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Announcements for this week

Career Network Ministry

The Career Network Ministry presents Interviewing Strategies & Tactics, featuring Deb Oronzio, a Career Strategist with Self-Empower Career Coaching, Thursday, February 13, 2020, 8:30 - 10:30 am at St. Andrew The Apostle, Main Building, Room 8, 3008 Old Raleigh Rd., Apex, NC 27502. Come and gain some insight into how you can better prepare for that next interview!

Flyer (PDF)


Eucharistic Youth Retreat

Youth ages 13-18 are invited into a deeper experience and relationship with Jesus in the upcoming John 6:35 Eucharistic Youth Retreat. Join us February 7-9, 2020, at St. Thomas Moore Academy, 3109 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC, for this life changing journey into unity of heart and mind with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ. The cost is $70 per person and registration is available at www.john635retreat.org. Group room discounts are available at the Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd. North by calling 1-866-238-4218, Group Code: John 635 Retreat.

Flyer (PDF)


Career Network Ministry

Career Network Ministry presents "War in the Workplace: Outsmarting the Advance of AI and Automation with New Career Strategies," featuring Bob Dieterle, Chief Commercial Officer at GreenWave; Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael Conference Center, 830 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513.

Flyer (PDF)


Retrouvaille

Please publish January 26, 2020

Rediscover Your Marriage – Retrouvaille simply means 'rediscovery.' The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Many couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending. Retrouvaille is a not spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar, not a social gathering. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of February 14, 2020, call 800-470-2230, or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com, or visit the website at www.helpourmarriage.org.

Please publish February 2, 2020

Married Singles Lifestyle describes couples that may have lost the sense of closeness they once had as marriage partners and are living more like roommates. Retrouvaille teaches couples how to survive times like these in their marriages. This program has helped many couples experiencing difficulty at all levels of marital distress from disillusionment to deep misery. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with a weekend on February 14, 2020, call 800-470-2230, or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com, or visit the website at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish February 9, 2020

It’s not too late! Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is designed to help get your marriage back on track. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing marital disillusionment and misery. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of February 14, 2020, call 800-470-2230, or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com, or visit the website at www.helpourmarriage.org. It is not too late to register!


Post-Abortion Healing

Bulletin ediors: Please include the following announcement in the parish bulletin each weekend through March. Many who reach out to Project Rachel tell us they read about this ministry in a bulletin announcement. They often say that they had to see the announcement many times before they could find the courage to call. Additionally, if your parish requires Project Rachel brochures, please call or email us. We also have a website at: http://projectrachelnc.org/.

In Christ,
Jackie Bonk, Director, Project Rachel (919-852-1021)

Project Rachel Support Group
Abortion is experienced by millions of women, many of whom are Catholic. The Project Rachel ministry assists women and men who have been wounded by abortion to find healing and peace. There is a support group beginning in the Triangle area in late March, followed by a retreat in June 2020. If you have experienced an abortion and would like (strictly confidential) information about the support group, contact Project Rachel at (919) 852-1021 or email: project.rachel@raldioc.org, or visit the website: http://projectrachelnc.org/ Calls and appointments are kept strictly confidential.


Catholic Writer's Group

WHAT: Carolina Catholic Writers Quarterly Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 11:30am
WHERE*: Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro (*PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION)
Are you a writer? Bring your love for writing & your appetite to our next luncheon & meeting. We'll discuss plans for 2020, our radio program, critique group & book club. The Pivotal Players: Flannery O'Connor film (58 mins) will conclude our meeting. No need to be a published author to enjoy/benefit. Contact Lisa Geraci at ls_geraci@yahoo.com, 704-669-4193


January Respect Life Events

Washington, D.C.

Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman
The March for Life is an inspiring, peaceful event. Join the largest annual civil rights demonstration in the world to be with vibrant and joy-filled women, men, young people, and children from all across the country on January 24, 2020. The NC Mass for Life will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the March begins at 1:00 p.m. at 12th St. on the National Mall. For more information, call 919-632-7379 or email Joshua.Klickman@raldioc.org.


