Ten Commandment Project

The Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma, through the guidance of Archbishop Emeritus Eusebius Beltran, adopted a program in 2009 that would place monuments depicting the Ten Commandments at each Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese as a guide to all Catholic students in their faith formation.

The Ten Commandments were revealed by God to Moses for all of God's people. They are a summary of the law and they tell us how to respond in love to God and to our neighbor. All human beings are obliged to observe the Ten Commandments. Jesus refers to the Ten Commandments and assures their validity in the dialogue with the rich young man in Saint Matthew's Gospel. (Mt 19:16-21)

The Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma, Inc. has offered matching funds up to $2500 towards the purchase and installation of each monument at a school. The Foundation is seeking donations, grants and matching funds towards the $5000 total cost. The Foundation can order, have manufactured and install monuments at any of the School locations including shipping once the total cost of $5000 is raised. The Foundation will also match up to $2500 the cost of your own monument (subject to Foundation approval) or a monument ordered through Project Moses. Many Knights of Columbus Councils are sponsoring monuments at their parish schools.

The first monument was placed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Youth Camp in 2009. Since 2010, Ten Commandment Monuments have been placed at:

  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School
  • Mount St. Mary Catholic High School
  • Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
  • Christ the King Catholic School
  • St. Mary Catholic School Lawton
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Edmond
  • St. Philip Neri Catholic School Midwest City
  • St. Joseph Catholic School Enid
  • Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School Kingfisher
  • All Saints Catholic School
  • Holy Trinity Catholic School (Placed by the Knights of Columbus council)
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School Oklahoma City
  • St. James the Grater Catholic School
  • Sacred  Heart Catholic School El Reno
  • St. Mary Catholic School Guthrie

As of January 2017, we still have monuments to be placed at the following Schools:

  • Bishop John Carroll Catholic School
  • Rosary Catholic School
  • St. Eugene Catholic School
  • St. John Nepomuk Catholic School Yukon
  • St. Mary Catholic School Ponca City
  • Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy

The Living Through His Word Foundation has pledge to pay $1250 per monument for these last 6 locations, so the local match for this project has been reduced to $1250 per school.  Please help to make this program a reality at all 21 Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese. 

If you would like to be a part of this exciting program, please contact the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma offices at (405) 721-4115 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .