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April 21, 2023

Carolina Catholic Newsletter 04/21/23

Carolina Catholic Newsletter 04/21/23
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Carolina Catholic Media

Proclaiming the faith in a digital age
With Local Evangelization built to put the 


back into the secular and contrary messages of our world. 

Bishop Jugis’ announcement of the “new pastoral priorities for the diocese” coincides with our announcement regarding the future of Charlotte’s first Catholic Radio Station AM1270 WCGC.  In reading through Bishop Jugis’ list, I was taken with the fifth priority which is in alignment with our work and the intention of our core initiatives at Carolina Catholic Media …

“Fifth, we must learn to proclaim the faith in a digital age, that we may better evangelize a culture teeming with secular and contrary messages.”


Carolina Catholic 12 Core Initiatives* and Team Leaders

Men’s Ministries – Jason Murphy (The Obligation), Ray Haywood, Bill Snyder (The ReMENant)

Women’s Ministries – Jean Whelan and Kathleen Lewis (Joyful Echo)

Family Relationship Ministries – Carolyn Klika (Abounding Joy) and Sara Daigle (Grace and Grit)

Senior Mentor Ministry – Brion & Patty Blais, Teresa Sanctis

Catholic Schools/Home Schools – Donna Lamparter, Crystal Koury, Tara Hackman, Elizabeth Hadi

High School Media Clubs/College Internship & Community Service Programs

PRO-LIFE Ministries – Dr. Matt Harrison, Mike FitzGerald (C-PLAN), Elizabeth Harris (Sidewalk Advocates)

Human Trafficking Awareness – Kara Griffin (CCDOC), Tammy Harris (The Ursus Institute)

Healed and Restored Ministry – Elza Spaedy

Charlotte Latin Mass Community – Mike FitzGerald; Sensus Fidelium – Steve Cunningham

Parish Community Event Calendar – Pam Cullen, Mabel Harrison

The Clergy Corner “Homily of the Day” and Special Event Speakers led by St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
*We are also in search for a team to lead our Hispanic Programming initiative

At the Charlotte Knights Baseball game last September, Monsignor Winslow stated how “Carolina Catholic Media was bringing the diocese closer together.”  That has been done without the synergy of our 92+ parishes.  Imagine what will happen when as Bishop Jugis has stated “we must learn to proclaim the faith in a digital age, that we may better evangelize a culture teeming with secular and contrary messages.”  The Carolina Catholic Media apostolate IS perfectly positioned to facilitate bringing all our parishes closer together.  This was a primary objective of CCRN when we established our non-profit in the Spring of 2017.
As you look at our progress these past 50 months and what we are planning for you in the months ahead, please keep in mind that the vast majority of this work is done by our largely volunteer staff.  Despite this cost savings we have come to a fork in the road where we can no longer operate Charlotte’s 1st Catholic Radio Station without your immediate financial support. 

We currently need $20,000 to stay solvent through June 30.  As a result, we are working on contingency plans which include shutting the radio station off or selling it while continuing to operate our Mobile App, Website, YouTube Channel, Podcast Channel and eNewsletter digital platforms.  It is with all of this in mind that I am announcing the most important pledge drive in our history.

Carolina Catholic Media – Pentecost Pledge Drive

Now thru Pentecost Sunday May 28

What CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA looks and sounds like will depend on YOU.
The Platform Lineup: What stays, what goes?

