Thursday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation. Learn about the Catholic Church’s teaching that Mary was conceived immaculate and the scriptural references here. Check your parish for their schedule of Mass! immaculate-conception-piero-di-cosimo

Wednesday:

  • 6p: Our Lady of the Rosary
  • 7p: Blessed Trinity
  • 7p: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • 7p: St. Mary Magdalene

Thursday:

  • 7a: Prince of Peace
  • 7a: St. Mary Magdalene
  • 7a: St. Mary’s Downtown
  • 8:30a: Prince of Peace
  • 8:30a: St. Mary Magdalene
  • 9a: Our Lady of the Rosary
  • 11:30a: Blessed Trinity
  • noon: Prince of Peace (EF)
  • noon: St. Anthony of Padua
  • noon: St. Mary’s Downtown
  • 12:10p: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • 12:15p: St. Mary Magdalene
  • 7p: Prince of Peace
  • 7p: St. Anthony of Padua
  • 7p: St. Mary Magdalene
  • 7p: St. Mary’s Downtown

 

advent-reconciliation-serviceCheck your parish for opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent! Below are several Advent Reconciliation Services with extended hours or multiple priests on hand to listen to confessions:

  • Tuesday, December 13 at 7p – Blessed Trinity
  • Thursday, December 15 at 7p – St. Mary Magdalene
  • Wednesday, December 21 from 9a-6p – St. Rafka
  • Thursday, December 22 at 7p – St. Anthony of Padua

For the “regular” schedule of confessions in Greenville, click here. Always check your parish bulletin for changes (and update us at lvgreenville@gmail.com)!

The form of the church follows the example of early Roman basilicas, with a broad nave and a transept containing a baldachin over the altar. The structure will be built from solid masonry with extensive use of local salvaged brick for exterior trim. The timeless detailing derives from churches built in Western Europe in the first millennium -- a universal style well suited to a modern Catholic church. Christian LeBlanc will serve as architect of record. Watercolor renderings and interior design contributions by Matthew Alderman.

The form of the church follows the example of early Roman basilicas, with a broad nave and a transept containing a baldachin over the altar. The structure will be built from solid masonry with extensive use of local salvaged brick for exterior trim. The timeless detailing derives from churches built in Western Europe in the first millennium — a universal style well suited to a modern Catholic church. Christian LeBlanc will serve as architect of record. Watercolor renderings and interior design contributions by Matthew Alderman.

Join us for Mass at 6pm at Our Lady of the Rosary followed by a guided tour of the new church building with a talk on sacred architecture with Father Longenecker! Reminder: OLR offers Confession & Adoration from 4:45pm-5:45pm. Call Teresa at 864-607-8941 with questions.

pearlie-harrisWe’re delighted to host Pearlie Harris as our last speaker in the Fall ’16 Theology on Tap series! Join us tonight at 7p to socialize and order food/drink from our friends at Connolly’s Irish Pub (24 E Court Street). Ms. Harris will begin around 7:30p on the topic of Catholicism in community & service. Learn more about the speaker here. Highlights from the article include:

  • The Center for Breast Health at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is named in honor of Pearlie Harris for her endless dedication to making a difference and extending her personal mission of faith, hope, and help to those in need.
  • Pearlie began her volunteer service with St. Francis working the reception desk after retiring as a Greenville County School teacher. She then went on to serve as Eucharistic Minister before being asked to serve on the St. Francis Foundation Board to share her wisdom and community knowledge. In 2009, Pearlie served as Chair of the Board of Directors for St. Francis Health System – the first African-American and the first woman to serve in that role!
  • In addition to the vast support she has lent to St. Francis, she also has been instrumental in leading the Greenville Mardi Gras Gala, a signature event which raises thousands of dollars for critical needs throughout the Upstate.
  • She has also served on the board of St. Joseph’s High School for more than a decade, she served two years as President of St. Mary’s Woman’s Club and has given leadership to boards of Urban League, Operation ShoeHorn, Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony. In recognition of the vast contributions that she continues to make, Pearlie was recently named Catholic Woman of the Year for St. Mary’s Church, Greenville.

Week 3 of LVG’s Fall ’16 Theology on Tap series featured Father Christopher Smith, pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church speaking on how to be authentically Catholic when facing life’s biggest struggles. His talk is part of our 4-week series on being recognizably Catholic in relationship (dating, marriage, friendship, etc.), facing obstacles and serving within our community. The series concludes on Monday, November 28 at Connolly’s Irish Pub. Join us at 7p for socializing and ordering food/drink. The week 4 speaker, Pearlie Harris, will begin around 7:30p.  Please note that this is the only talk that will be recorded and shared. We especially thank Father Chris Smith for his agreement to do so, upon request from our members. Note that this recording and its content are under the copyright of Father Christopher Smith. 

