Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
Feb. 2, 2024

Catholic Schools Week Highlights

Catholic Schools Week Highlights
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With Ash Wednesday less than 2 weeks away we are in tremendous need of monthly tithing to help keep Charlotte’s first Catholic Radio Station AM1270 WCGC on the air through the Lent and Easter seasons. 

We continue to cut our monthly expenses to meet the level of annual donations and monthly pledges will allow us to pay our creditors and continue operating the radio station on a bare bone budget. 

Please pray for the success of this ongoing campaign to keep our Digital and Radio Evangelization efforts alive.
Aside from the radio station, we continue to move forward developing our 6 other media platforms to deliver strong
3-Diocese (3-D) coverage of timely news that Carolina Catholics can use! 
These platforms include:

Carolina Catholic Weekly eNewsletter

Carolina Catholic Mobile App

Carolina Catholic YouTube Channel

Facebook/I-Gram/X-Twitter/LinkedIn Social Media website

Internet Streaming/Podcast & Video Library

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Pray The Holy Rosary Daily

February 2 ----- Feast of the PRESENTATION OF THE LORD.
Also known as CANDLEMAS, this feast commemorates three distinct but related historical events in the life of the HOLY FAMILY.

It marks the day when MARY AND JOSEPH brought Baby JESUS to the Temple in Jerusalem, exactly 40 days after His birth.

This day also commemorates the PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.  This feast is known by the title Candlemas because of the words of Saint Simeon when he met the Child Jesus in the temple:


JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, The Messiah Who has come not just for the Jew but the gentile; not just the righteous, but the sinner.

February 14 ----- is ASH WEDNESDAY
The beginning of LENT, beginning of our journey of return to God.

The Call of Catholic Schools to Open the Child’s Path to God

National Catholic Register

Catholic Schools See Resurgence of Classical Education

COMMENTARY: A robust renewal of Catholic education in our country is under way.
National Catholic Register

Dallas Jenkins - THE CHOSEN

Season 4 is better with a crowd. Trust me. See you this weekend...
Episodes 1-3 now playing in a theatre near you.

The Catholic Telegraph

Christians’ Testimony In Gaza A ‘True Miracle’ Amid Nonstop War, Says Holy Land Custos

OSV news

Israel, Under Pressure to Scale Back Intensity of War, Pulls Thousands of Troops From Gaza

Decision shows how Israel feels beholden to international pressure to be more surgical in its operations

Wall Street Journal

Purging clergy from Nicaragua creates a startling spiritual vacuum

OSV news

Is the persecution in Nigeria a Christian genocide? This bishop says ‘yes’

Catholic News Agency


                                               National Catholic Register                                    

The crowd at the March for Life walks up Capitol Hill on Jan. 20, 2023.
2024’s March for Life Events From Coast to Coast: ‘Proclaiming the Gift of Human Dignity’

‘Until a culture of life is restored in the United States of America …’

National Catholic Register

At March For Life, Pro-Life Leaders Express Cautious Optimism About 2024 Elections

OSV news

“Worth Dying For”The Catholic Men’s Conference of the Carolinas encourages men of goodwill to join together in a diocese-wide 9 Day Novena to St. Joseph, starting on February 2nd, and ending on February 10th, the day of the conference.  We will conclude and pray Day 9 of the novena, along with our Men’s Conference prayer intent, together at the conference. 
Novena to St. Joseph Men’s Conference Prayer Intention The building up of a band of brothers committed to intentionally placing the Deposit of Faith, and all that it shares,
into the hearts and wills of our families, communities, and ultimately future generations of Catholics.This novena to St. Joseph was created for the Universal Church and first celebrated in 2020, the year of St. Joseph.
Each day gracefully reflects on a particular title given to St. Joseph.St. Joseph most just pray for us, Amen.
Please share the photos below, suggesting that people save them to their phones for easy reference towards
saying the novena each day.
Here is the direct link to the novena on the website. Please consider to include it.
St. Joseph Novena

Catherine's House

Please join us in welcoming Tammy Harris as our new Development Director at Catherine's House! Tammy has been working with nonprofits in some capacity for most of her adult life. She earned her BS in Marketing from Penn State University and also holds a Master's in Education. Tammy has worked in the realm of anti-human trafficking for about a decade and has been blessed to participate in international rescue operations to free 100s of women from slavery. She has also acted as a subject matter expert for the Concerned Women of America of North Carolina and the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission.

