A field in Benson was the scene Sunday, July 27, 2014, for the annual Migrant Family Day sponsored and organized by the Office of Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese of Raleigh. The hundreds in attendance braved rain, then wilting heat, to participate in games for all ages, music and prayer. The event included services such as haircuts, massages and medical attention and offered free used clothing. The highlight for many in attendance was a day-long soccer tournament. During the day, time was also set aside for spiritual discussion, reflection and confessions.
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On Saturday, July, 26, 2014, more than 700 people attended the COR Seminar Live! at Saint Michael Church in Cary.
Christopher West, an expert in Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, spoke about a biblical vision of love and sexuality. Cor is the Latin word for “heart.” The seminar focused on three sessions: desire (what’s at the “cor” of the human experience), design (what’s at the “cor” of God’s divinity) and destiny (Heaven). Mr. West used music, film clips, humor and personal stories to reach attendees.
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In the first two months of the 2014 Bishop’s Annual Appeal, “Grateful to God, Generous to Neighbor,” Diocesan faithful have pledged over $4 million. Parishes across the Diocese have begun to surpass their goals. The early pledges toward the goal of $6,374,554 have been received from more than 13,000 families.
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