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Announcements for this week
Ignited By Truth
Save the Date! 17th Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference - April 25, 2020, Reynolds Coliseum, 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.
Project Rachel Support Group
Please run in the parish bulletin each weekend during June /July and August. The majority of participants who reach out to Project Rachel tell us they read about this ministry in a bulletin announcement. They often say that they had to see the announcement many times before they could find the courage to call. Thank you for assisting the Project Rachel ministry. If your parish requires more brochures, please call or email us. We also have a website at: http://projectrachelnc.org/.
Director, Project Rachel (919-852-1021)
Project Rachel Support Group - Abortion is experienced by millions of women, many of whom are Catholic. The Project Rachel ministry assists women and men who have been wounded by abortion to find healing and peace. There is a support group beginning in the Triangle area in late August. If you have experienced an abortion and would like (confidential) information about the support group, contact Project Rachel at (919) 852-1021, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website: http://projectrachelnc.org/. Calls and appointments are kept strictly confidential.
25th Annual Run for Life
SAVE THE DATE! 25TH ANNUAL RUN FOR LIFE - We're looking for runners, sponsors and volunteers for the annual 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, August 17, at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. Visit www.raleighrunforlife.org or www.runnc.com for more info. If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Mayhew, 919-678-3004, or Kathy Klein, 919-815-1369.
Faith & Fertility: Made in the Image of God
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; lunch provided. Through insights of Pope St John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”, we will reflect more deeply on men and women being created in God’s image and likeness, expressed in a very special way by the gift of our sexuality. A medical professional will also present an introduction to the different methods of Natural Family Planning (Fertility Awareness) and ways to learn. Location: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 5050 Oak St., Hope Mills, NC 28348. RSVP by May 29; child care available. Contact: Christina Shobe, email@example.com, 910-584-8558. Sponsored by the Office of Evangelization and Discipleship.
Eucharistic Miracles of the World
St. Michael the Archangel Parish of Cary, NC, will be hosting the Vatican International Exhibition “Eucharistic Miracles of the World” on Sat., June 22, from 12 pm - 8 pm and Sun., June 23, from 8 am - 8 pm in the parish hall. Come to learn about over 150 of these extraordinary Eucharistic miracles that are continuing right through to our present time! Did you know there was a Eucharistic Miracle in Buenos Aires in 1996 under the leadership of Cardinal Bergoglio (our current Pope Francis) and in Tixtla, Mexico, on Oct 2006? Please visit www.stmichaelcary.org for more info.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Raleigh will host the Vatican International Exhibition "Eucharistic Miracles of the World" on Fri., June 28, 12 pm - 6:00 pm; Sat., June 29, 12 pm - 8 pm; and Sun., June 30, 12 pm - 8 pm in Fallon Center Hall. The exhibition of 153 panels includes photographs and historical descriptions of some of the principal Eucharistic Miracles that have been recognized by the Church. By means of the panels, one can “virtually visit” the places where the miracles occurred. The exhibition is open to all and free of charge.
Come and See – An Invitation from the Padre Pio Secular Franciscans
Has your heart been moved by the prayers, life and stories of St. Francis of Assisi? Would you like to learn more about him and how to live your life with the same holy simplicity, true peace and perfect joy, as he did?
If so, Christ may be calling you to explore the Secular Franciscan life. The Secular Franciscan Order was established by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago. Our purpose is to bring the Gospel to life where we live and where we work. We look for ways to embrace the Gospel in our lives and try to help others to do likewise.
The Padre Pio Secular Franciscan Fraternity is holding a Come and See on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1 – 3 pm. We meet at St. Francis of Assis Church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 in the Founders Room
This is an opportunity to hear from other men and women who are living according to the Franciscan rule. Come and see what it’s all about. For more information, view our website - https://ofscentralnc.org/contact-us/ - or send an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Homeschool Graduation Mass
Bulletin editors: Please note that the time for this event has changed from the original posting. This announcement reflects the new time.
Sponsored by ARCH, this year’s homeschool graduation Baccalaureate Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s on Poole Road on June 8, 2019. Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. with a potluck luncheon/celebration directly following in the Community Room. This Mass will be for high school seniors as well as 8th graders. To register and obtain detailed information, please contact Jennifer Webber at email@example.com.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Are there times you wonder why relationships are so difficult? The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend helps married couples to communicate in all areas of their relationship. Get your marriage on the right path by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on June 21-23, 2019, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary, NC. This June weekend is a non-residential weekend, meaning that couples will return to their homes at night.
Early sign up is recommended. For more information and to apply, visit our website at: https://NCMarriageDiscovery.org or contact us at applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org or 704-315-2144. Like and follow our “North Carolina WWME” Facebook page for additional information and community updates.
Catholic Charities: NC Catholics Volunteer
New Dates Scheduled! Join NC Catholics Volunteer on the following dates: June 22nd (Tar River Deanery). Help as we repair homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence in Edgecombe County and Cumberland County. Volunteers from all areas and of all experience levels are encouraged to participate!
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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.firstname.lastname@example.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.email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
Courage / Encourage
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call: (919) 289-9489.
Dear Pastors and Bulletin Editors,
Your publication of the bulletin announcements for Retrouvaille resulted in 15 couples attending our February 2019 program. Besides attending the initial weekend, they continued to attend each of the twelve follow-up sessions held over six weekends. The group was overwhelmingly appreciative of the program and grateful for being informed about it.
So, we thank you for your efforts to publicize Retrouvaille in your parish bulletins. Our next program will be held in October. Please begin publishing these announcements as soon as possible.
So many couples tell us that seeing the announcements over a number of weekends is effective in planting the seed that leads to their registration for the program.
Thank you, again. Please call with any questions.
Dave and Fran Polovick
Please publish May 26, 2019:
A Program for Couples in Struggling Marriages
Retrouvaille is for couples with marriages that are struggling, not communicating well, and those who are considering marriage separation or divorce. Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Others are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the program. Some couples have been married for many years, while others have been married only a short time. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: email@example.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.
Please publish June 2, 2019:
The Retrouvaille Program is not a marriage encounter, marriage retreat, marriage counseling, or a marriage seminar, although they share some similarities. It is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship. You will not be sharing your struggles with other people. You will hear from couples that have been through the program themselves. They will share their journey from brokenness to reconciliation. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.
Please publish June 9, 2019:
The Retrouvaille Program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage. Tens of thousands of struggling marriages headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marital problems by attending the program. It begins with a weekend experience that is followed by a series of follow-up sessions to help keep your healing on track and further develop the tools learned. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: email@example.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.
Please publish June 16, 2019:
Retrouvaille is a marriage help program that teaches effective communication. The presenting team, three couples and a priest, presents a technique of communication that enables you to take a good look at many areas of your relationship. The team provides practical tools for improving your marriage. Unlike marriage counselors, they will share how they were able to benefit from these techniques themselves. After each presentation you will have time for reflection and discussion in complete privacy with your spouse. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.
Please publish June 23, 2019:
The Retrouvaille Program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship. It helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship. It is a Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background attend in order to improve communication and reconnect. Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of October 11, 2019 call 800-470-2230 or email: email@example.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.