TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
NOVENA FOR VOCATIONS – November 1-9, 2014. Please pray for vocations beginning this Saturday, asking the Lord to open men and women to lives of service in the church and courage in doing the will of God.
Daily intentions are: 11/1- Increase in vocations; 11/2-Deceased priests and religious; 11/3- Women religious; 11/4-Priests; 11/5 – Permanent diaconate; 11/6 – Parents & families of vocations; 11/7 – Seminarians; 11/8 – Marriage; 11/9 – Bishop Plácido Rodriguez, CMF. Steps for the Novena: 1) Begin with the Sign of the Cross.
4) Prayer: Lord Jesus,as you gave us your life you said, “Do this in memory of Me.”
There are daily vocations events. The events open to all are:
Please see the attachments to this Update for a fuller version of the intentions, in English and Spanish.
HALLOWE’EN CARNIVALS & FALL FESTIVALS – See all listed under “Parishes & Around Diocese.”
SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS MASS – Saturday, November 1 @ 10 a.m., Saint John Neumann Church, 22nd and Frankford, Lubbock.
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING -
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, firstname.lastname@example.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
YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING SESSION – November 15, 10 a.m.-Noon. Dan Franklin of Slaton will speak on “Understanding Youth Today.” Kasteel Hall, Christ the King Cathedral, 54th & Orlando, Lubbock. Contact: Youth office-806-792-3943 ext. 230
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY RETREAT-PLAINVIEW DEANERY – Saturday November 15, Sacred Heart Church, Plainview. This is an excellent retreat for those preparing for a Quinceañera. Fee of $25 includes lunch, supper, materials and T-Shirt. For more information, please contact Lettie Lascano: 806-685-1643 or email@example.com
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY RETREAT-LUBBOCK DEANERY – Saturday, November 22, 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Slaton Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 605 S. 4th Street. This is an excellent retreat for those preparing for a Quinceañera. Fee of $25 includes lunch, supper, materials and T-Shirt. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Trevino-806-780-6853 or firstname.lastname@example.org, David Ariaz at (806) 781-4965 or email@example.com or Youth office – 806-792-3943 ext. 230.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parishes & Around the Diocese
MEN’S CONFERENCE - FATHER/SON RETREAT – November 14, 6:30-8 p.m., (free) Praise & Worship, talk by Jesse Romero; November 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Men’s Conference, ages 15 and older. Father and one son (15-18 years old)- $15, Individuals - $10. Fee includes lunch. Saint Joseph Church, 102 N. Avenue P, Lubbock. Registrations taken at parish office or online at www.lubbockstjoseph.org. 806-765-9935.
COWBOY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR- Saint John Neumann Church, December 6, 10 a.m.--6 p.m. Deadline to secure booth has been changed to November 15. Contact: Kelly Zinsmeyer – 806-792-
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Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:Not available at press time. They will be sent when available.
PARENTING CLASSES – October 28, 2014 -“Helping Your Child’s Future,” by Wilma Edwards, MSSW, LMSW. This is a class that will inspire parents to follow some ways to help their kids with self-worth, confidence, and friendships. 6:30-8:30 p.m., #5 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock. To register: 747-5577 or email@example.com
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-““When we remember and grieve our loss, we set our souls free so we can move beyond the pain of abortion.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, 806-543-6265.
GRIEF SHARE program begins Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and runs for 13 weeks.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The next deadlines are:
EDITION DATE: November 9 DEADLINE: October 29
DATES TO REMEMBER:
The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
October 28, 2014