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St. John Neumann Catholic Church has a part-time Faith Formation Program Assistant job opening. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, be positive and available to work some evenings and weekends. The main responsibilities include assisting with Faith Formation office responsibilities, parent communication, catechist resources, student curriculum and sacramental preparation. Job requirements include being a practicing Roman Catholic, faithful to Church teachings, and bilingual in English and Spanish. If interested, please email Kelly flowers with a cover letter and resume at

St. Gabriel Catholic Church announces a new ministry, Healed and Restored, which focuses on caring for women who are suffering in the aftermath of sexual abuse. Through programs rooted in Faith, women will experience the transformative healing of our loving God. For more information, to get involved, or if you know a woman who needs care, email For more information, visit Healed and Restored. 

Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: 3 Part Series In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina, this virtual three-part series provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis. You are invited to register for all three, or just those sessions that fit best in your schedule and interests.

Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: What does this diagnosis mean? (Part 1)
Feb. 10 | noon to 1:15 pm
Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D, will facilitate and Dr. Mark Pippinger, a Behavioral Neurologist with Novant Health, will present. Topics include: understanding the disease and diagnostic process, symptoms of early stage and approaches to managing, and the relationship(s) among doctors, patients, and care partners.

Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: The Power of Planning (Part 2)
Feb. 17 | noon to 1:15 pm
Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D. will facilitate a panel presentation followed by Q/A. Panelists include Corinne Auman (family caregiving and aging expert), Alyssa Botte (psychotherapist in memory counseling), and Marjorie Brown (elder law attorney). Topics include: care planning, care teams, care management, legal and financial overview, and an exploration of family and friends, relationships, and self-care.

Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: Live Well (Part 3)
Feb. 24 | noon to 1:15 pm
Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Advisors Andrea Robert, Pam McElreath, and Jay Reinstein will be sharing their experiences living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D., will facilitate this interactive panel to include Q/A.

2021 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends(WWME) Do not let COVID keep you from taking time for your relationship. Join us for a virtual WWME experience from the comfort of your home. Want to put the romance back into your relationship? The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers married couples an opportunity to get off the treadmill of life and focus on each other. It is a chance to look deeply into your relationship with each other and with God. Sign up today to attend either the seven evening sessions over three weeks from April 15 to May 6 in virtual 3RE, South Carolina or the weekend of July 16 to 18 in Beaufort, South Carolina. Early sign up is recommended.  Click here for more information or contact us or 704-315-2144.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church will hold a blood drive on Thursday,  March 11, from 12:30 to 6 pm, Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit the and enter: stjohnneumann to schedule an appointment; or contact Dave Maher at 704-713-8967 or

St. John Paul II Foundation and Converging Roads will offer an in-person and online health care ethics conference, Hippocratic Medicine: Do No Harm, at The Cathedral of St. Patrick (1621 Dilworth Road East, Charlotte, NC) on March 20, from 8 am to 6 pm. Click here to register or for more information.

11th Annual Catholic Men’s Conference of the Carolinas St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church will host the Men’s Conference on March 20. The cost is $40 for general admission, $35 for students and $25 to join virtually. For more information, visit 

Catholic Conference Center Retreat for New Catholics  Are you new to the Catholic Faith and wanting to deepen your experience? The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, North Carolina, is pleased to offer a unique retreat opportunity to RCIA candidates, elect, sponsors, anyone new to the Catholic Faith, or anyone returning and seeking to be renewed in the Catholic Faith on March 26-28.  The retreat will include inspiring talks, adoration, Palm Sunday Vigil Mass, confessions and much more… in a beautiful setting and facility.  You can find out more information at, email or call 828-327-7441.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church ACES Senior Club invites anyone 45+  to join them on their trip to Narroway Dinner Theatre on Saturday, March 27, at noon for the Lenten production of, “THE 4TH CROSS!” Cost of $60 per person includes luxury motor coach from St. Vincent’s campus, an authentic biblical meal, and reserved seating. Deadline for registration and payment is March 1, 2021.  Registration packets are available from Peggy Gibbons at or 704-588-5870 (leave a message).