Learn Together

Please note that our schedule follows UNCG's academic calendar, delays and cancellations. Our calendar will offer more specific event dates and changes.

The 2020 Eucharistic Congress is cancelled due to COVID-19.


A Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of laity, religious and clergy who bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. These gatherings bring together Catholics from all over the Charlotte Diocese. The Congress includes a Eucharistic Procession in Uptown Charlotte, a Holy Hour with the Bishop, the celebration of Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, engaging speakers, vendors, exhibits and other devotional ceremonies.

2019-20 Franciscan Center Lunch & Learn

The following lectures are hosted by The Franciscan Center in downtown Greensboro (233 N. Greene Street). A light lunch is provided. Reservations are required and carpooling from UNCG is encouraged. Additional programs will occur in the spring semester.

RSVP here at least three days in advance.

Laudato Si: Reflections OF a Priest

Fr. Peter Leonard, OSFS

Atheists & 'Nones': A Loving Perspective

Fr. Patrick Tuttle, OFM

Thomas Berry: The Formative Years

Dr. Andy Angyal

October 10 | Noon

Sin & Salvation: What the Bible really Says

Fr. Peter Tremblay, OFM Conv.

October 24 | Noon

Faith and The Immigration Crisis

Rev. Julie Peeples

NonViolent Approaches to Peace & Justice

Ms. Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International

December 5 | Noon

Loving our newest neighbors

Rev. David Fraccaro

February 6 | Noon

Climate Crisis & Global Cooperation

Dr. Douglas P. Fry

An Introduction to the Enneagram

Ms. Deborah Delano

March 12 | Noon

The Catholicism of Seamus Heaney

Dr. George Lensing

April 2 | Noon

learning to be human

Mary Foskett

May 7 | Noon


Are you interested in coming into the Roman Catholic Church? Do you want or need to receive one or all of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) may be for you. RCIA is a process during which people learn and talk about the basics of the Church. Our RCIA program is for area college students. Generally, preparation for the sacraments starts in the fall semester but please contact us anytime of the year.


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