The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
March 21, 2017
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ADVOCACY DAY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 24is the deadline to register for Texas Catholic Advocacy Day in Austin (April 3-4)! Registration ($50 adults/$35 students) includes round trip bus travel, meals, snacks and hotel on Monday night – space is limited to the first 100 people to register. Mandatory orientation for all attending Advocacy Day (and parents of students traveling) is Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in the Martyr’s Hall of the Catholic Renewal Center, 4620 FourthStreet. Bus will depart Lubbock early Monday, April 3, from the Catholic Renewal Center and return late Tuesday, April 4. Mass with Bishop Robert M. Coerver at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Saint Elizabeth Parish. Attendees will participate in an opening Mass at Austin’s St. Mary Cathedral Monday evening. On Tuesday, wearing blue Advocacy day T-shirt, attendees will be part of the opening of the legislative day in each house, make legislator visits, attend a press conference on the steps of the Texas State Capitol, tour the capitol and enjoy lunch on the Capitol lawn. Students will participate in a mock hearing. Don’t miss this opportunity to be the Catholic voice in our government. For more information, please contact: Cynthia Quintanilla, TCC Advocacy Day Chair at (806) 765-8475 or Cynthia@cclubbock.org. See http://catholiclubbock.org/Advocacy
DON’T MISS OUT!!!! Tickets are still available for Brunch with the Bishop, Saturday April 1 @10 a.m., Christ the King Family Center, 4011, 54th, Lubbock. Tickets are $25, children under 10 are free. Contact Kathy Hart: Kathy@cclubbock.org or 806-765-8475 x 117. All proceeds go to those in need served by Catholic Charities.
SATURDAY SPIRITUALITY - April 1 @ 9.a.m, “Our Conversion from Lukewarm Catholics in the Pews” with Deacon Ron and Tricia Vowels. All are invited for prayer and fellowship and to hear from a notable speaker. Group meets in the Parlor (room off of the Gathering Space) at Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. No need to RSVP; simply show up. For information: Don Slease, 787-6490 or email@example.com.
LAY DOMINICAN ORDER, Sunday, April 2, 3:30 p.m. A group of inquirers is in formation to become professed to the Lay Dominican Order. Meetings are at 3:30 p.m., first Sunday of each month, Saint Elizabeth Conference Center. Come enjoy fellowship, to pray Lectio Divina with the Gospel from the day, to discuss previously assigned reading materials and to share about our preaching in the world. If you are interested in living the four Pillars of Dominican Life – prayer, study, preaching and community - please contact Renée Underwood, facilitator for the Diocese of Lubbock Lay Dominican Group, 806-928-0463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUTTERFLY KISSES DANCE – Saturday, April 8, 6:30 p.m., Saint Joseph Hall, 19th & Division, Slaton. Community-wide event inviting all daughters of all ages and any father figure in their lives for dinner and dancing. Show that young lady how real men should behave and how special she is in your life. Cost is $20 for the set of father/daughters; includes drinks and meal for father figure and set of “daughters.”
BE WELL – Community Health Center will offer a six-hour workshop on Chinese acupressure massage on Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch 12-1:30 p.m.-not provided). Participants will learn to locate the most common points for whole body health. Led by a Tai Chi and Medical Qigong master. Learn self-massage healing points. Held at 1610 5th Street, Lubbock. Contact: Claudia Bustos, 765-2611 ext. 1300. Limited seating is available. Please register.
✜LENTEN SHRIMP BOIL – Sunday, April 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saint Joseph School, 1305 W. Division, Slaton. Shrimp, Saint Joe’s sausage, potatoes and corn, all you can eat. Beer and wine will be served. Cost of $20/person in-cludes two drink tickets. RSVP by April 7 to the school office, 828-6761 or on St. Joseph School Facebook page.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM TRAINING (SEP) Monday, April 25, 6-9 p.m., Office for Evangelization and Catechesis Library. Contact Alicia Alvarez for more information: email@example.com or 806-792-3943 ext. 222 This is a correction—not March 25 as previously printed.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING: -Monday, April 25, 6-9 p.m., Office for Evangelization and Catechesis Library. Contact Alicia Alvarez for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-792-3943 ext. 222
IDEAS FOR LENT - Looking for practical ways to make Lent meaningful for your family? The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet produce a website that can be very helpful. Retreat ideas are also available. http://www.goodgroundpress.com
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND, March 31 – April 2 - Married Couples – One of the best gifts you can give your kids is a strong marriage. Give your spouse the gift of a lifetime by attending the Marriage Encounter Weekend on March 31 – April 2 at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center in Amarillo. It’s a positive, down-to-earth, private experience between the two of you that can revitalize your relationship for a lifetime. Contact Tung & Nanette Nguyen at (505) 400-0617, (505) 463-0261, or email@example.com for more information, or apply online at http://www.meAmarillo.org by March 3 to receive a $25 discount off your $100 application fee (use Promo Code: Early Bird).
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (NFP) CLASSES – Do you feel that tugging on your hearts to go deeper with Jesus in your marriage or engagement? If so NFP is a great start on this journey. Whether you’re engaged, newlyweds or already celebrating anniversaries, NFP can bring even more grace into your marriage. Register now at ccli.org for onsite classes. Next series: April 8, and May 20, all 9-11:30 a.m.
