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NC Catholic Educators Gather for Conference

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More than 1,200 Catholic educators gathered September 27-28, 2012, in Greensboro for the North Carolina Catholic Education Conference. Each year, the Diocese of Raleigh and the Diocese of Charlotte conduct conferences for their teachers with a joint conference held every third year, with the Dioceses alternating the hosting of the event. The Diocese of Raleigh will serve as host in 2015.

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh celebrated the opening Mass for the teachers. In his homily, the Bishop shared with them a message from St. Vincent de Paul to his confreres when the Saint told them, “How fortunate you are to be instruments of the Lord in forming and training students.”   Bishop Burbidge told the teachers they can serve as the presence and credible witness of Jesus if the students see in them a person of prayer, who lives out each day what they say and what they profess.

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Above: Dr. Michael J. Fedewa, Diocese of Raleigh Superintendent of Catholic Formation and Education; Mr. Jason Curtis, Principal of Cardinal Gibbons High School; and Mrs. Rosalie Innacelli, Diocese of Raleigh Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services; among the more than 1,000 educators attending the North Carolina Catholic Education Conference. Click photo to view larger.

Above: Faculty from Immaculata School in Durham attending conference in Greensboro. Click photo to view larger.

Above: Bishop Michael F. Burbidge during celebration of Mass with Fr. Mark Reamer, OFM, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Raleigh; Fr. Scott McCue, Pastor of St. Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill; and Fr. Romen Acero, Assistant Principal at Cardinal Gibbons High School, concelebrants. Click photo to view larger.

Above: Books on display from various Catholic stores for teachers to browse.