Upcoming Weekends

Men's Weekend
April 23-26, 2009
St. Anthony's, Okmulgee

Women's Weekend
April 16-19, 2009
St. Anthony's, Okmulgee


First Friday 7:00 pm
hosted by St. Mary's

Third Friday 7:00 pm
hosted by St. Benedict's

Fourth Sunday 3:00 pm
Bilingual,   hosted by
Sts. Peter and Paul (Tulsa)

Third Sunday 4:00 pm
 on odd numbered
months hosted by
Sts Peter & Paul (Cushing)

Leader's School

Second Thursday
7:00 pm
St. Benedict's

First Friday
All Night Adoration
Sts. Peter and Paul (Tulsa)
from 10:00 PM Friday
8:30 AM Mass Saturday


Ed Hobbs, 1958-2007

Our brother Ed Hobbs began living his Fifth Day on July 5, 2007. Please pray for his soul, his wife Gail, their four boys, family, friends, co-workers and all who grieve the loss of Ed. Ed was the lay director of our Cursillo Movement in Tulsa and was very active in the Knights of Columbus, being a past Grand Knight. He was also a Cub Scout leader, Boy Scout leader and involved in many other Church and community activities. He will be greatly missed!

Steve Krause's Eulogy for Ed

Tributes to Ed

Photos of Ed

Photos from Hobbs Fundraiser Dinner

If you have any tributes, memories or photos you would like to share send them to John Kennington and I will incorporate them into this page.

An account in the memory of Ed has been set up through the Bank of Oklahoma. Contributions may be made by going to any BOK branch or by mail to Bank of Oklahoma,
2433 E. 15 St., Tulsa OK 74104. Make checks payable to: "In Memory of Edwin Hobbs".


Hobbs, Edwin Arthur, 49, passed away Thursday, July 5 2007. He was born February 28,1958 in Miami, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Gail, his four sons, Jason and his wife Candin, of Cushing, Justin, of Tulsa, Jordan and Jacob, of the home; his parents, Art and Rita Hobbs, sisters Linda Olszowka and Barbara Hazelrig, numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by nephew, Timothy Hazelrig. Ed was assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 26. He was the Lay Director for Cursillo of the Diocese of Tulsa. Ed was a 4th Degree Knight and council member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6606. Ed was an active member of the Church of St. Benedict, Broken Arrow. He was employed by McLeod USA as Telecommunications Services Project Manager. Ed was an example of a Christian husband and father and a friend to many. He enjoyed family and scout camping trips as well as hunting and fishing.

Tributes to Ed

Please send any tributes or memories you would like to share to John Kennington


The first thing that comes to mind is willing. The guy was just so ready to do whatever anyone or any cause needed. I didn’t matter if it was a Cursillo weekend or a Scout trip. I was honored to know Ed through the Cursillo movement. The second thing that came to mind was that we as Cursillistas had taken him so much for granted. Ed was just always there, always present. He was a fixture in the movement. I know this will be a big hurdle for all of us to climb. God bless Ed Hobbs, his wife Gail and their boys. The Ed Hobbs I know lived his faith with conviction. His example was apostolic. The transition from this life is no less miraculous then the day Ed was born. It is hard to let go and understand when God calls. I pray for God’s Grace and Peace to embrace his family and friends. May they feel the warmth of His love and care at this time.

Steve Allen


It goes without saying that Ed Hobbs was devoted to his family and the love he had for them was apparent by his involvement with them. Ed was devoted to even a bigger family too; God's kingdom on Earth. The joy he felt in serving all of us in the church whether through the scouts, K of C or Cursillo was reflected in his warm friendly smile. Ed was so humble that if anyone had to guess who was the leader and who was the worker bee, it would not be obvious because Ed was both. He was always ready to roll up his sleeves no matter how demanding the task. If it needed to be done Ed was the first to jump in. He led by his Christian example which was contagious and inspiring to me. Ed lived his Christianity and it was a bright light for all to see. I will miss him greatly as a friend and pray that I can be more like Ed. I think I will remember him as Saint Ed!

De Colores! Vince Greuel


There are so many qualities that Ed demonstrated to each and everyone involved in Cursillo. Always there with a smile, handshake and ready to walk over hot coals to get the job done! His quiet, loving and hard working demeanor probably was a close to the kind of person Jesus Christ asked each of us to emulate. Always ready at a moments notice to give of himself for his Lord, Jesus Christ. A wonderful father, husband and Christian example! As I think of Ed, I truly believe that he got the fast track, straight to Jesus in Heaven, and what a welcome Jesus had for him……..a big hug, the eye contact and statement, “Ed, truly a job well done”. No doubt, he will continue to be there for all of us, asking Jesus to continue to bless the Cursillo Movement and given the job as our heavenly representative, helping us keep Cursillo alive and growing. Thank you Ed for the inspiration and faith you have led so many to embrace. May God hold you and bless Gail and your children.

Mark Meador


Two weeks ago, I was enjoying breakfast at Village Inn with Ed, like I had done every Monday for the past eight years. I meet with a group of men to pray, share our faith and offer encouragement. This particular Monday everyone in the group had to leave early. Ed and I continued to talk. Before we knew it, it was 8:30 and I said, “Ed we got to get to work!” Today, I cherish that extra time with Ed.

When I think of a Christian ideal, I think of Ed’s life. His top two priorities were God and family. Every week we met, Ed would pray that he would be responsive to God’s will for his life and he prayed that he would be a spiritual leader for his family. He loved Gail and he desired that his boys would learn how to live the life as Christian men, from his example.

Ed was generous in giving back to God, the time and talent God had given him. His was a life of service to the Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus, Cursillo, DTS, St Benedict’s, youth soccer, as well as family and friends.

There is a shoe company that tells us to be happy, we need to “Be like Mike.” How about, “Go ahead, be like Ed.”

De Colores, Glenn Carlson


Ed was truly an authentic Christian. His life and his family is a testament of his and Gail’s faith. Faith, Grace and Love were always apparent in all he did at St. Benedicts and Cursillo. We will miss his smiling face. We are all richer for knowing him and we will continue to pray for Ed, Gail and the Boys.

Tom and Char Hille


The last time I ran into Ed it was at the noon Mass at Holy Family Cathedral. Seems like every time I ran into Ed, it was at the noon Mass. I always knew when a Cursillo weekend was coming up...there was Ed Mass. During Lent I would run into him and Mass. There is a saying that "people make time for what is important in their lives". Ed made the time.

Madelyn Juen, #23


Photos of Ed

Steve Krause, Victor Lugo and Ed
(from John Kennington)

One of Ed's favorite places, in the kitchen at a Cursillo weekend!
(from John Kennington)

Grilling burgers at a Cursillo weekend.
(from John Kennington)

Ed, Jordan and Goose
(from Steve Krause)

Ed cooking after a hunt
(from Steve Krause)

Ed, Jordan & Chris
(from Steve Krause)

Ed and the boys
(from Steve Krause)

Ed at the National Cursillo Encounter in 2004
(from Julianne O'Brien)

Ed at the National Cursillo Encounter in 2004
(from Julianne O'Brien)