Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
May 18, 2023

Holy Spirit Novena for Carolina Catholic begins Saturday

Holy Spirit Novena for Carolina Catholic begins Saturday
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Dear Friends of the Carolina Catholic Media Apostolate.

Soon we will be celebrating Pentecost Sunday.  I am inviting you to pray a Novena to the Holy Spirit for the future of Carolina Catholic Media and Catholic Radio in Charlotte. 

After we finish the Novena, it is our prayer and our hope that we can find a way to keep saving souls through WCGC AM, as a station inspired by Mother Angelica and EWTN.    

Novena to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, third Person of the Blessed Trinity, Spirit of truth, love and holiness, proceeding from the Father and the Son, and equal to Them in all things, I adore You and love You with all my heart.

Dearest Holy Spirit, confiding in your deep, personal love for me,
I am making this novena for the following request, if it should be
Your holy Will to grant it: that we have wisdom and that we find working solutions for the future of WCGC, for we know the value
of a single soul reached by this station is beyond our grasp and we thank you for hearing our prayer. 

Teach me, Divine Spirit, to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me true contrition and patience. Do not let me fall into sin. Give me an increase of faith, hope, and charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state of life.

Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus and an obedient child of the Church. Give me efficacious grace sufficient to keep the commandments and to receive the sacraments worthily. Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, Your Seven Gifts, Your Twelve Fruits. Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which You have called me and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Thank you for praying with us.  Please invite your Circle of Family and Friends to join us!  We will start the Novena on Friday May 19 and conclude on Saturday May 27.  

Prayerfully yours in Christ,

David Papandrea, OFS
PH/TX: 704.880.0260

"I listen to your station everyday at work while I’m driving my van so I felt that it’s only fair to pay a little bit to help keep your wonderful station operating. Thank You very much for all you do,"

Ellery in Clover, SC

Please show your support and help us during our
Pentecost Pledge Drive now through May 28.


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

 back into the secular and contrary messages of our world. 

Carolina Catholic 12 Core Initiatives* and Team Leaders

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

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

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


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 $10,000 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 depends on YOUR support

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

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Carolina Catholic Program Highlights

Catholic Men's Conference Of The Carolinas - On Demand Episodes

New episode
"Why I'm not a Feminist" 
available now on AM1270, Podcast and YouTube Channels 

First episode of series 

We are pleased to announce our newest podcast/video...
GRACE & GRIT with Sara Daigle and special guest host, Carolyn Klika (Abounding Joy Ministry).  The Grace and Grit podcast will flow with candid discussions on topics that are easy to avoid.  Anything from "Why I'm not a Feminist" to "Finding Life after Crisis". We're so happy you're here! 

Find out more on Sara's website @ and click on the contact icon if you'd like a one-on-one conversation with her. You'll also find Sara on Instagram and Facebook. 

Check out Sara and Carolyn's pilot program below in Carolina Catholic Showcase!

Clergy Corner / From the Rooftop

From The Rooftop Episode #24
Reflections On The Kingdom of God and The Holy Rosary

Msgr. Winslow and Fr. Kauth reflect on the fullness of the Kingdom of God as experienced through the mysteries of the Holy Rosary and the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Featured Homilies this month include:

PRESCRIPTION: LIFE with Dr. Matthew Harrison

In this latest episode of "Prescription Life" with Dr. Matthew Harrison, Dr. Harrison speaks with Tracy Winsor, the co-founder and Administrative Coordinator of "Be Not Afraid," a beautiful ministry headquartered right here in North Carolina that provides tangible and loving support to parents whose unborn children receive difficult diagnoses and who still commit to carrying their children to term. After starting in western North Carolina, "Be Not Afraid" is now a national ministry serving families in all 50 states.


THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy

Make sure to catch the latest edition of The Obligation when Jason sits down with US Marines Daniel Vu of Traditional Catholic Men and Joe Simmers of Queen of Martyrs Templars.  In this impromptu interview made possible due to The Martyr's Walk Beta test this week in Charlotte that the men were both in town for, the guys discuss their life in the Marine Corps, the feminization of men in our church and world and the need for men of action.  Talk is cheap and it is time for men to stand up and once again start leading their families first and foremost in prayer, sacrifice and example.  Daniel and Joe will join a select group of men from across the county to test out  The Martyrs' Walk program which will host its first event from August 24 to 26 in the Charlotte Area.  The program is a Catholic Men's Bootcamp which combines the elements of a military bootcamp along with the principals and foundation of the Ignatian Retreat Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola which include Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell.  You don't want to miss this one!   IG: @tradcatmen IG: @queen_of_martyrs_templars IG: @jsimm2010 IG: @themartyrswalk

JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

"Chaplet of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit"
 Jean and Kathleen are joined by Father Matthew Buettner of St. Joseph College Seminary and Whitney Hetzel from the Catholic Company. Father Buettner shares the inspiration behind the new Chaplet of th...

