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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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Currently reading.... Bought a copy for my parish pastoral council too. Thanks @BishopBarron for a wonderful book… https://t.co/tPwWgQ4lXqIf you are not big on Confession lines may I suggest the 3:00-4:30 Confessions at my parish on Homecoming weekend i… https://t.co/kWv46N8QGG
10/19
2019
Are you afraid to bother God? The great St. John Vianney once said, "Our dear God, loves to be bothered." So often… https://t.co/6PuZ9fspFa
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienLast morning of the retreat here at Subiaco Abbey. It’s been a wonderful week of rest, reading, and prayer. The fra… https://t.co/EBPp4VqPtj
10/18
2019
On retreat this week with many brother priests of the Diocese of Tulsa. I’m grateful for your prayers. @pursuedbytruth In the @DioceseofTulsa, our funeral plans are due within two months of ordination. I have great pea… https://t.co/1rUQhxFgTH @jzipple It’s a plague in many dioceses. Priests who could live together choosing not to. Leads to isolation and lack of accountability.Interested in priestly living? A good discussion on the importance of priests having fraternity for their well bein… https://t.co/Gp7LZInvGx📹VIDEO: #PopeFrancis pronounces the canonization formula in Latin at the canonization Mass of 5 new saints: St. Jo… https://t.co/PNbOydCmLg
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienI love being Catholic. Five new saints. 3 nuns, a lay woman, and a priest. From Brazil, India, England, Italy, and… https://t.co/DAbTz5I323
10/14
2019
A boy at the parish drew a picture of me. #uncanny https://t.co/cI2aVbKlXg
10/13
2019
If someone tells you they just got engaged, be happy for them, encourage them, and pray for them. Do not invite yourself to their wedding.An awesome night in Orlando, OK at Pfeiffer Farms for their goat sale. 1500 goats on the farm. 50 sold tonight to b… https://t.co/NViRtpqt6x
10/12
2019
My parish doesn’t have enough opportunities to pray the rosary.Things you see in the sacristy https://t.co/PPCWHd0qBN
10/10
2019
My parents are going through old scrapbooks and came upon this nugget of a teacher report from when I was 7. https://t.co/a2zS1cuhpeHomily: The disciple says to Jesus, "Lord, teach us to pray..." (Luke 11: 1-4). It takes humility to pray. We must… https://t.co/KG7kgvcPdHGratitude is the fundamental response to God’s love and is the foundation to all worship. When we come to celebrate… https://t.co/mh1gtDazZ1
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienWhen a world or Church event leads us to worry or anger, how we respond reveals our interior life. Do we fill the o… https://t.co/Sd7dvUtYtZ
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10/9
2019
Homily: The courage of Jonah (Jonah 3: 1-10) to walk through Nineveh preaching repentance should inspire us. We sho… https://t.co/Rpp3VQ1yIMWhen your mom sends you notes https://t.co/Iz1IJnxDSqI see it happening more and more. I’m not a fan. https://t.co/IZSeBJrxo7
10/8
2019
@MikeOLoughlin @americamag @pursuedbytruthMy awesome cousin Maureen Ferguson of the @CatholicAssoc coming to the defense of Catholic schools. https://t.co/8kVh5hPAF1Here in Stillwater, we’ve partnered with @CCEasternOK and are putting significant time and money into helping those… https://t.co/3zepYcfXppA Saturday 3pm Homecoming Football Kickoff only means one thing for the people of Stillwater: Really short Saturda… https://t.co/307M1AARlZIn the last month, I’ve baptized two babies on their parents first wedding anniversary. What a way to celebrate one year of holy matrimony.More animals blessings this evening including this very large horse, a donkey, three dogs, and 11 chickens.… https://t.co/4Rc9GzfGYb
10/7
2019
Also a fan of baptisms after Mass! https://t.co/03NydycK6S https://t.co/ouDrGWPmPnBetween @SFX_Stillwater and @CatholicPokes there was 5+ hours of Confessions in Stillwater this weekend. #NoExcusesI’m officially a big fan of baptisms during Mass. Congratulations to the Lynch Family. https://t.co/knu3aLQaEJWhen members of families come one after another after another for Confession and you know that a whole family is le… https://t.co/ZE9tm4D7Ok
10/6
2019
A little tour of the renovated basement at the old St. Francis Xavier in #Stillwater. We’re taking the old church a… https://t.co/5f8BsP3hdG
10/5
2019
“The younger the kids playing, the worse behaved the adults watching.” An excellent article from the @tulsaworld’s… https://t.co/ZpfP2smmiAAnother big day for the Catholic Church in Payne County, OK. Stillwater Catholic Charities Open House today. Our ol… https://t.co/AgJBZ8kpeHHomily: St. Francis of Assisi listened to the Lord and did His will. "Whoever listens to you listens to me" (Luke 1… https://t.co/FFThvI6Agk @frjohnhollowell @PetriOP @inthelineofmel @LT_TheBiblegeek @TheHappyPriest @dparrishcsc @FrHamilton @FrHigdonhttps://t.co/m5UFtvReQjPriests of Twitter- best place to get chasubles and dalmatics. This is what my parish looks like. @frjohnhollowellhttps://t.co/mlqOogTDAU
10/4
2019
Glad to see this happening. https://t.co/KWXJcK5x9QHomily: When laboring for the Lord, we need not look far to find work. It's in your family, school, parish, and you… https://t.co/0Wu8AAmPmqThere is no limit to the lunacy of men when they think themselves superior both to laughter and humility.
