Jul 10 2015

New Documents

There are now new PDF documents located under the "Documents" tab regarding guidelines and assistance in choosing music for funerals at Holy Name.
Jul 10 2014

Catholic Daughters Programs

One of the programs that The Catholic Daughters of the Americas support is the Circle of Love. Below is a description of what the Circle of Love is and what it is.  We here at St. Teresa’s Court try to support several “points” of this Circle of Love, including Life, Youth, Education and Leadership.

Circle of Love

By definition, a circle is a curved line with every point equal distance from the point to the center and bound together by a common interest. The seven point program of the "Circle of Love" is bound together by the common interest - love.

The image above is symbolic of our CIRCLE OF LOVE program. By definition, a circle is a curved line with every point equal distance from the point of the center and bound together by the common interest. The seven point program of the CIRCLE OF LOVE is bound together by the common interest- LOVE.

The small heart in the center is taken from the logo of the HEART SPEAKS TO HEART program. By utilizing this portion of the logo and part of the Heart Speaks to Heart program that is compatible with the Circle of Love, a smooth transition occurs.

The Cross and Crown in the center of the heart is the national symbol of the Order- the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

The seven points selected indicate the needs of the Church and community best served by the Catholic Daughters. The program itemizes these needs with suggestions on how Catholic Daughters can effectively serve. Please click on the heart above each individual point to learn more about it.

The "CIRCLE OF LOVE' program portions of this Web site are gathered to assist Catholic Daughters in working with the Church and community. We are indeed very aware of the needs in society that are deeply affecting today's generation, the elderly, and human life. To be effective in promoting good works, we must reach out and make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering, whether it be through their own fault or the circumstances in which they find themselves. If we are to be "Jesus hands and feet" as is pledged in the Act of Consecration during the Installation Ceremony, then we must use the talents He gave us, become educated in new fields, volunteer our services and financial assistance where needed.

Local Courts are asked to select those portions of the programs that their members feel comfortable working on in their area.  If many projects are selected, the task can become burdensome and little is accomplished. Members need to experience fulfillment when the projects are completed. This can happen when courts are selective in choosing court programs.

Many persons were involved in the formation of "Circle of Love". The National Board, members of the National Office and State Officers all had a part in the final adaptation. Thanks goes to each one of them.

Aug 28 2013

Altar Society


The Altar Society is starting the new season with good fellowship and good food.  Join us and bring a dish to share.  We meet the 3rd Thursday at noon in St. Joseph's Hall.

Our mission is to serve the people of our community, and to that end: we purchase items for the altar, serve funeral lunches, keep the votive candles, clean vestments, support local charities, purchases cassocks for the altar servers, Christmas baskets for the home bound, assist with parish receptions, and many more activities.

Come join the fun, enjoy a timely program and a great lunch.  Please don't be shy as we all have been "the new kid on the block" Just call on of the officers and we will "hook you up".

President - Betty Spies ~ 224-4284                          Vice President ~ Mary Jessen ~ 222-0783
Secretary ~ Beverly McAdams ~ 224-2962               Treasurer ~ Toni Schulte ~ 204-6655

Jul 06 2013

Safe Environment

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City through its programs, organizations and events, has numerous daily contacts with many children and young people.  It is, therefore important that all Archdiocesan Personnel, clergy, seminarians, religious, employees and volunteers, protect the rights of children and be alert to the possibility for child abuse. 

Under Oklahoma State law, all individuals MUST report an incident or suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor (person under 18 years of age) to the civil authorities.  The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has established a statewide abuse reporting hotline for reporting:  1-800-522-3511This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you feel a child is in immediate danger of harm call 911.

For the safety of children and the healing of victims, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City provides an Abuse of Minors Pastoral Response Hotline for reporting the abuse of a minor (in the past or presently) by a member of the clergy or other church personnel:   1-405-720-9878.    The Archdiocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator, a licensed professional counselor, will respond to calls to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Response Hotline. 

A report to the Archdiocese does not relieve the individual of the duty to report child abuse to civil authorities as required by Oklahoma State Law.  In Oklahoma, failure to report child abuse is a misdemeanor punishable in law.