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Director of Communications

Interim 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

Administrative Assistant
Suzanne Smith
Phone: 919-821-9749

Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin Announcements are posted each Monday by 10:00 am.
To receive Bulletin Updates via email, contact: Suzanne Smith at

Announcements are available as Word and PDF at the bottom of the page

The November directory has been posted The online, password protected directory has been re-organized. You must be logged in to see it on this page: . It is only intended for staff so please be cautious when sharing. If you need the password, call Anjanette Wiley at 919-821-9730. If you see an error, email Suzanne Smith at

My Parish App FREE Webinar Series for App admins: "Maybe you’ve just launched myParish App. Maybe your parish launched awhile ago. If your parish chose to use this tool, you want it to be successful. You want people to use it again and again. You know it’s a great resource, but How do we make myParish App a successful communication tool for our church?" Spots are already filling up fast.

Around the Diocese: November 20, 2017

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 "Raleigh to Rome" is a weekly Catholic news brief of local and global Catholic news hosted by Kate Watson, Editor of the NC Catholics magazine. New episodes are posted every Friday morning! Watch and subscribe to the Raleigh to Rome You Tube channel.

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral Mass Schedule:

Saturday: 5 pm

Sunday: 7 am; 8:30 am Spanish; 10 am; 12 pm; 1:30 Spanish; 7 pm Catholic Campus Ministry

First Sunday 4:30 pm Forma Extrordinaria (Latin)

Search High School Retreat Don’t miss this opportunity to interact and share your faith with other Catholic teenagers from across the Diocese of Raleigh on December 8-10, 2017, at Camp Rockfish, NC (near Fayetteville). Search is a peer-led retreat for current 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students sponsored by the Diocese of Raleigh. The weekend includes witness talks and activities designed to help teens seek and find Christ in their own lives, and to build a community of faith as they journey toward Christian maturity. To register, follow the link, and click on the appropriate registration type, youth or adult.  Cost for the Search weekend is $120; however, no one is denied participation because of inability to pay. Financial assistance is available. Adult volunteers are always needed; chaperones must be 25 years old and Safe Environment trained. There is no cost for adults to attend. For more information, please contact the coordinators of the Search program, Monique and Joe Wertis at

LML Youth Rally Don’t miss the 8th annual Love My Life Youth Rally, Saturday, January 13 at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral beginning at 9:30 AM. We welcome Chris Padgett this year to a special new tent on the Cathedral grounds, followed by a procession into Mass, celebrated by Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama. Next we will grab a light lunch and travel to Halifax Mall to join NC Right to Life for the annual March for Life! 

This year we are asking Youth Leaders, Confirmation leaders and 8th grade teachers to visit the following link to enter headcounts:  For more information visit or contact

Save the Date!  15th Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference  April 28, 2018  Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh  “Bringing to light the truth of the teachings of the Catholic Church and igniting in all hearts a love for the Faith”  Speakers: Dr. Scott Hahn, Deacon Harold Burke-SiversMark HartFr. Donald Calloway, and Fr. Robert Spitzer!  For more details, visit

Women of Grace Foundational Study January 19–May 11, 2018 Friday’s, 9:30 AM Our Lady of Lourdes, Fallon Center Join other women on a journey to discover your mission and purpose in the world today. Grow closer to Christ and His Church through Scripture, the Catechism, and wisdom of early Church fathers and Popes. Childcare available for a nominal fee – indicate if needed. Cost $50 for book and workbook Please contact Cathy Gephart ( to register.

2018 Women's Retreat on Charisms and Contemplative Prayer Led by Angela Neumann February 23rd - 25th, 2018 Avila Retreat Center, Durham NC The gorgeous grounds of the Avila Retreat Center provide the perfect backdrop to strengthen our faith life.  Through insightful sessions and discussion, Angie will help us improve our contemplative prayer life and learn our charisms, or gifts, that we can use in lives of service and faith as women of grace.  Presented by Full of Grace Women's Ministry at Our Lady of Lourdes. Cost is $180 for 2 nights, including meals.– checks payable to OLL. Contact Ami Robbins ( to register.

November 25-26 Thank you for your generous support last week to the collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development! Your generosity helped empower those on the margins to help lift themselves out of poverty. If you missed the collection, it’s not too late to give! Designate your check for CCHD in your parish collection today, or send it to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in care of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, 7200 Stonehenge Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613.


