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You can now publicize your parish events on the diocesan website in our new parish event calendar.
Announcements for this week
Career Network Ministry
Please note: These announcements were updated on 9/19/2019 to correct the dates of the events.
September 28 Information Session
“Career Pivot: Embracing Machine Learning to Relaunch Your Career” featuring Ken Wood, Marketing Data Scientist, Sugar/CRM is the next information session, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, 9:00 - 11: 00 am; St. Michael the Archangel, Convention Center, Room III. RSVP to CNM@stmcary.org. The Career Network Ministry is a group of working professionals and job seekers committed to proactive career management through continuous learning and relationship building for the purpose of enhancing opportunities for immediate or future employment. Flyer (PDF)
October 10 Information Session
“How Developing Self -Awareness Can Unlock New Doors for Career Growth” featuring Barbara Hunter, Managing Partner at Hunter Rockhold is the next information session, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 8:30 - 10: 30 am; St. Andrew the Apostle Parish CARE Center, Room 214. RSVP to CNM@stmcary.org. The Career Network Ministry is a group of working professionals and job seekers committed to proactive career management through continuous learning and relationship building for the purpose of enhancing opportunities for immediate or future employment. Flyer (PDF)
October 26 Information Session
“Age Warfare: Developing a Career That’s Like Fine Wine.” featuring Martin Brossman, Founder, Martin Brossman & Associates is the next information session, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 9:00 - 11: 00 am; St. Michael the Archangel, Convention Center, Room III. RSVP to CNM@stmcary.org. The Career Network Ministry is a group of working professionals and job seekers committed to proactive career management through continuous learning and relationship building for the purpose of enhancing opportunities for immediate or future employment. Flyer (PDF)
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, October 19, at 10:00 am at St. Mary Mother of the Church in Garner for anyone who has lost a child recently or in the past from a miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, abortion, or any type of loss. October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness and Respect Life Month.
Catholic Writers Group
Are you a writer? The Catholic Writers Group will meet at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Simmons Parish Center, 2208 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27408, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Lunch will be served, so bring your appetite, along with your love of writing. No need to be a published author to enjoy/benefit from the group! Our guest will be Michelle Buckman, who will speak on self-editing and her career as both a novelist and a content editor for major Catholic publishers. We will also discuss re-establishing the critique group. For more info, contact Lisa Geraci at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 669-4193.
Ignited by Truth
Change in Date for Ignited By Truth! The 17th annual Catholic conference will be held on April 18, 2020, at Reynolds Coliseum in 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
Handicapped Encounter Christ
Please consider joining us in a wonderful opportunity to enrich your spiritual and social life. You are cordially invited to join us at the Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC) Fall Retreat on October 4-5 at the Agape Retreat Center in Fuquay-Varina. For over 30 years, HEC has offered an inviting atmosphere enabling participants to get closer to God and each other. This is a truly wonderful ministry—an opportunity to receive much more than you give! To volunteer or for more information, please contact Charlie and Marty Coe, 919-832-7237, email@example.com.
Rooted and Grounded in Love
Note: this event was rescheduled from August 24.
Rooted & Grounded in Love is an interactive workshop, designed to bring engaged couples and married couples together to explore God’s plan for marital intimacy. Based on Pope St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, the environment provides an opportunity for reflection on God’s presence in our lives and the ways in which he desires to support and guide us in our vocation to marriage and family. The workshop brings together experts on the theology of marriage and the family to lead talks on the theology of the body, the sacramental reality of marriage, and natural family planning. The day will end with a blessing of engaged couples at the vigil Mass as they continue their journey in preparation for their wedding day.
When: Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. to start with Mass and follow with lunch and the workshop.
Where: Our Lady of Lourdes St Bernadette's Center at 2718 Overbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC
Fee: $80/couple (includes materials and lunch)
**Please visit our website at www.ourladyoflourdescc.org/rooted-in-love to register. Space is limited.
SAVE THE DATE!
St. Gabriel's International Festival
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 11am-4pm
St. Gabriel Church, 3250 Dickinson Ave, Greenville.
International foods, entertainment, kids games, beer garden and raffle! Parade of countries at 11 am and raffle drawing at 4 pm. Contact person: Kevin O'Malley, 252-717-9828, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Youth Ministry
Youth ministry leaders, priests and core team members are invited to join us and Michael Marchand with Project Youth Ministry for a day of conversation, information, connections and support. Come learn more about the generation we are called to serve, the current best practices in youth ministry and make support connections with other youth ministry leaders in our diocese.
