ACTS REUNION MASS for the entire ACTS community on Saturday, March 22, Saint John Neumann, during the 5:30 p.m. Mass with Father Jerry Kenney.
VOCATIONS AWARENESS PRESENTATION – Sunday, March 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Saint John Neumann Church, 22nd & Frankford. For more information, contact Sister Olivia, (806) 792-3943 ext 227.
MISCARRIAGE AND INFANT LOSS MINISTRY - Meeting on Monday, March 31@ 6:30 p.m., Saint Joseph Church (Guadalupe Room), 102 North Ave. P. Open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a child. Contact Sandy Cisneros, 806-473-7592, for additional information
PEOPLE OF FAITH AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY- The State of Texas will execute two inmates on death row--Ray Jasper on March 19 for murder, and Anthony Doyle on March 27 for murder. The U.S. bishops teach that the death penalty is morally wrong. If you have theological convictions or moral reservations about the use of the death penalty, you are invited to a public ecumenical prayer vigil during the approximate time of the actual executions, 5:45-6:15pm, wherein we pray for the victims of the crime, the perpetrators, and those who carry out the execution. The vigils are held at the corner of 15th & University across from TTU in front of St. John’s UMC. Call Saint John Neumann parishioner Anne Cochran with questions (795-9745).
SPRING MEETING – The Lubbock Deanery Council of Catholic Women invite all women of the diocese to their spring meeting on Saturday, March 29, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saint Patrick’s Guadalupanas will host the meeting “In Her Shoes” at 1603 Cherry Avenue, Lubbock. Pre-registration and meal-$10 [Registration at the door-$12] Deadline for Early Registration is March 22 to Irene Silvas, 513 51st.Street, Lubbock, Texas 79404. For more information/to register, please contact Angie Cervantes 806-253-2333
A NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE Memorial Service and Mass, for those mourning the death of a child by miscarriage, stillbirth, or other loss, April 3rd, at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Cathedral. This event is sponsored by CTK Mommy and Me Group, CTK Grief and Loss Support Group, and Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Ministry, St. Joseph Miscarriage & Infant Loss Ministry. Call Mary Morris for more information at 806-239-2821.
FILIPINO MASS - San Pedro Calungsod, the most recently canonized Filipino saint, was a lay catechist who accompanied the Jesuit mission to Guam in 1668. He died due to “hatred for the faith” by his native killers. His memory will be celebrated in the regular Filipino Mass at 12:30 p.m. on April 6th at Saint Elizabeth Chapel, 2301 Main, Lubbock.
Parishes & Around the Diocese
SATURDAY NIGHT MASSES will be celebrated during Lent at Saint Theresa Church, 22nd & Upland, Carlisle, on March 8, at 5:30 p.m.
SAINT JOSEPH 90th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION –
SAUSAGE FESTIVAL - Holy Spirit Church will host the annual sausage festival on Sunday, April 6, in the parish hall, 9821 Frankford Avenue, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults/$8, Children 12 and younger/$5. Carry-outs will be available. Sausage can be purchased for $5/pound before and during the festival. Live and silent auction and raffles will be held. Meal and raffle tickets can be purchased at the festival or in advance from the church office. For more information call 806-698-6400.
TRASH BAG CHALLENGE – As we carry out our spiritual Lenten disciplines, why not simplify our homes and make an effort to fill a bag each day or week with clutter/trash or items to donate? Get the family involved as well. This challenge necessarily involves sacrifice. The simple lesson could last throughout life—that having fewer things can lead to greater contentment in life.
FISH FRY - Saint Patrick’s K of C – March 14, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Catfish Plate-$8.
FISH FRY- St. Francis, Wolfforth, March 14--5:30 – 8:00 PM
ENCHILADA DINNERS – Sponsored by Saint Patrick’s Guadalupanas, March 21 & April 4, 11-7 p.m.
ENCHILADA LUNCHEON – Saint Joseph’s Hall, March 14, March 28 & April 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 102 N. Avenue P, Lubbock. $5/plate, tea included w/dine-in only. Desserts may be purchased.
FISH FRY – Saint Joseph’s, 102 N. Avenue P, April 11, provided by Knights of Columbus #8097
FISH FRY- MULESHOE – Every Friday during Lent beginning March 14 -April 11. 4:30-7 p.m., Muleshoe Immaculate Conception Church, 805 Hickory, Muleshoe.Adults-$8, Children 6-10 years old-$5. Contact: 806-272-4167.
