Briefs from the Church – May 27

A small faith group sharing class will begin the first week of June at Saint John The Baptist Catholic Church in Lubbock. Participants will meet once a week for five weeks to study “A World Undone” by Father Mike Schmitz. The book and the course are free. Interested persons can obtain additional information at https://stjohnbaptistlbk.org/small-faith-sharing-groups.

Registration is now open for Super Summer 2022 at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview. This year’s featured speaker is Shannon Hopkins and worship leader is Dusty Joplin. The camp is scheduled for July 11-15. Those interested in additional information can find it at www.supersummer.com.


St. John The Baptist Catholic Church will host a Plug Into Jesus Parish Youth Festival on June 12 at 8:30 p.m. Those interested in additional information can visit https://stjohnbaptistlbk.org/summer-youth- faith-fest-2022.

The Holy Spirit Church in Lubbock will host a Kickin’ It with the Holies event on June 17 at 5 p.m. and a first pitch at 7 p.m. will take charge of a team of young people from the diocese.

Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock will host a special Mass on June 25 to celebrate the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the diocesan anniversary celebration. Bishop Coever will preside over the mass. Parish banners will be displayed at the Cathedral Gathering Area. Each parish is encouraged to bring its own banner. The event will immediately switch to the Kaleidoscope of Faith conference at the Catholic Renewal Center.

The Kaleidoscope of Faith is scheduled for June 25, 2022. Speakers begin at 1:15 p.m., gather at the Catholic Renewal Center in Lubbock – after the patronal feast day mass at Christ the King Cathedral. Food trucks will be available for lunch starting at noon. The afternoon will feature speaker and musician Joe Melendrez and speakers Father Nahum Lopez, pastor of St. Theresa Church in Lubbock and Father Heriberto Mercado, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Muleshoe and the church Saint Mary Magdalene on Earth. Registration and more information at https://catholiclubbock.org/Kaleidoscope.html.

The Catholic Renewal Center will host the Culture of Ministry Seminar for Young Adults on August 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be aimed at those beginning a ministry to young adults and current leaders in ministry to young adults. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to Peggy Klein at [email protected] or call (806) 696-3506 by August 8. Lunch will be provided.

The Catholic Charities team has Youth Counsellor/Case Manager positions open in Plainview, Brownfield or Lubbock. Visit www.cclubbock.org/joblisting.

Apply online for Catholic Charity Direct Aid programs. We are currently limiting the number of forms accepted each week to continue to respond in a timely manner. The form reopens every Monday at 9 a.m. Apply at cclubbock.org/intake-form

Parish volunteers and staff remember that you can complete your Safe Environment training through the Diocese’s website at www.CatholicLubbock.org/SafeEnvironment.html

Seth Ward Baptist Church, 601 E. 24e St., offers a Men’s Prayer Breakfast every second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m.

A Celebrate Recovery class is hosted by Johnny Beavers at Seth Ward Baptist Church, 601 E. 24e St., every Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Lighthouse Apostolic Church, 1504 Houston in Plainview, invites the public to pray at the church from 6-7 p.m. each Friday. You do not need to be a church member to attend and pray. For those who are homebound or sick, the church ministry will come to pray for you at your home. Call Pastor Alvin Ruiz at 806-729-4057 for more information.

Our Lady of Guadalupe offers a soup kitchen through the cafeteria once a month. A soup kitchen coordinator said it was run by the church’s CCD program. It helps involved children earn community service credits. Delivery is available. The soup kitchen is usually offered on the third Saturday of the month. Meals are served from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 211 W. Seventh Street.

The Plainview Dance Club holds dances at the Elks Lodge every first, second and fourth Thursday from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located at 908 N. I-27. Meetings include weekly musical entertainment each evening. There are no snacks. The event is open to everyone. Membership fees are $5 for members, $7 for non-members, or $10 for a one-year membership.

REPORTING ABUSE OR NEGLIGENCE: Our clergy (bishop, priests and deacons), seminarians, men and women of consecrated life, lay staff and volunteers are trained to recognize and report any disclosure or suspicion of physical abuse, abuse sex, sexual assault. , or negligence to the competent authorities. It is the policy of the Diocese of Lubbock to report any allegation of sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to law enforcement. ( https://catholiclubbock.org/ProperReportingProcedure.pdf) Once local law enforcement or the Child Abuse/Vulnerable Adults Hotline has been called, information regarding an allegation of abuse sexual assault on a minor should also be reported to the victim assistance coordinator, Oscar Reyes. at (806) 543-9178 or diocesan officials.

The Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock offers assistance with food and mental and emotional health. Those who need help or want to learn more can visit cclubbock.org/support or cclubbock.org/youth-and-familys for more information.

Bayard Faith Resources offers support for working with children and adolescents.
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If there are activities going on in your church that you would like the community to know about, send them to [email protected] or [email protected] to be posted on their news list of church. Memorials are held every Friday. Call (806) 296-1353 if you have any questions.

Jerry B. Hatch