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Abortion healing retreat
Bulletin Editors: Please publish in parish bulletins each weekend in the months of October, November and December of 2023. Participants tell us that they were encouraged to reach out when they saw the announcement published frequently in the bulletin.
Project Rachel Post Abortion Healing Retreat January 5-7, email@example.com or call (919) 852-1021. The website is: rachelnc.org. Cost is $200 for lodging, meals, and all retreat materials. Discount of $50 for early registration. If there is a financial burden, assistance is available.If you desire healing from a past abortion, you are invited to experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat January 5-7, 2024, in the Raleigh area. 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:
World Day Against the Death Penalty
World Day Against the Death PenaltyTuesday, October 10, 2023 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Join with parishioners from around the Diocese of Raleigh and members of Catholics for Abolition in North Carolina to observe the 21st anniversary of World Day Against the Death Penalty. We will stand outside Central Prison in prayer and peaceful protest against the death penalty in NC! To learn more about the event and to RSVP that you’ll be attending, go to https://catholicsforabolitionnc.org/events-calendar/. Unite with us to demonstrate your opposition to the death penalty!
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
“Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.” We are called to give 100% in our marriage. Learn how to be the best spouse you can be by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience! Next experiences being held on Nov 3-5, 2023 in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC and Nov 10-12, 2023 in NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC. 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.
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 October 10, 2023, from 10:00 – 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 various charitable vehicles for estate planning.
Guest speakers will include:
- Ryan Flood, Planned Giving Specialist, The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
- Charles Davis III, 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.
Stress in Your Marriage? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness and simply shut down. Others experience conflict and arguments in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This program has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels, including disillusionment and deep misery. For confidential information about or to register for the October program beginning with a weekend on October 13-15, call 567-225-6115, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
Care for Creation Webinar Series
NEW WEBINAR BEING OFFERED FOR EVERYONE IN THE DIOCESE
Please join the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral’s Laudato Si' Circle and members of a new diocesan coalition, North Carolina Catholics Caring for our Common Home (NCCCCH), for our upcoming webinar on the book, "Creation at the Crossroads," by Monsignor Edward Ciuba (Renew International). In the context of prayer, scripture, and the suffering of the poor due to climate change, we will come to better understand, discern, and respond together to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor as embodied in Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si'. Participation in the webinar series represents a faithful way to celebrate the Season of Creation that begins Sept. 1st, to meet Catholics from other parishes, and to unite in a common cause. We will get together by Zoom every Monday, September 11 to November 27, from 7-8:30 pm. Purchase book ahead of webinar at renewintl.org/small-group-books or Amazon.com for $16.95. To sign up or learn more, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Misa de la herencia hispana / 2023 Hispanic Heritage Mass
Los invitamos a la Misa de la Herencia Hispana, presidida el vicario general, Reverendo Michael Burbeck, el sábado 14 de octubre del 2023, a las 10:00 a.m. en la Catedral del Santo Nombre de Jesús, en Raleigh. Después de la misa continuaremos la celebración con comida y bailes culturales. ¡Los esperamos!We invite you to attend Hispanic Heritage Mass held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 10:00 am at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh. The Mass will be presided by the Vicar General, Reverend Michael Burbeck followed by food and cultural dances. This Mass will be conducted in Spanish.
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Wedding Anniversary Mass
The Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass will take place on Saturday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, with special recognition to couples with 25, 50, or 60 years of marriage. Register to attend the Mass and receive a Commemorative Certificate: https://raldioc.configio.com/wam2023 La Misa de aniversario de bodas será el 28 de octubre de este año 2023, a las 10:00 a.m. en la Catedral del Santo Nombre de Jesús, con un reconocimiento especial para las parejas que celebran 25, 50 y 60 años de casados. Puede registrarse para asistir a la misa o para recibir un certificado conmemorativo. https://raldioc.configio.com/wam2023
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Diocese of Raleigh Eucharistic Congress
Registration is now open for the Diocese of Raleigh’s Eucharistic Congress, to be held Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the Raleigh Convention Center. There is no charge to attend the Eucharistic Congress, but pre-registration is required.
For adult registration, please download the 2023 DOR Eucharistic Congress app from the App Store or Google Play Store. By signing up and logging into the mobile app, you are automatically registered for general event admission and can choose individual sessions to attend. For youth in grades 6-12, please contact your parish to register. Additional information and updates can be found on the event website: https://dioceseofraleigh.org/eucharistic-congress
Thank you for your continued prayers and participation as we joyfully celebrate the beautiful past and future of our great diocese!
Courage / Encourage
Courage is a Roman Catholic apostolate which ministers to persons, both men and women, who experience same-sex attractions and desire support to live the Catholic Church’s teaching on chastity. The local chapter of Courage in the Diocese of Raleigh can be reached confidentially at email@example.com, or 984-900-3212.
EnCourage is a related program for the loved ones – parents, siblings, spouses, or children – of persons who experience and act on same-sex attractions. These chapters meet separately from Courage chapters, but with similar aims to devote their whole lives to Christ and the life of grace, and so to be a good example to their loved ones and to the world. The local chapter of EnCourage meets monthly and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 984-900-3212.
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
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.