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Announcements for this week

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Dear Pastor and Bulletin Editor/Publisher,

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. If you would like brochures describing Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends for your parish information racks, please let us know! 

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a positive and personal experience. It offers married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that you can use for the rest of your lives. It is a chance to look deeply into your relationship with each other and with God. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on Sept. 20-22, 2019, in CHARLOTTE, NC, and Nov. 8-10, 2019, in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our  website at: https://NCMarriageDiscovery.org or contact us at applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org or 704-315-2144.


Healing Conference

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Diocese of Raleigh presents: A Divine Healing Conference, September 20-21, 2019 at St. Thomas More Parish, Chapel Hill, NC. A two-day healing conference featuring physical, emotional and inner healing, Eucharistic Adoration, Healing Mass with praise and worship. Guest speaker Rev. Fr. Thomas Sunil. Registration begins mid-June 2019. Register and learn more at www.ccsraleigh.weebly.com.


Single / Single Again

Single / Single Again 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 follows Mass. Upcoming Mass schedule: August 11, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15. For more information, contact Celia at ckeator@nc.rr.com, or visit www.singlesingleagain.com or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/singleagainraleigh.

Single/Single Again Ministry If you are single, separated, divorced or widowed person, please join us for our 24th Annual Single/Single Again Beach Retreat, August 2-4, 2019, at Trinity Retreat Center in Salter Path, NC. It is a weekend of prayer, renewal and relaxation. The theme this year is "Come as you are – Trust in God and see what He will do," and our retreat leader is Ms. Sally Orcutt, O.P. For more information, contact Celia Keator at ckeator@nc.rr.com.


Project Rachel Support Group

Please run in the parish bulletin each weekend during June / July and August. The majority of participants 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. Thank you for assisting the Project Rachel ministry. If your parish requires more 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 August. If you have experienced an abortion and would like (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.


25th Annual Run for Life

SAVE THE DATE! 25TH ANNUAL RUN FOR LIFE - We're looking for runners, sponsors and volunteers for the annual 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, August 17, at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. Visit www.raleighrunforlife.org or  www.runnc.com for more info. If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Mayhew, 919-678-3004, or Kathy Klein, 919-815-1369.  


Come and See – An Invitation from the Padre Pio Secular Franciscans

Has your heart been moved by the prayers, life and stories of St. Francis of Assisi? Would you like to learn more about him and how to live your life with the same holy simplicity, true peace and perfect joy, as he did?

If so, Christ may be calling you to explore the Secular Franciscan life. The Secular Franciscan Order was established by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago. Our purpose is to bring the Gospel to life where we live and where we work. We look for ways to embrace the Gospel in our lives and try to help others to do likewise.

The Padre Pio Secular Franciscan Fraternity is holding a Come and See on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1 – 3 pm.  We meet at St. Francis of Assis Church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 in the Founders Room

This is an opportunity to hear from other men and women who are living according to the Franciscan rule. Come and see what it’s all about. For more information, view our website -  https://ofscentralnc.org/contact-us/ - or send an email message to: ofscentralnc@gmail.com


Marriage Preparation

2019 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/marriageprep. 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 parish and 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 9:00 am a 4:00pm. En este día las parejas profundizarán en su vocación al Sacramento de Matrimonio, y obtendrán herramientas que les ayuden, no solo a prepararse para el día de la celebración, sino para algo más importante, su vida como esposos. Los temas que se tratarán en este día serán: “El Matrimonio como Sacramento”; La Economía en el Hogar”, “Comunicación y Resolución de Conflictos”, “Amor y Sexualidad”, “La Planificación Natural de la Familia”, “Jesús, Amigo Verdadero” y “El Perdón-Adoración”. Las fechas y lugares en que se llevarán a cabo estos talleres los podrás encontrar en: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/unidos. Para más información comunícate con Roberto Cortes, Hispanic Married Life Coordinator, 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, cualesquiera que estos sean. Tendrás una función de acuerdo a tus capacidades y podrás aprender cómo llevar a cabo más actividades. Solo necesitamos tus “ganas de servir”, contáctanos. Para más información comunícate con Roberto Cortes, Hispanic Married Life Coordinator, 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.


Retrouvaille

Dear Pastors and Administrators,

Thank you for publishing the announcements for the Retrouvaille Program.  The repetition of the bulletin announcements has led to the recent increase in registrations.  Please continue to publish and to offer hope to couples in your parish who are looking for help in restoring their marriages.  This program has proven effective in strengthening married relationships.  To find out more about it, please visit the website www.retrouvaille.org.  Your prayers for these couples and your outreach to them are appreciated.

Yours,
Dave and Fran Polovick
Retrouvaille
910-392-4027 home

Please publish July 28, 2019:

The Retrouvaille Program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage. Tens of thousands of struggling marriages headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marital problems by attending the program. It begins with a weekend experience that is followed by a series of follow-up sessions to help keep your healing on track and further develop the tools learned. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish August 4, 2019:

Retrouvaille is a marriage help program that teaches effective communication. The presenting team, three couples and a priest, presents a technique of communication that enables you to take a good look at many areas of your relationship. The team provides practical tools for improving your marriage. Unlike marriage counselors, they will share how they were able to benefit from these techniques themselves. After each presentation you will have time for reflection and discussion in complete privacy with your spouse. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish August 11, 2019:

The Retrouvaille Program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship. It helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship. It is a Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background attend in order to improve communication and reconnect. Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish August 18, 2019:

Retrouvaille is a lifeline for marriages, a program to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages.  It is for couples that are struggling, not communicating well, and those who are considering marriage separation or divorce. It is also for those who are already separated or divorced that want marriage help. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish August 25, 2019:

The Retrouvaille Program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship.  It helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship.  It is a Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background attend in order to improve communication and reconnect.  Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love.  For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish September 1, 2019:

A Program for Couples in Struggling Marriages

Retrouvaille is for couples with marriages that are struggling, not communicating well, and those who are considering marriage separation or divorce. Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Others are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the program. Some couples have been married for many years, while others have been married only a short time.  For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish September 8, 2019:

The Retrouvaille Program is not a marriage encounter, marriage retreat, marriage counseling, or a marriage seminar, although they share some similarities. It is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship.  You will not be sharing your struggles with other people. You will hear from couples that have been through the program themselves. They will share their journey from brokenness to reconciliation.  For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish September 15, 2019:

The Retrouvaille Program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage. Tens of thousands of struggling marriages headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorces have successfully overcome their marital problems by attending the program.  It begins with a weekend experience that is followed by a series of follow-up sessions to help keep your healing on track and further develop the tools learned.  For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish September 22, 2019:

Retrouvaille is a marriage help program that teaches effective communication.  The presenting team, three couples and a priest, presents a technique of communication that enables you to take a good look at many areas of your relationship. The team provides practical tools for improving your marriage. Unlike marriage counselors, they will share how they were able to benefit from these techniques themselves. After each presentation you will have time for reflection and discussion in complete privacy with your spouse.  For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish September 29, 2019:

The Retrouvaille Program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship.  It helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship.  It is a Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background attend in order to improve communication and reconnect.  Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love.  For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Please publish October 6, 2019:

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 October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org. It is not too late to register!