History of Holy Trinity Church

Early Beginnings                                                                                                                                 Historical Church

The church was built in 1903.

The current church was built in 1903.

The parish was founded in 1893.

The parish was founded in 1893.


Holy Trinity Catholic Church stands as a landmark on the flat plains of Oklahoma, strong and sturdy, known for faith, devotion and hard work. A catholic community rooted in Christ who continue to live the traditions of faith handed on to them by their ancestors and continue their legacy now and set an example for its present generations which is the future promise of this community of love. A Catholic Community that prays together and stays together.  A community that takes pride in the life and martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother, the reputed and beloved son who not only offered his service to God but also offered his life in ministering to his people. Fr. Rother a native son, who will be beatified on September 23, 2017.

Our Pastor





Fr John Peter Swaminathan

Ordination Date:  April 20, 1993




Our Deacon

Deacon Max




Deacon Max Schwarz

Ordination Date:  November 3, 2000





Our Staff

fac_16    Mrs. Nancy Schudalla



Become a Registered Member at Holy Trinity Church

To register with the Parish, please do one of the following:

  • pick up a registration form in the back of church, fill it out, and turn it in to Father John Peter or Deacon Max
  • drop by the office to fill out a registration form
  • Click HERE to dowload a registration form.  Scan and email it to nschudalla@holytrinityok.org


Once registered, please keep the office informed of any change of address, contact information or change in family status such as births, young adults living independently, marriages, deaths, etc.


Why the Parishioners would like you to register

When you register to become a member of the Parish you state your intent to be part of our Faith community.  We are all unique members of the Body of Christ and bless each other in our unique way, being part of the community. We are a community who shares our strengths, supports each other in challenging times and pray together to be strengthened in our Faith.

Reasons you may want to register

Registration will provide you the opportunity to:

  • Get to know Fr. John Peter, Deacon Max and all the staff; allow them to know you
  • Allows the Parish to communicate with you through mailings.
  • Receive Sacraments in your faith community; keep you sacramental records current.
  • Pray the Mass, which is a communal experience, with your fellow Parishioners
  • Receive Pastoral Care, as needed and desired.
  • Identify and live out your vocation in a supportive environment.
  • Identify, use and develop your charisms in a nurturing environment.
  • Deepen your Life in Christ through community involvement, prayer, ongoing study and service
  • Donate regularly through the envelope or electronic online programs.

What is required of you?

Here are the minimum requirements that are expected of parish members (Catholics):

  1. Participate at Mass on Sundays, and also on the holy days of obligation.
  2. Go to Confession at least once a year.
  3. Receive Communion at least once a year during the Easter season.
  4. Join in the fast and abstinence during Lent.
  5. Provide for the support of the Church through monetary gifts and/or active service.

Cf. “Precepts of the Church,”  Catechism of the Catholic Church # 2242-43

Young Adult Registration

Note that once children turn 18 they are considered independent members and will need to register independently of their parents regardless of  their living arrangement–away at college, living in parental home, temporarily out of state, etc.

Many young adults are surprised to find that Parish registration is required for marriage to take place at the Parish. The same is true for their children to receive the sacraments.

We recommend that Seniors register with the parish upon graduation.