Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
May 4, 2023

The MARY Month of May begins with the Vigil of the Two Hearts this Friday and Saturday

The MARY Month of May begins with the Vigil of the Two Hearts this Friday and Saturday
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"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. 

Bishop Jugis’ announcement of the “new pastoral priorities for the diocese” coincides with our announcement regarding the future of Charlotte’s first Catholic Radio Station AM1270 WCGC.  In reading through Bishop Jugis’ list, I was taken with the fifth priority which is in alignment with our work and the intention of our core initiatives at Carolina Catholic Media …

“Fifth, we must learn to proclaim the faith in a digital age, that we may better evangelize a culture teeming with secular and contrary messages.”

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

At the Charlotte Knights Baseball game last September, Monsignor Winslow stated how “Carolina Catholic Media was bringing the diocese closer together.”  That has been done without the synergy of our 92+ parishes.  Imagine what will happen when as Bishop Jugis has stated “we must learn to proclaim the faith in a digital age, that we may better evangelize a culture teeming with secular and contrary messages.”  The Carolina Catholic Media apostolate IS perfectly positioned to facilitate bringing all our parishes closer together.  This was a primary objective when we established our non-profit in the Spring of 2017.
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 $16,000 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?

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

Carolina Catholic Stories & Topics in the News

Why Do We Suffer? Exorcist Unveils Power of Suffering in Hopeful Message From Holy Land


Pope Francis calls abortion ‘senseless’ and criticizes gender theory in Budapest speech

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Carolina Catholic Program Highlights

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

Debuts Today (5/4) on AM1270 at 2pm! 
WATCH NOW beginning at 12 noon

The debut of 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

During this Easter Season, Msgr. Winslow and Fr. Kauth tell us how we may live out the fullness of joy of the Paschal Mystery.

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

Check out the latest episode when Jason sits down with Navy Veteran and one of the most recent US Marine Corp Bootcamp graduates out of Parris Island, Joe Spano! Jason and Joe first met through the rosary apostolate, The Sons of Mary, where Joe was one of the founders of and they pray the rosary every morning at 530am est. Joe shares his first-hand experience as a Marine recruit and the importance of a spirit of comradery and brotherhood while going through bootcamp as a practicing Catholic.  Joe and Jason cover important topics including the crisis of manhood in our world and church, suffering & sacrifice, and "embracing the suck!"  Don't miss this great conversation!   IG: @jj.spano IG: @somsofmary IG: @themartyrswalk

JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

“Pick a passage” Jean and Kathleen open a ‘random’ passage from Sacred Scripture to discuss. Sirach 51:12 is the verse!

​SENSUS FIDELIUM with Steve Cunningham

Fr. Carney's Holy Face lecture.
Father Carney was in town doing mini retreats on the Holy Face. Here is one of them.

FAITH AND SPORT with Dr. John Acquaviva

Join host John Acquaviva and special guest Jason Murphy as they discuss their Hit or Miss of the Week, and the latest on other topics in sport as they relate to character, ethics and morality.  The guest for the show is Paula Umana, former world ranked professional tennis player, author of 40 Gifts of Hope and Encouragement in Times of Sickness and Suffering.

Catholic School Highlights

National Teachers Day at St. Mark
Shout out on National Teachers Day to all those who teach our children!

”And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them,

‘Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.’ 

Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.” 
— Mark 10:13-16

We are also thankful for our Catechists and Core Team team who teach and mentor our youth in the faith.
St. Gabriel Catholic School
When it’s a beautiful day, 1st grade gets to go on a nature walk and do some exploring! 
☀️🍃 💙💛  #stgabejaguars #catholicschools #nature
Photo Gallery Here
ROOM AT THE INN - We are most grateful to these fine young people from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School who came to help out yesterday. We had a bit of a miscommunication about what they would be working on (my fault) and so they wore their nice clean uniforms, but they managed to do an amazing job of planting and mulching and keeping pretty clean too. It was so nice to have such cheerful, helpful happy teens around. They were a credit to their school and to their parents.

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


First Friday and First Saturday of the month – May 5th and 6th is the Vigil of the Two
Hearts at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. To honor Jesus and Mary, pray for families,
and the conversion of our nation. All families and parishes are welcome. Sign up for

May 8th St Mark Lunch and Learn program will feature therapist on topic “Anxiety in
Aging and Freedom in Forgiveness.” Lunch complimentary.

May 11th, St. Vincent de Paul, Mother’s Day celebration with Southern Buffet and

May 9th and 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.

Belmont Abbey The Catholic Shoppe, Annual Super Spring Sale now thru May 15.

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.

Promote your event on our platforms.
Send your event info to:
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 3; 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
St. Matthew (Ballantyne); Banquet Room
Cost: $20
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!
Just click and sign up here
Our world, our Church, and our families need
heroic men to stand up and stand out.
Take a Tour Here!

The Charlotte Latin Mass Community


Human Trafficking Awareness

MAY 2023 Human Trafficking Awareness Newsletter and May Calendar

Catholics & Human Trafficking Awareness Website 
69 pages of background to educate you on what's happening behind the news headlines

Family Life News

Office of Family Life of the Diocese of Charlotte.
Contact them at 

The next Vigil of the Two Hearts is this week!   Join us on Friday, May 5th at the Cathedral of St. Patrick.
Mass will be offered by Fr. Michael Carlson (St. Mark parochial vicar) at 8pm, followed by Confessions until 10pm and Nocturnal Adoration until 8am Saturday.
To sign up, please click here:
Vigil Schedule
 • 8PM First Friday Mass - Confessions after Mass until 10pm
 • 9PM - 8AM Nocturnal Adoration begins after Mass
 • 9PM - 10PM Holy Hour of Reparation - led by a deacon
 • 8AM: First Saturday Mass
The Vigil is held at the Cathedral of St. Patrick (1621 E. Dilworth Road, Charlotte)

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


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