Around the Diocese

Job Opportunities

St. Gabriel Catholic Church has an opening for a communications assistant. Bring your passion for writing and graphic design, your enthusiasm for social media, and your love for Jesus and the Catholic faith to this entry-level position.  As part of the St. Gabriel Communications Department, help invite people into the good news and story of being a disciple of Christ in the parish.  Learn more at https://www.stgabrielchurch.org/jobs.

The Diocese of Charlotte is seeking a full-time auditor and senior accountant. For more information including responsibilities, requirements and how to submit a resume, click here. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 28.

St. Gabriel Catholic School is accepting applications for a maintenance specialist. For more information, please contact Principal Michele Snoke at mjsnoke@stgabrielschool.net or 704-366-2409.

Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools is now hiring After School Assistants for the 2021-2022 school year. The hours are 2:30 to 6 pm, four to five days a week. Perks include no weekend work and summers off. Locations:

St. Matthew Catholic School
St. Ann Catholic School
Holy Trinity Middle School
St. Gabriel Catholic School
Our Lady of the Assumption
St. Mark Catholic School in Huntersville

If interested, contact Ellen Buening at eabuening@rcdoc.org or 704-370-3268.

News

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.

Diocese of Charlotte Office of Family Life Natural Family Planning (NFP) Program is offering courses and promoting events in early 2022.  Visit https://ccdoc.org/en/nfp for more information on English or Spanish NFP, a mini-retreat for teens and parents with international chastity speaker Jason Evert, NFP parish missions, mother-daughter teas, a medical ethics conference and more!

Catholic Charities Elder Ministry is hosting Caregiving From the Heart featuring Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Specialist with Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging, beginning in February 2022. From being named American Heart Month to containing Valentine’s Day, February is synonymous with love and hearts, but February is also home to another day filled with heart, National Caregivers Day.  The third Friday of February is a day to recognize the love and care given by caregivers who are making big differences in the lives of others. As rewarding and fulfilling as caregiving can be, it can also give rise to stress and frustration.  So how can a caregiver find support for themselves and for the one that they are caring for?  Join us to explore ways that we can support caregivers and learn about resources available for the care recipient and caregiver.

 Two Options:

 Option One In-Person Program Schedule

Feb. 9 from 4 to 5 pm at St. Aloysius Catholic Church (921 2nd St. NE, Hickory, NC  28601)
Feb. 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 am at 
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (328-B Woodsway Lane NW, Lenoir, NC  28645)
Feb. 23 from 1 to 2 pm at 
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (728 West Union Street, Morganton, NC  28655)

Option 2  Virtual Program Schedule

Feb. 10 from 2 to 3 pm
To register for the virtual program, click here.

For additional information please contact Program Director Elder Ministry Sandra Breakfield at 704-370-3220 or sandrab@ccdoc.org.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Senior Club invite all seniors 45+ young to join them on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 11 am in the Activity Center for our Valentine’s Day celebration. We will enjoy the music from the Paul Tunno and Joan York duo and dine from an Italian buffet and dessert bar for $12 per person for members or $13 per person nonmembers. Please RSVP by Sunday, Feb. 6, to Betty Smith at 864-517-4557 or bettymurraysmith@gmail.com.  Join us Sunday, April 3, at 3 pm to travel to the Newberry Opera House for the “Rat Pack Concert,” a tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.  The cost of $95 per person includes luxury motorcoach transportation and reserved orchestra seating. Registration and payment are due by Jan. 28. For registration forms contact Peggy at pgibbons1@att.net or 704-588-5870 (leave a message).

The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC is offering a one-night sacred art retreat, Sacred Art Retreat:  Pottery, Pysanky, and Prayer.  Add something unique to your Lent and come to this one-night retreat on March 18-19.  Make your own kiln-fired prayer bowl with personalized prayer stones.  Learn the ancient craft of making pysanky eggs, where the tradition is to pray for the person who will receive your creation as a gift.  Spend some time in prayer in the beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces at the center.  Attendance is limited so register early.  Call 828.327.7441, email info@catholicconferrence.org, or visit https://catholicconference.org/art-retreat. 

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 May 6 to 8 in Hickory, NC and June 24 to 26 in Beaufort, SC. Early sign up is recommended.  Click here for more information or contact us applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org or 704-315-2144.

Converging Roads, an initiative of the St. John Paul II Foundation, will host an online and in-person event, Sexuality & Fertility in Medicine on Saturday, April 2, from 8 am to 6:45 pm at The Cathedral of St. Patrick. For more information and to register, visit https://forlifeandfamily.org/events/cr22-cnc or contact the conference coordinator at CR@forlifeandfamily.org or 832-779-1070.