liberty-tap-roomTheology on Tap launches its Spring 2015 season tonight with speakers Michele Houmis & Frank Kucinic as they explain the genius behind God’s creation of male & female! We’re meeting at 7pm at Liberty Tap Room (located nearto the baseball stadium) in a special room off the side.

LVG shirts are available for sale tonight – bring $5!

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Rachel sporting our new LVG t-shirt! #whereisLVG

This past weekend was one of joyful retreat for 60 young adults across the state, including many from the Greenville ministry! A serene beachside setting at Camp St. Christopher (located at Seabrook Island) combined with the skillful and Holy Spirit-inspired work of Rachel Neubauer (Associate Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese) yielded time to relax and rejuvenate while feeding the soul with opportunity for faith-filled community, learning, and much time for prayer.

What happened at our retreat? In a nutshell… Friday evening began with Mass, Adoration and Sacrament of Reconciliation (available) with Rev. Marcin Zahuta who serves in Columbia at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Seminarian Andrew Fryml kicked off Saturday with talks on how to be a joyful disciple and challenged young adults to connect and commit even more fully to their home parishes. Prior to Father Marcin’s departure home, he provided insight into how to follow Christ with a joyful heart with particular attention on how to make more time for what is important. On Saturday evening, Father Joseph Romanoski of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Charleston celebrated Mass in a chapel with windows overlooking the ocean. Fellowship was sprinkled across the day and, for many, into the wee hours of the morning! And, the retreat attendees praised Jesus with multiple forms of prayer – from Liturgy of the Hours to joyful singing, led by Lorena Robles. Sunday concluded with prayer, praise and a talk given by Rachel on 10 ways grow in joyful discipleship!

Enjoy a few additional photos from the weekend! And, consider joining us in the Fall for the next statewide retreat weekend.

 

coffmanChristina C has joined the Leadership Team of Lucis Via: Catholic Young Adults of Greenville!  A parishioner at St. Mary’s, Christina moved to Greenville the summer of 2014 from Arizona and immediately began participating in LVG events! Originally from Maryland, she has moved around several times in the past few years (including spending 3 months with the Crossroads Prolife Walk staying at campsites across the country) and loves to travel whenever she has the chance, even if it is just a day-trip to Asheville! In her free time, Christina enjoys hiking, playing sports, dancing, baking and eating cookies. She has also worked as a stand-in/double in 4 movies, including as Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games! One of her favorite quotes is from Mother Theresa; “Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.” Learn more about our Leadership Team here

halfway-pointGreenvillians, DO NOT DELAY – submit your registration for the April 17-19 2015 Catholic Young Adults Spring Retreat – “The Call to Joyful Discipleship.”  The retreat brochure is posted and registration is open ONLINE (click here)!  Camp St. Christopher is a complete conference center on the Atlantic Coast just south of Charleston in South Carolina. The staff, facilities and 314 acres of beach, marsh, and maritime forest make it an outstanding retreat destination.

SB6878xOn Wednesday, March 25, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, there will be a book signing by Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.L. of his latest book, “101 Surprising Facts about St. Peter’s and the Vatican” hosted by Mr. and Mrs. RJ and Nancy Mohlman in Thornblade of Greer. All are welcome!

Location: 403 Thornblade Blvd.

Times: Drop-In from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Book Presentation around 7:00 PM.

1486693_850810738293974_4510298358484749279_nFather Christopher Smith has extended an invitation to his LVG friends to attend his Installment as Pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Thursday, March 19, the Solemnity of St Joseph, at 6pm. It will be a Solemn English Mass and the Installation of Fr Christopher Smith as Pastor at 6p, followed by a Procession and the Blessing of the St Joseph Table. For those interested, a potluck dinner follows (please bring something to share).