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Director of Communications
John Dornan
Phone: 919-821-9732
Mobile: 919-632-5045

Assistant Director of Communications
Anjanette Wiley
Phone: 919-821-9730
Mobile: 919-606-6834

Editor, NC Catholics
Kate Turgeon Watson
Phone: 919-821-9738

Web Manager
Michelle Heeden King

Media Production Specialist
Mark Hite
Phone: 919-821-9734

Communications Specialist
Leonor Clavijo
Phone: 919-821-9275

Writer, NC Catholics
Mandy Howard
Phone: 919-821-9736

Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin announcements are posted each Thursday. Please be sure bulletin announcements are submitted no later than noon on Wednesday for posting for that week.

To receive Bulletin announcements via email, contact: Anjanette Wiley at

The November directory has been posted. You must be logged in to see it. If you need the password or see an error, email Anjanette Wiley at

New Announcements for the week of 11/15/2018

25th Anniversary Mass for Bishop Zarama Please join Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama as he celebrates his 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on December 1 at 10:00 am at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The Mass is open to the public. No tickets or RSVP is needed.

Dedication of the Fisk Opus 147 Pipe Organ Please join us for the dedication of the Fisk Opus 147 Pipe Organ at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral on January 3, 2019. Vespers begin at 6:30pm followed by a concert with concert guest soloist Nathan Laube.  Event is open to the public.

Annual Homeschool Mass Please join us for the Diocese of Raleigh Homeschool Mass Sponsored by the Association of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers celebrated by the Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh Friday, December 7th 10:00am at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Donut and coffee reception following the Mass.

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Men and Women at Avila Retreat Center
The Spiritual Exercises provides an opportunity to quiet your soul from daily distractions and focus on Christ. Mass, Confession and Spiritual Direction will be available with a Legionary of Christ priest. There will be guided meditations with time for private reflection. This is an opportunity to listen and discern God’s voice in your soul. The Men’s retreat will be held December 7-9, 2018 and the Women’s retreat will be held January 18-20, 2019 at Avila Retreat Center in Durham. Cost of the retreat is $225 per person in advance or $250 within two weeks of the retreat. Materials, meals and linens are included. For more information or to register, call (919) 274-9362 or email

Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama and bishops nationwide are joining in seven days of prayer and fasting prior to their general assembly in November, where they will make critical decisions regarding the tragedy of clergy abuse. Please pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all the bishops, especially during the General Assembly, where they will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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 November 16-18, 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. Check out the video posted at

Hurricane Florence Rescue and Recovery If you would like to help Catholic Charities assist families impacted by Hurricane Florence across central and eastern North Carolina, there are several ways you can do so at this time:

  • Financial Donations: Disasters are rapidly changing events and financial donations allow us to adapt with the situation and best meet the needs of the survivors. Donate online or text RECOVER1 to 51555.
  • Volunteer: If you are interested in volunteering, please visit to learn about volunteer opportunities across the Diocese of Raleigh.
  • In-Kind Donations: If you would like to donate in-kind goods, an online page has been set up where you can purchase items, and they will be shipped in bulk to our offices. This helps streamline coordination of the supplies we anticipate receiving. You can find the list of needed items here. If you are interested in coordinating a donation drive, please contact Gabby Amos at Catholic Charities at
  • Pray: Survivors are going through what may be the most traumatic experience in their lives. Staff and volunteers are working around the clock to provide some relief during this challenging situation. Your prayers for all involved are greatly needed at this time.

Announcements are available as Word below.