TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
RANDOM STEWARDSHIP IDEAS – On occasion, try turning your prayer before meals into a spontaneous prayer of thanks.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE- the Diocesan Facilities Maintenance Workshop originally set for September 11 has been rescheduled to December 3, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Please mark your calendars. There will be informative topics given by speakers in several fields. Please make plans now to attend, and to bring the person(s) in your parish that maintain your buildings. If you have any topics you specifically want addressed, please call the finance office. To RSVP: Jeannie Rodriguez @ 792-3943 ext. 216 or email@example.com
FILIPINO MASS: Filipino Catholic Community of the South Plains has a Filipino Mass the first Sunday of every month at 12:30 at St. Elizabeth's Chapel, 2305 Main, Lubbock. The next is scheduled for September 7 @12:30 p.m.
STEWARDSHIP WEBINAR – Tuesday, September 9 @1 p.m. - Parish Planning - Where are we now? Where do we want to be in the future, and how are we going to get there? Learn more about developing a parish strategic plan in a FREE webinar presented by Deacon Bill Koniers. The webinar will describe basic steps of developing a strategic plan, whether your parish is large or small. To register, please go to: http://bit.ly/ParishPlanningWebinar. Insert promotion code "September.&qu
Parishes & Around the Diocese
CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ ASSISTANCE FUND – Knights of Columbus has established a fund to assist those—particularly Christians as well as other religious minorities—facing violent persecution and possible extinction—in Iraq and surrounding regions. They have pledged $500,000 and will match additional $500,000 in donations from the public. Those seeking to assist with the relief efforts can donate to K of C Christian Refugee Relief by visiting www.KofC.org/Iraq or sending checks or money orders to K of C Christian Refugee Relief, Knights of Columbus, Box 1966, New Haven, CT 06509-1966
VENDORS NEEDED: Saint John Neumann Church will hold its Cowboy Christmas Bazaar on December 6, 10 a.m.--6 p.m. Market your products before Christmas!. Booth and table rentals are available. Deadline for rental is October 1. If interested, call Kelly, 806-799-2649.
AFRICAN MASS –August 31 @ 12 noon at Saint Elizabeth Chapel, 2305 Main, Lubbock. All are welcome.
SPIRITUALITY PROGRAM – The Saint Francis Mission Sisters will offer a three-year “Journey of Formation” course beginning Saturday, September 6, 2014 and concluding May, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Five classes each fall and spring semester. Dates for Fall, 2014: September 6 & 27, October 11, November 1 and December 6, 2014. Basic spirituality themes, with an ongoing focus on our goal of union with God. Semester fee is $125 (scholarships available). All sessions will meet at Our Lady of Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. To register, contact: Sister Mary Celine (806)863-4904, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stfrancismissionsisters.com. Note: This spirituality course is Catholic in content. However, the overall content is broadly applicable to all Christians seriously walking the spiritual journey.
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM (SEP) TRAINING– Contact: Alicia Alvarez-792-3943 ext. 222 or email@example.com to participate in one of these trainings.
ARISE: SEASON THREE – Get the word out, organize, invite and prepare. Timeline is as follows:
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING – September 6, 10 a.m.-Noon. Christ the King, Kasteel Hall.Given by Soyla Castillo, Our Lady of Grace, the topic will be “Supporting a Coordinator of Youth Ministry.”
Office of Marriage and Family Life
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER (WWME) – September 19-21, Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. This is the ONLY WWME for the Diocese of Lubbock this year. Help support marriage enrichment programs in our diocese and improve your marriage relationship. Cost is $100/couple (includes room and board for two).
CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER (CEE) – October 10-12 Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Cost is $175/couple. CEE provides quality marriage preparation for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church, but non-Catholics are also welcome to attend. For more information, contact Richard & Elaine Ybarra, 806-792-3943 ext 231, firstname.lastname@example.org, or see www.catholiclubbock.org/family Late registration fee of $60 will be charged for registration with two weeks before your weekend. Please make checks out to Lubbock CEE, mail to Family Life Office, Diocese of Lubbock, Box 98700, Lubbock, TX 79499-8700. Weekends are also scheduled for: Jan 23-25, April 24-26, June 5-7, Oct 9-11, 2015.
Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS: Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 30/31 - In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus brings up the topic of the cross to his followers. They would not realize the cross was part of God’s plan and was to be their legacy until after the Resurrection. Today’s followers of Christ recognize they are stewards of his entire legacy, including his cross; that through their mutual sacrifices God’s glory is revealed. They don’t live their life in Christ only when it is convenient for them. They make a decision to take up their cross and carry it, no matter what the cost. What crosses do we bear in order to reveal God’s glory?
DIABETES CLASSES: Community Health Center of Lubbock is offering free diabetes self-management and nutrition classes: September 3– October 22- Wednesday mornings: 10-11a.m. for Self-Management & 11am-12pm for Nutrition; Mae Simmons Community Center, 2302 Oak Ave, Lubbock.
GRANDPARENTS R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Children’s Kids) is a daytime support group that meets ever 4th Wednesday, 10 a.m.-Noon, Family Guidance & Outreach Center, #5 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock. It begins on August 28th. To sign up, call 747-5577, or stop by. Free of charge. No childcare available. Open to other parenting situations, aunts, uncles, godparents, friends of family, etc.
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
RACHEL’S VINEYARD-The process of healing from abortion isn’t about who you are and what you have done. It is about who God is and what He has done! Trust in His mercy and begin your journey of healing.
Recurring (Weekly) Activities
YOUNG ADULT FAITH GROUP : Catholic post-college young people including graduate students, medical and law students and young professionals in the Diocese of Lubbock. To join the email list or for more information, please contact Jaclyn Cañas-Carrell, email@example.com, 806-438-5145 or Leia Arteaga, firstname.lastname@example.org, 806-543-6265.
BIBLE STUDY: Brother John's Catholic Books & Gifts (13th & Slide Road) offers a bible study on Mondays @7 p.m. Bring a bible and a catechism.
COUNSELING: Affordable marriage and family counseling offered by the Marriage and Family Life Office, in collaboration with TTU Marriage & Family Clinic. To schedule an appointment call Dr. Nicole Springer at 806-742-3074. Counselors can meet at Saint John Neumann Church.
Office of Communications
TWITTER: Our bishop is now on Twitter. You can follow him @BpRodriguezCMF.
South Plains Catholic story ideas, stories, and photos (including names and explanations) can be sent to PO Box 98700, Lubbock, Texas 79499-8700, or emailed to email@example.com. The next deadlines are:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
August 26, 2014