|Hello Carolina Catholic Family.
Welcome to the beautiful season of Advent and the start of the Catholic Church’s new liturgical year!
This month I would like to share some of the plans we’re developing for 2022. It is an ambitious plan but one we believe will help bring Carolina Catholics closer together as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Charlotte.
Our mission and vision will continue to be driven by our commitment to showcase everything that’s going on across our amazing Carolina Catholic Community. Three of the unique advantages of Carolina Catholic Media are our ability to share events that are coming up before they happen, broadcasting events when they happen, and to provide encore on-demand programs that you can listen to after they happen.
One of our Project 22 core initiatives is the development of a comprehensive plan for our young people to engage into the communication capabilities of our 6 Carolina Catholic Media platforms. This will include custom programs for our elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and home schools. It will culminate on the college level with extra-curricular club activities and accredited internships at Belmont Abbey College. The final component is to integrate intentional religious and secular vocation awareness with our St. Joseph College Seminary, our religious sisters and our local Franciscan, Dominican, and Carmelite Orders.
Another project we're planning is the creation of a one stop Carolina Catholic Business Directory. The purpose is to provide you with an easy reference guide sorted by business category. If you are a Catholic Business Owner or Manager, you will be able to purchase a sponsorship for your business to participate. Please contact me for more information.
As you think about your year-end giving, please keep us in prayerful consideration. You’re always welcome to contact me with your ideas, questions, and suggestions. Together we can make an amazing impact as we Evangelize the Truth of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church across the Carolinas!
Peace and all good.
David M. Papandrea, OFS
Carolina Catholic Media Network