News & Upcoming Events

Tulsa moms welcome refugees

Emily and Carrie collected items and filled 33 bags to welcome refugees coming to the Tulsa area. Those coming from other countries often are traveling with minimal personal belongings. At Catholic Charities, often with the help of family members already here, we set up apartments with furniture and supplies for them to begin their new lives. Donors like Emily and Carrie help make the transition to a home so far from their own easier by providing beautiful bags filled with supplies like hangers, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. Thank you, Emily and Carrie, for heading up such a special project.

Learn more about our Refugee Services.

Crafting with Claudia at the Madonna House

Have you “Crafted with Claudia” yet? Moms and young children in the Tulsa area are invited to join our Madonna House and St. Elizabeth Lodge residents for great activities like crafting or Library-sponsored story time. If you’re interested in joining us for a future crafting project or other great activities for Moms and babies, contact Sharisa.

We had a ball at our Adoptive Family Picnic

This past Tuesday evening, we had a ball celebrating with our adoptive families at “Go Ballistic.” Here are just a few moments of our fun!

Learn more about our Adoption program

Emergency Assistance program helps man return home

When Stephen missed his transfer bus on his way to a job, he ended up stranded in Tulsa for over a week. With no place to go and no family in the area, he was feeling broken, despondent, and desperate. Mounting medical and family issues, including a death in the family, meant he needed to get home! Stephen had been staying in a park trying to figure out his options when he was directed to Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services.

Because of the generosity of our community, we were able to help Stephen with a ticket back home to Wisconsin, food for the trip, and bus tokens to get him to the Greyhound station to begin his journey. When you choose to volunteer your time, your talent, and your treasure, you enable Catholic Charities to serve many brothers and sisters in need that reach out to us for assistance each day.

Fr. Solanus Casey inspires donor

Recently, a friend of Catholic Charities explained how a Friar from Michigan inspires her to be a donor. Her mother lived by the teachings of Fr. Solanus Casey (whose beatification is pending sometime in 2017).

Fr. Solanus Casey cemented his reputation for holiness and compassion as the porter or doorkeeper of St. Bonaventure Monastery. He greeted those who came to the monastery’s doors, conducted services for the sick, and helped establish the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in 1929 to feed the hungry during the Great Depression. Fr. Solanus Casey encouraged others to “thank God ahead of time.”

Our friend and donor adopted Fr. Solanus Casey’s philosophy, and when something good happens to her, she sends Catholic Charities or other non-profits a donation.

With joy in her voice, she told us that she avoided power outages during some poor weather that could have affected her refrigerated medicine. She was also injured in an accident, but it could have been worse, so she is thankful. She was inspired to turn her gratitude in these moments into help for others, so she sent Catholic Charities a check.

This friend has passed on over 145 gifts to us over the past 21 years. We love that her “thanks to God” moments spread to benefit so many others as she donates towards our mission.

Learn more about Fr. Solanus Casey and Pope Francis’s recent declaration on his journey to Sainthood:  Pope Francis announces Fr. Solanus Casey to be declared ‘blessed’

Interested in donating to Catholic Charities? You can HERE.

Volunteer at the Next Gen committee’s “Third Saturday Workday”

Our Next Gen committee strives to connect adults under 40 with the mission of Catholic Charities. Each month they host a family-friendly workday. Join us on campus and participate in volunteer activities in the warehouse, food pantry, clothing center, garden, and more! Be sure to RSVP.

Learn more about the Next Gen committee and subscribe to their newsletter.

Check out the video from the first Third Saturday Workday in March.

 

Craft with our Madonna House Residents!

Red White and Blue sign featuring the words, "God Bless America"

Women and children in the Tulsa area are invited to join our residents in the Madonna House Kitchen to make a 4th of July Craft, led by the wonderfully artistic Claudia! Babies and young children are welcome, as St. Henry’s Middle School and High School youth will be providing activities for young children. Please RSVP to Sharisa McDaniel. $10 cash or check covers the cost of your crafting supplies.
Learn more about our Madonna House and St. Elizabeth’s Lodge.