West Texas Catholic

Calendar (Next 10 upcoming events)
  • Sep 7-11, 2014
    The public is invited to attend and take part in a Parish Mission at St. Ann’s Church, set for Sunday, Sept. 7 through Thursday, Sept. 11. Leading the retreat will be Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy (CPM) Father George McInnis. The theme of the Mission is Christ Our God, Truth Incarnate.
  • Sep 12-14, 2014
    A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is scheduled Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring.
  • Sep 13, 2014
    All women in the Diocese of Amarillo are invited to take part in the inaugural Women’s Conference, set for Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 8:30am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington.
  • Oct 4, 2014
    2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    St. Joseph’s School will note its 60th anniversary with events Sunday, Sept. 7 and Monday, Sept. 8, according to principal Angi Seidenberger.
  • Jan 21-24, 2015
    The Diocese of Amarillo will be hosting the 2015 Southwest Liturgical Conference January 21-24, 2015. For more information visit www.swlc.org!
  • October 4, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    All catechists in the Diocese of Amarillo are encouraged to attend one of five courses on Morality, being offered this fall, according to School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Janet Abbacchi, coordinator of the Diocesan Office of Faith Formation.
  • September 21, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Joy Filled Marriage is the topic as the For Two…Shall Become One program begins a new session Friday, Sept. 12, according to Stephanie Frausto, director of Respect Life Ministries for the Diocese of Amarillo.
  • September 17, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center is preparing for its eleventh annual Wine Raffle and at this time are currently in need of wine donations from individuals as well as wineries.
  • September 7, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    St. Joseph’s School will note its 60th anniversary with events Sunday, Sept. 7 and Monday, Sept. 8, according to principal Angi Seidenberger. The school will honor its alumni during an 11:00am Mass at St. Joseph’s Church Sept. 7. School students will be responsible for the ministries during the Mass.
  • August 30, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Our Burning Hearts: Sign Of Our Fidelity, is the theme of a Deacons’ Wives Retreat Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring.
  • August 28, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The next Theology on Tap Session for young adults will take place Thursday, Aug. 28, beginning at 7:00pm at I Don’t Know Sports Bar and Grill at 1301 Southwest 6th Street.
  • August 23, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    A tradition at the annual Tri-State Fair is a booth operated by Catholics in the Diocese of Amarillo, answering questions about the Faith and offering religious items. A Training Day for Evangelizing at the Tri-State Fair is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9:00am to 12:30pm in the Reception Room at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington.
  • August 23, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Diocesan Youth Director Oscar Guzman invites any and all parties interested in attending World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow to attend a meeting to discuss diocesan plans.
  • August 22, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    A Retrouvaille Weekend will be offered in the Diocese of Amarillo Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24. The following information about Retrouvaille is provided to The West Texas Catholic by Paul and Patty Miguel, diocesan coordinators of the Retrouvaille Program.
  • August 16, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The public is invited to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Capuchin Sisters presence in the Diocese of Amarillo Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Monastery Garden, 4201 Northeast 18th Street, according to Mary Louise Vigil, president of the Capuchin Spiritual Alliance.
  • August 9, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    More than 350 people gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral Aug. 9 for the fifth annual Faith Formation Conference.
  • August 3, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    It’s been said that most business leaders claim that 80% of our results flow from 20% of our effort. With that principle in mind, Father Jim Schmitmeyer, pastor of St. Hyacinth’s Church, Amarillo and Immaculate Conception Church, Vega, is hoping to help fellow priests and deacons focus their energy and get more efforts from their preaching. Beginning in August, he’ll be offering an on-going series of preaching workshops at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring, Amarillo.
  • August 2, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Due to a number of unforeseen circumstances, the second annual Hats Off to DCCW fundraiser, set for Saturday, Aug. 2, has been postponed, according to Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) fundraising chairperson Judy Kay Tomlinson.
