Lady of Guadalupe hosts youth retreat
Our Lady of Guadalupe is hosting a “God is Love” youth retreat beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at 52nd Street and Avenue L.
The theme for the retreat is “Overcome any Fears, Face Everything and Rise with God,” according to a Catholic Diocese news release.
The retreat is for middle and high school youth with a $15 registration fee, according to the release. The retreat will have activities, praise and worship, spiritual talks and adoration.
To register or find out more information, contact Deacon Jose Mora at (806) 763-0710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retreat center hosts Encounter Weekend
Engaged couples planning to get married in the Catholic Church are invited to spend a weekend together starting Jan. 26 at the Mercy Retreat Center, 605 19th St. in Slaton.
The overnight retreat will begin at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 26 and will end Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., according to a Catholic Diocese news release.
The cost is $245 per couple if registered two weeks before the retreat. The cost will go up to $305 per couple registering less than two weeks before the retreat.
Registration details are available at www.catholiclubbock.org/EE18.pdf or in person at the diocese between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Nurturing Center sponsors Mass
Each year around the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in the United States, Lubbock’s Nurturing Center helps sponsor a Memorial Mass to commemorate the anniversary — which will be held at 6 p.m., Jan. 22, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1120 52nd St.
The Mass occurs each year on or around Jan. 22, according to a news release from Lubbock’s Nurturing Life Center. Father Martin Piña, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, as well as Monsignor David Cruz, vicar general, will represent Bishop Robert M. Coerver of the Lubbock Diocese. Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will provide a color guard.
“This is prayerful gathering for the intentions of all benefactors over the last 26 years of our life-affirming industry, for life advocates and for people who have a heartfelt desire to see a culture of love and peace prevail over the cruelty and injustice of abortion on demand,” stated Lawrence D’Souza, executive director of the pregnancy resource center, in the release.
Anyone is welcome to join in the prayer, but receiving Holy Communion is reserved for practicing Catholics, according to the release.