bin_275In an effort to serve those in our community that have unmet technological needs, LVG is announcing an effort to collect your unused technology items.  We will be refurbishing items, as needed, and  donating them to the St. Vincent de Paul Society for use with those who demonstrate the need for a computer, printer, etc.  As most of you are aware, we live in a world with increasing technological needs for education, training, job seeking, and more. This is a need that is out of the reach for many financially.

How to get items to LVG:

  • drop off at Elgin Williamson Enterprises @ 942 South Main Street Greenville SC 29601 (located across from the Greenville Drive). Ask for Claudia W. Open 9-5, Monday-Friday.
  • bring your donation to any LVG event
  • give your donation to any member of our Leadership Team

40a3665d1018ae84aa46cfaa1d284827For many of us, serving in youth ministry is outside of our comfort zones. BUT, the need is great and this post may be meant for YOU to read and discern whether God is calling you to this special opportunity. Mikael McKinney of Our Lady of the Rosary has asked LVG members to consider volunteering with the HS youth group. What does it take to be a good volunteer? Sarah Viancourt, Director of Faith Formation at St. Clare of Assisi in Charleston says that the qualities include someone who is responsible, has healthy relationships, knows appropriate boundaries, is a team player, has a healthy sense of humor and a heart for kids. Sarah added that YG Core Members should have a developed faith life. If you’re interested, Mikael would likely consider you his hero for the day (maybe the week) – contact him at 864.238.2432

Many thanks to Lisa Watkins of St. Mary’s who generously gave of her time to capture some highlights of the Fall 2014 retreat (The Art of Catholic Living) in which included 48 young adults from across the state!

St. Mary’s has a lot going on. You may want to mark your calendar for these events — some just announced!

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Concordiae concert at St. Mary'sConcordiae Concert -
Sunday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the church – Per Fr. Newman’s bulletin letter, “the choral ensemble Concordiae will perform a concert of sacred music under the direction of our choirmaster Arlen Clarke.”  This will include Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah.  While the concert is free, a suggested donation of $20 per attendee is requested in order to benefit the American Guild of Organists and the Young Organist Scholarship Fund.




How to Read the Bible at St. Mary'sHow to Read the Bible: What Every Catholic Needs to Know About Scripture – Saturday, December 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  This half-day workshop will begin with Mass and will then feature talks by Fr. Newman, T.J. Nielsen, and Fr. Chalmers.

For planning purposes, St. Mary’s asks for RSVPs to T.J. Nielson at or by calling 864.679.4114.

Program of Catholic Studies at St. Mary'sProgram of Catholic Studies Spring 2015 course offerings announced – classes to begin in January.

Topics this time:

  • The Blessed Trinity: and Our Christian Vocation
  • Our Moral Life in Christ

Full information can be found online at

TheologyOnTap_LogoJoin us tonight at 6:45 at Your Pie on Woodruff Road for the last of our four-part Fall 2014 Theology on Tap: Restore! series.  Sean Chapman, theology teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and RCIA instructor at Prince of Peace, will talk to us about “Our Apostolic Mission.”  Click here for the Facebook event to RSVP and to see who else will be attending.

praying hands with rosaryLadies… this Thursday the 20th, at 7:30 p.m., the Women’s Rosary Group will meet at the home of Sarah K.  NOTE – this was a scheduling move due to Thanksgiving.  Click here for the Facebook event to RSVP.  You can reach Sarah at (864) 517-2439 for her address if you are planning to come.

CompadresLVG Monthly Lunch!  Come join your Lucis Via compadres at Compadre’s Mexican restaurant for lunch this coming Sunday, the 23rd, at 1:00.  Their brunch buffet runs until 2:30.  Please visit the Facebook event to RSVP – we do need an accurate count to make sure our reservation is for a large enough table.  You can contact Jamie (864.525.6191) or Meg (864.363.8753) McG with questions.


Mark your calendars!  There is always a lot going on in the Lucis Via Greenville ministry!

The Be a Man! book study continues on Tuesday, November 25th at 6:30pm at The Community Tap.  Click for more…

Hour of Grace: Adoration and Confession will take place on Monday, December 1st at 7pm at St. Anthony’s.  Click for more…

The Lucis Via Christmas party is Friday, December 5th at 7:30pm in Fitzpatrick’s Irish Pub’s upper room.  Food… music… photo booth!  Click to RSVP now!

Mass for the Immaculate Conception, with dinner to follow, will be on Monday, December 8th at 7pm at St. Mary’s downtown.  Click for more…

PicMonkey Collage for websiteOn Monday, December 1st from 7-8pm, Hour of Grace – Adoration & Confession, returns to the LVG community as a terrific way to kick off Advent! Our very own Lorena R. will play praise and worship style music in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School’s Chapel. Father Pat Tuttle will be available to listen to confessions. Join us! To RSVP to the Facebook event, click here. A group may decide to go to dinner afterward.

Sarah P. has joined the Lucis Via: Catholic Young Adults of Greenville Leadership Team! Sarah PelicanoSarah was born in St. Louis, MO and moved to SC as a teenager. After graduating from Furman University, she promptly left the South to travel and work as a campus missionary, confusing the postal service by having mailing addresses in North Carolina, Illinois, and New Jersey over a two year span. However, southern charm won out and she returned to Greenville to be near friends and family! She is a parishioner at St. Mary Magdalene’s, where she loves the many opportunities to be involved in parish life. She is currently following her dream of being a freelance writer in order to have the flexibility to travel and go backpacking whenever the mountains call.

Who else is on the Leadership Team? Check out our page and read more about each team member.