TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
Save the Date: Families Encountering Christ Camp, June 20-23 with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
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.
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:
SERVING THE POOR WITH MERCY for Youth Leaders, Newly Confirmed-fully initiated Youth and guides, Saturday June 4, 10 a.m.-Noon, Diocesan Pastoral Center Library, 4th & Toledo. Marcus Martinez from Catholic Relief Services will share ideas on how to keep your Confirmation commitment alive and real. Lunch and fellowship follows workshop. Please RSVP by June 2 to get a lunch count.
FREE BUDGETING AND CREDIT CLASS – Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1120 52nd Street, Lubbock. A perfect opportunity for new graduates, young adults, married couples and anyone who wants a better understanding of handling their personal finances. Representatives from City Bank Texas will cover the basics in budgeting, credit repair, keeping a good credit rating and applying for credit. The presentation will be provided in English and in Spanish. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Unless requested, no one will contact you after the event. For more information, please contact Dario Rendon at 806-928-1243.
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – As the school year draws to a close, parishes will be planning for Vacation Bible School for their children. The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis has a few VBS kits that can be checked out from our library for use in your parish. For more information, contact Rose Martin - 806-792-2234 (224) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Marriage and Family Life
CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER (CEE) –June 3-5, 2016, Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Cost is $225/couple. CEE provides quality marriage preparation for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church. Non-Catholics are also welcome. Contact Richard & Elaine Ybarra, email@example.com, 806-792-3943 ext 231, or see http://catholiclubbock.org/Engaged.pdf. Late registration fee of $60 will be charged for registration with two weeks before your weekend. Checks should be made out to Lubbock CEE, mailed to Family Life Office, Diocese of Lubbock, Box 98700, Lubbock, TX 79499-8700.
Office for Youth
TEEN ACTS RETREAT #9 – July 14-17. The Teen Directors are Savina Moreno and Michael King. The Spiritual Companion is Tina Mendez, with Father John Ohlig as the Spiritual Director. Registration is $180 and is available online at www.actscommunityoflubbock.org or contact Robin Grosz at (806)777-6137 with questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Registration deadline is August 5.
Parishes & Around the Diocese
MEMORIAL DAY MASS - The annual Catholic War Veterans Memorial Day Mass: May 30@ 11a.m., at Christ the King Cathedral. All are invited to attend.
NIGHT TO REMEMBER – June 5, 6:30-9 p.m., Catholic Renewal Center, 4th & Toledo, Lubbock. Catholic Charities invites all to this Silver Jubilee Year of Mercy fundraiser. Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, six $1,000 cash prizes. $125 ticket admits two (only 250 tickets sold). For tickets: 806-765-8475 x 117 or Catholic Charities, 102 Avenue J, Lubbock, TX 79401.
K OF C GREAT AMERICAN COOKOFF – June 10 & 11, Terry County Coleman Park, Brownfield. Guaranteed prizes. Entry Fee: $100 for three meats, $45 per individual meat. June 11th Chili Cook-off entry fee is $20. June 11 at the Amphitheater, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Gary Nix Band will be performing. For full schedule, entry forms and information, please see www.KofCCookoff.com., or contact Jimmy Garza 806-891-9668 or firstname.lastname@example.org Concert by Element, 3 on 3 basketball tournament will also be featured.
PRIESTS’ WELLNESS DAY – For all priests in the diocese, May 26, Covenant Lifestyle Centre. Appointments are necessary. Please call Jeannie Rodriguez, 806-792-3943 ext. 216 or email@example.com.
PEOPLE OF FAITH AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY- The State of Texas will execute another death row inmate on Thursday, June 2nd. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#2267) teaches that the death penalty should be used very rarely, if ever. You are invited to an ecumenical prayer vigil during the approximate time of the actual execution (5:45-6:15pm). The vigil is held at the corner of 15th St. & University Ave. across from TTU in front of St. John’s UMC. Questions? Call St. John Neumann parishioner Anne Cochran -795-9745.
RUNNING2RESCUE - foot race, fundraiser, will be held June 4 @ 8 a.m. at Mackenzie Park in Lubbock. It’s a tool to raise awareness about human trafficking, and restore hope to the victims. All proceeds of the race benefit OneVo!ceHome and will provide these precious girls a second chance at life. To sign up for the race: http://bit.ly/1rb6e2a
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
Office for Finance
Catholic School News
OPEN ENROLLMENT – Currently there is 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
OCP GRANTS - If your parish is in financial need in the areas of liturgy or music, apply online today! Grants applications are being accepted until May 30. Visit http://www.ocp.org/grants for the application, FAQ, overview and eligibility. En Espanol: ocpenespanol.org/grants. For more information, contact the Office of Stewardship and Development, 806-792-3943.
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - May 28 / 29 - From the rich Eucharistic themes to be drawn from today’s second reading, one stewardship theme stands out: The Eucharist is Christ’s gift to us. Good stewards are grateful for this gift and realize that no matter their station in life, they are welcome to come to the table and receive the body and blood of Christ. If Jesus could break bread with his betrayer, Judas, his denier, Peter, and the other ten who deserted him, then he will welcome us. Do we truly appreciate what a tremendous gift it is to approach the Lord’s table? Do we accept the transforming power of the gift of Christ’s body and blood?
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
A.C.T.S. RETREAT UPDATE: Women’s Acts #32 November 3-6 to ensure your slot. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-507-1454. The fee for Retreats is $180 per person, partial scholarships available.
RACHEL’S CORNER ““I have told you all this so that you may find peace in me. In the world you will have hardship, but be courageous: I have conquered the world.” - John 16:33
For EWTN programming see: http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/advances.asp
Recurring (Weekly) Activities
YOUNG ADULT FAITH GROUP – Mondays @ 8 p.m., Lubbock Saint Elizabeth Pallotti Building. For Catholic young adults and young professionals, who wish to grow deeper in their Catholic faith. Discussions include faith-based topics and reflections on the upcoming Sunday scriptures. Social events are also planned. 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 ACTIVITIES FOR OCTOBER - 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)
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.
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS –For those grieving the loss of a child. First Tuesdays at 7 p.m., (Spanish meeting, Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.) at Lubbock Christian University (Behavioral Science Bldg, corner of 21st Street and Dover, Room 105). For all denominations. (806) 218-2397 TCFLubbock@gmail.com or www.compassionatefriends.org
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
May 24, 2016