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Job Opportunities

St. Gabriel Catholic School has several job opportunities. Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a faith-based environment where you can make a huge impact? St. Gabriel Catholic School is now accepting applications for a fifth grade classroom teacher, cafeteria assistant, custodian, and substitute teachers (Please note that a four-year degree is required for substitute applicants). Contact  Assistant Principal Patty Fischer at pjfischer@stgabrielschool.net or 704-366-2409, if you would like to be considered for a position with #teamgabes!

The Angels of Holy Angels Need Your Help.
“…as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:40
65 years ago, the Sisters of Mercy in Belmont took in a tiny baby with severe physical disabilities who was not expected to live three months. Maria Morrow lived 54 years and inspired this mission of mercy. Our angels need your help. We’re seeking nurses, health care techs, direct support professionals, special education teachers, qualified professionals and more. If you want to make a difference in the lives of our angels, please consider making Holy Angels your mission. Check out opportunities at https://www.holyangelsnc.org/careers.

News

Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools will hold information sessions about their schools in both English and Spanish. Click here for a flier in English. Click here for a flier in Spanish.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte Elder Ministry is offering a free webinar, Working Together to Reduce Falls, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 2 pm. Join us as we explore risk factors that can lead to a fall and steps that we can take to prevent a fall. The webinar is presented by Kelly Moriarty, Injury Prevention Coordinator for Novant Health PMC. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DGyv7fnsSNqujeFGmyo9xQ. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For additional information, contact Program Director Elder Ministry Sandra Breakfield at 704-370-3220 or sabreakfield@charlottediocese.org. 

St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Charlotte will be celebrate their annual SonFest mega family event on Friday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 11 pm and Saturday, Oct. 2 from 2 to 10 pm. For more information, contact the parish office at 704-536-6520 or visit https://4sjnc.org/sonfest.

The Diocese of Charlotte will hold  the annual Respect Life Conference on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 am to 3 pm at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Swannanoa, NC (102 Andrews Place). Please join them for a day of prayer and education. Visit https://ccdoc.org/en/respectlife to register and to learn more about the topics for the day. Email Jessica Grabowski with questions at JRGrabowski@rcdoc.org.

St. Vincent de Paul Senior Club invite all seniors 45+ young to join them on their final 2021 day trips. Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre for “Country Roads” tribute to Country Music, Thursday, Oct. 21, $113 per person; deadline to register is Oct. 5.  Narroway Dinner Theatre for “The Real Christmas Story” Saturday, Nov. 20, $60 per person; deadline extended to Sept. 30.  Cost of each trip includes luxury transportation, admission ticket, and four-course dinner. For information or registration packet contact Peggy at pgibbons1@att.net or 704-588-5870 (please leave a message).

MiraVia invites you to attend its 27th Annual Fundraising Banquet “Proclaiming Truth and Life” on Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom. This year’s guest speaker is Alison Centofante, the Director of External Relations for Live Action, the nation’s largest pro-life media group focused on shifting public opinion through education. As a powerful activist in the fight for life, Alison’s compelling work is gaining national media attention and has been featured on ABC, EWTN, Fox News, NPR and many broadcast networks. To make a reservation or to host a table of 8-10 people, visit miraviabanquet27.eventbrite.com. Reservations are free, but required by Oct. 4. Check-in/Reception begins at 5:30 PM. Dinner/Event: 6:30-9 PM. MiraVia is a Catholic, 501(c)(3) nonprofit maternity and after-care program serving the Charlotte, NC area. They have provided support to more than 9,700 mothers and their children since 1994. For more information, visit MiraVia.org or contact Megan Whiteside at meganwhiteside@miravia.org.

Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Charites is offering several Natural Family Planning courses. Please join us for one or more of our free in-person courses held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church:

  • Know Your Body is for any woman, to embrace her menstrual cycle as a vital sign.  The course is Sept. 24 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Natural Family Planning is for married and engaged couples.   It is offered in English and Spanish on Sept. 25 from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Teen FEMM is for parents and their pre-teen or teen daughters. The course is on Sept. 25 from 3 pm t0 6 pm.  Spanish instruction available for parents that prefer it.

