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.
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.
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, Feb. 27. 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.
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.
Friona—The Ladies Society at St. Teresa of Jesus Church will host its annual Mexican Dinner Sunday, March 5 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the parish hall, adjacent to the church at 401 West 17th Street. The meal of enchiladas, a taco, beans, rice, dessert, chips and salsa with tea will be served to adults for $12.00 and to children ten and under for $6.00.
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 March 8 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Learn more by calling Linda Astuto at the BDRC, 383-1811 or go online to www.bdrc.org.
Last Call For Golden Jubilees
Amarillo—Calling married couples celebrating 50th wedding anniversaries…
The West Texas Catholic is seeking couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries who were joined in marriage between Jan. 1, 1967 and March 31, 1967.
“We would like to honor these couples in our next issue, dated Sunday, March 19,” said WTC editor Chris Albracht. “Couples can send us a current photo or their wedding photo, along with their names and the date and location of their wedding. We will honor those couples, free of charge in our final issue of the year.”
Photos can be sent via email to email@example.com or via regular mail to: P.O. Box 5644, Amarillo, 79117. Couples mailing their photos are asked to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so the photos can be returned after the issue date. Couples are also asked to put their name, address, phone number and email address on the back of their photo, preferably on a Post-It-Note. The deadline to submit photos and information is Thursday, March 9.
Theology On Tap To Meet March 9
Amarillo—The third year of Theology on Tap continues Thursday, March 9 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.
Amarillo—Spanish-speaking choir members are needed for a concert to kick off the OCP Choir Mission Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington. For more information, please contact Father Hector J. Madrigal at St. Joseph’s Church, 355-5621.
Bach Lunch Series
Amarillo—St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Thomas the Apostle Church will take part in the 22nd annual Bach Lunch Series, sponsored by the Amarillo Chapter of the American Guild of Organist. St. Mary’s Cathedral at 1200 South Washington will host the Bach Lunch Series on Friday, March 24 and St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 4100 South Coulter will host the final Bach Lunch Series date on Friday, April 7.
The Bach Lunch begins with a 25-minute organ recital at 12:05, followed by lunch at 12:30. Those attending are encouraged to bring a box lunch to the recitals. Host parishes will provide tea, coffee and a place to eat. For more information, please call Dr. Michael Johnson at 654-3239.
Borger Spaghetti Dinner
Borger—The 62nd annual Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti Dinner to benefit St. John the Evangelist Church will take place Sunday, April 2 from 11:00am to 5:00pm in the school gym at 201 St. John’s Road. Advance tickets are available at $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Adult ticket prices the day of the dinner will be $10.00. Takeouts will be available. For additional information, contact the parish office at St. John the Evangelist Church at 274-7064.
2017 Cursillo Dates
Amarillo—Cursillo dates for 2017 have been confirmed by Tania González, Lay Director for the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Amarillo. Cursillo #563, for women, is set for Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30. Cursillo #564, for men, will take place Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13. Both Cursillo weekends will take place at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring. The entire Cursillo weekend is presented in Spanish, according to González, who recommends that all participants speak Spanish in order to grasp the message being presented. For more information about the Cursillo movement, call González at 678-9162.
Save The Date1
Amarillo—All practicing Catholic men in the Diocese of Amarillo 18 years and older are encouraged to attend a First, Second and Third Degree Exemplification, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #1450 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The exemplifications are set for Saturday, May 6, beginning at 8:30am. There is no cost for the First Degree. Cost for the Second and Third Degree are $25.00. For additional information, please call or text Robert Isbell at 806-679-0008.
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 2017, set for Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 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, May 21 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.
Upcoming ACTS Retreats
Amarillo—An ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology and Service) Retreat for women will take place Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11 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, June 29 through Sunday, July 2.
Save The Date2
Amarillo—The annual Faith Formation Conference for catechists, parish leaders and parents will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington. Additional information can be found soon in The West Texas Catholic; on the diocesan website, www. amarillodiocese.org; and, on St. Valentine Catholic Radio, 1360AM, KDJW.
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; 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.