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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Holy Cross Catholic Church in Durham is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, in collaboration with UNC Health. The clinic will be held August 6, 3-7 PM at Holy Cross, 2438 S. Alston Avenue, Durham. There is no charge. View details and registration information at the parish website: holycrossdurham.org.

Rosary for Our Nation

Unite Our Nation - As Catholics, we have the Power of Prayer! Ignited By Truth organizes Rosary for Our Nation events on First Saturdays of each month in 2021 (Jan – August). Our next event is: August 7, 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm ET, Halifax Mall / Government Complex, 300 N Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27603 Please join us in reverent and peaceful prayer and singing as we place our beloved nation under the Mantle of Our Lady of Lourdes. Bring your whole family; all are welcome! Please dress weather-appropriate. For more information, visit IgnitedByTruth.org.

Natural Family Planning Week

Please consider including the bulletin insert (pdf) in your bulletin on the July 25 weekend. NFP Week is July 25-31. Resources and videos will be posted on the DoR website and on social media throughout the week.

“To Have, To Hold, To Honor: Supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage” is this year’s theme for Natural Family Planning Week. To check on resources and videos on natural family planning (NFP) visit the Marriage and Family Life page in the Diocese of Raleigh website.

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“Tenerte, quererte, respetarte: apoyando los dones de Dios de amor y vida en el matrimonio” es el tema de la semana para la Planificación Familiar Natural 2021. Para recursos y videos sobre la planificación familiar natural visita la página de vida matrimonial de la diócesis de Raleigh.

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27th Annual Run for Life

27TH ANNUAL RUN FOR LIFE is staying Virtual - We're looking for runners and sponsors for the annual 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Run from August 21-29. Please check our website www.raleighrunforlife.org or www.runnc.com for more info. If you have any questions, please contact Janelle Buchanan at 214-497-0756 or Kathy Klein 919-815-1369. All proceeds benefit Birthchoice.

Misa de la Herencia Hispana

La diócesis de Raleigh celebra cada año la “Misa de la Herencia Hispana”. Este año se llevará a cabo el sábado, 16 de octubre del 2021, en la catedral Santo Nombre de Jesús. Nuestro obispo Luis Rafael Zarama presidirá la misa a las 11:00 a.m. Posteriormente habrá presentaciones de bailes culturales y comida.

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African Heritage Mass

In celebration of the multiple African communities and the African Diaspora throughout the diocese, join us for Mass and a reception afterwards, featuring traditional food, fellowship, music and dancing. All are welcome! The celebration will take place Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2438 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713.

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Abortion Healing

Bulletin editors,
Please include this announcement in the parish bulletin each weekend during July, August and September. 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. If your parish requires more brochures, please call, or email us. We also have a NEW website at: https://rachelnc.org.

Thank you!
Jackie Bonk
Director, Project Rachel (919-852-1021)

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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 September 2021. 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 go to the website: https://rachelnc.org. Calls and appointments are kept strictly confidential.

Wedding Anniversary Mass


The Wedding Anniversary Mass, typically celebrated each year in October, honors those celebrating wedding anniversaries, with special recognition to couples with 25, 50, or 60 years of marriage. The Mass will take place on Sunday, October 23 at 3:30pm at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. Register to attend the Mass and/or to receive a Commemorative Certificate: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/wam2021.

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Cada año durante el mes de octubre regularmente llevamos a cabo una Misa de Aniversario de bodas en la Catedral del Santo Nombre de Jesús en Raleigh. En ella celebramos a quienes festejan su aniversario de bodas, con reconocimiento especial para las parejas que cumplen 25, 50 y 60 años de matrimonio. La Misa de este año se llevará a cabo el domingo 23 de octubre a las 3:30 p.m. en la Catedral del Santo Nombre de Jesús, en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte. Para registrarse para asistir a la Misa y/o recibir su certificado conmemorativo visite la página de internet: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/abodas2021

Spanish Flyer (PDF)

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Jason Evert to Speak on Chastity and Purity

September 12 at 7 pm | St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church|Cary, NC

We are thrilled to be welcoming Jason Evert, renowned chastity speaker, to St. Michael's in September. He will be giving his talk, Purified, at St. Michael's for teenagers and families. If you have never heard Jason speak, please check out his site, www.chastity.com. He is able to capture both adult and teenage (13+) audiences with humor and a positive message about chastity and purity.

