Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Necrology of Priests of the Diocese of Tulsa

Holy Family's relatively new Shrines in the back of the church are now complete!

The large wall crucifix predates our 100-year-old church and probably hung inside the original Holy Family Church. That crucifix now hangs inside a Gothic arch made of oak and made to look like it was original to this current church building.

The Shrine is named for Monsignor James F. Halpine and is dedicated to the memory of the deceased priests of the Diocese of Tulsa. In the forty-one years since the creation of the Diocese of Tulsa, sixty diocesan priests have died. There is an engraved plate for each priest with his name, his date of birth, death, and ordination to the priesthood.