Bulletin Announcements

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Announcements for this week

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.


Handicapped Encounter Christ

Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC), www.HEC-NC.org, is a Christian ministry open to all. HEC’s mission is to enhance the spiritual and social lives of physically disabled and able-bodied adults. We are in need of able-bodied volunteers to partner with our core members. We invite you to attend our upcoming Spring Retreat to be held at the Agape Retreat Center in Fuquay-Varina. The retreat begins on Friday, April 26, at 4:00 p.m. and ends Saturday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $75. Scholarships are available. Please contact Marty and Charlie Coe at ccoe@nc.rr.com for more information.


Open House at Centro para Familias Hispanas

Centro para Familias Hispanas Open House
Come meet our program staff and learn about how our services improve the lives of our neighbors. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. Presentation starts at 6:15 p.m. Location: 2013 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604. Light refreshments provided. Dress: Business casual. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 11, by visiting: CatholicCharitiesRaleigh.org/CpFH-Open-House. If you have any questions, please email: David.Juarez@raldioc.org.


Lenten Retreat for Health Care Professionals and Students

Save the date! A Lenten Retreat for Health Care Professionals and Students
Journey to Resurrection: Redemption Through Suffering presented by The Triangle Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, March 23, 2019, 1-5 pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center, 2718 Overbrook Dr, Raleigh, NC. Featured Speaker: Peter Le and His “Medicine of Grace,” St. Joseph Primary Care, Board of Directors, Raleigh, NC. Food and fellowship with colleagues; opportunities for private prayer, confession, Eucharistic Adoration. RSVP: lori@lorischweickert.info.


Abortion Healing Retreat

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 April 26-28, 2019. 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 $150 for lodging, meals and all retreat materials. If you have a financial burden, assistance is available.


2019 Homeschool Graduation Mass

Bulletin editors: Please note that the time for this event has changed. 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 tjtcwebber4@gmail.com.


Ignited by Truth

Why be Catholic? Come to the Ignited by Truth Catholic Conference and grow spiritually through a deeper understanding of the truths of the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The 16th annual Ignited By Truth Conference will be held April 6 at NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, featuring renowned speakers Dr. Tim Gray, Fr. Larry Richards, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Susan Brinkmann, Adam Blai, and Fr. Dwight Longenecker. Opening Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Zarama, and Catholic vendors, Eucharistic Adoration, and confession will be available all day. The student program will include free pizza lunch, vibrant speaker Nick De La Torre, music and prayer with Fr. Ian Van Heusen and Dana Catherine. The day will conclude with a concert performance by Dana Catherine and Nick & Alina De La Torre.

Buy your tickets today! Advance price is $15 for adults. FREE admission for students age 10-college with registration. Visit IgnitedByTruth.org, or call 919-789-1428 for more information.

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¿Por que ser Cátolico? Venga a la conferencia Cátolica de Ignited by Truth y cresca spiritualmente al conocer más a fondo la verdad de las enseñansas de la Iglesia Cátolica. La decimosexta Conferencia Annual de Ingited by Truth se llevará a cabo el 6 de abril en el Coliseo Reynolds de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte, en Raleigh. Hemos invitado a varios famosos oradores como el Dr. Tim Gray, Padre Larry Richards, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Susan Brinkmann, Adam Blai, and Padre Dwight Longenecker. Se abrirá con una Misa celebrada por el Obispo Luis Rafael Zarama. Habrá Adoración al Sagrado Sacramento, confesiones todo el día y mesas de artículos Cátolicos. El programa para estudiantes incluirá almuerzo de pizza gratis, el orador Nick De La Torre, y música y oración con el Padre Ian Van Heusen y Dana Catherine.  El día se terminará con un concierto especial de Dana Catherine y Nick & Alina De La Torre.

¡Compre sus tiquetes hoy! Precio por adelantado es de $15 para adultos. Los estudiantes de 10 años hasta edad universitaria son GRATIS. Para más información visítenos en Ignitedbytruth.org, o llámenos al 919-789-1428.


Catholic Charities Golf Outing

Join Catholic Charities for their 2nd Annual “Drive Out Hunger” Golf Outing at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on Monday, April 29, 2019. Proceeds will support the six Catholic Charities food pantries across the diocese which distribute nearly three million pounds of food each year. Last year, 176 golfers participated in this sold out event, so get your tickets now! *Early bird registration ends March 1st. For more information and to register, please visit www.CatholicCharitiesRaleigh.org/golf-2019. For questions please contact Katey Fithian, Development Director, at Katey.Fithian@raldioc.org or by phone at (919) 821-8142.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Dear Pastor and Bulletin Editor/Publisher,

Help us to support the Bishops’ Initiative on marriage! Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy & romance in their relationships but also become more active in their parish. Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger & healthier. If you would like brochures describing Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends for your parish information racks, please let us know! 

Please include the bulletin announcement shown below in your Sunday, March 17, 2019, parish bulletin.

Be transformed by Jesus’ love. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are June 21-23, 2019, in Cary, NC, and July 19-21, 2019, in Charleston, 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.

If you do not wish to use the weekly scripture bulletin announcements provided, you may use this announcement for the entire month of February:

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, in Cary, NC, and July 19-21, 2019, in Charleston, 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.


Catholic Charities: NC Catholics Volunteer

New Dates Scheduled! Join NC Catholics Volunteer on the following dates: May 18th (Fayetteville Deanery); 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!

If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Altenau at Daniel.Altenau@raldioc.org or at (919) 821 - 9767.  Spots are limited so sign up now! www.CatholicCharitiesRaleigh.org/NCCV

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Marriage Preparation

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.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 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.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 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 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, 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 roberto.cortes@raldioc.org.


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.

March-June 2019 Mass schedule: March 24, April 28, May 19, June 23
For more information, contact Celia at ckeator@nc.rr.com or visit www.singlesingleagain.com or on Facebook, 
www.facebook.com/singleagainraleigh.


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: courage.sacred.heart@gmail.com. Or call: (919) 289-9489.