FROM THE PULPIT-JANUARY 10, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Baptism of the LordJanuary 10, 2016

 

THE ROAD TO EMMAUS-WOMEN'S RETREAT

 

The annual women’s Emmaus retreat is quickly approaching!  The retreat will be held the weekend of February 5 – 7 at the Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA in Black Mountain, NC.  This is a wonderful opportunity to recharge your spiritual battery and connect with other women who want to learn more about their faith.  For more information, please contact Mary Armstrong at 864-804-0088 or 864-574-5558.  Applications can be found online HERE. This is your chance to say “Yes” to Him in 2016!

 

ATTENTION

There will be NO MASS on Jan. 11th, Jan. 12th & Jan. 13th. 

Father Dave will be attending the Priest’s Convocation.

 

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

 

AROUND THE PARISH . . .

YOUTH MINISTRY

-- Everyone in grades 8-12 is invited to join us on Sunday, January 10 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm for our annual BOARD GAME NIGHT. If you have a favorite card or board game, bring it, along with a friend for a fun evening. Guys please bring a 2lt drink and girls please bring a snack to share.

 

-- Did you know that the high school youth in our parish gather on Sunday mornings at 9:30? From 9:30 am until 10:30 am, a group of young people in grades 9-12 meet in the art room  of the Parish Center to study the word of God and learn and discuss Church teachings on matters that are relevant to them and the world around them. Come and join them. Bring a friend and see what the Church has for YOU!

 

-- The youth of the parish in grades 8-12 are invited to go skiing on 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 11th at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Parish Center. Our topic will be Mary and the Saints. Mrs. Bonnie Murray will be our presenter. A nursery will be provided for small

children.

 

ST. PAUL INSTITUTE

Saint Paul Institute will meet on Wednesday, January 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the

conference room of the Parish Center. This presentation is the conclusion of a six part video/discussion series on how to navigate the challenges in the spiritual life called Keeping the Fire Alive with Father Albert Haase. The topic for January 13 is “Living In The Present Moment.” The Saint Paul Institute is an adult faith formation opportunity and all adults in the parish are invited to join us. Come and bring a friend. Refreshments will be served. There will be a nursery available for small children if requested. Please call 585-1858 in advance to request a spot in the nursery.

 

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 13 at 7:00 pm to the Parish Center library. We will begin to prepare the children to receive Sacraments in the Spring. Classes last one hour.

 

JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY

Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016

 

Diary 163

Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never speak negatively of my neighbour, but have a word of comfort and forgiveness for all.

 

BAPTISMS

St. Paul the Apostle Parish rejoices that Matthew James Pinnell, child of James Lee Pinnell & Courtney Murray Pinnell, has come to new life in the Roman Catholic Church the  Sacrament of Baptism, on Dec. 27, 2015.

 

St. Paul the Apostle Parish rejoices that

Aurora Danielle D’Hoostelaere, child of Sean Michael D’Hoostelaere & Kylie Gajdosik D’Hoostelaere, has come to new life in the Roman Catholic Church the  Sacrament of Baptism, on Dec. 27, 2015.

 

St. Paul the Apostle Parish rejoices that

William Fisher Bartee, child of Clay

Dillon Bartee & Ann Therese Borowski

Bartee, has come to new life in the

Roman Catholic Church the  Sacrament of Baptism, on Jan. 3, 2016

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Mark the dates now for our annual summer vacation bible school. The theme this year is “Son Olympics” and the dates are June 20-24, 2016 from 5:30pm until 8:30pm each evening. VBS is for children  in 4K to 6 grade. There will be an organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 19 for anyone that would like to help. The meeting will be at 7pm in the  library of the Parish Center.

 

PRAY FOR...

Graciela Chaves

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

Ken Klatte

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 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

 

PRAY FOR PRIESTS

Jan. 10th - Rev.Cherlan Thalakulam, CMI & Msgr. J. Donald Gorski

Jan. 11th - Rev. Giovannie Nunez, CRM & Rev. Patrick Cooper

Jan. 12th - Msgr. Thomas Hofmann & Rev. Matthew Gray

Jan. 13th - Rev. Bernard Oniwe, OP & Rev. Robert Spencer

Jan. 14th - Rev. Timothy Tebalt & Rev. Bartholomew Leon

Jan. 15th - Rev. James Crowley, OMI & Rev. Michael Cassabon

Jan 16th - Rev. Henry Rodriquez Echevarria & Rev. Ernest Kennedy

 

SAINTS and THOSE OF NOTE

Jan. 10th - St. William of Bourges; St. Nicanor

Jan. 11th - St. Hyginus; St. Paulinus; St. Theodosius

Jan. 12th - St. Marguerite Bourgeoys; St. Arcadius

Jan. 13th - St. Hilary, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

Jan. 14th - St. Felix of Nola; St. Sava

Jan. 15th - St. Paul the First Hermit; St. Maurus

Jan. 16th - St. Marcellus; Our Lady of Refuge

 

 

 

 

CURSILLISTAS

Your Greenville Deanery Ultreya will be meeting on Thursday, January 21 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. DE COLORES!

 

 

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

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

 

Monday, Jan. 11th

NO MASS

 

Tuesday, Jan. 12th

NO MASS

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13th

NO MASS

 

Thursday, Jan. 14th

8:00 am (PC) Penny Clements - health

 

Friday, Jan. 15th

8:00 am (PC) +Myra Turner

 

Saturday, Jan. 16th

5:00 pm (PC) +Fr. Linus De Santis, Order of Friars  Minor, Conventual.

 

Sunday, Jan. 17th - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 am (PC) Members of the Armed Forces

11:00 am (PC) Pro populo

 

(HC) Historic Church

(PC) Parish Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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