pastoral update

The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications

October 14, 2014

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TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT

ENCUENTRO MATRIMONIAL MUNDIAL (EMM) – 31 Octubre-2 Noviembre – has been postponed.

HEALING SERVICE – On October 17, @ 7 p.m. at Saint Jude Church, Tahoka, there will be a monthly Deacon/Wives Healing Service. All are invited to join us, as we pray and  ask the Holy Spirit to give healing, and Saint Jude, the church's patron saint, to intercede for us so that many may receive healing.  Go thru downtown Tahoka south past traffic light to South 4th Street.  The Church is located at South 4th Street and Avenue M. 

SLATON SAINT JOSEPH SAUSAGE FESTOctober 18 –German sausage sales from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saint Joseph Hall, 21st & Division Streets: Regular-$4.75/lb, Jalapeno-$5.75/lb, and Habanero-$6.25/lb. Homemade bread, braids and burritos will also be available. October 19 – German Sausage/Chicken dinner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Adults & carry-outs-$9, Children-$6. Fun Fest at the school- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Live and silent auctions, kids’ activities, games, quilt show and raffle, and much more. For information: 828-6761.

PEOPLE OF FAITH AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY-On October 15th and 28th, the State of Texas will execute two death row inmates.  The United States bishops teach that the death penalty is morally wrong. If you have theological convictions or moral reservations about the use of the death penalty in our legal system, you are invited to a public ecumenical prayer vigil during the approximate time of the actual executions.  During this time we pray for the victims of the crimes, the accused, their families and those who carry out the execution.  The vigils are held from 5:45-6:15 p.m. at the corner of 15th Street & University across from TTU in front of St. John’s UMC.  Call St. John Neumann parishioner Anne Cochran with questions (795-9745). 

SLATON SAINT JOSEPH SAUSAGE FESTOctober 18 –German sausage sales from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saint Joseph Hall, 21st & Division Streets: Regular-$4.75/lb, Jalapeno-$5.75/lb, and Habanero-$6.25/lb. Homemade bread, braids and burritos will also be available. October 19 – German Sausage/Chicken dinner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Adults & carry-outs-$9, Children-$6. Fun Fest at the school- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Live and silent auctions, kids’ activities, games, quilt show and raffle, and much more. For information: 828-6761.

NURTURELIFE BANQUETSpace is limited for the NurtureLife fundraising banquet set for October 23, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner, MGM Elegante Hotel, 8th & Avenue Q. You must have reservations and be assigned to a table. Please call 806-780-6853 to reserve your space. Adults only, please. (See September South Plains Catholic at www.catholiclubbock.org for more information on the speaker, Abby Johnson.)

ANNUAL CATECHETICAL AND MINISTRIES CONFERENCE- October 25, Holy Spirit Church, 98th and Frankford, Lubbock. 8 a.m. (registration & exhibits)- 3:15 p.m. Keynotes by Matthew Halbach- “Building ‘The Church of Mercy:’ Understanding and Living Pope Francis’ Vision of 'Church” and Sister Patricia M. McCormack, IHM – “Transfigured and Transformed via Gospel Prayer.” Registration forms are available here.

CHRIST THE KING OKTOBERFEST - October 25, Christ the King Cathedral Family Activity Center, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. Live Auction, Polka Music & DJ, German Food and Beer & Wine. $50 per person. For Tickets: http://ctkcathedral.org/oktoberfest or call Beverly Wink at (806) 792-6168.

CHRIST THE KING CATHEDRAL SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL - October 31, 5-9 p.m., Christ the King Cathedral Family Activity Center, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock.

FREE VHS TAPES - Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is donating the following videos to anyone who could use them in teaching youth. YOU CAN CHOOSE! (Elkind & Sweet Communications, Inc.) – Series of 10 videos designed for youth guidance. They take a bold new approach using drama, music, peer-education, and role modeling into a lively format that captivates and challenges young viewers: Resolving Conflicts, Being Friends, Asking for Help, Appreciating Yourself, Dealing With Disappointment, Doing the Right Thing, Saying No, Dealing With Feelings, Being Responsible, Cooperation. You may call or e-mail Rosalie Martin, Resource Librarian, 806-763-8312 – rmartin@catholiclubbock.org

Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING - 
November 10 @ 6-8 p.m., Anson Saint Michael. Contact Alicia Alvarez: 806-792-3943 ext. 222 or aalvarez@catholiclubbock.org

Office of Marriage and Family Life

CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER (CEE) – Jan 23-25, 2015 Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Cost is $175/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, familylife@catholiclubbock.org, or see www.catholiclubbock.org/family  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

STRENGTHENED TO SOAR YOUTH RETREAT – October 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1120 52nd Street, Lubbock. Talks for girls, guys and parents. Talks by Mario St. Francis, Kara Klein, Genna Chang and Deacon Jose Mora. Invite your friends!Pre-registration fee-$10/teen; $12 after October 15. T-shirts will be made—call if you would like one. Register: www.lubbockolg.org or 806-763-0710.
Parents’ session – Friday, October 17begins with 6 p.m. Mass, Mario St. Francis will speak at 7:15 p.m. on the importance and challenges of the Catholic faith that parents and youth face today. Free Admission!

