SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, October 11th -Parish Picnic
Location will be the parish grounds following the 11:00 am Mass. More details will be announced next week.
Your Greenville Deanery Ultreya will be meeting on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 pm In the Conner Education Building at St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Simpsonville. . If you have any questions please contact Mark Thompson at 864-630-0606
TRANSITUS OF ST.
FRANCIS OF ASSISI
The Transitus is a Franciscan devotion to ritually remember the passing of Saint
Francis from this life into God. Join St. Michael the Archangel fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order on Saturday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm following Holy Mass in the Parish Church to commemorate this event. St. Francis tells us “it is not fitting, when in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look” and so, like good Franciscans, we will have some delightful refreshments in the conference room after the transitus in order to make tangible our Franciscan joy.
All young people in grades 6,7, and 8 are invited to join us on Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 pm in the Historic Church for the
Rosary. After we will go to the Parish Center for a hot dog supper, Karaoke, and other fun and games. Everyone is asked to bring their choice of pet supplies for the Spartanburg Humane Society. This can be for a dog or a cat. We will be presenting a basket in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
FIRST FRIDAY BREAKFAST
Please join us for fellowship and a light breakfast at the Parish Center following First Friday Mass on Friday, Oct. 2nd. If you would like to bring something for the table to share with fellow parishioners, please contact Tosha Serratos at 864-580-0048.
Basketball sign-ups for all age groups (grades 1-12) will be on Sunday, Oct. 18th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Teams will be formed on a first come, first serve basis with a maximum number of 10 players per team.
Altar flowers for the week of Sept. 27th are in memory of VKeith Durall.
PRAY FOR PRIESTS
Sept. 27th - Rev. Jason Caganap, CRM & Rev. Gilardo Garcia
Sept. 28th - Rev. Peter Clarkes & Rev. Edward Fitzgerald
Sept. 29th - Rev. Robert Spencer & Rev. Jose Lache-Avila
Sept. 30th - Rev. Gary Linsky & Rev. Stanley Smolenski
Oct. 1st - Msgr. Donald Gorski & Rev. Wilbroad Mwape
Oct. 2nd - Rev. Joseph Pearce, CO & Rev. Joseph Romanoski
Oct. 3rd - Rev. Timothy Watters & Rev. James Parker
SAINTS & THOSE OF NOTE
Sept. 27th - St. Vincent de Paul; Sts. Cosmas & Damian
Sept. 28th - St. Wenceslaus, Martyr; St. Lawrence Ruiz and companions, Martyrs
Sept. 29th - Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels
Sept. 30th - St. Jerome, Priest, Doctor of the Church
Oct. 1st - St. Therese of Lisieux, Virgin, Doctor of the Church
Oct. 2nd - The Holy Guardian Angels
Oct. 3rd - St. Gerard of Brogne; The Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi
(Painting: St. Michael by Guido Reni)
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
It’s not too late to register for the Adult Bible Study on Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, “On Care of Our Common Home.” Please join us as we consider the Pope’s call for us to be Christian environmentalists. Call the parish office to sign up so we can order sufficient materials. The first session will be Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 7:00 pm in the conference room.
Ashley Nicole Murray
Dana & Dustin
Mary Ellen Raffo
Mary Jane Provenza
Carol Leggett & family
Dary Osorio Leon
and pray also for those in nursing homes, hospitals or home bound. If you would like a name to remain on the prayer list for more than three weeks, please contact the parish office. If you know of someone who is home-bound, in the hospital or a nursing home who would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact the parish office at 582-0674.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday, Sept. 26th
5:00 pm (PC) +Keith Durall
Sunday, Sept. 27th - Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am (PC) +Kevin Perham
11:00 am (PC) Pro Populo
Monday, Sept. 28th
Tuesday, Sept. 29th
6:00 pm (HC) +Madeline Butler
Wednesday, Sept. 30th
8:00 am (HC) +Colman O’Connell
Thursday, Oct. 1st
8:00 am (HC) Deceased members of the Brown and Feitzinger families
Friday, Oct. 2nd - First Friday
8:00 am (HC) +Robert Davis, Sr. & +Katherine Davis Richards
Saturday, Oct. 3rd - First Saturday
9:00 am (HC) Deceased members of St. Michael the Archangel fraternity of SFO
5:00 pm (PC) +Michael Sansom
Sunday, Oct. 4th - Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am (PC) +Andrew Leslie
11:00 am (PC) Pro Populo
(HC) Historic Church
(PC) Parish Church
AROUND THE PARISH . . .
Youth Ministry—All youth in grades 8-12 are welcome on Sunday, September 27 at 6:30 pm behind the Parish Center for our annual kickball game. Please remember to wear shoes that are made for running (no flip flops, please). Boys are asked to bring a 2 liter drink and girls are asked to bring a snack to share. Food, fun, and fellowship will all be a part of our evening. Please arrange to be picked up at 8:00 pm.
If you are planning to volunteer in our Parish or school you must take a class, “Protecting God’s Children”. Please register for the next class Monday, September 28 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Parish Center. Pre-registration is available online at www.virtusonline.org.
The RCIA group will be meeting on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 pm in the conference room of the Parish Center . Our presentation will be on The Mass and our presenter will be Mr. George Wilson. Inquiry sessions are available for anyone that has questions about the Catholic Church. There is no registration, just drop by and join us.
SAINT PAUL INSTITUTE - Catholic Trivia Night
The Saint Paul Institute is an adult faith formation opportunity and all adults in the parish are invited to join us for this evening of fun and friendly competition of Catholic Trivia on Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the conference room of the Parish Center. There will be a nursery available for small children and refreshments will be served.