11295835_793901627396664_9160154602615041339_nA new hashtag was born today by our “friends” (ahem, competitors) in Charleston and Columbia – #beatGreenville. And, it seems that there is some confusion about which region is taking home (i.e. keeping) the YAClympics trophy. Let’s set them straight, LVGers! Register now to play, volunteer or be a cheerleader for the 2nd Annual YAClympics, a Diocesan-wide competition of physical and intellectual prowess, happening on Saturday, May 21st in Columbia’s beautiful Sesquicentennial State Park. The schedule for the day includes an opportunity to stay for post-event activities – last year, we enjoyed a fantastic dinner and game night socializing (you can even stay in Columbia overnight with one of our YACs for morning Mass & brunch).

Learn more on the Diocesan blog here. The schedule is posted below (link to our Facebook event):

SATURDAY, MAY 21

– 10am – 10:30am – Sign-in

– 10:30am – 10:45am – Form teams

– 10:45am – Games will promptly begin

– 10:45am – 2pm – Round 1 of YAClympics Games

– 2pm – 3:30pm – Cookout and fellowship

– 3:30pm – 5pm – Round 2 of YAClympics Games

– 5pm – Awards and Closing Ceremony

– 5:45pm – Post-YAClympic Festivities (optional)

**For those who do not want to depart on May 21, there will be an option of being hosted in Columbia followed by Mass and brunch as a groupon Sunday**

SUNDAY, MAY 22 (optional)

– 9am – Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel

– 10:15am – Brunch

Come dressed for a field day – tennis shoes and active clothing encouraged – and be sure to bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, and a joyfully competitive attitude!

Pope Francis places a white rose at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Pope Francis places a white rose at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Come discuss Pope Francis’ visit to the US in a small group format on Wednesdays at 7pm at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in the cry room to the left. This week’s topics include:

  • Ground Zero Memorial, Interreligious meeting, speech
  • Harlem School, Meeting with Immigrant Families and Children, speech
  • Madison Square Garden, Holy Mass, homily
  • Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Holy Mass, homily

Participants are not required to read ahead, but links are available should you wish to do so. The highlights of each speech or homily are presented and then discussed together. Leave room to eat dinner afterward at a restaurant! Questions? Call Kylee at 864-266-8843. Leaders include Heather B, Kylee H, and Sarah P! 

Youre-Invited-LogoNobody really NEEDS a reason to throw a party, but we happen to have several…

  • Reason #1 – We’re an awesome community, and we like to hang out! Bring your favorite game and a friend or two, this is a great opportunity to invite the guy/gal from work you’ve been meaning to hang out with.
  • Reason #2 – Lots of us have been wanting to get back together after the Lenten Retreat and rekindle some of that fire, pick up where we left off on good conversations, etc, so now is your chance!
  • Reason #3 – Board games. Card games. Music. Your people. Spaghetti. ‘Nuff said.
  • Reason #4 – We have a small unveiling of a project we’ve been working on, and we want to introduce it to you! We think you’ll like it… so show up and be the first to hear about it!

When: Saturday, April 16 starting at 6:30pm until…

Location: Kylee & Sarah’s House (text 864-561-4460 for address)

If anybody is interested in Saturday night Mass, St. Mary Magdalene is right around the corner, so please email us (lvgreenville@gmail.com) if you want to get a group together! Otherwise, we’ll see you at the house for dinner! BRING A FRIEND!

The St. Mary’s Women’s Club has had a pilgrimage EWTN shrine and studios in Birmingham, AL planned for some time. At the last minute they have lost two of the four drivers (and i believe vehicles as well) that were originally planned for. He is now looking for volunteers who are looking for a little adventure this weekend and are willing to drive.

Details:
Will visit the EWTN shrine and studios in Birmingham AL
Will leave St. Marys at 7:30am this Friday and return Sunday evening. Accommodations and passes included
Contact club president – Veronica Yockey 864-246-5777

THANKS for your consideration. 

learn-and-never-quitPrince of Peace Catholic Church is launching adult educational opportunities and we encourage you to consider attending, even if you are not a member of the parish!

  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Sundays at 4:30pm from April 3-May 29. To register follow this link. About: We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
    FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. Facilitator: Chase Womack
  • Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, Tuesdays at 7pm ($25 for materials, paid at 1st class). Meets from April 5 – May 24.  About: This program makes the complex simple. It helps you uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the big picture of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the unfailing love of God for you that you are now called to share with others. Facilitator: Jessica Sadowski
  • Doors of Mercy, Thursdays at 7pm ($20 for materials, paid at 1st class). Meets from April 7 – June 2. About: For only the fourth time in Church history, the Pope has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year. And the focus? Mercy. Learn to give and receive forgiveness, to forgive others, to forgive yourself. Facilitator: Angela Calabro (our very own LVG member!)

Image5-2For all you old-fashioned types (we know you’re out there), we’ve made a printable April 2016 calendar of LVG events. Available here. Of course, like anything printed these days – check for the most updated information on lvgreenville.com before you attend!

9923442_origOver the course of 2016, LVG will offer opportunities to do each of the Corporal Works of Mercy during the Year of Mercy! Our first is: Shelter the homeless. We have 8 spots reserved to help with St. Mary Magdalene’s Habitat for Humanity Build for the Mayer Family. Join us on April 9th from 8am to 12pm to do the following tasks together: 1) Calking and install foam strips on top plates, 2) Complete shingling roof, 3) Finish house wrap, and 4) Install exterior doors and install windows. The to do list is subject to change with the weather and build progress. RSVPs are required for this event! Send your name to lvgreenville@gmail.com to register!