Important Information

COVID-19

If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact Fr. Foshee at:
(580) 332-4811 or [email protected]

Live Stream Mass

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Sunday11:00 am
Monday9:00 am
Tuesday6:00 pm
Wednesday6:00 pm
Thursday12:15 pm
Friday12:15 pm
Saturday9:00 am

Eucharistic Adoration

Youth Center Chapel: Anytime
(contact the office if you are in need of the code)


Side entrance of the Main Church:

Monday – Friday10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am – 10:45 am

Confessions

Sunday8:00 – 9:00 amSt. Francis Xavier, Sulphur
Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00 pmSt. Francis Xavier, Sulphur
Wednesday11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Youth Center
5:00 – 5:45 pmSt. Francis Xavier, Sulphur
Thursday11:00 am – 12:00 pm Youth Center
Friday11:00 am – 12:00 pmYouth Center
Saturday4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Outside of the main church , in front of the stained-glass window

Office Hours

Mon – Thu : 10 am – 4 pm
Fri : 10 am – noon

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Sacraments

Sunday Mass Times

Due to Coronavirus – Please see Father Foshee’s Facebook page for updates.

Sunday Mass Times

English 11 am
Spanish – First Sunday of the month at 2 pm
Saturday Vigil: 5 pm

Confessions & Reconciliation

Saturdays 4 pm – 4:30 pm
or by appointment

Baptism

Contact Parish Office
580.332.4811

Marriage

Couples should contact the Pastor at least six months prior to the wedding date.

First Penance & First Communion:

Preparation/formation classes begin for youth,
2nd grade or older.

Confirmation

This sacrament is celebrated in the 11th grade after two years participation in a sacramental preparation program. Those seeking confirmation must be baptized and have a received First Communion.

RCIA : Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults:

Formation process for those seeking membership in the Catholic Church.

Events

Groups

  • Prayer Group

    Members of the parish who meet weekly on Thursday evenings to pray for the needs and concerns of the parish.

  • Youth Group and College/Young Adult Group

    Activities for Junior High and Senior High Youth. Meetings are held Wednesday evenings: Youth at 6:30 pm and College/Young Adult at 8:30 pm

  • Knights of Columbus Council #5160

    An organization of Catholic men who are involved in many church and community activities. Meetings are held 1st Tuesday of each month.

  • St. Martha’s Guild

    Members of this guild assist in the care of our sacred vessels, altar linens, candles, seasonal environment, and other details of our liturgical celebration.

  • RCIA

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults meet every Tuesday evening.

About Us

Rudy Lupinski

Music Director

Deacon DENNIS FINE

Deacon
RCIA Ministry
580.332.4811

Father Aaron Foshee

FATHER AARON FOSHEE

Pastor

LAURA MILLER

Parish Nurse/Office Manager
Meals on Wheels
Rosary Making Guild
580.332.4811

JANELL CLAUSEN

Bookkeeper

Deacon Dennis Fine

Prison Ministry Chairperson
580.332.4811

Raquel Sanchez

Hispanic Spiritual Growth & Prayer Group
580.332.4811

Frank Smith

Knights of Columbus
580.235.2242

Nancy Cheper

Mother Teresa Project for Mattew 25 (feeding the hungry)
580.332.4811

Danielie Adams

Total Youth Ministry
918.633.7310

 

Service

Religious Education Committee

Attends to the details of planning and implementing a Religious Education program to meet the spiritual and educational needs of the parish members.

Social Ministries Board

Is the hand and voice of St. Joseph for those who are deprived of the ordinary necessities of life. They promote the vision of social justice through education and service in the parish and community.

Physical Plant

Is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the parish grounds and plant. who are deprived of the ordinary necessities of life. They promote the vision of social justice through education and service in the parish and community.

Parish Council

Serves as the unifying body in the parish and functions as the consultative body that enables parishioners to express their needs, concerns, and opinions. They co-ordinate the parish standing committees (listed below). Representatives from the Council are appointed to parish committees to provide dialogue and communications within the parish.

Finance Committee

Assists the pastor in establishing and monitoring proper handling and recording of all parish income and expenditures; prepares a parish budget; invests surplus funds; arranges for quarterly review of parish financial records and reviews and approves Annual Financial Report to the Archdiocese. Crisis Pregnancy Center in Ada.

