Tulsa Apostolate Celebrates Cathedral Centennial with Bishop Slattery

The Tulsa Cathedral, Holy Family, is about to observe its 100th birthday, and is in celebration all year. His Excellency Edward James Slattery, with the support of Cathedral rector, Msgr. Gregory Gier, decided that people should see the Mass that Holy Family would have had when it was opened.

Fr. William Define, FSSP, was asked to celebrate the Mass with the altar boys being those from the Parish of St. Peter, along with the choir and organist. High Mass was celebrated at 10:00am, the normal slot for His Excellency’s Mass, with priests, deacons, and rector in choir. His Excellency delivered the homily and assisted in administering Communion.

During his homily, Bishop Slattery expressed thanks to the FSSP, and in particular with the Parish of St. Peter, along with expressing deep respect and affection for the traditional Latin Mass. The sermon was lovely, and one could not have asked for a better sermon in the midst of a High Mass, given to a packed Church.

Afterwards, there was a get together in the basement of the Cathedral, with Msgr. Gier and Bishop Slattery in attendance.  Overall, and even in detail, it was a wonderful event for the parish, the Cathedral, and the FSSP.  It is possible that in November His Excellency will be offering a Pontifical High Mass at Holy Family and it has been requested that the altar boys from the Fraternity parish serve that Mass, and to have the choir and organist provide the music.

August 26, 2013