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Father Emmanuel Luhumbu, PhD, missionary priest from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who came two years ago to the parish, spoke at all the Masses this weekend about the 2015 Mission Appeal to assist the Diocese of Kole. Financial support will go towards the construction of more parishes, each with a new church, rectory and convent. Convents are much needed to house nuns and to develop catechetical and religious education programs.

The Diocese of Kole has an area of 66,000 square kilometers and is situated in Province of Eastern Kasaï, Central Congo. It is located in a rainforest with two seasons: dry (June to August) and rainy (September to May). The diocese has 11 Parishes and a Catholic population of 650,000, which is just 35 percent of the total population. It has 53 diocesan priests, 65 diocesan religious (nuns) and 57 trained lay catechists. There are also 27 seminarians and 22 novices.

The mission and spiritual prospects of the Diocese of Kole are bright, but its needs are pressing. 65 percent of Catholics of this Diocese are depressingly poor. Therefore your fervent prayers and generous help are earnestly requested for building the kingdom of God in the Diocese of Kole in the DR of the Congo.  Donate to this collection to support Fr. Emmanuel and his mission appeal here!

Check out this article about one of our parishioners who traveled to the Congo!

 

4th Annual Diocesan Polish Mass in Honor of
Our Lady of Czestochowa and Pope St. John Paul II 

Sunday August 23rd at 2pm 

The Mass is in the Polish language with the homily given in both Polish and English. A Polish Choir sings traditional Marian hymns. Anyone owning native Polish folk attire is encouraged to wear it to the Mass. Confessions in Polish and English are heard beginning at 1:00 p.m. This Mass fulfills the Sunday Mass obligation.

After the Mass, the faithful will have the opportunity to venerate a 1st Class Relic of Pope St. John Paul II; a drop of his blood on his cassock from the day he was shot in 1981! (read more about how you can participate)

Religious Education Registration

Registration is beginning! Use our new on-line form and new on-line giving system to register and pay for Classes for 2015-2016! Get our discounted rates until July 31st!!!

 

Construction Is Continuing Every Day!

There has been a lot of progress with the construction on our new building! We will be sending out regular "Construction Updates" to those who sign up for our newsletter - click here to sign up. Stay tuned for more information! June 2015 Update!


Aquinas' Finest ... for 20s & 30s

Enjoying catholic culture under the patronage of the Angelic Doctor ... All 20's & 30's Invited!

Upcoming Events

  • August 6th: Bible Study with Fr. Winslow at the Rectory (9230 Sandburg Ave). Bring a Bible and a Snack or Drink to share! We're talking about "Priest, Prophet, and King" and the universal vocation of holiness we are all called to! Date is subject to change, keep an eye on the emails!
  • August 9th: Service Project (details) - we need help planning on August 1st!!
  • August 15th: Solemn High Mass with the Bishop at St. Ann's. We'll meet outside the church there at 11:30am. Mass begins at noon.
  • August 17th: Theology on Tap with Father Deacon Matthew Hanes, Topic: "Marriage & Family" at Flying Saucer on N. Tryon in University Area! Father Deacon is planning to share about the great joys of marriage and family! (more events)

BINGO

Join us for bingo every Monday night - doors open at 6:15pm, concessions are sold, and games begin at 7pm! More information can be found on the bingo website.

Ordinary Miracles Project

It is important for all of us toshare the experiences of faith in our lives.  We are collecting stories from our Parish Family about how the Lord has worked an 'Ordinary Miracle' for them in their life.  These stories shape and grow us as a community and individuals in faith.  Find our more information and share your story here or ordinarymiracles@stacharlotte.com

 

 

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Mass Schedule

Weekends:
Saturday (vigil):  5:30pm
Sunday:  7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, & 5pm
 
Daily:
Monday:  8:30am, & 12:15pm
Tuesday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
Wednesday:  12:15pm & 7pm (Latin)
Thursday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
Friday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
1st Saturdays:  8:30am (Latin)
Saturday:  10am
 

On-Line Lectionary

Confession Times

Wednesday: 6-7pm
Saturday: 4-5pm

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Parish News and Events

Charlotte Catholic Womens Group

Join CCWG each month for spiritual reflections. More information about dates and places can be found on their website. A morning and an evening reflection are offered each month. Read more

9:30am Fellowship

Join us after the 9:30am Mass each week for Coffee, Doughnuts, and Fellowship! If you are able to volunteer to help with this great ministry, contact Andi in the office! Read more

Divine Mercy Holy Hour

Join us each month on the 1st Friday from 7pm to 8pm to pray with Saint Faustina. Check the calendar for any scheduling changes. Read more

 

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