After a recent Pew Research survey noted that many Catholics don't believe or don't know what the Church teaches about the Eucharist, Fr. O'Brien and Fr. Kerry break down the survey and give listeners the basics on what we know to be true about The Eucharist.

It's time for school! Stillwater is about to be jumpin' with students and St. John Catholic Student Center and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church are ready! Father Kerry gives students a run down of all that's going on at St. John's as the school year gets going. Pass it on to any OSU students you know!

 

The Pastors of Payne love to read and listen to books! Father Kerry and Father O'Brien open up about the books they've read this summer on subjects like introverts, technology, The Charleston Church Shooting, dark passages of Scripture and more.

July 28th is the Memorial of Blessed Stanley Rother. Father O'Brien and Father Kerry celebrate this feast by telling the story of this Oklahoma priest and martyr who was killed in 1981 for standing with his people in the face of opposition.  

 

It's not easy being a priest (no vocation is easy!) but Father Kerry and Father O'Brien try to live their priesthood with joy and zeal. In this episode of "Pastors of Payne", our priests share stories of their 21 combined years of priesthood in the Diocese of Tulsa.

 

Summer is a time of rest but that rest can quickly become laziness. We often get spiritually lazy even leading to acedia (or spiritual sloth). Father O'Brien and Father Kerry explain what acedia is, how to avoid it, and how to get out of it if you're in it. 

 

With three new priests in the Diocese of Tulsa (Fathers Shane Hewson, James Porter, and David Carvajal), the Pastors of Payne walk listeners through the Rite of Ordination and share the joy of these new priests for our diocese!
 

The 3rd Commandment instructs us to keep holy the Lord's Day and yet our culture has us believe that going to church on Sunday is optional. Our Stillwater pastors break open the Church's teaching on the Lord's Day and the importance of weekly Mass attendance. 

 

As we celebrate The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, Father Kerry and Father O'Brien walk you through the Church's beautiful Theology on the Sacrament of the Eucharist including history of the feast day and translations of some of our most famous Eucharistic hymns.
Father O'Brien and Father Kerry get specific on planning your funeral and getting your affairs in order. We're all going to die someday, why are we all waiting to plan? 

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