“REMEMBRANCE REUNION” FOR BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF FT. SMITH
WHAT: Saturday, October 28th, will be Benedictine Sisters Remembered Day, with a 5:30 pm Mass at Holy Family Church, followed in the Community Hall with a “Steak-Out” supper hosted by the Knights of Columbus and assisted by the Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters, and Youth Group.
Free-will donations will go to the Building Fund at Ft. Smith, that is creating a new home of faith, love, and care for all these dedicated women of faith that graced Nazareth for 75 years.
Everyone is invited to attend and besides the dinner in their honor there will be a brief program and an auction of donated items. (To donate an item contact Gladys Fortenberry).
Sisters taught in Nazareth from 1915 to 1990, sharing their faith with the small farming community and seeing their own religious community grow with prodigious numbers of postulants from Nazareth.
A public school with Catholic Nuns teaching – historic! Public records at the Castro County Courthouse show October 12, 1917 was the first time the Sisters received their salaries from state funds. The sisters were qualified teachers helping Nazareth school to be one of the finest state supported institutions.
A total of 70 sisters were assigned to Nazareth over a 75-year period.
Twenty-two women entered religious life, almost all of them becoming Benedictines at St. Scholastica, including several sets of biological sisters, Sisters DeChantal and Roberta Hyland and Frances Ann Braddock; and Sisters Corinne and Cordelia Lange; and Sisters Adeline and Xavier Lange,
“Sister Adrian (Wewers) was one of my favorites,” said Sr. Mary Michael Huseman. “She wasn’t a coach, but she was at every single basketball game with her rosary, and we always won. They really cared about us and tried their best to teach us.”
During their last homecoming visit to Nazareth in 2012 for the dedication of the statues of Sts. Benedict and Scholastica, visiting sisters were impressed at how strong the ties between Holy Family Church and the Benedictines at St. Scholastica still were. “What struck me most,” Sister Kimberly Prohaska, said, “was the relationship between the town and the sisters, and that thread is still strong. I was amazed at how this town took the Benedictine charism as their own and gifted us with so much hospitality.”
PLEASE COME TO AGAIN SHOW OUR GRATITUDE AND OUR HOSPITALITY – A number of nuns will travel here from Ft. Smith.
New Parish Website
The new website for Holy Family Parish is now available for use. The web address is http://www.hfpnaz.org. There are two ways to access the bulletin. Viewers can scroll to the bottom of the first page and click “bulletin”. Otherwise, users can hover over the “about us” button and select “bulletin” at the bottom of the list. The mass schedule, calendar, and contact information is also available under the “about us” tab.
The diocesan website is also accessible under the “more” tab. The new parish email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nazareth Swifts Play Rival Happy Cowboys
On Thursday and Friday of last week, the junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams faced off against the Happy Cowboys.
The junior high match ended 6-44. The junior varsity concluded with a score of 7-52, and the varsity closed with a score of 34-80.
This week is the Swifts bi week, so there will be no game this Friday.
Jacob Moroney and Bryson High
Marching Band Competition
This Saturday, October 21, the Nazareth High School band will be participating in the UIL marching competition. The band marches at 10:00 a.m. at Dick Bivins stadium in Amarillo. Come watch and support our band as they compete for a place at the State marching contest!
Annual Halloween Carnival
The annual Nazareth Band Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. The carnival includes a meal from 5:30-7:30, games at 6:00, and a scavenger hunt starting at 8:00. The meal is $8.
Altar Server Training
Wednesday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m. Bob Birkenfeld will be holding a server training for all 6th graders who wish to serve at mass.
Basketball Season Passes
Fans may purchas a season pass for the 2017-18 basketball season through Monday, November 13, 2017. the pass will cover entry to junior high and high school home games, excluding the Nazareth Tournament. The pass is $48. Please see Mona Brockman or K’Lynn Gerber.