Church, I offered ... Read More »

Prayer for the Tulsa March for Life - Sunday, January 22, 2017

Posted by Jennifer Merle on 1/23/17

Each One Bears the Face of Jesus Christ

 I was asked to give the closing prayer for the annual Tulsa March for Life on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The event was a peaceful, prayerful gathering to affirm the dignity of human life from conception to a natural death as ... Read More »

January 3, 2017

Posted by Jennifer Merle on 1/06/17

William Christopher, the actor best known for playing Fr. Francis Mulcahy on the long running television series "MASH", died on December 31, 2016, at the age of 84.

 Growing up in the 1970's, "MASH" was a weekly staple of my weekly television watching. Following the lives of the medical ... Read More »

Our Citizenship is in Heaven

Posted by Jennifer Merle on 2/24/16

"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the ... Read More »

Christianity 101

Posted by Jennifer Merle on 2/17/16

Christianity 101 Two weeks ago, the priest and deacons of the Diocese of Tulsa met for our latest Continuing Education Convocation. These are three day gatherings in which a guest speaker presents on various topics for the on-going education of clergy. The speaker for this gathering was Fr. Roger ... Read More »

The Official Year of Mercy Prayer

Posted by Jennifer Merle on 12/08/15

Lord Jesus Christ,you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.Show us your face and we will be saved.Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in ... Read More »

The Jubilie Year of Mercy

Posted by Jennifer Merle on 12/03/15

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 "Jesus Christ is the face of the Father's mercy." - Pope Francis

 In the Old Testament, the Law of Moses allowed for a special time for the Jewish people known as a Jubilee Year (Lev. 25:101-4). The celebration included the restitution of land to ... Read More »