MISSION STATEMENT
 

The Peace and Justice Ministry is the primary charitable outreach of the parish of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Our goals are to 1) Educate the people of the parish as to social justice issues and needs; 2) Use parish resources to respond to social needs in our community and beyond; 3) Collaborate with other organizations to serve needy populations.

PEACE AND JUSTICE COORDINATOR

Deacon Tim Sullivan

Deacon Tim Sullivan

Our Peace & Justice Coordinator is Deacon Tim Sullivan. Ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Tulsa in 2000, Deacon Tim is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Law School. He practiced law for 18 years in Tulsa. He served the Diocese of Tulsa as Family Life Director and as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Tulsa. He served the Diocese of Rochester (New York) as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Wayne County. Deacon Tim founded Brother House of Tulsa, a ministry for Christian men. He is Assistant Spiritual Director of the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Tulsa. He and his wife Connie are the parents of six adult children, and they have 17 grandchildren.

NOTE: DEACON TIM'S HOMILIES, BLOGS, PODCASTS, WRITINGS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT TWOEDGETALK.COM

 

PEACE & JUSTICE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Don and Cheryl Schendt                 Dr. Manuel Calvin              Joan McNeely                 Erik Block                

Harry Hanig                                      Joan McCleary                     John Miksa

NEWS

RELIEF FOR HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA


For those wishing to donate for relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we recommend sending donations to Catholic Charities USA at catholiccharitiesusa.org (click on address) or by mail to:
Catholic Charities USA
2050 Ballenger Avenue  Suite 400
Alexandria VA 22314
Under the national disaster relief plan, Catholic Charities is delegated the responsibility of providing secondary relief services, such as providing case workers for those displaced by the flood. We can anticipate that our local Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma will play a role in this process. 

 

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PARISH GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Peace and Justice Ministry is hosting a parish golf tournament on Friday, September 22nd at Battle Creek Golf Course in Broken Arrow. The format is a 4-person scramble. Lunch will be served at 12:30. The golf will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The registration fee of $75 covers lunch, golf, cart and range balls. Hole sponsorships are available: for $500 sponsors can obtain signage and host 4 players. Prizes will be awarded for the 1st and 2nd place teams, longest drive and closest-to-the-hole. To download a flyer and registration form, click HERE.

DEDICATION OF HABITAT HOUSE TO DEACON RICHARD AND CAROLINE CAMPBELL

The newly completed Habitat House named in honor of Deacon Richard and Caroline Campbell was dedicated on Saturday, July 29th at 9:00 a.m. The house is located at 139 N. Birmingham Place in Tulsa, just east of Lewis and north of I-244. The happy owners are Benedict and Veronica Thang and their three children, a Catholic family from Burma (now called Myanmar).

 

Deacon Tim Sullivan presents the keys to the Thang family

Deacon Tim Sullivan presents the keys to the Thang family

Benedict and Veronica Thang and children

Benedict and Veronica Thang and children

Deacons Tim Sullivan and Richard Campbell bless the house.

Deacons Tim Sullivan and Richard Campbell bless the house.

Our St. Bernard's volunteers who attended the dedication: from left to right, Ray Alsdorf, Syd Monaghan, Susan Alonzi, Bryan Wiesman, Cheryl Schendt, Don Schendt, Caroline Campbell, Phil Doerpinghaus, Jason Roecker, Deacon Richard Campbell, Vic Alonzi, Deacon Tim Sullivan

Our St. Bernard's volunteers who attended the dedication: from left to right, Ray Alsdorf, Syd Monaghan, Susan Alonzi, Bryan Wiesman, Cheryl Schendt, Don Schendt, Caroline Campbell, Phil Doerpinghaus, Jason Roecker, Deacon Richard Campbell, Vic Alonzi, Deacon Tim Sullivan

Deacon Richard and Caroline Campbell with Veronica Thang. The house was named in honor of Deacon Richard and Caroline, who initiated and led the Habitat projects at St. Bernard's for so many years.

Deacon Richard and Caroline Campbell with Veronica Thang. The house was named in honor of Deacon Richard and Caroline, who initiated and led the Habitat projects at St. Bernard's for so many years.