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10/3
2019
Wow I've never seen this before at a sentencing hearing: Botham Jean's brother asked the judge if he can hug Ambe… https://t.co/av8MKWL6pt
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienBREAKING: In stunning moment, Botham Jean's brother embraces Amber Guyger after her sentencing for his brother's mu… https://t.co/sE4iPftexl
Retweeted by Father Brian O'Brien @PetriOP One time I went through with a group of teenagers. One of the teenagers had scissors in her purse. The met… https://t.co/enDFCfX9cuToday at 3pm, the Diocese of Tulsa released the names of clergy and religious who, since the founding of the dioces… https://t.co/GKo89BrUpcExcited for this. https://t.co/TIaEaiwNatGod did not create us to be cowards, yet so often, we are. We see a challenge and we stay away from it because we'r… https://t.co/VqPReHL4Ix
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10/2
2019
@TheBabylonBee @frbryanbrooksIntercessory prayer personified https://t.co/0r7YgWilLOReading this with my parish staff. Written in 1975. Still wonderful. https://t.co/oWeRP9jxyh
10/1
2019
I’ve probably yelled at this guy at a Rockets game and now he’s going to be a brother priest. https://t.co/GdKHHm9hy1Amazing thing #6,379 about being a priest: visiting the hospital just hours after a baby is born and offering Chris… https://t.co/2hbeu3eLPmHappening this Sunday. Super disappointed parishioners have not contacted me about blessing a whole herd. Dogs and… https://t.co/ugFiEKU4eNA new episode this week on the beauty of marriage in the Catholic Church. What’s the difference between a civil mar… https://t.co/uUtuJeg4ZUMy homily from the weekend. https://t.co/RgPHo3t7d4 @toddbgungoll They are but someone went through and copy and pasted 75+ emails and I’m assuming probably some other dioceses as well.Middle schooler: “Fr. O’Brien I need a new holy card!. My holy card got put in the washing machine.” Me: “What hol… https://t.co/A5avVOCDPp
9/30
2019
Someone got ahold of the email addresses of all the Tulsa priests and sent us an email trying to convince us Cathol… https://t.co/AVlVsWHenG @FrAndrewHart No doubt. Hard to find coverage there too. @FrAndrewHart It’s a joy and grind. I just got an associate pastor and it’s awesome. Sundays actually allow for Con… https://t.co/JGkpGtxIrt @FrAndrewHart Similar schedule here. I often think about our brothers who are doing five or more masses on a weeken… https://t.co/Jhh1P461AEHomily: Helping those in need with our $$$ is a good thing. The Gospel (Luke 16) challenges us to not hide behind i… https://t.co/YQxMEYDjoZMy parishioner @Gopokesvoice has been talking the Oklahoma State-Kansas State listeners through an hour long weathe… https://t.co/SypXTLwWX8Same. https://t.co/1Y3XRohgfF
9/29
2019
Best line from the ceremony: “There are a lot of Chinese people. But there are not enough Chinese people who follow… https://t.co/ANvq1DJ0aF
9/28
2019
90 years old. It’s never too late to become Catholic (or return to the Faith). https://t.co/EPgLPpmcIGHomily: Today at Mass we are receiving a 90 year old man into the Church. He will be confirmed + receive Holy Commu… https://t.co/Dkh1mYG4nUOne year ago today. We move into the rectory October 21st and Catholic Charities began operations in Stillwater l… https://t.co/MXya6RephsComing to Stillwater for OSU-Kansas State? Come by St. Francis Xavier for Mass, Confession, or just to pray. 711 N.… https://t.co/4wWrIr9ML3And one should not put their seat back unless no one is seating behind them. https://t.co/28hPlWSnrK
9/27
2019
I know we’re called to love, but I seriously dislike these people. https://t.co/g8ISY05BQlHomily: The patron saints of doctors + pharmacists, Sts. Cosmas and Damian are 2 examples of Psalm 149, "The Lord… https://t.co/PZ1eQkpj3f @Coach__Gleeson We must put this in the parish directory.
