We Celebrate Our One-Year Anniversary

Last Sunday two Congregation Mater Dei Sisters traveled to us from Omaha to teach catechism before mass.  They brought two lovely young ladies from Mater Dei Academy with them who joined the sisters in choir.  Such sweet pure voices!  We were blessed once again also with the presence of seminarian Carlos Zepeda, who served at the altar.

Afterward we had cake and socializing to celebrate our one-year anniversary as Our Lady of Fatima Mission Chapel, under the pastoral care of the CMRI.  Our chapel blossomed from the former St. John Fisher chapel in Tulsa when it was abandoned without warning by the SSPX last year.

There is much to celebrate!  Not only have we procured our own property, Fr. Geckle told us that the Sisters are planning to come to us every third Sunday to teach catechism!  Deo gratias!  And Bishop Pivarunas has twice generously sent us seminarians to help remodel our church.  In those two visits, they helped put down the flooring, modify the pews, and put up new sheetrock.  We feel so loved and cared for.  Thank you, Bishop Pivarunas!

Catechism: The Sisters Return

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At this past summer’s class.

Fr. Geckle announced last week that two Congregation Mater Dei sisters will teach catechism at Noon tomorrow, Sunday, October 21.   They were here this past summer for a class, and we are excited to have them back.  This will be the first time to host them at our new chapel in Chelsea, OK.  We look forward to visiting with them and showing them around.

CMD Sisters Lift Our Hearts

IMG_6117Recently we were blessed to have two Congregation Mater Dei nuns visit our chapel and teach catechism before Sunday Mass.  In the photo above, Sr. Mary Catherine instructs the older group.  Sr. Frances taught the younger group.  In both cases, the sisters assessed the students’ knowledge and adapted the lessons to fit their needs. Read more