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Priest of the @dioceseoftulsa and pastor of @sfx_stillwater. Houston native. Graduate of @bostoncollege, @aceatnd, and @saintmeinrad

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Is it Christmas yet? No. Today is the Second Sunday of Advent.
12/8
2019
Our bishop in the @DioceseofTulsa is frequently asked, “how many priests and seminarians do we need to operate effe… https://t.co/hTwHbOW1kN“God’s greatest pleasure is to pardon us. The good Lord is more eager to pardon a repentant sinner than a mother to… https://t.co/1ReA0cqVb4Just finish the audio of this book by @arthurbrooks. It puts to words what’s wrong with our current political cultu… https://t.co/VK09KKpep6Is it Christmas yet? No. But at least it’s the weekend right?Homily: The holidays are tough for those who are sick or who have lost a loved one. Jesus' heart was "moved with pi… https://t.co/FX59X8AmjuA bunch of our parish kids singing with the @okstate choir in the church. A blessed night. https://t.co/7CwVFDMH50A beautiful partnership between the parish and @okstate to bring beautiful sacred music to this beautiful church. V… https://t.co/4o9i5P3t7M
12/7
2019
There will never be a time when these aren’t funny. Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! https://t.co/2if8Xwg5QJHomily: We don't know much about Saint Nicholas (270-343). We do know that he is best known for his generosity to the poor. Are you?Is it Christmas yet? No. But December 6th is the Feast of St. Nicholas and he’s basically Santa.My awesome cousin Maureen Ferguson with a strong prolife take in the Catholic Herald. https://t.co/s0PlJD2PiG @rachelbulman If we remember at all, we will likely think him a better person for having the courage and humility t… https://t.co/UW26JutQ0s
12/6
2019
Back in the studio recording “Pastors of Payne” podcast https://t.co/BGZao6kU6XCome celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe in Stillwater! December 12th. Mass at 6pm. https://t.co/5rUkhJmasVHomily: In today’s short readings (Isaiah 26, Psalm 118, Matthew 7) we learn a lot about who God is: Protector, Wor… https://t.co/bfkuPT6zS8Is it Christmas yet? No.Ballers. Saint Meinrad Seminary Ravens. 2005 Mundelein Seminary Basketball Tournament Champions https://t.co/zwQN0d41WMWe taught our 1st Communion kids how to go to Confession for the first time: “Bless me Father for I have sinned, th… https://t.co/ySTRWHKyvn
12/5
2019
Mass at a local retirement community today. https://t.co/61qpyFNPAJSpeaking off the cuff, #Pope warns about the danger of going to psychics, tarot card readings. "Even today this hap… https://t.co/7dC6E8h1LK
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienIs it Christmas yet? No. But we are in the month when Christmas will be celebrated so we have that going for us.
12/4
2019
Vietnamese food! 🍲 🍲 🍲 https://t.co/eixbfKRlD6Is it Christmas yet? No. But it is the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier. He was a great missionary to the east bring… https://t.co/28VbhHjtRO @frjohnhollowell @emdeardo Two classes? More info please. Intriguing.Our podcast for the week. Talking the origins of Christmas (even though it’s not Christmas yet). https://t.co/qT9OMrf9ID
12/3
2019
Is it Christmas yet? No. It’s only December 2nd. Christmas is weeks away.
12/2
2019
@OutsideTheWalls After prayerful consideration, I will not be toning it downWow! A @CFBONFOX football announcer just shared that the mother of star @OhioState player, @Jkdobbins22, walked out… https://t.co/T5tkNbXt30
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienAdvent baptism today at the parish. A joyful couple from India with both sets of grandparents in town from India. O… https://t.co/QmsioIclHCIs it Christmas yet? No. Today is the 1st Sunday of Advent. @Gopokesvoice Listening on the road on my way back to Stillwater! Go Pokes!Rolling through some good audiobooks on my travels from Stillwater to Houston and back. @RichLowry @tombrokawhttps://t.co/Eykv2CHI1n
12/1
2019
@DeaconMJL It wouldn’t be bad if they were advertising for a concert on December 24.To be pro Advent is not to be anti-Christmas.Is it Christmas yet? No. But tomorrow is the First Sunday of Advent. @SrAndrewFSP I am! St. Martha’s in Kingwood. Moved to eastern Oklahoma after college and stayed put.From my home parish in Houston, the vocations from the parish over the years. Located right by the adoration chapel. https://t.co/LKuOyDtYMF
11/30
2019
'What Has God Ever Done For Me?' Asks Man Breathing Air https://t.co/SpMzokRhP2
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienMy great grandfather John F. McDonough was the Fire Chief of the City of Boston. Pictured with Cardinal Cushing of… https://t.co/3zdE6fNBXoThe worst moment for an atheist is when he is really thankful and has no one to thank.
