Conference Center Connections April 2019

Center Connections
The monthly newsletter of the Catholic Conference Center
In this issue:

  • An image to ponder…
  • Events of interest…
  • Latest news…
An image to ponder…
The photo seems to capture the essence of Holy Week and Easter. It features a familiar scene on the grassy lawns next to the center. Jesus is hanging on the cross. Mary is sitting at the foot of the cross gazing at her son. Added to that, the photo features the light of the sun breaking through the clouds. The surrounding trees and grass are shaking off the dead of winter and revealing the promise of a new Spring. The image is an invitation to each of us: shake off that which is dead to make room for new life, see our own sufferings through the light of the resurrection, and imitate Mary’s example to ponder anew these saving mysteries.

May you receive many blessings during this time of renewal and grace.

Deacon Scott D. Gilfillan
Director, Catholic Conference Center

All human activity is to find its purification and its perfection

in the cross and resurrection of Christ. (Guadium et Spes, 37)

Upcoming events…
Fri 26-Apr. Past District Governor’s Assembly
For more information on the Kiwanis, click here.
Tue 7-May
Western Carolina Industries
begins a new
Supervisory Development Institute

Welcome back!

Thu 9-May: Day of Reflection
Open to all, especially to catechists, faith formation directors, priests and deacons.

Click here to register

13-16 May
The Diocese of Charlotte is proud to offer an
Evangelization Training Camp
for campus ministry student leaders,
in conjunction with The Evangelical Catholic.
Communication Conference

Getting the WORD Out:
Strategies, tools and networking for parish-based communicators

SAVE THE DATE: Wed 29 May 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Latest news…
Last chance to help with our


We’ve had a great response from many to improve the appearance of the chapel. We’ve got new custom shutters arriving in May, plus will soon be ordering statues, vessels and other items soon. Your donations will help provided the very best for our beautiful chapel. If you would like to contribute, follow this link:

Donate to Chapel Improvement Project

Or please contact Deacon Scott D. Gilfillan to help in either purchasing or locating these items from various sources.
Thank you for your unmatched generosity and support in making the center a great place for evangelization and renewal!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. The center would like to thank all of the people that have volunteered this past year. We’ve had youth groups clear the trails, students from campus ministry clean brush and wash windows, a Hispanic ministry group pressure wash the walls and help clean out the barn, we have a man who has discovered his gift as a greeter and a women who is deploying her talents in organizing our job instructions. Each in their own way, using their charisms and gifts, help advance our mission of evangelization and renewal. If you have a talent you would like to share, please contact Deacon Scott D. Gilfillan.

Thank-you to all of our volunteers!

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