9/26
2019
Pastors of Payne podcast keeps growing. About 100 downloads a day. We’re grateful for all our listeners. https://t.co/O1tVWNEytJAre there any Lazarus’ in your life? People you’d rather cast aside or ignore? We invite you to come and hear God's… https://t.co/qhiKDiq8xm
Retweeted by Father Brian O'BrienHomily: Relying on Jesus alone, the Apostles went out "proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere." T… https://t.co/wOOhsjQrbSProdigal Son Kicked Back Out After Old Tweets Surface https://t.co/G8pWCXvnxo
Retweeted by Father Brian O'Brien @TPCarney Root for Phillies catcher JT Realmuto. Catholic from Oklahoma. A hard working man.The hosts are very gracious offering airport pickup no matter how early or late, a wide variety of cable and stream… https://t.co/Y7FNZje5j0Over on Facebook my brothers and sisters are currently making up the Airbnb review of our childhood home and it’s the greatest thing ever.
9/25
2019
@PewMissal @IgnatiusPress What church is that? Great stained glass windows.Homily: The building is on fire. You acknowledge the fact but don't do anything about it. You die. Jesus says, "My… https://t.co/uphfqiZKiHGreat to have The Sisters of Life at the parish this morning. I celebrated a special Mass for them before they head… https://t.co/F0137XMJ0U @BostonCathSupt Very true. @BostonCathSupt Give it a listen Mr. Carroll. All in good fun.
9/24
2019
Sisters in Stillwater! Sister Faustina and Sister Desirae are Sisters of Life from New York City. https://t.co/gPS0UJSf3oHomily: “Pray, hope, and don’t worry.” These words of St. Pio/Padre Pio point us to a great truth: While we have fr… https://t.co/kGHdKUU5B9Annoying things our people do: -leaving Mass early -talking in the church right after Mass -dramatic responses to… https://t.co/Tb9pxljAE3
9/23
2019
Sometimes all it takes is the mere mention of The Sacrament of Confession for somebody to be prompted to go. Saw it happen today.Building it with six rooms. Three priests already in Stillwater. Room for seminarians, visiting priests plus needed… https://t.co/Kr9uTwqLmpPriests! Settle a debate: At what point in the year should a candidate for being received into full communion (at E… https://t.co/Rly19PxGPJ @Whtmstr13 @jjhelsley I had a wedding. Just catching up on the game. Coach will be at Mass in the morning.
9/22
2019
Rob and Margie married today. Bonus: They made holy cards for everyone! https://t.co/zFv9TBjgERIt’s awesome to help engaged couples try to better understand each other. Recommended this to an extrovert to bette… https://t.co/WDBJ9HLGhj"In the logic of the pro-choice movement, the fetus is immaterial, so how could there be anything disturbing about… https://t.co/rfGvpUjofM
9/21
2019
For more about these wonderful saints: https://t.co/oQMLcbYETm https://t.co/qMnZJVx5qa https://t.co/rzh3yxWgSDHomily: St. Paul urges Timothy to, "pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, + gentleness" (6:12). Lo… https://t.co/ltTnZSiZ44
9/20
2019
A fitting response. These children deserve a proper burial. https://t.co/5YieJbHLbrAssociate Pastor teaching the parish staff to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Explaining the various ribbons and fli… https://t.co/59OJlgEbSXHomily: St. Paul urges Timothy to continually make progress in the spiritual life. This is the task of us all. Grow… https://t.co/A6a8i5rzyT
9/19
2019

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