TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, LUBBOCK NOVENA – December 4 & 5 @6 p.m.; December 6-Diocesan Procession-3 p.m. (details under Parishes); December 7-10-6 p.m.; December 11-6-8 p.m., Live concert, 10 p.m. Mass; December 12-6 a.m. Mass. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1120 52nd, Lubbock. 806-763-0710.
AFRICAN MASS will be celebrated December 13 at Saint Elizabeth Chapel, 2301 Main, Lubbock, @ 12:00 Noon. All are welcome to attend.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING -DECEMBER – ALERT. Ending slavery is everyone’s work. U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) is a collaborative, faith-based network that offers educational resources, information about access to survivors’ services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery. Visit the web site: sistersagainsttrafficking.org
CONFIRMATION RETREAT, YEAR 1 – Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. Dates for 2016: January 23, February 27 & April 16, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration Fee-$20/scholarships available. Lunch and snacks provided. Contact: Sister Mary Jane Alaniz – 806-863-4904, firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFIRMATION RETREAT-Diocesan – May 13-15, Snyder Deanery and any other youth who have not made a retreat. Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Fee: $95 (includes 5 meals, two nights lodging, t-shirt, retreat materials and band. Scholarships available. Begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday and concludes with family sharing at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Parents meet their teens on Sunday for Mass, lunch, a retreat summary and faith-sharing.
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Office of Marriage and Family Life
REDISCOVER YOUR MARRIAGE! Retrouvaille is a lifeline for couples willing to reach out for help. Why not take time out from your busy schedule to spend some time improving your marriage? For confidential information or to pre-register for the December 11-13, 2015 program, call Paul or Patty Miguel at 806-420-1520, or email us at email@example.com. Or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS – from the GriefShare Program. The program is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn: How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays; what to do about traditions and other coming changes; helpful tips for surviving social events; and how to discover hope for your future. For more information, please call Richard or Elaine Ybarra, 806-792-3943 ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office for Youth
YOUTH MINISTER TRAINING SESSION – Saturday, December 5, 10 am-1 p.m. (includes light lunch), Our Lady of Guadalupe, 52nd & L, Lubbock. Presenter is Deacon Jose Mora “Becoming a Youth-friendly Parish”
Office for Vocations
FIRST FRIDAY ROSARY FOR VOCATIONS –Christ the King Cathedral, 6:35 a.m. on the first Friday of every month, just before the 6:55 a.m. Mass, the intention of which is for vocations. Next one is Friday,
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
PEP THANKSGIVING DINNER – Thursday, November 26, 11-2, Saint Philip Neri Parish Hall, FM 303, Pep. German sausage and turkey with all the trimmings. Adults-$12, children under 6-$6. Take-outs-$12 (call 806-789-7017). Raffle, country store, fish pond. For more information: 806-933-4693 (on 11/24-11/26-933-4355).
CITY BANK COMMUNITY REWARDS - Catholic Charities, Christ the King School and the Nurturing Center are participating. The 18 highest vote-getters will receive grants from City Bank. You may vote once a day, with one email, until December 13. Log onto https://www.citybankonline.com/communityrewards
DISCOVERING JESUS – An Advent Experience – Wednesday, December 2-Sunday December 6, 1-5 p.m. or 4-9 p.m. weekdays, Christ the King Family Activity Center. Spend 40-45 minutes this Advent in a personal and powerful prayer experience that combines multimedia, narration, hymns, video, and all your senses as you explore the true meaning of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection. Journeys begin every 10 minutes-schedule your time now by contacting Paul Bradley- email@example.com or 577-8644
ROSARY NOVENA/PROCESSION IN SLATON – All are invited to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 605 S. 4th, Slaton, for a novena in preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 3 & 4, @6.30 p.m., followed by Mass; December 5, @ 9 a.m. followed by Mass; December 6, @10:30 a.m., followed by Sunday Mass; December 7, 8, 9 & 10 & 11 @6:30 p.m., followed by Mass (and anointing of sick on 11/10); and Saturday, December12, Mañanitas @ 5 a.m., followed by Mass. December 12 -Procession to downtown Slaton @ 3 p.m. followed by Benediction back at church, & a talk, Mary,Model for Family Life by Deacon Paul Murillo. Sunday, December13, Holy Eucharist @ 10 a.m., followed by reception. (Only one Mass)
LUBBOCK OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE PROCESSION- Sunday, December 6 @3 p.m. Catholics from all parishes are invited. Park cars at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 52nd & Avenue L. Buses will transport people to the Byron Martin Center, 32nd & Avenue Q. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe following the procession. Floats and Church Banners are welcome. **(See last page for float criteria.) For more information, please call the church at 806-763-0710 or Irma at 806-438-8774.
