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

 MAY 11 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Holy Spirit Church, Denver

MAY 12 – 10 a.m.
Diocesan Finance Council Meeting
Pastoral Center, Charlotte

MAY 13 – 5 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Albemarle

MAY 15 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Our Lady of Mercy Church, Winston-Salem

MAY 17 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensboro

MAY 20 – 5 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Benedict Church, Greensboro

MAY 22 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Paul Church, Greensboro

MAY 25 – 7:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass for
Bishop McGuinness High School
St. Pius X Church, Greensboro

MAY 29 – 11 a.m.
Mass for the Military
St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte

MAY 30 – 5 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass for
Charlotte Catholic High School
St. Matthew Church, Charlotte


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 ( 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