Dr. Scott Hahn Talk

Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinehurst, NC
https://stpaulcenter.com/pinehurst/

Dr. Scott Hahn, founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is one of the world’s leading biblical scholars, Catholic apologist, and a leader of the New Evangelization called for by Saint Pope John Paul II. DO NOT MISS this opportunity to hear a great motivational speaker and defender of the Catholic faith. Dr. Hahn has written 40+ books, speaks to thousands of persons each year, is frequently on EWTN, and has motivated hundreds to conversion in the Catholic Faith. Dr. Hahn will speak about Christ’s Divine Mercy, Reconciliation, the Eucharist, and covenant relationship with God.

Flyer (PDF)


Grief Support for Children and Teens

Are you a parent, grandparent or caregiver for a child who has experienced a loss? Rainbows for All Children, a grief support program designed for children and teens, will begin its first 12-week season on Thursday evenings beginning in January at Holy Infant Catholic Church in Durham. Peer support groups provide a safe place to meet with their peers when a change arises in their families, whether it is a death, divorce, separation, deployment, loss of a pet, or any other difficult change. This change can be ongoing, a recent event, or something in the more distant past. For more information, visit holyinfantchurch.org or contact Leanne Woodward at leannew@holyinfantchurch.org.


Marriage Preparation

2020 Diocesan One-Day Marriage Preparation Workshop 
Inviting all engaged couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony to attend a One-Day Diocesan Marriage Preparation Workshop. At this workshop you will deepen your relationship with your fiancé as you prepare to begin living out the sacrament of marriage. Topics for the day include: Theology of Marriage, Communication and Conflict Resolution, Finance & Stewardship, Intimacy and Natural Family Planning, and Living a Sacramental Marriage. Remember to talk with your pastor before signing up. Registration and a list of dates and locations can be found at: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/mpw2020. Additional details: Rebekah.tolson@raldioc.org, 919-821-9753.

Marriage Preparation Ministry
Do you have a desire to serve engaged couples as they prepare to enter the sacrament of marriage? We are seeking out individuals and couples who would be interested in serving engaged couples in the diocese by being a part of the One-Day Marriage Preparation Workshop Team. There are several roles that you could be a part of, including hospitality, presenting, facilitating, and more. Please contact Rebekah Tolson, Married Life Coordinator, at 919-821-9753 or Rebekah.tolson@raldioc.org.

Taller diocesano de preparación matrimonial
Invitamos a todas las parejas que estén comprometidas y se encuentren en el proceso de recibir el Sacramento del Matrimonio, a participar en el taller diocesano de preparación matrimonial. Este taller consiste de un día: de 8:30 am a 4:00pm. En este día, las parejas profundizarán en su vocación al Sacramento del Matrimonio, y obtendrán herramientas que les ayudarán, no solo a prepararse para el día de la boda, sino para su vida matrimonial. Los temas que se tratarán en el taller son: “El Matrimonio como sacramento”; La economía en el hogar”, “Comunicación y resolución de conflictos”, “Amor y sexualidad”, “La Planificación Natural de la Familia” y “El perdón”, entre otros. Las fechas y lugares en que se llevarán a cabo estos talleres los podrás encontrar en: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/unidos2020.  Para más información comunícate con Roberto Cortes, Coordinador de Vida Matrimonial, al teléfono (919) 821-9735 o envía un correo electrónico a roberto.cortes@raldioc.org.

¿Te Gustaría servirle a Dios junto con tu pareja?
Si estás sintiendo el llamado de Dios a servir a los demás, te invitamos a servir en pareja en este ministerio de vida matrimonial. Estamos buscando matrimonios que nos ayuden en la preparación de las parejas que se van a casar. Puedes aportar tus talentos y ponerte al servicio del Señor. Llevarás a cabo una función de acuerdo a tus capacidades y además podrás aprender desarrollar otras funciones. Solo necesitamos tus “ganas de servir”, contáctanos. Para más información comunícate con Roberto Cortes, Coordinador de Vida Matrimonial, al teléfono (919) 821-9735 o envía un correo electrónico a roberto.cortes@raldioc.org.


Courage / Encourage

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: courage.sacred.heart@gmail.com. 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 encourage.sacred.heart@gmail.com. Or call: (984) 221-0730. Strict confidentiality is maintained.


Ignited by Truth

Change in Date for Ignited By Truth! The 17th annual Catholic conference will be held on April 18, 2020, at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh “bringing to light the truth of the teachings of the Catholic Church and igniting in all hearts a love for the Faith.” Join our mailing list to receive the latest updates! IgnitedByTruth.org