Ministries

Ministries and Organizations

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a time of silent, personal prayer before the Eucharistic Lord every Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. All are welcome to come. Sign-ups for a specific hour are scheduled several times during the year. A substitute list is also available for sign-up. Along with the Holy Mass, Communion and Confession, Adoration is another powerful means of deepening our life in Christ and His Church.

Contact: Parish Office, 918-341-2343


Mass Ministries

The purpose and mission of this group is to assist in providing quality worship for the whole community.

The following ministers are always needed:

  • Altar Servers – Assist on the altar during Mass. 4th graders and older.
  • Cross Bearer – Carries the cross in procession at the beginning and end of Mass. 4th graders and older.
  • Lectors – Proclaim the Word of God at Mass.
  • Ushers – Greet people before Mass, help with finding seating when church is full, take up the collection, assist with the procession at Communion time, distribute bulletins following Mass, and prepare church for the next service.
  • Eucharistic Ministers – Distribute Holy Communion. Father must appoint these ministers. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office.
  • Mass Coordinator – Assures that there are adequate ministers at a particular Mass as necessary to assist in providing a smooth flowing worship service.

Contact: Parish Office, 918-341-2343


The Prayer Network

The Prayer Network had its beginning in 1985 when four people gathered with the avowed purpose of becoming a channel of grace to our brothers and sisters in Christ. The network currently consists of over 30 people who pray daily for the needs of our community. Prayer requests come through the Parish Office from individual members of the parish or from someone in the community. The requests are then passed to members of the network. We feel blessed to be able to serve in this way.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16

Contact: Parish Office, 918-341-2343


La Misa en Español

La Misa en Español: Los domingo a las 3:00 de la tarde.
para mas informacion contactar a Isabel Lozoya, 918-695-9230


Pastoral Care Ministry

The Pastoral Care Ministry brings Christ’s healing presence, His peace and comfort to those in need. Care Ministry volunteers visit and bring the Word and the Holy Eucharist to those who are hospitalized or confined to their homes or other institutions within our parish boundaries. They bring with them the friendship and care of our parish family and give a sense of belonging and support to those they visit.

Contact: Carol Isaacs, 918-341-2343


St. Cecilia Consolation Ministry

St. Cecilia Consolation Ministry ministers to parishioners who have experienced the loss of a loved one. It is our great privilege to walk with them through their first year of the grieving process, providing prayerful support and assistance as needed to comfort them in their time of sorrow. We attend vigil services and funeral Masses and celebrate a special liturgy of the Feast of All Souls for the families who have lost a loved one within the previous year.

Contact: Carol Isaacs, 918-341-2343


Rosary

Rosary: The Blessed Virgin Mary continues to encourage God’s people to treasure the devotion of the Holy Rosary. “The Rosary is a precious gift which I leave to you. You must pray the Rosary.” Today, as for many centuries, the recitation of the Holy Rosary expresses our common Christian faith in language and prayer inspired from the Holy Bible and calls to mind the most important events in the lives of Jesus and Mary. The Rosary group would like to invite everyone to come and pray the Holy Rosary every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. (During the summer months of June, July and August, the Rosary group meets only on the second Wednesday of every month.) We believe great graces from God have been obtained when we pray for individual intentions and the intentions of the Parish. Following the rosary, there is a gathering for fellowship in the Parish Hall. 

Contact: Roni Fortner, 918-341-6545


Funeral Dinner Committee

The Funeral Dinner Committee comes under the umbrella of the Women’s Club. The mission of the Funeral Dinner Committee is to represent the Parish in offering our comfort to families in sorrow from the loss of a loved one. Our purpose is to provide a meal that can be served either in the Parish Hall of the Church or in the family home after the funeral of the deceased.

Contact: Parish Office, 918-341-2343


Donut Ministry

The Donut Ministry serves donuts, coffee and orange juice after the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass every second and fourth Sundays of the month, except holidays. This is a time for fellowship with other parishioners and a place to wait for your children while they are in Religious Education classes during the school year. Duties include preparing the coffee and orange juice, setting out the donuts once they are delivered, and cleaning up afterward.