All courses are also available online and are presented in the context of Catholic teaching on human dignity and sexuality. For more information or to RSVP, contact  Batrice Adcock, NFP Program Director, at Catholic Charities at 704-370-3230 or bnadcock@rcdoc.org.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Charlotte is hosting a mini-retreat for women on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 am to 2 pm at Belmont Abbey.  The theme is Hope! We will meet at the Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians. Enjoy a day of reflection, Mass, and mid-day prayer with the monks. Confessions will be available.  The $15 cost, make checks payable to St. John Neumann, includes lunch at the student cafeteria.  To RSVP, contact Kelly Flowers at 704-535-4197 or kelly@4sjnc.org.

Let’s all work together to make sure that vulnerable seniors around the diocese stay cool this summer.  Operation Fan/Heat Relief program is taking place now through Oct. 31.  This program will provide free fans to eligible adults who may be at risk for heat-related illness. For more information about Operation Fan/Heat Relief, including hot weather tips for seniors, visit  https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/aging-and-adult-services/operation-fan-and-heat-relief?fbclid=IwAR05jus6WohapQBRnPqZGp0QB8abmeKzU9P3rSIKdr3MuofBqXjvxas_a5c. This program is available in counties throughout North Carolina and individuals can easily locate their county provider by visiting the above link.

2021 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends(WWME) Fall into love all over again! Remember why your fell in love and get the tools you need to keep your marriage on the right path. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on Nov. 5 to 7 in Atlantic Beach, NC or Jan. 28 to 30 in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Early sign up is recommended.  Click here for more information or contact us applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org or 704-315-2144.

Catholic Charities Elder Ministry Afternoon Reflections 

Tuesday, Oct. 12
In light of the rising number of COVID cases in the Murphy area, the Afternoon Reflection scheduled at St. William Catholic Church in Murphy on Tuesday, Oct. 12 has been moved to St. Eugene Catholic Church in Asheville.
St. Eugene Catholic Church
72 Culvern Road, Asheville, NC
Father Pat Cahill is the presenter.
Check-in at 11 am; Closing Mass at 3 pm
Deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 4.
To register, contact Program Director Elder Ministry at 704-370-3220 or sabreakfield@charlottediocese.org .
St. Eugene will live stream the reflection and Mass starting at 12:20 pm on their YouTube and Facebook pages, as well as on their website https://www.steugene.org.

Thursday, Oct. 21
Holy Family Catholic Church
4820 Kinnamon Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Father Brian Cook is the presenter.
Cost is $5 per person; checks payable to Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte
Check-in from 1 to 1:30 pm; Program 1:30 to 3 pm
Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Oct. 13.
To register, contact Program Director Elder Ministry at 704-370-3220 or sabreakfield@charlottediocese.org or contact Betty Seckinger at 336-757-0368 or bettyseckinger@sbcglobal.net.

Diocese of Charlotte Together in Holiness Conference is Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte. The theme for the Catholic marriage conference is Where Spouses Discover God’s Plan for Their Family. The conference includes dynamic and inspiring presentations from national and local speakers, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, reconciliation, on-site childcare, an opportunity to learn about diocesan and local ministries, and more! Early bird registration fees are available through Oct. 4. For more information, click here. To register, visit https://forlifeandfamily.org/events/th21-cnc/ 

“Our marriage had gone cold. We were living as roommates.” Sound familiar? The Retrouvaille Program offers tools to rediscover a loving marriage. Tens of thousands of  marriages have successfully overcome their marital problems by attending the program. It begins with a weekend experience that is followed by a series of follow-up sessions to help keep you on track. For confidential information or to apply to attend the program beginning with the weekend of Oct. 22, call 800-470-2230 or email retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit https://www.helpourmarriage.org.