The Office of Communications for the Diocese of Lubbock assists the Bishop of Lubbock in his commitment to provide trustworthy information, well-founded inspiration, and a sense of Catholic identity to the parishioners of this local church. The communications office manages communications between the diocese and both the Catholic and secular communities on the Llano Estacado and Low Rolling Plains of West Texas. The office also provides various communications-related services for diocesan ministry departments. The diocesan communications board was formed in 1998 to advise the bishop and aid the communications office in providing these services. Ministries provided by the office of communications include:

 

The South Plains Catholic
A 20-page monthly tabloid delivered by direct mail to 12,000 diocesan households.

The Pastoral Update
 A weekly e-mail and direct mail newsletter to pastor, parish staff personnel, and others

Publications and Video Services
 The Diocese of Lubbock Pastoral Directory
 Various video projects (e.g. A Papal Greeting DVD, Jubilee Masses…)
 The annual Diocesan Catholic Appeal theme video
 The annual Diocesan Catholic Appeal theme brochures, poster, prayer cards, and flyers
 Various posters (e.g. Vocations, diocesan-wide liturgies…)
 Vocations prayer cards (e.g. the Capital Stewardship Campaign, vocations…)
 Congratulatory ads from the bishop and diocese to other bishops
 Various billboards (e.g. Catholic Schools Week, Footsteps in Faith…)
 Clergy ID Cards
 Various print projects (e.g. the Silver Jubilee History Book, the Bishop’s Guild booklet…)
 Various special projects (e.g. the “Catholic Roots” historical marker, the “La Mitra” display…

Website (catholiclubbock.org)
 Working with all departments to keep the site current and informative
 Providing official church site links (e.g. the Vatican, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops…)
• Posting diocesan publications (e.g. the South Plains Catholic, pastoral directory…)
• Receiving and answering or passing-along e-mail correspondence to the Diocese of Lubbock

Public relations
 Sending regular press releases to area newspaper and broadcast media outlets
 Organizing and facilitating press conferences

Editorial Services
 Providing proof-reading services as requested
 Providing translation services as requested
 Providing draft-writing services as requested

Radio and Television
 TBD

Committees & Pastoral Planning
 Secretarial services for the building committee
 Various special committees (e.g. Vatican Art Exhibit, Jubilee Committee of Twenty-Five…)
 Regular meetings (e.g. the presbyteral council, diocesan program directors and staff…)

Communications Staff

 

Lucas Flores
Dircetor of Communications

Pat Behnke
Secretary for Communications

Nicholas Flores
Communications