​SENSUS FIDELIUM with Steve Cunningham

The War of the Antichrist w/ Joshua Charles I recently did an interview with Joshua Charles on a book he was able to get republished by Msgr Dillon that Leo XIII approved and promoted on the evils of freemasonry. Here are a few clips from that interview"

FAITH AND SPORT with Dr. John Acquaviva

Join John Acquaviva along with co-host Ed Billick as they address their Hit or Miss of the Week, as well as other topics involving morality, ethics and character as they relate to sport.  Special guest will be Dr Chad Carlson, professor of kinesiology and co-host of the podcast Sport Faith Life.

Parish & School Life

St. Mark Parish
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Matthew Parish
Celebration Highlights

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!

Upcoming Events


May 23rd, 35th Annual “Spring Fling” with St. Matthews and the Diocese of
Charlotte Catholic Charities Elder Ministry. The first one at the church. The second
one at the Catholic Conference Center.  Lunch, activities, and line dancing.

June 12 – 16 St Gabriel Vacation Bible School for grades 1-5. Games, skits and Bible
stories. Free for parents who volunteer. Scholarships available.

Quo Vadis – “Where Are You Going” a special retreat for young men 15 to 19 years at
Belmont Abbey from June 12th – 16th. Learn more about the priesthood and discern
God’s calling in ones life.

June 25 - 30th Totus Tuus Summer camp for children and teens at St. Patrick
Cathedral. Grades 1-6, Monday thru Friday, 9:00-2:30 and Grades 7-12 Sunday thru
Thursday 7-9PM. Mass, games, and lots of fun.

July 17-21, Cathedral of St Patrick Annual Summer Choir Camp for Rising grades 2
thru 8, boys and girls. Singing for daily Mass, crafts, and music history. Those
particicpating will sing for the Diocesan Eucharistic Conference Holy Hour on
September 9th. Registration required.

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Holy Hour for Life at St. Eugene Catholic Church, Asheville
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10AM, Culvern St, Asheville, NC 28804

The Asheville chapter of Sidewalk Advocates for Life (SAFL) is sponsoring an hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, with Rosary and Benediction, followed at 11 AM by a discussion of the mission and ministry of SAFL of Asheville (with snacks). At noon, attendees will be invited to proceed to Planned Parenthood in Asheville for an hour of peaceful prayer and observation of Sidewalk Advocates doing loving outreach. This is a great way to make a life-affirming impact for LIFE.  For more information, contact: Elizabeth or Leigh at
    Saturday, June 3rd
     8:30am -2:30pm
   St. Matthew Church Banquet Room

Christ Renews His Parish is sponsoring the six-hour adult retreat open to all.
Trust in Him is led by Christ Renews His Parish alum, Carolyn Klika, and her Abounding Joy Ministry.

The focus of Trust in Him is to identify and release our fears and worries to the Lord and draw closer to Him in deeper reliance and trust. This event offers you a safe, peaceful time to connect more deeply with Christ and lay your cares at His feet.
·What worries and fears are you carrying in your heart?
·Can you really trust God when trials loom?
·What does God have to say to you about the worries you carry, through Scripture, the Saints and directly to your heart? 
·How can you overcome the obstacles in your life that lead you to worry?

Join us for this time of fellowship and spiritual renewal. It's interactive and a rare opportunity to “be still” for a bit with God. Plus…
  Listen ~ Share ~ Learn ~ Think ~ Pray ~ Smile ~ Laugh and of course, Eat! 😊

Light breakfast and Lunch will be served.
Retreat cost is $20.
Join us and invite a friend!  
Click here to register
This summer at St. Mark, from preschool to high school,
there’s something for every age!
Sign up your child for the Little Way Preschool Summer Camp now!
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Ascension Thursday Latin Masses – Thursday May 18
Although not a holy day of obligation in our metropolitan archdiocese, Ascension Thursday May 18 is indeed celebrated in the Traditional Latin Mass calendar on its actual date (40th day of Easter) and it’s a wonderful gift to be able to attend Latin Mass this day. The following parishes have announced Traditional Latin Masses on Ascension Thursday:
1.    9:30am – St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country, Boone, NC (2 hours northwest of Charlotte)
2.    6:30pm – Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro, NC (1.5 hours north of Charlotte)
3.    6:30pm – Our Lady of the Lake, Chapin, SC (1.5 hours south of Charlotte)
4.    7pm – St. Ann
5.    7pm – St. Thomas Aquinas
6.    7pm – Prince of Peace, Taylors, SC (2 hours southwest of Charlotte)

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