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Sept. 22, 2023

Parish/School News and Events across the Carolinas

Parish/School News and Events across the Carolinas
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Charlotte Eucharistic Congress goers encouraged to attend national event

Bishop urges spiritual renewal for thousands at Eucharistic Congress

Faithful celebrate Jesus in the Eucharist in joyous procession

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More Parish/School News and Events from across the Carolinas! 
Here's a sample of what you'll find...
A look into our first month of school here at Saint Michael… 👀
We are beyond grateful for the prayers and support we have received this 2023/2024 school year!  Please continue to pray for our students, families, and staff as they enter into a new season (fall) and transition into the second month of school! 🍂
Year 2 of our Feast of St. Gabriel celebration: A Resounding Success! 
Huge thanks to our dedicated volunteers for making it an incredible day.
It was wonderful to see familiar faces and welcome new friends into our church family.
What a spirit of hospitality and welcome!
And the music? Simply WOW.  Thanks to The Gabrielites!
This was a blast, thanks to you all. Let's keep this tradition going!
2nd-grade science fun! In this experiment students learned how matter changes…
liquid turned into gas to blow up a balloon. #stmattwildcats #educatingsaintsandscholars #STEM #scienceisfun

MiraVia at 10: Pro-Life Effort Helps College-Age Moms and Their Children Flourish

Catholic actor Jim Caviezel to join celebration of residential endeavor’s decade milestone.


SueAnn Howell - Features - September 12, 2023

Pictured Above:  MiraVia mom Kathleen Reitmeyer is shown with son Oliver at Belmont Abbey College graduation and at the homey residence, which features comfortable rooms for moms and their children. Benedictine Abbot Placid Solari is also shown holding a MiraVia baby.
(photo: Courtesy of MiraVia; top right picture by Korynn Green)



Please join us for Solemn Vespers at St. Ann, Sunday, September 24 at 5 p.m. 

We are looking forward to praying with you.  The Divine Office is a great way to sanctify the day by continual praise of God and to pray for the needs of others in our diocese and around the world.  Due to many parish visits this fall, we only have three Solemn Vespers on the seminary calendar before Christmas, click here to review. 

I am looking forward to seeing you at Vespers - spread the word.
In Domino,

Fr. Matthew Kauth 
54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation 


How Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows Changed My Life: 6 Ways I Experience Her Powerful Intercession

Our Sorrowful Mother never breaks her promises.


Obedient to Death: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

“Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.” —St. Rose of Lima


O JESUS, THROUGH THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your SACRED HEART: the Salvation of souls, Reparation for sins, the Reunion of all Christians;I offer them for the Intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Pray The Holy Rosary Daily


New pro-life group prepares to administer Kansas’ $2 million abortion-alternative program


Pope Francis laments when ‘ideology replaces faith’ in segment of U.S. Catholics


Lt. Col. Bill Fountain's Speech to CMS school board..."don't overload teachers"

Schools have become the social net of last resort.  Unfortunately, this places
additional burdens on already overloaded teachers.  Let's let teachers focus on teaching their content.

Lt. Col. Bill Fountain's 9/11 Speech for Flags of Remembrance Ceremony in Charlotte, NC is a lay-led movement of committed Catholics who are passionate about living out the truths proclaimed by Christ and His Church in the modern world. We are joined in this mission by many individuals of other faith traditions (and no faith tradition) because the common good we seek is universal to all men and women of good will.  

For more information, please use this link.  

Trump Promises to Pardon Lauren Handy and Her Co-Defendants
Carolina Catholic Media is pleased to announce our newest podcast/video...
GRACE & GRIT with Sara Daigle and new special guest host, Jessica Collazo.
Jessica is a Chicago native with a heart that beats for Jesus. Her passion is to challenge women to think differently, gain a new perspective and live confidently. Because she knows, it’s possible. Jessica is the senior manager of operations at Proverbs 31 Ministries who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Jerry, two sons and dog, Sawyer. 
Grace and Grit #6 Effective, Honest Communication
Shutting down or becoming abrasive with our words in the name of honesty—there’s a better way! What if we could wake another’s desire to hear us rather than close up Let's talk about how and when to speak when we're upset or another is upset with us....

Find out more on Sara's website @
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. 


Fr. Matthew Codd, Pastor
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Charlotte NC



JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

Season 4 - Episodes 1,2,3 Available NOW
View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Seasons 1-3 Here!

THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Listen to all episodes of THE OBLIGATION Here!

Healed and Restored

Transforming Young Women's Lives: One Heart at a Time

Latest Newsletter

You'll find all of Elza Spaedy's 'Healed and Restored' podcasts 
available HERE On-Demand.  


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!
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, C-PLAN and the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation presents:
Evolution and the Culture of Death
Unmasking the Roots of Today’s Abortion and Transgender Movements

A special 2-day seminar
September 29-30
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (Aquinas Hall)
1400 Suther Road, Charlotte
Friday September 30
Seminar 7-9pm

Saturday September 30
Seminar 9am-4:30pm (10am Mass – English)


See me in Greenville, South Carolina
Oct. 13-14, 2023

11th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference

Greenville Convention Center
1 Exposition Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607

(864) 354-7160

    Cherished: A retreat for those in a season of infertility

    Infertility is a heavy burden most couples don’t expect to carry. It can affect your marriage, your relationship with family and friends, and your relationship with God. Infertility often feels like a long and lonely path. But you are not alone. Wherever you are on the path of infertility, or in the experience of pregnancy loss, there is a community here, built on faith in Christ and His good plan of fruitfulness for each one of us. 


    St. Gabriel Catholic Church and Springs in the Desert are grateful to partner in supporting couples carrying the cross of infertility.  Come with your spouse or on your own to be supported, hear inspiring reflections from the Springs in the Desert team, receive practical suggestions for strengthening your relationship with God and your spouse, and experience friendship with others on this same path. The retreat will include time for prayer in Adoration and an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and attend the Vigil Mass. It is an honor to walk with you.

    Saturday, October 21
    8:30 am - 4:15 pm
    at St. Gabriel Catholic Church

    3016 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

    Come with your spouse or on your own

    $50/couple or $25/individual
    Includes light breakfast and lunch

    8:30 am:  Check in - 1st floor of the Ministry Center (the building along Providence Rd.)
    9:00 am:  Mass in the church
    9:30 am:  Program begins
    4:15 pm:  Program concludes
    5:00 pm:  Parish's Vigil Mass (optional, all are welcome)

    Register online below by October 7

    See FAQs or contact us below

    Learn more about Springs in the Desert here 

Banquet online registration (free but required) for individuals and table hosts begins on Sept. 1 at 12 PM ET at

Spiritual Exercises for the New Year
New Year’s Retreat
Two Nights: December 30, 2023, to January 1, 2024
Add a third-night for just $50!

Living the Beatitudes
Two Nights
ALL NEW DATES: January 26-28, 2024

St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC is a
non-profit, interfaith retreat center. All people, all denominations
are welcome to use our Center for their spiritual formation. 

Find out more about the many events held throughout the year! 
Update just released


Saint Ann Latin Mass Ministry
This Week's Newsletter
Ember Week Latin Masses
Office of Family Life - Diocese of Charlotte

When you look deeper at Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness, perhaps you are wondering why the Church prohibits contraception and encourages NFP instead.  It comes down to the dignity we have being made male and female in God's image and the call for a married couple to be a truthful sign of God's love in the marital act. 

The best preaching I've heard on the topic is from Fr. Patrick Schultz on his podcast Slaking Thirsts.  Do yourself a favor and subscribe to the podcast!

What the Devil is Warping Our Perspective of - Fr. Patrick Schultz by Slaking Thirsts (
Sidewalk Advocates for Life Counseling Training 
Diocese of Charlotte (

Next training session: October 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral (1621 Dilworth Road East, Charlotte, N.C.).

Learn more about Sidewalk Advocates for Life:

Questions? Contact the Charlotte leadership team:

#prolife #abortion #sidewalkadvocacy #lovethemboth #lovesaveslives
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. 
Don't give up hope, even if you're going through a hard time now. 💚This too will pass. And it passes much more quickly when we do the intentional work to heal and move toward greater peace. It's worth the effort.  If you need a helping hand along the way, get in touch.❤️

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




Dallas Jenkins says ‘The Chosen’ season 4 will premiere in theaters. Here’s what we know from Sunday's LIVESTREAM event 

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Do you struggle with Confession? Have a hard time figuring out exactly what to confess?

1. Examination of Conscience based on the Ten Commandments
This one is the most common examination found in churches, so it may be already familiar to you. But it never hurts to read a new rendition of it. Click here to try this one:

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