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Job opening for business manager

Now hiring full-time Business Manager St. Stephen Catholic Church in Sanford, NC, is looking for a business manager/bookkeeper. Responsibilities include financial record-keeping and reporting, payroll and human resource management, liturgical and sacristan support and office management.  Experience/training in finance or accounting and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Send letter of interest, resume and references to Fr. Baiju Augustine, M.S, pastor@ststephencc.org. Or drop off at the parish office or send by mail to: St. Stephen Catholic Church, c/o Pastor, 901 N. Franklin Dr., Sanford, NC 27330

Virtual Estate Planning Webinar

As a way to help educate parishioners in their knowledge as faithful stewards of the Lord’s gifts, the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh is offering another Estate Planning Webinar on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.

The webinar will be led by Foundation staff and a local estate planning attorney, providing an excellent opportunity for parishioners to learn more about what personal planning is and what it involves. Webinar topics include legal steps required in personal planning, understanding wills and trusts, Catholic advance medical directives, power of attorney, and an overview of the various charitable vehicles for estate planning.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Ryan Flood, Planned Giving Specialist, The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
  • Andy Blair, Estate Planning Specialist, Partner, Poyner Spruill LLP

Please note that this is a free webinar, and no solicitations will be made. For more information or to reserve a virtual seat, call Maura Aguirre, 919-568-1065; or email Maura@FoundationDOR.org.

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First Saturday Rosary

First Saturday Rosary Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sacred Heart Catholic Church 200 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27603

To honor Our Lady of Fatima’s request for 1st Saturdays, please join us in reverent and peaceful prayer and singing as we place our beloved nation under the Mantle of Our Lady of Fatima. A Rosary will be prayed. Marian hymns and the Divine Mercy Chaplet will also be sung. Please join us as we pray for an end to abortion. Bring your whole family! All are welcome!

Note: Event will be held outside the church following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on that day.

Source and Summit Retreat

“Source and Summit” Retreat A Life in the Eucharist Retreat TWO NIGHTS JUNE 9-11, 2023 A Great Way to Celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi “The Eucharist is 'the source and summit' of the Christian life. All ministries are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.” (see CCC 1324)

Come to this retreat and foster a deeper, more spiritual understanding of the Mass. Enrich your ministry by tapping into the “source and summit” of the Christian life.

Catholic Conference Center, Hickory, NC

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Discernment Retreat

Join us for a one-day vocations retreat at St. Peter Church in Greenville on March 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy fellowship, games, prayer, and discernment talks. There will be time for Q&A with our priests. A rare opportunity to spend time exploring your questions regarding vocations in the company of friends. Register online at: https://ncpriest.org/one-day-discernment-retreat/.

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Tribunal position openings

The Raleigh Tribunal is seeking men and women who are willing to assist individuals pursuing a declaration of nullity of a prior marriage. Our Tribunal is in particular need of those who are bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese. A compassionate ear and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are the main requirements. There will be five training sessions; three will be in person at the Catholic Center in Raleigh and two will be remote via GoTo Meeting. All sessions will be on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and will begin in late April. Attendance at all five sessions is required.

For more information about training and specific dates, please call or e-mail Mrs. Vikki Newell (984-900-3135; Vikki.Newell@raldioc.org) no later than April 17.

El Tribunal de la Diócesis de Raleigh solicita hombres y mujeres que estén dispuestos a ayudar a las personas que desean una declaración de nulidad de un matrimonio previo. El Tribunal tiene la necesidad particular de aquellas personas que sean bilingües en Español o Vietnamés. Se requiere, principalmente, saber escuchar y tener la habilidad de mantener una estricta confidencialidad. Habrá cinco sesiones de preparación: tres en el Centro Católico en Raleigh y dos vía remota por medio de GoTo Meeting. Todas las sesiones serán los sábados de 10:00 am a 1:00 pm, las cuales se iniciarán al final del mes de abril y es un requisito asistir a todas las sesiones. 

Para más información acerca de la preparación y las fechas específicas, por favor llame o envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Vikki Newell al (984-900-3135; Vikki.Newell@raldioc.org) antes del 17 de abril.

Catholic Charities Gala

Catholic Charities invites you to join us at our 11th Annual Gala! Hosted by the Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama and the Board of Directors and held at the Crabtree Marriott on Saturday, April 29, the fun-filled night will include a cocktail reception, dinner, music, and dancing. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to buy your tickets, please visit the 2023 Gala Webpage: https://www.catholiccharitiesraleigh.org/gala-2023.

Project Rachel Post-Abortion Healing Retreat

Parish bulletin editors: Please include the following information in your parish bulletin during March, April and May. Most participants who reach out to Project Rachel tell us they read about this ministry in a bulletin announcement. They may tell us that before they could find the courage to call, they had to see the announcement many times.

Thank you for assisting the Project Rachel ministry. If your parish requires more brochures, please call or email (contact below). We also have a website at: https://rachelnc.org/ where brochures can be downloaded.

Please publish in parish bulletins each weekend in: March, April and May.

Project Rachel Post Abortion Healing Retreat

If you desire healing from a past abortion, you are invited to experience the love and mercy of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat June 2-4, 2023. 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, go to website Project Rachel (rachelnc.org) and/or email project.rachel@raldioc.org or call 919-852-1021 (English) or 919-264-5892 (Spanish). The cost for the weekend is $200 ($150 for early registration) for lodging, meals and all retreat materials. If you have a financial burden, assistance is available.