Tammy has two adult children, a son Zach, who is 24, and a daughter, Taylor, who is 22. She also has 7, (yes, seven) fur babies (4 cats and 3 dogs- one of whom is named after her favorite saint, St. Joan of Arc, "Joanie"). Tammy enjoys fixing up her home, antique shopping, as well as swimming in her free time. She also hasn't met a cheesecake that she doesn't like yet:)

Tammy is excited to bring her experience in fundraising, donor development, and events as well as her understanding of homelessness and trauma-informed care to Catherine's House.

"Act, and God will act." -St. Joan of Arc
Diocese of Charlotte

Catholic Schools Week 2024 kicks off 50th year

Catholic News Herald

Diocese of Raleigh

Does the distance between you seem wide? Are you already separated? Looking for a better way?  Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy, and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. Retrouvaille is Christian-based and Catholic, but welcomes couples of all faiths as well as non-religious couples.Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track.  For more information about our upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend program in Raleigh on March 8-10, 2024 visit the following link:

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

As we begin this #CatholicSchoolsWeek, we pray for all our religious and lay teachers, administrators, principals, parents, and students that they may be filled with God's wisdom, knowledge, and grace.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

EN: Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS, celebrated Mass with the students at St. Thomas More USC on Jan. 21, and then joined them for dinner and fellowship!

ES: El obispo Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS, celebró Misa con los estudiantes de St. Thomas More-USC el 21 de enero y luego se unió a ellos para una cena y compañerismo.

2024 Diocesan Eucharistic Congress

April 6, 2024

Columbia Convention Center, Columbia, SC

Our diocesan Eucharistic Conference planning is underway.
Join us April 6, 2024, in Columbia for music, speakers,
Eucharistic Procession, Adoration and so much more!

Diocese of Charleston Facebook Page 

Carolina Catholic Media

Facebook Page

Parish/School/Ministry highlights across the Carolinas! 


Catholic schools near capacity as enrollment deadlines approach

Catholic News Herald

Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Schools

Alumni Johnny O'Boyle (CCHS ‘09) spoke at @cchscougarnews about his time at Charlotte Catholic High School and then serving in the military where he began to grow deeper in his faith. He shared the importance of leaning on your faith during hard times and that there are so many ways to serve even beyond the military — by serving your community and giving back to those around you. 💪🏼
Always grateful for our alumni community who will always be a part of our Catholic School family! 🫶🏻🙏🏼

Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School

On Tuesday of Catholic School Week, HTCMS celebrated our nation. All students made "Cards 4 Troops" during social studies classes for military members at Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune. This special day coincided with our virtue of the week - PATRIOTISM! We continue to play bingo each morning. Our Student Council members "call" the numbers over our PA system.

Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Schools 
is at 
Christ the King Catholic High School

 Huntersville, NC  · 

Once a Crusader, always a crusader!❤️⚽️ Nick O’Bryant is trading one crusader jersey for another, and today surrounded by his family and friends proudly signed with @abbeyathletics to play men’s soccer in the Fall! Nick will join other seniors in the Fall who choose to continue their education at a Catholic college. We are blessed to have @belmontabbey right here in NC, as an option for students who want to continue their education at a Catholic college!  Congratulations Nick, we cannot wait to follow your athletic career at Belmont Abbey College, go Crusaders! ❤️🤍

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School

Today, as part of Catholic Schools Week, we are celebrating Vocation Day! Parents came out to talk to students about their jobs and careers. Thank you to everyone that took time out of their day to come speak to our students!
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

Today we gathered as a school community to give thanks for the many blessings of Catholic education.
Thank you to Fr. Brock, Fr. Carter, and Deacon Mark Mejias of Holy Cross Catholic Church, for celebrating Mass for us today.
#faith #community #catholicschoolsweek #CSW2024

Canongate Catholic High School

This is Catholic Schools Week! Monday of Catholic Schools Week focuses on community service. Our students donated several items to Open Arms Pregnancy Center in Hendersonville, including diapers, wipes and handmade baby quilts! The quilts were fashioned by our students last spring in Mrs. Dellinger's Fiber Arts class. Students also received a tour of the facility, including the sonogram room where expectant mothers get to see images of their preborn children.


The Seminary Schola, led by Magister Capellae Andrew Mahon, visited #St Bernadette Catholic Church in Linville recently.  Thank you Fr Christopher Bond, pastor at St Bernadette, for inviting the seminarians to your parish.

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“And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,

and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
Luke 9:23


Make Lent 2024 different this year!


 This year’s conference is the Saturday before Ash Wednesday!


Get ready at the Catholic Men’s Conference of the Carolinas!

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