Briefs of the Church – March 17

Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be hosting fish frying events throughout the Lenten season. The final event is scheduled for April 8. Each event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those who make a purchase have a choice of a fish plate, a shrimp plate — both for $10 — or a combo plate with fish, shrimp and corn for $14. Cash, checks and card payments are accepted. Events are drive-thru only.

Covenant Health has made another adjustment to its visitation policies. Masks are mandatory on every campus for anyone 2 years of age or older. Visitor guidelines are different at each regional campus. Non-COVID patients may have four visitors per 24 hour period at Covenant Health Plainview and COVID patients may have up to two visitors per day.


The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Petersburg will host a Fish Fry event every Friday until Lent. Plates will be sold from 11 a.m. while supplies last every Friday for pickup only. Pre-orders are preferred before Wednesday evening. Those interested can call Mary Gonzalez at (806) 983-9965. Each plate costs $10 and includes two pieces of fish, fries, hushpuppies, a drink and a dessert for $10. The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Petersburg is located at 1005 W. 5and St.

Kaleidoscope of Faith is scheduled for June 25, 2022.

A four-week virtual summit on big ministry in small towns hosted by Baptists in Texas is set to begin in April. The following presentations are scheduled for 6:00 pm on the following dates: April 20 – Mobilizing the Small Town Church for Large Missions and Ministry; April 27 – Confronting Cultural Christianity in Small Towns; May 4 – Restoring the Glory: Breathing New Life in the Rural Black Church; May 11 – Remembering our call. Those interested can register to attend at www.texasbaptists.org/events/big-ministry-in-small-towns-virtual-summit.

Registration is now open for Wayland Baptist University’s 2022 Super Summer 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.

Seth Ward Baptist Church, 601 E. 24and 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. 24and 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 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. Registration fees are $5 for members, $7 for non-members, or $10 for a one-year membership.

ONLINE MASS – The Cathedral of Christ the King offers live streaming: go to www.ctkcathedral.org and click on “Online Mass”. Contact Margo at 792-6168.

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.

From the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock: These apps certainly do not replace the sacraments or gatherings of your parish community. But they offer great ways to pray during this time and beyond. https://epicpew.com/7-essential-apps-to-keep-the-faith-during-lockdown/

Bayard Faith Resources offers support for working with children and adolescents.
https://bayardfaithresources.com/collections/downloadables/products/how-to-talk-to-children-and-teens-about-covid-19-individual-version

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