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Thursday
Jan222015

News From Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

You are invited to take part in the national 40 Days for Life prayer vigil during Lent.  Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will kick off this Spring’s campaign on Thursday, February 19, at 8:00 a.m. at the Planned Parenthood in Chapel Hill, 1765 Dobbins Drive.  The campaign of focused prayer will continue through Lent from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.  Contact 40dayschapelhill@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for a time to pray.

Two workshops on Catechizing Children and Youth with Disabilities are being sponsored by the Diocese of Raleigh Office of Catechesis and Faith Formation.  Both workshops are being held on February 4, 2015 at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Apex.  The daytime session, Helpful Techniques and Resources for Ministry, is for Pastors, Parish Catechetical Leaders, and Catechists and will be held from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.  Lunch is provided.  Registration fee is $20 for the daytime session.  Our evening session, Practical Help for Parents, is for parents and is provided free of charge.  Guest presenters for both sessions are Mrs. Janice Benton and Dr. Nancy Thompson – both from the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.  To register for either or both event, please go to the Diocese of Raleigh event calendar.

Book Study on JPII's Theology of the Body:  Director of the Office of Human Life and Dignity for the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh Jackie Bonk is offering a four-week study on Men, Women and the Mystery of Love by Edward Sri, which offers practical insights into Pope Saint John Paul II’s great work, Love and Responsibility. Download Flyer

The sessions will be held on four Monday nights, February 16 and 23 and March 2 and 9 at the Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Center, 7200 Stonehenge Drive, off Creedmoor Road, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.   There is no cost to attend this interactive study group, but you will be responsible for purchasing your book. Please see the attached flyer for more information.