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


AUG. 10
Conferral of the Ministry of Acolyte for Deacon Candidates and Affirmation of Ordination Promises for Permanent Deacons
St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte

AUG. 12 – 2 p.m.
Holy Mass for Marian Rosary Congress
St. Gabriel Church, Charlotte

AUG. 16-18
Diocese of Charlotte Priests’ Convocation


AUG. 17 – 4:30 p.m.
Holy Mass for Jubilee Celebration of
Priesthood Ordination Anniversaries and Retirements
St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte

AUG. 21 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Joseph Church, Asheboro

AUG. 22 – 11:45 a.m.
MACS Awards Luncheon
St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte

AUG. 23 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Francis of Assisi Church, Lenoir

AUG.  26 – 5 p.m.
Installation of Father John Starczewski as Pastor
and Confirmation
St. John Neumann, Charlotte

AUG. 29
Installation of Bishop Luis Zarama as Bishop of Raleigh
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh

AUG. 31 – 10 a.m.
Diocesan Foundation Board Meeting
Catholic Conference Center, Hickory

AUG 31 – 6 p.m.
Pastor Installation of Father Mark Lawlor
St, Therese Church, Mooresville

SEPT. 1 – 12:10 p.m.
Holy Mass for Charlotte Area Home Schoolers
St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte

SEPT. 2 – 5 p.m.
Pastor Installation of Father Paul Buchanan
Our Lady of Grace Catholic, Greensboro



051617 hickory fatimaHICKORY — Members of St. Aloysius Church commemorated the 100th anniversary of Mary's first appearance to the children of Fatima, Portugal, on Saturday, May 13, by praying the rosary and taking part in an outdoor procession.

The banner was supplied by America Needs Fatima (americaneedsfatima.org). Terri and Richard Painchaud and Eddie and Ching Williams ordered the banner.

Father Nohe Torres recited a decade of the rosary and Father Larry LoMonaco, pastor, recited prayers and blessed the parishioners. The weather was supposed to be rainy with thunderstorms but instead, Our Lady of Fatima showered parishioners with sunshine. It was a perfect day to pray the rosary!

The rally captains ordered the banners hoping to spread the Fatima message by lighting up their little corner of America.

According to ANF’s website, “The goal of America Needs Fatima is to win the heart and soul of America for Mary by spreading Our Lady's Fatima message and promoting devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. America urgently needs the prophetic messages of Our Lady at Fatima. Above all, America needs a clear direction, a great purpose, and the means to achieve it. The admonitions, requests, and warnings of Mary Most Holy can rightly be called a heaven-sent survival manual.”

— Barbara Case Speers, correspondent