HAPPY NEW YEAR!
AROUND THE PARISH . . .
-- There will be a meeting for all of those going to World Youth Day. The meeting will be Monday, January 4 at 7:00 pm in the Library of the Parish Center. If you are
interested in helping with our "Polka to Poland" event, please come. We need help with the dinner, dance from anyone willing to work hard for a good cause. Tickets for the event are for sale in the parish office.
-- Youth in grades 6, 7, & 8 are invited to join us on Thursday, January 7th at 6:00 pm. We will meet in the Historic Church at 6:00 pm for a Rosary. After we will have a pizza supper and have plenty of time for a movie, games, and music.
-- Youth in grades 8-12 are invited to the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen on Saturday, January 9th at 9:00 am. We will help to set up, cook, serve, and clean up for the guests. We will finish at 1:00 pm.
-- SC Youth Rally for Life will be held on Saturday, January 9th in Columbia. Youth in grades 8-12 are invited to go along. We will be taking a bus along with other area churches. We will leave Saint Paul at 9:00 am and return at 8:00 pm. Guest speakers will be Leah Darrow and Steve Angrisano along with two of the stars of the TV show Duck Dynasty. $20 will cover the charge of the bus and supper at Ryan's. Permission slips are available in the Parish Center Lobby and are due in Wednesday, January 6.
-- The youth of the parish in grades 8-12 are invited to go skiing n Monday, January 18th. We will leave Saint Paul at 8:00 am and return at 6:00 pm. We will Be skiing at Wolf Ridge, NC. The cost for ski rental, bus, lunch, lesson, and lift ticket is $86.00. Snow boards are also available for rental. Permission slips are in the Parish Center lobby and are due by January 10.
The RCIA group will begin meeting again on Monday, January 4 at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Parish Center. We will continue our discussion on Prayer an Mrs. Bonnie Murray will be leading the discussion.
ST. PAUL INSTITUTE
The Saint Paul Institute is an Adult faith formation opportunity. Join us on Wednesday evening January 6 at 7:00 pm in the conference room of the Parish Center. We will be continuing a video series with Franciscan Father Albert Haase.
If your child is in grades three to seven and has not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation please be sure to bring them on Wednesday, January 6 at 7:00 pm to the Parish Center library. We will begin a new class to prepare the children to receive Sacraments in the Spring. Classes last one hour.
Jo Anne Piglia
Horst & Gisela Kaska
Ingrid Grana Underwood
James Ray King
Heidi Grace Johns
Norman & Lee Ann Pidgeon
Eleanor & James Mason
Ashley Nicole Murray
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.
PRAY FOR PRIESTS
Jan. 3rd - Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone
Jan. 4th - Rev. Frederick LeBrecque & Rev. Oscar Rojas
Jan. 5th - Rev. Fabio Refosco, CO & Rev. David Whitman
Jan. 6th - Rev. Johnbosco Duraisamy & Rev. Javier Heredia
Jan. 7th - Rev. John Zimmerman & Rev. Robert Higgins
Jan. 8th - Rev. Luis Serrano & Rev. David Runnion
Jan 9th - Msgr. Chester Moczydlowski & Msgr. E. C. Lathem
ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY
SSgt. Joseph Hartranft, USAF
LCpl. Dylan Simpson, USMC
Pvt. Drake Needs, USA
Airman A1C Devin Needs, USAF
Seaman Darian Needs, USN
Airman 1st Class Imanol Ortega, USAF
Col. John Leong, USA
Cdr. Joseph Martin, USN
Cpl. Brandon Ray Pruitt, USMC
TSgt. Billyjoe Welling, USAF
Capt. C. S. Lavelle, USAF - ANG
MSgt. Tyler Loftis, Air Force-NCANG
Capt. Adam G. Farrar, USA
LTJG Micah Shute, USN
SSgt. Chad Michael Campbell. USA
Friday, February 5, 2016 -Sacrament of Confirmation
Saturday, February 20, 2016 -Sacrament of First Reconciliation
Friday, February 12, 2016 - Rite of Election
Saturday, May 7, 2016 -Sacrament of First Communion
STAND UP FOR LIFE MARCH
Please join us for the Stand Up for Life March and rally in Columbia - Saturday, January 9. The march begins at 11:30 at University of South Carolina. The short march is joyful and is led by the Knights of Columbus. The rally begins at noon at the State House and features music and speeches from notable SC and national figures. Call Heather Hayes 599-8860 for more information.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday, Jan. 2nd
5:00 pm (PC) +Jean Riippi
Sunday, Jan. 3rd - The Epiphany of the Lord
8:00 am (PC) +Angelo Dickerson
11:00 am (PC) Pro populo
Monday, Jan. 4th
Tuesday, Jan. 5th
6:00 pm (HC) Faye Brown Havird
Wednesday, Jan. 6th
8:00 am (HC) +Souls in Purgatory
Thursday, Jan. 7th
8:00 am (PC) +Michael Parsons
Friday, Jan. 8th
8:00 am (PC) +John Melton
Saturday, Jan. 9th
5:00 pm (PC) +Catherine Weeks
Sunday, Jan. 10th - Baptism of the Lord
8:00 am (PC) +Edward Szustak
11:00 am (PC) Pro populo
(HC) Historic Church
(PC) Parish Church
SAINTS and THOSE OF NOTE
Jan. 3rd - St. Genevieve
Jan. 4th - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious
Jan. 5th - St. John Neumann, Bishop; St. Telephorus
Jan. 6th - St. Andre Bessette, Religious; Sts. Caspar, Balthasar &
Jan. 7th - St. Raymond of Penafort, Priest; St. Lucian of Antioch
Jan. 8th - St. Apollonaris the Apologist; St. Severin of Noricum
Jan. 9th - St. St. Adrian of Canterbury; Sts. Julian & Basilissa,
husband and wife
The Blue Star Mothers and the children in Foster Care would like to thank the people of St. Paul the Apostle
parish who participated in the Angel Tree. Because of your generous donations many children and troops will have a fantastic Christmas. They wish everyone a Happy New Year and may God Bless everyone for all they did to add hope and support to someone they have not met.