Audio - Podcast/App/Website

Video - YouTube/App/Website

Social Media -Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn

eNewsletter - email/social media

Broadcast Radio/Digital Livestream

This pledge drive campaign’s primary objective is to underwrite all our new local programs.
With your support, we will take our LOCAL commitment to a whole new level.
To make this happen, we will need Monthly Tithing and Annual Gift commitments from
our parishes, Ministries, Schools, businesses, families, and individuals in the form of:


Parish Monthly Tithes

Small Parishes $500

Medium Parishes $750

Large Parishes $1000

Program Sponsorships

Zoom: $250 per episode / $1000 per month (4 episodes) *

Studio: $300 per episode / $1200 per month (4 episodes) *

Zoom Audio/Video & Production - $200
In-Studio (per hour) - $50
Social Media/eNewsletter - $50

*All Platform Underwriters
Digital Ads/links on all platforms
$1000 month / $12,000 Annual

Apostolate Benefactors
Mobile App Home Page Co-Sponsor (5 available)
$1500+ month / $18,000+ Annual

Please help us continue the mission and vision of CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA for generations to come. 
Evangelizing The TRUTH of JESUS CHRIST in the Media and our culture is needed now more than ever. 

Will you join us?  We’re counting on you! 

For more information contact:   

David M. Papandrea, OFS
PH/TX: 704.880.0260

Bishop Jugis announces new pastoral priorities for the diocese
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Christ, our hope, has risen. Peace be with you.

Like Thomas in today’s Gospel, surrounded by a world of doubts and uncertainties, we have experienced the Lord in our midst, and proclaim with Easter joy, “My Lord and my God!”

This past year Pope Francis invited us to participate in a global synodal process in which we shared our faith, fears, hopes, and concerns. Although the national Catholic participation rate was only slightly above 1%, the Diocese of Charlotte exceeded the national average. After prayerful discernment and having listened to the lay faithful and the clergy of the diocese, I would like to share with you six pastoral priorities moving forward.

First and foremost, I earnestly desire all to renew and anchor their lives in the Most Holy Eucharist. Busy lives bombarded by distracting and worldly messages can only truly find the peace for which they yearn in the paschal mystery.

Second, while strengthening our communion with Christ, we must in turn allow Him to strengthen the communion within our families and the Church. Unlike the secular world in which we live, the Church cannot allow herself to be fractured by partisanship. The forces that seek to divide are not greater than the Holy Spirit who unites. We must follow Our Lord who prayed at the Last Supper, “that they may be one, as we are one.”

Third, as a family of faith we must inspire the youth to find their home in the Church. Inherently drawn to authenticity, it is our responsibility to speak to the meaning of a true Christian life.

Fourth, in a time of moral confusion, we must inspire lives of personal holiness highlighting the beauty of chaste love.

Fifth, we must learn to proclaim the faith in a digital age, that we may better evangelize a culture teeming with secular and contrary messages.

Sixth, we must meet the challenges of an ever-growing diocese. In just 50 years the Diocese of Charlotte has grown from 34,000 Catholics in 75 parishes to more than 500,000 Catholics in 92 parishes and missions spread across 46 counties.

As a diocesan family, relying upon the grace and mercy of God, I ask for your help as I shepherd the diocese to meet the challenges of our day. Finally, I entrust these pastoral priorities to the maternal care of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God, our diocesan patroness.

May the peace and joy of Easter be with you all.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis
Bishop of Charlotte
April 16, 2023


“Do not abandon yourselves to despair.

We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.”

~ Saint Pope John Paul II



Happy Easter! He is Risen!


Transmitting faith:  AM1270 Catholic Radio Charlotte celebrates four years on the airwaves

CNH feature article spreads the word of the good works being done by this media apostolate  

Click Here for Article!

Please watch this important 2 minute video message on the future of
Carolina Catholic Media and how you can get involved in the apostolate!



Carolina Catholic Apostolate Prayer


Heavenly Father, guide the Carolina Catholic Media apostolate through its mission to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people.


Inspire local programming that proclaims the Word of God and the New Evangelization in a manner worthy of bringing our diocesan faith community together in a true Spirit of fellowship and communion.


Encourage all Carolina Catholic listeners and viewers to step closer to the guiding graces found by living out the Sacramental life of our One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.


Lead us to humbly and intentionally answer Your call to share the body of Christ with all generations of Catholics. Bless and keep this ministry on the path of Your Glory.


We ask these things through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God the Word eternal. Amen.


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