It has already been six weeks!  The LVG Prayer Scripture study led by Sarah Pelicano wraps up with its final session tonight: Discernment and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Click here for the Facebook event for details and to RSVP.

TheologyOnTap_LogoThere will NOT be a study or event happening next Monday, the 20th… However – did you know that our fall Theology on Tap series begins the following Monday, October 27th?  The topic this time is Restore!  Click here for the full post with all the details you need to know about “ToT.”  Be sure to mark your calendars for October 27th and November 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

Whatever will you do between now and then?!

Well, the LVG men’s and women’s book studies both continue on Tuesday, October 14th.

You can also join your Lucis Via friends for our monthly lunch on Sunday, October 19th at 1:00 at Handi Indian Cuisine, a short walk from St. Mary’s Catholic Church. You can contact Matt M. at (512) 796-7930 with questions.  Please click here to RSVP – your “yes” helps us know how big of a table to secure at the restaurant.

There is always a lot going on within the Lucis Via Greenville ministry.  We hope to see you soon!

There is a common misperception that World Youth Day is meant only for those in HS and college, but the call is to all young people who come with joy, who want to have a personal encounter with Christ ages 16-35 (there is no age limit on volunteers). The Diocese of Charleston is organizing a 12 day program (Friday July 22 – Tuesday, August 2) to the 2016 WYD site in Krakow, which will feature some of the most significant sites in Poland – including sites of Pope JPII, Czestochowa, and Auschwitz Nazi Camp. To learn more about the itinerary, click here.

Community Tap logoGo ahead and make plans to wrap up the work week and kick off the weekend with your Lucis Via friends and a delicious beverage at The Community Tap this Friday night (October 10th)!  Come to 217 Wade Hampton Boulevard (where Church Street terminates into Wade Hampton Blvd.) between 6:00 and 7:00 for an hour of happiness.  There will be a Coast Brewing Company tasting going on at the Tap during this time; you can read more about that here.  Want something to eat, too?  The Chuck Truck will be out in the parking lot to provide grub; check out their menu here.

Fall for Greenville graphicWhat’s that?  Still not enough?  Well… This weekend is Fall for Greenville… so if you’re interested in checking that out, folks are encouraged to go downtown together after Happy Hour for more fun. There will be music, food, beverages, and more.

Click here for the Facebook event so you can RSVP and see who else is planning to come to Happy Hour. You can contact Meg (864.363.8753) or Jamie (865.525.6191) McGowen if you have questions.

Wood_SteveThe Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Young Adult Ministry announced today that Catholic author, radio host and evangelist, Steve Wood will speak at the Fall 2014 Young Adult Retreat about Purpose Filled Lives and Relationships.

To learn more about the retreat or register, read the RETREAT BROCHURE and/or join the Facebook event.

rosary handsLADIES are meeting this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Annie Z. to pray the rosary. Annie lives off of E. Butler Road and 385, in the 29607 zip code area. The exact address can be obtained by calling Annie at (864) 316-2458. Please bring some appetizers to share! Wine will be provided. All women are welcome!  You can RSVP and see who else is attending at the Facebook event here.

Go ahead and mark your calendars – Annie will be hosting again on October 30th – same time and place (Facebook event here).  AND this group will continue meeting on the last Thursday of each month – by popular demand!

TheologyOnTap_LogoThanks to the Diocese of Charleston, LVG is able to resume using the Theology on Tap name and logo that is so well-recognized across the country for its speaker series! The Fall 2014 Theology on Tap series will last 4 weeks – meeting Mondays at 6:45pm @ Your Pie (1461 Woodruff Road) – beginning on October 27th. The series theme is based on Lamentations 5:21 – “Restore us to thyself, O LORD, that we may be restored!”

Jesus calls to conversion. It is by faith in the Gospel and by Baptism that one renounces evil and gains salvation – the forgiveness of all sins and the gift of new life. Christ’s call to conversion continues to resound in the lives of Christians. The human heart is heavy and hardened – God must give man a new heart. Conversion is first of all a work of the grace of God who makes our hearts return to him: “Restore us to thyself, O LORD, that we may be restored!” God gives us the strength to begin anew. The human heart is converted by looking upon him whom our sins have pierced. Conversion is accomplished in daily life by gestures of reconciliation…revision of life, examination of conscience, spiritual direction, acceptance of suffering, and endurance of persecution for the sake of righteousness. Taking up one’s cross each day and following Jesus is the surest way of penance. Every sincere act of worship or devotion revives the spirit of conversion. (CCC 1427, 1428, 1432, 1435)

Event Dates & Speakers/Topics:

  • October 27th: Father Newman, Pastor of St Mary’s Catholic Church – Recover the Unity (RSVP on Facebook, click here)
  • November 3rd: Steven and Beth Jones, Academic Dean at St Joseph’s Catholic School – Converting to Catholicism (RSVP on Facebook, click here)
  • November 10th: Matt Mumaugh, Member of LVG – Reviving the Spirit (RSVP on Facebook, click here)
  • November 17th: Sean Chapman, SJCS Teacher and RCIA instructor at Prince of Peace – Our Apostolic Mission (RSVP on Facebook, click here)