LISTEN HERE (go to “Father Smith’s Ta20161121_202459lks” section, press play on Authentic Catholicism When Facing Life’s Struggles)

What’s happening in LVG, you ask?

  • Saturday, 11/19: Join Paul P for a morning hike and prayers on this 2nd to last day of the Year of Mercy. We’re evaluating the smoke to find the best spot to go. Call/text Paul at 843-616-1766.
  • Monday, 11/21: Father Chris Smith of Prince of Peace is giving a talk at Theology on Tap about how Catholics (ideally) should encounter obstacles such as conflict, loss (loved one, job, etc), anxiety, depression, medical diagnoses, etc. We meet at Connolly’s Irish Pub around 7pm to get food/drink and socialize. Expect the speaker to begin around 7:30 and take about an hour.
  • Sunday, 11/27: LVG’s Annual Friendsgiving is at Kylee’s house (text 864-266-8843, if you do not know the address). Please respond on the FB event about what Thanksgiving dish you’re bringing to share (so that we avoid getting 20 hams). Expect to enjoy  good food, friendship, warm up with the patio firepit and play games. We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Festivities begin around 6p.
  • Monday, 11/28: It’ll probably be a packed house again at Theology on Tap because we have a beloved Greenville “celebrity” speaking to us – Pearlie Harris (the Center for Breast Health at St. Francis is named after her!). She is a major contributor to our Greenville community and will speak on how Catholics should be active in their community. This is our final evening of Theology on Tap. Join around 7p to socialize and order food/drink at Connolly’s Irish Pub. The speaker begins at 7:30p.
  • Wednesday, 11/30: We’re going over to OLR for a very special guided tour of the new Church after Mass. Father Longenecker is hosting us! Mass is at 6. We’ll do the tour afterward. For those interested and available, OLR offers Confession & Adoration from 4:45pm-5:45pm.
  • Tuesday, 12/6: For those who have attended Theology on Tap, we’re gathering together to debrief – talk through our learnings and determine how to apply these things to our daily lives. Join us with your notes at 7pm at Connolly’s Irish Pub.
  • Last, but not least – our final event for LVG this year is the Annual Anticipation of Christmas Party. It is a fantastic time. Mark your calendar for Monday, December 12 at 7pm at Connolly’s. Games, food, music, dancing, etc. Come!

news_calendar_put_this_on_your_calendar Saturday, 10/22 @ 9:30am – Praying at the Abortion Facility. Park near to 1142 Grove Road. The plan is to pray and minister together for 1 hour. Questions? Call/text Maureen at 864-345-5526. Afterward, anyone interested is welcome to help visit & deliver donations collected for the infant saved from abortion. 

– Sunday, 10/23 @ 7pm – Monthly Dinner. Because some nights, breakfast is best! Join us for our monthly meal in October – dinner at Stax Omega Diner at 72 Orchard Park Drive with host, Paul P. Questions? Call/text 843-616-1766.

– Mondays at 7pm – Men’s Small Group. All men are invited. Meets weekly on Mondays at 7pm for food, prayer, and fellowship. This week, the men will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s New Evangelization video series (discussion following). Weekly attendance is welcome, but not required! Join anytime and come as your schedule allows. Questions? Call/text Paul P at 843-616-1766.

– Wednesday, 10/26 @ 7pmCo-Ed Rosary Group. All are welcome! Pray the rosary, bring an appetizer to share and enjoy wine with our co-ed rosary group meeting at the home of Katie K. Call/text Sarah M at 864-421-4567 or email lvgreenville@gmail.com for the address.

– Friday, 10/28 @ 6:15pm – Denver Downs Corn Maze & Bonfire Night. Kickoff the last weekend of October with a LVG trip to the Denver Downs Corn Maze. The maze itself is a tribute to “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” To get thru the maze, you can 1) meander using your primal instincts & a flashlight, 2) play a game of trivia for clues, or 3) race to the finish checking in with your smart phone. There are plenty of other fun things to do at the maze! At the end, we’ll take a hay ride to a campfire size and roast marshmallows. Departure is 6:15p from St. Mary’s Church where we’ll figure out carpooling based on whomever shows up. Questions? Call/text Kylee at 864-266-8843 or Sarah M at 864-421-4567. COST is $15 per person. There is an option, for those interested, in a haunted attraction for additional cost.

– Saturday, 10/29 – Service Project. Paul P is leading a service project to do repairs and other work at a house. If you can volunteer any time between 8:30-4pm, please contact Paul at 843-616-1766. Tools and necessary equipment will be provided.