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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Fall Festival
Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., 6199 Fayetteville Road, Raeford, NC 28376. Activities for children as well as a variety of vendors with different items for sale. You can also enjoy different foods & desserts. Come and enjoy your day with us!
Festival de otoño de Santa Isabel de Hungría
Sábado 13 de noviembre de 2021 a partir de las 9:00 a.m. hasta las 5:00 p.m., 6199 Fayetteville Road, Raeford, NC 28376. Actividades para niños así como una variedad de vendedores con diferentes artículos a la venta. También puede disfrutar de diferentes alimentos y postres. ¡Ven y disfruta tu día con nosotros!
National Black Catholic History Month
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Begin National Black Catholic History Month with the Diocesan AAMEN leadership team in “A Conversation with Fr. A. Gerard Jordan about the Ministry and Evangelization of African Ancestry Catholics.” The Reverend Canon, A. Gerard Jordan, is a consecrated religious, a canon, and a priest of the Church with the Order of Canons Regular Prémontré. He is also a Titular Canon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and is entitled to the privileges of that office as he does the work of that ministry here in the America in all Catholic social settings and social justice circles. He is one of only four African American men in this country who are ordained canons and the only African American priest in the USA to be both a religious canon and a secular canon. More information about Fr. Gerard is provided on the flyer on the diocesan calendar event page.
Basket Delights Fundraiser
Please join us for our online Fall Raffle Fundraiser, featuring the SMS Basket Delights of 2021! We have 13 baskets available for winning, provided by our own SMS students and teachers (and one very kind parishioner). Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased online at https://go.rallyup.com/basketsdelight2021/ or at the church office. Tickets are available through Oct 31. All proceeds will go to support St. Mary Catholic Church, https://saintmarygoldsboro.org/.
Rosary for Our Nation
Ignited By Truth is organizing First Saturday events each month in 2021 to honor Our Lady of Fatima’s request for
1st Saturdays. A Rosary and also the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed. Marian hymns will also be sung. Please join us as we pray for our country.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 9:15 a.m. (following 8:30 a.m. Mass): St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, 520 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30pm: Halifax Mall, 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 Mary, Mother of God. Bring your whole family; all are welcome! Event will be held outside the church. Please dress weather-appropriate. For more information, visit IgnitedByTruth.org.
Abortion Healing Retreat
Bulletin Editors: Please publish in parish bulletins each weekend in October, November and December of 2021.
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
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 7-9, 2022, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 852-1021. The website is rachelnc.org. The cost is $200 for lodging, meals and all retreat materials. If you have a financial burden, assistance is available.
Holy Hours at St. Joseph Church, Raleigh
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX on Dec. 8, 1870. For this reason, Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Raleigh will dedicate 21 Holy Hours during the month of November and December to our patron to close out the Year of Saint Joseph.
From 7-8pm on the days indicated below, Fr. Peter Devereux will expose the Blessed Sacrament, which will be followed by quiet time, a brief reflection on our patron, Compline (Night Prayers) of the Church and Benediction. You can participate from home as well via our live stream link on our website.
Here is the calendar for these Holy Hours:
November 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29; December 3, 4, 6
Virtual Catholic Estate Planning Webinar
We wish to extend to you an invitation to attend our virtual Catholic Estate Planning Webinar, hosted by The Foundation of the Diocese of Raleigh. This Webinar is free to attend, so come along to learn the steps to take when considering planning the preservation and distribution of your assets.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
EVENT REGISTRATION and WEBSITE: https://www.foundationdor.org/estate-planning-webinar-series-2021/
Sponsored by The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
ENDURING FAITH – A documentary film on the faith, perseverance and inspiring example of Indigenous Peoples across North America – available for all to watch at kofc.org/enduringfaith
Indigenous communities across North America have a rich and vibrant testimony to share – both past and present – including the witness of their faith. Enduring Faith: The Story of Native American Catholics dives deep into the rich contribution of Native Americans in the tapestry of the Catholic faith. Produced by the Knights of Columbus as part of its Faith Formation and Native Solidarity initiatives, the 60-minute documentary offers a missing piece to the greater story of Catholicism on the continent and a beautiful example of how Christ reveals himself through the uniqueness of every culture. A must watch with the family, classroom or faith group. Available to all at kofc.org/enduringfaith. Please spread the word. Know someone who could benefit from joining the Knights? Visit or share kofc.org/joinus for details.
Experience a morning retreat that brings to life Mary Magdalene’s faith and experience of Jesus on Saturday, October 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Infant Catholic Church's DeSales Center. A feast of story, imagery, and depth of feeling, this 60-minute performance by Olivia Woodford, a theater artist and storyteller, will be followed by discussion, illuminates the character and faith of this singular Galilean woman who traveled with Jesus, stood at the Cross, assisted with his burial, and was the first to witness the Resurrected Christ. For more information about this event, contact Lynn Sale at 919-973-0018 or email@example.com or register online at holyinfantchurch.org/woodford.
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 24 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 24 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
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, or call 984-221-0730. Strict confidentiality is maintained.