The bells of Holy Trinity Catholic Church chime to recognize the declaration by Pope Francis of the martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother. The children of Holy Trinity School begin coming out after prayers of thanksgiving.
December 2, 2016 Click HERE to see the Archdiocese update
Servant of God, Rev. Stanley Francis Rother
We feel very close ties with our very own Fr. Stanley Rother who as a child was a Parishioner here at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, received his sacraments here, studied at Holy Trinity Catholic School and came back home here as a young adult to be buried. We hold him close in our hearts and prayers.
Born: 27 March 1935
Baptized: 29 March 1935
Ordained: 25 May 1963
Died: 28 July 1981
Cause Opened: 5 October 2007
Archdiocesan Phase Closed: 20 July 2010
June 25, 2015 – A Special Theological Commission of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints voted to formally recognize Fr. Stanley Rother a martyr.
Please pray with us for the cause of Fr. Rother
Please visit the Rother Guild for more information
Let us pray for the Canonization
of Father Stanley Rother Oklahoma Martyr
You have blessed your Church
with the life of Stanley Rother,
priest, missionary, and martyr.
Through his prayer, his preaching,
his presence, and his pastoral love,
you revealed Your love and Your presence
with us as Shepherd.
If it be your will,
may he be proclaimed
by the universal church
as martyr and saint,
living now in your presence
and interceding for us all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayer for the Cause of Canonization of Servant of God Father Stanley Rother
O God, fount of all holiness,
make us each walk worthily in our vocation,
through the intercession of your Saints,
on whom you bestowed
a great variety of graces on earth.
Having graced Your Church
with the life and ministry of
Your missionary priest
by his intercession
grant that this humble flock may reach
where the brave Shepherd has gone.
Grant that Your Church may proclaim
him as Martyr and Saint
Serving in Your presence and interceding for us.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.