Knights of Columbus Breakfast

Knights of Columbus Breakfast, October 13, 2018 from 06:30 to 10:30am to be held in the Parish Center. Please come join us, proceeds going to our Church 75 Anniversary celebration.

Menu: eggs, sausage, bacon, country ham, grits, milk gravy, biscuits, stewed apples, juice, tea and coffee. Minimum $5.00 donation

Church Festival

Please remember the Church Festival is planned for September 23. If you have tickets for the raffle remember to turn them in. You can put them in the collection basket or drop them off at the office.

If you would like to donate canned soft drinks or water, they will be appreciated. Please drop them off at the church office. If you would like to sell anything except food or drinks at the festival, we are renting tables for $35.00 each.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Segura 336-596-5470 or Teresita Wright 336-309-3336.

OLR 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Our 4th Annual Golf Tournament is coming up September 29th.

The 2nd collection this weekend, September 22-23, will be applied to the ongoing Rosary Hall renovation in conjunction with our Golf Tournament.

Also, there is still time to purchase raffle tickets and join us for lunch during the upcoming Golf Tournament.

We need your support to make this fundraising event a success for our church.
Thank you.

Phase III Beautification Project

Building Commission Update

I am happy to report Monsignor West has approved the Phase III plan to remodel the Narthex / Restrooms / Rosary Hall. You will begin to see some things happening shortly. Hopefully we will complete the project by mid-September. YES. 2018!!

So here is an overview or scope of work we will undertake.
A) Narthex:
1) Water fountain removed (moved to Rosary Hall) Niche (where
water fountain currently is) centered to entrance door and prepared
for future water feature ( Holy Water)
2) Stone installed to match Church
3) Bathroom doors replaced
4) Panic hardware installed on entrance door
5) New Flooring
6) Paint

B) Bathrooms:
1) Paint
2) New flooring
3) New lighting
4) Add Men’s room toilet partition

C) Rosary Hall
1) Frame walls to cover brick. Run electrical for future A.V. equipment.
Create area for group meetings to utilize wall space.
2) Create space for Reference Library
3) Build and install Coffee Service area.
4) Install panic hardware on exit doors.
5) Paint
6) New flooring
7) Replace 2×4 acoustical ceiling with tegular edge 2×2 tile add R-19
Kraft batt insulation over ceiling.

Thanks for all the prayers and support. It is going to be beautiful!!!!!

John Bloxsom

Lay Ministry Formation Program

The Diocesan Office for Lay Ministry is currently accepting applications for the two-year Lay ministry program designed to help you understand more fully your baptismal call to minister to your family, to others in the Church, and to those in your daily life. This program is also a pre-requisite for the permanent diaconate. Classes for year 1 will be held in five sites: Arden, Charlotte, Greensboro, Lenoir and the Smoky Mountain area and will begin in September/October. For more information please contact Frank Villaronga at 704-370-3274 or email

Evangelization & Prayer Corner

You have heard the word “Stewardship” spoken about quite a bit lately. We know it means giving of our Time, Talent and Treasure. Well, did you know that it actually began in the early days of the Church with the Apos-tles and disciples of Christ? They were a loving, sharing, caring communi-ty of people whose goal was to bring Jesus and his teachings to as many people as possible. They did this by sharing all they had – they sold and di-vided their material possessions, (treasure) for the good of the community; they spent their lives caring for one another (time), and they preached the word of God in various capacities by their word and actions (talent).
We are part of that same faith community that began over 2000 years ago. We are called to do the same and act as they did by caring for and helping one another. Treasure does not only mean giving in a monetary way. It also comes in the form of giving of our time and talent. If we look within we will find what it is that God is asking of us and where our talents may lie.
As a big part of Evangelizing we are called to welcome all to our faith community. Our goal is to establish a Welcoming Committee to do just that. All it takes is a little of your time and a willingness to be a warm and welcoming face to all who enter our doors, answer any questions folks may have and provide them with any information they may need. There will be training for all interested.
We are also looking for folks who would be interested in helping us to set up and monitor our Resource Center that we will soon be establishing in Rosary Hall.
So we ask that you take some time this week at home to pray and ask the Lord in what little way you can help our beautiful Parish Family to thrive and grow. All it takes is your willingness to answer the call and join us. You can let us know next weekend how you would like to help spread the Word. Thank you and God Bless!
and no one will know you’re the one asking. Besides, others may be wondering the same and we can all be enlightened together! So please, don’t be afraid to stuff that Question Box in the foyer! Thank you and God bless!
Your Evangelization Team

by Thomas Merton

My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following Your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please
You does in fact please You.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart
from that desire.
And I know that if I do this,
You will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust You always though I may seem
lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Transformation Prayer

Lord, Here I am.
I trust that you have an incredible plan for me.
Transform me. Transform my life.
Everything is on the table.
I make myself 100 percent available to you today.
Transform me into the person you created me to be,
So I can live the life you envisioned for me at the beginning of time.
I hold nothing back.
I am 100 percent available.
Lead me, challenge me, encourage me, and open my eyes to all your possibilities.
Show me what it is you want me to do, and I will do it.


Dioceson Support Appeal

Goal $20,829.00
Paid $16,261.34
Pledge $ 3,788.66
Donors 60

Thousands of people across the diocese benefit because of the DSA­ funded ministries. Among those served are:
* 46,200 children and adults through programs assisted by the Faith
Formation Office
* 7,000 grade school and high school students in Catholic Schools
* 6,700 teenagers through Youth Ministry
* 3,500 Catholic college students through Campus Ministry programs
* 19,000+ clients of Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, served in the following office locations:
Charlotte Winston-Salem Asheville Murphy
* 100,000+ minority parishioners through multicultural ministries
* 120 permanent deacons through the Permanent Diaconate program
* 28 seminarians currently in formation for the diocese

To help support these ministries, each parish or mission has been assessed a specific amount. Those that surpass their assessed targets receive rebates of 100 percent of the amount received over their target. If a parish falls short of the target, then they must pay the shortfall from the parish operating budget. I ask you to pray with a heart full of gratitude for all the gifts you have been given and share those gifts accordingly. In two weeks you will see the envelopes for DSA in the pews and we ask you to use them to give whatever is possible for you. Thank you for your generosity. Be assured of my constant prayers for you and your loved ones.
Father Ambrose




Our Lady’s Book Club

Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly.

Please join us for any session. We have books available for $3.00 and will provide a study guide. We meet Wednesday from 11:00-12:00 and on Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 in Rosary Hall.

Questions? Call Kris Joss (336) 764-1930 or Sue Hayden (774)644-9146

Reading Schedule

Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14: PART ONE: Where to From Here? (pp. 13-25) We Become What We Celebrate (pp. 27-66)

Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 19: PART TWO: The Authentic Life (pp. 67-144)

Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9: PART THREE: Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality (pp. 145-228)

Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13: PART THREE: Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality (pp. 229-284)

Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11: Now is Our Time (pp. 285-324)