Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
A Mass and dinner to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Capuchin Sisters presence in the Diocese of Amarillo will take place Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Monastery Garden, 4201 Northeast 18th Street, according to Mary Louise Vigil, president of the Capuchin Spiritual Alliance.
Mass will be celebrated at 6:30pm, with dinner served immediately after Mass. Cost of the dinner is $20.00 per person. Dinner music will be provided by Ramón Saldaña.
For the third year in a row, a reverse raffle will take place in conjunction with the celebration, according to Vigil, with all proceeds to benefit the Capuchin Sisters. First prize is a $1,500 VISA Gift Card. Second prize is a 42” television, valued at $400. Third prize is an oblong table cloth set. Other prizes include eight $100 VISA Gift Cards.
Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased from any board member, at the Monastery or by calling Vigil at 359-0366.
Nine Claretian Capuchin Sisters arrived in the Diocese of Amarillo from Guadalajara, Mexico on Aug. 13, 1981, responding to an invitation to establish a contemplative house in the diocese, according to an article in the Aug. 9, 1981 edition of The West Texas Catholic. The nine moved into the home that formerly served as the Bishop’s home.
“We invite everyone to join us for this wonderful occasion and celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Capuchins in the Diocese of Amarillo,” said Vigil. “The Capuchin Sisters have been with us since 1981, praying for us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, before the Blessed Sacrament for our needs and the needs of the diocese. They deserve our presence and we hope you will join us Aug. 16 and say thanks for their dedication to God and for all the prayers they offer for us.
“This is always a day of great enjoyment for them. Please come and celebrate with us.”