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Get Involved... St Dorothy's Groups

St Dorothy's offers a variety of groups in which parishioners may actively live out their faith as the Body of Christ  -  both at the parish and in the wider community.  Find a group with which to pray, witness, actively help the Church or the community. Or join a Scripture study and deepen your knowledge of the faith!

Knights of Columbus, St Dorothy's Council 8664 

A family oriented organization based on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.  Our local council was established March 13, 1984.  Our charter is to support Father Miller, the parish and the surrounding communities. Members also support one another.  Membership is open to ALL practicing Catholic men 18 years and older.


The Knights sponsor parish events such as Meatless Dinners during Lent, BBQ Fundraiser, and we participate in Project LAMB in the community.

We meet the second Monday of every month at 7:00pm.  We're always looking for new members.
Contact Grand Knight Joe Tobin or call 704-239-4148 for information. 

Confraternity of Christian Women 

The Confraternity of Christian Women welcomes women of any age for prayer, community, spirituality, service, and friendship.  Though primarily a spiritual group, the Confraternity answers a special calling to assist Father Miller and the parish in organization, running, or fund raising for various events throughout the year. Members are also active in volunteering with other parish ministries. 

Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 7:00pm.
For more information, please contact Mary Walsh  or call 386-871-3770

St Dorothy's Youth Ministry 

Boys and girls in 6th and 7th grade gather for fun and fellowship. Volunteers will lead group discussions and activities, both at St Dorothy's and for outings such as bowling, laser tag, etc.

Meetings are held each Friday at 7:00pm.
For more information, please contact name or call 704-000-0000.

St Dorothy's Family Life 



Meetings are held each Friday at 7:00pm.
For more information, please contact name or call 704-000-0000.

St Dorothy's Pro Life 

St Dorothy's ProLife group travels each year to the National March for Life in Washington, DC.  We host the Baby Bottle fund drive, support the Lincoln County Crisis Pregnancy Center, Mira Via in Belmont, and local Rachel's Vineyard retreats. There is also the opportunity to participate in prayerful witness at the abortion facility in Asheville.

For more information, please contact Jackie Childers or call 980-241-0251.



For more information, please contact name or call 704-000-0000

Domestic Church 

Domestic Church is a group that came to America from Poland.  It was started by a priest friend of Pope St John Paul II.  The program is designed to help married couples grow in faith and use the graces of the sacrament of marriage to encourage each other on their path to heaven by focusing on couples’ daily prayer, family prayer, and better communication utilizing a monthly couples’ dialogue. 

Families support each other in this endeavor by meeting monthly (about 8 couples per group) to discuss formation topics and hold each other accountable to monthly prayer, etc.  Father Miller will attend these group meetings also.  Couples' attend an introductory Evangelization Retreat, then annual Family Retreats are available and encouraged.


Couples’ Groups are forming now. Please contact Jessica & Patrick Kelty to inquire, and for general information visit


Evangelization Couples' Retreat in Hickory, NC. September 26-29 at the Catholic Conference Center. Contact the Keltys for information and to register.

Catholic Scripture Study 

CSS provided lessons are taught through video, reading, and lively discussion.  You will be challenged and fortified! 

“This Bible study program is rooted in sound Biblical scholarship and in the Church’s magisterium. I hope you will welcome and support this important Bible study program in your parishes.” - Bishop Peter Jugis 

Classes are held each Monday (except 2nd Monday) at 7:00pm

For more information, please contact Joe Tobin or call 704-239-4148.


Beginning September 2019 - The Gospel of Mark. Materials are $41. Please contact Joe Tobin to register

Women's Scripture Study 

Small group bible study specifically for women meets weekly for discussion.

Classes are held each Wednesday at 11:00am

For more information, please contact Shirley Cash at 704-473-1743.

Beginning October 2019 - The Sacraments. Materials will be available in the Fall. Please contact Shirley Cash



Fidelis is a Parish-based Catholic mentoring program for girls from 6-12th grade dedicated to equipping young women to be virtuous members of their community through True Mentorship. Volunteer mentors from Belmont Abbey seek holiness in their own lives, build friendships with the young ladies and then mentor with excellence. It is a simple formula - but has been a proven success. 


Meetings are every Monday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the St. Michael's school gymnasium in Gastonia. Visit to learn more or email Mary Lang at for information.





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