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

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

The June 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: June 19, 2017

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Join Catholic Charities on Sunday, June 25, at 5:05 p.m. for the Pitch in for Charity game with the Durham Bulls. 

This year, Catholic Charities has partnered with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle for this event. Currently, there is an estimated one-million-pound shortage of food in Durham County. Catholic Charities and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle are working together to address this challenge. Five dollars of every ticket purchased for this game through the Catholic Charities website will benefit food pantry services for the Durham Community.

Tickets for the game are $10 and can be purchased online. For more information about the game, please visit Ticketing closes Sunday, June 18.

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.

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:

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.

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/SingleAgain Ministry If you are single, separated, divorced or widowed person, please join us for our 22nd Annual Single/Singleagain Beach Retreat, August 4-6, 2017 at Trinity Retreat Center in Salter Path NC.  It is a weekend of prayer, renewal and relaxation.The theme this year is “Power of Story” and our retreat leader is Fr. Charley Miller.  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. 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.

Sunday, June 25th, 2017 “Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.” Experience increased trust and intimacy in your marriage by working through a WorldWide Marriage Encounter weekend. The next weekends are: Nov 10-12, 2017 in ATLANTIC BEACH, 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.

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

June 25 (week 14)

Baby Thomas is almost three inches long and growing very fast.  He will continue to grow until about 23 years of age.  His vocal cords are beginning to form.  His mother is feeling better and has more energy.

“And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him.”  (Luke 2:40)

Intercessions for Life

June 25th  Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For those afraid to welcome life: May the Lord fill their hearts with confidence in His loving care and provide for every need;

We pray to the Lord:

25 de junio  12° Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Por quienes temen acoger la vida: Para que el Señor colme sus corazones con confianza en su cuidado amoroso y satisfaga cada necesidad;

roguemos al Señor:

Word of Life

June 25th

“If someone we know has received a prenatal diagnosis, let us ask the Holy Spirit to work through us. May the families of these little children be strengthened and comforted by our affirmation of the truth that their child's life—however long or short—is worth living.” 

Supporting Families Who Receive a Prenatal Diagnosis USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

25 de junio 

“Si alguien que conocemos ha recibido un diagnóstico prenatal, pidamos al Espíritu Santo que obre por medio de nosotros. Que las familias de estos pequeños niños sean fortalecidas y reconfortadas por nuestra afirmación de la verdad de que la vida de su hijo, ya sea corta o larga, merece ser vivida.” 

Para apoyar a familias con un diagnóstico prenatal Secretariado de Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB