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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.

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Birth Mothers Tell Adoption Stories

Birth mothers share adoption stories  at Church of the Madalene on April 13th at 6pm

Catholic Charities helps with March 2015 Tornado Relief 

Tornado damage

An aerial photo of storm damage to the River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, from the March tornados. Photo credit:

Catholic Charities of Tulsa set up at the Multi-Agency Resource Center organized by Red Cross and will work with the Knights of Columbus and other volunteers to assist in recovery for the victims of the March tornados in Oklahoma.

We need your help! A family with four kids are in need for a houseful of furniture. They lost all of their furniture in the recent tornado disaster and are sleeping on pallets. They especially need 1 adult bed, 1-2 kid beds, 1-2 toddler beds, and a crib. They will also need a sofa, table, and chairs.

If you have any of the above items that you wish to donate, please contact Erick Bell at 918-508-7186 or Thank you.

This is just the beginning. There will be many more needs to fill. 700 homes were damaged statewide and 100 destroyed. In Sand Springs 40 to 50 homes were destroyed or damaged. In Tulsa, 20 to 30 homes were damaged. We would like to work with as many clients as possible with serious issues to help get them back on their feet.

Need Help?

If you are seeking assistance to recover from the tornado and storm damage, Catholic Charities may be able to help with your family’s needs.  Visit our St. Padre Pio Emergency Assistance office at 2450 North Harvard Ave.


Tuesday – Friday 9am – 2pm
Tuesdays 4:30pm – 6:30pm
3rd Saturday 9am – 11am

We suggest you also contact the community information and help line by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone.  The staff has the latest information from numerous community organizations providing assistance and services to help you recover from the storm damage.

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.

Brrrrrr….it must be Coats for Kids time!

Donate your gently-used coats to those in need this winter.