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Director of Communications
John Dornan
Phone: 919-821-9732
Mobile: 919-632-5045

Assistant Director of Communications
Anjanette Wiley
Phone: 919-821-9730
Mobile: 919-606-6834

Editor, NC Catholics
Kate Turgeon Watson
Phone: 919-821-9738

Web Manager
Michelle Heeden King

Media Production Specialist
Mark Hite
Phone: 919-821-9734

Communications Specialist
Leonor Clavijo
Phone: 919-821-9275

Writer, NC Catholics
Mandy Howard
Phone: 919-821-9736

Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin announcements are posted each Thursday by 4:30pm. Please be sure bulletin announcements are submitted no later than noon on Wednesday for posting for that week.

To receive Bulletin announcements via email, contact: Anjanette Wiley at

The October directory has been posted. You must be logged in to see it. If you need the password or see an error, email Anjanette Wiley at

New Announcements for the week of 10/15/2018

St. Stanislaus Church 21st Annual Polish Festival CANCELED
Due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Florence and the devastation and damage to people and property the Chairpersons of the Polish Festival Committee at St. Stanislaus Church in Castle Hayne has decided to cancel the 21st Annual Polis Festival for this year.

All are invited to attend the African Ancestry Mass at 3:30 pm on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh. The celebrant will be Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama. For more information call Alphonsus Ekele Ngwandom at: 919-247-2312. Download the Flyer (PDF)

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Men and Women at Avila Retreat Center
The Spiritual Exercises provides an opportunity to quiet your soul from daily distractions and focus on Christ. Mass, Confession and Spiritual Direction will be available with a Legionary of Christ priest. There will be guided meditations with time for private reflection. This is an opportunity to listen and discern God’s voice in your soul. The Men’s retreat will be held December 7-9, 2018 and the Women’s retreat will be held January 18-20, 2019 at Avila Retreat Center in Durham. Cost of the retreat is $225 per person in advance or $250 within two weeks of the retreat. Materials, meals and linens are included. For more information or to register, call (919) 274-9362 or email

Sunday, October 21, 2018
“Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.” Join us on one of the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends on Nov 9-11, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, SC, and Mar 1-3, 2019 in Hickory, NC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or 704-315-2144.

Hurricane Florence Rescue and Recovery If you would like to help Catholic Charities assist families impacted by Hurricane Florence across central and eastern North Carolina, there are several ways you can do so at this time:

  • Financial Donations: Disasters are rapidly changing events and financial donations allow us to adapt with the situation and best meet the needs of the survivors. Donate online or text RECOVER1 to 51555.
  • Volunteer: If you are interested in volunteering, please visit to learn about volunteer opportunities across the Diocese of Raleigh.
  • In-Kind Donations: If you would like to donate in-kind goods, an online page has been set up where you can purchase items, and they will be shipped in bulk to our offices. This helps streamline coordination of the supplies we anticipate receiving. You can find the list of needed items here. If you are interested in coordinating a donation drive, please contact Gabby Amos at Catholic Charities at
  • Pray: Survivors are going through what may be the most traumatic experience in their lives. Staff and volunteers are working around the clock to provide some relief during this challenging situation. Your prayers for all involved are greatly needed at this time.

2018 Wedding Anniversary Mass

To honor the sacred vocation of marriage, Bishop Luis Zarama will celebrate a special Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh.

Couples who are celebrating 25, 50, or 60 years of marriage are invited to this Anniversary Mass. Family members are welcome to attend, too. Please respond by October 10. Friends, family, and parish leaders are encouraged to assist couples in registering online. Register here:

Direct questions to Roberto Cortes, Married Life Coordinator: or (919)821-9735.

El Obispo Luis Rafael Zarama celebrará un Misa especial de Aniversario de Bodas en honor al Sacramento del Matrimonio, el sábado 20 de octubre del 2018 a las 10:00 a.m. en la Catedral Holy Name of Jesús, en Raleigh.

Las parejas que celebren 25, 50 o 60 años de matrimonio pueden registrarse en, completando este formulario que se encuentra disponible en esta página web. Amigos, familiares o líderes parroquiales pueden ayudar a las parejas a llenar el formulario de inscripción. Los miembros de la familia están invitados a asistir. La fecha límite para inscribirse es 10 de octubre.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, favor de contactar a Roberto Cortes, Coordinador de Married Life, al correo electrónico: o al número telefónico (919)821-9735.

Announcements are available as Word and PDF below.