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Oct. 27, 2023

Pope declares today (Friday October 27) World Day of Prayer!

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Diocese marks Bishop Peter Jugis’ 20th anniversary

Bishop Peter Jugis quietly celebrated the 20th anniversary of his episcopal ordination Tuesday with a Mass of Thanksgiving that included a homily centered around one of his favorite topics: the importance of the Eucharist. ¬

About 30 people were happily surprised to see Bishop Jugis as he observed this milestone by offering the usual daily Mass Oct. 24 at St. Patrick Cathedral. Mass was celebrated in the temporary chapel at St. Patrick Cathedral’s Family Life Center due to construction work inside the cathedral.

Read more and about Bishop Jugis' contributions to the Diocese of Charlotte over the last 20 years:

Catholic News Herald

MiraVia hosts sold-out banquet featuring actor
Jim Caviezel as keynote speaker

Catholic News Herald
Thank you to all who continue to support our mission! We’ve served more than 12,000 women and their children since 1994. Thanks be to God! #MiraViaLife

Pictured: Keynote Speaker, Jim Caviezel

Israel-Hamas Conflict Escalates: Catholic Aid Groups Face Daunting Challenge in Gaza

Pope again calls for release of hostages in Gaza, discusses aid with Biden
Catholic News Herald


National Catholic Register


Mike Johnson Elected Speaker of the House

During his first address as speaker, Johnson, a practicing Christian, stated his belief that all authority is granted by God and that leaders have a responsibility to those they govern.

National Catholic Register

Fox News Anchor Calls NYC Eucharistic Procession
"A Miracle" Amid Middle East Conflict



Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass
Larry and Carolyn Keith of Charlotte have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at two different St. Patrick’s Cathedrals this year – first in July in New York City and then on Sunday, when they joined couples from around the Diocese of Charlotte at St. Patrick Cathedral for the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass.

The special liturgy celebrated by Bishop Peter Jugis offered couples celebrating 25 and 50 years of marriage a chance to renew their commitment to each other and receive a special blessing for the future of their marriages.

The event drew couples of all ages, many with children and others with family members and friends. Couples held hands and looked into each others’ eyes often during the liturgy.

Read more:

Catholic News Herald

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Indian Land, SC

Monday morning, Father Kirby concelebrated Mass
and prayed for the parish at the Marian Grotto in Lourdes!
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Parish/School/Ministry highlights across the Carolinas! 
Fr. Noah Carter preparing to talk on the Eucharist.
You can listen on our livestream at (Biligual)  
Come and adore…… 
The St. Therese Welcome Committee played host to newcomers Saturday night. What an event! A packed Family Room with new parishioners of all ages. Congratulations to the Welcome Committee folks and a big welcome to the new St. Therese members. Membership is growing monthly, with over 3,500 families.
Miss Shea's second grade class had a service project day making sandwiches for the nonprofit Roof Above that supports our community. Great work to the class for serving and helping those in need! 💙💛
Kindergarten and First Grade students participated in a Living Rosary
in our Ava Maria Courtyard.


On Friday, we celebrated the inductees to the 2023 Bishop McGuinness Alumni Hall of Fame.  Distinguished Alumni Inductee: Scott Miller, Class of 1986 (President of Networks and Streaming Distribution of Warner Bros. Discovery).  Athletic Alumni Inductee: Noah DeAngelo, Class of 2012 (Third year general surgical resident at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill).  Congratulations!  #govillains #exceltoserve
As we anticipate ALL SAINTS and ALL SOULS DAYS at the beginning of November, our thoughts turn to our deceased loved ones. We remember them for all the good that they did for us and all the benefits that we received from them. We are asked to pray for all the dearly departed, that God will welcome them into eternal joy. We pray that “PERPETUAL LIGHT WILL SHINE ON THEM."

You are invited to remember deceased loved ones during the nine days Novena Prayers, from October 24 – November 2. AS WE REMEMBER OUR DEPARTED LOVED ONES, WE CAN TAKE COMFORT THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO. We can cherish their memories and ask God to shower HIS MERCY on them. Let us join with our Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ, who pray with confidence, “ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO THEM, O LORD. MAY YOUR PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM."

