March 8, 2016~Year 9, No. 30


Last weekend at the State Tournament in San Antonio, the Nazareth Swiftettes continued the legacy of past Swiftettes to earn the team’s 21st state title and bring home the gold.

The Swiftettes competed in the state semi-final game on Thursday against Slocum. The Swiftettes won the game 63-31 to advance to the state finals on Saturday where they would face Dodd City.

On Saturday, the Swiftettes played the championship game at 8:30 in the morning. After a tough first quarter the Swiftettes were only up by two with the score 10-8. In the second half each team kept fighting, and the score at halftime was tied at 22. Finally in the third quarter the Swiftettes took a lead, and after working through the fourth quarter, the Swiftettes finished the game with a 48-42 win over Dodd City.

The win marked the Swiftettes 35th straight win this season giving them an overall record of 35-1.

Senior Allie Schulte was named the championship game MVP for the second time in three years. Schulte, freshman Cambrie Heiman and senior Ellen Schilderink were all named to the all tournament team.

During halftime of the championship game, the 2007 Nazareth Swiftettes and coaches were recognized on court as the honor team since this year’s state tournament marked the 10th year since their championship in 2007.

Members of the 2007 state championship team who were in attendance in San Antonio include Kelby Myrick Brock, Candace Birkenfeld Young, Macee Schulte Huseman, Jennifer Acker Braddock, Lacey Acker Hittson, Heidi Ramaekers Dorman, and coaches Brenda Schulte and Amy Huseman.

Congratulations to all of the Swiftettes and coaches on a successful season!



The season for the Nazareth Swifts came to an end on Saturday as they lost to the Happy Cowboys in the Regional final game in Levelland at the Texan Dome.

The Swifts fought to keep the score close through the first half. They went into the halftime break only trailing by 3 with a score of 21-18. Happy came out in the second half stronger than before, and the game ended with the Swifts losing 41-61.

Congratulations to the Swifts on a great season!



On Sunday, March 20th, the public is invited to the Home Mercantile Building in Nazareth, TX from 4-6pm for our Annual St. Paddy’s Celebration.  This event will feature the Texas Tech University Irish Set Dancers with members of the Caprock Céilí Band and friends as the musicians.  Students, families, and seniors are especially welcome to this event.  A light supper of lamb and beef stew, along with cornbread, cookies, and beverages will be served during intermission. There is no admission charge for this entire event, however donations will be greatly appreciated.


20th Respect Life Banquet  – Moved by Mercy

Sunday, March 19th—Social Hour 4:00p.m. Banquet at 5:00p.m.

$50/person  or  $400 table of 8

Amarillo Civic Center, HERITAGE ROOM

Prime Rib Dinner by Big Texan   –    Live & Silent Auctions

Knight of Columbus have tickets. Call Marcus Brockman or Alec Braddock.


Holy Family Parish Is Holding an Extraordinary Lenten Retreat

Friday, March 31, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, April 1, 8:30am – 8:30pm

Sunday, April 2, 8:30am – 5:30pm

What you will gain from this retreat far outweighs the commitment of time, for it will Super-Energize our Lenten & Easter Experience.

The retreat will be held in the CCD Building which will allow you to return to your home each night. Come Join Us: Pick up a Registration Form in back of church or at the Rectory.

During the Lenten Retreat, we are asking for continuous prayer for those making this journey of renewal and will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, March 31, from 7 to 9 pm, Saturday, April 1, from 9 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, April 2, from 11 am to 5 pm. If you are unable to attend the weekend retreat, then, please, come to pray for an hour. Sign-up sheet will be in foyer.



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