A group of inquirers is in formation to become professed to the Lay Dominican Order. It meets 3:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at St. Elizabeth Conference Center to enjoy fellowship, to pray Lectio Divina with the Gospel from the day, to discuss previously assigned reading materials and to share about our preaching in the world.
If you are interested in living the four Pillars of Dominican Life – prayer, study, preaching and community - please contact group facilitator Renée Underwood at 928-0463. You may also contact Fr. R. B. Williams, OP at email@example.com on his cell phone at 210-241-2906 or at the parish, 762-5225, ext. 217. Father R.B. is an itinerant preacher, so leave a message with contact info in case he is away.
Interested parties may find more nformation about this special vocation at www.laydomsouth.org and may contact Lubbock
Fr. R.B. writes daily on his blog: www.rbwords.com.
Mercy Associates are women and men who discern a call from God to actively engage in a commitment to mercy within a formal relationship with the Sisters of Mercy. Mercy Associates respond to the Gospel invitation of Jesus to minister to those who are poor, sick and uneducated through the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Associates live out their commitments in independent lifestyles, answering the call to mercy within the context of their daily lives. There are more than 3,000 Mercy Associates in our Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, including in the U.S., Latin America, Jamaica, Guam and the Philippines.
All Mercy Associates are called to deepen their spirituality and to extend mercy to others. Associates and Sisters of Mercy support one another in prayer, ministry and community, united in our desire to become more compassionate women and men by witnessing to God’s mercy in the world. For information about the Mercy Associates in the Diocese of Lubbock, please contact Sister Lale Pelikan RSM at 792-3943.
Associates are men and women who desire to come together to pray, learn more about their faith and about Jesus, to learn how to continue to witness to the Gospel, and do this within the context of the charism of the Community of Sisters. The Associates programs provides opportunities to get to know the sisters and learning more about their spirituality, prayer life and community living, mission and goals, ministries and work they do in living the Gospel values in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. For more information, please Sister Mary Jane Alaniz, OSF, 863-4904.
Their website, with calendar of events and other information is: http://stfrancisassoc15.weebly.com/.
The Secular Franciscan Order was established by St. Francis in 1221 and is an order of Catholic men and women who are either married, divorced, single, widowed, diocesan deacons or priests who made a lifelong commitment to live the Gospel Life in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
Interested in learning about professed life as a Secular Franciscan? Please join us for prayer, formation, a brief business meeting, and a meal. Monthly gathering begins at 4 p.m. every third Sunday of the month, Parish Family Center at Christ the King Cathedral. Secular Franciscans are individuals from all walks of life, and from various parishes within the diocese, meeting to follow Jesus in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi. For information, call Ron Webb 543-0722, Marlene Gorley 549-4352, or any Secular Franciscan you know. Pax et Bonum (Peace and Goodness).