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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

Multimedia Producer
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: Anjanette Wiley at

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

The July 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: July 31, 2017

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 "Raleigh to Rome" is a weekly Catholic news brief of local and global Catholic news hosted by Billy Atwell, Director of Communications. 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)

In addition, each of our eight deaneries (regions within the diocese) will host a special Mass at the newly dedicated cathedral. Below is a list of the Mass times associated with each of our deaneries.

Albemarle Deanery Mass – 9/4/2017, 12:00 PM

Tar River Deanery Mass – 9/16/2017, 10:00 AM

Fayetteville Deanery Mass – 9/25/2017, 10:00 AM

Piedmont Deanery Mass – 9/30/2017, 10:00 AM

Newton Grove Deanery Mass – 10/9/2017, 10:00 AM

New Bern Deanery Mass – 10/9/2017, 12:00 PM

Cape Fear Deanery Mass – 10/21/2017, 10:00 AM

Raleigh Deanery Mass – 10/22/2017, 3:00 PM


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


Respect Life and Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant applications are now available for projects to support and uphold the sacredness of human life of all persons from conception to natural death and to help low-income and vulnerable people improve their lives through transformation of policies and practices that keep them in poverty.

Respect Life funds are derived from a grant provided by the Diocese of Raleigh generated by funds from the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  The total amount available for 2017 is $10,000.00.  The Respect Life Grant was established in the year 2000 to meet the demand for funding for Respect Life initiatives.  Grants are awarded in amounts from $500.00 to $2,000.00. 
CCHD Funds are derived from the collection held in parishes in November.  The local amount available for these grants this year is $ $24,243.49.  Grants are awarded in amounts from $500 to $3,000.  Note that the grant project submitted must work to change policies and practices that keep people in their situation, and/or it must empower the population that is being served. Applications must be submitted by August 15.  Funds will be awarded at a banquet in October. For more information, or to download the application forms, please visit:

Women of Grace Foundational Study: 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. Study will occur August 31, 2017 – January 11, 2018 on Thursday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Fallon Center Cost $50 for book and workbook Please contact Deb Dornan ( to register.

The 7th Annual Catholic Charities Gala will be held on October 21st, 2017.  This evening will be a celebration of the tremendous impact Catholic Charities has on the community each day.  Funds raised at this event will support the critical programs of Catholic Charities such as: Disaster Services, Emergency Assistance, Immigration Services, and Services in Support of the Family.  Event information is available at For ticket or sponsorship information, please contact Katey Fithian, please contact Katey Fithian at

Project Rachel Support Group   Abortion is one of the most common procedures in the US, experienced by millions of women, many of whom are Catholic.   Abortion creates a wound in post -abortive woman, (and men) resulting in spiritual and emotional problems. The Project Rachel ministry assists women and men who have been wounded by abortion to find truth and healing.  There is a support group beginning in the Triangle area in August. If you have experienced an abortion and would like more information about the support group, contact Project Rachel at (919) 852-1021 or email  For more information go to (website) Calls and appointments are kept strictly confidential.

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

ENCOURAGE is a Roman Catholic apostolate for parents, friends and family members of loved ones with same-sex attraction (SSA). EnCourage helps members to focus on their own spiritual development and offers a supportive, confidential environment to share feelings, experiences, information and guidance for maintaining healthy relationships with our loved ones. If you love your faith and also someone with SSA, you are not alone and help is available! Be welcomed by a group of Catholics who understand your struggles and who will walk and pray with you on this journey.

The Encourage Apostolate meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7.00 PM at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in the 620 House (facing Donald Ross Drive). For more information, please call Theresia Peckham at 919-608-3510. All discussions and information is confidential.Encourage has been endorsed by the Pontifical Council of the Family.


Single/Single Again Ministry – 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 follow Mass.  Next Mass is Sept. 10, 2017.  For more information contact Celia at or visit or on face book-

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." Improve your listening skills by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend with your spouse. The next weekends are: Nov 10-12, 2017 in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC and Oct 13-15, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or 704-315-2144.

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 "After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound. When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went and stood at the entrance of the cave.” Help each other hear God’s plan for our marriage by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend with your spouse. The next weekends are: Nov 10-12, 2017 in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC and Oct 13-15, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at or 704-315-2144.

