Father Jack was born on October 26, 1941 and born again in baptism on November 16, 1941. He grew up in Boston as the oldest of seven brothers. He drove a friend to Del City in 1966 and shortly thereafter became an Oklahoma seminarian. He was ordained to serve the people of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City on August 23, 1973. He has served as associate pastor at St. Philip Neri in Midwest City, St. Charles Borromeo in Oklahoma City and St. Mary’s in Ponca City. He was also pastor of Sacred Heart in Mangum and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hollis before returning to St. Philip Neri as pastor. He became the fifth pastor of St. Andrew’s on June 17, 1997.
Deacon Angus Watford
Deacon Angus grew up as a Methodist right here in Moore, Oklahoma. He married Betty Jo in 1963 and has a son, Shannon, a daughter Cindy, 6 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He worked in the welding business until retiring a few years ago. He became a Catholic in 1972 and was so grateful for his Catholic faith that he entered the deacon program and was ordained in 1985. Deacon Angus and Betty Jo live in Tuttle along with their children and their families.
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Deacon Clyde Grover
Deacon Clyde grew up in up-state New York and entered the United States Air Force after high school. After serving 20 years in the Air Force, he retired in Oklahoma, where he has worked at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School ever since. He is currently the Theology Department Coordinator and teaches Theology. He married his wife, Ann, who is from California, in Izmir, Turkey in 1981. They have 5 children, Chris, Danny, Jennifer, MaryAnn and Matthew. He loves to travel and he and his family have lived in Turkey, Germany, Louisiana, North Dakota and Oklahoma. He and his family have been members of St. Andrew's since 1993, where has has served as a deacon for 3 years.
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Our Deacons enjoy the following duties:
Pastoral Associate for Worship & Adult Formation
Margaret was born in Shattuck, Oklahoma and grew up in Bethany. She earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Oklahoma where she studied with the renowned organist Mildred Andrews Boggess. She continued her education in Pastoral Ministry and Education Administration at Kansas Newman University in Wichita, KS earning a Masters in Pastoral Ministry and Theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology on the campus of St Louis University. She and her husband, Victor, have 4 children: Veronica, Ondrej, Thomas and Christina. Margaret was on staff at St Andrew from 2001-2008 and returned in 2010.
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Jane is the daughter of John and Paddy Pitt. John was in the first Deacon class in Oklahoma and served the church at Saint Charles for over 30 years. Jane is a cradle Catholic, born and raised in Oklahoma City. She came to Moore in 1988 when she opened the Harry Bear's Restaurant as assistant manager. It is there she met "Mitch" her husband. They bought Harry Bear's in 1995 and ran it together until 2008. In 2008, Jane continued to run the restaurant and Mitch went on to open a nutrition shop, Boomer Sports Nutrition, 4th & Telephone. In September 2015, Jane landed a new job after 35 years in the restaurant industry. Jane is the Administrative Assistant to Father Jack, Coordinator of Volunteers and Parish Life Activities.
I am enjoying the job at St Andrew and I look forward to what God has planned for me here.
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Caryl Prati, RN
799-3334 (Parish office) 670-3431 (Home) or 623-0526 (Cell)
Caryl has been a Registered Nurse since 1964; obtained a BSN in 1984 and a Master of Science and Education in 1994. She grew up in California where she met her husband John. They have been married for 47 years and are blessed with three children and five grandchildren. They moved to OKC 17 years ago. The May 3, 1999 F5 tornado brought devastation to over 100 of our parish families. Caryl volunteered to be a liaison between Catholic Charities and St. Andrew. That grew into becoming a Parish Nurse in Nov. 1999. She coordinates our Parish Health Ministries and serves as Coordinator of Communion Ministry to the Infirm and Homebound.
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Tommie Tran was born and raised a cradle Catholic in San Antonio, TX. She has lived in Oklahoma for the past 16 years. Together she and her husband have 5 children. Three of their children, Thomas, Jr., Mercedes and Rose, are active in our Youth Program and enjoy serving the parish. Tommie and her family have been members of St. Andrew Parish since August of 2005. Tommie has volunteered as a Catechist since 2006/2007.
