fff2014The annual fundraiser for Mill Village Farms, Farm Fresh Fair 2014, is happening this weekend and LVG is being asked to show up in a BIG way with 20+ volunteers!!

Where: The event will be held at The Farm at Rabon Creek – 125 Philips Lane, Fountain Inn, SC 29644. Various volunteer roles include ticketing, parking, vendor relief, and general clean-up.

When: Saturday, Sept. 20. Arrival requested no later than 12:45pm @ the Ticket Sales Table. Anyone wishing to enjoy the event prior to 12:45 will receive a comp ticket (just indicate that you’re an afternoon volunteer). Expect to leave around 5:30pm.

What: All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and are asked to wear comfy clothing with closed-toe shoes. The fair includes over 50 vendors, 4 musicians/bands, 10 food trucks, and you got it, farm fresh produce!

We need a head count – please RSVP: contact Tyler at 803-422-6118 or sign up at the Facebook event. #FarmFreshFair2014

For more information on the Farm at Rabon Creek and the Farm Fresh Fair, click here.

 

burgers-on-a-grillWe can’t wait to see everybody at the picnic on Sunday! A very important note - parking is limited, so we urge you to please carpool.  Meet at the BiLo shopping center at the corner of Haywood/Howell Roads and E. North Street (3715 E. North Street – across from McDonald’s) beginning at 1:30.  Shuttles will be available until 2:00 p.m.  The rectory is very close by: near Howell Commons Apartments (turn onto Howell Circle and look for the house on the right, with balloons).

Fr. ChrisIf you haven’t already carved out 2:00 to 4:00 this Sunday, September 14th, on your calendar for the Fall 2014 Lucis Via Picnic – do it now!  This is something special.  Father Chris Smith has graciously invited us to the Prince of Peace rectory, his gorgeous home and land on the east side of Greenville, for our picnic location.

burgers-on-a-grillBurgers, burger “accessories,” and paper/plastic products will be provided. We ask that you please bring sides, desserts, and drinks (including alcoholic ones) to share. It would also be a smart idea to bring camp chairs, bug spray, sunglasses, etc., as this will be a largely outdoor event. If you have a Frisbee or football or other outside amusement items to bring, that would be fun, too!

PLEASE: NO PETS!  But do invite your friends, Catholic and non-Catholic alike.

VERY IMPORTANT - parking is limited, so we urge you to carpool.  Meet at the BiLo shopping center at the corner of Haywood/Howell Roads and E. North Street (3715 E. North Street – across from McDonald’s) beginning at 1:30.  Shuttles will be available until 2:00 p.m.  The rectory is very close by: near Howell Commons Apartments (turn on Howell Circle and look for the house on the right, with balloons).

You can view the Facebook event here, so that you can RSVP, say what you’re bringing, and just see who else is planning to attend.  Over 30 folks have already responded that they’re coming!

Questions? Contact Victoria at 770-366-3246 or Dan at 412-651-5333.

We had a blast at our LVG Spring 2014 Picnic – won’t you join us again?

Retreat brochure pictureThe Diocese of Charleston’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry has announced another retreat opportunity for young adults in South Carolina.  The theme of this Fall 2014 retreat is “The Art of Catholic Living,” and it will take place November 14-16 at the Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, SC.

 Taken from the retreat brochure:

“You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world” (Mt 5:13-14). 

Since the time of Christ, these words have resounded in the hearts of mankind throughout the centuries. Within their text comes a boldness to ‘flavor’ and ‘illuminate’ the Way, the Truth and the Life through our everyday actions.

However, in today’s world, everyday struggles falsely appear to weaken the boldness we are capable of living in Jesus Christ. Perhaps it’s bleakness of society, the monotony of daily life, or prior life choices that have seemed to add to the feeling of unfulfillment in jobs, relationships and other worries. Whatever the cause may be, the only answer to truly fulfill our hearts and give meaning to life is found in Christ. 

Join us in retreating for a weekend away, while learning of the beauty in the art of living by the truths and teachings of the Catholic Church with other young adults from across the Diocese of Charleston as we learn of the beauty and excellence in the art of Catholic living.to be the ‘salt and light’ that flavors and illuminates the world!

Who should come?
Any young adult (18-35) who wants to grow in holiness and attain a greater knowledge of the Catholic faith.

How much does it cost?
Private Room: $130
Shared Room: $80

Costs include meals, and scholarships are available by contacting the Office of Young Adult Ministry directly (by emailing or calling Rachel Neubauer, Director of Young Adult Ministry: 843.670.2586).

To register, send your completed registration form & check to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Charleston
1662 Ingram Road
Charleston, SC 29407

Two new book studies kick off tonight.  Ladies first…

51XcgIS0iTLTuesdays at 7:00, September 9th through October 28th:
Ladies of Lucis Via are invited to meet at the home of Christina C. for a study of the book, Courageous Women: A Study in Heroines of Biblical History.  Click here for more details…

 

 

 

Second and fourth, except where noted, Tuesday evenings at 6:30, through February 17th:
Men of Lucis Via are invited to meet at The Community Tap for a study of the book, Be A Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be by Father Larry Richards.  Click here for more details…

 

 

Please note that you can view each evening’s event on the Lucis Via events page, to check homework assignments, ask questions, have discussions before or after, or just to see who else is coming!