Please help families in your community. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is a program for troubled marriages. It is based on and explains how to live a Sacramental marriage.  While open to couples of all faiths or no faith, Retrouvaille presents the challenges and beauty of a Catholic marriage. 

August 6, 2017 Stress in Your Marriage? – Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation. This program has helped many couples experiencing such difficulties.  For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with a weekend on September 22, 2017 call 800-470-2230 or email: or visit the web site at

August 13, 2017 Marriage Help – Do you feel lost, alone, or bored in your marriage?  Retrouvaille can help, as it has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment in their marriage. For confidential information or to apply for the next program beginning with a weekend September 22, 2017, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

August 20, 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 September 22, 2017, call 800-470-2230 or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at, or visit the web site at

August 27, 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 September 22, 2017, 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.   We welcome the  opportunity  to  help   you.

Divorciado? Vuelto a casar? Pensando en casarse con alguien que se divorció? ¿Tiene preguntas acerca de la libertad de casarse en la Iglesia Católica? ¿Sabía usted que el Tribunal está disponible para responder a estas y otras preguntas que usted pueda tener acerca de volverse a casar en la Iglesia? Por favor, póngase en contacto con el Sra. Teresa Aldahondo (919-821-9758 or con sus preguntas, o usted puede visitar nuestro sitio web  para más información. Damos la bienvenida a la oportunidad de poder ayudarle.

Elimination of Fees for a Declaration of Nullity.  As of July 1, 2015, the Diocese of Raleigh eliminated all costs associated with a Declaration of Nullity.  Bishop Burbidge decided the Diocese will absorb all costs related to the nullity process in order to make it more accessible to those who have been previously married and divorced.  If you are interested in beginning or learning more about the nullity process, please contact Mrs. Susan Stanton (919-821-9754) or Mrs. Vikki Newell (919 821-9759).  If you speak Spanish, please contact Ms Teresa Aldahondo (919-821-9758).

Eliminación de Honorarios para la Declaración de Nulidad.   Desde el primero de julio, del 2015, la Diócesis de Raleigh elimino todos los costos asociados con la Declaración de Nulidad.  El Obispo Burbidge decidió que la Diócesis absorbería los costos relacionados con el proceso de nulidad, de esta manera hacer que el proceso de nulidad sea más asequible para aquellos que han estado casados y divorciados previamente. Si está interesado en conocer o aprender más acerca del proceso de nulidad, por favor contactar a la Sra. Susan Stanton (919-821-9754) o Sra. Vikki Newell (919-821-9759).  Para Español, contactar a la Sra. Teresa Aldahondo (919-821-9758).

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

August 6 (week 20) I can hear my mother’s heartbeat and some other funny noises she makes.  I’m beginning to know her voice.  My umbilical cord (that’s where I get my food from) is really awesome – an engineering marvel. 
Thomas’s umbilical cord transports 300 quarts of fluid per day and completes a round-trip of fluids every 30 seconds. 
I am 20 weeks old now, and in another 20 weeks I will be born! 
"You did form my inward parts; you did knit me together in my mother's womb.”  (Ps 139

August 13 (week 21) If you were to shine a very bright light on my mother’s abdomen, I may slowly move my hand in front of my eyes. If you make a very loud noise, I may cover my ears with my hands.  But I can also hear my mom’s voice, and when she sings a lullaby, it soothes me, and helps me sleep.
Dad, did you know:  Low-frequency sounds, mimicking a male voice, penetrate the abdomen and uterine wall better than the higher frequencies of the female voice?
Mom may be able to feel kicks now. Don’t forget those prenatal vitamins!

