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Announcements for this week

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.

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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.


Harvest Day

70th Annual Harvest Day
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton Grove
Chicken and pork plates available for eat-in or take-out for $10 each from 11 AM - 6 PM.
Bazaar during the day and auction beginning at 6:30 PM.
Everyone is welcomed to attend!


Project Rachel Post Abortion Healing Retreat

If you desire healing from a past abortion, you are invited to experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat November 22-24, 2019. The weekend retreat is strictly confidential for both women and men and includes discussions, spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service and a Mass of the Resurrection. Participation 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 project.rachel@raldioc.org or call (919) 852-1021. The cost for the weekend is $150 ($100 for early registration) for lodging, meals and all retreat materials.  If you have a financial burden, some assistance is available.


Catholic Charities Volunteer Opportunity

New Dates Scheduled! Join NC Catholics Volunteer on November 23. Help as we repair homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence. Volunteers from all areas and of all experience levels are encouraged to participate!

If you have any questions, please contact Jo-El Sidbury Smith by email at Jo-El.SidburySmith@raldioc.org or at (910) 251-8130. Spots are limited so sign up now! www.CatholicCharitiesRaleigh.org/NCCV


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: 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.


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.


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