Contemplative Prayer Group
Amarillo—The public is invited to join the weekly Contemplative Prayer Group every Tuesday at noon at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring. Learn more by calling Linda Astuto at the BDRC, 383-1811.
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.
Information Needed For Diocesan Calendar
Amarillo—The latest 12-month Diocesan Calendar, covering the period of Friday, July 1 to Friday, June 30, 2017, will be published in the Sunday, June 19 issue of The West Texas Catholic.
All diocesan, parish and school organizations are asked to turn in dates for events taking place in fiscal year 2016-17, which will be used for the annual Diocesan Calendar, which will also be published on the diocesan website, www.amarillodiocese.org.
“We are requesting the assistance of all our diocesan and parish organizations with this project,” said Chris Albracht, diocesan Director of Communications and Editor of The West Texas Catholic. “This will help us in keeping an up-to-date calendar during the new fiscal year and hopefully keep conflicts, if any, to a minimum.”
Calendar information can be sent via email to email@example.com, via fax at 806-383-8452 or via U.S. mail to P.O. Box 5644, Amarillo, 79117-5644. The deadline to send information for the 2016-17 fiscal year calendar is Thursday, June 9.
For additional information, contact Albracht at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 383-2243, ext. 112.
Upcoming ACTS Retreats
Amarillo—The next ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology and Service) Retreat for women is scheduled Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12 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.
Next WYD Meeting: June 11
Amarillo—The next meeting of the diocesan delegation attending World Youth Day in Krakow this summer will be Saturday, June 11 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2500 South Bolton.
Winners were drawn April 23 for a raffle to benefit the World Youth Day delegation. Claudia Britten was the grand prize winner of a table cloth. Kathryn Brown won a $250 gift card, Dwayne Simons was the winner of a $100 gift card and Diana Landeros won a $50 restaurant gift card.
For additional details about the diocesan delegation attending World Youth Day, please call Oscar Guzman, Diocesan Youth Director, at 383-2243, ext. 118.
Canyon—The Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery invite everyone to the annual Founders’ Day Open House, which will take place Sunday, June 12 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at the Monastery, 17825 South Western Street.
The theme of this year’s Founders’ Day is And never lose hope in God’s Mercy (Rule of Benedict 4:74), according to Benedictine Sister Hildegard Varga.
The Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery is a community of Benedictine women whose primary mission is a commitment to live the monastic life itself according to the Gospel as interpreted by the Rule of St. Benedict and the traditions of St. Benedict Monastery, with its balance of prayer and work (Ora et Labora).
The afternoon will include tours of the Monastery and Retreat/Spirituality Center, door prizes and refreshments. The open house will conclude with Vespers at 4:30.
To get to St. Benedict Monastery, take I-27 to the Rockwell Road exit (#111), head east on Rockwell Road for two miles before turning on to South Western Street. Go one mile and then turn in at the overhead gate sign. For more information, please call the monastery at 655-9317.
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 business meeting on Monday, June 13. 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.
Theology On Tap To Meet Juen 16
Amarillo—The third year of Theology on Tap continues Thursday, June 16 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.
Amarillo—Knights of Columbus Council #1450 at St. Mary’s Cathedral will serve a Pancake Breakfast Sunday, June 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.
Amarillo—Couples in the Diocese of Amarillo planning to get married within the next three to six months are encouraged to attend the second Engaged Encounter weekend for 2016, set for Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 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.
St. Laurence Raffle
Amarillo—Tickets are on sale for a raffle taking place during the annual Jamaica at St. Laurence Church, set for Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 on the church grounds at 2300 North Spring. First prize is a 2014 Nissan Juke, second prize is a Samsung 50” LED HD television and third prize is an Apple iPad Air 2. Tickets are $10.00 each and the drawing will take place at 8:00pm on July 31. For tickets or additional information, please call the parish office at St. Laurence Church, 383-2261.
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 26th 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 four 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.