Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
May 10, 2022

Carolina Catholic News 5/10/22

Carolina Catholic Media Network is a 501c3 apostolate whose mission is to communicate the Truth of Jesus Christ through 7 audio/video media platforms that inform, inspire, and enrich the life of our listeners/viewers. We are excited to offer opportunities for parishes, ministries, businesses and families to get involved and help support our mission.  For more information please contact me directly at or 704.880.0260.  Catch the Spirit!  Come join us as we evangelize the Truth of Jesus Christ and our Catholic Faith across the Carolinas!  

In the Spirit of Christ,

David M. Papandrea, OFS

First Communicants this May

               St. Mark Church                                St. Patrick Cathedral
          St. Mark Church                                       Holy Cross Church
St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity of Secular Francian Order will celebrate the Rite of Profession ceremony (Permanent commitment) of Alicia Munson and Jerome Wagner at St. Mark Catholic church on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. 
St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity was established in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 29, 1989, under the Rule of Secular Francian Order. The fraternity is one of 33 local fraternities of The Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis Region, which are located in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  
 These Franciscans strive daily to live a Gospel life and follow Jesus in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. They are called by the profession to let the Gospel values guide the way they perceive, interpret, and interact with the world.  
In the celebration of the Eucharist, Alicia Munson and Jerome Wagner are going to make their profession of the Gosper life in the Secular Franciscan Order. The Celebrants are the Spiritual Assistant, Fr. Steve Hoyt and the former Spiritual Assistant, Msgr. Richard Bellow.  

Do you want to know more about Secular Franciscan Order, or if you feel you may be called to a Secular Franciscan vocation?  Please reach out to the minister, JC Liu at

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Weekly Programming

Spotlight Program:  JOYFUL ECHO

Easter Series on HOPE“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope”(1 Peter 3:15)
St. Peter’s words are truly convicting and especially appropriate during the Easter Season, when the Church sets aside 50 days to reflect on the wonder and hope of the resurrection of Our Lord! Is your hope recognizable? In other words, are you living in a way that would prompt someone to ask you “for a reason for your hope?” Have you considered the “reason for your hope?” Would you be willing to share that reason with “anyone who asks?”
Spend the Easter Season with Joyful Echo, and join in the conversation about HOPE! Jean and Kathleen welcome some special guests, who share their reasons for hope. Local guests are Mrs. Mary Stapleton, bringing hope to those experiencing addiction and recovery within marriage, and seminarian Christian Goduti, who discusses his hope in the Lord through a masculine lens of young adulthood and discernment. Author of the popular and award-winning book, “Jesus Approaches,” Liz Kelly opens up with Jean and Kathleen about her life of hope lived alongside the realities of multiple sclerosis and divorce. Liz’s experiences of teaching, writing, speaking, and studying spiritual direction provide so much insight that two episodes of Joyful Echo with her will still leave you wishing to hear more from her about the Lord. Of course, what series on hope would be complete without reflecting on Our Blessed Mother. Marian consecration is a powerful act of hope in the Lord and the Father’s will, revealed and embodied in Mary.
Joyful Echo airs on Wednesdays at 5pm.  You can listen anytime On-Demand and download episodes at Archive episodes will air after Pentecost while Jean and Kathleen enjoy the summer months with their families.