Pray The Holy Rosary Daily

November 1: All Saints—Solemnity

November 2: All Souls Day—Commemoration


Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church 
Capital Campaign Fundraiser

30 performances, skits 1940’s-present 
OLC Choir and Solo Members with other guest performances 
“Surprise skit” at night’s end

Southern BBQ dinner provided by OLC expert grill masters
with baked beans, w/ slaw, rolls, dessert
BYOB Mixes provided 
Ticket price $50/tax deductible 

Tables of 10
Put together your own table or contact us & 
we’ll find you a place to sit!

Phone: (704) 375-4339. 
Email: olccharlotte@charlottediocese


A surprising new path to the mountaintop


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. 

Columbarium Dedication
Sunday, November 5th at 1 PM

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



Evolution and the Culture of Death Seminar

On September 29th and 30th, Carolina Pro-Life Action Network (C-PLAN) and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church hosted the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation for a 2-day seminar entitled, Evolution and the Culture of Death: Unmasking the Roots of the Abortion and Transgender Movements.

The event featured Hugh Owen and Pamela Acker from the Kolbe Center.  Our thanks to St. Thomas Aquinas parish, Knights of Columbus Council 10505 for the pizza lunch, and Sensus Fidelium for recording the event.

The talks can now be viewed online at:
Talks included:

  • The Traditional Catholic Doctrine of Creation: The Foundation of our Holy Catholic Faith
  • The Icons of Evolution
  • Evidence for a Global Flood and Its Importance for Our Times
  • Genetic Entropy: The End of Biological Evolution
  • “Russia Will Spread Its Errors”: Evolution and the Anti-Culture of Death
  • Biological Evidence for the Biblical Chronology of Earth’s History
  • The Difference It Makes: The Restoration of the Doctrine of Creation, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Flowering of a Culture of Life
Office of Family Life - Diocese of Charlotte

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.❤️
Carolyn Klika

Catholic Divorce Support Group:
Help & Healing Through Separation & Divorce


*#10 of 10 Rules of Healthy Communication in Relationships
  1. Talk to each other often. **Although you may talk about various things during the day, try to spend 10-15 minutes communicating with each other about your hopes, dreams, feelings and how things are going. At these times, listen carefully, without being distracted by other things.



THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Listen to all episodes of THE OBLIGATION Here!


JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen
Season 4 Available NOW
Watch this Week's Episode

View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Seasons 1-3 Here!

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 #7 Stories in Our Heads 

How does denial of our pain create alternative realities in our minds? The stories we tell ourselves become the voices our children hear. How do we live in truth when our minds want to take us elsewhere? 

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. 

Healed and Restored

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


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



October Monthly Member Newsletter


Hi CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee and friends,

 I attended the 10th Anniversary conference with the US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking last week and it was amazing! See all the details in their October newsletter below including information on Fair Trade month! I will be sending a sample article/bulletin post about Fair & Ethical Trade in a separate email.
**First of all, please note the USCSAHT announced their new name: Alliance to End Human Trafficking. Please watch the attached Video regarding their 10th Year Anniversary and the evolution of this great organization, and what they are planning next to help lead us all in putting an End to Human Trafficking!
*Also please note the upcoming Labor Trafficking Webinar on October 10th which you may share with your ministries and outreach groups. This crime happens all through the United States, as well as globally.
Thank you!

Kara Griffin

Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee

CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Webpage 

CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage


NOTES, QUOTES & VOTES 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.  

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Saint Ann Latin Mass Ministry
This Week's Newsletter

Welcome to Saint Ann Latin Mass Ministry

If you missed our first announcement, it can be found here. Please share it with friends and family, as we continue to form this Ministry to share and encourage the liturgy and love of the Latin Mass here in the diocese.  Our e-mail list is open to both St. Ann parishioners and Latin Mass supporters at other parishes.  Newcomers can join our e-mail list by contacting us at:


‘The Chosen’ Announces Season 4 Theatrical Release, New Trailer

National Catholic Register



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Did you attend the Monday Oct 18th Deliverance Session or pray with the recording? Please fill out the one question survey. Many thanks and blessings.

Msgr Rossetti

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Register for the free Monday, Nov 13th, 7-8pm Eastern time online deliverance session.

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Signup for online workshop Saturday Dec 9th 11am-2pm Eastern time: "Protecting Self and Family from Evil" with Msgr Rossetti, Fr. Luke and Gina. [Send scholarship requests to:

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