Retreat Center Activities
Amarillo—The public is invited to join the weekly Contemplative Prayer Group every Tuesday afternoon from noon to 1:00 at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring. The Retreat Center will host the next First Wednesdays on Feb. 1 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Learn more by calling Linda Astuto at the BDRC, 383-1811 or go online to www.bdrc.org.
Divine Mercy Cenacle
Amarillo—A Thursday Divine Mercy Cenacle Group meets on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month at 6:00 in the St. Joseph Room at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington. Find out more by calling St. Mary’s Cathedral at 376-7204.
Communion Ministers Needed
Amarillo—Communion Ministers are needed for Northwest Texas Hospital and possibly at Baptist St. Anthony’s to help serve the patients and families with support and Communion. If interested, please contact either Davlyn Duesterhaus, BSA Chaplain, at 212-4283, or Juanita Cruz at 463-2246.
Upcoming ACTS Retreats
Amarillo—An ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology and Service) Retreat for men will take place Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring. Registration forms are available at parish offices or through the ACTS Community website, www.actsamarillo.org. An ACTS Retreat for women will be offered Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11.
Theology On Tap To Meet Jan. 19
Amarillo—The third year of Theology on Tap continues Thursday, Jan. 19 at I Don’t Know Sports Bar and Grill at 1301 Southwest 6th Ave.
All young adults throughout the Diocese of Amarillo are invited to attend Theology on Tap, which is sponsored by the young adult offices at St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Thomas the Apostle Church. The monthly gatherings take place on the third Thursday of each month. Admission is free.
For more information on Theology on Tap, please contact Kelsey Matchen at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 376-7204 or Caleb Hubbard at St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 358-2461.
Columbiettes Auxiliary #1450
Amarillo—Columbiettes Auxiliary #1450 meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00pm in the St. Joseph Room at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington. All members are encouraged to attend the next meeting set for Monday, Jan. 23. Any women interested in joining the auxiliary are encouraged to call Veronica Almanza, Columbiettes president, at 382-7800. All Catholic women 17 years old and older are eligible to join the Columbiettes.
Annual Bovina Sausage Dinner
Bovina—German Sausage with all the trimmings will be on the menu Sunday, Jan. 29 during the annual German Sausage Dinner at St. Ann’s Church. The dinner will run from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the parish hall on Third Street.
The dinner will be served to adults for a suggested $12.00 donation and to children six and under for a suggested $6.00 donation. Takeouts will be available at no additional charge. Sausage and sauerkraut will also be available for purchase the day of the dinner or by contacting any St. Ann’s parishioner prior to the dinner.
For more information, please contact the parish office at 806-251-1511.
St. Faustina Circle Meat Raffle
Amarillo—St. Faustina Circle at St. Hyacinth Church is conducting a Meat Raffle, with the drawing will take place Thursday, Feb. 9.
Tickets are $10.00 each and tickets will be sold after weekend Masses the weekend of Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22.
The winner of the raffle will have their choice of all beef or pork and chicken. The all beef package contains six lbs. of round steak, six lbs. of boneless shoulder roast, three lbs. of stew meat and ten lbs. of 80% lean ground beef.
The pork and chicken package contains five lbs. of bacon, four lbs. of center cut pork chops, four lbs. of breakfast sausage, five lbs. of breaded chicken strips and two lbs. of calf liver (optional).
Proceeds from the Meat Raffle will benefit the numerous charitable efforts of St. Faustina Circle. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact Jeanie Burney at 371-7131.
Dinner, Dance To Benefit Blessed Sacrament Church
Amarillo—The annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance to benefit the building fund at Blessed Sacrament Church will take place Saturday, Feb. 11 at Bishop Zurek Parish Hall, 2500 South Bolton.
The evening begins with a Rib Eye Steak Dinner from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, with a dance from 8:00pm to 1:00am. There will also be opportunities to win various prizes.
