Please vote for Mary and Andy!

Andy and Mary Bidasio have been nominated for Catholic Extension’s 2015 Lumen Christi Award!

Bidasios-LumenChristiMarried for 72 years, Andy and Mary Bidasio, both in their 90s, have spent most of their lives volunteering in the Diocese of Tulsa, Okla. In 1983, through Catholic Charities, they helped convert two dilapidated buildings into St. Elizabeth Lodge and the Madonna House, respectively serving families in transition and women in crisis pregnancies. Then the couple was instrumental in the creation of Holy Child Assistance Shop, where donated mother and baby items are available to those in need. Though they both have encountered health challenges, Andy and Mary have each logged more than 8,000 volunteer hours with Catholic Charities. They are thankful for the opportunity to continue volunteering and feel that the Lord still has plenty of work for them to do.”

Now in its 38th year, the Lumen Christi award is presented to a woman religious, priest, lay person or group whose service spreads the light of Christ and transforms lives in their community and beyond. Both the nominating diocese AND recipient of the Lumen Christi Award will receive a $25,000 grant, for a total of $50,000 to fund their ministries.

Please vote and share with your friends.

*Voting is not the only method of becoming a finalist, but it does help.*

Click here to vote now!

After the voting is over, finalists will be announced in the first week in May, and the overall Lumen Christi honoree will be announced in the beginning of August after extensive rounds of interviews.

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Job Postings

Applicants for certain positions will be required to undergo drug and alcohol screening as well as criminal background checks.

Ministerial Positions: Catholic Charities serves those in need in the name of the Catholic Church. In positions listed as ministerial, the employee speaks for the Church when delivering services. In compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Catholic Charities strongly prefers individuals living their Catholic faith. This criteria will be a component in the selection process for ministerial positions.

Non-Ministerial Positions: In compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Catholic Charities does not use religious affiliation as a component in the selection process of non-ministerial positions.

Outreach Case Manager & Disaster Coordinator

This full-time position is responsible for various aspects of Catholic Charities’ Eastern Oklahoma Outreach, long-term case management, coordinating volunteers, and providing direct assistance to clients with the goal of leading clients to a healthy, integrated life in the community. In addition, this position is responsible for initiating the Disaster preparedness and response program by participating in the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster initiative, community meetings and creating parish support and involvement to assist those affected by disaster with comfort, guidance, hope and love. Click here to view a full job description.

Post-Abortion Ministry Training

Have you ever considered helping those suffering from abortion? Training is available.

Find Your Joy by Serving Those in Need – Annual Appeal 2015

Because of the generosity of people like you, Catholic Charities serves more than 60,000 people in Eastern Oklahoma each year. Our 13 programs serve those in need regardless of their religion, race or creed.

The majority of funding for operations is provided by individuals, parishes and charitable organizations. No funds are received from the Diocesan Development Fund and Catholic Charities is not a United Way Agency.


Donate to the Annual Appeal and help support those served by Catholic Charities

Volunteer at Catholic Charities – you can work on a variety of projects…by yourself, with your family or with a school or parish group

Get involved in a seasonal collection – from canned goods to diapers, Catholic Charities is always in need of donations of goods…the perfect way for students and parish groups to get involved

Pray for the needs of those who suffer – this is something easy that anyone can do!

Will you support Catholic Charities’ Annual Appeal with a gift or pledge?

If you will be a repeat donor or you are a volunteer, thank you! Giving to those in need is a simple way to bring JOY into your life and the lives of others. Prayerfully consider how you can find your joy by serving those in need. Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of Eastern Oklahomans.

Click here to see how you can make a donation.

Thank you and God Bless You!

Rev. Dcn. Kevin M. Sartorius
Executive Director