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Interim Director of Communications
Anjanette Wiley
Phone: 919-821-9730
Mobile: 919-606-6834
Email: anjanette.wiley@raldioc.org

Editor, NC Catholics
Kate Turgeon Watson
Phone: 919-821-9738
Email: Kate.turgeonwatson@raldioc.org

Web Manager
Michelle Heeden King
Email: michelle.king@raldioc.org

Media Production Specialist
Mark Hite
Phone: 919-821-9734
Email: hite@raldioc.org

Administrative Assistant
Suzanne Smith
Phone: 919-821-9749
E-mail: Suzanne.smith@raldioc.org

Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin Announcements are posted each Monday by 10:00 am.
To receive Bulletin Updates via email, contact: Suzanne Smith at suzanne.smith@raldioc.org.

Announcements are available as Word and PDF at the bottom of the page

The January directory has been posted The online, password protected directory has been re-organized. You must be logged in to see it on this page: http://dioceseofraleigh.org/content/diocesan-directory .  If you need the password or see an error, email Suzanne Smith at Suzanne.smith@raldioc.org.

My Parish App FREE Webinar Series for App admins: "Maybe you’ve just launched myParish App. Maybe your parish launched awhile ago. If your parish chose to use this tool, you want it to be successful. You want people to use it again and again. You know it’s a great resource, but How do we make myParish App a successful communication tool for our church?" Spots are already filling up fast. http://myparishapp.com/free-myparish-app-webinar-series/

Around the Diocese: January 22, 2018

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 "Raleigh to Rome" is a weekly Catholic news brief of local and global Catholic news hosted by Kate Watson, Editor of the NC Catholics magazine. New episodes are posted every Friday morning! Watch and subscribe to the Raleigh to Rome You Tube channel.

 

 

Save the Date!  15th Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference  April 28, 2018  Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh  “Bringing to light the truth of the teachings of the Catholic Church and igniting in all hearts a love for the Faith”  Speakers: Dr. Scott Hahn, Deacon Harold Burke-SiversMark HartFr. Donald Calloway, and Fr. Robert Spitzer!  For more details, visit www.IgnitedByTruth.org

Women of Grace Foundational Study January 19–May 11, 2018 Friday’s, 9:30 AM Our Lady of Lourdes, Fallon Center Join other women on a journey to discover your mission and purpose in the world today. Grow closer to Christ and His Church through Scripture, the Catechism, and wisdom of early Church fathers and Popes. Childcare available for a nominal fee – indicate if needed. Cost $50 for book and workbook Please contact Cathy Gephart (cathy@gephartbuilt.com) to register.

2018 Women's Retreat on Charisms and Contemplative Prayer Led by Angela Neumann February 23rd - 25th, 2018 Avila Retreat Center, Durham NC The gorgeous grounds of the Avila Retreat Center provide the perfect backdrop to strengthen our faith life.  Through insightful sessions and discussion, Angie will help us improve our contemplative prayer life and learn our charisms, or gifts, that we can use in lives of service and faith as women of grace.  Presented by Full of Grace Women's Ministry at Our Lady of Lourdes. Cost is $180 for 2 nights, including meals.– checks payable to OLL. Contact Ami Robbins (arobb20@gmail.com) to register.

Through the honor and memorial opportunities of religious art or liturgical items, your family and loved ones will have a special place in our new cathedral for generations. Gift levels vary. View an online catalog

To learn more, go to holynamecathedralnc.org or contact Greg Leitner at 919-821-9721 or via e-mail at greg.leitner@raldioc.org.

 

Organized by Catholic Charities and the Knights of Columbus, NC Catholics Volunteer is coordinating volunteer opportunities following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew. If you would like more information about available volunteer opportunities, please visit CatholicCharitiesRaleigh.org/volunteer.

 

COURAGE is a prayer and fellowship group that assists individuals with same-sex attractions (or SSA) to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Meetings are for men and women and strict confidentiality is maintained. For more information email: courage.sacred.heart@gmail.com. Or call: (919) 289-9489.

EnCourage is the affiliate support group for parents, friends and family members of loved ones with SSA. EnCourage helps members to focus on their own spiritual development and offers a supportive environment to share information and guidance for maintaining healthy relationships with our loved ones. For more information, email encourage.sacred.heart@gmail.com.  Or call: (984) 221-0730. Strict confidentiality is maintained.

Help us to support the Bishops’ Initiative on marriage! Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy & romance in their relationships, but also become more active in their parish. Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger & healthier. Would you like Worldwide Marriage Encounter couples to conduct a short marriage enrichment in your parish?  Please contact us and we will work with you on the coordination. Thanks!

Please include the bulletin announcement shown below in your Sunday, January 28th, 2018 parish bulletin.

“Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties.” Let us learn to calm our anxieties about our spouses by exploring each other during a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend. The next weekends are: Feb 2-4, 2018 in Clemmons, NC and Aug 3-5, 2018 in Chapel Hill, NC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: https://NCMarriageDiscovery.org or contact us at applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org or 704-315-2144.