  • July 28, 2014 | by Deacon Blaine Westlake
    On July 28, Bishop Patrick J. Zurek was pleased to announce that the Diocese of Amarillo is in full compliance with the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
  • July 18, 2014 | by Deacon Blaine Westlake
    Bishop Patrick J. Zurek has expressed his desire to provide a meaningful, viable and practical program for all adults who minister to children. Thus he authorized Praesidium (a company that is on the ground floor of developing safe environment training programs) to provide a such training. This training meets the standards and those “norms” established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
  • July 17, 2014 | by Vatican City (CNS)
    The official logo and prayer for World Youth Day 2016 were unveiled in the event’s host city—Krakow, Poland—by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.
  • July 17, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The West Texas Catholic: On June 30, the United States Supreme Court rendered a decision in the Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case. Let’s discuss your reaction to the verdict, but more importantly, the need to remind folks that this is far from over.
  • June 11, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The Committee on Cultural Diversity of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has published a “handbook” to assist pastors and their teams in achieving ecclesial integration among the various cultural groups within a parish.
  • June 8, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    A journey for 10 men that began as deacon aspirants in August 2012 has drawn a major step closer to ordination.
  • June 8, 2014 | by Catholic News Services
    Vatican City (CNS)—Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis called on God to act where human efforts had failed, to end what he described as violence inspired by the devil.
  • June 6, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Bishop Patrick J. Zurek will preside at an Extended Vigil of Pentecost Service Friday, June 6 at 7:00pm at St. Laurence Church, 2300 North Spring.
  • May 28, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Figures released by Holy Cross Catholic Academy show that the graduating Class of 2014 received $493,610 in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers. Offered scholarships were:
  • April 15, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The West Texas Catholic: Some thoughts and observations as we begin the 50 day celebration of Easter leading up to Pentecost Sunday. Bishop Zurek: I want to begin with a reflection on Palm (Passion) Sunday and Good Friday before discussing Easter Sunday. On Palm Sunday we heard the refrain: “Hosanna to the King of David, Hosanna!” As I was reading again Pope Benedict XVI’s book on Jesus of Nazareth, I found it interesting that there was such a stir of people.
  • April 15, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The annual Chrism Mass is set for Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington.
  • April 4, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Father Barnabas Radke: 1934-2014 Father Barnabas Radke, a priest of the Diocese of Amarillo, passed away April 4 after a brief illness. He was 80 years old. Mass was celebrated April 9, St. Mary’s Cathedral, with Bishop Patrick J. Zurek as celebrant. Father Francisco Perez, JCL, Vicar General of the Diocese of Amarillo and pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Pampa, was the homilist. Priests of the Diocese of Amarillo concelebrated.
  • April 4, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Bishop Patrick J. Zurek is launching a Diocesan-wide capital campaign entitled Preparing the Way. The goal of the campaign is to raise a minimum of $13 million, according to Martin Camacho, executive director of CCS Fundraising.
  • April 1, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The latest 12-month Diocesan Calendar, covering the period of Tuesday, July 1 to Tuesday, June 30, 2015, will be published in the Sunday, June 15 issue of The West Texas Catholic.
  • March 25, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate celebrated its 50th anniversary as a Province March 25 with a Mass and meal at St. Francis Convent.
  • March 19, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    The culmination of seven years of meetings and planning took place March 19, as Bishop Patrick J. Zurek blessed and dedicated the new Parish Family Center at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
  • March 17, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Spring Deanery dates for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) have been announced by DCCW president Jeannie Friddell.
  • March 17, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Thirty-nine deacons and eighteen priests were at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center March 1 to witness the promulgation of the new Deacon Handbook and Guidelines for the Diocese of Amarillo.
  • March 17, 2014 | by Chris Albracht
    Child Protective Services (CPS) has unveiled a faith-based program to the Diocese of Amarillo and other religions, in an effort to introduce faith to children and prospective parents.
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