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Announcements for this week

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Women's Retreat: Fulfillment of Faith

Come to a retreat experience like no other. Professional actress and story-teller Olivia Woodford of Bible Women Speak will perform vignettes highlighting the influential women of the bible leading up to the first Christmas. Following each act, Olivia will tap into her wealth of experience leading retreats and lead the participants into a deeper discussion on the biblical figures of each scene. The retreat is one night, November 6-7. The special price is $150, which includes three full-course meals, lodging and access to the beautiful grounds at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC. Space is limited to make sure everyone is properly distanced, so register now at www.catholicconference.org/women. For more information, email info@catholicconference.org or call 828-327-7441.


Rosary Novena for Our Nation

As we approach Election Day, Nov. 3, you are invited to pray the rosary novena to ask God and our Holy Mother for guidance and discernment, each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in St. Patrick Church, Fayetteville.


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.

Out of concern for the health and well-being of the people in our diocese, the 2020 Wedding Anniversary Mass will not take place.

Couples willing to receive a wedding anniversary commemorative certificate will be able to apply to receive one by registering at: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/wam2020.

The Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama will offer a special Mass intention for the anniversary couples and the strengthening of sacramentality of marriage.

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Misa de Aniversario de Bodas

Cada año durante el mes de octubre llevamos a cabo una Misa de Aniversario de bodas en la Catedral “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 o más de matrimonio. 

Con el fin de cuidar la salud y el bienestar de los miembros de nuestra diócesis, se ha tomado la decisión de cancelar la Misa de Aniversario de Bodas 2020.

Se invita a las parejas interesadas en recibir este certificado a registrarse a más tardar el 1º de noviembre del 2020 en el siguiente link: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/wam2020

Su excelencia, Monseñor Luis Rafael Zarama, ofrecerá una Misa con la intención especial de que las parejas que celebran su aniversario se fortalezcan en la sacramentalidad de su matrimonio.

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Be the Light

¡Alimenta tu relación de pareja!

Ante esta situación que actualmente viven las parroquias, donde muy pocas de ellas han retomado sus actividades presenciales y por lo tantomuy pocas oportunidades de tener retiros de parejas, la diócesis de Raleigh, en unión con el ministerio de "Testigos de Amor" (Witness to Love) te ofrecen un retiro virtual para parejas "SEAN LA LUZ". Puedes hacerlo desde la comodidad de tu casa y a la hora que desees. Además, es completamente gratis. Vívelo, aprovéchalo, fortalece tu matrimonio y alimenta tu amor.

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Don’t distance from your spouse! Learn how to bring your marriage to a new level. Renew, rekindle and strengthen your marriage on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience Nov. 6-8, 2020, in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC. 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. Follow our Facebook page North Carolina WWME!

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#iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1

What do 13 parishes, 5 schools, and 5 agencies/ministries have in common? All 23 are registered with #iGiveCatholic!

THE FOUNDATION of the Diocese of Raleigh is taking part in this Giving Day dedicated to Catholic philanthropy on #GivingTuesday, December 1. Now in its sixth year, we are thrilled to participate with 38 other arch/dioceses and foundations nationwide to raise funds for our own diocesan parishes, schools, and ministries.

Since THE FOUNDATION is partnering with #iGiveCatholic, your ministry is invited to participate in the giving day. Learn more at https://raleigh.igivecatholic.org/.

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Post-Abortion Healing

Note: The June 12-14, 2020, retreat has been re-scheduled to September 25-27, 2020.

Project Rachel Post Abortion Healing Retreat
If you desire healing from a past abortion, you are invited to experience the love of Jesus Christ a Project Rachel weekend retreat September 25-27, 2020. 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 for the weekend is $200 ($150 for early registration) for lodging, meals and all retreat materials. If you have a financial burden, some 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.