pastoral update

The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications

March 24, 2014


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LIVING WAY OF THE CROSS: April 3, Good Friday:

Our Lady of Grace Church, 3111 Erskine, Lubbock. Begin at 1 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, 705 S. 4th, Slaton. Begin at 5 p.m.-walk from church to Slaton town square.

CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY NOVENAAt Saint Elizabeth Church, 2315 Broadway, Lubbock. April 3 @ 3 p.m. (after Stations of the Cross); April 4 @ 3 p.m. (chapel); April 5-following 11 a.m. Mass (church) ; April 6-10 @ after 5:30 p.m. Mass (chapel); April 11 @ 4 p.m.(church); and April 12-Divine Mercy Sunday- following 11 a.m. Mass.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY PRAYER CELEBRATIONApril 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. Celebrant- Deacon Max Perea: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Talk on Divine Mercy, prayer, sung chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction. Refreshments after prayer time. You may bring a snack to share—drinks provided. For more information: 806-863-4904 or

MINISTRY ENRICHMENT GATHERINGSaturday, April 18, 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Catholic Renewal Center, 4620 Renewal Center, Lubbock,  “Liturgy as Source and Summit.” All liturgical ministers are invited to this opportunity to gather for prayer, training and formation. Presenters are Victoria M. Tufano and Michael Ruzicki from Liturgy Training Publications (LTP). Registration fee of $10 includes breakfast, lunch and two resources from LTP. For questions, or if cost is a prohibitive factor for your attendance, contact Father Rene Perez: or 792-3943 ext. 228. Deadline – April 1, 2015. Please mail your registration fee with name, address, parish, phone and email address to: Office for Worship, Diocese of Lubbock, PO Box 98700, Lubbock, TX 79499. Registration forms available at:

CONFIRMATION RETREAT, YEAR 1April 18, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. An adult sponsor is needed for every 10 youth who attend. Please use the diocesan form “E” for liability and medical release. Lunch and snacks are provided. Registration fee: $20, scholarships available. Contact: Sister Mary Jane Alaniz, OSF- 806-863-4904 or

LIVING TILES PROJECTCatholic Resale Center. Create a lasting memory at our new location at 1505 34th, Lubbock. Purchase a tile to commemorate a loved one. To purchase a tile call 806-765-8475 or visit the Resale Center for a form. Tiles are $100, tiles with logo and business name are $150.

DCCW PLAINVIEW SPRING DEANERY meeting will be Saturday, April 18, at Saint Alice Parish. Theme will be "Jesus  Christ - Source of Living Water."

NUN RUN: Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. All single, Catholic women ages 13-25 are invited to attend this Spirit-filled experience. Join sisters for prayer, meals and inspiration to live your faith. Sisters to be visited: Saint Francis Mission Sisters, Missionary Sisters of the Lord's Table and Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Everyone will meet at Saint Francis Convent, 4305 54th Street, Lubbock. Breakfast, lunch and supper, as well as transportation, will be provided. No charge for the day. For more information, or to register: Sister Olivia Rico, OSF, 806-792-3943 ext. 227 or  Registration Deadline:  April 10th.

ALTAR SERVERS’ APPRECIATION MASS – Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m., Holy Spirit Church, 9821 Frankford Avenue, Lubbock. Bishop Rodriguez invites all altar servers. Please RSVP by April 10 to Sister Olivia Rico- 806-792-3943 ext. 227, or

REKINDLE RETREATAll men, women and teens are welcome to attend the ReKindly Retreat on April 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Monsignor Tash Hall at Saint Thomas Church in Amarillo. This will be a unique time for gathering with all those who have experienced God’s love during an ACTS, Cursillo, Steubenville, Awakening or other retreat. Register by April 13 at The $15 registration fee includes lunch and a CD. If you have specific dietary needs, please bring your own lunch. For information, contact Cindy Cross-806-290-7343 or Bryan Crabtree at 806-236-1673.

Lenten Retreats & Other Events

RENOVACIÓN CARISMÁTICA- 29 de Marzo, 2015 – 2:00 p.m., San Lorenzo Iglesia Católica, 508 5th Street, Lorenzo. “La Virgen, Madre de Jesús, Nuestra Intercesora” Palabra por Agustín Aranda de Chihuahua, México. Bienvenida – Padre Jose Kochuparambil, Misa – Padre Martin Piña y Diacono Steve Padilla. Banquete después de Misa. Para más información: Maria Landin Lopez-806-634-5786, Enriqueta DeLeon- 806-549-4371


