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Director of Communications

Interim 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

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.
To receive Bulletin Updates via email, contact: Anjanette Wiley at

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

The July 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

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.

Around the Diocese: August 14, 2017

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Evening Prayer In anticipation of the installation of The Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama as sixth Bishop of Raleigh, evening prayer will be celebrated by The Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta on August 28 at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh at 7 p.m. Bishop Zarama will greet guests afterwards. Open to the public.

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral Mass Schedule:

Saturday: 5 pm

Sunday: 7 am; 8:30 am Spanish; 10 am; 12 pm; 1:30 Spanish; 7 pm Catholic Campus Ministry

First Sunday 4:30 pm Forma Extrordinaria (Latin)

In addition, each of our eight deaneries (regions within the diocese) will host a special Mass at the newly dedicated cathedral. Below is a list of the Mass times associated with each of our deaneries.

Albemarle Deanery Mass – 9/4/2017, 12:00 PM

Tar River Deanery Mass – 9/16/2017, 10:00 AM

Fayetteville Deanery Mass – 9/25/2017, 10:00 AM

Piedmont Deanery Mass – 9/30/2017, 10:00 AM

Newton Grove Deanery Mass – 10/9/2017, 10:00 AM

New Bern Deanery Mass – 10/9/2017, 12:00 PM

Cape Fear Deanery Mass – 10/21/2017, 10:00 AM

Raleigh Deanery Mass – 10/22/2017, 3:00 PM

Are you celebrating your 10th, 25th, 50th or 50+ anniversary of marriage? If so, please join Bishop Luis Zarama at the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday October 8 at 3:00pm at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh to celebrate your calling to the vocation of marriage. Family members are welcome to attend. Register for this special Mass through your Parish or on-line at Questions please call the Married Life Office at 919-821-9762.

¿Está celebrando 10, 25, 50 o más años de matrimonio? Entonces le invitamos a acompañar a Obispo Luis Zarama, a la Misa Anual de Aniversario de Boda el 8 de octubre a las 3:00 p.m., en la Catedral Holy Name of Jesus, ubicada en la 715 Nazareth Street, Raleigh, para celebrar su llamada a la vocación matrimonial. Los miembros de la familia son bienvenidos a asistir a la celebración. Si desea asistir, debe registrarse en su Parroquia o en línea a Para preguntas llamar a la Oficina de Married Life al numero telefónico 919-821-9762.


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 or contact Greg Leitner at 919-821-9721 or via e-mail at


Respect Life and Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant applications are now available for projects to support and uphold the sacredness of human life of all persons from conception to natural death and to help low-income and vulnerable people improve their lives through transformation of policies and practices that keep them in poverty.

Respect Life funds are derived from a grant provided by the Diocese of Raleigh generated by funds from the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  The total amount available for 2017 is $10,000.00.  The Respect Life Grant was established in the year 2000 to meet the demand for funding for Respect Life initiatives.  Grants are awarded in amounts from $500.00 to $2,000.00. 
CCHD Funds are derived from the collection held in parishes in November.  The local amount available for these grants this year is $ $24,243.49.  Grants are awarded in amounts from $500 to $3,000.  Note that the grant project submitted must work to change policies and practices that keep people in their situation, and/or it must empower the population that is being served. Applications must be submitted by August 15.  Funds will be awarded at a banquet in October. For more information, or to download the application forms, please visit:

Women of Grace Foundational Study: 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. Study will occur August 31, 2017 – January 11, 2018 on Thursday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Fallon Center Cost $50 for book and workbook Please contact Deb Dornan ( to register.

The 7th Annual Catholic Charities Gala will be held on October 21st, 2017.  This evening will be a celebration of the tremendous impact Catholic Charities has on the community each day.  Funds raised at this event will support the critical programs of Catholic Charities such as: Disaster Services, Emergency Assistance, Immigration Services, and Services in Support of the Family.  Event information is available at For ticket or sponsorship information, please contact Katey Fithian, please contact Katey Fithian at

Project Rachel Weekend Retreat   If you are suffering from an abortion, experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat December 8-10, 2017.  The weekend retreat, for both women and men, will combine discussions, spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service and a Mass of the Resurrection.  Participation is strictly confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and compassion.  For more information or to register for the retreat, contact Project Rachel at or call (919) 852-1021. The cost is $150 for lodging at Avila Retreat Center, meals and all retreat materials.  If you have a financial burden, some assistance is available.  If you would like to give the gift of healing to a woman that may need a scholarship to attend the retreat, please mail your check to Project Rachel, 2304 Wesvill Ct., Ste. 340, Raleigh, NC 27607 or email for more information.

