The Church Family Gathers - 6.25.2022


Join us for an afternoon of faith, family, and fellowship June 25, 2022 at the Catholic Renewal Center 4620 Fourth Street, Lubbock, Texas 79416.

We invite you to make plans all day on June 25, first, to gather to celebrate a 10 a.m. Mass celebrating our diocese’s 39th Anniversary and the patronal feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Christ the King Cathedral.

Joe Melendrez

Joe Melendrez has forged a unique path to becoming one of America’s most exciting Catholic performers. At age fifteen, Joe was featured on MTV and developed a love for performing. Later that year, on a Teen A.C.T.S. Retreat, Joe encountered the awesome love of God. It was then that he decided to dedicate his life to sharing the Good News. Joe shares the Gospel in many unique ways, from his development of a faith-based clothing line (God Swagg Apparel), his release of four major Catholic hip-hop albums, to sharing the winnings from a college Chipotle contest (a year of free burritos), as a means to evangelize to different people with each meal!

Father Nahum Lopez

Pastor of Saint Theresa Church in Lubbock

Father Heriberto Mercado

Pastor of Saint Mary Magdalen Church in Earth and Immaculate Conception Church in Muleshoe


Register to let us know who in your family plans on joining to celebrate!


For more information call the Diocese of Lubbock at (806) 792-3943

or email questions to [email protected]


Contact Information

Sister Peggy Szeljack
Division Director
Phone: 806-792-3943 Ext. 230
E-mail: [email protected]

Alicia Alvarez
Division Assistant
Phone: 806-792-3943 Ext. 222
E-mail: [email protected]

Christine Wanjura
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Phone: 806-795-6477
E-mail:[email protected]

Deacon Juan Cavazos
Director of Marriage & Family Life
Phone: 806-792-3943 Ext. 221
E-mail: [email protected]

Peggy Klein
YACYM Director
Phone: (806) 792-3943 Ext. 229

Rosalie Martin
Assistant Director of Divine Worship
Phone: (806) 792-3943 Ext. 229
E-Mail: [email protected]

Lucas Flores
Communication Director
Phone: (806) 792-3943 Ext. 219
E-Mail: [email protected]

Nicholas Flores
Phone: (806) 792-3943 Ext. 220
E-Mail: [email protected]