EVENING OF HEALING – Thursday, December 3, 7-9 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Littlefield. Presenter is Brendan Case, founder of the Companions of the Holy Spirit, a Catholic Charismatic lay missionary community. With guitar in hand, Brendan is a dynamic preacher of the Word of God who moves in the prophetic and healing. His ministry has experienced the blind seeing, deaf hearing, quadriplegics walking, and the barren conceiving. www.BrendanCase.com A free-will offering will be taken.
AREA-WIDE RETREAT –
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Sunday, November 29, 10:00-2:00. Holiday Fun at Our Lady of Grace, Buxkemper Hall, 3111 Erskine, Lubbock.
COWBOY CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE – Saturday, December 5, 7 p.m.. Traditional Turkey Dinner w/Fixins, live and silent auctions. Dance begins at 8 p.m., featuring: Texas Cadillac Jack. $25/person. B.Y.O.B. Raffle-$20 per ticket – for Disneyworld trip –Family of 4, 6 days/5 nights, Park hopper tickets, resort hotel, and air fare. For more information, call Kelly – 799-2649.
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. For more information, call Sigrid – 806-829-2182 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: First Sunday of Advent -November 28/29 - On this first Sunday of Advent, Jesus warns his disciples about the end-time. He urges them to pray, be vigilant, spiritually awake, avoid self-indulgence, spiritual malaise, and a preoccupation with anxiety. Jesus advises against a lifestyle of earthly pleasures and worry. These will not matter when the Lord asks for an account of our stewardship. Stewards realize their lives are not just about the here and now. They know themselves to be reflections of God’s active presence in the world and witnesses of the Lord’s promises. As we begin this season of hope, let us reflect on the practical effect of having every waking moment in our lives dedicated to the Lord.
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
RACHEL’S VINEYARD-““I came with my husband. When I got here I would not even let him carry my suitcase. I leave with a man who I didn’t completely know and who I can now say I am so proud to be his wife and even more proud he is the father of my children. Thank you for giving me back my husband. He can carry both of our suitcases now!” -Testimonial from Retreat
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 email@example.com. Substitute teachers must have at least 30 hours of college level credit, provide references, complete Safe Environment Training (SET) and complete a background check.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 806-543-6265 or Peggy McGrath, email@example.com. Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/UpperroomLBK
STEP UP TO FITNESS FOR ADULTS – Mondays, 7-8 p.m. at Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Road, Lubbock. These FREE exercise classes focus on prevention and healthy living. For more information, please contact Yvonne, 765-2611, ext. 1009
MASS ON THE TEXAS TECH CAMPUS - Wednesdays at 12:10 P.M., Kent Hance Chapel. Visit www.raidercatholic.org for Student Center News
HOLY HOUR - Christ the King Cathedral has a Holy Hour for Vocations at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. Next one is Thursday, November 12. All are welcome.
CATHOLIC MOMS OF LUBBOCK ACTIVITIES FOR OCTOBER - For more information: 607-226-6398 or Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Wednesdays, 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:
**Procession float requirements: Our theme this year will be "Year of Mercy". Criteria for floats are: no overhangs above tires. Tires must be visible at all times. No people walking behind floats. If there are children on floats, please have one adult supervising on each float at all times. Be at Byron Martin Center by 2 pm to get your place. Order of floats will be determined by the ushers of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lubbock TX. Please notify Juan Carlos Martinez at 806-763-0710 to confirm your participation no later than December 3rd.
The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
November 24, 2015