 

Retrouvaille

A Lifeline for Marriage – Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is designed to provide the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. You will not be sharing your struggles with other people. You will hear from couples that have been through the program themselves. They will share their journey from brokenness to reconciliation.  This program has helped couples experiencing all levels of marital difficulty, even those in deep misery. For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at retrouvaillenc@msn.com, or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

 January 28, 2018 The Retrouvaille Program begins next weekend and is open to all couples struggling in their marriage.  Thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully improved their marriages by attending. It is a not spiritual retreat, sensitivity group, seminar or social gathering. You will not be sharing your struggles.  Instead you will hear the presenting team tell you their personal journey from misery to reconciliation.  It is a program where couples learn to talk to each other again. For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at retrouvaillenc@msn.com, or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Divorced?  Remarried?  Planning to marry someone who is divorced?  Do you have questions about freedom to marry in the Catholic Church?  Did you know that the Tribunal is available to answer these and any other questions you may have about remarriage in the Church?  Please contact Mrs. Vikki Newell 919-821-9759 with your questions, or you may wish to visit our website http://www.dioceseofraleigh.org/offices/tribunal for further information.  We welcome the opportunity to help you.

Single/Single Again Ministry – If you are a single, separated, divorced or widowed person, you are invited to join us at our monthly Mass held at Cardinal Gibbon HS chapel at 5:30 pm. A pot-luck social follow Mass. 2018 Masses are: Feb. 11, March 18, April 22, May 20, and June 17. For more information contact Celia at ckeator@nc.rr.com or visit www.singlesingleagain.com or on facebook www.facebook.com/singleagainraleigh

Project Rachel Support Group   Abortion is one of the most common procedures in the US, experienced by millions of women, many of whom are Catholic.   Abortion creates a wound in post-abortive women, (and men) resulting in spiritual and emotional problems.  The Project Rachel ministry assists women and men who have been wounded by abortion to find truth and healing.  There is a support group beginning in the Triangle area in February.   If you have experienced an abortion and would like more information about the support group, contact Project Rachel at (919) 852-1021 or email projectrachel@nc.rr.com.  For more information go to http://projectrachelnc.org/ (website) Calls and appointments are kept strictly confidential.

The Diocese of Raleigh is hosting a Mother-Daughter Tea Saturday February 3, 2018 from 9:00am until 1:00pm at Saint Mark Catholic Church. This “girl only” event is designed to address the topic of adolescence for grades 6th -8th.  The day will include presentations from the Family Life and Evangelization Office, a medical professional and a college student from UNCW who will lead discussions around the physical, social, and emotional changes that girls experience during the pre-teen years, particularly with the view of God’s plan for us. Come enjoy time with your daughter, fellowship with other moms, a special craft, and lunch. Cost is $30.00 for mother/daughter pair and $5.00 for each additional girl. Pre-registration is required. Please register before January 29, 2018

The Diocese of Raleigh is hosting a Mother-Daughter Tea Saturday February 17, 2018 from 8:30am until 12:00pm at Saint Michael Catholic Church. This “girl only” event is designed to address the topic of adolescence for grades 5th -7th.  The day will include presentations from the Family Life and Evangelization Office, a local Pediatrician, and a college student from UNCW who will lead discussions around the physical, social, and emotional changes that girls experience during the pre-teen years, particularly with the view of God’s plan for us. Come enjoy time with your daughter, fellowship with other moms, refreshments, and a special craft. Cost is $20.00 for mother/daughter pair and $5.00 for each additional girl. Pre-registration is required. Please register before February 12, 2018

Register at:
https://raldioc.configio.com/go/mother-daughter-tea
Inquiries:  Diocesan Contact:  Suzanne Carter 919-821-8149 suzanne.carter@raldioc.org
                 Parish Contact: Mary DiSano  919-468-6134  Mdisano@stmichaelcary.org

Search Retreats

Requested run dates for Search 189: 
    February 10-11
    February 17-18
    February 24-25
    March 3-4

Search Retreat for 10-12 Graders
Don’t miss this opportunity to interact and share your faith with other Catholic teenagers from across the Diocese of Raleigh on March 9-11, 2018, at Camp Rockfish, Parkton, NC (near Fayetteville).

“Search” is a peer-led retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Raleigh, which has touched the lives of teenagers for more than 40 years. Participants are led through a series of witness talks and activities prepared by a team of high school students who encourage participants to seek and find Christ in their own lives and in one another on their journey toward Christian maturity.

To register for Search 189, follow the link, https://raldioc.configio.com/go/search-189 and click on the appropriate registration type, youth or adult.  The final day to register is March 4.   Cost for the Search weekend is $120; however, no one is denied participation because of inability to pay. Financial assistance is available, please work with your parish.  Adult chaperones must be 25 years old and Safe Environment trained. The cost for adults is covered.
For more information, please contact the diocesan directors of Search, Monique and Joe Wertis at (919) 426-6608 at (919) 520-7059.

Requested run dates Search 190:

    March 31-April 1
    April 7-8
    April 14-15
    April 21-22

Search Retreat for 10-12 Graders

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact and share your faith with other Catholic teenagers from across the Diocese of Raleigh on April 27-29, 2018, at Camp Rockfish, Parkton, NC (near Fayetteville).

“Search” is a peer-led retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Raleigh, which has touched the lives of teenagers for more than 40 years. Participants are led through a series of witness talks and activities prepared by a team of high school students who encourage participants to seek and find Christ in their own lives and in one another on their journey toward Christian maturity.

To register for Search 190, follow the link, https://raldioc.configio.com/go/search-190  and click on the appropriate registration type, youth or adult.  The final day to register is April 22.  Cost for the Search weekend is $120; however, no one is denied participation because of inability to pay. Financial assistance is available, please work with your parish.  Adult chaperones must be 25 years old and Safe Environment trained. The cost for adults is covered.
For more information, please contact the diocesan directors of Search, Monique and Joe Wertis at (919) 426-6608 at (919) 520-7059.