YOUTH & ADULTS – Christian Values Summit, Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. event; and Friday, March 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. event, Southcrest Baptist Church, 3801 S. Loop 289, Lubbock. For all Christians. This event will ignite your passion for Christ. Uplifting and renowned speakers will challenge and encourage—so that you leave determined to make a difference in your community. Event is free, but you must register at LeadershipAlways.com.
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY/QUINCEANERA RETREATS:
April 1, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saint Pius X Church, 3025 CR P, O’Donnell. For Boys and Girls.Cost is $15. Parents are encouraged to attend ($5 for parents)). If you are planning a Quinceañera in 2017, this retreat is for you! RSVP to Ellie Contreras @773-9803 (call or text).
ATHLETICS BOOSTER CLUB SHRIMP BOIL- Sunday, March 26, 5pm-7pm: Junior. High and High School athletes will be selling tickets. Adults - $25; Children 10 years old and under - $15. For more information and tickets call Christ the King School at 795-6477.
RISE UP PRAISE & WORSHIP – March 26, 1-6 p.m., local praise and worship groups will lead praise and worship. San Ramon Church, 15706 Loop 493, Lubbock/Woodrow. All are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. There is a $5 entry fee.
CONFIRMATION RETREAT – YEAR 1 – Saturday, March 25, 8:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. Registration fee: $20 with scholarships available. Lunch and snacks are provided. An adult sponsor is needed for every ten youth who attend. Please use the Diocesan “E” Form for liability and medical release. Contact Sister Mary Jane Alaniz, 806-863-4904 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FIAT DINNER – March 25, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Open to women ages 15 and older who are exploring a vocation to the single, married or Consecrated Life. Saint Theresa Catholic Church, 2202 Upland, Lubbock. To register contact Sister Olivia Rico: email@example.com or 806-792-8109 ext. 227
HEALTHY LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD – Saturday, March 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Community Health Center, 1610 5th Street. Sponsored by American Diabetes Assn. Get great information that could improve your life, questions answered, nutrition tips, health screenings, vendor booths, door prizes, snacks. RSVP no later than March 23 to 794-0691 ext. 6139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH RALLY/YOUTH GROUP LEADERS - Youth Rally early registration ends APRIL 1!!. Please email names of your youth and chaperones by that day to get the low $20 registration price. Find the correct forms at http://bit.ly/2mkH9z0. Office of Youth: Sister Jane – 806-792-3943 ext. 230
“A NIGHT BENEATH THE STARS” DANCE” Saturday, April 8 from 7-11 p.m. An evening for adults 18 and older, featuring live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, dancing and fellowship. Cost is $30/couple & $20/singles. Bishop Placido Rodriguez Hall, Christ the King, 4011 54th Street. Sponsored by CTK Youth Ministry Core Team and Friends. Please contact Rose Donaldson at 806-777-1320 for tickets.
WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION STYLE SHOW – April 8, 10:30 a.m. silent auction; 11:30 a.m. lunch, noon fashion show by j. hoffman’s. $30/person, $300 reserved table of 8. Mail check to CTKC Women’s Organization, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock, 79413, or register at https://ctkcathedral.org/styleshow
VOCATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL LEADER WORKSHOP - Tuesday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 1009 Hearn Street, Big Spring, Texas. Speakers: Most. Rev. Michael Sis, Bishop of San Angelo and Jim Ennis, Catholic Rural Life Executive Director. For anyone involved in or interested in agriculture. Fee of $20 covers materials and lunch. Deadline to register: April 19. Reservations: Deacon Charlie Evans, 432-634-6170 or email@example.com
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:
✜Through Wednesday, April 5: A special five-part Lenten Series will offer five consecutive sessions on one topic. The Ignatian Workout for Lent --grow in spirituality as you walk the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Come to one, several or all five sessions. We will use "The Ignatian Workout for Lent," by Tim Muldoon as our resource. Booklets are $6 each and are available to the first 30 participants.
March 22 - I Hurt Because I Love - Paula Bradley; March 29 - I Will Live in Hope - Renée Underwood
April 5 - Love and Do What You Will and Tying It All Together - Ann Krier
✜MISSION WITH MARY – Thursdays, March 23 & 30, April 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Church, 3111 Erskine, Lubbock. Guest speakers: Msgr. Tim Schwertner, Father Bob Perry, OP, and Sister Olivia Rico, OSF. Discover how the four main truths about the mother of Jesus are less about Mary and more about her special relationship with each one of us. All are welcome.
✜MISSION RETREAT – Wednesday March 29 – Friday March 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 605 S. 4th Street, Slaton. Guest Speaker Omar de Jesus Maytorena.
✜RECONCILIATION SERVICES SET FOR LENT: Lubbock Deanery Area✜
Thurs., March 23 @7 p.m. - Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wed., March 29 @ 6 p.m. - Holy Spirit
Sat. April 1, 9 -Noon, Slaton Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mon. April 3, Slaton Saint Joseph
Tues., April 4 @6:30 p.m. - Wolfforth - St Francis
Wed.,April 5 @6:30 p.m.– Shallowater Saint Philip
Wed. , April 5 @6:30 p.m.-Woodrow San Ramon
Wed., April 12 @7 p.m. - Christ the King