Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
May 10, 2024

5-10 CC EDITION Regular email

5-10 CC EDITION Regular email

This Week’s Update

Dear Carolina Catholic Media Family,


Happy Ascension and Mother’s Day Weekend!

We have packed a lot into this weekend’s edition.  We hope you enjoy it!


As of today AM1270 WCGC remains on the air as Carolina Catholic Radio.  We are now talking with a prospective buyer who currently owns Catholic Radio stations.  Please pray that these talks bear much fruit and lead to the continuation of Catholic Radio in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area.  


For those of you considering a donation here are some of our largest expenses:


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


Our combined platforms have grown to reach over 4000 souls each week!  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 over 5 years ago (January 31, 2019).


In closing, we are open to whatever God’s plan is for the future of Carolina Catholic Media.  We pray for wisdom, perseverence, perspective and acceptance.  As we recite in the Surrender Novena... “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.


We Are Catholics

 Congratulations to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

The Holy See Press Office has released a Rescript announcing that Pope Francis has decided to co-opt Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle into the Order of Bishops. He now belongs to the highest order of the College of Cardinals, alongside Cardinals Pietro Parolin, Leonardo Sandri, Marc Ouellet, and Fernando Filoni, who were also co-opted into the same order.


As the rescript takes effect today, "the new Cardinal Bishop will have the same status as their colleagues who are titled suburbicarian churches" (Vatican News).

Cardinal Tagle is the first Filipino Cardinal to be elevated to the Order of Cardinal Bishops.


For more information, please visit:



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 Men’s Conference


SJCS Events Calendar

Recently Fr. Kauth and the priests, seminarians, sisters, and faculty of the seminary had the joy of welcoming Bishop-elect Michael Martin, OFM Conv. to prayer, conversation, and a good meal.  


Bishop-elect Martin wanted to spend time with the seminarians in particular and prayed Vespers with them, before heading into a "fireside" chat.  The fathers of the seminary were happy to have our new bishop here and we all join the diocese in prayer for Bishop-elect Martin at this time of transition.


Diocese of Raleigh

On May 10th at 6pm, join the parish community of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church as we accompany Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament from the church to Bond Park for a Eucharistic Revival Night in Sertoma Amphitheater for adoration, praise and worship, and fellowship.

More details -->

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