Public Black Mass: Bishop Calls for Eucharistic Adoration and Processions

by Most Rev. Edward J. Slattery

A letter from Bishop Slattery
Countering with Prayer the proposed Black Mass in Oklahoma City

Bishop Edward J. Slattery

Bishop Edward J. Slattery


Courageous Priest Note:  Will You Charitably Call The Oklahma City’s Music Civic Center at (405) 297-2584 to voice your concern for the intolerance being shown to the Catholic Church. Well, while we are at it,  we just as well call the entire staff. Don’t you think that would be a good idea?  Here is their Facebook Page and Twitter Page.  You can leave comments.

Administration 405.297.2584
Jim Brown – General Manager
Kelly Haikin Hadsall – Management Specialist
Anbria Glenn – Office Assistant
Kaye Melvin – Accountant
Keri Daniels – Accounts Recievable
Jennifer Lindsey-McClintock – Public Information Manager 405.297.3882

Building & Stage Operations
John Siska – Operations Supervisor 405.297.1012
Brent Winters – Technical Director, Civic Center Music Hall 405.297.2758
Donna Monarch – Technical Director, Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre 405.733.7925
Brigitte Bode – Stage Administration, Civic Center Music Hall
Chris Persechino – Administrative Tech

Tech riders may be found – here

Civic Center Foundation & Suite Leases
Heidi Wallace Leftwich – Suite Coordinator 405.297.3141
Kelsie R. Morris – Foundation Administration 405.297.1575

Event Activities & Facility Rentals
VACANT – Sales and Booking Manager
Civic Center Music Hall, Jamie Sims – Event Coordinator 405.297.1020
Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre, Steve Sharpe – Event Coordinator 405.733.7963


My Dear People:

As has been widely reported, a Satanic Black Mass has been scheduled for September 21 in Oklahoma City’s Civic Center.     As a part of Satanic worship, a Black Mass attempts to invert the action and meaning of the Eucharist in order to mock Christ’s sacrifice and worship Satan through an orgiastic ritual of pain and perversion. It blasphemes everything which we hold as sacred and redemptive; and the spiritual dangers it poses ought not be dismissed. Since the Civic Center has not responded positively to the pleas of the Archbishop of Oklahoma City not to host this event in a tax-payer supported public venue, I am asking the faithful Catholics in the Diocese of Tulsa to fight this blasphemy through prayer and fasting:

1. Please keep the nine days prior to the Feast of the Assumption as an extraordinary period of prayer and penance. I am asking every Catholic to abstain from all meat and meat products from August 6 through the 14th. I am also asking that you consecrate your hunger with a daily recitation of a decade of the rosary and the familiar Prayer to Saint Michael. Printed copies of these prayers are available in the bulletin and at the entrances of the church. Be strong and encourage your friends to also be strong.

2. On Assumption Day, August 15th, we will ask Our Lady on her Feast, to intercede for us and protect us. On that day I in the Cathedral, and every priest in his own parish, will pray a special prayer written by Pope Leo XIII for the defense of the Church against the attack of the Enemy and his apostate angels.

3. Should these prayers and this period of fasting not effect the cancellation of this event, then I will ask every priest in the Diocese to conduct a Eucharistic Holy Hour on September 21 at the same time (7:00 p.m.) as this profanity is being celebrated in Oklahoma City. Wherever possible, I ask that Eucharistic Processions – especially outdoor processions – be arranged as part of these holy hours. Let us give a public witness to our faith in the Eucharist which is being so profoundly mocked and ridiculed by this event.
From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Lord!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Rev. Edward J. Slattery
Bishop of Tulsa



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8 comments to Public Black Mass: Bishop Calls for Eucharistic Adoration and Processions

  • Rosalie Pachucki

    All that is necessary for this evil to succeed is for good Catholics to do nothing. We are overdue. If we don’t stand for Christ now we never will. What does it take for us to wake up and smell the evil that surrounds us? I will share this email with everyone I know and I hope they will do the same. I will get with my sisters at my church and encourage them to support the fast and prayer requests and anything else we need to do to defeat this evil. May Saint Michael protect us all!
    The peace of Christ be with us.

  • Agnello Fernandes

    I am from India in Mumbai, a devout Catholic and very concerned with this event taking place in Oklahoma.I have approached my Parish Priest to organize a Holy Hour the same time the Black Mass is to take place.
    I just want to know if there has been any change of heart by the organizers of this evil event. Would appreciate your response. Thank you and May The Blood of Jesus cover the city and protect it from all harm.
    God Bless,

  • Melissa

    I have started to fast and pray

  • Rosina Farawell

    Ms. Suzin is correct- the header for this web page is very misleading– At first glance I thought the Bishop was offering a Black Mass, which really alarmed me until I read the entire letter. I know better; however, there are many who may not and tho should be corrected as soon as possible. I also agree that something more active should be done. As powerful as prayer and fasting is, the current society is drunk on optics and it would be appropriate to defend our faith by non-violent protest in front of the Civic Center. This is Satan in his glory. God help us all!

  • Kathleen Fehder

    I will do everything possible to promote the action of prayer and sacrifice in Louisville in solidarity with Bishop Slattery.

  • Jon C.

    The good Bishop has managed to give these folks a good deal of free publicity. They will probably end up with a good number attendees that they would not have otherwise gotten. Ignore people like this.

  • I have already started my novena as a Catholic from Ireland & living in the Canary Islands. As Mary our Mother says
    ” PRAYER ” is the only good weapon with outstanding results.
    God Bless Everyone with the Peace & Love Jesus Our Redeemer.
    Thank you Jesus

  • Kathleen Virnig

    I will post this beautiful letter of Bishop Slattery in our Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel tomorrow. I will personally join in the meatless fast and will encourage others to do some type of fasting to join in your prayers to defeat this heinous insult to Our Lord Jesus Christ present Body, Soul, Blood and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist.
    May St. Michael and all the 9 Choirs of Angels join us in this battle with satan.
    God bless you Bishop Slattery and all the priests and laity of your diocese.
    May Our Lady crush the head of the serpent through our loving actions and sacrifices.
    Alleluia, Viva Christo Rey!

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