Beloved Our Lady of the Hills Camp sowed seeds for Catholic Conference CenterHistoric property holds memories for generations of Catholics HENDERSONVILLE — In late 1955, Bishop Vincent Waters bought 250 acres just south of Hendersonville to be used as a diocesan retreat center for the people of the diocese. Our Lady...
Remembering Catholic schools of yesteryearClosed schools enriched Catholic education in western N.C. Pictured: St. John the Evangelist School, Waynesville, in an undated photo. (Photos provided by Diocese of Charlotte archives) The Diocese of Charlotte has witnessed significant...
The 25th anniversary of the 1987 Synod: Events shaped diocese as we know it todayCHARLOTTE — A little-known fact to most Catholics now living in western North Carolina is that in 1987, the Diocese of Charlotte's second bishop, Bishop John F. Donoghue, gathered lay men and women, religious and clergy from across the diocese...
Maryfield celebrates 65-year legacy in High PointHIGH POINT — Pennybyrn at Maryfield is celebrating 65 years of caring and compassion this week, marking the day in 1947 when the retirement and assisted living community was founded in High Point by five women religious. On Nov. 14, 1947,...
Diocese's second chancellor describes 'a tremendous experience'HIGH POINT — Monsignor Joseph Kerin has certainly earned his retirement. Back in 1972, he was one of the first priests of the newly-formed Diocese of Charlotte dispatched by Raleigh Bishop Vincent Waters to serve Catholics in western North Carolina. Father...
'Original' Deacon Andy Cilone reminisces on 30 years of serviceFOREST CITY — In the late 1970s, Andy Cilone took a job promotion in the plastics industry and moved to North Carolina from the Northeast with his wife JoAnn and their five children, all of whom were younger than 14. They settled at Immaculate Conception...
Mercy Sisters exemplify can-do community spiritBELMONT – If you want to know how to get something done, look to the Sisters of Mercy. Since 1869 when they first arrived in North Carolina, the sisters have accomplished many feats: They established Catholic education in the Carolinas, starting with...
A milestone year for church anniversariesThe year 2012 is a special year for many parishes in the Diocese of Charlotte. It marks milestone anniversaries for at least five church dedications and the establishment of at least three parishes. From the diocesan archives, here are photos and newspaper...
Immaculate Conception Parish celebrates 100th anniversaryHENDERSONVILLE — Parishioners gathered joyfully and gratefully at Immaculate Conception Church on Aug. 25 to mark the 100th anniversary of the parish and welcome its new pastor, Capuchin Franciscan Father Martin Schratz. It marked the culmination of...
Sacred Heart Mission celebrates 50 years as a familyBURNSVILLE — Open. Welcoming. Like family. These are the words that members of Sacred Heart Mission in Burnsville repeatedly use to describe their faith community, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Asheville. There have been Catholics in...
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- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy