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Job Opportunities

St. Matthew Catholic School is seeking a transitional kindergarten teacher starting in August 2021. The ten-month year job salary is determined by the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS) teacher salary scale. Resume, MACS teacher application, teacher certification and transcripts are required. Submit materials to Kevin O’Herron at 11525 Elm Lane; Charlotte, NC 28277 or kmoherron@stmatthewschool.net. The deadline for application is April 16, 2021.

The Diocesan Office of Development has an opening for a full-time Director of Development for Catholic Schools. The candidate must be a college graduate with a degree in marketing, communications, or related field. Applicants must have at least three years of experience in fundraising and marketing. Extensive fundraising experience may be substituted for a completed undergraduate degree. Responsibilities include working closely with all 19 diocesan Catholic schools and assisting them in developing and carrying out annual school fund development plans including but not limited to annual giving campaigns, major gifts efforts and planned giving activities. Candidate will meet regularly on site with all 19 schools to support and coordinate their fund development efforts. Please submit a cover letter and resume by April 30 to Jim Kelley, Office of Development, jkkelley@charlottediocese.org.

St. Vincent de Paul Preschool is now hiring for lead and assistant teacher positions for the 2021-2022 school year. Lead teachers must have an education background. Experience is preferred for assistant teachers. All positions are part-time, two to five days/week. Please send your resume to: mhcushing@charlottediocese.org or call Mary Helen or Sonya at 704-644-4656.

News

Join Catholic Charities staff and volunteers, Bishop Jugis, clergy, friends, and fellow parishioners from across the Charlotte region on Thursday, April 22, at 6:30 pm  for the virtual 2021 Vineyard of Hope to help our local neighbors who continue to struggle during this very difficult and uncertain time. Out of continued concern for the safety of everyone, this is an online event. To register, visit ccvineyardofhope.org.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Preschool. The program is for children ages two to five, with a theme-based curriculum which incorporates our Catholic Faith through Bible and saint stories, crafts, and visits to the church and chapel. Classes are available 9:30 am to 1 pm, two to five days a week. Schedule tours by contacting Mary Helen or Sonya at 704-644-4656 or mhcushing@charlottediocese.org. Registration forms are available online at www.stvincentdepaulchurch.com/preschool.

MiraVia is searching for a new outreach center. Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, MiraVia will receive $50,000 if an additional $50,000 is raised by Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11. Your gift will double automatically and MiraVia will use 100% of your contribution towards the outreach center. Click here for a flier with more information. To make a donation, visit www.MiraVia.org.

Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools will offer an information session in Spanish on Monday, April 26, at 6 pm via Zoom. Learn about the registration process and how to apply for financial aid. To register, email aahurtado@charlottediocese.org.

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 info@healedandrestored.org. For more information, visit Healed and Restored. 

2021 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends(WWME) Is COVID disrupting your lives? Do not let the stresses destroy your marriage. Join us for a virtual or in-person Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Take a weekend away and gain a richer, fuller married life together. Attend a weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on Aug. 27 to 29 in Hickory, NC and Nov. 5 to 7 in Atlantic Beach, NC. Early sign up is recommended.  Click here for more information or contact us applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org or 704-315-2144.

The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, North Carolina is offering an all-new Art as Spiritual Therapy retreat, Sacred Art Retreat: Making Mosaics, April 16 to 17. Using hands-on activities, skilled presenters will invite you to explore the mosaic of your own life. Assemble your very own cross from personal mementos, offer prayers through the ancient practice of making Pysanky eggs. Plus enjoy our beautiful setting in full springtime bloom and some delicious full-course meals prepared by our own executive chef. For more information, visit www.catholicconference.org/mosaics or email info@catholicconference.org or call 828-327-7441. 

The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, North Carolina is hosting Retreat: The Heart of Mary from May 7 to 9. Spend a weekend deepening your understanding and devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Find out why so many people today seek out Mary for peace, direction and hope, and how she might be able to give the same to you. The retreat is a perfect gift to share with your mother for Mother’s Day. To dovetail with your particular Mother’s Day plans, we have options for one night or two, plus some for commuter sessions and even a separate Mother’s Day Sunday brunch. In addition to powerful talks, you can enjoy our beautiful setting in full springtime bloom and delicious full-course meals prepared by our own executive chef. Visit www.catholicconference.org/mary,  email info@catholicconference.org, or call 828-327-7441 for more information.

St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville, North Carolina will host a women’s conference, Undone: Freedom for the Feminine Heart, June 10 to 12. This event is offered as an in-person event or virtually via livestream. Register online for either experience at www.jpiihealingcenter.org. Scholarships, student and missionary discounts are available. Contact JPIIRetreatHuntervilleNC@gmail.com.

The Diocese of Charlotte Office of Vocations invites all Catholic young men ages 15 to 19 to attend the eighth annual Quo Vadis Days camp from June 14 to 18 at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina! Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you!  You are invited  to spend time with other young men your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life while having fun.  QVD is led by priests and seminarians of the diocese and is supported by the diocesan Office of Vocations. The cost of the camp is $150.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 9. If you are interested, visit www.charlottediocese.org/vocatins/quo-vadis-days or contact Diocesan Promoter of Vocations Father Brian Becker at bjbecker@charlottediocese.org.

The Diocese of Charlotte Office of Vocations invites all Catholic young women ages 15 to 19 to attend the fifth annual Duc In Altum camp from June 21 to 25 at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina!  Do you know where your life is going?  Do you have a desire to grow deeper after the role model of our Lady?  You are invited to spend time with other young women your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life, while having fun and receiving the tools for a strong prayer life. DIA is led by priests and religious of the diocese and is supported by the diocesan Office of Vocations. The cost of the camp is $150. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 16. If you are interested, visit  www.charlottevocations.org, or contact Sister Mary Raphael at 704-370-3402 or mraphael@charlottediocese.org or Lainie Lord at 704-370-3401 or ldlord@charlottediocese.org.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church ACES Senior Club (45+ young) invites you to travel with them to Daveste Vineyard tour and tasting and yacht dinner cruise on May 20; or Charleston, SC (three days and two nights) June 14 to 16; or Boston, MA (six days and five nights) Oct. 3 to 8. For more information and registration forms with payment deadlines, contact Peggy Gibbons at pgibbons1798@gmail.com or 704-588-5870 (leave a message).