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Billy Atwell
Phone: (919) 821-9732

Assistant Director
Anjanette Wiley
Phone: (919) 821-9730

Publishing and News Manager
Kate Turgeon Watson
Phone: 919-821-9738

Web Manager
Michelle Heeden King

Multimedia Producer
Mark Hite
Phone: (919) 821-9734

Administrative Assistant
Suzanne Smith
Phone: 919-821-9749

Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin Announcements are posted each Monday by 10:00 am.
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Announcements are available as Word and PDF at the bottom of the page

The APRIL directory has been posted The online, password protected directory has been re-organized. You must be logged in to see it on this page: . It is only intended for staff so please be cautious when sharing. If you need the password, call Anjanette Wiley at 919-821-9730. If you see an error, email Suzanne Smith at

Around the Diocese: May 22, 2017

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Diocese of Raleigh invites all to attend a Celebration of Freedom Mass on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2817 Poole Road, Raleigh. A picnic sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will follow the Mass.

This event is part of the sixth annual Fortnight for Freedom, a 14-day celebration of our religious freedom from June 21 to July 4, 2017. The theme this year is “Freedom for Mission” and will celebrate the values of our faith with respect to the gift of life, marriage, conscience rights, and many humanitarian concerns. 

During the Fortnight, the faithful are encouraged to pray for the intention of preserving and promoting religious freedom and to dedicate any of their regularly scheduled devotions such as Holy Hours or the Holy Rosary to this intention.

For more information and educational resources on the Fortnight for Freedom, visit our website at For more information, contact Mary Beth Phillips at or 919-719-8267.

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 woman, (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 August.   If you have experienced an abortion and would like more information about the support group, contact Project Rachel at (919) 852-1021 or email  For more information go to (website) Calls and appointments are kept strictly confidential.


Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC) is seeking volunteers for its Retreat Program on June 2 and 3rd at the Agape Retreat Center in Fuquay Varina.  HEC enriches the spiritual and social life of ALL who participate, while also meeting the specific needs of adults with physical disabilities. For more information contact Marty and Charlie Coe (919 832 7237)..


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

ENCOURAGE is a Roman Catholic apostolate for parents, friends and family members of loved ones with same-sex attraction (SSA). EnCourage helps members to focus on their own spiritual development and offers a supportive, confidential environment to share feelings, experiences, information and guidance for maintaining healthy relationships with our loved ones. If you love your faith and also someone with SSA, you are not alone and help is available! Be welcomed by a group of Catholics who understand your struggles and who will walk and pray with you on this journey.

The Encourage Apostolate meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7.00 PM at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in the 620 House (facing Donald Ross Drive). For more information, please call Theresia Peckham at 919-608-3510. All discussions and information is confidential.Encourage has been endorsed by the Pontifical Council of the Family.

Single/Single Again Mass will be on June 11 at 5:30 at Cardinal Gibbons HS. For more information, contact Celia Keator at

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. You can help couples in your parish find us by placing information and a link to Worldwide Marriage Encounter ( on your parish website. Contact us and we can provide information about WWME and a logo that can be used. Thanks!

Sunday, May 28th, 2017 “And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." Find ways to let the Lord deeper into your marriage by going on a WorldWide Marriage Encounter weekend. The next weekends are: Jun 23-25, 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC and Jul 7-9, 2017 in Greenville, SC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or 704-315-2144.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT Please publish in your bulletin as often as possible through June 10/11. The Diocesan Tribunal seeks women and men volunteers who are interested in assisting people seeking a declaration of nullity of a prior marriage.  A compassionate ear and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are the main requirements.  Bilingual skills are helpful but not necessary. For more information or to register, please call or e-mail Mrs. Vikki Newell (919-821-9759; by June 16, 2017.

