Priceless: Movie Night & Trafficking Discussion

You are invited to attend a free movie and speaker event to learn more about human trafficking in our local community and in North Carolina.

The event will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church Ministry Center, 3016 Providence Rd., Charlotte, from 6:30pm-9pm. The movie being shown is Priceless, a rousing film about human trafficking (see movie trailer below). Following the film, a short talk will be given on the plight of human trafficking in our local community.

The event is free, and donations will be accepted to benefit victims of human trafficking. Seats are limited. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to Tammy Harris via email >> redeemingjoy [at] gmail.com.


Procession for Life

The next Charlotte Helpers event:

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

(6828 Old Reid Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210)

9:00am Mass followed by 10:00 am* Procession for Life and prayer at “Family Reproductive Health” abortion facility with Fr. Joshua Voitus

(700 E Hebron St, Charlotte, NC 28273)

We will begin with 9am Mass, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and one decade of the Holy Rosary. We will then process by car to the abortion facility, continuing our rosary on the way.

*The Procession for Life will begin sometime around 10am, either a bit sooner or later, depending on the length of Mass and travel time.

Prayer with Fr. Voitus will last about 30-35 minutes on the sidewalk, then we will return to the parish for Benediction.

There will be Eucharistic Adoration happening in at the church while we are at the clinic, for those who cannot join us but who wish to spiritually unite with our intentions as we stand as a public witness for the sanctity of human life.

Please join us, and spread the word!

Please share, print, and post this flier! Right click to save image, or click below for a PDF.

PDF: October 21 2017 Procession for Life


St. Mark’s Parish Pro-Life Day

St. Mark parish will be hosting its Pro-life day at 40 Days for Life Saturday October 21. The parish and its ministries will be adopting hours during the day to peacefully pray for an end to the abortion and the healing of women affected by abortion. Please join us!


MiraVia Annual Banquet

MIRA VIA’S 23RD ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Location: Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Time: Check-in/Reception begins at 5:30 PM; Dinner starts at 6:30 PM

Online Registration: To make a reservation for yourself or for a table of 8 to 10 people, visit https://miraviabanquet23.eventbrite.com. Deadline to register is October 9, 2017.

Keynote Speaker: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, a Catholic wife, mother and grandmother, award-winning and best-selling journalist and author of over two dozen books, is a speaker, and EWTN television host and creator of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms, Catholic Mom’s Café, and Feeding Your Family’s Soul. She enjoyed a decade-long friendship with Mother Teresa and her spiritual director was John A. Hardon, S.J. She participated in an international congress for women at the Vatican, received a special blessing from St. Pope John Paul II for her work on Mother Teresa and appears on national television and radio. Her memoir is entitled The Kiss of Jesus.

For more information, contact Megan Whiteside at meganwhiteside@miravia.org or by phone at 704-525-4673 Ext. 13.

 

 


St. Luke’s Parish Rosary Rally

St. Luke Catholic Church in Mint Hill is planning a Rosary Rally at A Preferred Women’s Health Center in Charlotte on 14 October 2017 at noon in front of the facility.  This is also St Luke’s Prayer Day Vigil for 40 Days for Life. All are welcome to come and pray with us! Find contact info on the image below.


Vigil of the Two Hearts

The Vigil of the Two Hearts is a new monthly event centered around the First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the First Saturday devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

For more information read What Are the First Friday and First Saturday Devotions?

The purpose of this event is to pray for the strengthening of families, to offer reparation for the sins of our nation, and to pray for its conversion.

This prayer vigil will be held each month at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Charlotte. It begins with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on First Fridays (8pm) and concludes with Mass on First Saturdays (8am), with all-night Eucharistic Adoration in between.

