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 also continues to host Fall Fireside Chats on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 and the next First Wednesdays is set for Oct. 5 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.
Open Hours For Holy Door
Amarillo—St. Mary’s Cathedral has announced special open hours for the Holy Door for the Jubilee of Mercy.
The open hours are:
• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm. Please enter through the Cathedral Office;
• Wednesday, 8:30am to 7:00pm. Please enter through the Cathedral Office until 5:30 and the main doors of the Cathedral from 5:30 to 7:00;
• Saturday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Please enter through the main doors of the Cathedral; and
• Sunday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Please enter through the main doors of the Cathedral or the west parking lot doors.
Meatballs And Sauce Sale
Borger—Knights of Columbus Council #3558 at St. John the Evangelist Church will be selling Meatballs and Sauce Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11:00am to 6:00pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall at 201 St. John’s Road, west of the church at the bottom of the hill. Meatballs and a gallon of sauce are on sale at $23.00 a gallon.
Amarillo—Columbiettes Auxiliary #1450 meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00pm in the Knights of Columbus Room at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington. All members are encouraged to attend the next meeting on Monday, Oct. 10. 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.
Upcoming ACTS Retreats
Amarillo—An ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology and Service) Retreat for women is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 16 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 teens will be offered Thursday, Dec. 29 through Sunday, Jan. 1.
St. Laurence Rosary Rally
Amarillo—The annual St. Laurence Church Rosary Rally will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9:00am at the church, 2300 North Spring. For additional information, please call the parish office at 383-2261.
Dimmitt Rosary Rally
Dimmitt—Immaculate Conception Church will host its annual Nationwide Rosary Rally Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at noon, at the Townsquare Gazebo, at the corner of Highway 86 and Highway 385. For additional information, please contact Esther Rodriguez at 346-0186.
Theology On Tap To Meet Oct. 20
Amarillo—The third year of Theology on Tap continues Thursday, Oct. 20 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.
Save The Date1
Amarillo—The annual Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ Mailing Project is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 through Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Columbus Home Association at 5818 South Western. For more details or to volunteer, contact Sister Cecilia Bushnell at 806-534-2312, ext. 116; or, Sister Elizabeth Ann Dockery at 679-4525.
Save The Date2
Amarillo—The second Meet the Saints program, sponsored by the Catholic Historical Society, will be presented Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at St. Lucien’s Chapel, east of the Diocesan Pastoral Center on NE 18th Street.
The CHS will feature six Saints/Martyrs, who will present their life stories. Their relics and Certificates of Authenticity will be on exhibit, according to CHS president Susan Garner.
The Diocesan Museum and Archives currently has the relics of 33 Saints in its collection.
There is no cost to attend the program. Learn more by calling Garner at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 383-2243, ext. 120. The Diocesan Museum and Archives are open Friday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 and by appointment for any school or church group.
International Bazaar Nov. 5
Canyon—St. Benedict Monastery will host its annual International Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Monastery, 17825 South Western, or five miles northeast of downtown Canyon.
The sale will showcase items from SERRV International, a non-profit organization assisting artisans and farmers in developing countries. Catholic Relief Services through its Work of Human Hands program partners with SERRV International to provide high quality, fairly traded handcrafts and gourmet food items.
Featured items include nativities from several countries, olive oil from the Holy Land, fair trade coffee and chocolate, necklaces, scarves and home décor pieces. Once again, the bazaar will also include bookmarks, greeting cards, rosaries, angels and shoulder purses handmade by the Benedictine Sisters.
“Give more than a gift this year—give hope and justice,” said Benedictine Sister Hildegard Varga. “Support the Benedictine Sisters as you find the perfect Christmas gift for all the special persons on your list.”
In case of inclement weather, the International Bazaar will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19. For additional information or directions to the Monastery, please call the Benedictine Sisters at 655-9317.
Christmas In November
Amarillo—The Corte Guadalupana Society at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will host its annual Christmas in November fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Parish Family Center at 1210 SE 11th St. Mexican food, baked goods, arts and crafts and religious items will be on sale from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The parish gift shop will also be open during the fundraiser. For additional information, call the church at 372-1128 or Jessie Mendez at 374-6343.
Dimmitt Thanksgiving Dinner
Dimmitt—The St. Therese Women’s Group at Immaculate Conception Church will serve its 12th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11:30am to 2:30pm in the parish hall at 1001 West Halsell. A donation of $9.00 per plate is suggested. The menu includes turkey and dressing with green beans, cranberry sauce, a roll, dessert and tea. For more information, call the parish at 647-4219 or Gila Barrios at 240-4594.
Vega Sausage Dinner
Vega—Immaculate Conception Church will host its tenth annual Sausage Dinner Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the parish hall, located behind the church at the intersection of I-40 and Highway 385. The dinner will include a Country Store with baked goods and crafts. Cost of the dinner is by donation and all monies raised will benefit the building fund at the parish. Find out more by calling the church at 267-0154 or Danny Frerich at 344-2910.
Holiday Gifts And Goodies
Canyon—The Ladies of St. Ann’s Church will present its annual Holiday Gifts and Goodies event Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Paul Blake Building at 1501 4th Ave. For more details or to rent a booth for $30, please contact Donna Almond at 570-2309 or Jennifer Leheska at 729-1459.
Amarillo—Sponsors are being sought for the fifth annual Knights of Columbus 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday, Nov. 12 at Thompson Park. Those interested in sponsoring this event, which honors our military veterans, are asked to call Brian Frick at 282-4573; Stan Haley at 674-0602; or, Tim Gallegos at 683-3272.
Amarillo—Couples in the Diocese of Amarillo planning to get married within the next three to six months are encouraged to attend the fourth and final Engaged Encounter weekend for 2016, set for Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 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, Nov. 20 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.
Historical Society Cookbook
Amarillo—Copies of A Little Slice of Heaven, a cookbook compiled by the Catholic Historical Society, remain on sale. Cookbooks are $17.50 each, with $3.00 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.