Parish News & Announcements

Parish News & Announcements

The Dramatic True Life Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Director
Debuts in theaters everywhere March 29


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*Security Alert*
 
On Sunday, March 17 (2pm Mass) a Parishioner's car was broken into in our church parking lot.
 
The best way to avoid a situation is to be cautious and proactive! Please be vigilant - do NOT leave valuables in your vehicle, and make sure that your vehicle's doors and windows are locked. Please also pay attention to anything you see suspicious in our parking lot and call the Cary Police Department if you do see something suspicious.
 
- Emergency: dial 911
- Non-Emergency, Cary Police: (919) 469-4012
 
Thank you for taking these extra measures to protect our parishioners and our church!

St. Michael Catholic School Celebrates 20th Anniversary


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“EMPOWERED TO CONNECT Conference” - St. Michael’s Orphan Adoption and Foster Care Ministry encourages anyone interested in adoption or fostering a child to attend!

This is a two-day conference designed for parents and child-welfare professionals, as they help children from hard places heal and bring attachment and connection in families. OAFC will be hosting a live simulcast of this conference.

When: April 5-6, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Where: St. Michael the Archangel Conference Center

This conference is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, counselors, therapists and others involved in adoption and foster care ministries or services. 

All attendees will receive certificates of attendance. Continuing education credits will be available. This event is free, but registration is required. To register: www.stmichaelcary.org/ETCregistration


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MEMO TO:   Priests and Pastoral Administrators
FROM:           Kevin Hemphill, IT Services
RE:                  Scam Warning, Note of Caution for Diocesan Email Users

A note of caution for email users on all email systems across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh: Please distribute this information by email to your parishioners email lists and post in your bulletins.

Some nefarious international con artists are establishing and using email accounts, such as G-Mail, in the name of some of our priests and, most recently, in the name of our bishopThey are doing this to illicitly solicit gift cards, money or information. 

Kindly consider this as a scam and do not respond under any circumstances.

Our diocesan IT staff is working to address this invasion of privacy and the attempted fraud against the goodness of our parish communities. 

To ensure your protection, if you receive a request from one of our priests or our bishop, please verify it is not a scam by speaking directly to them, or their appropriate staff, through known phone numbers and known email addresses. Please, never reply to such an email directly, nor call any numbers provided in such an email directly. 

Below are examples of these types of scams. NOTE: There are other variations:

Example 1:
From: Luis Rafael Zarama <spohieclarke817@gmail.com
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 4:28 PM
To: XXXXX
Subject: Re: Request

Hello, are you available right now?

Best Regards 
Luis Rafael Zarama
Bishop
Sacred Heart Church
Sent from my iPhone

From: Luis Rafael Zarama <spohieclarke817@gmail.com
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 4:32 PM
To: XXXXX
Subject: Re: RE: Request

I'm in a meeting right now , that's why i'm contacting you through here. I should have called you instead of mailing you , but phones are not allowed to be use during the meeting. I don't know when the meeting will be rounding up  And i want you to help me out on something very important right away.
--
Best Regards 
Luis Rafael Zarama
Bishop
Sacred Heart Church
Sent from my iPhone

Example 2:
From: Fr. PriestFirstname PriestLastname <fr.fnamelname@gmail.com>
Date: June 19, 2018 at 11:08:46 AM EDT
To: XXXXX
Subject: Re: ONE IN CHRIST

Hi (Parishioner’s name), I need a favor from you. Please email me back as soon as possible

I need to get an iTunes gift card for a friend of mine going through cancer at the hospital but I can't do this now because I’m currently busy. Can you get it from any store around you? I’ll pay you back. Let me know if you can get the card for me. God bless you.

Blessing,
Fr. Priest First name Priest Last name 
Sent from my iPhone

Example 3:
From: Fr. Priest First name Priest Last name <fr.fnamelname@gmail.com>
Date: June 19, 2018 at 11:08:46 AM EDT
To: XXXXX
Subject: Re: ONE IN CHRIST

Get two $100 iTunes gift card and have it send to his email johnsmith@gmail.com. God bless you

Blessing,
Fr. Priest First name Priest Last name 
Sent from my iPhone


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St. Michael Scam Alert: There have been reports of a donation solicitation via text message from "Msgr. Douglas P. Reed".  Be aware: Phishing texts are scams - not real. Do not reply!  St. Michael will never solicit for donations in the form of gift cards. Questions? Call 919.468.6180.


 

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Recently, there was a medical emergency and the EMS had difficulty entering the parking lot. For emergency vehicles to respond quickly and effectively, we are asking you to please not park in the fire lanes. We have ample parking behind the church

If you are handicapped and find there are not places, for you to park, please call our offices at 919-468-6100 so we can monitor the need for additional spaces.


Click on the above image, or here to get information for this fabulous opportunity, lead by Monsignor John Wall.