TOP NEWS – MOST RECENT
MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP – “Pornography And Its Effects On Men, Marriages And Families” – Saturday, February 13, 9 a.m., presented by Rev. Bill Anton, Rector, Christ the King Cathedral, in the Parlor,
RITE OF ELECTION – Sunday, February 14 @ 3 p.m., Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. For more information, contact Father Rene Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST FRIDAY MASS to end abortion and euthanasia, (March 4) Saint John Neumann, 24th & Frankford, 5:30 p.m. Every First Friday of the year.
✜WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT – Saturday, February 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saint John Neumann Church Hospitality Room, 24th & Frankford, Lubbock. Preregister by February 14. $10 fee includes lunch. Registration & breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Speaker: Deacon Leroy Behnke. For questions contact Jennifer at 806-392-7174.
ANDREW’S SUPPER & FIAT DINNER – February 25, 6-8 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 211 West 7th Street, Plainview. Prayer- Supper - Sharing for College and High School age men and women. To register: contact your parish office or Deacon Arturo Hinojosa, 806-729-0354 email@example.com
✜STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Christ the King Cathedral, all Fridays of Lent at 7 p.m. (except Good Friday at 3 p.m.)
✜February 13, Lent: Mercy Coming Alive, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Director – Deacon Clarke Cochran
✜NATIONAL SPEAKER/EVANGELIST – Michael Cumbie will bring a Lenten Mission to Saint Michael Church, 316 E. Washington, Levelland, Monday, February 22-Wednesday February 24, 7 p.m. nightly. Raised anti-Catholic, he underwent a dramatic conversion to Catholicism. Come experience inspirational and life-saving talks! Information: 806-894-2268
✜DISCOVER YOUR YEAR OF MERCY RETREAT - February 26 @7 p.m.--February 28 @ 2 p.m. Discover How to Implement Pope Francis' "Works of Mercy" in Your Life. Learn how to practice loving kindness, compassion, and self-restraint in transforming your life, your relationships, your work, and all of life. Speakers: Msgr Joseph James, Father Benedict Rudolf Crasta, David Garza, Mary Reid and other special guests and priests at Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Reconciliation will be available. $150/person ($75 deposit) includes two nights lodging, five meals, snacks. Contact: Mark Meurer: 806-789-8456 or firstname.lastname@example.org To register, see www.MercyRC.com
‘✜DAY OF REFLECTION – Saturday, February 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., “Thirsting for the Water of Life” presented by Father Brian Pierce, OP, Saint Elizabeth Church, Hanly Hall, 2305 Main Street Lubbock. Attendance is free. Lunch will be provided. No need to pre-register. Please bring your bibles.
✜Lenten Youth Retreat – March 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Shallowater Saint Philip. Cost is $10, scholarships available. For more information, call Youth Office – 806-792-3943 ext. 230.
✜March 12, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m., Lenten Retreat “Putting Skin on Mercy,” with Father R.B. Williams, OP. Reflections on the corporal works of mercy using scripture and the words of Pope Francis. Kasteel Hall, Family Activity Center, Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. Sacrament of Reconciliation available. $10 includes breakfast, lunch and all materials. To register, contact Renée Underwood at email@example.com, 806-928-0463 or online at www.ctkcathedral.org/skinonmercy
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Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
SAVE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM TRAINING - February 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Catholic Pastoral Center
SACRAMENT TEXTS AVAILABLE free for any parish that could use them for CCE.
Office of Marriage and Family Life
❤ WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND - February 12-14 - Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples enhance their communication and build a strong, loving relationship. Make this Marriage Encounter (Valentine’s) Weekend at Amarillo’s Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center a special time for the two of you to explore, rediscover, and reconnect with each other. There are still a few spaces left, so apply now at http://www.wwme-section10.org/Amarillo. For more information contact Rick & Bev Feller, (405-323-9119) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION RETREAT- "By your Side," February 26-27, Friday-6-9:45 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Please call Lubbock Our Lady of Guadalupe Church office to register: 806-763-0710/ fee for visiting couples from other parishes is $50.
RETROUVAILLE weekend in the Diocese of Lubbock – March 4-6, 2016. More information to come.
Office for Youth
TOB4T –Theology of the Body for Teens retreats are planned for Junior High youth on February 27 at Our Lady of Grace Church, Lubbock, and at Sacred Heart Church, Littlefield, April 2. Please contact Elizabeth at the Nurturing Center or Ellie Contreras at 773-9803 or email@example.com, if interested. Retreats run from noon to 9 p.m. and cost $15 to attend. All junior high youth invited.
CONFIRMATION RETREAT, YEAR 1 – Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. Dates for 2016: 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 6-8, 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 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, February 5. All are welcome.
Parishes & Around the Diocese
CATHOLIC ON PURPOSE: Weekly classes on Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Christ the King Kasteel Hall. Taught by Eben Emerson. For more information: Margo Gonzalez, 805-792-6168.
❤ SAN RAMON VALENTINE'S DANCE- Friday, February 12, 7 pm to 12 am, Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall (FM 1585,East of Slide). $25/couple; $15/single. Serving Menudo, Tamales and more. Raffle with great prizes. Call 806.863.2201 for more information.
❤ SWEETHEART SIZZLER – Dinner/Dance- Saturday, February 13, at 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Parish Hall, 21st & Division Slaton. Steak dinner, drinks, dance featuring Gary Nix & West Texas. $30 a person. Silent auction & chances to win awesome prizes. Contact: 828-6761.
❤SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY RIB EYE STEAK DINNER - Saturday, February 13, 5 – 9 p.m., Saint Philip Church, 10th & J, Shallowater. 12–14 oz. Rib Eye served with salad, loaded mashed potato, dessert, and drink. $50/couple, $25/an individual. Contact Belinda Aguilar, 239-2556, Alice Serna, 786-5329, or the office, (806)832-4088, to purchase your tickets and make reservations. Deadline: Thursday, February 11.
EN-COUN-TER CATHOLICISM: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. in Kasteel Hall, Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street in Lubbock. en•coun•ter Catholicism©. A different topic and presenter each week.
Correction: PEOPLE OF FAITH AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY- The State of Texas will execute another death row inmate on Tuesday, February 16. You are invited to an ecumenical prayer vigil during the approximate time of the actual execution (5:45-6:15pm), at the corner of 15th St. & University Ave. across from TTU in front of St. John’s UMC. Questions? Call Saint John Neumann parishioner Anne Cochran -795-9745.
Office for Finance
Office of Stewardship and Development / Catholic Foundation
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:First Sunday of Lent-February 13/14 - The second reading from Saint Paul to the Romans is a favorite of those involved in the ministry of evangelization. There are no “secret” disciples of the Lord. Those who exercise good stewardship of their faith realize that publicly identifying themselves as followers of Christ has a cleansing effect on their lives. Openly confessing Christ makes them more conscious of how they live their daily lives. Are we content to privatize our faith or are we good stewards of a faith that we share, make public, and regularly identify as a life in Christ?
Primer Domingo de Cuaresma -La segunda lectura de San Pablo a los Romanos es la favorita de quienes están involucrados en el ministerio de la evangelización. No hay discípulos “secretos” del Señor. Quienes ejercitan una buena corresponsabilidad de su fe, se dan cuenta que identificarse a sí mismos públicamente como seguidores de Cristo, tiene un efecto purificador en sus vidas. Confesar a Cristo abiertamente, les hace más conscientes de cómo viven sus vidas diariamente. ¿Estamos nosotros satisfechos de nuestra fe privada o somos buenos corresponsables de una fe que compartimos, que hacemos pública y que identificamos regularmente como una fe en Cristo?
Retreats/ Spiritual Development
RACHEL’S VINEYARD- “For 42 years I have had an infected body. When I looked in a mirror I would see my ugly face. I was always told how ugly I am. People made fun of me for being ugly. I could only see who I wished I could be. Now I know I am pretty!! I am healed! My wounds are not infected anymore! It is all gone! God has shown me how much He loves me” - Testimonial from a retreat
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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
MASS ON THE TEXAS TECH CAMPUS - Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. on Campus in Kent Hance Chapel.
CATHOLIC ON PURPOSE: Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Christ the King Kasteel Hall. Taught by Eben Emerson. For more information: Margo Gonzalez, 805-792-6168. All welcome.
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 - 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.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
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The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Communications
February 09, 2016