Reserve your tickets now chastity.formstack.com/forms/cary_nc as we expect this event to sell out!
You can also access the link on the St. Michael website, https://www.stmichaelcary.org/ under "Upcoming Events."

Flyer (PDF)

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Please publish July 25, 2021:
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 22, 2021 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.helpourmarriage.org.

Please publish August 1, 2021:
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 22, 2021 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.helpourmarriage.org.

Please publish August 8, 2021:
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 22, 2021 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.helpourmarriage.org.

Please publish August 15, 2021:
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 22, 2021 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.helpourmarriage.org.

Please publish August 22, 2021:
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 22, 2021 call 800-470-2230 or email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.helpourmarriage.org.

Virtual School Registration Open

We kindly ask if the ad below could be placed in your weekly church bulletins, parish emails and social media/websites for the months of June/July. Your support for Catholic education and our new virtual school is greatly appreciated. The ad is in English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please direct to DORVS@ralioc.org


The Diocese of Raleigh Office of Education has created an exciting new option for Catholic education. The Diocese of Raleigh Virtual School. Registration has started and this school will open mid-August 2021. For more information go to: https://dioceseofraleigh.org/news/announcing-opening-diocese-raleigh-virtual-school. Direct questions to DORVS@raldioc.org.


La Oficina de Educación de la Diócesis de Raleigh ha creado una nueva y emocionante opción para la educación católica, la Escuela Virtual de la Diócesis de Raleigh. Las inscripciones ya están abiertas. Esta escuela abrirá a mediados de agosto de 2021. Para obtener más información visite: https://dioceseofraleigh.org/news/announcing-opening-diocese-raleigh-virtual-school. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor envíe su mensaje a DORVS@raldioc.org.

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Men’s Retreat: From Soldier to Saint

Men’s Retreat: From Soldier to Saint. Take your faith to the next level. Learn from the examples of St. Francis and St. Paul on how to go “From Soldier to Saint.” August 6-8, the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC is offering a life-changing retreat just for men. The retreat master is Franciscan Friar Fr. Peter Tremblay, who is known for powerful preaching and thought provoking discussions, a perfect choice to explore what men can learn from Saints Francis and Paul. Participants will also enjoy a beautiful setting, first-class dining, and walkable trails -- ideal for discussion with a friend or private reflection. Plus opportunities for Mass, Adoration, confession and spiritual direction. Visit www.catholicconference.org/mens-retreat, email info@catholicconference.org, or call 828.327.7441 for more information.

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Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School Opens in August

Bulletin insert letter from Bishop Zarama (PDF)

You may also use the announcement below; for example, if needed to reach those reading the bulletin online or to share in social media.

With the strong support of Bishop Zarama, a second Catholic high school will open its doors in our diocese to its first freshman class in August of this year. Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School will be the 38th school in the largest network of Catholic high schools in the country. This unique high school will deliver a career-focused, college-preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating academics with professional work experience. For more information, visit www.cristoreyrt.org, or contact Mrs. Martha Zaldivar, Director of Admissions, at 919-897-5680, Martha.Zaldivar@cristoreyrt.org.

Catholic Scouting Mass of Thanksgiving

In light of the difficulties and circumstances that we have all been facing with COVID-19, we need to give thanks to the Lord for the continued blessings we have each received, both personally and in Scouting. Please join the Raleigh Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting for a Catholic Mass of Thanksgiving at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Apex.

WHO: All Scouts, their leaders and families are invited, regardless of their faith tradition.

WHAT: Catholic Mass of Thanksgiving with celebrant Fr. Scott McCue

WHERE: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Rd., Apex NC 27502

WHEN: 10AM on Saturday, October 9th

WHY: To give thanks to God, His blessings, and bringing this pandemic to an end…and lunch will follow.

If you have questions, please contact Frank Jackson at 919-740-8329.

Employment Opportunities

Visit the Diocese of Raleigh Employment Opportunities page for current job listings at diocesan offices, parishes and schools, as well as some regional positions: dioceseofraleigh.org/employment.

Courage / Encourage

Courage is a prayer and fellowship group that assists individuals with same sex attraction (SSA) to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. For more information email: courage.sacred.heart@gmail.com, or call 984-289-9489, or visit couragerc.org. Strict confidentiality is maintained.

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. Anyone wanting to speak to an EnCourage member, either in a one on one meeting or phone call until COVID restrictions are lifted for regular meetings again, please don't hesitate to reach out. For more information email: encourage.sacred.heart@gmail.com, or call 984-221-0730. Strict confidentiality is maintained.