Tickets can be purchased in the parish office at Blessed Sacrament Church or after any weekend Masses at the church.
For additional information, please call the parish office at 374-1132.
Hereford Sweetheart Ball Feb. 11
Hereford—Tickets are still available for the annual Sweetheart Ball, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #8938 at San Jose Church. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6:00pm to midnight in the San Jose Parish Hall at 725 Brevard.
Advance tickets are $75 per couple and tickets will not be available at the door, according to Carlos Ruiz, Council #8938 spokesperson. Only 150 tickets will be sold and are available from any member of Council #8938.
The $75 ticket includes a meal, which will be served from 6:00 to 7:30 and dancing for one couple. Providing music for the ball will be Lucky Joe.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit the numerous projects of Council #8938. For additional information, please call Ruiz at 344-6432.
Annual Pampa Parish Fundraiser
Pampa—The annual Parish Fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul Church will take place Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6:30pm to 11:30pm in the parish gym at 810 West 23rd Street.
Tickets remain available, at $100 each, which includes a steak dinner for two, served from 7:15 to 8:15, dancing and a chance to win the top prize of a $5,000 VISA Gift Card. Second prize is a $3,000 VISA Gift Card and third prize is a $2,000 VISA Gift Card. The winners will be determined in a reverse drawing, according to St. Vincent de Paul parishioner Pamela Zemanek. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
The evening will include music, an auction, Calcutta boards and numerous prizes. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the fundraiser.
For additional information, to purchase tickets or donate items for the auction, contact Zemanek at 806-664-3568, Michael Zemanek at 806-898-7145 or the St. Vincent de Paul parish office at 806-665-8933.
60th Annual St. Joseph’s Smorgasbord
Amarillo—The 60th annual St. Joseph’s Smorgasbord is scheduled Sunday, Feb. 12 from 11:00am to 2:30pm in the St. Joseph’s School cafeteria, at 4114 South Bonham.
Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages five to ten. Children four and under eat free, according to parish spokesperson Denice Haley. Takeouts will be available.
The Smorgasbord is an all-you-can-eat event featuring the famous St. Joseph’s Swedish Meatballs, ham, turkey, all the fixings and a variety of desserts. There will also be a Country Store, featuring homemade bake goods, a Craft Bazaar and a Silent Auction.
Once again this year, frozen Swedish Meatballs will be for sale in the Country Store, while they last.
To find out more about the Smorgasbord or to donate items for the silent auction, call St. Joseph’s Church at 355-5621. Additional information on the Smorgasbord is also on the St. Joseph’s parish website, www.stjosephamarillo.com.
Amarillo—Couples in the Diocese of Amarillo planning to get married within the next three to six months are encouraged to attend the first Engaged Encounter weekend for 2017, set for Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring. For more details about Engaged Encounter or to sign up, contact Molly Villegas at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 383-2243, ext. 116.
Amarillo—Knights of Columbus Council #1450 at St. Mary’s Cathedral will serve a Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Feb. 19 from 8:00am to 11:00am in the Monsignor Francis A. Smyer Activity Center, 1200 South Washington. Cost of the breakfast is a love offering, which will benefit the numerous charities, missions and projects of Council #1450.
Catholic Daughters Enchilada Dinner
Amarillo—The annual Enchilada Dinner, sponsored by Catholic Daughters of America Court #2472 at St. Martin de Porres Church, is set for Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the parish hall on the corner of Northwest 16th and Adams.
Adult meal tickets are $8.00 and children ages twelve and under will be served for $4.00. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the many charitable efforts of Court #2472, according to spokesperson Gracie Lineman.
For additional information about the dinner or Catholic Daughters of America Court #2472, please contact Lineman at 236-5883.
Annual Hereford PTO Auction Feb. 26
Hereford—The annual Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Auction to benefit St. Anthony’s School is set for Sunday, Feb. 26.