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A Catholic all her life, Dina and her family have been members of St. Andrew since 1981. Dina is the mother of two, and Grandmother of three. Dina was a member of the Pastoral Council from 2004 - 2010, and is, now, enjoying her role as the Youth Minister/Catechist for the middle school youth ministry program - The Edge - which includes prayer retreats, camps, community/parish service, and other community/social events for the 6th - 12th grades. Dina, also, enjoys serving as a Lector and Communion Minister. Email: [email protected] (all days) OR [email protected], M-F.
Contact Dina if:
* You wish training as a lector for the 9am Mass
* You would like information about our Edge program for middle school (6-8)
* You would enjoy helping with Edge or Life Teen youth
* You have a community service project you think the youth could help with
Religious Education Secretary
Ann is a cradle Catholic born and raised in California. After college she entered the Air Force and while serving in Turkey, she met and married her husband, Clyde. In 1993 they were assigned to Tinker AFB at which time they became members of St. Andrew's. Since being here Ann has earned a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministry from Newman University in Wichita. She and Clyde also coordinate our Preparing for Baptism program for parents and godparents. They are the proud parents of 5 children. Their first born, Chris, is a Major in the USAF (and one of our former Youth Ministers). Danny was ordained a priest on June 27, 2015 and is currently serving as a priest in the Oklahoma City Archdiocese. Jennifer is working in the internation relations school at the University of Oklahoma and involved with the Oklahoma City area young adult group. MaryAnn just graduated from Oklahoma City University and is headed to the University of Richmond for law school. Matthew is attending Oklahoma State University.
Contact Ann if:
- You are interested in working with the youth of our parish and need safe environment
- You are new and need to register or you need to update your information
- You are interested in helping in the nursery.
- You want information on registering your children or teens for religious education.
- You need information about sacramental records.
- You have updates to the website.
Ministry to Seniors
Peggy is a Chicago native who has enjoyed living in Oklahoma for 13 years. She has a Master in Education and taught for 20 years. Her husband Bernie, and she have been married for 44 years. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandsons. Peggy enjoys planning activities for our Prime Timers (50+) such as lunches, games, local tours, and trips. The most satisfying is having the seniors arrange little gifts, visiting, and presenting them to our Homebound and Care Center Parishioners five times each year..
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Welcome Committee Chair
Parish Secretary & Receptionist
Janet is a cradle Catholic and was born in Oklahoma City. She and her husband, Johnny, have one son, Stephen, and have been members of St. Andrew Parish since 1988. Upon graduation from Mt. St. Mary's High School, Janet entered the workforce. She worked for Visiting Nurse Association in various positions including secretary, medical records and Medicare billing. After the birth of their son, she became a medical transcriptionist at home, first with her own company and then with Emergency Physicians Dictation Service. More recently, Janet has become an Independent Sales Representative for Avon Products, which she still does today. She came to work at St. Andrew's in 2013.
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Anne is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's. After marrying, she lived in Florida, Colorado, and California. Upon returning home began a twenty-eight year career at the former Bunte Candies Company moving from Purchasing to Traffic, then Finance for the last 14 years before the company closed. She has been a member of St Andrew’s since 2001; and has been bookkeeper since 2005. She has one son, Jason. Her husband is deceased.
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- You want to set up automatic withdrawals
- You want a contribution statement
Bob was raised in Michigan (Go Blue!), the second oldest of 7 boys, Upon graduating from high school in 1976, he joined the Navy and spent the next 20 years stationed on the west coast from San Diego to Bremerton, Washington. After retiring from the Navy in 1996, he moved to Oklahoma. In 1999, he returned to the practice of his Catholic faith and has been Blessed to be a member of our parish family ever since. He has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. It's been an honor to serve as maintenance coordinator since 1999. If you see something in the area of maintenance or custodial that needs tending to, just let Bob know.