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Job Opportunities

St. Vincent de Paul Preschool is seeking an assistant teacher to work 9 am to 1:30 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, in their three-year-old class. Candidates must be gentle, friendly, and have some experience with children. This is the perfect position for parents desiring to work around their children’s school schedule.
Our preschool assistant teachers:

  • Exemplify a positive Christian attitude.
  • Demonstrate warmth, friendliness, and enthusiasm in working with young children.
  • Assist with craft preparation, supervision of children during circle time, and daily upkeep of the classroom.

Interested candidates may send a resume to mhcushing@rcdoc.org by Oct. 15. For more information, please call the preschool office at 704-644-4656.

For St. Gabriel Catholic Church job opportunities, visit https://stgabrielchurch.org/jobs.  

For St. Mark Catholic Church (Huntersville) job opportunities, visit https://www.stmarknc.org/job-opportunity.

News

For Catholic Charities Elder Ministry events, scroll to the bottom of this page. 

The Order of Malta runs a pen pal program for those in prison, and we are looking for volunteers to write inmates. This only takes a few minutes of your time each month and a stamp. The program is anonymous and presents us with a way to be true to our call to visit Christ in prison. If you are interested in volunteering, email Maltapenpalprogram@gmail.com. We provide all of the necessary support and direction.

St. Stephen Maronite Catholic Church is holding a Festival of Lebanon on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 am to 7 pm at St. Matthew Catholic Church in the Parish Center. Enjoy Lebanese food, music, culture, kids activities and more.

The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC is hosting a men’s retreat, Oct. 7 to 9, entitled Practical Holiness. Learn the practical lessons of St. Francis De Sales on how to grow spiritually even amidst life’s many demands. And in his words, “Be who you are… and be that well.” Enjoy the beautiful campus and fall colors and the company of other men in a setting ideal for both group discussion and private reflection, with plenty of areas of interest indoors and outside.  Along with several thought-provoking talks, there are opportunities for Mass, Adoration, confession, and spiritual direction.  Plus a great dining area and well-appointed lodging rooms. For more information, visit https://catholicconference.org/mens-retreat, email info@catholicconference.org, or call 828-327-7441.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church is hosting a women’s retreat with the theme Love on Oct. 8 from 9 am to 2 pm at Belmont Abbey. “This love I speak of means that we must live in obedience to God’s commands.  The command, as you have all heard from the beginning, is that you must all live in love.” – 2 John 1:6 The cost of the retreat is $15 which includes lunch. Registration forms available at https://4sjnc.org and must be returned by Oct. 3. For more information, contact Manon Reiher at manon@4sjnc.org or 704-535-4197.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church ACES Senior Club invites all seniors 45+ young to join them on Thursday, Oct.  13, at 11 am in the Activity Center as they celebrate Oktoberfest and welcome back Bob Wilusz, the Strolling Accordion. Enjoy a traditional German buffet for $12 per person for members and $13 per person for guest. Newcomers are welcomed. Please RSVP by Sunday, Oct. 9, to Betty Smith at 864-517-4557 or bettymurraysmith@gmail.com. Seats still available on our Narroway Dinner Theatre Christmas trip Nov. 19 for $80 per person. Deadline to register is Sept. 30. To register, email pgibbons1@att.net or 704-588-5870 (leave a message).

Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. This program can help you too, or a hurting couple you might know. For confidential information about or to register for the upcoming Oct. 14 to 16 program in Charlotte, call Bill and Lyn Folsom at 727-343-6701 or email billlynfolsom@gmail.com  (3 L’s in a row) or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.org.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (1400 Suther Road Charlotte, NC 28213) invites all to celebrate cultural diversity in honor of Our Lady of Fatima at their 8th annual World Feast on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 am to 6 pm.  Sample authentic foods from over 15 countries, enjoy live and cultural entertainment, beer, and games for the children.  Bid in our silent auction and enter into our 50/50 raffle.  For more information, visit https://www.stacharlotte.com/WorldFeast. 

MiraVia invites you to attend its 28th Annual Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom. This year’s speaker is Matt Birk, a 15-year veteran of the NFL and pro-life activist. Following his 2013 Super Bowl win, he declined an invitation to the White House due to the administration’s strong support of Planned Parenthood. Matt, a graduate of Harvard University, is a devoted Catholic husband and father of eight children and member of the Knights of Columbus. To make a reservation or to host a table of 8-10 people, visit Banquet (miravia.org). Reservations are free, but required by Oct. 10. Check-in/reception begins at 5:30 pm. Dinner/event is from 6:30 to 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 11,340 mothers and their children since 1994. MiraVia’s Maternity Residence at Belmont Abbey College and Outreach Center in Charlotte serve as a safe haven and source of hope for over 800 women and children each year. For more information, email Megan Whiteside at meganwhiteside@miravia.org.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte Natural Family Planning will offer an in-person Spanish Fertility Education Medical Management (FEMM) certification class Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22. The class runs from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday and Friday and from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday. All classes are located at the Diocese of Charlotte Pastoral Center on 1123 South Church Street; Charlotte, NC 28203. The class costs $900. For more information and to register, visit https://femmhealth.org/course/ttc-2022oct-inperson-spanish. Online training in English is also available. For more information, visit https://femmhealth.org/professional-education/become-a-femm-teacher.

