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The success of our first quarter donations and monthly pledges will determine how long after March 1 we can continue radio operations. Please pray for the success of this ongoing campaign to keep our Digital and Radio Evangelization efforts going and growing in the year ahead.
Aside from the radio station, we are moving forward with our 6 other media platforms to deliver strong 3-Diocese (3-D) coverage of timely news that Carolina Catholics can use! These platforms include:
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Belmont Abbey College senior John Carayiannis (right) took time away from his wrestling season to attend the SEEK24 conference. Jake Burns (left), the FOCUS missionary at the school, invited the recently confirmed Carayiannis to the event.
As we enter 2024, I would like to take this opportunity to offer a reflection on the importance of planning and its spiritual significance as we enjoy a fresh start in the calendar year. What can we change about our own approach to making plans and then following through? READ MORE
Last night we made history at Saint Ann Catholic School! Our inaugural School Leadership Council (SLC) met for the first time. Thank you Dr. Monroe and Jacqui Durrett for your guidance and leadership and thank you to all of these men and women for answering the call to serve our school now and the future.
After 45 rounds of competition, 31 of which our finalist and runner-up battled back and forth, we crowned our champion. Lael (6th grader) is our 2024 HTCMS School Spelling Bee Champion. Evan (8th grader) is our runner-up. Honorable mention to Javi (7th grader) who came in third. Our winner will advance to the MACS Spelling Bee to be held next week. Great job!
The new year is in full swing at the seminary. We will publish our Spring Calendar on our website next week (www.stjcs.org/calendar). One of the highlights from last semester was the reveal of the new altarpiece, which will grace our new chapel once it is built. For now, enjoy the video below which takes you back to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and the moment when the polyptych was revealed.
Catholic Action for Faith and Family is an association of Catholics that strives to uphold and defend Christian values inspired by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The organization works in a legal and peaceful manner in the realm of ideas to promote these values. It aims to provide a network of resources and activities for clergy and laity to inspire them to reach out to others in an active way to defend these values. Catholic Action for Faith and Family's current initiatives include Operation Storm Heaven.
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS
Hello Everyone, Two pivotal events are coming up in January and February regarding Human Trafficking Awareness. Please share this USCCB Newsletter with your outreach ministries, staff, and bulletin contacts. 1. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. 2. February 8 is World Day of Prayer, Reflection, and Action Against Human Trafficking & Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita
Please let us know how we may provide any assistance or resources to you.
Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee
CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage
CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage
Hidden in Plain Sight:
A USCCB/MRS Anti-trafficking Newsletter
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
The Anti-Trafficking section of Migration and Refugee Services hopes you had a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
During the month of January, we highlight National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as preparation for St. Josephine Bakhita's Feast Day (February 8). Through a presidential proclamation in 2010, President Barack Obama declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Every year since, the month is dedicated to bringing awareness, education, and information on how to both identify and prevent this crime. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness and share resources, information, history, and other ideas that will help put an end to human trafficking.
January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which is used to raise awareness and is part of a significant effort to deal with issues around human trafficking. This day is connected to the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign, which aims to increase the understanding among Americans about the issue of human trafficking. Human trafficking is prevalent in communities across the country, is often overlooked and underreported, and affects men, women, and children, people of diverse socioeconomic statuses, ages, and educational backgrounds.
To continue fighting and learning on the issue of human trafficking, we have developed an Anti-Trafficking Calender for 2024, which includes important dates and descriptions pertaining to all issues of human trafficking. More information will be added as it becomes available. To get this calendar check out our new St. Bakhita Page on the Justice for Immigrants Website.