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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

Media Production Specialist
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 October 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: October 23, 2017

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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.

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)

PARENT NIGHT OUT The Diocese of Raleigh’s Secretariat of Lay Formation, Marriage and Family Life is offering A Catholic Parent’s Tool Box event that will give parents tools and tips to build a faith filled family. Come join us on Friday November 17, 2017 from 6:30pm until 9:00pm.  The evening begins with a “happy hour” followed by presentations from Joyce Blum, Sr. Director of Children and Families, Suzanne Carter, Family Life Specialist, and their husbands. This event will be held in the Fallon Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Drive Raleigh, NC 27608. Cost:  $5.00 per person.  Register today at 
Inquires:  919-821-8149

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the reformation. Catholic and Lutheran communities worldwide are joining to recognize this anniversary and to share our common love of Jesus Christ. 
The Diocese of Raleigh along with NC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has mutually agreed to commemorate this date by worshipping together with the text "From Conflict to Communion," which was co-written by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. 
Bishop Luis Zarama will co-preside the Common Prayer service along with Lutheran Bishop Tim Smith on October 27th at 7:00 p.m. at St Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill. A Lutheran-Catholic combined choir will lead us in worshiping God.  All are invited to attend, specially those Catholic-Lutheran couples and families that share their faith traditions on a daily basis. St. Thomas More Catholic Church; 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill.  Download poster

You are invited to take part in the national 40 Days for Life prayer vigil from September 27 through November 4.  The campaign of focused prayer takes place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day at a Woman’s Choice, 3305 Drake Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Another campaign will take place the same dates and times in Fayetteville at the Planned Parenthood at 4551 Yadkin Road.  Please consider showing your support of life by signing up for an hour of prayer by contacting or in Fayetteville at

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church 20th Annual Polish Festival St. Stanislaus Church in Castle Hayne, NC will celebrate our 20th Annual Polish Festival on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the church grounds in Castle Hayne. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking on the church property.

Festival patrons can look forward to genuine Polish foods including kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, potato pancakes, Polish beer, brewed by the Front Street Brewery, and many desserts.  We also offer a variety of Polish souvenirs for sale. A variety of vendors will display their wares.  The Chardon Polka Band from Ohio will delight everyone with crowd favorite music that is sure to have you toe-tapping and dancing non-stop. For the young folks, there are always lots of free games and activities. Festival goers are invited to try their luck on the raffle, three drawings $500, $550 and $600.  You do not have to be present to win! There is something for everyone!  St. Stanislaus Church is located at 4849 Castle Hayne Road (Hwy 133) in Castle Hayne. The parking lot entrance is on Marathon Ave. For more information, please visit our website:


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

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.

Sunday, October 29th, 2017 "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments." Learn how to better love your spouse by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend. The next weekends are: Nov 10-12, 2017 in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC and Feb 2-4, 2018 in Clemmons, NC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or 704-315-2144.

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.

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

October 29 (week 32) I weigh three pounds now and will gain about a half pound each week until birth.  It’s really cramped now, so Thomas has assumed the fetal position.  I can see, but I don’t have 20/20 vision and I won’t have 20/20 vision until I’m 7 to 9 years old – hopefully.
Mom is pretty uncomfortable. Fatigue is her constant companion. Sleeping on her left side may help, as it will remove some pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in her back. 
“For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.” (Wisdom 11:24)

Intercessions for Life

October 29th  Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time     For the times we doubt the value of our lives: May we rest in the awareness  that we are infinitely loved, and that God has a plan for our lives:

We pray to the Lord:

29 de octubre    30° Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
Por los momentos en que dudamos  del valor de nuestra vida: para que descansemos en la conciencia de que  somos infinitamente amados, y que Dios tiene  un plan para nuestra vida;
roguemos al Señor:

Word of Life

October 29th  “The Church affirms the inviolable dignity of every person, regardless of the duration or extent of the person’s incapacity or dependency.”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing,”

29 de octubre “La Iglesia afirma la dignidad inviolable de toda persona, independientemente de la duración o extensión de la incapacidad o dependencia de la persona.”
Secretariado de Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB  “Consideraciones católicas para nuestra partida a la otra vida,”