March 8, 2017
OLC RCIA candidates will participate in The Rite of Election on
Saturday, March 18, 2017. The Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte, NC 28213 at 12 noon. The Bishop, Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis is the celebrant. All are welcomed to attend. Please continue to pray for our eleven candidates as they prepare for Confirmation and/or Eucharist or Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church.
March 8, 2017
Stations of the Cross will be held at OLC
Fridays during Lent beginning at
7:00 p.m. The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations.
March 7, 2017
the OLC Wildcats Basketball Awards Banquet will be held in the PLC at 5:00PM on
Sunday, March 19th. The OLC Athletic Association invite all parishioners to come out and support and congratulate our young athletes for a fantastic season. Dinners can be purchased for $5.00 a plate.
Three teams represented OLC in the Christian Athletic Association basketball league with athleticism and sportsmanship and sportswomanship. The pee wee team was made up 6 beautiful young ladies and 2 young men. Five of these courageous youngsters knocked off a higher ranked team in the 1st round of the playoffs. While our juniors may not have had a winning record, they showed tenacity and played hard to the end of every game. Two members of the senior team have been on the Wildcats roster since 2010 and will receive special recognition. Please contact Belinda Grier, Shawn Lawrence or Bettye Wilson for more details.
March 1, 2017
It’s time for the
Men’s Group annual Fish Fry. Fish dinners will be on sale during Lent each
Friday March 3rd through April 7th from 12 noon to 7 pm at the Parish Life Center (PLC). Fish dinners will be $9.00 each with the following dinner choices: 1) Two Croakers, 2) Two Whiting, 3) Six Large Shrimp, 4) One Croaker and One Whiting or 5) Combo with One Whiting, One Croaker, Three Shrimp. All dinners include beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies and tea. Come out and support the Men’s Group.
February 22, 2017
Registration is open for the National Black Catholic Congress being held July 6-9, 2017 in Orlando, FL. If you have not registered, please do so at the congress website
. Discounts apply if you register before April 7th.
The African American Affairs Ministry, Diocese of Charlotte will be providing transportation to and from Orlando, FL for those attending the National Black Catholic Congress. A deposit will be needed by April 7th to reserve your seat.
for additional information.
February 13, 2017
The Health Ministry is conducting a
Faith Community Interest Survey
to find out how the program can best meet the health interest and needs specific to the parishioners at OLC. Survey responses will remain anonymous. The survey will be available until
Sunday, February 26, 2017
but we ask that you complete the survey at your earliest convenience. Your participation is voluntary, but your participation will go a long way in helping OLC move forward to building a healthier community. Click
to complete the survey.
February 8, 2017
The goal of the Health Ministry program at Our Lady of Consolation is to promote health and wholeness of mind, body, and spirit to individuals, congregations, and the OLC Community for the glory of God. The Program consist of two faith community nurses and a health promoter team. More information on the Faith Community Health Ministry to come in the coming weeks and will be available on the
February 7, 2017
“Your every act should be done with love.”
1 Cor 16:14, is the theme of the 2017 Diocesan Support Appeal. Bishop Jugis asks each of us to prayerfully consider a gift to the DSA as a way of serving Christ though service to thousands of Catholics in western North Carolina. Visit the
Diocese of Charlotte
website for additional information and to make your donation.
January 24, 2017
Two beautiful baskets will be raffled on
Sunday, January 29th to benefit the youth from our parish attending the Black Catholic Congress. Each basket is valued over $100.00. Raffles are $5 each. Chances may be purchased from any member of the Junior Ushers.
January 24, 2017
OLC will host a Shrimp and Grits Fundraising Dinner on
Saturday, January 28th from 6 pm - 8 pm in the PLC. Dinner includes shrimp, grits, salad, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from Wendy Cutting or Deborah Wadsworth or at the Parish Office. No tickets will be sold at the door.
January 23, 2017
There will be Altar Server Training on
Saturday, February 4th
in the Church Sanctuary from 9 am – 2 pm. Current servers and new servers, both youth and adults, who have received the Sacrament of the Eucharist (e.g. First Communion), are welcomed to attend. Lunch will be served. Contact
at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
January 22, 2017
The annual Carrie Kirkpatrick Golf Tournament will take place on
Friday, May 19, 2017
at the Tradition Golf Club. The tournament includes a Captain’s Choice 18-hole Round of Golf with Cart and Lunch. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and a Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Early Registration until April 15th is $85 per player; $340 per foursome. After April 15
, registration is $90 per player; $360 per foursome. You can register at:
. The tournament proceeds benefit the St. Martin de Porres ministry. For additional information, contact the Carrie Kirkpatrick Golf Tournament Committee at
December 14, 2016
The Black Culture Commission of Our Lady of Consolation and the Social Justice Ministry of St. Peter's Catholic Churches presented
“Charlotte Catholics: Our Stories in Black and White”
. More than 200 participants from 7 different parishes around the diocese came together at OLC on Saturday, December 3rd, to talk about how we, as Catholics, deal with the issues of racism and social injustice that exist in our community. Sr. Rose Marie Tresp of the Sisters of Mercy was the facilitor. Click
to view the WBTV news clip.
December 9, 2016
Cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, bagels, rolls, muffins and much more!! Come out and help support a great cause - affirming youth. Come join us and purchase your holiday baked goods on
Saturday, December 17th from 12-4 pm at the Parish Life Center, 1235 Badger Court, Charlotte, NC 28206. Proceeds benefit youth leadership and development.
December 9, 2016
Beginning the Church's liturgical year,
(from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
December 8, 2016
OLC and the Diocese of Charlotte's African American Affairs Ministry were highlighted in an article in the Catholic News Herald. The article highlighted several of the BCHM activities including the Day of Reflection, OLCs Girl Scout Troup cutting service project and the Gospel Choir Concert. You can read the November 25, 2016 article at
December 7, 2016
In this season of Thanksgiving, the June Chavis Davenport Scholarship Committee would like to say "Thank You" to the following individuals and groups for donating to the 2016 Scholarship Fund:
Curly and Catherine Nimmons Family in Honor of Uncle Bailey Frank Liston
Perpetual Hope Gospel Choir
Family Life Commission
Youth In Action
The scholarship raised $2,700. The recipients of the scholarship were:
St. Edwards University, Austin TX
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
November 8, 2016
The Ladies' Guild will be hosting their Chat 'N Chew
December 3rd in the Parish Life Center. Admission tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased from any Ladies Guild member. A light lunch will be served and raffle tickets can be purchased for $1.00 for the opportunity to win special themed gift baskets. Please contact Catherine Nimmons, Velma Mills or Elease Askew for more information.
November 7, 2016
November 7, 2016
This month, we're honoring the men and women from Africa who have pioneered the faith! Many forget that Christianity didn't start in Europe. Black Catholics have had a huge impact on the history and traditions of Christianity. The church has been celebrating Black Catholic History Month since 1990 when the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States instigated it. November seemed appropriate because it holds special days for two prominent African Catholics: St. Augustine whose birthday is on November 13th, and St. Martin de Porres whose feast day is celebrated on November 3rd. OLC BCHM activities are as follows:
Faith Formation invites you to join them for a special Black Catholic History Month presentation in the Church on
November 6th from 9:00 - 10:45 a.m.
The Perpetual Hope Gospel Choir Concert is
Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 pm in the Church. A free will offering will be taken to support future choir concerts. All are invited and welcomed.
Family Life Bake Sale will take place after Masses on
November 19th and 20th.
Harambee Mass will be celebrated on
Sunday, November 20th at the 11:00 Mass. OLC welcomes
Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. A light reception will follow Mass in the PLC.