The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
September 27, 2016
Planning a Parish event? Visit our Event Calendar at www.catholiclubbock.org to help choose a date.
Events, including retreats and jamaicas, are listed. Call us at 806-792-3943 Ext. 218 or e-mail email@example.com with any parish event of interest to the diocese by noon on Tuesday.
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Hope & Healing Prayer –September 30 @ 7 p.m., Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th, Lubbock.
October 2 Marriage Jubilee @3 p.m., Christ the King,
October 2 – Life Chain @2-3:30 p.m., 67th and Indiana
RED MASS – October 4 @ 6 p.m., Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. Judge Kevin Patrick Yeary, a Texas Court of Appeals judge, will be the keynote speaker. Dress is business attire with red accents for both men and women. A reception will follow in Bishop Rodriguez Hall. All people of good will who have a concern for peace and justice are welcome. More information is available by calling 806-792-3943, ex. 206 or visit www.catholicfoundationlubbock.org.
THE BLESSINGS FOUND IN TRAGEDY, Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 p.m. - All women are invited to the Parlor of Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, for refreshments, fellowship and to hear the faith journey of Renée Underwood, a parishioner whose life was turned upside down with her husband's diagnosis with a neurological illness. Nursery available. Contact Betty Chavarria at 806-300-4799 if you have questions.
ROSARY IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE, October 15, 11 a.m., public square on Main Street in Petersburg. Join Father Jacob and Sacred Heart parishioners in prayer. For questions, please call Cindy Gutierrez, 806-667-0117.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM TRAINING- October 1, @ 9:00 a.m., Catholic Renewal Center, MJS Hall. For more information, or to register, please contact Alicia Alvarez – 792-3943 x222; email@example.com
MARRIED COUPLES - MARRIAGE JUBILEE MASS is slated for Sunday, October 2 @ 3 p.m., at Christ the King Cathedral. All married couples are invited to attend. Those celebrating 25, 50 years and beyond will be honored. A reception will follow. To be included, couples can send in their names, years married, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Marriage & Family Life office at 806-792-3943 ext. 230.
CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER – October 7-9, Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Marriage preparations for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church. Designed to give couples an opportunity to talke abouit the future. To register, contact Family Life Office, (806)792-3943 ext. 231 or visit www.catholiclubbock.org/family.html
25th & 50th JUBILEE WEDDING PHOTOS: Send a copy of your wedding picture, along with a recent photo, your names, wedding date and parish, and we will feature you in a special South Plains Catholic edition to commemorate your jubilee. Send names and pictures no later than September 30, to South Plains Catholic, Box 98700, Lubbock, Texas 79499-8700 or email@example.com If mailed, please send a stamped return envelope so that we can return your photos. NOTE: Marriage Jubilee Mass is October 2 @ 3 p.m.
“CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF MERCY” RETREAT – Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m. through Sunday, October 30, 2 p.m. Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Space is limited! If you are a soul who is looking for the meaning of life, the road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds, join us in this retreat and find joy, serenity, and peace. Registration & Details www.MercyRC.com/retreat or call/text Mark Meurer-806-789-8456
BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES -21st Annual Building Strong Families Parenting Conference on Thursday, October 27 (8:30-3:15) at First United Methodist Church. You can register for just $10.00 using this link: www.esc17.net
HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING – Community Health Center has certified counselors available to provide free application assistance. Call 806-765-2611 and ask to speak with a Certified Application Counselor for more information, or to schedule an appointment.
JOIN THE UPPER ROOM! Calling all grad students and young professionals! If you are looking for fellowship and a place to grow in your faith, join The Upper Room the first and third Monday of the month at 8:00 p.m. in the Pallotti building (located across the courtyard from Lubbock Saint Elizabeth’s main church entrance). Find us on face-book.com/groups/UpperroomLBK for event reminders, or contact Shelby Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACK & WHITE SEMINARIAN BENEFIT –Friday, November 4th – HELP NEEDED! So that all funds raised can go toward seminarian education, auction items as well as sponsors for banquet, facility rental, etc. are crucial. Visit www.catholiclubbock.org/blackandwhite to learn about ticket and table pricing, sponsorship levels and requested auction items. Donations of themed gift baskets, $25 gift cards to movie theaters, restaurants, fast food, Walmart and gas are especially welcome. For more information, please visit the web page or contact Sister Olivia Rico OSF at 806-792-3943, Ext. 227, email@example.com. PO Box 98700 Lubbock TX 79499-8700.
CALL TO CONVENTION - All Ladies Welcome, October 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Spirit Parish, 98th & Frankford, Lubbock. Sign-in- 8-9 a.m. Registration fee: $12 ($15 at the door). Lunch and snacks provided
**Please bring items for Country Store and item(s) worth $25 for silent auction** Register by October 4th to: Marybeth Abernathy, 20306 CR 2340, Lubbock, TX 79423. Contacts: Marybeth-806-786-4628 or Susan-806-239-0807
EN-COUN-TER CATHOLICISM: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. in Kasteel Hall, Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. A different topic and presenter each week:
September 28 –“Living as a Catholic in Islam's Stronghold” –presented by Deacon Steve Tjia - Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, with approximately 209 million (87.2%) identifying themselves as followers of Islam. Although it is one of six religions recognized by the government, Catholicism makes up just 2.9% of the population. Come en-coun-ter insights into a unique culture and the meaning of freedom of religion in a predominantly Muslim country from Deacon Steve Tjia, a native of Indonesia who regularly visits his homeland.
October 5– Saint Francis: an ‘Alter Christus’ --presented by Sister Mary Jane Alaniz OSF and Sister Celine Thames OSF - Almost everyone is familiar with St. Francis’ love for birds, animals and nature. During this presentation, you are invited to enter into the heart of Francis as he grew in intimacy with the Lord Jesus – through his solitary prayer and his reading of the gospels. We will look at the many amazing ways in which Francis, truly a man of the gospel, sought to live as Jesus lived. And we will en-coun-ter how Jesus crowned Francis’ efforts by “oneing” Francis with himself.
QUINCEAÑERA RETREAT - October 8, 8:30-1:00 (noon), Our Lady of Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. Quinceañera young lady must be accompanied by one or both parents. Fee: $40.00 for Quinceañera and her parents. Damas are welcome to attend. Contact: Sister Mary Jane Alaniz, osf, 806- 863-4904
800th ANNIVERSARY MASS For the Dominican Order, Wednesday, October 19, 5:30 p.m., Saint Elizabeth University Parish, 2316 Broadway, Lubbock. Father Bruno Cadore, O.P., the Master of the Dominican Order world-wide will be present. Reception following in Hanly Hall. Please RSVP for reception by Friday, October 14 to 806-762-5225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSARY IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE: Rosary Rally, October 15 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lubbock. 12 p.m. to midnight. For more information: Leslie Castanon -email@example.com Speakers, Music, and Food. We are doing four Rosaries throughout the day and the Divine Mercy at 3pm.
FATIMA ROSARY-- Saturday, October 15 at Noon, in the gazebo Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 705 S. Fourth Street, Slaton. For more information: (806) 828-5108.
WELCOME NEW BISHOP ADS: Prepare to welcome the third Bishop of Lubbock with us. Purchase your congratulatory advertisement space—EARLY—for a special magazine edition of the South Plains Catholic. This full-color, glossy magazine edition will be published as the edition for the month of the ordination/installation Mass. All parishes, church organization, other dioceses, religious leaders and civic officials, businesses and individuals of good will are invited to purchase a full-color ad in one of four sizes: Full page ($1200), Half page ($650), quarter page ($350), and Welcome blessing (2-3 lines of text) ($100). Reserve your space today: Contact Jim Christy, 806-239-0345 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Behnke, 806-792-3943 or email@example.com
PARENTING CLASSES –
September 27 – This Add Kid is Driving Me Nuts, Part II, Dr. Jim Gamble, Family Guidance Center, 5 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock. Call 806-747-5577 to register.
October 4 – Bullying Prevention, Marisha Tyler, LMFT. Family Guidance Center, 5 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock. Call 806-747-5577 to register.
ENROLL –for grades Pre-K-5th at Saint Joseph Catholic School (806- 828-6761) in Slaton, and at Christ the King Cathedral Schools (806-792-8283) for Pre-K through 12th grades. Call today to secure a place for your child(ren). Scholarships are available.
HOLY SPIRIT PARENTS DAY OUT & PRESCHOOL - The only Catholic Parents Day Out in Lubbock. Three different options: Monday thru Thursday from 8:30-2:45; Mondays and Wednesday 8:30-2:45; or Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-2:45. With extended stay option until 4:30. Please call the Holy Spirit PDO office at 698-1668 for more information or www.holyspiritcathparish.org
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time -October 1/2- From today’s second reading, we are made to realize, like Timothy, that Christ’s call is meant for us all. Good stewards realize they have everything necessary to live for Christ. “Stir up the fire that is already burning inside you.” Another way to express this thought in the vocabulary of stewardship is, “Use your gifts now! Serve the Lord now! Get involved now! God put the fire inside you but you have to stir up the flame! Let it burn!” Everyone can give witness to Christ’s presence in the world, and most of us can do more than one thing for the Lord. How exactly do you “stir into flame” God’s unique gifts you hold within you?
Vigésimo Séptimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario- En la segunda lectura de hoy, nosotros nos damos cuenta, al igual que Timoteo, de que el llamado de Cristo es propuesto para todos nosotros. Los buenos corresponsables son conscientes de que ellos tienen todo lo necesario para vivir por Cristo. “Aviva el fuego que recibiste del don de Dios y que arde ya dentro de ti.” Otra manera de expresar este pensamiento en el vocabulario de la corresponsabilidad es, “¡usa tus dones ahora! ¡Sirve al Señor ahora! ¡Involúcrate ahora! ¡Dios puso el fuego dentro de ti para que tú avives la flama! ¡Déjala que arda!” Todos podemos dar testimonio de la presencia de Cristo en el mundo, y la mayoría de nosotros puede hacer más de una cosa por el Señor. ¿Cómo “aviva la flama” de los dones únicos de Dios que lleva dentro de usted?
To access the entire month of readings, please see Stewardship Reflections
A.C.T.S. RETREAT UPDATE: Women’s Acts #32 November 3-6to ensure your slot Register online at www.actscommunityoflubbock.org or contact Maria Chavira at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-507-1454. The fee for Retreats is $180 per person, partial scholarships available.
RACHEL’S CORNER- "The retreat process helped me to lay all my brokenness at the feet of Christ. I was able to ask Christ and my children for forgiveness." - Testimony after a Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Forgiveness, healing and hope await you on a Rachel's Vineyard Retreat. Next retreat Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016. Confidential contact: Kathy.email@example.com and 806-577-5912.
RINCON DE RAQUEL El aborto promete aliviar las cargas, el dolor, la ansiedad de enfrentar a un niño antes que el hombre esté listo a ser Padre. El aborto sostiene esa promesa, pero solo para deja al hombre con un nuevo conjunto de cargas.
"El proceso del Retiro me ayudo a ponerle a Cristo a sus pies todas mis miserias. Y tuve oportunidad de pedirle perdón a Cristo y a mis Hijos." - Testimonio después del Retiro del Viñedo de Raquel
Perdón, sanación y esperanza te espera en el Retiro del Viñedo de Raquel, 30 Sept.- 2 Oct.Confidential contact: Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org and 806-577-5912.
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YOUNG ADULT/PROFESSIONALS FAITH GROUP – Mondays @ 8 p.m., Lubbock Saint Elizabeth Pallotti Building. To join the email list or for more information, contact Leia Arteaga, email@example.com, 806-543-6265 or Peggy McGrath, firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/UpperroomLBK
MASS ON THE TEXAS TECH CAMPUS - Mass on TTU campus in the Kent Hance chapel Wednesdays @12:10 p.m. lasting no more than 30 minutes.
FIRST FRIDAY MASS to end abortion and euthanasia, Saint John Neumann, 24th & Frankford, 5:30 p.m. Every First Friday of the year.
HOLY HOUR & BENEDICTION-Saint John Neumann, 22nd & Frankford, 7 p.m., every Thursday. Join us for an hour of Adoration and experience the SJN Schola Choir (Gregorian Chant).
HOLY HOUR for Vocations- Christ the King Cathedral has a Holy Hour for Vocations at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. All are welcome.
CATHOLIC MOMS OF LUBBOCK ACTIVITIES - For more information: 607-226-6398 or Vicki.email@example.com
FIRST SATURDAY DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET- 3 p.m. at Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, to venerate the image of the Divine Mercy and to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
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.
GRIEF SHARE program Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and runs for 13 weeks.
To register, please call Family Life office – 806-792-3943 ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANNING A JAMAICA OR FESTIVAL? First check the Diocese of Lubbock Calendar to help with setting a date for your event: http://catholiclubbock.org/calendar.htm
OUR LADY OF VICTORY RADIO: Visit 102.9 FM website at http://www.olvradio.com to hear live streaming of EWTN. For program schedule, please see http://www.ewtn.com/radio/schedule.asp.
TWITTER: Our bishop is now on Twitter. You can follow him @BpRodriguezCMF.
CONNECT WITH THE DIOCESE OF LUBBOCK: Follow: @CatholicLubbock on Twitter & Instagram
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EDITION DATE: October 9 DEADLINE: September 28
SAVE THE DATE:
October 1 – Raider Promise Fundraising Banquet @6:30 p.m.
Marriage Jubilee – Sunday, October 2 @3 p.m.
October 2 – Life Chain @2:30 p.m., 67th and Indiana
October 4 Red Mass with Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, 6 p.m.
October 14 – Oktoberfest, Slaton Saint Joseph, 5-11 p.m.;
October 16 – Slaton Saint Joseph Sausage & Fun Fest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
October 15, Rosary in the Public Square: Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lubbock
October 22, White Mass, 5:30 p.m.
October 29, Catechetical & Ministries Conference, Lubbock Civic Center
November 3 – NurtureLife Banquet @6:00 p.m., McKenzie-Merket Center, TTU
November 4- Seminarian Fundraising Dinner
November 11-12 – 24 Hours for the Lord, Saint Elizabeth
November 20—Year of Mercy Closing Ceremony, 11 a.m.
Footsteps in Faith – February 4 & 5, 2017
April 4, 2017 - Advocacy day at the Capitol
Family Summer Camp- June 19-22, 2017