AROUND THE PARISH . . .
YOUTH This weekend, February 6 & 7. The young people of the parish will be standing at all of the exit doors collecting donations for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen and Helping Hands Ministries. Even the loose change in your pocket will go a long way to feed a hungry family in Spartanburg County.
“SUPER BOWL”ing Sunday, February 7– all 6-12 graders are invited to join us at 2:00 pm at Star Lanes on East Main Street. Cost is $8.00 (please bring exact change) for two games and shoe rental. Please be on time so that we can set up teams and begin bowling. Have your ride pick you up at 4:00 pm. Additional money can be brought for snacks.
Grades 8-12 Join us Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 pm for Mass and Benediction. After Benediction we will walk to Arbys for supper. Please have your ride pick you up at 8:00 pm at the church.
Soup Kitchen Saturday, Feb. 13th —Grades 8-12—9:00 am-1;00 pm RCIA RCIA will meet on Monday, Feb. 8th. Our topic will be Lent and our presenter will be Norma Stokes. The meeting will be in the conference room of the Parish Center at 7:00 pm. A nursery will be provided for small children. Please keep the candidates in your prayers as they prepare for the Rite of Election that will be held on February 12 at Jesus, Our Risen Savior Catholic Church.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
You are invited to join other Christians throughout the Upstate to take part in our local 40 Days for Life effort from February 10 through March 20. Please continue praying to Our Lady of Guadalupe to intercede for the closing of the Greenville abortion facility. God knows the perfect time. His ways are not our ways. We just need to be faithful. 40 Days for Life, an ecumenical prayer campaign to end abortion, began in College Station, Texas. It has expanded not only nationally, but internationally since its inception in 2007. The first campaign begins on Ash Wednesday for 40 days of Lent. Prayer, fasting and public vigil at the abortion facility are key components. The National Organization requires anyone participating in a campaign sign a promise to conduct themselves in a peaceful, respectful manner. Many believe the Holy Spirit is using this movement to end abortion and at the same time bring people of many faiths together. To find out more and sign up to help please contact: Jo Ann Gorman 770 -653-9011 or Ingrid Ireland 864-329-0044 or by visiting: www.40daysforlife.com/greenville and www.facebook.com/40daysgreenville. Help to spread the word to others about this important life-saving effort. Events include: 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally: Saturday, Feb 13, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 1142 Grove Rd, Greenville Women's Clinic. Call Jo Ann 770-653-9011 or Ingrid 864-329-0044. Midpoint Rally: Candlelight Vigil Thursday, March 3, 7 pm – 8 pm, 1142 Grove Rd, Greenville Women's Clinic. Call Jo Ann or Ingrid. 40 Days Closing Ceremony: Saturday, March 20, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 1142 Grove Rd, Greenville Women's Clinic. Call Jo Ann or Ingrid.
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JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016
I Shall Fight All Evil With The Weapon of Mercy Diary 745
I was so enveloped in the great interior fire of God's love and the desire to save souls. I feel I am all aflame. I shall fight all evil with the weapon of mercy. I am being burned up by the desire to save souls. I traverse the world's length and breadth and venture as far as its ultimate limits and its wildest lands to save souls. I do this through prayer and sacrifice.
WISDOM & WORKS OF MERCY
Please join us every Wednesday from Feb.17th until March 16th at the Parish Center conference room at 7:00 pm. Cost is $15.00 to cover materials. Please sign up in the Narthex or in the Parish Center lobby by February 4th.
Diocese of Charleston: International Ministries 3 Annual Guatemalan Gala
February 20th, 2016
Mario Gonzalez Chavajay - a Tz’utuhil Mayan artist from San Pedro, Guatemala - will be the guest of honor at the gala. The event will be at the new Diocesan Pastoral center in Charleston. The ticket cost to the Guatemala Gala is $75 and includes: a Lowcountry oyster roast on the Ashley River, beer and wine, music, mingling and a silent auction. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone encourages everyone to attend the Gala and support the education of the children with Project San Pedro, which is a program of the Diocese in Guatemala. To buy tickets, visit http://sccatholic.org/ guatemalangala. For more information, contact Deacon Gabriel Cuervo at (843) 225-7403 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School is proud to announce that Emily Schmidt and KJ Chon, 8th grade students, have earned the title of South Carolina Junior Scholar. Students take the PSAT in the fall and their scores in math and reading determine the award. We congratulate them and their parents and families.
CALLING ALL MOMS CONFERENCE
It will be held Saturday b. 20th at St. Josep Catholic School. There will be presentations, discussions, prayer, Mass, confession, a catered lunch and live-stream sessions with other moms from all over the country. For more information check out www.CatholicConference4Moms.com/GreenvilleSC
Mary Ellen Krydynski
Crystal Judy O’Donnell
Margarita De La Torre
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 ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY
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
Ens. Otto A. Quintero, USN
PRAYER FOR AN INCREASE IN SCHEDULED HOURLY ADORERS
Father in heaven, we thank you for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament. We thank you that not only are we able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist everyday at Mass, if we choose, but we are able to adore and worship Him everyday in the Adoration Chapel here at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. We thank you Lord for the vision, desire and perseverance of all those who were involved in the opening of the Chapel on August 1, 1995 and who even now, continue to sustain it. We thank You for the scheduled adorers who live close by and those who come from a distance, as well as the substitutes and many drop-ins. We ask You to bless them all. Lord, we are in a new era and are seeking new adorers to cover needed hours. Open the hearts of Your people, both young and old. Give them the desire to draw closer to You and grow in holiness. Help those who currently do not participate see the beauty of spending regular quiet time with You in adoration. Let the chapel be filled continuously. Please Lord, renew our faith in You. Give us hearts filled with so much love for You that we would long to be in Your presence. Jesus, we trust in You. Mary, Mother of Divine Mercy, pray for us.
PRAY FOR PRIEST
Feb. 7th - Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone
Feb. 8th - Rev. Andrew Trapp & Rev. Michael McCafferty
Feb. 9th - Rev. Jacob Joseph, CMI & Rev. Maximino Tria
Feb. 10th - All priests
Feb. 11th - Rev. Noel Tria & Rev. Jara Galvez
Feb. 12th - Rev. Frank Palmieri, CRM & Rev. Antony Benjamine
Feb. 13th - Rev. Robert Menard, OFM & Rev. Robert Conway
SAINTS and THOSE OF NOTE
Feb. 7th - St. Romuald, Abbot, Founder of the Camaldolese Order
Feb. 8th - St. Jerome Emiliani, Priest; St. Josephine Bakhita, Virgin
Feb. 9th - SHROVE TUESDAY - St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
Feb. 10th - ASH WEDNESDAY - St Scholastica, Virgin
Feb. 11th - Our Lady of Lourdes
Feb. 12th - Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servites
Feb. 13th - St. Catherine de Ricci, Virgin; St. Polyeucte