On May 11, 1935, Bishop Lucey, later Archbishop of San Antonio, met with a group of Lubbock Catholics to consider building a church in the general area of Texas Technological College. St. Elizabeth’s Church, the second Catholic Church in Lubbock, was dedicated in 1936.
Within walking distance to Texas Tech, St. Elizabeth’s now serves as the University Parish, ministering not only to the many permanent parishioner families but also to the students of Texas Tech through its many organizations and ministries, including Chi Rho, Raider Awakening, Catholic Student Association, Knights of Columbus, Diocesan Youth Retreat Team, Women of Faith and more.
A Catholic Student Center at the corner of Broadway and Avenue X was dedicated in 1983 and continues to minister to a growing population of university students now numbering close to 650 Catholic young adults. Catholic college students from Texas Tech and other colleges in the area worship together Sundays at 5 p.m. in the beautiful new sanctuary for St. Elizabeth that was dedicated in 2003. For more information, please visit www.raidercatholic.org.
South Plains College Catholic Student Organization provides a variety of activities for students through its location in Levelland.
South Plains College Catholic Student Organization and Saint John Neumann Church sponsor Mass or Communion at Reese Center every Wednesday at 12:05 PM in RC 822A, in building 8 until further notice. Normally this will be a Mass, but if no priest is available, Deacon Ed Sears will conduct a Communion Service. All are welcome!