-Post Holy Cross, 109 S. Avenue K, All Fridays of Lent (no Good Friday), 5-7 p.m., $9/plate
-Shallowater Saint Philip, 10th & J, All Fridays of Lent – 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Fish and Shrimp with all the sides. $8/plate, $10 for combo. February 27 – Cheese enchiladas
-Anton Saint Anthony, Fourth & Lawrence Streets, All Fridays of Lent – 5:30-8 p.m. Fish and Shrimp with all the sides. $8/plate, $10 for combo
- Muleshoe Immaculate Conception, 806 E. Hickory Street, Friday February 20- March 27, 4:30-7 p.m., (806) 272-4167- Parish Center
-Lubbock Saint Patrick, 1603 Cherry Avenue, Friday March 27, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
-Morton Saint Ann, 105 NE 8th street, Fridays of Lent, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Plates- $8
LENTEN MOVIE NIGHT- Shallowater Saint Philip, 10th and Avenue J, All Wednesdays of Lent – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Office of Evangelization and Catechesis


Office of Marriage and Family Life

BUILDING STRONGER MARRIAGES – 9-3, Saturday, March 28, Saint Pius X Church, O’Donnell. This workshop is open to all. Lunch is provided. Call Family Life Office for more information and to register: 806-792-3943 ext. 231.

CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER (CEE) – April 24-26- Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Cost is $225/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,, or see (New 2015 brochure on website—note change in fee.)  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: April 24-26, June 5-7, Oct 9-11, 2015.

Office for Youth

MADE – Theology of the Body Retreat for Middle School Students, April 11, 12-9 p.m. “You Were Made for so Much More” - Saint William Church, Denver City, (401 Mustang Avenue). $15 fee includes meals and shirt
Contact: Elizabeth Trevino (806-780-6853 or Parent session available for parents, sponsors & adults – 12-1 p.m. on retreat day.   (Note: March 28 retreat in Rotan is canceled.)

YOUTH RALLY - #PICTURE PERFECT – “Made in His Image” April 24-25, Christ the King Cathedral. Youth from across the diocese will come together for worship, music and friends! You don’t want to miss this. Register through the Youth Office at 806-792-3943 ext. 230. Monica Ashour one of the keynotes speakers at the Rally will also speak at several events the week leading up to the Youth Rally.

ENCOUNTER- ADORATION FOR YOUTH- Wednesday, April 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph Church, 102 N. Avenue P, Lubbock.  (806) 765-9935 Visit us at:

Office for Vocations

YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE proclaimed by Pope Francis begins on the First Sunday of Advent, the weekend of November 29/30.  Resources for celebrating consecrated life in parishes and families can be found at

Parishes & Around the Diocese

LEADING CATHOLICS HOME - A SAINT MONICA MINISTRY RETREAT - A  workshop for returning Catholics and for those praying for the return of loved ones to the Church-Saturday, March 28,  9:30 a.m. to noon, in Monsignor Ben Kasteel Hall at Christ the King Family Activity Center. All are welcome. Come hear two dynamic speakers: Eben Emerson, a former Church of Christ minister; and Arnold Garcia, a dynamic young Catholic with strong scripture background,. Sponsored by the CTKC Saint Monica’s Prayer Ministry.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER – If you are interested in learning about professed life as a Secular Franciscan, please join us for prayer, formation, a brief business meeting, and a meal. Monthly gathering begins at 4 p.m. every third Sunday of the month, in the Parish Family Center at Christ the King Cathedral. Secular Franciscans (formerly known as Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi) are individuals who are married, single, divorced, widowed, diocesan priests, and deacons, from all walks of life, and from various parishes within the Diocese of Lubbock. Together we seek to follow Jesus in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. For more information, please contact our minister, Ron Webb (806) 543-0722, our formation director, Marlene Gorley (806) 549-4352, or any Secular Franciscan you know. Pax et Bonum (Peace and Goodness).

PARENTING CLASS – March 24 & 31 @6:30-8:30 p.m.– “I Love this ADHD Kid, but He/She is driving Me Nuts: Parts 1 & 2” by Jim Gamble, Ed.D., LPC. Children with this disorder can be difficult to parent. Classes are designed to help parents understand and better manage their ADD/ADHA children. Family Guidance & Outreach Center, #5 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock in Parenting Guidance Center. To register-806-747-5577 or email You must register for each class. No childcare available.

PILGRIMAGE TO MARIAN SHRINES WITH FATHER BILL- Christ the King Cathedral and Envoye Travel are planning a trip to Portugal, Spain and France to visit the Marian Shrines with Father Bill Anton.  You will leave on Monday, August 3 and return on Wednesday, August 12.  Visit Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Santander, Lourdes and Paris.  For more information contact Beverly Wink in the Parish Office at 792-6168 x230 or

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: Father  Emiliano Zapata, OP, of Saint Elizabeth University Parish is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, October 14-22, 2015. If you are interested in going on this trip, contact Father Emiliano or the church office at (806) 762-5225.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Catholic Charities Resale Center is seeking volunteers to come in and help at the Donation Center (2218 34tth) on Tuesdays. Retirees, stay-at-home moms, etc. are invited to volunteer. For more information, please contact Efrain Duarte: 806-765-8475 ext. 105, or

Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion -March 28/29- This weekend we participate in the proclamation of the pas­sion and death of Jesus according to the Gospel of Mark. We are witnesses to Jesus’ undeterred obedience to the Father which comes at great sacrifice. An important part of Christian stewardship is the willingness to make sacrifices that reveal our own embrace of Jesus’ cross. Over the next three days of this most Holy Week, reflect on this question: As good stewards of our life in Christ, what concrete sacrifices are we willing to make to witness God’s love to the world? Domingo de Ramos de la Pasión del Señor- Este fin de semana nosotros participamos en la proclamación y muerte de Jesús de acuerdo al Evangelio de San Marcos. Nosotros somos testigos de la perseverante obediencia de Jesús al Padre, la cual le lleva al gran sacrificio. Una parte importante de la corresponsabilidad cristiana es la disposición para hacer sacrificios que revelen nuestro abrazo a la cruz de Jesús. Los próximos tres días de esta Semana Santa, reflexione en esta pregunta: como buenos corresponsables de nuestra vida en Cristo, ¿qué sacrificios concretos estamos dispuestos a hacer para dar al mundo testimonio del amor de Dios?
To access the entire month of readings, please see Stewardship e-bulletin:

Retreats/ Spiritual Development

RACHEL’S VINEYARD-“Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the wilderness I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers.    -Isaiah 43:18-19
Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat so you can let the past and your abortion go and allow God to create a new life for you.  Confidential contact: and 806-577-5912.
RINCON DE RAQUEL- “Pero no se acuerden más de otros tiempos, ni sueñen ya más en las cosas del pasado. Pues yo voy a realizar una cosa nueva, que ya aparece. ¿No la notan? Sí, trazaré una ruta en las soledades y pondré praderas en el desierto.”          - Isaías 43:18-19
Venga a un Retiro del Viñedo de Raquel™ para que pueda dejar ir el pasado y permitirle a Dios crearle una vida nueva. Sanación Después del Aborto   Confidential contact: and 806-577-5912.

For programming, see:

Recurring (Weekly) Activities

SINGLE AND PARENTING program begins Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. To register, please call Family Life office – 806-792-3943 ext. 231 or

YOUNG ADULT FAITH GROUP :  Meets Mondays @ 8 p.m. at Lubbock Saint Elizabeth Pallotti Building. Catholic post-college adults including graduate students, medical and law students and young professionals in the Diocese of Lubbock. For more information, contact  Leia Arteaga,, 806-543-6265.

GRIEF SHARE program begins Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and runs for 13 weeks.
To register, please call Family Life office – 806-792-3943 ext. 231 or

MASS ON CAMPUS: Mass on the Texas Tech Campus Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m.,  Graduate Center Conference Room, basement of the Administration Building. Visit for Student Center information.

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

PLANNING A JAMAICA OR FESTIVAL? First check the Diocese of Lubbock Calendar to help with setting a date for your event:

OUR LADY OF VICTORY RADIO: Visit 102.9 FM website at to hear live streaming of EWTN. For program schedule, please see

TWITTER: Our bishop is now on Twitter. You can follow him @BpRodriguezCMF.

CONNECT WITH THE DIOCESE OF LUBBOCK: Follow: @CatholicLubbock on Twitter & Instagram
SHARE YOUR ARISE EXPERIENCES: Use #AriseLBK on social media to share your experiences!

SEND South Plains Catholic story ideas, stories, and photos (including names and explanations) to: PO Box 98700, Lubbock, Texas 79499-8700, or The next deadlines are:

EDITION DATE:   April 12             DEADLINE:   April 1                                                             

DCA Deanery dinner meetings (all at 6 p.m.):
Snyder: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Sunday, April 12
Brownfield: Lamesa Saint Margaret Mary-April 13
Plainview: Sacred Heart-Tuesday, April 14
Lubbock: Christ the King, Thursday, April 16
--Nun Run – April 18
--April 21-25 – Monica Ashour, Theology of the Body events
--April 24 & 25—Youth Rally
--Catholic Charities Night to Remember- June 7
--Teen Acts (TACTS) retreat- July 16-19
--World Meeting of Families – September 22-27, Philadelphia

--June 7, Lubbock Saint Theresa, Mass @10 a.m.,-jamaica until 7 p.m.
-- Saint Patrick’s, June 7, 12-7 .p.m.
-- Saint Philip Idalou, June 14, Noon to ?
--Wolfforth Saint Francis, June 14, 12-7 p.m.
--June 21, Lubbock OL of Guadalupe-11 a.m-9:30 p.m
--Lubbock Saint Joseph, June 28
--July 11, Ralls Saint Michael, 3-11 p.m.
--July 12, Tahoka Saint Jude, 12-10 p.m.
--July 18,  Abernathy Saint Isidore, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
--July 19, Woodrow San Ramon, 12-7 p.m.
--July 19, Saint John Neumann, 12:30-8:00 p.m.
--July 26, O’Donnell Saint Pius X, 12-8 p.m.
--July 26, Saint Theresa, Hale Center, 12-8 p.m.
-- Lockney San Jose, August 1
--Brownfield Saint Anthony – August 1, 12-8
--August 15, Slaton OL Guadalupe, Noon-12 a.m.
--August 16, Lubbock Our Lady of Grace



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