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Catholic News Herald

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Bishop Peter J. Jugis will participate in the following events over the coming weeks:



Oct. 12 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Joseph Church, Eden

Oct. 13 – 10 a.m.
Diocesan Finance Council Meeting
Pastoral Center, Charlotte

Oct. 14 – 6 p.m.
Seminarian Education Campaign
Bishop’s Residence, Charlotte

Oct. 15 – 2:30 p.m.
Holy Mass for Catholic Heritage Society
St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte

Oct. 17 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Barnabas Church, Arden

Oct. 19 – 6:30 p.m.
MiraVia Banquet
Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte

Oct. 20 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Joan of Arc Church, Candler
Oct. 22 – 2:30 p.m.
Holy Mass for Wedding Anniversary Couples and Families
St. John Neumann Church, Charlotte

Oct. 24 – 2 p.m.
Diocesan Building Commission Meeting
Pastoral Center, Charlotte

Oct. 26 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Monroe


072716 youth pilgrimage

BELMONT — 2017 is the “Year of Mary” in the Diocese of Charlotte. Bishop Peter Jugis declared this special theme for the new year at Mass Jan. 1 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte.

His annual youth event, the Bishop’s Lenten Youth Pilgrimage – a component of the annual Eucharistic Congress – will share the congress theme which is based on the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary spoken in the Gospel of Luke 1:46: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord.”

All middle school and high school youth of the diocese are invited to attend the annual Bishop’s Lenten Youth Pilgrimage held this year on Saturday, April 1, at Belmont Abbey College.

This year marks the 13th year for the youth pilgrimage. During the day-long event which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., diocesan youth will enjoy live music, a vocations fair and motivational speakers, as well as Eucharistic Adoration and a Eucharistic Procession on the historic Belmont Abbey College campus.

There will be separate program tracks for middle and high school youths, and the sacrament of confession will also be available from priests of the diocese.

Jimmy Mitchell, a Catholic speaker, composer and musician, will serve as emcee and speaker for the high school men’s track.

Musician and songwriter Kevin Heider will provide the musical entertainment.

Mass will be celebrated starting at 9:40 a.m., and Bishop Jugis will share an inspirational message with the youth during Eucharistic Adoration in the afternoon.

Registration for the Lenten Youth Pilgrimage is $15. The fee includes a pizza lunch, a soft drink and a specially-designed pilgrimage T-shirt if you register by Friday, March 10.

For details, go online to www.goeucharist.com.

— SueAnn Howell, senior reporter

030317 BLYPBishop’s Lenten Youth Pilgrimage 2017


COST: $15 per person – youth and adults (includes T-shirt, lunch and drink. Bring your own snacks and drinks for the day.)

Please send registration fees for your group ($15 per participant) to:

Eucharist Congress Office

Attn: Father Roger Arnsparger

1123 S. Church St.

Charlotte, NC 28203-4003

Make checks payable to “Eucharistic Congress.”

The Bishop’s Lenten Youth Pilgrimage is funded by contributions to the annual Diocesan Support Appeal. Learn more about the DSA and donate online at www.charlottediocese.org/dsa.