FROM THE PULPIT-JANUARY 3 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

 

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

AROUND THE PARISH . . .

YOUTH MINISTRY

-- 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.

 

RCIA

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.

 

SACRAMENTAL PREP

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.

 

PRAY FOR...

Mike Webster

Mary Long

Kate Garvey

Warren Schmitt

Norma Caimi

Joan Burnett

Frank Talley

Jo Anne Piglia

Patrick Daniel

Horst & Gisela Kaska

Marilyn Wesel

Lee Danley

Barbara Smith

Ingrid Grana Underwood

Ryan Vandersommen

James Ray King

Margaret Wagner

Heidi Grace Johns

Norman & Lee Ann Pidgeon

Steven Thompson

Beth York

Lori Mahar

Orlando Santos

Margie Rotthoff

Steve Ware

Jean Blakeley

Connie Martin

Eleanor & James Mason

Ashley Nicole Murray

Kathleen Webster

Peggy O’Brian

John Sullivan

Mills Janulis

Ken Klatte

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

 

IMPORTANT DATES

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

NO MASS

 

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 &

                   Melchior

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

 

THANK YOU

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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