    • Throughout the night the vigil will include periods of communal vocal prayer interspersed with periods of silent prayer. View the schedule.
    • Please help us fill our slots for Eucharistic Adoration commitments here >> Vigil of the Two Hearts Adoration Sign-Up
    • If you would like to receive future communication about the monthly Vigil of the Two Hearts, subscribe to our email list.
    • Please spread the word! Print and post our flyers:

>> Vigil of the Two Hearts Flyer – English

>> Vigil of the Two Hearts Flyer – Spanish

 

We hope to see you there! Questions? Please contact us.


Life Chain – Respect Life Sunday

LIFE CHAIN is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion.  It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. It takes place at parishes across the country on Respect Life Sunday. This year the Life Chain is Sunday, October 1st. 

> Check the list of Life Chain locations in Charlotte

 

CHARLOTTE – 8451 Idlewild Rd at St John Neuman Church, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. David DeBrosse  704-649-6163

CHARLOTTE – Arboretum – Providence Rd at Windbluff Dr, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Susan Lerch  704-907-3076

CHARLOTTE – Shamrock at Crestmont Dr, 12:45 to 2:00 p.m.   Pics 2014

CHARLOTTE – Ballantyne Commons Pkwy at Rea Rd, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Liliana Salas  704-293-5001

CHARLOTTE – East Blvd at Scott Ave, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Tina Witt  704-301-2531

CHARLOTTE – Hillside Ave at Park Rd, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Andy Zorichak  980-233-9168

CHARLOTTE – Pineville-Matthews Rd (Hwy 51) at Rea Rd, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Deborah Ware  704-650-6095

CHARLOTTE – Park Rd at Old Reid Rd at St Vincent dePaul Church, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Susan Collis

CHARLOTTE – Providence Rd at Sharon Lane, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; James Lashua  704-366-4362

CHARLOTTE / MINT HILL – 13700 Lawyers Rd at I-485, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Bob Hayes 386-478-9137 or 704-545-1224


40 Days for Life – Fall 2017 Campaign

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Constant vigil
  • Community outreach

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

Please come out and help clog the sidewalk and streets around this house of death that we are determined to close.  – John Humphreys, 40 Days for Life leader in Charlotte (johnhumphreys50 (at) yahoo.com).

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40 Days for Life bus


Procession for Life: July 8, 2017 with Fr. Winslow

Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

(1400 Suther Rd, Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28213)

10:00 am Mass followed by 11:00 am Procession for Life and prayer at “A Preferred Women’s Health Center” abortion facility 

with Fr. Patrick Winslow

(3220 Latrobe Dr., Charlotte, NC 28211)

We will begin with 10am Mass at the church, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and one decade of the Holy Rosary. We will then process by car to the abortion facility, continuing our rosary on the way.  Prayer with Fr. Winslow will last about 30-35 minutes on the sidewalk, then we will return to the parish for Benediction.
There will be Eucharistic Adoration happening in at the church while we are at the clinic, for those who cannot join us but who wish to spiritually unite with our intentions as we stand as a public witness for the sanctity of human life.

Please join us, and spread the word! Please share, print, and post this flier!


Procession for Life: April 8, 2017

The next Procession for Life sponsored by the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants – Charlotte chapter –  will be Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ St. Gabriel Catholic Church.

( 3016 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211)

9:00 am Mass followed by 10:00 am Procession for Life and prayer at “A Preferred Women’s Health Center” abortion facility with Fr. Gabriel Carvajal-Salazar.

(3220 Latrobe Dr., Charlotte, NC 28211)

Mass will be in the daily Mass chapel at St. Gabriel’s. There will be Eucharistic Adoration happening in the 24-hour Perpetual Adoration chapel (right outside of the daily Mass chapel) for those who wish to remain in prayer at the church to spiritually unite with those standing and praying in front of the abortion facility as a public witness for the sanctity of human life.
Prayer with Fr. Gabriel will last about 30 minutes on the sidewalk. There will be no benediction, as St. Gabriel has Perpetual Adoration. Please spread the word!

April 8, 2017 Procession for Life flier