Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
May 3, 2024



This Week’s Update

Dear Carolina Catholic Media Family,


Welcome to Mother Mary’s Month of May!  

As of today AM1270 WCGC remains on the air as Carolina Catholic Radio.  We continue negotiations with a prospective buyer for the radio station but nothing has been finalized.  


For those of you considering a donation please consider the following expenses:


Going forward we remain committed to operate our 6 digital platforms which include:


Our combined platforms have grown to reach over 4000 souls!  Most of our followers are in the 3 dioceses of the Carolinas.  I am always touched to see how many local Catholics open their newsletters when it’s released every Friday at 4am.  Many of the early risers are from our clergy.  Overall, I receive regular feedback of how much you all enjoy the wide variety of topical stories, calendar of events, prayers, learning and “Did You Know?” refreshers of our rich Roman Catholic Faith.    


If your faith has been touched by something you’ve experienced on one of the Carolina Catholic platforms, please consider a monthly donation to help us keep the lights on and continue what we started on January 31, 2019.


In closing, whatever God’s plan is for the future of Carolina Catholic Media, I continue to lean on this year’s Hallow Lent - Pray 40 Challenge for perseverence, perspective and acceptance... “Oh Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.”


In the peace of Christ,


David M. Papandrea, OFS



Pray The Holy Rosary Daily 

~~~ HAIL, HOLY QUEEN --- (The Salve Regina) ~~~

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry,  poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most Gracious Advocate, Thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the Blessed Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.


Portraits of Saints

Saint Joseph

Feast days: March 19,  May 1

Patronage: The Catholic Church, unborn children, fathers, purity, immigrants, workers, against doubt and hesitation and a happy death  


Because Saint Joseph was the representative of our Heavenly Father on earth, because he acted as Christ's father in His life on earth, he is the divinely appointed head of the Holy Family. The Holy Family; of Saint Joseph, The Blessed Mother and the Son of God is the beginning and the model for the great Family of God, His Church here on earth. In this way, Saint Joseph is a father to all of us.


Office of Family Life - Diocese of Charlotte

March to support LIFE in Raleigh May 18!  Register NOW!  Early bird pricing is available through the end of the day May 1!


Catholic News Herald

Nigerian archbishop visits Diocese of Charlotte


Catholic Men’s Conference


Diocese of Raleigh

Some moments from St. Luke the Evangelist Confirmation with the Bishop last weekend.  To the newly confirmed: May the Holy Spirit continue to guide and strengthen you, empowering you to boldly proclaim your faith and share God's love.


Diocese of Raleigh

This year the Diocese of Raleigh begins a celebration marking the 200th SEARCH for Christian Maturity retreat held in the Diocese of Raleigh since 1976.

The day-long celebration will be held at Short Journey Center in Smithfield. The celebration incorporates a reunion of past Searchers, lunch, open-mic, other surprises, and a closing mass.

Join to reconnect and fellowship with others from around the diocese on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 12:00PM to 6:30PM. This event will be at Short Journey Center 2323 Cleveland Road, Smithfield.

Please RSVP by filling out one form per person and before June 10, 2024.
For more information contact: Monique Wertis

Register here --> 


Diocese of Raleigh Office of Vocations

Get ready to tee off for a great cause! The Fr. Tighe Golf Event is just 3 weeks away and the excitement is building!

Secure your spot to play alongside fellow golf enthusiasts, while supporting a meaningful cause. Player spots are filling up fast, so grab yours before they're gone!

But that's not all!

Want to showcase your business or show your support? Hole sponsorships & advertising opportunities are available, offering fantastic visibility and the chance to make a difference.


Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

This July, up to 80,000 people will gather in Indianapolis for the National Eucharistic Congress. As part of this event, there is a national pilgrimage from "four corners" of the country that will converge on the Congress. This pilgrimage symbolizes unity and highlights the essence of eucharistic communion within the Church in the U.S. Learn more in this edition of The Catholic Miscellany:


Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

On Sunday, April 21, Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS, joined Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, principal celebrant, for a Haitian Mass for the tri-state area. Click here to watch the recording of the Mass:

Click here to watch the bishop's interview:

Courtesy of Archdiocese of New York


Diocese of Charleston

Diocesan Eucharistic Congress Recap

What a wonderful turnout at the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress held in Columbia this past weekend! Nearly 2,000 Catholics gathered for a Eucharistic procession through downtown, followed by Mass, keynote speakers like Dr. Edward Sri plus adoration.

We hope all who attended truly encountered the Lord.

Relive the key events by watching the replay here

#DiocesanEucharisticCongress #EucharisticRevival



Catholic Accountability Project - April 2024


Kara Griffin

Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee

CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage 

CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage

For upcoming events and social media posts go to the 

CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Facebook Group


April Monthly Member Newsletter 

Every April, we are called to a new recommitment for a world where every person has the right to live without violence and fear.

In our journey towards healing and justice, it’s crucial to remember that sexual assault affects individuals from all walks of life - regardless of age, gender, race, or background. It’s a stark reminder of the challenges we face but also a call to action for each of us to play a part in creating safer environments for everyone.

This month, find a way to help survivors, educate others, and advocate for changes that will save the vulnerable. That could mean going to a workshop, talking to your friends and family, or wearing a ribbon on your lapel. What you do can make a difference and give hope.

While the Alliance works throughout every month of the year to provide resources, support, and educational efforts, April offers another appropriate time to really highlight those efforts.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to this cause. Together, we can make a difference.

Warmest regards,

Katie Boller Gosewisch

Executive Director, AEHT



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