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Weekly Stations of the Cross and Lenten Soup Dinner

Throughout Lent, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish of Lumberton is hosting our annual Stations of the Cross & Lenten Soup Dinner. Every Friday during Lent, English Stations of the Cross will begin in the Church at 6:00 pm with a traditional Lenten Soup Dinner in the Social Hall afterwards. Dinner (which consists of three vegetarian soups, bread, and water) wraps up shortly after 7:00 pm as The Stations of the Cross are prayed back in the Church at 7:15pm in Spanish. This is a free event, and all are welcome!

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Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School employment opportunities

Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School is hiring teaching positions for the 2023-2024 school year, including: English, math, Spanish, and theology. For more information and application instructions, please visit our website: cristoreyrt.org.

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Ignited by Truth Catholic Conference

Don’t miss the 20th annual Ignited By Truth Catholic conference! Meet friends, learn about your faith, experience the sacraments, be moved in Adoration, and venerate relics. Don’t miss this unforgettable day! April 28-29, 2023 at NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. NEW this year: Steubenville Night of Worship Friday evening with Deacon Ralph Poyo, Dana Catherine, Kris Frank, and Fr. Ian Van Heusen. Saturday’s speakers include Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, Matthew Leonard, Kris Frank, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, and Jackie Angel, plus Morning Mass with Bishop Zarama. Adult admission for both days is just $25, students age 10-college are FREE with food provided for both days. Who will you invite? Tickets: IgnitedByTruth.org or 919-789-1428.

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Pontifical Good Friday Collection

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land, where they are now less than 2% of the population. Your support is essential to help the Church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools, and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines of Christianity, including in Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem, to name only a few.

The pandemic hit Christians in the Holy Land particularly hard. Most of them depend on pilgrimages for work. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection is necessary to meet the basic needs of the People of God still living in this land and to maintain a Christian presence where the Church was born.

When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. PLEASE BE GENEROUS!

For more information about Christians in the Holy Land, visit www.myfranciscan.org or www.custodia.org.


Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Through the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land as a witness of peace, supporting Catholics there in parishes and schools, maintaining Christian shrines and caring for refugees in the Holy Land. Please be generous!

Mysteries of the Rosary

Missed the program launch at Our Lady of Lourdes? You can still enter into the Mysteries of Christ and Rediscover the Power of the Rosary. Watch the series with the rest of us on your own or with your family.

Enroll to participate for free at: https://www.therosaryseries.com/ Create an account, then Join our Existing Group (Code: 92194D). You will get immediate access to stream the videos to your device.

Filmed in the Holy Land, Mysteries of the Rosary integrates deeply reflective insights on the life of Christ, theological truths, and captivating stories together with breathtaking scenery, illuminating sacred art, and inspiring music.

Catholic Charities Hope in Action

Catholic Charities Hope In Action Campaign - Through our core programs of Disaster Services, Food Pantry Services, and Immigration Legal Services, Catholic Charities has positively impacted the lives of over 158,000 people this year. Help us continue to serve our neighbors in need by contributing to our Hope in Action campaign at www.CatholicCharitiesRaleigh.org/HopeInAction or by texting HOPE22 to 52236.

The Foundation of the Diocese of Raleigh on Social Media

Follow The Foundation of the Diocese of Raleigh on all of our social media accounts and stay up to date on our Estate Planning in-person seminars or online webinars! We also serve as a Planned Giving resource, providing guidance on ways to experience the joy of giving today while building a lasting faith-based legacy of stewardship and generosity.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foundationdor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefoundationdor Twitter: https://twitter.com/@FoundationDORnc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-foundation-of-the-roman-catholic-diocese-of-raleigh

Follow the Diocese of Raleigh Office of Education on Social Media

For the latest on Catholic education in the Diocese of Raleigh, follow and like the diocesan Office of Education on our new social media accounts!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catholicschoolsnc or @catholicschoolsnc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicschoolsnc or @catholicschoolsnc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dorofficeofed @DOROfficeofEd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diocese-of-raleigh-office-of-education or #catholicschoolsnc

Triangle-Area Young Adults Saturday Hike and Lunch

Please make available every week since this is a recurring event.

Join us on Saturday mornings for a hike with lunch to follow! We go to different parks and restaurants (always yummy, never fancy) each week, so watch our website for the latest info (https://sites.google.com/view/raleighcatholicya-hikes/home) or send us an email (raleighcatholicya.hikes@gmail.com) to get plugged in.

If you're an adult but are not sure if you're a "young-adult," that means you probably are -- just don't worry about it, and come enjoy nature, food, and fellowship! As a point of reference, though, the group tends to be folks in their 20s and 30s.

Don't forget to RSVP to raleighcatholicya.hikes@gmail.com if you plan to come for a given week! Even if you just do so on the morning of the event, it'll help us know to look for you at the trailhead. If you RSVP ahead of time, we can also keep you in the loop about any emergency cancellations, etc.

If you have kids and want to bring them, feel free to do so! Dogs are also welcome.

For questions or just to connect, email Henry at raleighcatholicya.hikes@gmail.com.

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.