August 20 (week 22) Hair is starting to grow on my head.  I wonder—what color is it?  My legs are getting stronger, so soon Mom will really feel my kicks. I like sleeping in the same position now.  I’m over 6 inches tall when I stretch out, and I weigh over 10 ounces.
Mom can distinguish two heartbeats if she lies quietly and flat on her back, locates her own heartbeat by finding her pulse, then lays her hand on her belly.  Thomas’s heart pumps about six gallons of blood every day.
“For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.  Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” (Luke 1:44-45)

August 27 (week 23) My tongue is fully formed now.  I’m practicing giving people a raspberry!  I can hear noises from the outside.  Some loud ones scare me. I know Mom’s voice and like the music she listens to.  I now have fingernails and fingerprints.  I’m not as little as I used to be just a few weeks ago.  Now I am about 10 inches long if I could stand up straight!
Mom is waiting to find out if Thomas is a boy or girl.
“…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father .”  (Philippians 2:11)

Intercessions for Life

August 6th        The Transfiguration of the Lord

For members of the Church:  May God open our eyes to his gift of life and move our hearts with compassion to protect and care for it; 

We pray to the Lord:

6 de agosto          La Transfiguración del Señor

Por los miembros de la Iglesia:  para que Dios nos abra los ojos al don de la vida  y mueva nuestro corazón con compasión  para proteger y cuidarlo; 

roguemos al Señor:


August 13th         Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For the times we fear sharing our pro-life convictions: May the Lord strengthen our faith  and grant us courage to follow him;

We pray to the Lord:       

13 de agosto           19° Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Por las veces que tememos compartir nuestras convicciones a favor de la vida: para que el Señor fortalezca nuestra fe y nos conceda el valor de seguirlo;

roguemos al Señor:       


August 20th       Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For our country:  May the Lord, the giver of life, grant that respect for each person shapes our law and way of life;

We pray to the Lord:

20 de agosto    20° Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Por nuestro país:  que el Señor, dador de vida, nos conceda que el respeto por cada persona dé forma a nuestra legislación y modo de vida;

roguemos al Señor:


August 27th       Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

For those working in post-abortion healing ministries:  May the Holy Spirit work through them to bring healing, freedom, and peace to all wounded by abortion;

We pray to the Lord:

27 de agosto    21° Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Por los que trabajan en los ministerios de sanación posaborto:  Para que el Espíritu Santo obre por medio de ellos para llevar sanación, libertad y paz a todos los lastimados por el aborto;

roguemos al Señor:


August 6th “By opening our hearts to his love and mercy, we let Christ dwell in us and we see more deeply the intricate and unique beauty of each person.”

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Chairman USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities 2013 Respect Life Month Statement,  

6 de agosto  “Al abrir el corazón a su amor y su misericordia, permitimos que Cristo viva en nosotros y vemos más profundamente la belleza compleja y única de cada persona”.

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Presidente  Comité para las Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB  Declaración del Mes Respetemos la Vida,  


August 13th “God loves us, treats us with respect, and asks us to do the same with others. … No one should ever be treated callously or carelessly— everyone should be cherished and protected!”

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Chairman USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, 2016 Respect Life Month Statement,

13 de agosto  “Dios nos ama, nos trata con respeto y nos pide hacer lo mismo con nuestros semejantes… Nadie debe ser tratado con crueldad o negligencia ¡cada persona debería ser valorada y protegida!”.

Cardenal Timothy M. Dolan, Presidente  Comité para las Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB  2016 Declaración del Mes Respetemos la Vida,  


August 20th “The effectiveness of our commitment to peace depends on our understanding of human life. If we want peace, let us defend life!” 

Pope Benedict XVI, Morning Address, September 15, 2012, Apostolic Journey to Lebanon © 2012 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission.

20 de agosto   “La eficacia del compromiso por la paz depende de la concepción que el mundo tenga de la vida humana. Si queremos la paz, defendamos la vida”. 

Papa Benedicto XVI, Discurso de la mañana, 15 de septiembre de 2012, Viaje apostólico al Líbano © 2012 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Se utiliza con permiso.


August 27th “May the infinite depth and breadth of Christ’s Divine Mercy remind us that no wound is too great for God to heal.”

Pray for Life: April 2016,  USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Sign up for monthly reflections at! 

27 de agosto   “Que la infinita, profunda y enorme de Misericordia Divina de Cristo nos recuerde que ninguna herida es demasiado grande para impedir que Dios la cure”.

Oración por la vida: Abril de 2016,  Secretariado de Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB ¡Inscríbete para recibir reflexiones mensuales en*! 

*solo en inglés