ca9742_d6bb8813385d4c1db111dbd276960faeHour of Grace is Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament with praise and worship style music (something like this), guided contemplation (some thoughts to reflect on), and an opportunity to receive (if desired) the Sacrament of Reconciliation (here is a Guide to Confession from Prince of Peace Catholic Church). It was adopted by our ministry years ago as a beautiful opportunity to be together present before our Lord and has helped many who did not think they could sit for even 15-minutes in Adoration to develop a love of doing so. Still not convinced to join us? Check out this list of 100+ Benefits of Eucharistic Adoration! Come. Stay as long as you like. Likely, a group will grab something to eat afterward.

  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church – in the SCHOOL Chapel: 311 Gower Street, Greenville 29611
  • 7-8pm on Thursday, June 23
  • Confessor: Father Jack
  • Praise & Worship Leaders: Lorena R & Matt D

LVGers and friends enjoyed a beautiful Summer evening under the string lights at Sidewall Pizza in Travelers Rest on Saturday eating a delicious assortment of pizzas and homemade coffee ice cream! Join us in July for another Monthly Dinner on Sunday, the 17th at 7pm at Yard House (1025 Woodruff Rd)!

FullSizeRenderThis Friday, June 17, marks the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Bishop Guglielmone asks the Catholic faithful to pray the rosary on that day in remembrance of the victims, the survivors and their families.

13411879_1147500778624967_6771404592936211064_oChristopher West, best-selling author and world-renowned presenter of Catholic teaching on marriage and the family, will provide hopeful, practical answers to these and other burning questions during the Living the Joy of Love conference on July 16 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church in Pawleys Island.

jubilate-headerCome hear the Southeast premiere of Dan Forrest’s newest major work, Jubilate Deo, under the baton of Warren Cook! The festival performance, scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at 7:30pm at Rodeheaver Auditorium on the campus of Bob Jones University will feature over 160 singers, orchestra, and comments from the composer. Jubilate Deo is a seven-movement setting of Psalm 100: “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth.” The work presents portions of the Psalm in eight different languages, representing “all the earth” resounding with joy. Listen to a sneak peak here!

Tickets are $12pp. Children 6 and older may attend. We’re trying to get a group together prior to the performance to read/meditate/pray about Psalm 100. Let us know if you’re interested by emailing or calling Sarah P at 864-561-4460.

b9df4aa4e1f8b55d52a3ccbb7e819197Join us tonight (June 13) for our last in this season’s Theology on Tap series – Saintly Sinners with special guest speaker, Rachel Neubauer. Over the past 3 sessions, we’ve explored the process of being recognized as a Saint with Father Chris, talked about miracles and incorruptibles with Karl Orbon, and learned about the lives of Saints being canonized in 2016 with Angela Calabro. Our last session will be about our personal call to sainthood – YES! We are each called to become saints. Meet us at Connolly’s (24 E Court St) at 6:45pm to order food/drinks and socialize. We’ll begin at 7:30pm.

rachel-headshotAbout our speaker: Rachel Neubauer, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Charleston, is a familiar face and name who travels across the state supporting young adult ministry! Rachel has served in many capacities during her 8 years professionally working for the Church through Campus Ministry, Missions, Pilgrimages and Parish Life. A native of Troy Grove, Illinois (population 305 and notable as the birthplace of Wild Bill Hickok), Rachel arrived in SC first living in the Upstate (Greenville) for 2 years prior to moving to Charleston in November 2013. Her entire family continues to live in Illinois, including her parents, 3 sisters, 2 brother-in-laws, 3 nieces, and 3 nephews. Perhaps her favorite role in life is “Aunt.” For fun, Rachel is known to love 80s and 90s dance parties, enjoy deep conversations, play trivia, cook, laugh, sing, and explore the state and all the South has to offer. And, to anyone new to Charleston, she recommends an emergency beach bag be kept in your trunk at all times. Rachel is a lover of all saints, most especially St. John Paul II, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, St. Joseph, Bl. Jerzy Popiełuszko, Bl. Alois Andritzki and Venerables Franz Jaggerstatter and Jerzy Ciesielski…to name a few. One of her favorite quotes is:

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.

It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”

-St. John Paul the Great

20160607_144113If you paid and registered for the On Fire with Faith conference happening October 2015 that was cancelled due to the record rainfall and flooding, check your mail. The conference has been rescheduled for August 13, 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. All are invited, regardless of previous registration. Check out the details here.

Note that in addition to a location change (the previous conference was scheduled in Simpsonville), the conference has been scaled down to a 1-day format with speaker changes. The mailer gives anyone previously registered whose check was deposited a chance to decide on what they want to do with their funds (the upcoming conference costs less – $20 instead of $40). Act now!