Parishioners of Christ the King Cathedral actively support many outreach and social justice programs. Among them are those listed at left and below:
The first Sunday of each month is the Basket 52 collection of non-perishable food items for those served by Catholic Charities. The collection basket is in the Gathering Space. Especially needed are non-perishable items, such as canned foods, soups, canned meats, beans, rice, pasta, bread, soap and paper products. Sorry, Catholic Charities cannot accept any frozen food, items that have been opened or health products.
Several times each year, United Blood Services comes to the parish for a blood drive. The dates of these drives are announced in advance in the bulletin and on the website. If you desire to give the gift of life by donating blood at other times, please visit United Blood Services at 2523 48th Street in Lubbock.
The social service outreach for the Diocese of Lubbock is Catholic Charities, formerly Catholic Family Service, Inc. Catholic Charities is committed to living out the Social Gospel as described in Matthew 25: Whenever you did this for one the least important of these, you did it for me.
We take our mandate from the Diocese of Lubbock to serve people of all faiths, acting always in favor of the poor while challenging oppression and injustice. We strive to empower those we serve and those who help us to serve to become all they can become - brothers and sisters in the Lord as members of the Body of Christ.
Our programs include emergency assistance, prescription drug and elderly assistance, programs in support of at-risk youth and families, immigration services, counseling services, parent empowerment, nutrition and wellness.
Catholic Charities also operates a thrift store, The Resale Center, at 2218 34th Street. As you go about replacing furniture, appliances, clothing, etc., please think about the Catholic Chairties Resale Center/Thrift Store. You can either drop off your "previously owned" items at the Center, 2218 34th Street, or call for a pick up. Additionally, several times each year, the Resale Center truck is available for donations in the parking lot of the Cathedral on Sundays.
Catholic Charities operates a thrift store, The Resale Center, at 2218 34th Street. As you go about replacing furniture, appliances, clothing, etc., please think about the Catholic Charities Resale Center/Thrift Store. You can either drop off your "previously owned" items at the Center, 2218 34th Street, or call for a pick up. Additionally, several times each year, the Resale Center truck is available for donations in the parking lot of the Cathedral on Sundays.
Donations of small appliances, good used furniture, household items, toys, non-perishable food and clean used clothing will be accepted and are deeply appreciated.
The Resale Center can always use more volunteers: a morning or afternoon of your time and talent would be a great help to the Center that depends so heavily on volunteers. Contact Resale Center Manager, at 763-8315 and ask how you can help!
The funds from the Resale Center are used to help the poor through Catholic Charities programs and services. Also, Resale Center items are given to families that are struggling.
Family Outreach Ministry
In today's fast and changing society, many problems arise causing stress, discomfort, and emotional distress. Through the Family Outreach Ministry Office we are prepared to assist parishioners to deal with these problems that have become an obstacle to successful living.
Pastoral counseling for individuals, couples, families and children.
Assistance in times of crisis (emotional, spiritual and financial)
Parenting skills training
Assistance in dealing with life changes such illness, disability, loss of a job, divorce, separation, loss of a loved one, etc.
For more information about the Family Outreach Ministry, please contact Charlotte Amato at Ext. 222.
The Social Ministries Commiss works with other churches in our community to collect personal hygiene products for the homeless in Lubbock. The collection is in conjunction with Basket 52 on the first Sunday of each month. Items requested are razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, lotion, bandages and first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products, brushes and combs. All items must be new and unopened.. No over-the-counter medications may be accepted. A special container will be provided for these items next to the Basket 52 collection.
The Nurturing Center
The Nurturing Center is dedicated to providing practical resources to pregnant mothers who are confused or scared and feel that they have no options. Our caring and nonjudgmental staff listens to concerns and helps provide positive solutions to problems.
In addition to providing Theology of the Body Education We provide referrals to adoption agencies, counseling, medical care, and parenting classes. We also offer help with baby items and in some cases, limited financial aid is available. Most of all, we are there to care and listen as friend. You are not alone, we are here to help. If you or someone you love is facing a crisis pregnancy, please call or come in to our offices. We will help create a custom plan for you. 3303 66th Street Lubbock, TX 79413 806-780-6853 firstname.lastname@example.org
May 19, 2013Catholic Charities is hard at work planning a memorable event for its 22nd Annual Night To Remember, to be held Sunday, June 9 at the Catholic Renewal Center at 4th Street and Toledo. Avenue. This year’s theme is "Unveiling the Mystery of Compassion and Charity." The evening begins at 6:30 p.m., and consists of a social hour featuring a delicious variety of food and beverage, silent and live auctions, and a drawing (for $2,000) in which four winners will be awarded. Tickets are $125 and admit two persons, and every ticket holder is entered into the drawing. Attendance at the event is not required to win the drawing.