TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
TRAINING FOR ADULT CIA LEADERS: For those taking the challenge of keeping our youth in the faith after Confirmation, Sister Jane & D’Maris will be coming to each deanery for a two-hour workshop on a program for those youth who have been confirmed,(CONFIRMED IN ACTION) in your parish.
FOOD PANTRY HELP - Catholic Charities' food pantry is in need of donations. During the summer months of June and July, Catholic Charities assisted a total of 89 household members with basic food items. Items can be dropped off at their main office, 102 Ave J, Lubbock 79401 or at the Resale Center 1505 34th Street. Monetary donations are also accepted. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Please see www.cclubbock.org
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Have a little free time on your hands? Catholic Charities is always in need of volunteers. Please call 806-765-8475 or the Resale Center at 806-763-8315 for more information, and/or see www.cclubbock.org
YOUTH NIGHT “ALIVE” - Saturday, September 10 @8 p.m. (doors will open at 7:30pm), Saint Elizabeth Church, 2316 Broadway, Lubbock. Nationally known speaker Paul J. Kim, and hosts Father Joseph Palacios and Father Francis Orozco. Adoration, Praise & Worship and more!. $10 admission before 9/10, $15 at the door. For more information: Nelson Rodriguez- 806-319-0700 or email@example.com
WELCOME NEW BISHOP ADS: Prepare to welcome the third Bishop of Lubbock with us. Purchase your congratulatory advertisement space—EARLY—for a special magazine edition of the South Plains Catholic. This full-color, glossy magazine edition will be published as the edition for the month of the ordination/installation Mass. All parishes, church organization, other dioceses, religious leaders and civic officials, businesses and individuals of good will are invited to purchase a full-color ad in one of four sizes: Full page ($1200), Half page ($650), quarter page ($350), and Welcome blessing (2-3 lines of text) ($100). Reserve your space today: Contact Jim Christy, 806-239-0345 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Behnke, 806-792-3943 or email@example.com
FREE PRENATAL CLASSES – for new and well-seasoned parents. The six-class series offered by Community Health Clinics will provide education on healthy pregnancy and your baby’s development. Door prizes and a chance to receive free baby items will be provided. Call Yvonne Carrillo at 806-765-2611 ext. 1310 to register or for more information.
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Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM TRAINING - August 23 @ 7 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 52nd & L, Lubbock. For more information, please contact Alicia Alvarez – 792-3943 x222; firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Marriage and Family Life
Office for Youth
Office for Vocations
Parishes & Around the Diocese
UPCOMING JAMAICA: August 28 - Pep Saint Philip Neri, 12-8 p.m.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAM provides youth skills-building counseling through the S.T.A.R. program. S.T.A.R. (Services to At Risk Youth) offers short-term services to youth ages 0-17 and their families who are dealing with conflict at home, school attendance issues, delinquency, or have a youth who runs away from home. S.T.A.R. services are not for families with an open CPS investigation or youth who have been adjudicated delinquent by a juvenile court. All services are free of charge. Call 806-765-8475 and ask a youth case manager for more information.
PEOPLE OF FAITH AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY - The State of Texas will execute one death row inmate Wednesday, August 31. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#2267) teaches that the death penalty should be used very rarely, if ever. The U.S. has executed 15 persons in 2016. Please join in an ecumenical prayer vigil during the approximate time of the actual execution (5:45-6:15pm), at the corner of 15th. & University. across from TTU in front of St. John’s UMC. Questions? Call St. John Neumann parishioner Anne Cochran -795-9745. Executions were stayed for inmates due to be executed on August 23 & 24.
PARENTING CLASSES – August 30 – Autism Academy – Dr. David Jenkins, LISD. Family Guidance Center, 5 Briercroft Office Park, Lubbock. Call 806-747-5577 to register.
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:
Office for Finance
Catholic School News
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: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 27/28- In today’s Gospel, Jesus challenges the social structure of the Pharisees and teaches his hosts and their guests some profound lessons in humility. Pharisees maintained deep social divisions between who they considered “holy” and “unholy,” rich and poor, honored and despised. They didn’t invite someone to a banquet or dinner who couldn’t reciprocate. And the lowly, the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind had no capacity to reciprocate. Good stewards realize that if they embrace a humility that allows them to be generous to those who cannot repay them, they give evidence of having the kind of heart that will enjoy the Lord’s intimate friendship. This week let’s reflect on our attitude towards those who cannot repay our generosity. What is the extent of our hospitality toward others? Are we generous with those who cannot repay us?
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
A.C.T.S. RETREAT UPDATE: Women’s Acts #32 November 3-6to ensure your slot 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.
RACHEL’S CORNER- Abortion is an experience that leaves many women feeling angry. A woman may aim her post-abortion anger at her husband, boyfriend, parents, friends, the abortionist and even herself. You are not alone. We can help you find peace. Next retreat Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 806-543-6265 or Peggy McGrath, email@example.com. 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 ACTIVITIES - For more information: 607-226-6398 or Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
August 23, 2016