Letter from the Pastor...
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
We are very pleased that you found us and that you are taking a look at our parish. We would welcome the opportunity to meet you in person and cordially extend to you an invitation to come and join us for the Sunday Eucharist.
Our parish is the "mother church" of Catholicism in Cleveland County, Norman, OK. We were founded over 102 years ago. The present parish church was built in the early 1950’s and is Georgian/Colonial architecture. Our worship is indicative of our parish - vast and varied...
The 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening Mass uses contemporary music. The liturgical music for the 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning Mass is led by a cantor. The 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning Mass is the solemn liturgy with full organ and choir. This Mass often has visiting musicians join us to praise the Lord during the sacred liturgy.
Our parish also has a growing Hispanic population and Mass in Spanish is celebrated every Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
As was said, the parish family of St. Joseph’s is vast and varied. We have families of German immigrants who arrived here over a century ago. Four to five generations of immigrants call St. Joseph’s home. Our Hispanic population comes from the Caribbean, South America, and Mexico. Both young and old, both blue collar and white collar make their home at St. Joseph’s. We are pleased to have both senior citizens and college students from the University of Oklahoma as part of our parish family.
We welcome your visit and invite you to join us at the Eucharist when you are in Norman.
Sincerely in the Lord,
Rev. Ed Menasco