FISH FRY- POST – Every Friday during Lent beginning March 14 -April 11, 5-7 p.m., $8/plate. Holy Cross Church, 109 S. Avenue K.
Office of Marriage & Family Life
MARRIAGE NEED HELP? Retrouvaille may be the help you need to have the marital closeness you desire. The next weekend begins March 14-16 at Mercy Retreat Center, 605 S. 19th, Slaton. You can register online at and/or contact the Marriage & Family Life Office at email@example.com or call (806) 792-3943 ext 231.
Office of Vocations
COME AND SEE WEEKEND – March 14-16, Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate, 800 Yucca Street, San Antonio. Women (18 and older) will have the opportunity to know more about, and reflect on, religious life and vocation discernment. To register: www.whsp.org, or Sister Gabriel Hession – 210-533-5149.
Office of Youth Ministry
CONFIRMATION RETREATS FOR 2014:
CONFIRMATION RETREATS – First Year Candidates – March 29, Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Wolfforth: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 fee. Contact Sister Mary Jane at (806) 863-4904 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation
ONLINE GIVING AVAILABLE at www.catholicfoundationlubbock.org. to set up a donation to the Catholic Foundation.
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS: Second Sunday of Lent, March 15/16 - In today’s second reading, Timothy is issued a strong directive: “Bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.” For the early Christians this could mean torture and execution. For most Christians today enduring hardship for the gospel might include accepting ridicule or mockery, or the suggestion that we lack sophistication. Nevertheless, in his letters, Saint Paul is adamant that we should not be ashamed of being followers of Christ. Good stewards are not ashamed of their allegiance to Christ. They do not hide their faith. Reflect on this question: Are you willing to speak about following Christ Jesus no matter who your listeners happen to be?
To access the entire month of readings, please see Stewardship e-bulletin: http://catholicstewardship.com
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
RACHEL’S VINEYARD- Many cannot imagine ever finding healing, simply because they can never imagine being free from their guilt. The good news is that you don’t have to live this way! There is hope!
WALKING TOGETHER – Grief recovery group will meet from March 6 – April 17, Thursdays. Afternoon group meets 1:30-3:00 p.m., evening group meets 5:30-7:00 p.m., at Hospice of Lubbock 3702 21st Street, Louisville Place Building. Call Hospice of Lubbock for more information/to register: 795-2751. Note: please also see Grief Share Classes below which are sponsored by the diocese.
DIABETES CLASSES: Community Health Center of Lubbock is offering FREE Diabetes Self-Management and Nutrition Classes- March 18-May 5, 6-7 p.m. for Self-Management & 7-8 p.m. for Nutrition; Behner Place, 4115 36th St, Lubbock. Classes run 8 consecutive weeks. Learn what diabetes is, what the risk factors are, and how you can have better control with proper nutrition and exercise. Contact Sarina at 765-2611, ext. 1007. Registration is required.
Recurring (Weekly) Activities
SINGLE AND PARENTING –Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., Marriage and Family Life offices, 4th & Toledo, Lubbock. No fee; to register call 806-792-3943 ext 231.
YOUNG ADULT FAITH GROUP : Catholic post-college young people including graduate students, medical and law students and young professionals in the Diocese of Lubbock. Mondays, 8 p.m, Lubbock Saint Elizabeth University Parish, Pallotti Building. Led by Father Jorge Rativa. Plans are for at least two social gatherings each month – one meal at a local restaurant and one pot-luck at someone’s house, usually 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. To join the email list or for more information, please contact Jaclyn Cañas-Carrell, email@example.com, 806-438-5145 or Leia Arteaga, firstname.lastname@example.org, 806-543-6265.
BIBLE STUDY: Brother John's Catholic Books & Gifts (13th & Slide Road) offers a bible study on Tuesday nights lead by Arnold Garcia. They will be studying the Book of Romans. It starts at 7 p.m. Bring a bible and a catechism.
GRIEF SHARE CLASSES for those who have lost someone close to them will meet Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Marriage & Family Life Offices, 4th & Toledo. No fee; to register call 806-792-3943 ext 231, or email@example.com
MASS ON THE TEXAS TECH CAMPUS - Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. for Student Center News visit www.raidercatholic.org
MASS AT REESE CENTER Wednesdays, 12:05 p.m. in South Plains College Building, RC 822A, building 8. All are welcome!
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
TWITTER: Our bishop is now on Twitter. You can follow him @BpRodriguezCMF.
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The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
March 11, 2014