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Mass Times for Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation, will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 15 at 12 pm and 7 pm.

Holy Infant Catholic Church will once again be celebrating the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary next Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.  The Mass times will be at 12 pm and 7 pm, respectively.  

Why Is This Feast Day Important to the Catholic Church?

In 1950, Pope Pius XII declared the Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the "dogma of faith" and spoke the following to local bishops and the laity:  

“We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.”

Let us continue to live each day with great faith on our path of Christian commitment wherever divine providence may lead us and forge ahead in our lives under Mary's guidance

Two Job Opportunities at Pregnancy Support Services (PSS)s

PSS is looking to fill the role of the Executive Director and Community Education position(s).

Pregnancy Support Services (PSS) is a non-profit, Christian organization that provides pregnancy support services within the communities of Chapel Hill and Durham NC.  We are looking for a qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director. This position has the responsibility of serving as an ambassador for Jesus Christ through ensuring the effective operation of the pregnancy center and providing strong community leadership in the Chapel Hill and Durham areas.

The ideal candidate needs a minimum of a bachelor's degree in related field or related equivalent experience in a non-profit setting. A minimum of 2 years experience in an administrative position with direct experience supervising paid staff in a professional setting is needed. Candidate must demonstrate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have a strong commitment to the pro-life position. 
For more information or to receive job description, please contact us using the email address below.
You may also send your resume to the PSS Board of Directors at

We are also looking to hire someone for a Community Education position. This job involves promoting and teaching the RelationshipsEd curriculum in the communities served by PSS. Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Communications or ministry related field and excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills. Candidate must also exhibit a strong commitment and dedication to the pro-life position and sexual purity.

Scripture Study on the Book of Romans to resume in August

Join the Little Rock Scripture Study for Part II of the two-part series as we discuss the book of Romans. Registration is Monday, August 13th. Classes start August 27th.

This Little Rock Scripture Study (Part II) will make the transition covering the book of Romans, which is pivotal for those seeking to understand the faith and teaching of the Apostle Paul.  The Book of Romans is the longest of Paul's letters. It addresses the universal reality of sin in the world and the need for salvation in Jesus Christ. It explores both the strength and limits of the Law of Moses. Paul examines the new life attained in the Holy Spirit as God's gift and proclaims the mystery of God's plan to save Israel. Romans also highlights the ethical demands of the gospel.

For those joining the study for Part II, you will need to purchase a Study Set which includes the Study Guide by Catherine Upchurch (Galatians) and Clifford M. Yeary  (Romans) and a commentary, Galatians, and Romans, by Brendan Byrne (Liturgical Press).

Brendan Byrne, SJ, is a professor of New Testament at Jesuit Theological College, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. A member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission (1990–96) and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2000–), he is editor in chief of the theological journal Pacifica. Byrne is the author of numerous books, including Romans in the Sacra Pagina series and a three-volume commentary on the Synoptic Gospels (Liturgical Press). He is currently preparing a similar commentary on the Gospel of John.




7- Week Post-Abortion Bible Study Starts in September

If you suffer from abortion in your past, you're invited to experience the freedom that comes from forgiveness and healing.

According to Guttmacher Institute, a national leading research organization, more than 30% of the women sitting in our churches have had at least one abortion by age 43.  Many of these women suffer in silence with shame and guilt.  As much as abortion is in the news, it nonetheless remains a taboo subject in the church and in the lives of those suffering.  Pregnancy Support Services (PSS) is a safe place for women to tell their stories, including their abortion stories.

PSS will offer a 7-week Post-Abortion Bible Study on Monday evenings from September 10 through October 22 from 6-7:30 pm.  If you are a woman with abortion in your past and are interested in attending the study, please call the PSS office at 919-490-0203 and ask for Patti Naylor or Heather Gatti to register, or you may email Patti ( or Heather ( Be assured that you will be treated with dignity and respect.

Bring the painful past of abortion out of the shadows and into the light, and experience the freedom that comes from forgiveness and healing. God bless you!

Holy Infant Pilgrimage to the Passion Play in Oberammergau - May 2020!

The Passion Play is the highlight of our 10 Day Pilgrimage - a Journey to Austria & Germany (May27-June 5). Come to the information meeting on Thursday, August 23 at 7:00pm in the Holy Infant Parish Center Living Room to learn more about this pilgrimage.

This 380-year-old tradition is regarded as the most important passion play in the world and is an amazing pilgrimage journey. The extravagant production, which takes place only every 10 years, features 2500+ actors – all residents of the village -- as they reenact the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ.

We will travel with Catholic Travel Centre.

(The same company that we traveled with to the Holy Land in 2017.)

10 Day Pilgrimage - a Journey to Austria & Germany  May 27-June 5

Visiting: Vienna, Durnstein, Melk Abbey, Salzburg, Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau, Munich & more!

Hotel Overnights (7): Vienna (2), Salzburg (2), Oberammergau Area (2), Munich (1)


Passion Play 2020 in Oberammergau Official Trailer


Inclement Weather Operations Policy

Severe weather is a year-round possibility that can affect liturgies and parish activities.

Our parish policy follows.

Weekdays During the 9-Month School Year

  • Mornings - The parish conforms to Durham Public Schools' pronouncements: delayed opening of schools or cancellation of classes affects parish office hours and cancels morning liturgy. (Exception: When DPS are delayed as a result of low temperatures and no other harsh weather conditions, parish office hours and morning liturgy will continue as scheduled.) For details, check the top of any page of the website for a Special Alert (see graphic below) or call the Parish Center voice mail greeting at (919) 544-7135.
  • Afternoons and Evenings – Any cancellation of liturgies or parish activities will be announced near the top of all pages of the website via Special Alert (see graphic below) and on the Parish Center voice mail greeting:  call (919) 544-7135.

Weekdays When School is Not in Session (holidays and summer)

  • Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings – Any cancellation of liturgies or parish activities will be announced near the top of all pages of the website via Special Alert (see graphic below) and on the Parish Center voice mail greeting: call (919) 544-7135.


  • Saturday Vigil / Sunday Masses – Regular weekend Masses will not be cancelled for inclement weather unless announced directly by the diocese.  As a parishioner, always consider circumstances which may affect your personal safety with respect to your attendance at Mass.
  • Activities other than Masses – Any cancellations of activities other than regular weekend Masses will be announced near the top of all pages of the website via Special Alert (see graphic below) and on the Parish Center voice mail greeting: call (919) 544-7135.