Jesus said to his disciples:
"You have heard that it was said,
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.
When someone strikes you on your right cheek,
turn the other one as well.
If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic,
hand over your cloak as well.
Should anyone press you into service for one mile,
go for two miles.
Give to the one who asks of you,
and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.
"You have heard that it was said,
You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father,
for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,
and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?
Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only,
what is unusual about that?
Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect."
DEACON BOB RECOGNIZED
Deacon Bob Mahaffey was recognized by the Diocese of Charleston during the Deacon’s Retreat on Feb. 10th thru the 12th in Charleston. Deacon Bob has been a deacon for 25 years. Congratulations Deacon Bob and his wife Gail, who is the organist for the 8:00 am Sunday Mass.
HOLY THURSDAY REQUEST
Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm , we will celebrate THE MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER. During this Mass our
pastor, Father Whitman, will wash the feet of twelve parishioners. The foot-washing rite is known as the Mandatum, after the first word of Jesus’s saying in John 13:34 before he washed his disciples’ feet: “Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos” (“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another”). If you would like to be a part of this beautiful custom please call the Parish Office to sign up. 582-0674
If you have a child preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center. This meeting is for PARENTS and GUARDIANS ONLY. This is not a meeting for the children.
The Girl Scouts of Troop 2678 will be selling Girl Scout cookies outside the church after the 11 o'clock Mass on Feb. 26. They are $4.00/box. Please support our troop.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR-SAVE THE DATE!!
The 11th Annual St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School Golf Tournament presented by Dr. Lawrence Roel will be held Friday, April 21. The tee time will be at 1:00 PM. Please help to maintain 75 years of a quality Catholic education at our school by becoming a sponsor or player. Watch for player registration at a later date. For further information contact Fred Cuneo at 814-4867.
OPEN GYM NIGHT
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Sunday, February 26
Come and bring a friend!
Basketball, dodgeball, gaga ball, and lots of fun.
Ice Cream Sundae Bar.
Mark Fitzgerald from Diocesan Publications will be in the parish office from Tuesday, Feb. 21st to Thursday, Feb. 23rd. If you advertise in the parish bulletin, please consider renewing your ad. Please support the businesses and individuals who advertise on the back of the bulletin. The advertisers give financial support to the printing of the bulletin.
Saints’ Days, Church Seasons, Sundays, Baptismal Days… have dessert, special decorations, and
prayers. We become what we celebrate - Matthew Kelly
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
will be held June 19-23, 2017 from 9am-12noon each day for children in grades 4k-6. Mark the dates on your calendar!
THANK YOU - YOU GAVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
Thank you to the 26 parish members who donated Blood at St. Paul's last Sunday morning. Your Gift of Life
may have helped save three lives.
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
Col. John Leong, USA
Sgt. 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
St. Paul the Apostle Parish rejoices that Eleanor Elmenhurst, child of Joseph and Victoria Elmenhurst , has come to new life in the Roman Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Baptism on Feb. 12, 2017.
St. Paul the Apostle Parish rejoices that Braedon Williams child of John and Adrienne Williams, has come to new life in the Roman Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Baptism on Feb. 12, 2017.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church is pleased to announce
that Jeffrey Mason and Brittany Metz were united in the Sacrament of Matrimony on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Altar flowers for the week were presented by parents of the bride, Phil and Maureen Metz.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church is pleased to announce that Joseph Elmenhurst and Victoria
Williams were united in the Sacrament of Matrimony on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Altar flowers for the
week were presented by the bride and groom.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday, Feb. 18 5:00 pm (PC)
Ana Joana Fernandes
Sunday, Feb. 19 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am (PC) Pro Populo
11:00 am (PC) Warren Schmitt
Monday Feb. 20 NO MASS
Tuesday, Feb 21 6:00 pm (HC)
Wednesday, Feb. 22 8:00 am (HC)
Thursday, Feb. 23 8:00 am (HC)
Paul Lathan - birthday
Friday, Feb. 24 8:00 am (HC)
Saturday, Feb. 25 5:00 pm (PC)
Harriet Flower Beebe Orr
Sunday, Feb. 26 - Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am (PC) Pro Populo
11:00 am (PC) Warren Schmitt
Divine Mercy In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told is a dramatic 10-session video
journey featuring best-selling author and popular speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.
Fr. Gaitley weaves a tapestry of wonder and beauty from the threads of the dramatic
history of Poland, the transformative message of St. Faustina Kowalska, the prophetic apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the powerful witness of St. Maximillian Kolbe, and the world-changing
papacy of Pope Saint John Paul II. But this is more than just a masterful telling of the “Second Greatest Story.” Thanks to the brilliant artistry of the Augustine Institute’s world-class film team, this amazing story comes to life like never before. In fact, you’ll not just learn about the consoling message of Divine Mercy, you’ll experience it. Come join us during Lent for six consecutive Wednesdays (March 8-April 12) as we learn more about Divine Mercy with Fr. Gaitley and prepare ourselves for Easter.
Sign-ups are in the back of the church. Or you can contact the Parish Office or Loretta Williams @
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Please register by February 27th so books can be ordered. Cost for the book is $5.00. Workbook available for additional $20.00.
HELP SAVE LIVES IN GREENVILLE
You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization! Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 725,000 volunteers! With God’s help, here are the proven resultsin 19 coordinated campaigns: 12,668 babies saved from abortion, 143 abortion workers converted, 83 abortion centers closed.
Here’s how to take part:
Vigil location: (public right-of-way infront of Greenville Women's Clinic, 1142Grove Road)Vigil hours: (7 am to 7 pm daily)
Local contact: (Ingrid Ireland, 864-329-0044)
Learn more and get involved by visitingour campaign at the address below! www.facebook.com/40daysgreenville
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 March 1 through April 9. 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. There are two campaigns a year, one beginning on Ash Wednesday for 40 days of Lent. The Fall campaign begins on the fourth Wednesday of September. These prayer campaigns are initiated and organized at the grassroots level in communities throughout the nation and abroad. 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: Ingrid Ireland 864-329-0044 or visit www.40daysforlife.com/greenville and www.facebook.com/40daysgreenville. Help to spread the word to others about this important life-saving effort. 40 Days for Life Kick-Off Rally Saturday, Mar. 4, 9:30 am, Greenville Women's Clinic, 1142 Grove Rd. Guest speakers: Pastor Judy Brooks, Just Jesus International Fellowship, will speak about her personal journey from death to life; adoptive family will share their adoption story; Darren and Cristy Swartzendruber will give an update on Sidewalk Advocates for Life. Mark Wills and his wife, Robin will provide the music. Parking is at the empty shops across the street from Piedmont Women's Center and at Grove Road Baptist Church. Call Ingrid 864-329-0044.
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