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Announcements for this week

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order, please contact the event coordinator to determine whether an event has been canceled or will be offered online.

Ignited by Truth

The 17th annual Ignited By Truth Conference will be held on April 18, 2020, 10am-5pm, FREE on the IBT YouTube Channel (due to COVID-19). Speakers include Fr. Donald Calloway, Fr. Chris Alar, Matthew Leonard, Jesse Romero, and Dr. John Bergsma. LIVE Vigil Mass at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy will close the online conference. Please SHARE and let’s see how many souls we can reach! For agenda, visit IgnitedByTruth.org. Tune in at YouTube.com/IgnitedByTruthCatholicConference.

Drive Out Hunger Golf Outing (New Date)

Join Catholic Charities for our 3rd Annual “Drive Out Hunger” Golf Outing at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on Monday, July 27, 2020. Proceeds will support the 5 Catholic Charities food pantries across the diocese, which distribute nearly 3 million pounds of food each year. For more information and to register, please visit www.CatholicCharitiesRaleigh.org/golf-2020. For questions please contact Katey Fithian, Development Director, at Katey.Fithian@raldioc.org or by phone at (919) 821-8142.

Silent Retreat for Women

Find Your Peace in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola
Join us for a silent retreat for women, Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24, 2020, led by Father Stephen Ellis, LC, at the Catholic Conference Center, 1551 Trinity Lane, Hickory, NC 28602. Cost is $350 before March 1, $395 after March 1. Learn to pray better and listen to God speak in the quiet of your heart. Please contact mbphil@bellsouth.net or 919-274-9362 for information and registration.

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Post-Abortion Healing

Bulletin Editors: Please publish in parish bulletins each weekend in April and May 2020. 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 June 12-14, 2020, at Trinity Conference and Retreat Center in Salter Path, NC. 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 is $200 for lodging, meals and all retreat materials. If you have a financial burden, assistance is available.

Marriage Preparation

2020 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/mpw2020. 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 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 8:30 am a 4:00pm. En este día, las parejas profundizarán en su vocación al Sacramento del Matrimonio, y obtendrán herramientas que les ayudarán, no solo a prepararse para el día de la boda, sino para su vida matrimonial. Los temas que se tratarán en el taller son: “El Matrimonio como sacramento”; La economía en el hogar”, “Comunicación y resolución de conflictos”, “Amor y sexualidad”, “La Planificación Natural de la Familia” y “El perdón”, entre otros. Las fechas y lugares en que se llevarán a cabo estos talleres los podrás encontrar en: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/unidos2020.  Para más información comunícate con Roberto Cortes, Coordinador de Vida Matrimonial, 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 y ponerte al servicio del Señor. Llevarás a cabo una función de acuerdo a tus capacidades y además podrás aprender desarrollar otras funciones. Solo necesitamos tus “ganas de servir”, contáctanos. Para más información comunícate con Roberto Cortes, Coordinador de Vida Matrimonial, 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.