Don’t have youth ministry in your parish or does your youth ministry need a boost of extra energy? Let us walk with you to create a plan of action that takes your new, or existing, youth ministry program to the next level.
RSVP to Andy Baker, Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Raleigh, 919-821-9764, email@example.com; or online at https://forms.gle/6ywt3FmwHrWYHRFq7. Event: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019; 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Goldsboro.
Project Rachel Post Abortion Healing Retreat
Please publish in parish bulletins each weekend in August, September and October.
If you desire healing from a past abortion, you are invited to experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat November 22-24, 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 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, some assistance is available.
Catholic Charities Volunteer Opportunity
New Dates Scheduled! Join NC Catholics Volunteer on October 12th and November 23rd. Help as we repair homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence. Volunteers from all areas and of all experience levels are encouraged to participate!
If you have any questions, please contact Jo-El Sidbury Smith by email at Jo-El.SidburySmith@raldioc.org or at (910) 251-8130. Spots are limited so sign up now! www.CatholicCharitiesRaleigh.org/NCCV
Misa de la Herencia Hispana
La Oficina de Evangelización y Discipulado de la diócesis de Raleigh te invita a la Misa de celebración de la Herencia Hispana 2019, el sábado 12 de octubre del 2019, a las 11:00 a.m. en la Catedral “Holy Name of Jesus”. Nuestro Señor obispo Luis Rafael Zarama estará presidiendo la Misa. Celebremos juntos nuestra fe y cultura, compartiendo con alegría. Tendremos la Misa, seguida de comida latina, aguas frescas, música, danzas y exposición de nuestra cultura. Todos están invitados. Para más información (flyer)… ¡Te esperamos!
Wedding Anniversary Mass
The annual Wedding Anniversary Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. We will honor those celebrating their wedding anniversary, with special recognition to couples with 25, 50, and 60 years of marriage. Please register at: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/wam2019. For questions, call Rebekah Tolson at 919-821-9753.
Tendremos una Misa de Aniversario de bodas el sábado 19 de octubre del 2019 a las 10:00 a.m. en la Catedral “Holy Name of Jesus” en Raleigh. Celebramos a quienes festejan su aniversario de bodas, con reconocimiento especial para los parejas que cumplen 25, 50 y 60 años de matrimonio. Regístrese en https://raldioc.configio.com/go/wam2019. Para más información llamar a Roberto Cortes al (919) 821-9735.
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!
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is for all married couples who want to enrich their marriage. It offers married couples an opportunity to get off the treadmill of life and focus on each other. It is a time to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on Sept. 20-22, 2019, in CHARLOTTE, NC, and Nov. 8-10, 2019, 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.
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. Upcoming Mass schedule: October 20, November 17 and December 15. For more information, contact Celia at email@example.com, or visit www.singlesingleagain.com or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/singleagainraleigh.
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 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.email@example.com, 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.firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
¿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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call: (984) 221-0730. Strict confidentiality is maintained.
Dear Pastors and Administrators,
Thank you for publishing the announcements for the Retrouvaille Program. The repetition of the bulletin announcements has led to the recent increase in registrations. Please continue to publish and to offer hope to couples in your parish who are looking for help in restoring their marriages. This program has proven effective in strengthening married relationships. To find out more about it, please visit the website www.retrouvaille.org. Your prayers for these couples and your outreach to them are appreciated.
Dave and Fran Polovick
Please publish September 22, 2019
“We were the couple who never fought. We don't like conflict so we just didn't talk. Never. Discussed. Issues. He lived his married single lifestyle, and I lived mine.” Sound familiar? Retrouvaille is a marriage help program that teaches effective communication. The presenting team -- three couples and a priest -- presents practical tools to enable you to take a good look at many areas of your relationship. They have been there and done that. They will tell you what worked for them. 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 website at www.retrouvaille.org.
Please publish September 29, 2019
The Retrouvaille Program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship to 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. Presenters are not trained marriage counselors. This is a peer-based ministry. The presenters have all been there, done that and worse. They offer practical tools that they themselves 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.retrouvaille.org.
Please publish October 6, 2019
It’s not too late! Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is designed to help get your marriage back on track. Don’t you owe it to your spouse? Don’t you owe it to yourself to take a look at your lives together in a new and positive way? This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing marital disillusionment and misery. 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 website at www.retrouvaille.org. It is not too late to register!