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Cooking Up Compassion 2016: Final Details!



Here are the last-minute details about the 11th Annual Cooking Up Compassion this Saturday at the Cox Business Center Ballroom

Doors open at 6pm ~ Dinner starts at 7:15

There are many opportunities to get in on the fun!

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Spirits & Sparkles

$50 gets you a Bourbon Smash or Pom-Pom Martini AND an entry to win a beautiful diamond cross necklace from Vincent Anthony Jewelers



Pick your prize raffle
$25 each or 5 for $100

Hors D’Oeuvres Party for 30 by Chef Devin Levine
Private Dinner for Six at The Tavern’s Chef’s Table
Golf Outing for Three at Southern Hills Country Club
Two Club-Level Seats for Selena Gomez PLUS Dinner for Two at Andolini’s
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Put all your tickets on one prize or spread them out!

Raffle tickets are available through tomorrow! Need not be present to win!

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Live Surprise! ~ $100 per box
Twice the chances to win!

Be sure to pay attention so you don’t miss your chance to win the big prize!
Everyone is a winner!


Five Fabulous Auction Items

“Three ordained friends” are cooking again…this time it’s French!
Spend a week in “My Blue Heaven”!
See the Dallas Cowboys in style from a suite at “Jerry’s World”!
Impress your friends with a 6-course dinner by Chef Devin Levine!
4 club-level seats for Carrie Underwood with all the fixins!


Don’t forget your mardi gras masks & beads!

Things to Remember:

Valet parking is complimentary for our patrons and their guests. You should have received a valet parking voucher with your invitation. To use this service, pull into the circle drive just in front of the ballroom on Houston just south of 3rd Street. Valet parking is available for $10 for all guests without a valet parking voucher.

♥ Free parking is available in the parking garage located east of the ballroom on 3rd Street between Houston and Frisco. Traffic downtown can be unpredictable, so please plan accordingly.

♥ We will be scanning credit cards at check-in and assigning bidder numbers to those with credit cards on file. A bidder number is the easiest way to purchase all items at the event. (Cash and/or check purchases are available at the raffle table in the ballroom.)

♥ Zodiac will end the evening with some fun dance tunes and a coffee bar will be available just outside the ballroom. This year’s event promises to be a lot of fun…we look forward to seeing you there!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!
(Let the good times roll!)

For questions or more information, contact Heidi Jackson at 918.508.7115 or

People & Places: Cooking Up Compassion

Saturday, February 6, 2016

TEMPORARY Residential Care Assistant – Overnights

This non-benefited position assists with the overall operations of Madonna House, a residential program for pregnant women and their newborn infants, from midnight to 8am, Sunday night through Friday morning. This is a TEMPORARY position ending on March 31, 2016. Click here to view a full job description.

Catholic Charities’ Flood Relief Information

More than 25 counties in Eastern Oklahoma are experiencing record-setting flooding. Many lives are affected and numerous homes will need costly repairs and personal belongings replaced. Catholic Charities urges you to join us in prayer for these families. We cannot let our brothers and sisters lose hope.

Rest assured, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa will do everything possible to help families address their long-term recovery…and we could use your help. Please consider making a donation to our Disaster Relief Fund. With your support, we can help these families from the start with the least amount of delay. Donate here.

Catholic Charities specializes in long-term recovery and case management. We work closely with community partners to provide the most complete disaster relief services. In the days ahead, there will be helping centers established in different parts of the state where immediate assistance will be available, as well as registration for long-term help.

If your family has been affected by the flooding, our prayers and our concern goes out to you. Please complete this Disaster Relief Request Form and we will be in touch soon.

Let the good times roll at CUC!

Join us for the 11th annual Cooking Up Compassion benefiting those served by Catholic Charities.

Migration and Refugee Services Part-time Case Manager

This part-time non-benefited position provides case management support within Migration and Refugee Services (MRS). Schedule may vary with occasional evenings as needed.  The primary goal of MRS includes assisting refuges in achieving economic self-sufficiency in coordination with publicly-supported service providers and assistance programs through the framework of our values: faith, hope, charity, dignity and solidarity. Click here to view a full job description.

Immigration services to be offered in Muskogee

By Harrison Grimwood Phoenix Staff Writer | Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 3:00 am

Immigration services from a charitable group in Tulsa is extending its reach to Muskogee with bimonthly meetings.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa will send an immigration lawyer to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Muskogee twice each month for consultations and follow­up appointments.

An immigration attorney with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa helps an immigrant family at their Tulsa office. People in Muskogee will be able to receive help will immigration issues through a program at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

An immigration attorney with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa helps an immigrant family at their Tulsa office. People in Muskogee will be able to receive help will immigration issues through a program at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

“Most of what we do here is family­based immigration,” Michael Abdoveis said. “Basically, we’re either trying to keep folks here, bring them in legally or help them get legal status whenever they’re here.”

Abdoveis, the attorney taking on immigration services in Muskogee, said the services are for any immigrant who needs help. Services offered through the charity include family petitions, green card replacement, naturalization, and helping the undocumented.

Abdoveis will be at St. Joseph, 321 N. Virginia St., the first Thursday of each month for new consultations and every third Thursday for follow­ up appointments.

Abdoveis said the organization can help undocumented immigrants. He also said that any interaction with undocumented immigrants in his capacity as a lawyer is protected by client­ attorney confidentiality.

“If we can’t help them, we’ll give them an honest assessment as to why we can’t, and we’re happy to refer them to other lawyers in the area … that have expertise to offer them a second opinion,” he said. “We’d love for them to come in and try to find a way to get them documented.”

Immigration services through Catholic Charities cost a nominal fee. Abdoveis said the majority of the cost comes from court filing costs.

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However, the immigration attorneys at Catholic Charities will not turn a person away because they make too little or too much money, Abdoveis said. The charity may waive fees or work with clients in other ways.

Abdoveis does not speak Spanish, but he said St. Joseph has several employees who speak Spanish and are available to interpret for Spanish­speaking immigrants. People seeking immigration services are free to bring an interpreter, he said.

Although the immigrants Catholic Charities works with are primarily Hispanic, the organization will help immigrants from any country.

Reach Harrison Grimwood at (918) 684­2926 or