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Bishop Peter J. Jugis' monthly calendar

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

April 25 – 7 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Our Lady of the Mountains Church, Highlands

April 27 – 5:30 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Francis of Assisi Church, Franklin

April 30 – 4:30 p.m.
Regional Stewardship Conference Mass
Charlotte

May 2 - 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Ann Church, Charlotte

May 4 – 9 a.m.
Blessing of Altar
St. Mark School, Huntersville

 

May 5 – 7 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Charles Borromeo Church, Morganton

May 9 – 7 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Michael Church, Gastonia

May 10 – 11 a.m.
Presbyteral Council Meeting
Pastoral Center, Charlotte

May 11 – 7 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensboro

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

May 13 – 6:30 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Philip Church, Statesville

May 16 – 7 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Sacred Heart Church, Salisbury

May 18 – 7 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, High Point

May 19 – 10 a.m.
Diocesan Foundation Board Meeting
Catholic Conference Center, Hickory

May 20 – 5 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Andrew Church, Mars Hill

May 22 – 11 a.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Benedict Church, Greensboro

May 24 – 5 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass
Christ the King High School
St. Mark Church, Huntersville

May 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass
Bishop McGuinness High School
St. Pius the Tenth Church, Greensboro

May 27 – 6 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, North Wilkesboro

May 29 – 10 a.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
St. Francis of Assisi Church, Lenoir

May 30 – 11 a.m.
Mass for the Military
St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte

May 31 – 7 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Lexington

 

 

 

 

 

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FROM THE PASTORS

Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at  parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte: