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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

The Natural Family Planning (NFP) program of Catholic Charities is continuing to provide online courses. Our first online course of 2021 begins Jan. 28. Current online courses include Natural Family Planning in English or Spanish, a new course called “Know Your Body” for any woman who wants to understand her menstrual cycle as a vital sign, and a parent/daughter retreat, designed to assist parents to guide their daughters through the changes of puberty and into womanhood.  All courses incorporate Church teaching on feminine dignity.  For more

The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, North Carolina is offering a one-day workshop Saturday, Jan. 23:  Discover the Ancient Practice of Lectio Divina.  The presenter is Judy O’Toole, an experience practitioner and presenter of contemplative practices. The workshop runs from 9 am to 3 pm. The cost of $35 includes all retreat fees, lunch, and access to the beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces around the center.  An additional overnight option is available for those who wish to expand this into a private retreat. For more information or to register, visit or call 828-327-7441.

2021 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends The next weekends are virtual, Feb. 22 to March 15 and April 15 to May 6.  Early registration is recommended.  Click here for more information or contact us or 704-315-2144.

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.