How's your Advent? Fr. Kerry and Fr. O'Brien want you to have the greatest Advent of your life! They walk through great Advent hymns and talk you through some of the great themes of Advent. Enjoy!

Is Christmas a pagan holiday? This time of year, popular culture will make various claims regarding the origins of Christmas. Father O'Brien and Father Kerry get to the heart of it and set the record straight. 

Whether as a podcast or on the radio, "Pastors of Payne" will not disappoint. Spread the word! 

For a variety of reasons, some Catholics don't come to Mass on a regularly basis. Fr. O'Brien and Fr. Kerry try to address those reasons and invite non-practicing Catholics back to Mass! This episode is great to pass on to family and friends! 

It's become common to refer to a funeral as a "celebration of life." Catholic theology views the funeral differently. It is an opportunity to pray for the soul of the one who has died. In this week's episode, Fr. O'Brien and Fr. Kerry flush out the Catholic Church's theology of prayers for the dead. Enjoy! 

To celebrate Vocations Awareness Week, Father Kerry and Father O'Brien tell the stories of their influences and major events on how they became priests. Tune in for fast paced and interesting stories of our Stillwater pastors.

"Pastors of Payne" is available on the radio statewide on the Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting Network on Wednesdays at 3:30pm and on Pete 94.3 and AM 780 in Stillwater.

 

With the Solemnity of All Saints behind us, we're talking about some of our favorite lesser known saints. St. Francis Xavier Associate Pastor Fr. Robert Duck joined us as a special guest!

It's a question we get asked a lot: Did Jesus have brothers and sisters? Short answer: no but there's a lot to explain. Join us for a walk through Scripture, a short Greek lesson, and an explanation for the Catholic belief of Mary being "ever virgin."

Where does the Nicene Creed come from? The Council of Nicea! This week, our Stillwater based priests discuss the history and importance of Church councils. Over the centuries there have been a bunch. What are they and what are they important? Tune in and find out.

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,  
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

With the forthcoming opening (October 20, 2019) of the St. Joseph Priest Residence (aka the rectory), wherein all the priests of Stillwater where live, Father Kerry and Father O'Brien speak about this new building, its importance to the life of the parishes of Stillwater and to the priests themselves.  

Inspired by Luke 16 (The Rich Man and Lazarus), Father O'Brien and Father Kerry teach on how we can best serve those in need right in our midst. 

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