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Parish Event Calendar
Publicize your parish events on the diocesan website in our parish event calendar.
News tips and event coverage requests
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Please send us your news tips and event coverage requests.
Please also consider sharing these announcements via your parish social media accounts.
Bishop's Christmas Letter
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
Ignited by Truth Catholic Conference
Save the Dates for Ignited By Truth's 20th Anniversary Conference with Steubenville Night of Worship! April 28-29, 2023, at NC State Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. Join our mailing list for the latest updates: IgnitedByTruth.org.
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New Year's Retreat
New Year’s Retreat: Rebuilding Your Temple. Begin the New Year with an answer to the question: What does it really mean to be a temple of the Holy Spirit? Let Franciscan Friar Father Peter Tremblay lead you on a journey of discovery, beginning with God’s original temple plan in creation to the true temple food in the Eucharist. In addition to powerful preaching, there’ll be Mass, confession, Matins, Vespers, and Adoration. Plus time to simply reflect upon the New Year, enjoy the gas logs in our lounge, or explore the beautiful grounds of the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC. Two nights, December 30-January 1. As a special treat, the retreat includes a New Year’s Eve banquet and traditional festivities. Last year’s sold out, so register now at www.catholicconference.org/new-years. For more information email email@example.com or call 828.327.7441.
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 January 6-8, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 852-1021. The cost for the weekend is $150 ($100 for early registration) for lodging, meals and all retreat materials. If you have a financial burden, assistance is available.
Rosary for Our Nation
Ignited By Truth is organizing First Saturday events each month 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 in reverent and peaceful prayer and singing as we place our beloved nation under the Mantle of Our Lady of Lourdes. Bring your whole family; all are welcome! Event will be held outside the church. Please dress weather-appropriate. For more information, visit IgnitedByTruth.org.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10:00am: St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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 (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.