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Oct. 13, 2023

World on edge in aftermath of Hamas attack on Israel

World on edge in aftermath of Hamas attack on Israel

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This video shows you the great Miracle of the Sun, performed by the Virgin Mary on October 13, 1917 in Fatima Portugal. It was attended by a large crowd estimated in the tens of thousands.

U.S. bishops pray for peace following Hamas’ attack on Israel
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Catholic patriarch calls day of prayer and fasting for peace in the Holy Land
Catholic News Agency

In the Holy Land, Franciscans are keeping doors to holy sites open — for now
Catholic News Agency

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of October
Catholic News Agency

Religious Freedom, Both International and Domestic, on Biden’s Chopping Block
Catholic News Agency

Bishops chairmen announce launch of National Catholic Mental Health Campaign and Novena
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Eucharist in Times Square: Procession With Father Mike Schmitz Draws Thousands on NYC Streets


Diocese marks Bishop Peter Jugis’ 20th anniversary
A Story of Growth: Churches, schools, vocations, faith

Over the past two decades, Bishop Peter Jugis has led the Diocese of Charlotte through unprecedented growth, welcoming new families, opening churches and schools, and increasing vocations — a clear sign the Holy Spirit is at work. CLICK HERE to follow the story of our growth in the timeline below:

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Parish/School/Ministry highlights across the Carolinas! 


We πŸ’™ our seniors! Senior recognition night is always a special event where we recognize our seniors for their accomplishments and contributions to our athletic programs. Fatheads, flowers, gifts, celebrating with family members, friends, and classmates under the lights - we love seeing the smiles!!! πŸ’™πŸ€πŸ’™πŸ€
#CTK #goCrusaders #classof2024πŸŽ“
At St. Mark, we do everything through the lens of our faith! What does this mean? It means we have a volleyball team who, after being down last week against an undefeated team, used perseverance to battle back, forcing the game into a 3rd set. At a crucial point in the tied match, coach called a time out and the girls as a team prayed a Hail Mary. They practiced prayerfulness and humility turning to our Blessed Mother for her intercession. Ultimately, the girls won the match through their grit, determination, and willingness to ask our Blessed Mother for help! St. Mark sports are teaching our students to be virtuous leaders in all aspects of their lives. #virtuesinsports #winnersonandoffthecourt #20yearsofcatholiceducation #stmarklions
Look who came to visit our kinders today!!  The firemen then took
on the 5th graders in a very competitive game of dodgeball!!πŸ€πŸš’


Yesterday, we celebrated World Mental Health Day. Students in AP Psychology in conjunction with the Counseling Center, hosted an outdoor lunch and respite day. Everyone enjoyed time outside with friends and fun activities in beautiful weather.
Tables were set out with candy, bubbles, prayer ribbons that students placed around the courtyard, and a special visit from Beckett, the therapy dog.
#ittakesavillain #bekindtoyourmind #mentalhealthday

October 15: Saint Teresa of Jesus,
Virgin and Doctor—Memorial


October 12: Blessed Carlo Acutis

10 things you should know about Blessed Carlo Acutis
Catholic News Agency
"Properties of a Wound": The Eucharistic Miracle That Occurred After Blessed Carlo Acutis' Death


“Continuously ask your guardian angel for help.
Your guardian angel has to become your best friend.”
 --Blessed Carlo Acutis

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary—Memorial


October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi—Memorial

October 1: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor—Memorial


An Examen for a New Season


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!


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

The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation has some excellent resources and books on their website & store – we encourage you to take a look:

Sidewalk Advocates for Life Counseling Training 
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Don't give up hope, even if you're going through a hard time now. πŸ’šThis 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


Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, Pastor
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
 Indian Land, SC



THE OBLIGATION with Jason Murphy 

Join Jason on this brand-new episode of The Obligation after summer break when he sits down with Aamir Amjad of Pakistan.  Aamir is an accomplished development specialist and public policy advocate, with a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Peace and Conflict Studies from the National Defense University (NDU) in Islamabad, Pakistan. He has done his fellowships at the University Of Rohde Island, USA, and the International Academy of Leadership (IAF), Germany. He has held various managerial and coordination positions in Pakistan, where he has specialized in campaigning for human and minority rights, advocacy, research development, and peace and nonviolence education.

Jason and Aamir discuss the heightened religious persecution going on in his country under the abusive blasphemy laws which target Christians under false pretext.  Muslims make up 98% of the population in Pakistan and the targeting of other religions with violence, threats, and false accusations are on the rise.  Violations of the so-called blasphemy laws are punishable with up to ten years in prison and even death.  Make sure to tune in and hear this impactful story of faith amidst persecution.

Listen to all episodes of THE OBLIGATION Here!


JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen

Season 4 Available NOW
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Our first time on FACEBOOK LIVE
Do we know what we're doing? Absolutely not!
Are we doing it anyway? Absolutely!
Don't miss the fun!!!

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

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....
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



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:

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