The day begins at noon with hamburgers and sausage wraps. Cost of the meal is by donation, according to St. Anthony’s School spokesperson Elaine McNutt.
There will also be a silent and live auction. The live auction will include class projects, numerous gift certificates, ribeye rolls, farm equipment, electronics, a photography package, power tools and hand tools.
In the past, the auction has traditionally between 600 and 700 items, according to McNutt.
“Proceeds from the auction will be used for school improvements,” she said. “In the past, monies raised from the auction have been used to purchase new windows in the gym, cafeteria, school and library. We’ve also used money for renovating the school kitchen and updating the technology department.”
Donations are being accepted for both the live and silent auctions. To donate an item for either auction, for more information or to make a financial donation, contact the school at 364-1952.
Annual German Sausage Dinner In Stratford
Stratford—Traditional German Sausage with sauerkraut and all the fixings will be served Sunday, Feb. 26 during the annual Sausage Dinner to benefit St. Joseph’s Church.
The dinner will run from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Sherman County Barn, off Highway 287 to the east.
Adult dinner plates are $8.00 each, children ages five and older are $6.00 each and children four and under eat free.
In addition to traditional German Sausage, Jalapeno Sausage will also be served, according to parish spokesperson Heather Braden. Sausage to go will also be on sale, as will cooked and uncooked sausage, sold by the pound. Cooked sausage is $6.00 per pound and uncooked sausage will be sold for $5.00 per pound.
Find out more about the dinner by calling Braden at 806-366-3224.
26th Annual Czech Sausage Dinner March 5
Canyon—St. Ann’s Church will serve its 26th annual Czech Sausage Dinner Sunday, March 5 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Parish Family Center, 605 38th Street.
The meal consists of Czech Sausage, sauerkraut, bread, parsley potatoes, cobbler and all the trimmings.
The dinner will also feature a drive-thru, with takeouts available. There will also be a country store, featuring a number of items, including religious items. There will also be a drawing for a number of prizes.
For more information about the dinner or to donate prizes for the drawings, please call the parish office at 655-3302.
Pampa Polish Sausage Dinner
Pampa—The 65th annual Polish Sausage Dinner, served by Knights of Columbus Council #2767 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, will take place Sunday, March 5 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Knights’ Hall at 318 North Cuyler.
The menu will include Polish Sausage, beans, potato salad, coleslaw and dessert. Takeouts and drive-through service will be available, according to spokesperson Kenny Gerber.
For more information, call St. Vincent de Paul Church at 806-665-8933 or Gerber at 806-662-0952.
Historical Society Cookbook
Amarillo—Copies of A Little Slice of Heaven, a cookbook compiled by the Catholic Historical Society, remain on sale. Cookbooks are $7.50 each, with $2.50 for shipping. The cookbook is a compilation of recipes of Bishop Patrick J. Zurek and the priests and religious of the Diocese of Amarillo. Cookbook orders can be sent to:
The CHS Cookbook Project
P.O. Box 5644
Please make checks payable to The Catholic Historical Society Cookbook Project or CHS Cookbook Project.
Hereford—The prison ministry team in the Diocese of Amarillo is recruiting ordained deacons or lay volunteers for this special ministry. Prison ministry is also one of the Corporal Works of Mercy. If interested please contact Deacon Jessie Guerrero at 364-8432; Deacon Mark Seidlitz at 674-2770; or, Deacon Blaine Westlake at 383-2243, ext. 117.
Catholic Community Scripture Study
Amarillo—The 27th year of the Catholic Community Scripture Study is underway, with the study continuing on Wednesday mornings in the parlor of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4100 South Coulter. Activities begin at 9:15 with coffee and fellowship, followed at 9:30 with prayer and scripture insights from At Home with the Word for a preview of the coming Sunday Scriptures. The class, which began in 1990, has been meeting every Wednesday on a continual basis for the last six years. Everyone is welcome on any Wednesday morning that he/she can attend. For additional information please call St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 358-2461.