schapmanSean Chapman, Man in the Woods blogger (click here) and HS Theology Professor at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, will speak tonight at 8pm in a 1-hour episode of The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi on EWTN about his return to the Catholic faith. Watch it LIVE on EWTN (click here) or on your TV! The episode will be repeated Tue. Aug. 26 at 1:00 AM ET and Fri. Aug. 29 at 1:00 PM ET. Sean is a favorite of LVG members who has spoken to our ministry and whose speaking events we have attended. If you’re as big a fan as us, consider attending the upcoming course Introduction to Roman Catholicism at Prince of Peace on Tuesdays at 7pm (begins on September 9th). Learn more about the class here.

Question: What are you doing Saturday 8/23 from 9-noon?

Answer: Volunteering at Serenity Farm (155 Redmond Drive, Easley SC 29640) with my LVG friends to do various gardening activities.

Call Tyler G with questions at 803-422-6118. Gardening supplies are provided. Further information can be found in our last post (click here). Afterward, everyone is invited for breakfast/lunch at Tupelo Honey <yum>.


51XcgIS0iTLOn Tuesdays at 7pm (Sept 9-Oct 28), all LVG women are invited to meet at the home of Christina C (near to Chiefs Wings & Firewater on Congaree Rd.) for a study of Courageous Women: A Study in Heroines of Biblical History (purchased via Amazon here). The book opens up the lives of Old and New Testament women who, in an amazing assortment of circumstances, faced the challenge of living by faith. It will challenge you to grow in godliness and help you discover that the struggles the women of the Bible faced are strikingly similar to those we face today.

Read the chapter of the week ahead of the meeting:

September 9: Lesson 1
September 16: Lesson 2
September 23: Lesson 3
September 30: Lesson 4
October 7: Lesson 5
October 14: Lesson 6
October 21: Lesson 7
October 28: Lesson 8

For the specific address, call Christina C at 443-986-5945 or email

God’s Call to Man: A Prayer Scripture Study

Join other LVG young adults for a six-week scripture study following the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s outline on the Five Forms of Prayer: Blessing, Petition, Intercession, Thanksgiving, and Praise. During the study, we will trace these forms through both the Old and New Testaments, exploring how God pursues us through conversation and communion with us. There will be light homework, reading assignments being made specifically for the men and the women.

Please bring a Catholic Bible (some of our reading material won’t be found in Protestant Bibles). A notebook and Catechism would also be helpful but not required. Note that Prince of Peace Catholic Church has the CCC available for purchase of $5 in their pews.

Contact Sarah Pelicano at (864) 561-4460 if you have questions.

Location: St. Francis Eastside, 125 Commonwealth Drive, Greenville, 29615.
Dates: Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29, and October 6 and 13.
NOTE: On 9/8 and 10/13 we will meet in the Chapel, which is most easily accessible through Entrance B from the parking lot.  For the four other dates, we will meet in Classroom 201, which is upstairs – come in through Entrance C.

Please be sure to check out these event dates on our Facebook page, so you can RSVP and see who else is planning to attend.

The Imagine Sisters for the win: Riding on the heels of the increasingly successful awareness/fundraising ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Imagine Sisters have issued a PINE CONE CHALLENGE to raise $75,000 for vocations in 33 days. 10557422_822556261108206_701995683292189004_nApproximately half of the fundraising goal is intended for travel to youth conferences, webpage upkeep, and most especially for three special initiatives for what Pope Francis has deemed the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life. These initiatives are an on-the-go Imagine Sisters smartphone app, a redesigned website, and a video and blog series about religious life. How does the PINE CONE CHALLENGE work? First, donate to Imagine Sisters’ 33 Days for Vocations fundraiser campaign HERE. Then call out 5 friends to do the same! But if you refuse the challenge, you must post a video of yourself dumping a bucket of pinecones on your head! #whoevenhasthatmanypinecones #exactlythepoint 

Have you heard about the South Carolina Catholic Conference? It is the official public policy voice of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina.

Our positions transcend political platforms or ideologies. The Conference is neither Democrat nor Republican, liberal or conservative. Our positions are based on the principles of Catholic social teaching and recognition of the innate dignity of every human person made in the image and likeness of God.

Learn more about their mission here. You can keep up with important policy in our state concerning life, marriage, family, education, religious liberty and immigration by signing up to receive their newsletter here. Its Director is Michael F. Acquilano, J.D. and you can read more about him on their website in the staff section.

Learn about and take a stand by signing the latest petition request concerning traditional marriage in SC by clicking here.

unnamedSt. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church extends an invitation to all LVG members to attend a special evening with John Michael Talbot in concert on September 5 at 7:30pm! Ticket prices are $20 for adults and can be purchased by phone or email (as shown in the image).