A visit to the Vatican is a dream for many Roman Catholics.
One young Oklahoman and her family recently visited the Vatican and celebrated one of the church sacraments.
Isabel Celedon, daughter of Robert and Joanne Celedon of Lawton, celebrated her first Communion in May at the Chapel of Mary, Mother of the Family at the Vatican.
Little Isabel's aunt teaches at a school in Florence, Italy, and mentioned to Isabel's mother that her students were going to the Vatican to receive their first Communion. Through several conversations, Isabel's journey to Italy was arranged and the Celedons visited the Vatican to see the young girl take part in the religious rite.
She received a Bible and a rosary blessed by Pope Benedict XVI.
A reader familiar with the former Greystone Presbyterian Church recently emailed me in the hopes that I would clarify something.
In my June 23 story about the demolition of the Presbyterian church, I incorrectly said it was located in Nichols Hills.
The property line between the Greystone building at 8300 Greystone Ave. and Christ the King Catholic Church, 8005 Dorset Drive, was the dividing line between Oklahoma City and Nichols Hills.
Greystone was on the Oklahoma City side, while Christ the King is on the Nichols Hills side. I noted this information in my May 2010 story about Christ the King purchasing the Greystone property to make room for expansion of Christ the King School.
The property line had become something the neighboring congregations often talked about. The churches eventually built a “friendship bridge,” a small bridge that spanned the short space between their properties.
Incidentally, the congregation at Greystone changed its name to Connecting Point Church, which now holds services in the Deer Creek area of the metro.