When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,
and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
He began to teach them, saying:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
Rejoice and be glad,
for your reward will be great in heaven."
February 5, 2017
MORE THAN 25 YEARS AGO, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” Since that day, more than $125 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around the Big Game into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving. Through this mission, young people learn what it’s like to make a positive difference in the world – as they collect food, raise money and volunteer to work in charities that provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and compassion to those in need. Be part of this movement that is sharing God’s love with those in need. Please give generously on Super Bowl Sunday. Every dollar donated goes to Spartanburg Soup Kitchen and Helping Hands Ministries our 2017 Souper Bowl of Caring charities of choice.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Adult Bible Study will resume on Tuesday, January 31, at 7:00 pm in the conference room of the parish center. All are invited. We will be studying the Gospel of John with a series by Fr. Donald Senior. John’s gospel expresses, in powerful words and symbols, the heart of Christian faith: that in Jesus the eternal Word of God has become incarnate. Join us for a discussion of what has been called the “Spiritual Gospel.” Please call Deacon Bob with any questions.
NEW MEMBER RECEPTION
New members that have been invited to the reception on Sunday, February 5, are reminded to RSVP to either Barb Monitto or Denise Cuneo. The reception will be in the conference room of the Parish Center.
YOUTH MINISTRY - Grades 8-12
Sunday, January 29 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - “BORED”
GAME NIGHT. Come and bring a friend!
St. Paul Institute – an adult faith formation opportunity.
Respect Life - Hospice and Palliative Care Guest Speaker on Wednesday, February 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Conference room of the Parish Center
MASS AND BENEDICTION
Everyone in grades 8-12 is invited to join us for Mass and Benediction beginning at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14th in the Historic Church. We will have supper together at Sugar and Spice afterward. Please arrange to be picked up at 8:00 pm.
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFO:
In case of bad weather, check for closing on Fox Carolina and WSPA, Channel 7.
If you would like to be part of our grounds crew in case of bad weather, please call the office at 582-0674.
ST. PAUL NIGHT WITH THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS
Come join us for an exciting afternoon at Bon Secours Arena, for a Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game. We will be selling ticket vouchers for Sunday, February 19th. The fun begins at 3:00 pm. Tickets will cost $12.00 apiece. Children 2 and under are free. Ticket vouchers will be sold at all Masses the weekend of January 28 & 29. The actual sold tickets will be available for pick-up after all masses the weekend of February 11 & 12. If you are not available that weekend, arrangements can be made to pick them up in the Church office during office hours. For further information, contact
Denise Cuneo at 864-814-4867.
IN MEMORY OF...
We are happy to offer a Mass in memory for a loved one or for a special occasion. Suggested donations are $10 for weekday Mass and $15 for a week-end Mass. Please call the office at 582-0674 to schedule a Mass.
Candlemas is Thursday, Feb. 2nd. Please bring any candles that you would like to be blessed to the 8:00 am Mass and place them on the small table and Father Dave will bless all candles after Mass.
Ecumenical Blood Drive will be on Sunday morning, February 12th. Free SWEATSHIRT and TBC Points for all Donors.
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Crystal & parents
Kevin Parza & mother
Richard & Kim Erkus
Mary Beth Lofton
Paul Manuel & family
Kinsley Ann Settle
Rose and Norman
Richard Tremmel, Jr.
TSgt. Brandi Tremmel, USAF
Mike Mason, OFS
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
· PV2 Collin Vandersommen, USA
· Airman 1st class Alex Quintero, USAF
· SSgt. Joseph Hartranft, USAF
· LCpl. Dylan Simpson, USMC
· Pvt. Drake Needs, USA
· Senior Airman Devin Needs, USAF
· Third Class Petty Officer Darian Needs, USN
· Airman 1st Class Imanol Ortega, USAF
· Col. John Leong, USA
· Cpl. Brandon Ray Pruitt, USMC
· TSgt. Billyjoe Welling, USAF
· Maj. C. S. Lavelle, USAF - ANG
· MSgt. Tyler Loftis, Air Force -NCANG
· Capt. Adam G. Farrar, USA
· Lt. Micah Shute, USN
· SSgt. Chad Michael Campbell. USA
· Ens. Otto A. Quintero, USN
IRON SHARPENS IRON
2017 High School - Young Men’s Retreat February 3-5, 2017 at Camp Kinard in Batesburg, SC
Catholic young men from all over the diocese will gather for a life changing weekend. Crazy games, powerful talks, small group discussions, Mass, Adoration, Reconciliation, and a lot of great music. Come and learn how to become the man God created you to be. Call Norma Stokes to register 585-1858 or email
There will be luncheon for those who are about 50 years or older and live alone on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Boston Pizzeria at 11:30 am. For details please contact Ed Babin at 585-5099 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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