Please consider registering for this year's Human Trafficking Conference that UNC Pembroke is offering on Wednesday, March 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on human trafficking. Judi Paparozzi was able to gather some of the country's top experts on trafficking including the greatest pro-life congressman, Congressman Chris Smith, who wrote and sponsored the first federal legislation on this crime back in 2000. He has since authored/sponsored the five major federal laws on human trafficking including the International Megan's Law and the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act. He will give opening remarks, and we will then have a speaker on what NC is doing to address this crime, experts in law enforcement, a survivor of sex trafficking, and others who work to interdict this crime.
MARCH FOR LIFE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Wilmington's Long Leaf Park.
Meet in church parking lot at 8:45 to carpool.
Contact Joe Volpe at 609-744-9823 for more information.
The event will include a speech by the president of NC Right to Life, Dr. Bill Pincus. At the conclusion of the speech, the prayer warriors will then march in the park.
Bishop Luis elected to formally begin the Diocese of Raleigh’s synodal journey during the week of Christmas by launching an online survey, which will be followed by in-person listening sessions throughout the diocese. He explained, “Christmas is a time in which God sent his Son to be among us. God himself was looking to listen to us and be a part of our history and help us in our journey.”
The steps taken by Bishop Luis follow the Holy Father’s recent announcement of a two-year process of preparation for the 2023 XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, under the guiding title, “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”
Each parish is receiving a shipment of prayer cards and posters, which include the Synod Prayer along with a QR code to access the survey directly. Everyone in the diocese, including those no longer affiliated with the Church, those from other faiths, or no particular faith, are invited to provide their thoughts regarding Communion, Participation and Mission in the Church.
This web-based electronic questionnaire will be used to gather information and to issue randomly selected invitations to those also open to attending in-person listening and dialogue sessions in early 2022.
Synod Overview: https://dioceseofraleigh.org/synod
Synod Survey: https://dioceseofraleigh.org/synodsurvey
Thu. Dec. 23 Mass at 9:00a (Office closed at noon)
Fri. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve (Office closed)
- Masses at 5:00p & 8:00p (8p will be livestreamed)
(Choir: 8:00p & 10:00a; also a small choir at 5:00p)
Sat. Dec. 25 Christmas Day - Mass at 10:00a
WEEKEND & WEEKDAY MASSES
Sat. Dec. 25 Holy Family - Mass at 5:00p
Sun. Dec. 26 Holy Family - Masses at 8:30a & 11:00a
Mon.-Thu. Dec. 27-29 - 9:00a * Communion Srv. (No Mass)
NEW YEAR & SOLEMNITY OF MARY MASSES
Fri. Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve - Mass at noon (office closed)
Sat. Jan. 1 Solemnity of Mary - Mass at 10:00a *
* Sat. evening & Sunday, Jan. 1 & 2 - regular weekend schedule *
THANKSGIVING WEEK 2021
Mon. Nov. 22 9:00a Communion Service
Tues. Nov. 23 9:00a Mass
Wed. Nov. 24 9:00a Mass
(No Adoration / Church/Office Closed at 12:00)
Thu. Nov. 25 10:00 Mass
1:00 Thanksgiving Dinner
(signup in commons by 11/14)
(Church/Office Closed all day)
Fri. Nov. 26 No Mass/No Communion Service
(Church/Office closed all day)
(Regular weekend Mass schedule)
NOV. 12 * The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with over 3 million members worldwide. It was founded by Servant of God, Frank Duff in Dublin, Ireland in 1921 and has been active in the United States since 1931.
The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the personal sanctification of members, who strive to imitate the virtues of Our Lady and seek to become instruments of the Holy Spirit in the community through a balanced program of prayer and service.
For more information about starting a Legion of Mary here at Sacred Heart Church; please join us Friday, November 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., in the large conference room.
Contact is Jane Walker at (845) 453 3525
NOV. 10 * HELP MILITARY FAMILIES AT CHRISTMAS
Please share with as many people as you can!
Mike's Garage Band and Carolina Mix will provide music for your listening and dancing pleasure at the St. James Community Center on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 6pm to 10pm.
The Knights will be selling tickets for this dance before and after Masses the weekends of Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31. In addition, The Knights will also be selling tickets at the St. James Community Center on Oct. 20, 25, and 27 from 12pm to 4pm.
The cost for the dance will be $20 per person. A limited number of reserved VIP tables for eight are available for $260. Contact Joe Volpe at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the VIP tables.
So buy your tickets, bring your own adult beverages and snacks, and have a great night out supporting Active Duty families!