TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
RED MASS – Tonight, October 6 @ 6:30 p.m. – Christ the King Cathedral.
ROSARY IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE – Saturday, October 10 @12noon.. Littlefield Sacred Heart parishioners and their pastor Father Brian invite all to join them in praying the rosary in downtown Littlefield.
LEARN TO COOK! - Catholic Charities offers: Free nutrition, cooking classes, free dietitian appointments, free $60 gift card (for clients meeting income guidelines). Wednesdays @ 6 p.m. October 14, 21, 28 & November 4 at Catholic Charities, 102 Avenue J, Lubbock. Contact the Nutrition and Wellness Department: 806-765-8475 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHITE MASS for all Health Care Workers will be celebrated Saturday, October 24, at 5:30 p.m. at Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. The White Mass is open to all in the medical and allied health care occupations, including administrators, clerks, counselors, custodians, etc. It is called the “White” Mass because health care workers traditionally wore white attire. Reception will follow the Mass.
ANNUAL CATECHETICAL AND MINISTRIES CONFERENCE – We are the Good News, October 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Catholic Renewal Center. Keynote speaker is Jeanne K. Hunt, who served as Director of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and Director of Religious Education for many years. She is a contributor to many publications, including Homily Helps, Catholic Update and Faith Formation Update. Pre-registration fee is $20 and deadline is October 15. Door registration is $25. (Includes registration materials and snacks.) Lunch is on your own or bring snacks. Mail checks to We Are the Good News, Diocese of Lubbock, Box 98700, Lubbock, TX 79499 or email email@example.com. Include your name all contact information, parish and ministry.
LISTEN, LEARN, LAUGH YOUTH RETREAT - October 23-24, Our Lady of Guadalupe/Lubbock. The fee is $10, after October 21 it is $15. Based on Mark 9:7, this will count as a Confirmation retreat. It is for ALL Middle and High School Students. Spread the word! For questions, contact Deacon Jose Mora at 806-763-0710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAIDER PROMISE GALA DINNER – Saturday, November 7, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m., McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech. An evening of gourmet dining and fellowship, hosted wine and beer, music. Guest speaker is San Angelo Diocese’s Bishop Michael J. Sis. $50/person. Reserved tables of 8/$500. Proceeds will support the building of the John Saleh Catholic Student Center at TTU. RSVP by October 28 to Greg Ramzinski, 762-1672 or email@example.com.
CATHOLIC MOMS OF LUBBOCK ACTIVITIES FOR OCTOBER:
DIVINE MERCY CORPS gives direct aid to our brothers and sisters on the streets of Lubbock. It is run by a Saint Elizabeth Parish parishioner. Donations are needed to keep the ministry running. Needs: Clean socks, T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, and gloves (gently used are good), and individual containers of Ensure, as some people are quite ill and need the extra nutrition. Donations can be placed in the round basket in the Narthex at Saint Elizabeth. For info, please contact Beth Pressley 789-9002.
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING (SET) PROGRAMS SCHEDULED -
Office of Marriage and Family Life
MARRIAGE JUBILEE MASS – October 11 @ 3 p.m. SAVE THE DATE!!Bishop Placido Rodriguez will recognize those celebrating Jubilees of 25, 50 or 50+ years of marriage. Register for this celebration with your pastor, or at the church office. Couples names should be forwarded to Marriage & Family Life Office, Catholic Pastoral Center, Box 98700, Lubbock, TX 79499-8700 no later than October 7. Or FAX registration to 792-8109 or family firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARRIAGE WEEKEND: Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter is October 23-25 in Amarillo, Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring Street. Through others’ gifts, application fee is only $100, with opportunity to anonymously donate to the next weekend for another couple. Deadline to register is October 10, so hurry! Only eight rooms left! Contact: Rick & Bev Feller (405) 323-9119 or email@example.com. Apply online: http://www.wwme-section10.org/Amarillo
Office for Youth
SERVICE/TALENT NEEDED – Know a good, local band, speaker or entertainer to serve at youth retreats or gatherings? Send us their contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, (806)792-3943 ext. 230.
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY: Weekly classes on Sunday, 10:20-11:20 a.m. in the Saint John Neumann new school building, 22nd and Frankford. For adults and teens wanting to learn more about JPII’s, Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body. What it means. Why it matters. How do we attain true happiness on earth? What does it mean to be created in God’s image? Taught by Roy and Ellie Contreras and Deacon Kyle Broderson. For information call: Roy Contreras, 806-773-9127.
Office for Vocations
YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE proclaimed by Pope Francis. Resources for celebrating consecrated life in parishes and families can be found at http://bit.ly/1zx9EL0
Parishes & Around the Diocese
PEOPLE OF FAITH AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY - The State of Texas will execute death row inmates on Wednesday, October 14. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#2267) teaches that the death penalty should be used very rarely, if ever. Twenty people have been executed in the U.S. in 2015. 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.