Contact: Bob Hinds, 918-851-7031


Food Pantry Ministry

The Food Pantry Ministry seeks to answer the call of Christ to our neighbors in need of food. We regard all who come to us as beloved children of a loving God and as such treat them with dignity and respect. As individuals and families come to our door in need, we attempt to provide them with a few wholesome meal items and necessary staples. Activities of the Food Pantry Ministry include acquiring information from our patrons and bagging food for distribution. The Food Pantry is open on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Friday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Parish Office, 918-341-2343


Music Ministry

The Music Ministry provides instrumental and vocal music at all Masses and other special services on request. The adult choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass and special seasonal Masses. Membership is open to anyone in high school through adult. Experienced instrumentalists are encouraged to join, and training is available for individuals who wish to cantor. Weekly practices are held Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contact: Robert Humble, 918-607-7070


St. Cecilia Supper Club

The St. Cecilia Supper Club is a social group of parishioners that meets to share a meal, conversation, and fun. Interested couples/individuals can sign up during August and January. The small groups, consisting of 6-8 individuals or 3-4 couples, set their own date and time once a month to meet at a member’s home or a restaurant to share a meal and to have a good time. SCSC welcomes any adult(s) to join. Please call if you wish to join after the sign-up period.

Contact: Neta Carrino, 918-342-0634; Parish Office, 918-341-2343


55+ Group

55+ Group is an action group of men and women of our parish who are over 55 years of age. Our group focuses on social, spiritual and service needs of our group, parish and community. We are currently in the formation process to determine what activities this group will carry out.  All parishioners 55+ are encouraged to join for fun and fellowship.   

Contact: Joan Sherwood, 918-341-4904


Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus began in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut when Father Michael McGivney and a small group of pioneering Catholic men founded it. It has grown to 1.9 million members and is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families and young people. St. Cecilia Knights of Columbus Council 7395 works in solidarity with our pastor by helping with anything he calls on us to do. We serve at Mass as Coordinators, Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Altar Servers. Our Knights also volunteer at the local hospital, the Veterans’ Center, Special Olympics, Clear Creek Monastery, Lenten meals, Tootsie Roll Drives and the yearly Parish Picnic. We assist widows of deceased Knights. The K of C cook and serve two breakfasts each month with the proceeds going to scholarship opportunities to assist seminarians, Life Teen, Wheel Chair Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and many other worthwhile charities.

Contact: Carl Duffield, Grand Knight, 615-618-0981


Women’s Club

The mission of the Women’s Club is to enhance the spiritual life of the women of the parish, to foster fellowship and community within the life of the parish, and to respond to the needs of the parish community. To achieve this mission the following committees have been formed:

  • Spiritual Committee: Plans programs that will promote spiritual growth through prayer, study, and days of reflection.
  • Altar Care Committee: Helps with the cleaning and care of the altar linens and vessels, also monthly or seasonal cleaning as needed.
  • Funeral Dinner Committee: as described previously.
  • Welcoming Committee: Creates packets of informational materials to be given to all new members. Plans activities to welcome new parishioners.
  • Social Committee: Organizes activities that promote fellowship.
  • Fund Raising Committee: Assists in fund raising activities.
  • Helping Hands Committee: Provides assistance to families during an illness or crisis; for example, take a meal or give a ride to Church.

Contact: Carol Isaacs, 918-341-2343


Mother’s Day Out

Mother’s Day Out is a community service that allows parents/guardians a time to refresh and renew themselves without worry. We provide a safe, loving Christian environment for young children 15 months through 4 years of age. We help them learn, socialize and play together. Mother’s Day Out is available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and runs concurrent with Claremore Public Schools. Children may come one day or all three days depending on available space. We also have a summer session available.

Contact: Parish Office, 918-341-2343


Religious Formation

Religious Formation: St. Cecilia Religious Formation Program, under the leadership of our Pastor, Director of Religious Education, and the Catechists, is a people called by God the Father and led by the Spirit to proclaim with courage and joy the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior. Men and women of deep faith proclaim this Gospel in a humble spirit of service to encourage their students to seek closer union with our loving God through study and action.

