Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
Nov. 17, 2023

The passing of beloved Monsignor Richard Bellow

The passing of beloved Monsignor Richard Bellow
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Over the past several months Carolina Catholic Media has been in negotiations to sell Charlotte’s first Catholic Radio Station, AM1270 WCGC-Belmont.  Keeping the radio station Catholic has been our number 1 priority.  To that end we found a partner committed to keeping it Catholic.   
Expanding our radio signal coverage has been our second priority.  In recent weeks we identified a viable opportunity to upgrade our coverage area to include the I-85 East corridor including both Cabarrus and Rowan counties.  This would dramatically increase the reach of Catholic Radio in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area from approximately 600,000 to 1,100,000.
The third and final priority has been to secure a long-term lease with the landowner of our tower site in Belmont.  After numerous attempts a long-term land lease was not attainable.  Without a long-term lease or purchase of the land under the radio towers we are unable to sell the station or continue operating it ourselves.  This year’s fundraising totals were dramatically under operating expenses of which 80% are attributable to the radio station.
We are making this announcement now in hopes that your year-end donations and monthly pledges will allow us to pay our creditors.  The success of this pledge drive between now and December 31 will determine whether we stay on the air or shut down the radio station prior to our fifth anniversary on January 31. 
Regardless of what happens with the radio station, we are prepared to move forward with our 6 other media platforms to deliver strong 3-Diocese (3-D) coverage across the Carolinas.

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St Mark Catholic Church 
Monsignor Bellow’s Obituary

We are so blessed to have been a part of his life. Please continue to pray for the repose of his soul.  Thank you to Carolina Funeral Service for his obituary:

A Vigil will take place on Monday, November 27th from 4-8PM
at St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Tuesday, November 28th at 11AM.

Interment will take place at Belmont Abbey Cemetery.

Courtesy of Carolina Funeral Service:

Thank you for bringing Christ to us: “In silence To be there before Thee, Lord, that’s all...


Under Monsignor Richard Bellow's leadership, Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration was inaugurated at St. Mark Parish in Huntersville in 2011, and the Adoration Chapel was later renamed in his honor.

“If God wants me to be remembered for one thing, that’s what I want to be remembered for: being the pastor here when God did this good work in us,” he told the Catholic News Herald in 2013.

Learn more about the life and ministry of Monsignor Bellow, who passed away Nov. 13 aged 80:

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Mass of Consolation & Baby Loss 

One in four pregnancies ends in loss, typically due to miscarriage. Baby loss can also be due to stillbirth or a life-limiting diagnosis. Jessica Grabowski of the Office of Family Life and Heather Martin of St. Mark Catholic parish join Elizabeth Harris, Pro-Life Correspondent, to discuss the difficult experience of perinatal loss at any stage. Parents and families deserve support and to know resources when they are experiencing loss and how to grieve and heal in a way that honors their child and respects their Catholic faith. All bereaved families are invited to attend the upcoming Mass of Consolation to find solace and community. Listen to learn more about the resources available in the Diocese of Charlotte and beyond.

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 By Most Rev. Jacques Fabre-Jeune
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Christ the King Catholic High School

Catholic school is more than just a community. You are part of our CTK family. From advisory Thanksgiving celebrations to household competitions and every day interactions, students share memories, learn life lessons, and develop lifelong personal connections that last well beyond graduation.
💙🤍💙🤍#CTK #goCrusaders #discovercatholicschools

Sacred Heart Catholic School

#WaybackWednesday is taking us back to Community Helper Week when JK and TK had a fun visit from Salisbury police officers, Sgt. Bouk and Det. Basinger! They read Officer Panda: Fingerprint Detective before taking their own fingerprints! Then, they showed us the police cars! Thank you to Sgt. Bouk and Det. Basinger for your visit! 🚓


Nine Charlotte seminarians instituted as acolytes
Photo provided by Mount St. Mary Seminary
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St. Matthew Catholic Church

During the Holiday season the Angel Tree Ministry partners with local charities to provide gifts to struggling families right here in our community. This year again we can only accept gift cards or check donations. The collections will begin at all masses on the weekend of November 18 and will end on December 10. Donations can be dropped in the offertory boxes at the main and Waxhaw campuses during Mass. In addition, they can be mailed or brought into the church office Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, and Friday, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.  For more information about how to donate, visit

St Leo Catholic School

The Knights of Columbus are collecting coats for kids in need.
Collection boxes can be found in the church and school.

The Catholic Parish of St Vincent de Paul

🍂Fall Bingo Night and Bake Sale🍂
Kick back and relax after Thanksgiving weekend at this family friendly parish event!
Guest callers from our various ministries will call every other round with our own clergy calling in between!
🎤Youth Ministry
🎤Catholic Tots
🎤Knights of Columbus
🎤Altar Servers
....and more!

No registration needed! Just show up and pay as you play. Cash, Card, and Check accepted. We will have a bake sale and refreshments too!
Open to all - not just parishioners! Bring your friends and support our renovation efforts! Our auction fundraiser brought in just over $20,000 so we are on 🔥 fire 🔥

St. Therese Catholic Church Mooresville

Spend time with Jesus this Advent Season by joining us for the
St. Therese Bilingual Praise & Worship Music featuring Adoration!
This event, presented by the Ecumenism Commission and Latino Ministry is FREE. (A love offering will be available with proceeds to benefit the Christian Mission).

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National Catholic Register
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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!

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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

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Help & Healing Through Separation & Divorce


⚜️Hope offers us an eternal Perspective.
Hope focuses on the ultimate goal of the Christian faith, our eternal life with God. It reminds us that earthly life is just a temporary journey and that our trials are not the end of the story.
And friend, be assured there are still chapters to be written in your life. Your strength will be renewed when you have hope.
✝️❤️Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; 
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. 
Isaiah 40:31
#hope #hopeandhealing #rise #renewyourstrength #aboundingjoy


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Fr. Lucas Rossi, Pastor
St. Michael Catholic Church
 Gastonia, NC