Father Jewitt passed away on Ash Wednesday, February 6, 2008. He was my first Pastor when I moved to Tulsa (he was Pastor at St. Thomas More Parish). When I began my seminary studies he was my first summer assignment Pastor. We grew to become friends and he invited me to join him on other breaks from school. He was so kind to open his residence to me, and to share his wisdom.
Fr. Jewitt was a priest for almost 49 years. He held many positions in the leadership of the Diocese of Oklahoma and then the Diocese of Tulsa, including Diocesan Administrator for two terms when Tulsa was without a Bishop.
I was fortunate to spend some time with Fr. Jewitt over the last few weeks, as well as some time with him and his family on Tuesday afternoon and evening. He will be missed but his mark has been made on this world.
Reverend Bernard Jewitt
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may Your perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all of the faithful departed rest in peace.