St. Ann Catholic School will hold an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 11 am. Tour the school located on 600 Hillside Avenue in Charlotte and meet the teachers. For more information, contact us at 704-525-4938 or visit https://www.discovermacs.org.

The Catholic Conference Center  will host  a Retreat with the Angels. Our world is filled with the presence and activity of angels. Come and deepen your appreciation of these invisible allies. Let them bring peace and purpose in your life. The retreat is a unique blend of talks, crafting your own kiln-fired angel luminary, and prayer. It is one night, Nov. 18 to 19, at the beautiful Catholic Conference Center in Hickory NC. For more information, visit https://catholicconference.org/angels  or email info@catholicconference.org, or call 828-327-7441. Limited to 20 participants.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church is hosting its annual Sonfest event on Friday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 11 pm and Saturday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 10 pm. Friends, family and neighbors join us! Sonfest is returning at full swing this year, with international food, music, games, sweet shoppe, rides, raffle, bingo, silent auction and by popular demand the famous Ferris wheel! For more details, please visit our parish webpage: www.4sjnsonfest.org or email sjn.sonfest@outlook.com.

The St. John Paul II Foundation and the Diocese of Charlotte invite all married and engaged couples to the fourth annual Together in Holiness marriage conference on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC. Be inspired by dynamic presentations, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass and Reconciliation. The conference features Steve and Becky Greene, Catholic speakers, writers, and co-hosts of “The Catholic Conversation.” Registration is $64 per couple or $40 per individual. There is an early-bird discount available through Oct. 3. Scholarships are available upon request. On-site childcare (2 to 12 years) is available, however;  pre-registration is required. Click here for more information or email ellen@forlifeandfamily.org.

2022 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends(WWME) Fall into love all over again! Remember why you 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. 4 to 6 in Atlantic Beach, NC and Jan. 27 to 29 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

Accessing Available Benefits for Seniors with the Help of BEC’s
Did you know that there are millions of eligible seniors who are missing out on public and private programs because they do not know about the benefits or how to apply? Join Catholic Charities Elder Ministry as Vance Goodman, Benefits Enrollment Specialist with the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, shares information about the Benefits Enrollment Center on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 2 to 3 pm at Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte (1123 South Church Street) Room 1-89. Learn how the BEC’s can help you by providing free screening and enrollment services into programs that provide access to needed medical care, prescriptions, healthy food, Medicaid, heating assistance as well as other supportive services. Please register by Thursday, Oct. 20, by contacting Sandra Breakfield at 704-370-3220 or sandrab@ccdoc.org.

Upcoming Programs in November hosted by Catholic Charities Elder Ministry

Adult Functional Independence Testing (AFIT) – Provided by In-Place with Grace
Monday, Nov. 14, Tuesday, Nov. 15  and Wednesday, Nov. 16
Location:  Pastoral Center, 1123 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC  — Room 1-49

Three-Part Dementia Educational Series – Join us for one or all

Session One:  Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
For centuries, we have known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how lifestyle choices might help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Virtual Option
Monday, Nov. 14, from 10 to 11 am
To Register Click Here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information, please contact Program Director Elder Ministry Sandra Breakfield  at 704-370-3220 or sandrab@ccdoc.org.

In-Person Option
Monday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 3:30 pm at St. Matthew Catholic Church (New Life Center 239/240/241)
Please register by Wednesday, Nov. 9, by contacting Program Director Elder Ministry Sandra Breakfield  at 704-370-3220 orsandrab@ccdoc.org.

Session Two:  Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research, and treatment available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Virtual Option
Monday, Nov. 21, from 10 to 11 am
To Register Click Here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information, please contact Program Director Elder Ministry Sandra Breakfield  at 704-370-3220 or sandrab@ccdoc.org.

In-Person Option
Monday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 3:30 pm at St. Matthew Catholic Church (New Life Center 239/240/241)
Please register by Wednesday, Nov. 16, by contacting Program Director Elder Ministry Sandra Breakfield  at 704-370-3220 or sandrab@ccdoc.org.

 Session Three:  Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language.  As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  Join use to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Virtual Option
Monday, Nov. 28, from 10 to 11 am
To Register Click Here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information, please contact Program Director Elder Ministry Sandra Breakfield  at 704-370-3220 or sandrab@ccdoc.org.

In-Person Option
Monday, Nov, 28, from 2 to 3:30 pm at St. Matthew Catholic Church (New Life Center 239/240/241)
Please register by Wednesday, Nov. 23, by contacting Program Director Elder Ministry Sandra Breakfield  at 704-370-3220 or sandrab@ccdoc.org.