EN-COUN-TER CATHOLICISM: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. in Kasteel Hall, Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street in Lubbock. Upcoming Sessions:
SAUSAGE FESTIVAL - Saint Joseph Church, Slaton, invites all to Saturday, October 17 sausage sales (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) and Oktoberfest(1-9 p.m.) and to October 18 Dinner (11 a.m.-3 p.m.$10/adults, $6/kids) and Fun Fest- (11-4). Quilt show & raffle, country store, bingo, live & silent auctions, kids’ activities games and more. For more information: http://www.slatonsausage.com/oktoberfest-october-17th
PILGRIMAGE WITH FATHER RUDI – Holy Spirit Church pastor Father Rudi Crasta invites diocesan Catholics to join with him in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land April 1-11, 2016. See Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Cana, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives and more (8-day tour); plus Amman and many more biblical and historical locations in Jordan (12 day tour). 8-day land prices-$1659/person, air fare (as of 8-15-15) to Tel Aviv-$1369 round trip; 12-day land price- $2299/person, double, add $700 single; air fare-return from Amman (as of 8/15/15) -$1692. Deposit of $250/person required to hold your space. For more information, call Sigrid – 806-829-2182 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE YOU INTERESTED? The Dominican Friars at St. Elizabeth Parish, Lubbock, are interested in sharing the Dominican charism of preaching the gospel through prayer, study, community and ministry as lived by the Dominican Laity. With Bishop Rodriguez’ approval, we are seeking to determine the level of interest in the Lay Dominican vocation in Lubbock diocese. For more information: www.laydomsouth.org, Father R. B. Williams, O.P. at email@example.com or at the parish, 806-762-5225, ext. 217. (Father R.B. is an itinerant preacher, so leave a message with contact info in case he is away.)
COWBOY CHRISTMAS VENDORS – Saint John Neumann Church will again host “Cowboy Christmas” on November 13 and 14 in the school gym, 10 a.m.-6p.m. Vendors are needed--$100 for this two-day event! For more information, please contact Kelly or Dawn- 799-2649.
Office for Finance
SAVE THE DATE – DCA Training/Kickoff Workshop, Saturday, January 30, 9-11:30 a.m.
Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 10-11 -Jesus offers a hard lesson regarding wealth and possessions in today’s Gospel. The rich man whom he encountered could not part with his possessions as a condition to becoming a disciple of Jesus. Would our response be the same as the rich man? Do we place our trust in our money and possessions instead of trusting in God’s generosity? Do we seek security in our possessions? Good stewards realize that their possessions must not possess them, lest those possessions block their relationship with the Lord.
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
PRAYER AND THE SAINTS RETREAT: Thursday, October 29 @7 p.m. – Sunday, November 1 (ends in morning), Mercy Retreat Center, 605 South 19th St., Slaton, Texas. (806) 828-6428. : $150.00 per person, double occupancy. Deposit is $50.00. Bring Bible and comfy clothes. Register Today! David D. Garza, the retreat director will be joined by several speakers. Mail your name, address, check and contact information (email included) to: Mercy Retreat Center, P.O. Box 91, Slaton, Texas 79364. Website is: mercyrc.com Topics include prayer and how the saints prayed, what Jesus, the Church, the Catechism and Scripture say about prayer, and various methods of prayer. Mass and confessions available each day.
WOMEN’S ACTS RETREAT - November 5-8, Mercy Retreat Center. For more information go to ACTScommunityoflub-bock.org
RACHEL’S VINEYARD-“I am once again the person who existed in the pre-abortion days. I had never felt forgiven until now. I didn’t know exactly what was missing and I can’t even find the words to describe how incredible this feeling is.” -Testimonial from Retreatant
For EWTN programming see: http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/advances.asp
SUBSTITUTES NEEDED: Both Christ the King and Saint Joseph Schools are accepting applications for substitute teachers. E-mail inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Substitute teachers must have at least 30 hours of college level credit, provide references, complete Safe Environment Training (SET) and complete a background check.
CASE MANAGER NEEDED: Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock is seeking a full-time STAR Youth Case Manager for Brownfield area. (Terry, Lynn & Yoakum Counties) The STAR program helps youth ages 0 to 17, and their families, with basic skills-building counseling. Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field. Send resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
MEET AND MINGLE: On October 13, 8:45-9:15 a.m. come meet current Tuesday Volunteers at Catholic Charities Resale Center, 1505 34th St. Mingle with our current volunteers and see what being a Tuesday volunteer is all about. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
CONFIRMATION YOUTH SERVICE HOURS – Youth who need service hours are invited to help Slaton Saint Joseph Church/School during their Sausage Festival Funfest on October 18. Shifts are 10 a.m.-1, 1-4, and clean up from 4-8 (greatly appreciated!). Adults are more than welcome to help as well. Thank you! Contact April Behnke- firstname.lastname@example.org, 806/239-6093.
Recurring (Weekly) Activities
MASS ON THE TEXAS TECH CAMPUS - Wednesdays at 12:10 P.M., Kent Hance Chapel. Visit www.raidercatholic.org for Student Center News
CATHOLIC MOMS meet on Wednesdays.Picnic on the lawn at the diocese, 4620 4th Street (weather permitting). For information, please contact Vicki Divine at 607-226-6398 or by email Vicki.Divine@gmail.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, email@example.com, 806-543-6265.
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
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
DATES TO REMEMBER: --Marriage Jubilee Mass – October 11, 3 p.m.
The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
October 06, 2015