Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

"Mercy
is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with
hope." Pope Francis

Journey through the Year of Mercy with prayer, corporal and spiritual works, pilgrimages and more. Visit resources at

Jubilee Year of Mercy Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

52 Weeks of Mercy The Catholic Connection

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held on all Fridays of Lent, February 12, 19, 25, March 4 and 16. English Stations at 6:30pm, Spanish Stations at 7:15pm.

A Lenten meal will be offered from 6:30pm through 7:45pm in Kirk Hall.

On March 11 we have been invited to go to Blessed Sacrament church to share Stations at 7:00pm and dinner following. There will not be Stations of the Cross at Holy Family on that night.

40 Days of Prayer and Reflection

If you would like to join in prayer and reflection for the 40 days of Lent go to

http://www.loyolapress.com/lenten-moments-of-mercy.htm

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En Español

http://www.loyalpress.com/3-minutos-de-retiro-oracion-diaria-online.htm

Online Giving

Help our own parish by signing up with Faith Direct. By supporting Holy Family Catholic Church through Faith Direct, both you and our parish can more easily project your future contributions.

To sign up with Faith Direct through their simple and secure online enrollment process, click on the link below. Thank you and God Bless you and your loved ones!


https://membership.faithdirect.net/enroll/OK506/61

Anti-Catholicism in Lawton

Beloved in the Lord,

Living where we do and being a "religious minority" we often hear ignorant comments about the Catholic faith.

Sometimes when confronted by bible-quoting acquaintances we don't know how to react since we don't have bible passages memorized. This might make us feel inadequate and embarrassed.

We might even think, "Maybe what they are saying is true."

We have to remember as Catholics sometimes we speak "another language" from non Catholics when talking about our faith. The words they use might be similar but the meaning is often different.

Because someone can quote chapter and verse of the Bible does not prove they know what the quote actually means or how to apply it to life.

Among non Catholics there are many misinterpretations of the Bible.

Some non Catholic groups believe that certain teachings must be in the Bible, "word for word" otherwise these teachings are false.

Long before the books of the Bible were written down or compiled in a book there was the Church.

The community of believers founded by Jesus Christ and preached by the Apostles existed before the Bible. The Church that existed from the time of Christ is found in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches alone. No other "church" can claim that it goes back to the time of the Apostles.

When someone quotes from the Bible to tell you the Catholic Church is wrong, tell them,

My Church gave you your Bible.

Folks can quote the Bible but if they don't have the guidance of the Holy Spirit which Christ promised to the Church they can and often do wrongly interpret it.

Remember,

My Church gave you your Bible.

A local group recently put an ad in the Lawton Constitution. It stated that a number of titles (but not beliefs) found in the Catholic Church were "not found" in the Bible.

Below is the response sent to the leader of this organization.

In charity let us remember this group.

yours, in Christ,
fr. Phil

Default Anti-Catholicism in Lawton



The Catholic Company Store

Holy Family Gift and Book Store has teamed up with The Catholic Company to offer E-Shopping. A portion of the sales are paid as a commission back to Holy Family when you place an order here. Thank you for your support. If you can not find what you are looking for please visit with Anne Williams in our Parish store.

Mass Times


Weekend Mass
Sat
5:30 PM
First Saturday Bilingual
Sun
8:30 & 11:00 AM
1:00 PM en Espanol on the
2nd through the 5th Sunday's
No Spanish Mass
on the First Sunday
Daily Mass
Tue
Wed
Thu - Fri
5:30 PM
9 AM
Noon

See the bulletin for details

 

Confession and Adoration

Confession
Saturday 4 - 5 PM

Adoration
Wednesday after 9 AM Mass until Thursday before the noon Mass

Vespers
Wednesday's at 6:30 PM in the Chapel