The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
April 11, 2017
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CHRISM MASS – tonight, Tuesday, April 11 @ 7 p.m., Christ the King Cathedral. All the priests of the Diocese of Lubbock will concelebrate the Mass of Sacred Chrism with principal celebrant Bishop Robert M. Coerver, Bishop of Lubbock. Here the bishop blesses three oils — the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm and Holy Chrism, which will be used in the administration of sacraments throughout the diocese for the year
CATHOLIC CENTER CLOSED: Bishop Coerver has decided to close the Catholic Pastoral Center on Holy Thursday beginning this year so the staff and their families may celebrate the fullness of the Easter Triduum. If you need to contact anyone at the diocesan offices, they will be open regular hours Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Offices will also be closed on Easter Monday, April 17.
DCA DEANERY 6 P.M. DINNER MEETINGS- Please send in your numbers attending this week.
Sunday, April 23 – Saint Elizabeth, Snyder Monday, April 24 –Saint Anthony, Brownfield
Tuesday, April 25 – Saint Theresa, Hale Center (Plvw deanery); Thursday, April 27- Saint Elizabeth, Lubbock
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA: Good Friday through Saturday, April 22 -The Divine Mercy Novena Prayer followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed for nine days in a row from Good Friday through Saturday in the Octave of Easter. Bring your rosary to the Cathedral Worship Space and pray this beautiful Novena with Cassi Griswold. Divine Mercy Novena: Good Friday at 2:15 p.m., Holy Saturday at 1 p.m. and Easter Sunday at 2:15 p.m.; and Easter Monday through Easter Saturday, 7:30 a.m. each day.
BONE MARROW DRIVE – Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Idalou Community Center, 202 W. 7th Street, Idalou. (Off Hwy 82, turn south on Walnut and east on 7th.) Be the ‘miracle match’ for Saint Philip parishioner Esteban Hernandez or other blood cancer patients. All you need to do is get a cheek swab and you’ll be entered into the donor registry. Go to: BeTheMatch.org.
NEW FEATURE: Let’s support vocations in each parish by prayer, recognition and invitation.
Vocation Bulletin Blurb: Easter Sunday -- April 16- “The Lord is risen, it is true!” Through our baptism He calls us to proclaim new life to the world. Pray for those who herald the Good News as priests, brothers and sisters. If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, contact Father John Ohlig at the Vocation Office at 806-792-3943 ext 226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration, April 23, 3-4 p.m., Christ the King Cathedral. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, including a short teaching on Saint Faustina, the messages she received from Jesus, and why Saint John Paul II declared the first Sunday after Easter the Feast of Divine Mercy. We will adore the Blessed Sacrament and venerate the Image of The Divine Mercy as we sing the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
SAINT ISIDORE RURAL LIFE MASS – Tuesday, April 25 @5:30 p.m., celebrated by Bishop Robert M. Coerver, at the Plácido Castro Farm, 261 County Road Q, Kress. Directions from Lubbock: I-27 North of Plainview 4 miles, Exit 56. Turn west on FM 788; 5 miles north on CR Q. First house on the right. Bring soil, seeds and/or plants to be blessed. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. For more information: Doug Hlavaty-806-777-0640 or email@example.com or Plácido Castro-806-292-6853
AFRICAN MASS –Sunday, April 30, Noon, Saint Elizabeth Chapel, 2301 Main, Lubbock. All are invited and welcome to attend.
Holy Spirit Sausage Festival - April 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 9821 Frankford, Lubbock. The dinner will feature homemade German sausage, grilled chicken, sauerkraut, green beans, pinto beans, potatoes, bread and desserts. Cost: $10/adults & $5/children 12 & under. Carry-out plates available starting at 9am. Fresh German sausage can be purchased for $5/pound frozen packaged before and during the festival. Live auction, silent auction and raffle will be held during the festival. Raffle prizes include: -2017 Silverado 1500 2WD LTZ Crew Cab Pickup, sticker price $50,000 - Raffle tickets $100 - only 2000 will be sold. Purchase meal and raffle tickets at the festival or in advance from the church office. For more information call 806-698-6400.
TEEN ACTS #11 - The next TeenACTS retreat is July 13-16. The retreat is for teens who have completed their first year of high school through those that have just graduated. The cost is $180. For more information, go to www.actscommunityoflubbock.org or call Robin Gross, TeenACTS Liaison at (806)777-6137. Adult Director Karen Quintana; Adult Co-director Abel Hernandez; Teen Director Kaitlynn Bednarz, Teen Co-director Adam Rodriguez, Spiritual Companion Gracie Quintana, and Spiritual Director Father Rudi Crasta.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM TRAINING (SEP) Monday, April 24, 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 This is a correction—not March 25 as previously printed.
RETREAT CANCELED – The “Strengthening your Marriage Retreat” scheduled for April 29, has been canceled.
YOUTH RALLY/YOUTH GROUP LEADERS - Youth Rally early registration ends APRIL 2-15!!. Please email names of your youth and chaperones by that day to get a lower $25 registration price. Find the correct forms at http://bit.ly/2mkH9z0. Office of Youth: Sister Jane – 806-792-3943 ext. 230
FRIENDS OF THE CTK FOUNDATION GALA – Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m. social, 7:15 p.m. dinner. Silent and live auctions, entertainment and dance, $50/person, $500 table. $750 sponsorship (includes table and name recognition). Will be held at The Grand at Reagor-Dykes Downtown, 1215 Avenue J. For tickets: Christy Duran, email@example.com, 806-792-8283. All are invited.
MERCY SUNDAY PRAYER CELEBRATION – Sunday, April 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. The celebration includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, talk on Divine Mercy, silent prayer, sung Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and benediction. Refreshments will follow. Drinks will be provided, those who wish may bring a snack to share.
ALTAR SERVER APPRECIATION MASS – Sunday, April 30 @ 4 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 52 & Avenue L (1120 52nd), Lubbock. Please RSVP by April 19 to Sister Olivia Rico: 806-792-3943 ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org A meal and vocation presentation will be held in the parish hall following the Mass.
SAVE THE DATE – 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s appearance – Saturday, May 13, 2-6:30 p.m., Holy Spirit Church.
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:
April 12: No Session/Holy Week
April 19: Carl Sundell "The Psychology of Atheism" -There are many reasons why people become atheists. Not least among them is the decision to worship something or someone other than God. This can take the form of worshipping power, fame, riches, sex, etc. They might say they believe in God, but they live as if they believe only in themselves. Their mantra prayer is not the Our Father, but rather “my will be done, on earth as it is in hell.” Come gain practical insights into the psychology of atheism from Carl Sundell, Emeritus Professor of English and Humanities at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of several books including The Intellectual and the Gunman, Four Presidents, Shaw versus Chesterton, The Dilemmas of Atheism, and has published several articles in New Oxford Review and Catholic Insight.
✜RECONCILIATION SERVICES SET FOR LENT: Lubbock Deanery Area✜
|Wed., April 12 @7 p.m. - Christ the King|