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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Location: S.E. 89 between Shields Boulevard and Interstate 35
City: Oklahoma City
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will participate in the groundbreaking of the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City Sunday, Nov. 3. The groundbreaking is free and open to the public. Kids’ activities, music and dance performances begin at 3 p.m. The groundbreaking and blessing are at the future site of the shrine at S.E. 89 between Shields Boulevard and Interstate 35 in Oklahoma City at the former Brookside golf course. The $40 million shrine is the signature element of the first-ever capital campaign for the archdiocese, “One Church, Many Disciples.” The site will include a 2,000-seat church, a chapel where Blessed Stanley Rother will be entombed, an education building, an event space and several areas designated for shrines and devotion. Along with the Spanish colonial-style church — which will be the largest Catholic Church in Oklahoma — an additional element will be a museum and pilgrim center, which will be an additional $5 million. The church will host many large diocesan events and will help accommodate the growing Hispanic population whose parishes are significantly overcrowded. To learn more about the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine and the groundbreaking, visit archokc.org/shrine.