Our History

St. Joseph PlackSt. Joseph Church has had a unique history. The parish was established in 1902 and Mass was offered by Father F. Hall, a priest from Ardmore, in the home of Jerry Cragin. As the Catholic population increased, the site for the Mass moved to the home of Mrs. Gray, then to the Moose Hall. A frame store building was then purchased as a gathering space and moved to the Jerry Cragin property. While the citizens of Ada debated whether 12th street or Main Street would become the main street, the Extension Society, at the direction of Father Theophile Caudron purchased Lots 1 and 2 of Block 3 of the Ford addition and in 1916 a stone-faced concrete block church was built at 213 S. Hope Street.

The Benedictine priests from Sacred Heart Abbey, near Konawa, took the pastoral reigns in 1917. The pioneering spirit and zeal of the early priests and laity, in establishing a church in Ada, resulted in a community of believers who were hard working and dedicated to extending the Catholic presence in Pontotoc County.

A succession of priests from Sacred Heart Abbey and St. Gregory’s Abbey continued to come to St. Joseph to celebrate mass. On January 1, 1935, Father Hildebrand Brunnett, O.S.B., was appointed Pastor of the parish with Coalgate and Lehigh as missions. Pastor 1939-43 Fr. Bernard Mazurowski O.S.B. and Pastor 1943-47 Fr. Philip Berning O.S.B.

In 1948, Father Maurice Costello, O.S.B., awakened parish spirit, solidarity, parish activities and growth. A new parish hall was constructed. The parish continued to grow and it soon was evident that the existing parish facility on 12th and Hope would not be adequate for the projected school and church of the future. A parcel of land adjoining the old Valley View Hospital was donated to the church by the Norris estate in January 1950. This tract of land upon further consideration would not accommodate the future building needs. Mrs. P.A. Norris graciously traded the property for the present site. With the untimely death of Father Maurice, Father John Bloms, O.S. B. became pastor in 1952.

Father John Bloms, O.S. B. became pastor in 1952.

Ground breaking ceremonies for the new parish plant took place on May 4, 1953. The first Mass in the new parish hall was Midnight Mass, 1953. The parish plant would continue to develop as the school and rectory were built and dedicated on March 14, 1954.

On May 31, 1954 Fr Edward Bock was assigned Pastor of St. Josephs and Fr. John Bloms was transferred to California to build a church. Fr. Blaise Schumacher O.S.B. was Pastor in Ada from 1956-59. Fr. Dennis Statham O.S.B. was Pastor from 1959-61. Fr. John Bloms returned to St. Josephs to build the new church building.

On April 15, 1962, ground was broken for the new church. The first Mass in the new church was celebrated at Midnight Mass in 1962. The church was consecrated May 7, 1963, by Bishop Victor Reed, D.D., Bishop of the Oklahoma Diocese. See the book “The Road to Renewal” by Jeremy Bonner for his discourse about Fr. John Bloms miss-understanding with the Bishop. pg. 202-203 and 299. In 1987, the parish celebrated the 25th anniversary of the present church building at 1300 East Beverly.

The current pastor is Rev. Ray K. Ackerman, a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, who was appointed in June of 1999. Fr. Ackerman has served the Archdiocese since 1991 as an Associated Pastor at St. Philip Neri Church in Midwest City, and as President of Mount St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City.

As the parish moves into the new millenium with all the challenges that it will bring, the people of St. Joseph continue to strive to be a “pilgrim people” who look to Jesus as their God and Savior, a people who treasure the Bible as the word of God and are guided on their journey of faith by the teachings and Traditions of the Church.

Abuse of Minors Pastoral Response Hotline

For the safety of children and healing of victims, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City provides an Abuse of Minors Pastoral Response Hotline.

Calls to this number will be answered by the Archdiocesan Assistance Coordinator who will offer to meet the caller in person, if the caller so desires.

The number is 405-720-9878. Calls are kept confidential with the following exceptions:

Any allegation of sexual abuse concerning those who are currently minors must be reported to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as required by Oklahoma State Law and Archdiocesan policy.

Any allegation of sexual misconduct must be shared with the proper Archdiocesan authorities.

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