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11/29
2019
"I will not eat french fries. I don't understand why you eat a sandwich and then follow it with a potato!" -My mom… https://t.co/3TIZIWhNPGI had steak on Thanksgiving. #notsorryMass this morning at Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus Friends of Jesus Catholic Church in Kingwood, TX. The parish of… https://t.co/jz5oUat6QAHomily: Before you ask God for anything (as good and worthy as it may be), thank God for what you have and for the… https://t.co/RVsyXhI75KLook for the t-shirt cannon this weekend in Stillwater. https://t.co/vTM0EPY9qn @SInow @si_ncaafb @thecheckdown @minihan8 @pniles86The place I live (Stillwater) v. The place of my birth (Syracuse). Go Pokes! https://t.co/OQPjwOGq48
11/28
2019
Proof that I am my parents' favorite child: My mom just bought me 10 pairs of black socks for Christmas.Bookstores smell good.The Season of Advent is here! This Sunday we begin this holy season where we prepare our hearts for the coming of C… https://t.co/WL7fDSOirr
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11/27
2019
I’m glad there’s now a term to describe those of us who want Christmas to wait until Christmas, “Advent Snob.” https://t.co/CS826krpyMBREAKING: President Trump signed a bipartisan bill making animal cruelty punishable with up to 7 yrs in prison. We… https://t.co/knXPUt5Kx9
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienNow do babies. https://t.co/ACZwq1JrYE
11/26
2019
Some food for thought from the back of an 18 wheeler I saw on my drive to Texas today. https://t.co/pVucFgmkuuWe did a podcast for those who, for whatever reason, have fallen away from their Catholic Faith and no longer parti… https://t.co/hI4ypFNuqk
11/25
2019
What a joy to see the people in prayer before Christ the King of the Universe! https://t.co/A4O27O3KZxOur pastor Fr. Brian O’Brien (@frobrien) was the guest on the radio show and podcast “Outside the Walls” (… https://t.co/tZR5VrN4vl
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11/24
2019
@lancemb1 @ewarren @RichLowry Thanks for the recommendations. I follow Arnade on Twitter and he has an interesting… https://t.co/Z1qd9AsKZbFinished the audio of “This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle for America’s Middle Class” by @ewarren. Makes good poin… https://t.co/BmnLY03V1N
11/23
2019
That’s about right... https://t.co/JwONWQbfk4Here’s where I’m going with my homily this weekend. Christ the King has commonalities with earthly kings but there… https://t.co/DpAABbM5K8Several Oklahoma State Football coaches won’t be traveling with the team to West Virginia but will instead take a l… https://t.co/dZj6jlMh8pYou will die someday.
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11/22
2019
@timothypomalley We’re going that direction here in Stillwater, OKProud to say that my parish uses Optima. https://t.co/X1vT1rflA7 @kweenkandice @Seth_Duckworth Father Kerry Wakulich traveled with OSU Wrestling to Italy. December 2017. Father Ker… https://t.co/E8H1ChCMO1
11/21
2019
For a future "Pastors of Payne" podcast episode, what are some of the most common misconceptions about Catholics?Homily: In an increasingly secular world, great courage will be required of those who follow Christ. Look to the ex… https://t.co/yCvH2ixeFP @OutsideTheWalls @FrHarrison @Joeinblack @KeytarCatholic @schrenk @FrParrish @frmikeschmitz @FatherSciarappahttps://t.co/akFAcfWKCh
11/20
2019
Father Robert Duck giving us a little preview of what’s to come this weekend as we celebrate Christ the King! https://t.co/lwHG69DfXoHomily: Why are we told that Zacchaeus is "short in stature" (Luke 19)? Because of his height he had to make an ext… https://t.co/xYybHKiONaAn early Christmas present for the Catholic Church in the US. https://t.co/RyBGvLnKHg
11/19
2019
@DWalt05 Sorry to hear this Donnie. I will pray for him at Mass this week in Stillwater.Another interesting (at least I think so!) episode talking about #mementomori and why we pray for the dead. https://t.co/CG82g2ejZACanon lawyer friends, settle a bet: -Does the pro populo Mass have to be celebrated by the pastor or can it be cele… https://t.co/colU9iCgtJI was today years old when I learned that Kanye West is married to Kim Kardashian.Baptisms during Mass are becoming my new favorite thing https://t.co/RTfxsREyCxDear Catholics. When doing your wills, please PLEASE put your funeral Mass in the will as necessary for the will’s… https://t.co/1wcm11yHsb
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11/18
2019
Anyone who really wanted to get rid of suffering would have to get rid of love before anything else. Because there… https://t.co/HuCGyCGtsn
Retweeted by Father Brian O'Brien @cedav42 I just expect better of OSU fans.
11/17
2019
A few weeks later this continues to be true. https://t.co/mKULtkmoA5Morning football is the best football. https://t.co/B10nRswn7c @minihan8 Every time I go there I find really cheap catechisms and Catholicism for dummies books and then give them awayHomily: As the psalmist exhorts us to “Remember the marvels God has done!” (Psalm 105), we are reminded of Mary’s s… https://t.co/Xn46n0mBvQMy parish https://t.co/2vDq191MW3
11/16
2019
Homily: St. Albert the Great is a wonderful model of the Catholic teaching that faith and reason go together. We sh… https://t.co/T0Tuu65W4CAfter a good homily https://t.co/CamD8lvC9nVery proud to partner with @CCEasternOK to help those in need in Payne County, OK. https://t.co/bD2BxQXkXj
11/15
2019
@PiusOP We moved into a new church 18 months ago and I always thought our tabernacle was bolted to the reredo and t… https://t.co/xGNn9VtTJA @obrienk2 Good point. @obrienk2 even at a private school?Have you not been to @FlyStillwaterOK? We dominate in all these categories. https://t.co/LAOBcyZ8BkHomily: The seven fold gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to every baptized person and they are strengthened in the… https://t.co/7X7jkOvkqaA wonderful gathering tonight of our priests and young adults. They met tonight at the new rectory for a Q&A with F… https://t.co/Bftf4JSgEm
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11/14
2019
@LockhartMadison Joy and cheer, yes. Christmas, starting December 24 in the evening.You will die someday.
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienThis would be hilarious except that people are people are celebrating Christmas too early. https://t.co/f3vLzLKF6sLife is not always positive and cheerful. God's judgement is real but let's never forget that Jesus died for us and… https://t.co/quk8ci8apL
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11/13
2019
My mom recently discovered emojis and now uses them on every email. She was very pleased to tell me that she recent… https://t.co/aWSV3p68sv
11/11
2019

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