TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
CATHOLIC CHARITIES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS - Opportunities are available in the food pantry, reception area and Donation Center, 2218 34th Street. For more information, contact Efrain Duarte 765-8475 or email@example.com.
PARENTING CLASSES are scheduled to begin in August at the Family Guidance Center, 5 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Call 806-747-5577 to register. Tuesday, August 2- Parenting Tips for Back to School (Billie Russell, LISD); Tuesday, August 9 - Parent Involvement- What It Is & Is Not (Dr. Vickie Cooper, LISD); and Tuesday, August 16- Creating Safe & Healthier Meals (Mary Alice Roberts, AgriLife).
BACK TO SCHOOL SUMMER FUN FEST – Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m.-Noon, Arnett-Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Road. Free immunizations (with current shot record), free backpacks & school supplies (child must be present). Games, prizes, food and more!
VAMOS A PESCAR, LET’S GO FISHING!- Children up to 17 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult, limit 4 fish/person. No fishing license needed; good sportsmanship required. Items to bring: fishing poles, chairs, sunscreen & bug spray, water bottles & snacks, your special bait and anything extra for a comfortable day. Pre-register for “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” FREE event, Saturday, August 13, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buddy Holly Lake at Cesar Chavez & N. University. Pre-Register: www.letsgofishinglubbock.com or call (806)792-1212.
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
DID YOU KNOW? The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis has an extensive collection of Catholic DVDs for all ages, CCE classes and adult ed classes for use in your parish. Please contact Rose Martin, 792-3943 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://catholiclubbock.org/DVD%20catalog.pdf
Office of Marriage and Family Life
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for next year’s Family Summer Camp June 19-22, 2017.
Office for Youth
Office for Vocations
QUO VADIS CAMP FOR YOUNG MEN – August 1-3, Plains Baptist Campground, Floydada. Young men ages 13-19 are invited. To register, or for more information, contact the Vocations Office at 806-792-3943 or email@example.com Registration deadline is July 22, 2015.
FIAT CAMP FOR YOUNG WOMEN – August 10-12, Plains Baptist Campground, Floydada. Young women ages 13-18 are invited. To register, or for more information, contact the Vocations Office at 806-792-3943 or firstname.lastname@example.org Registration deadline is August 5.
Parishes & Around the Diocese
DON’T FORGET THESE UPCOMING JAMAICAS: July 24 – Lubbock Our Lady of Guadalupe
INDOOR COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE - July 22 & 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 3111 Erskine (east of Indiana). Sausage wrap sales to benefit the Texas Boys Ranch!
HEALING SERVICE – Friday, July 29, @7 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Littlefield., conducted by Deacons and Wives Healing Ministry. Everyone is invited to attend.
BIBLE FESTIVAL – July 25-29, 6-6:45 p.m. in the cafeteria (Meal $1/person each night)., 7-8:30 p.m. class time. Saint John Neumann School, 22nd & Frankford. Newborn to seniors. Pre-registrations after all Masses. For more information, Roy or Ellie Contreras – 795-1310 or email@example.com.
EN-COUN-TER CATHOLICISM: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. in Kasteel Hall, Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. en•coun•ter Catholicism©. A different topic and presenter each week:
DIABETES & NUTRITION CLASSES – Tuesdays, June 7 – July 26, 6-8 p.m., Community Health Center Main Clinic, 1610 5th, Lubbock. For diabetes management. Free of charge. Contact: 806-765-2611
PARTY/MEETING/RETREAT OPEN DATES: Planning a retreat, reunion, parish meeting, family, business or civic event? Mercy Retreat Center has great facilities to meet your needs, weekends or weekdays. Available open dates: July 21-31, August 25-28, October 13-16, 27-30, November 17-27, December 1-18. For more information: 806-828-6428 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cell/Text (806) 789-8456
Office for Finance
Catholic School News
TEACHING POSITION: Saint Joseph Catholic School, Slaton, is currently accepting applications for an elementary school teaching position. Position is full-time and candidate must be enthusiastic about working in a small, Catholic school environment. Please contact Sister Mary Brenda Haynes, Principal at (806)828-6761 or Christine Wanjura, Superintendent at (806)535-2605 for additional information and application.
OPEN ENROLLMENT –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
Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 23/24 - Today’s Gospel parable speaks to generosity. In the deep of night, a sleepy friend responds to his neighbor’s request for food for an unexpected guest. Jesus suggests that it would be unthinkable that a friend would deny a friend in need. A friend would most certainly give what is asked and more. Through this story, Jesus illustrates God’s generosity. Good stewards realize the extraordinary love and graciousness with which God showers us. We need never convince God to be generous. God is already that generous friend. His abundant love bathes us in goodness. This week, prayerfully reflect on God’s generosity and what our response should be to that generosity.
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
A.C.T.S. RETREAT UPDATE: Men’s Acts August 18-21is now accepting registrations. Lay Director is Federico Gamboa, Co-directors are David Masionet and Leo Olvera, Spiritual Companion is John Rodriguez and Rev. George Roney is Spiritual Director. Register online at www.actscommunityoflubbock.org or contact Maria Chavira at email@example.com or 469-507-1454. The fee for Retreats is $180 per person, partial scholarships available. 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 “Without this retreat, I would not have experienced the healing that I desperately needed. I am completely healed from severe depression that I’ve had for over 10 years, praise God! I am at the beginning of a beautiful spiritual journey with God my Savior.” - Testimony after a Rachel Retreat
For EWTN programming see: http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/advances.asp
Recurring (Weekly) Activities
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 -suspended until Fall semester
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 - For more information: 607-226-6398 or Vicki.email@example.com
COLLEGE LIFE - Christ the King Cathedral, Friday nights @ 7 p.m., Family Activity Center (Game Room)
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.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET- 3 p.m. First Saturdays at Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street.
GRIEF SHARE program Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and runs for 13 weeks.
Office of Communications
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
SAVE THE DATE:
The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
July 19, 2016