El Tribunal Diocesano busca personas voluntarias que estén interesadas en ayudar a las parejas que desean iniciar el proceso de declaración de nulidad de su matrimonio. Los requisitos principales son: ser compasivo, mantener una estricta confidencialidad y verdaderamente ser bilingüe. Para mayor información o para registrarse, por favor comuníquese con la Sra. Vikki Newell al 919-821-9759 o vía email a antes del 16 de junio del 2017.

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 for  further  information.   We welcome the  opportunity  to  help   you.

Divorciado? Vuelto a casar? Pensando en casarse con alguien que se divorció? ¿Tiene preguntas acerca de la libertad de casarse en la Iglesia Católica? ¿Sabía usted que el Tribunal está disponible para responder a estas y otras preguntas que usted pueda tener acerca de volverse a casar en la Iglesia? Por favor, póngase en contacto con el Sra. Teresa Aldahondo (919-821-9758 or con sus preguntas, o usted puede visitar nuestro sitio web  para más información. Damos la bienvenida a la oportunidad de poder ayudarle.

Elimination of Fees for a Declaration of Nullity.  As of July 1, 2015, the Diocese of Raleigh eliminated all costs associated with a Declaration of Nullity.  Bishop Burbidge decided the Diocese will absorb all costs related to the nullity process in order to make it more accessible to those who have been previously married and divorced.  If you are interested in beginning or learning more about the nullity process, please contact Mrs. Susan Stanton (919-821-9754) or Mrs. Vikki Newell (919 821-9759).  If you speak Spanish, please contact Ms Teresa Aldahondo (919-821-9758).

Eliminación de Honorarios para la Declaración de Nulidad.   Desde el primero de julio, del 2015, la Diócesis de Raleigh elimino todos los costos asociados con la Declaración de Nulidad.  El Obispo Burbidge decidió que la Diócesis absorbería los costos relacionados con el proceso de nulidad, de esta manera hacer que el proceso de nulidad sea más asequible para aquellos que han estado casados y divorciados previamente. Si está interesado en conocer o aprender más acerca del proceso de nulidad, por favor contactar a la Sra. Susan Stanton (919-821-9754) o Sra. Vikki Newell (919-821-9759).  Para Español, contactar a la Sra. Teresa Aldahondo (919-821-9758).

Pro-Life Bulletin Announcements

Tradition teaches us Christ was conceived on the Feast of the Annunciation. We will watch the parallel development of “Thomas” in the womb beginning on March 25 (Feast of the Annunciation) until December 25.  The Office of Human Life and Dignity is making available a series of bulletin messages describing the fetal development of “Thomas.” Each week we will send out the messages to the parishes.  Please consider inserting these messages in the bulletin for the upcoming weeks and each week through December 25. Download Fetal Development of Thomas

May 28 (week 10) Thomas has fingerprints at ten weeks.  The fingers can curve around an object placed in the palm.  Thomas can now feel pain.  He is having a wonderful time shifting, dancing and playing in the womb.  His mother is coping with many changes as well; nurturing a baby is hard work.” “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.“ Psalm 127:3 

Intercessions for Life

May 28th   Seventh Sunday of Easter  (or Ascension, where applicable)
For those feeling lonely or abandoned:  That they find comfort in the care of others  and consolation in God’s Spirit of glory;
We pray to the Lord:

28 de mayo 7º Domingo de Pascua (o Ascensión, donde corresponda)
Por quienes se sienten solos o abandonados: para que sientan alivio en el cuidado de los demás y consuelo en el Espíritu de gloria de Dios;
roguemos al Señor:

Word of Life

May 28th “The patient requesting assisted suicide is often asking, ‘Does anyone want me to be alive, or care enough to talk me out of this request and support me through this difficult time?’”
Every Suicide is Tragic USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities 

28 de mayo
“El paciente que solicita el suicidio asistido suele preguntarse: ‘¿Hay alguien que quiera que yo siga vivo, o que se preocupe tanto como para disuadirme y apoyarme en este difícil momento?’.”
Cada Suicidio Es Trágico,  Secretariado de Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB