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SILENT LENTEN RETREAT – Saturday, February 21, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8200 CR 7700, Wolfforth. Retreat director is Father Ernesto Lopez who will present “Rend your hearts…and turn to the Lord, your God” (Joel 2:12-13). What are the qualities Jesus wants to form in your heart? What is he asking you to change? This silent retreat day includes presentations, personal prayer time, opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation. Donation: $15/lunch included (scholarships available). To register: 806-863-4904 or email@example.com.
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY RESOURCES: Looking for resources? Please see the USCCB website http://bit.ly/1zQ2s05 to access a bulletin insert about the social benefits of marriage, in both color and black and white, for suggested use on World Marriage Sunday, February 8, or at other opportunities; and a preaching resource for priests and deacons to preach about marriage on World Marriage Sunday.
SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTS: February 14
NURTURING CENTER NEEDS: Please consider a personal or group donation of the following items to the Nurturing Center, 3303 66th Street, Lubbock: Baby Shampoo/Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, Baby Bottle (gender neutral colors), Diapers (all sizes but currently are low in stock on Size 4 & 5), Baby Wipes. Please drop off your donations, or call 806-780-6853 for more information.
FAT SUNDAY February 15, 2015 –Food booths, seven bands, raffle drawing (Hitachi 50” TV), tickets $2/each or 3/$5, available from any cursillista or on day of festival. Catholic Renewal Center, 4620 4th Street, Lubbock. All are invited! For more information, contact Deacon Joe Morin-543-5686.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Catholic Charities is currently seeking a Director of Family Counseling, LPC preferred but not required. Master's degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field and at least two years clinical experience in direct patient contact. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
><> FISH FRY LISTINGS><> – We will be listing parishes hosting a fish fry and/or other Lenten activities beginning next week. Send your information (date, location, prices) to email@example.com or call 806-792-3943 ext. 218.
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
RECYCLING OLD SLIDES - Is there anyone interested in re-cycling old slide photos? We have a number of images left in the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis that were formerly used for catechesis. Perhaps someone may have a creative idea to use these items so that they don’t end up in the landfill. If you are interested, please contact Rose Martin firstname.lastname@example.org -806-792-2234.
ARISE SEASON FOUR TRAINING FOR SMALL COMMUNITY LEADERS:
Office of Marriage and Family Life
MARRIAGE HELP: Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue….or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille has helped many couples through difficult times in their marriages. If you are willing to try and rebuild the loving relationship you once had, please give Retrouvaille a try. Our next program in Lubbock will be starting the weekend of
March 6-8, 2015. For confidential information or to pre-register, call 806-792-3943 ext. 231 or visit www.catholiclubbock.org/family.html.
Office for Youth
CONFIRMATION RETREAT DATES FOR 2015- For candidates in the second year of preparation:
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
HOLY SPIRIT GALA - Saturday, January 31 - social @6:30 p.m., dinner @7 p.m. (Beer & wine provided--no BYOB) $50/donation/person; call 698-6400 for tickets--tables of 8 can be reserved. At Holy Spirit McGivney Hall, 98th & Frankford, Lubbock. Attire: coat and tie. To benefit building fund.
FOOTSTEPS IN FAITH BIBLE CONFERENCE – is scheduled for February 7 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and February 8 (8 a.m.-Noon). “Catholicism – The Fullness of Faith” will be presented by outstanding and knowledgeable speakers Dr. Brant Pitre and, Dr. Michael Barber. Each day there will be an opportunity for Mass and confession. Lunch available on site (Holy Spirit Church, 98th & Frankford), served by the Knights of Columbus. Lodging: Special pricing ($75 if reserved by January 31) is offered at the Ashmore Inn for travelers from outside of Lubbock. General admission tickets: $20, for active catechists: $10. Free tickets for priests, deacons and women religious, but early registration is required. To register: www.FootstepsinFaith.com, obtain brochure offered at Brother John’s Catholic Bookstore (13th & Slide Road, Lubbock); and/or mailing name, address and payment to Footsteps in Faith, 5710 83rd, Lubbock, TX 79424.
SAINT MICHAEL’S SAUSAGE FESTIVAL – February 8, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. All invited to the 30th Annual Festival! Meal tickets: $10/adults, $6/kids 6 & under. Carry-outs available, bulk sausage- $5/lb. Silent and live auctions. Games for kids. Raffle tickets for a 2014 Silverado Texas Edition 5.3L V-8 pickup are $5/each. Not responsible for TT & L or IRS. Contact: Saint Michael's 806-894-2268
BRUNCH - CATHOLIC MOMS OF LUBBOCK is a new group, being built in faith and love, in hopes of providing support and community for mothers of all ages and stages. Moms may join the group by visiting the website and creating a private profile. We hope to incorporate any standing mothers’ groups from individual parishes, as well as diocesan events for families, play dates, feast days, book discussions, service opportunities for the whole family, prayer and most of all fellowship and support for the vocation of motherhood. Join us for our Kick-off Mothers’ Morning Brunch on February 7 at 10 a.m. at the Office of Marriage and Family Life, Catholic Renewal Center, 4th & Toledo. If you would like to join and/or have an idea for an event please go to www.meetup.com/catholicmomsoflubbock or contact Vicki Divine at 607-226-6398 or by email email@example.com
PEOPLE OF FAITH AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY- The State of Texas will execute two death row inmates: January 28, and 29. You are invited to ecumenical prayer vigils during the approximate times of these actual executions (5:45-6:15 p.m.). During this time we pray for the victims of the crimes, the accused, their families and those who carry out the execution. The vigils are held at the corner of 15th Street & University Ave. across from TTU in front of St. John’s UMC. Questions? Call St. John Neumann parishioner Anne Cochran-795-9745.
SOUTH PLAINS MEN CHALLENGING MEN (SPMCM)challenges men to end violence against women on the South Plains by asking men to recognize their role in intervention and prevention.White Ribbon Campaign Kickoff, January 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave, Lubbock. Please RSVP by January 23, 2015. For more information: Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time • January 31- February 1A prominent theme in the Gospel of St. Mark is the divine authority of Jesus of Nazareth. While Moses was a prophet who spoke from a personal experience of God, he promised a great prophet who would be Jesus himself. He is the one empowered by his Father to be the Messiah; whose teaching reached into people’s hearts and caused them to turn toward God. Even “unclean spirits” responded to him. Stewards allow the teachings of Jesus Christ to touch them and transform their lives. Do we recognize the authority of Jesus to touch us each day? Do we give Christ the opportunity to transform us?
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
MEN’S ACTS RETREAT #23 – February 5, 6 p.m.-February 8, 12:00 p.m. Register online: http://www.actscommunityoflubbock.org/adult-registration
RACHEL’S VINEYARD-- “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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., 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: February 8 DEADLINE: January 28
DATES TO REMEMBER:
The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
January 27, 2014