Our Lady of
Sunday Mass: 11
Rosary: 10:30 a.m.
Fr. Timothy Ruckel
Sister parish: St. Louis -
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
through its programs, organizations and events, has numerous daily
contacts with many children and young people. It is, therefore important
that all Archdiocesan Personnel, clergy, seminarians, religious, employees
and volunteers, protect the rights of children and be alert to the
possibility for child abuse.
Under Oklahoma State law, all
individuals MUST report an incident or suspicion of sexual abuse of a
minor (person under 18 years of age) to the civil authorities. The
Oklahoma Department of Human Services has established a statewide abuse
reporting hotline for reporting: 1-800-522-3511. This number is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you feel a child is in immediate danger
of harm call 911.
For the safety of children and the
healing of victims, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City provides an Abuse of
Minors Pastoral Response Hotline for reporting the abuse of a minor (in
the past or presently) by a member of the clergy or other church
personnel: 1-405-720-9878. The Archdiocesan Victims Assistance
Coordinator, a licensed professional counselor, will respond to calls to
the Archdiocesan Pastoral Response Hotline.
A report to the Archdiocese does not
relieve the individual of the duty to report child abuse to civil
authorities as required by Oklahoma State Law. In Oklahoma, failure to
report child abuse is a misdemeanor punishable in law.