Classes begin the First Sunday after Labor Day.
Ends after the First Sunday in May.
Grades Pre-K through 8………………………………………..Sunday 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
LIFE TEEN, Grades 9 through 12……………………………….Sunday 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The Sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation are usually celebrated during the 2nd grade year.  The Sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebrated during the 11th or 12th grade year. Students desiring to receive any of these sacraments must be baptized, registered for Religious Education class and attend classes the year prior to and the year of receiving these sacraments.

For children not yet baptized, parents should call Father to make arrangements for Baptism (preferably before the beginning of the school year). Children already in 2nd or 3rd grade, who have not attended Religious Education classes previously, will begin with Grade 1 on Sundays. Children already in Grades 4-8, who have not attended R.E. classes previously, will attend Sunday morning Sacrament Classes as well as their grade level class on Wednesday evenings. Students in High School, who have not attended R.E. classes previously, will attend Sunday Sacrament Classes as well as LIFE TEEN on Sunday evenings.

Contacts: Dawn Seat, 918-341-4238


Children's Liturgy

Children's Liturgy is offered at the 11:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday during the Fall and Winter Seasons. Children ages 4 to 10 are invited to the Altar for dismissal to the Chapel to hear the Word of God at their educational level. If you are not sure if your child is ready for this celebration, please join them for a few sessions to give them confidence and reassurance. Youth and adults are welcome to help with Children's Liturgy.

Contacts: Darla Bugg, 918-341-2826 or Religious Education Office, 918-341-4238


LIFE TEEN

LIFE TEEN, Inc. is an international Catholic ministry that serves the Church and leads teens closer to Christ by providing resources and training that encourage vibrant Eucharistic celebrations and opportunities for teens to grow in their faith. The most prominent facet of LIFE TEEN is the Parish Ministries and Programs division. Through the weekly LIFE Nights, high school teens learn more about their Catholic faith and grow to love the Sacraments, the Word, and the Mass. At a LIFE TEEN parish, a priest, youth minister, the music ministry and a CORE Team of volunteers build an environment where teens feel loved, accepted, and compelled to reach deeper into their faith. LIFE TEEN follows the Church’s mandate to make Jesus Christ the center of everything that we do. It is centered on Jesus, in particular Jesus in the Eucharist. To that end, LIFE TEEN is a total youth ministry program that tries to reach teens of all kinds. This means teens of different social and economic groups, different cultures and races, different interests, talents and spiritual maturity. LIFE TEEN ministers to the “churched” and the “un-churched.” LIFE TEEN is open to all high school teens, freshman through senior year. Teens of all faiths are invited to come Sunday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the regular public school calendar year.

Contact: Religious Education Office, 918-341-4238


R.C.I.A.

Mission: To be friend, teacher and example for those seeking to know the Catholic Faith and, if it be God’s will, lead them to the Easter Sacraments.

The R.C.I.A. Ministry (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a team of parish members whose purpose is to share their Catholic Faith with those interested in learning more about the Catholic Church. The R.C.I.A. is composed of four areas of ministry:

First: Catechists share their faith by teaching the doctrines, traditions and practices of the Catholic Faith.  Weekly sessions begin in the fall each year and are held between the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Masses.

Second: Scripture Discussion Leaders share with those inquirers in the R.C.I.A program the Catholic view of Sunday Scriptures at Dismissal each Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. Mass.

Third: Sponsors are Catholic acquaintances to the inquirer who are either current friends or become acquainted by attending sessions.  These individuals accompany the person along their journey of faith. The sponsor is an extremely important person who visits with the inquirer, attends sessions with them, encourages them, and keeps them informed of parish services and activities.

Fourth: Prayer Partners are parishioners who pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, not only for the inquirers, but also the entire R.C.I.A. team. This dedicated prayer is believed to be a necessary part of the R.C.I.A. ministry.

Contact: Pete & Barb Hilger, 918-640-8708; or Parish Office, 918-341-2343

Contact Information

St. Cecilia Catholic Church
1304 North Dorothy Ave
Claremore, OK 74017

Email: st.cecilia@tulsacoxmail.com

Parish Office: 918-341-2343
Fax: 918-343-2893