The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Lubbock
Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S.
Bishop Of Lubbock


1st Sunday in Lent

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1st Sunday in Lent

1st Reading Genesis 9:8-15
2nd Reading 1 Peter 3:18-22
Gospel Mark 1:12-15

Stewardship Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent
In today’s Gospel, Jesus urges his listeners to do two things: to believe in the Good News and to repent. The steward is called to repent: to acquire an openness to begin anew, to change existing attitudes and habits, and to act with faith in the Gospel. In this season of Lent, now is the time to ask ourselves whether or not we truly believe in the Gospel; and if we do, to what extent are we willing to change our prevailing habits and be more faithful to the Gospel?
Daily Readings

Monday Leviticus 19:1-2,11-18; Psalm 19:8-15; Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 34:4-19; Matthew 6:7-15
Wednesday St. Peter Damien, bishop & doctor of the Church Jonah 3:1-10; Psalm 51:3-19; Luke 11:29-32
Thursday The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle 1 Peter 5:1-4; Psalm 23:1-6; Matthew 16:13-19
Friday St. Polycarp, bishop & martyr Ezekiel 18:21-28; Psalm 130:1-8; Matthew 5:20-26
Saturday Deuteronomy 26:16-19; Psalm 119:1-8; Matthew 5:43-48

2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18; Psalm 116:10-19; Romans 8:31b-34;  Mark 9:2-10

Black and Indian Mission

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Second Collection This Week

Black and Indian Mission are the beneficiaries of this weekend’s second collection. Mandated by the III Plenary Council in 1884, the 125 year-old National Collection for Black and Indian people continues as the embodiment of the Church’s concern for evangelizing the Black and Indian peoples of the United States. The funds are distributed as grants to dioceses throughout the United States, supporting and strengthening evangelization programs which otherwise would cease. Black & Indian Mission Website

EDGE and LifeTeen

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EDGE and LifeTeen News

Youth Rally
For Grades 6—12! 2018 Youth Rally at Christ the King April 20-21st .  Sign up during Life Teen, EDGE, or in the Youth Office by March 25th!

Calling all Youth Parents! Please help us stock up the snacks for youth group. We are looking for individually packed crackers, chips or cookies. We also need bottled water or individual drinks. You can drop donations off at the Religious Education Office in the Driscoll Center. Thank you for your support as we start our spring semester.


Baptism Class

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Holy Spirit Baptism Class

Please call Karen in the parish office, 806.698.6400 for baptismal information and to secure a spot in the next class. A baptism date cannot be set until all requirements are met. Please note: We will not hold classes or perform baptisms during Lent. It is important for you to contact Karen in the parish office for all required information and the date of the next scheduled class.

 Information for Baptism Class Registration

God Parent Information

Prayer Chalice for Vocations

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Prayer Chalice for Vocations

Holy Spirit Catholic Church has initiated a Prayer Chalice for Vocations program.  Each week, a different family will take home a special chalice which contains the names of all clergy and religious at Holy Spirit, as well as a separate list of all clergy, religious, and seminarians in the Diocese.  The family is asked to pray for them throughout the week, as well as to pray for future vocations for Lubbock.  The chalice will then be presented the next family at Mass the following weekend.

Please prayerfully consider taking part in this opportunity to support vocations in our parish and in our diocese. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to join in daily prayer and to promote vocations. Sign-ups are in the Gathering Area after Mass; the sign-up book is located on the table with other information about vocations in the Gathering Space.

Our seminarian Jeremy Trull can be reach in the parish office for more information about the prayer chalice and vocations.

Please join us for a special parish Holy Hour. Holy Hour for Vocations February 20th 6:30-7:30 pm in the sanctuary.




Altar Servers Appreciation

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2018 Altar Servers Appreciation


Please join in the fun at the Main Event on Sunday, February 25th from 12:30—2:30 pm. Bowling, pizza, and a $10.00 Fun Card are included. Altar servers that are interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, February 20th 
RSVP by phone to Lynette Major 806.438.5820 or RSVP by completing the form found here.
If we don’t hear from you by February 20th, we will assume you will be unable to attend.

Margaret Maher Scholarship

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Are You Interested in Attending a Catholic University?

The Margaret Maher Scholarship Foundation will award a scholarship to a deserving individual who will be attending a Catholic University in the fall. The criteria for selection will include the academic achievement and financial need of the student.  Applications are due by April 15th, 2018. Contact Margaret Beauchamp at 795-9415 or for more information.

Lubbock Diocese Lenten Journey

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Lubbock Diocese Lenten Journey

View the 2-page PDF below for Lenten events in our diocese.

Diocese __Activities

Guatemala Mission Trip

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Guatemala Mission Trip

Spots are still available for the July 2018 trip! A generous parishioner has provided a scholarship opportunity that will financially assist a few deserving people to participate in this year’s trip. If you are interested in going on the trip and/or are interested in learning more about the scholarship opportunity, please call Stacy Saultz at 806.679.0695 for more information. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted until March 4th.















Old Bicycle?

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Have an old adult sized bicycle you no longer use? Many of the homeless and needy that we meet at St. Benedicts are in need transportation. Ownership of a bicycle opens up opportunities for employment. If you have a bike to donate, contact Deacon Mike or Amy in the office 806.698.6400  .