JOURNEY OF FAITH FOR YOUTH
Historical Note: First Holy Communion, celebrated by the Second Grade Christian Formation students at Holy Family on Sunday, April 24th, had a particularly historic note this year. Ethan Brockman, son of Marcus and Celina; Madison Brockman, daughter of Mitchell and Lindsey; and Spencer Acker, son of Dwight and Felice Acker, made their first communion in the exact same parish church that nearly all of their parents, grandparents, and especially their great-grandparents did. Arnold and Katie Brockman celebrated their first communion here at Holy Family Church around 90 years ago! This milestone was celebrated by the families around the theme, “They come from a long line of love” – and faith!
8th Graders Confirmation of Faith at Historical Jubilee of Mercy
Six of the 8th Grade Christian Formation Students celebrated their faith as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Patrick Zurek during the Jubilee Year of Mercy at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Amarillo on Saturday, April 30th. St. Mary’s is historically honored this year with Jubilee Doors of Mercy, which welcomed our Nazareth youth as well as around 200 other teens from around the Panhandle. Participating with Bishop Zurek, Fr. Ken Keller, and Deacon Bob Birkenfeld, were: Cambrie Heiman, Lupita Gonzalez, Briana Huseman, Molly Johnson, Martin Cisneros, and Allen Acker. April Schmucker and Amy Schilderink will celebrate their Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s in the upcoming weeks.
The Future of Nazareth Foundation gave out five separate $5000.00 grants to organizations that intend to use the funds to improve their buildings or facilities for everyone in our community to use now or in the future. The Community Hall is remodeling the kitchen, the American Legion is putting in new H/AC, the Museum will use the money for artifact preservation, the Home Merc will redo the floor, and the Nazareth Community Ballpark is getting new lights and adding a T-Ball and Little League Park. Our goal at the Foundation is to be able to give these grants as often as possible. Your donation of all kinds can help build our endowment. With your help our endowment will grow and we will be able to help any organization in our Community. We know everyone has a favorite charity, but we would like to use the City’s motto “It starts at Home.” Contact any committee member or visit our Facebook page (Future of Nazareth Fund) for information on how to donate.
LOCAL BANK RECEIVES RECOGNITION
Congratulations to Peoples Bank of Nazareth for being named the Dimmitt Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month. Pictured are bank employees Mark McLarty, Marcus Brockman, Tayna Ethridge, Kira Schulte and Dora Espinosa.
REGIONAL TRACK RESULTS
These athletes competed last Friday and Saturday at South Plains College. Congrats to all on a great season!
Caitlin Kleman–3rd in 800m
4×200 relay– Abby Schmucker, Lexis Nieves, Laci Backus, Allie Schulte–7th
Shania Schacher–6th in 400m
4×400 relay– Abby Schmucker, Allie Schulte, Faithe Huseman, Shania Schacher–5th
Faithe Huseman–9th in 400m
Bree Cornett–7th in 3200m
Blakely Gerber–10th in 300 hurdles
Brady Robb – 10th place 3200M
Waylon Leavitt – T-8th Place 110 H
Tucker Huseman – 7th place 400M, 12th place Long Jump
Hall Committee Earns Additional Grant Money
The Nazareth Community Hall committee was recently presented with a check from the CHS Foundation to assist with the future renovation project of the hall kitchen.
Presenting the check was Marvin Schmucker, CHS employee at the Dimmitt location. Committee members who received the check include Tausha Schacher, Tayna Ethridge, Judy Kleman, Mark Kleman, Kandal Wethington, Gwen Schmucker, Heather Birkenfeld, K’lynn Gerber, and Justin Wethington.
1) In checking with Nazareth City Hall about the letter sent out on our local water quality: a) The water was and is safe; b) the letter received by residents was prompted by a one-day late filing of the records to the state – needed to be in on a Friday but not received until Monday; c) city employee performs checks regularly and weekly on safety and sends in reports quarterly. Good info to know!
2) Baccalaureate Service for NISD Seniors has been rescheduled by Fr. Ken Keller, pastor of Holy Family, to Saturday, May 21st, at 5:30 p.m. following approval by the school. He hopes all can attend this special service for our Seniors and 8th Graders, as well as honoring their parents and the faculty of NISD.