Office of Finance

DIOCESAN FACILITIES MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP originally set for September 11 has been rescheduled to December 3, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Please mark your calendars. There will be several informative speakers in several fields. Please make plans now to attend, and bring the person(s) in your parish that maintain your buildings. If you have any topics you specifically want addressed, please call the Finance Office. RSVP: Jeannie Rodriguez @ 792-3943 ext. 216 or jeannier@catholiclubbock.org

Parishes & Around the Diocese

BULLYING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION SUMMIT – Friday, October 24, 7 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Knipling Center,  sixth floor of west parking garage, Covenant Medical Center. Continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. Techniques and resources available will be covered. To register:  cme@covhs.org or https//cmetracker.net/CHS/ The fee is $50, Flashdrive presentations-$10. Payments will be collected at sign-up the day of the activity.

COWBOY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR- Saint John Neumann Church,  December 6, 10 a.m.--6 p.m

TEXAS CATHOLIC NETWORK: Guided by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Texas Catholic Network keeps you up to date on Texas policy issues through regular news updates, helps you stay involved through regular Action Alerts, and connects you with thousands of faithful Catholics across Texas. Sign up at: www.txcatholic.org.

Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of October 18/19
In today’s Gospel we hear proclaimed a profound teaching by Jesus on stewardship. What belongs to Caesar?
What belongs to God? Christian stewards recognize that everything they have belongs to God. God created
them, and God has claims on every part of their existence. They also realize that the sovereign is an institution
whose nature and purpose is to promote the common good and protect the welfare of its citizenry. As long as it
accomplishes this mission while treating every single person with deep respect, justice and compassion, it
merits the steward’s support and cooperation. Christian stewards know what belongs to the Lord, and they are
better citizens when they live their lives according to His Gospel.
Vigésimo Noveno Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario Fin de Semana del 18/19 de Octubre
En el Evangelio de hoy escuchamos la proclamación de una profunda enseñanza de Jesús sobre la
corresponsabilidad. ¿Qué pertenece al César? ¿Qué pertenece a Dios? Los cristianos corresponsables reconocen que todo lo que tienen pertenece a Dios. Dios les creó, y Dios tiene derecho sobre cada parte de su existencia. Ellos saben también que la soberanía es una institución cuya naturaleza y propósito es promover el bien común y proteger el bienestar de sus ciudadanos. En tanto logre esta misión, a través de un trato de profundo respeto, justicia y compasión por cada persona, amerita el apoyo y la cooperación del corresponsable. Los cristianos corresponsables saben que pertenecen al Señor, y son mejores ciudadanos cuando viven sus vidas de acuerdo a Su Evangelio.
To access the entire month of readings, please see Stewardship e-bulletin: http://catholicstewardship.com

Community Events

DIABETES CLASSES: Community Health Center of Lubbock is offering free diabetes classes: October 7-November 25 – Tuesday evenings: 6 - 8 p.m.-self management, nutrition. Arnett Benson Clinic, 3301 Clovis Road. Classes will be for 8 consecutive weeks. Contact Sarina at 765-2611, ext. 1007. Registration is required.

Retreats/ Spiritual Development

RACHEL’S VINEYARD-In a survey conducted by the Elliot Institute (www.afterabortion.org), almost three of every five women who have had an abortion have suffered from suicidal thoughts.
Come with us on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat.  We will help you face that pain and help you open yourself to God for Him to heal you.  Don’t be afraid.  He is holding your hand. Confidential contact for Nov. 14-16 Retreat: Kathy.krile@gmail.com and 806-577-5912.
RINCON DE RAQUEL-En una encuesta conducida por el Instituto Elliot (www.afterabortion.org), casi tres decada cinco mujeres quienes hayan tenido un aborto provocado tuvieron subsecuentemente pensamientos de suicidio.  Veintiocho por ciento en realidad intentaron suicidio.
Venga con nosotros a un Retiro del Viñedo de Raquel™.  Le ayudaremos a enfrentarse a ese dolor y a abrirse a Dios para que pueda sanar. Sanación Después del Aborto  Confidential contact for Nov. 14-16 Retreat: Kathy.krile@gmail.com and 806-577-5912.

Recurring (Weekly) Activities

SINGLE AND PARENTING program begins Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and runs for 13 weeks. To register, please call Family Life office – 806-792-3943 ext. 231 or familylife@catholiclubbock.org

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, leia898@gmail.com, 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 familylife@catholiclubbock.org

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 ww.raidercatholic.org
for Student Center News .

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

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EDITION DATE:   November 9                  DEADLINE:   October 29   


DATES TO REMEMBER:
--Nurturelife Banquet – October 23
--Saint John Neumann 35th Anniversary – November 15 @ 5:30 p.m.
--Facilities Workshop- December 3, 9:30-3
--Southwest Liturgical Conference, January 21-24-27, 2015, Amarillo
--Footsteps in Faith- February 7 & 8, 2015
--World Marriage Day – February 8
--World Meeting of Families – September 22-27, Philadelphia

JAMAICAS/FESTIVALS:
Slaton Saint Joseph Sausage Fest- October 18 & 19
Lubbock, Saint John Neumann 35th Anniversary Mass- November 15, 5:30 p.m.
Lubbock, Saint Joseph Parish Mission with Jesse Romero - November 15, 8 a.m. -4 p.m.
Pep, Saint Philip Neri Thanksgiving dinner- November 27, 2014, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Lubbock Saint John Neumann Cowboy Christmas Chili Cookoff & Dance-December 5
Saint John Neumann Christmas Bazaar
December 6, 10-6
NCYC Top Talent Concert- December 8
Brownfield Saint Anthony – August 2, 2015, 12-8

 

 

 

 
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