COVID-19 Update
March 17, 2020

Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020

As we continue to experience the unprecedented effects of COVID-19 on our daily lives, it is imperative to implement the upmost caution to reduce the spread of this disease and to protect the most vulnerable in our community. Today, the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma announced the suspension of all scheduled public Masses and liturgies throughout the Diocese beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 until Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Additionally, all Parish of Christ the King events and meetings are being canceled until April 8. These events include:

  • That Man is You (March 19)
  • Lenten Soup Supper Series (March 20)
  • Women’s Praise Him (March 24)
  • That Man is You (March 26)
  • Lenten Soup Supper Series (March 27)
  • Liturgical Ministry Training (March 30)
  • That Man is You (April 2)
  • Lenten Soup Supper Series (April 3)
  • Fr. Elkin Spirituality Series (April 4)

Lenten Adoration and Confession will proceed as scheduled. However, adoration will take place in the church for social distancing to be implemented. It is still too early to know how this situation will impact Holy Week and Easter as the situation is changing by the day.

Memorandum from Bishop David A. Konderla

Yesterday, the Diocese of Tulsa Catholic School Office put out a memo with the statement below that will serve as the directive for both Marquette and the ECDC.

“All Diocesan Catholic elementary schools and preschools will remain on an extended spring break through Friday, April 3, 2020. There will be no classes held on any diocesan elementary school campus during this time. Students are anticipated to return to their respective schools Monday, April 6, 2020.”

As the information and recommendations from health experts continue to change by the day, I am committed to keeping our community updated as much as possible. Likewise, Principal Luetkemeyer is continuing to keep our teachers, students and parents informed. 

I ask that we all keep our parish, community, medical providers and those suffering from this pandemic in our prayers. As a parish, we will seek creative ways to keep our community connected during these challenging times. Together, we can make a difference and overcome the challenges presented.  

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Elkin J. González
Pastor