"Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord,
and my Father will love him and we will come to him."
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Bishop Robert Guglielmone has given his approval for the International
Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima to visit parishes throughout the South Carolina from April 30 - May 21, 2016.
The Statue will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gaffney on Monday
evening, May 16th beginning at 5:30 pm. See schedule below.
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the
appearances of Our Blessed Mother to the shepherd
children in Fatima, Portugal, Our Lady’s messages are more urgent than ever.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Monday, May 16, 2016
5:30 pm - Procession with the Statue
6:00 pm - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
6:30 pm - Rosary
7:00 pm - Talk by the custodian
7:30 pm - Scapular Enrollment
8:00 pm Prayers
8:30 pm - Benediction
9:00 pm - Statue departs
First Communion will be celebrated at Saint Paul on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 am in the Parish Church. There will be no 9:00 am First Saturday Mass on May 7. There will be a Parent’s Meeting on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 pm in the Parish
Center. Rehearsal for First Communion will be at 3:30 pm on Friday, May 6.
Sunday School—Today, Sunday, May 1 is the last day for Sunday School for this year. We hope everyone has a beautiful and faith filled summer. Classes will begin again on Sunday, September 11. Please watch the bulletin for details about registration in August. Thank you to everyone that helped make this year a successful one.
AROUND THE PARISH
Youth Grades 8-12 - Downtown
Scavenger Hunt, Sunday, May 1, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please join us at 6:30 pm for our annual downtown scavenger hunt. We will begin with hot dogs at the Parish Center at 6:30 and then break into teams for a fun filled run ( walk ) through downtown. This event is always a lot of fun and we hope you will join us.
Young Teens (grades 6,7,8) - Join us for food, fun, and fellowship Thursday, May 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We will meet in the Historic Church for Rosary at 6pm. After Mass we will have a Baby Shower for Birthright. Along with supper we will have lots of games and prizes. Birthright is a crisis pregnancy center. They assist mothers and their babies that are facing difficulties. Everyone is asked to bring a gift for a newborn to add to our basket. We would love for you to take this opportunity to share time with other Catholic Youth. This event is always a lot of fun and we thank the RESPECT LIFE GROUP from Saint Paul's for hosting it each year.
The CORE Team at Saint Paul the Apostle is a group of young people and adults that plan and implement events that minister to the young people in our Parish. If you would like to be a part of this team and you are in grades 10 and above you are asked to call Norma Stokes at 582-0674 or e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We really need a few adults to serve with the team. If you can spare a few hours a week for this wonderful opportunity please call. We will be accepting nominations through May 15. Thank you.
JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016
TRUST IN MY MERCY
Let no one who approaches you go away without that trust in My mercy which I so ardently desire for souls.
Words of Jesus to St. Faustina
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday, Apr. 30th
5:00 pm (PC) Jo Ann Tremmel
Sunday, May 1st - Sixth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am (PC) Bernard Paluszak
11:00 am (PC) Pro Populo
Monday, May 2nd
Tuesday, May 3rd
6:00 pm (HC) Joyce Seko
Wednesday, May 4th
8:00 am (HC) Intentions of Marty & Diane Dew and the Dew family
Thursday, May 5th
8:00 am (HC) Intentions of Kristine Kelly, birthday
Friday, May 6th- First Friday
8:00 am (HC) Reverend Mother Mary
Saturday, May 7th- First Saturday
10:00 am (PC) Intentions of the First
5:00 pm (PC) Richard Zollinger, 1st anniv.
Sunday, May 8th - The Ascension of the Lord
8:00 am (PC) VLucille Clausen
11:00 am (PC) Pro Populo
(HC) Historic Church
(PC) Parish Church
May 1st - Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone
May 2nd - Rev. Richard Tomilson & Rev. Jeffrey Kendall
May 3rd - Rev. Stanley Smolenski & Rev. Samuel Oloyede, OP
May 4th - Rev. James Dubrouillet & Rev. Thomas Kingsley
May 5th - Rev. Patrick Allen
May 6th - Rev. Guerric Heckel & Rev. Dennis Willey
May 7th - Rev. Richard Wilson & Rev. Joseph Romanoski
ALSO PRAY FOR....
Laura, George and 2 daughters
Holly Moody & baby Jack
Ann Marie Tobey
Christanne Burton Haught
Mike Mason, OFS
Conrad & Marie Laurin, OFS
Horst & Gisela Kaska
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.
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
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· 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
SAINTS AND NOTABLES
SAINTS and THOSE OF NOTE
May 1st - St. Peregrine Laziosi, Priest, Religious,
May 2nd - St. Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
May 3rd - Sts. Philip & James, Apostles
May 4th - St. Monica, Widow; St. Gothard, Bishop; St. Florian, Martyr
May 5th - St. Pius V, Priest, Religious; St. Jutta (Judith), Religious
May 6th - St. Evodius, Disciple; Bls. Edward Jones & Anthony
Middleton, Priests, Martyrs
May 7th - St. Stanislaus of Cracow, Bishop, Martyr
St. Paul the Apostle Parish rejoices that Rachal
Addilynn Stokes and Nathan Alexander Stokes, children of Jared Michael Stokes and Kayla Nicole Berrier Stokes, have come to new life in the Roman Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Baptism, on April 24, 2016.
WORLD FRIENDSHIP DAY
An invitation to St. Paul's women to join with Church Woman United to celebrate World Friendship Day on Friday, May 6th at 10:00 am at Central United Methodist Church, 233 N Church Street. For additional information, contact Kathy
Michels at 576-4574
REST IN PEACE
William Shafer passed into Eternal Life on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
Dr. Richard “Dick” Emmett Plummer passed into Eternal Life on Monday, April 18, 2016.