Through the honor and memorial opportunities of religious art or liturgical items, your family and loved ones will have a special place in our new cathedral for generations. Gift levels vary. View an online catalog
To learn more, go to or contact Greg Leitner at 919-821-9721 or via e-mail at

Project Rachel Weekend Retreat   If you are suffering from an abortion, experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat December 8-10, 2017.  The weekend retreat, for both women and men, will combine discussions, spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service and a Mass of the Resurrection.  Participation is strictly confidential and 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 or call (919) 852-1021. The cost is $150 for lodging at Avila Retreat Center, meals and all retreat materials.  If you have a financial burden, some assistance is available.  If you would like to give the gift of healing to a woman that may need a scholarship to attend the retreat, please mail your check to Project Rachel, 2304 Wesvill Ct., Ste. 340, Raleigh, NC 27607 or email for more information.

Organized by Catholic Charities and the Knights of Columbus, NC Catholics Volunteer is coordinating volunteer opportunities following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew. If you would like more information about available volunteer opportunities, please visit

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: 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  Or call: (984) 221-0730. Strict confidentiality is maintained.

Sunday, November 26th, 2017 “I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD.” As we celebrate Christ the King, let us also learn to serve our spouses by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend. The next weekends are: Feb 2-4, 2018 in Clemmons, NC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or 704-315-2144.


November 26, 2017 Conflict in your marriage?  Is your marriage cold or filled with stress?  Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even talk with their spouse. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

December 3, 2017 Rediscover Your Marriage – Retrouvaille simply means 'rediscovery'. The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully improved their marriages by attending. Retrouvaille is a not spiritual retreat, sensitivity group, seminar or social gathering.  It is a program where couples learn to talk to each other again.  For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

December 10, 2017 Married Singles Lifestyle –The Married Singles Lifestyle describes couples that may have lost their sense of closeness and are living more like roommates. Retrouvaille teaches couples how to survive times like these in their marriages. This program has helped many couples experiencing difficulty, disillusionment, or deep misery in their marriage. For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

December 17, 2017 Marriage troubles?  If you have been thinking about separation or divorce, please contact us about Retrouvaille. Don’t give up without learning how to begin to communicate with your spouse again.  For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

December 24, 2017 A Lifeline for MarriageRetrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is designed to provide the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. This program has helped couples experiencing all levels of marital difficulty, even those in deep misery. For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

December 31, 2017 RETROUVAILLE is a program for married couples who are struggling with problems in their marriage.  Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a problem.  Others are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the program. These couples sometimes consider the Retrouvaille program their final option.  For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

January 7, 2018 Do you feel hopeless when you think about your marriage?  Do arguments and anger consume your relationship?  Is there addiction?  Cold silence?  Loss of trust or commitment?    Consider the Retrouvaille program as a way to end your misery.  For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend February 2, 2018, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at                                                       

Divorced?    Remarried? Planning  to  marry  someone  who  is  divorced? Do  you  have  questions  about freedom  to  marry  in  the  Catholic  Church?    Did  you  know  that  the  Tribunal  is  available  to  answer  these  and   any  other  questions  you  may  have  about  remarriage  in  the  Church? Please contact  Mrs.  Vikki  Newell 919- 821-9759 with  your  questions,  or  you  may  wish  to  visit  our  website for  further  information.  

Pro-Life Bulletin Announcements Tradition teaches us Christ was conceived on the Feast of the Annunciation. We will watch the parallel development of “Thomas” in the womb beginning on March 25 (Feast of the Annunciation) until December 25.  The Office of Human Life and Dignity is making available a series of bulletin messages describing the fetal development of “Thomas.” Each week we will send out the messages to the parishes.  Please consider inserting these messages in the bulletin for the upcoming weeks and each week through December 25. Download Fetal Development of Thomas

November 26 (week 36) Thomas weighs about 5 ½ pounds now.  He is really putting on baby fat, which will help keep him warm after birth.  The lungs are almost complete.  You may be able to see Thomas’s body parts as the uterine wall gets thinner – feet, head, and hands.

Mom is looking for a pediatrician to examine the baby after birth.  She’s getting ready in case Thomas is ready.
“Therefore, stay awake!  For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” (Matthew 24:42)

Intercessions for Life

November 26th The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe For all our brothers and sisters fleeing persecution and war in the Middle East and around the world: May they find safe haven and protection; We pray to the Lord:                                                  

26 de noviembre  Solemnidad de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo, Rey del Universo Por todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas que huyen de la persecución y la guerra en Medio Oriente y en todo el mundo: que encuentren un refugio seguro y protección; roguemos al Señor:                                                    

Word of Life – November 2017

November 26th “By focusing on the most vulnerable members of society, we strengthen the entire fabric of society to protect the rights of all.” Archbishop William E. Lori, Chair Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty “Solidarity at the Service of All People in the Middle East,”

26 de noviembre “Al enfocarnos en los miembros más vulnerables de la sociedad, fortalecemos toda la trama de la sociedad para proteger los derechos de todos”. Arzobispo William E. Lori, Presidente Comité Ad-Hoc de Libertad Religiosa “Solidaridad al servicio de todas las personas en el Medio Oriente”, (solo en inglés: