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Announcements for this week
NFP Awareness Week July 19-25
We have provided 6 different options of quotes that can be used to provide information on Natural Family Planning. Please select the one that is the best fit for your parish and the space you have available in your bulletin. For more information on this or to see additional information, please visit: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week/.
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. You can help couples in your parish find us by placing information and a link to Worldwide Marriage Encounter (http://www.wwme.org/) on your parish website. Contact us and we can provide information about WWME and a logo that can be used. Thanks!
Don’t take a summer vacation from your marriage; bring it into your marriage. Time with your spouse on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is an investment that will pay dividends. It is a weekend for married couples to get away from job, computers, children, chores and phones – and focus on each other and God’s plan for your marriage. That's just the beginning of what you will receive on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. Attend one of the upcoming weekends on Sept. 11-13, 2020, in Hickory, NC, and 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.
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.
Post-Abortion Healing (New Date)
Note: The June 12-14, 2020, retreat has been re-scheduled to September 25-27, 2020.
Please publish in parish bulletins each weekend in June, July and August.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.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 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 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 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 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 email@example.com.
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
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 email@example.com. Or call: (984) 221-0730. Strict confidentiality is maintained.