Lift Up Your Gates, O Ye Princes, and the King of Glory Shall Enter In!

REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn
(b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam)

Thursday, May 26th, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass attendance and refraining from servile work are obligatory. Fr. Stephen Sandquist, CMRI, will offer Holy Mass for Ascension Thursday at 6 pm in Chelsea, OK.

“This Ascension, which enthroned our Emmanuel as the eternal centre of light, was by His own decree, to take place on one of the days of the month which men call May, and which clothes in its richest beauty the creation of this same God, who, when He had made it, was pleased with it, and found it very good. Sweet month of May! Not gloomy and cold like December, which brought us the humble joys of Bethlehem; not lowering and clouded like March, when the Lamb was sacrificed on Calvary; but buoyant with sunshine, and flowers, and life, and truly worthy to be offered, each year, to Mary, the Mother of God, for it is the month of her Jesus’ triumph.” Dom Gueranger, OSB, The Liturgical Year

Three Gifts for Jesus

A most blessed Epiphany to you and yours! This will be Fr. Zepeda’s last weekend with us as he is being transferred to Our Lady of the Snow in Denver. Since tomorrow is a First Friday, we are blessed to have three masses and three opportunities to say goodbye. Confessions 30 minutes before each mass.

First Friday, 2 pm

Saturday, 10 am

Holy Family Sunday, 2 pm

Come, All Ye Faithful, to New Year’s Weekend Masses

The new year will ring in wet and cold, but the church will be cheerful and bright, still basking in the glow of Christmas poinsettias and twinkling lights.

The glory of Midnight Mass in Chelsea

Fr. Zepeda will offer three Masses for the Circumcision tomorrow, January 1: Fayetteville, AR, at 10 am.; Chelsea, OK, at 2 pm; and Edmond, OK, at 6 pm. The regular Mass schedule will be in place for Sunday.

In other news, we are so excited to have a new sign! Now you can find us more easily. Just look to Our Lady. It is always a good policy.

Traditional Christmas Masses in Oklahoma and Arkansas

Looking for the beauty and solemnity of a traditional Christmas Mass? Fr. Geckle and Fr. Zepeda are each offering three.

Chelsea, OK, 11:45 pm, Christmas Eve, Our Lady of Fatima Mission
Website: 4StatesFatimaChapel.org
Fr. Carlos Zepeda
Cell: (870) 213-5688
20730 E. Hwy 28A
Chelsea, OK 74016

Edmond, OK, 10:00 am, Christmas Day,
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission
Fr. Carlos Zepeda
Cell: (870) 213-5688
VFW Hall, 16 E. Campbell
Edmond, OK 73034

Fayetteville, AR, 6:00 pm, Christmas Day, Fr. Zepeda: Cell: (870) 213-5688

Mountain View, AR, Midnight & 2 pm Christmas Day, Sacred Heart Chapel
Fr. Timothy Geckle
Cell: (419) 564-0854
1245 AR-5 *new location*
Mountain View, AR 72560

Little Rock, AR, 9:00 am Christmas Day, St. Philomena Chapel
Website: StPhilomenaChapel.org
23814 AR-300
Roland, AR 72135
Fr. Timothy Geckle
Call (501) 235-8856 for information.