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

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: 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  Or call: (984) 221-0730. Strict confidentiality is maintained.


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.  Next Mass is Sept. 10, 2017.  For more information contact Celia at or visit or on face book-

Sunday, August 20th, 2017 Help increase your faith in your marriage by embarking on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend. The next weekends are: Nov 10-12, 2017 in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC and Oct 13-15, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or 704-315-2144.

Please help families in your community. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is a program for troubled marriages. It is based on and explains how to live a Sacramental marriage.  While open to couples of all faiths or no faith, Retrouvaille presents the challenges and beauty of a Catholic marriage. 

August 20, 2017 Conflict in your marriage?  Is your marriage cold or filled with stress?  Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even talk with their spouse. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend September 22, 2017, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

August 27, 2017 Rediscover Your Marriage – Retrouvaille simply means 'rediscovery'. The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully improved their marriages by attending. Retrouvaille is a not spiritual retreat, sensitivity group, seminar or social gathering.  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 September 22, 2017, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

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

August 20 (week 22) Hair is starting to grow on my head.  I wonder—what color is it?  My legs are getting stronger, so soon Mom will really feel my kicks. I like sleeping in the same position now.  I’m over 6 inches tall when I stretch out, and I weigh over 10 ounces.
Mom can distinguish two heartbeats if she lies quietly and flat on her back, locates her own heartbeat by finding her pulse, then lays her hand on her belly.  Thomas’s heart pumps about six gallons of blood every day.
“For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.  Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” (Luke 1:44-45)

August 27 (week 23) My tongue is fully formed now.  I’m practicing giving people a raspberry!  I can hear noises from the outside.  Some loud ones scare me. I know Mom’s voice and like the music she listens to.  I now have fingernails and fingerprints.  I’m not as little as I used to be just a few weeks ago.  Now I am about 10 inches long if I could stand up straight!
Mom is waiting to find out if Thomas is a boy or girl.
“…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father .”  (Philippians 2:11)

Intercessions for Life

August 20th       Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For our country:  May the Lord, the giver of life, grant that respect for each person shapes our law and way of life;

We pray to the Lord:

20 de agosto    20° Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Por nuestro país:  que el Señor, dador de vida, nos conceda que el respeto por cada persona dé forma a nuestra legislación y modo de vida;

roguemos al Señor:


August 27th       Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

For those working in post-abortion healing ministries:  May the Holy Spirit work through them to bring healing, freedom, and peace to all wounded by abortion;

We pray to the Lord:

27 de agosto    21° Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Por los que trabajan en los ministerios de sanación posaborto:  Para que el Espíritu Santo obre por medio de ellos para llevar sanación, libertad y paz a todos los lastimados por el aborto;

roguemos al Señor:


August 20th “The effectiveness of our commitment to peace depends on our understanding of human life. If we want peace, let us defend life!” 

Pope Benedict XVI, Morning Address, September 15, 2012, Apostolic Journey to Lebanon © 2012 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission.

20 de agosto   “La eficacia del compromiso por la paz depende de la concepción que el mundo tenga de la vida humana. Si queremos la paz, defendamos la vida”. 

Papa Benedicto XVI, Discurso de la mañana, 15 de septiembre de 2012, Viaje apostólico al Líbano © 2012 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Se utiliza con permiso.


August 27th “May the infinite depth and breadth of Christ’s Divine Mercy remind us that no wound is too great for God to heal.”

Pray for Life: April 2016,  USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Sign up for monthly reflections at! 

27 de agosto   “Que la infinita, profunda y enorme de Misericordia Divina de Cristo nos recuerde que ninguna herida es demasiado grande para impedir que Dios la cure”.

Oración por la vida: Abril de 2016,  Secretariado de Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB ¡Inscríbete para recibir reflexiones mensuales en*! 

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