TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
GRAND OPENING FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES RESALE CENTER, scheduled for tomorrow, December 17 @ 2 p.m. is POSTPONED.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES:
CATHOLIC RADIO IS HERE! – Tune in to Our Lady of Victory Radio, FM 102.9, our new Lubbock area Catholic radio station. Programming from Ave Maria, Saint Joseph Communications, EWTN, and more.
FREE VIDEOS from the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis: THE POWER OF CHOICE – From the “Character Counts” series which includes these titles: The Power of Choice; Acting on Your Values; Self-Esteem; Coping with Pressures; Drugs and Alcohol – Part I & II; Drinking and Driving; Sex; Friendship and Dating; Depression and Suicide; Communicating with Parents; Raising Your Parents. If you are interested in this series, please call/email Rose Martin – email@example.com , 806-792-2234 ext.224.
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
SOUTHWEST LITURGICAL CONFERENCE STUDY WEEK will be held in Amarillo this year. “Go and Proclaim: Alive in Christ,” will be held January 21-24, 2015 at the Amarillo Civic Center. Cost: $135 for early registration (includes banquet). Deadline- December 15 for early registration. For more information on workshops, registration and hotel, please see www.swlc.org and click on brochure.
Office of Marriage and Family Life
CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER (CEE) – Jan 23-25, 2015 Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Cost is $225/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 $60 will be charged for registration with two weeks before your weekend. Please make checks out to Lubbock CEE, mail to Family Life Office, Diocese of Lubbock, Box 98700, Lubbock, TX 79499-8700. Weekends are also scheduled for: April 24-26, June 5-7, Oct 9-11, 2015.
Office for Youth
TACTS – Teen ACTS retreat will be held January 1-4, 2015, at Mercy Center, Slaton. Although retreat is full, you may put your name on the waiting list in the event someone cancels, or on the list for the next reteat. Contact Ignacio Vasquez, liaison, at 806-790-6422 or email@example.com.
LET THE YOUTH OFFICE COME TO YOU – Sometimes you cannot make it to Lubbock for youth events. Let the Youth Office come to you for one of the following: Theology of the Body for Teens (mini retreat); Rebuilding the Church with Francis: Then and Now; Dealing with Emotions; Suicide. Call the Youth Office – 806-792-3943 ext. 230 and let them know how they can help you.
CONFIRMATION RETREAT DATES FOR 2015- For candidates in the second year of preparation:
Office for Vocations
COME & SEE WEEKEND – ‘Responding to God’s Call’ – December 28-29, Our Lady of Angels Convent, 8202 C$ 7700, Wolfforth. Begin Sunday at 5:30 p.m., leave 5:30 p.m. Monday. For single women 13 years and older. Please bring a sleeping bag and items needed for one night. To register, contact: Sister Olivia Rico at 806-789-9894 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Take time to spend with the Lord and the Franciscan sisters in discerning God’s unique plan for your life.
YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE proclaimed by Pope Francis begins on the First Sunday of Advent, the weekend of November 29/30. Resources for celebrating consecrated life in parishes and families can be found at http://bit.ly/1zx9EL0
Parishes & Around the Diocese
Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 20/21 --In today’s Gospel reading we hear proclaimed the story of the Annunciation, when the angel of the Lord announced to Mary that she would give birth to Christ through the intercession of the Holy Spirit. Mary allowed God’s messenger to speak to her. She was attentive, not afraid to enter into a dialogue, then unconditionally obedient. Mary’s acceptance of this mystery is a stewardship model for us. Good stewards remain open to the incursions of divine life into the normal course of their daily lives. How open are we to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our own lives? What might we do this last week of Advent to be more attentive to the Lord?
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
RACHEL’S VINEYARD-“Listen and let it penetrate your heart . . . do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Am I not here who am your mother? Are you not in the folds of my mantle?” - Our Lady of Guadalupe; Feast: December 12
Recurring (Weekly) Activities
SINGLE AND PARENTING program begins Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. To register, please call Family Life office – 806-792-3943 ext. 231 or email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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., MASS WILL BEGIN AGAIN ON JANUARY 21. Graduate Center Conference Room, basement of the Administration Building. Visit ww.raidercatholic.org for Student Center information.
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 email@example.com. The next deadlines are:
EDITION DATE: January 11 DEADLINE: December 31
DATES TO REMEMBER:
The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
December 16, 2014