On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, "Peace be with you."
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
"Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained."
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord."
But he said to them,
"Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nail marks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."
Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, although the doors were locked,
and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you."
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe."
Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
Jesus said to him, "Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."
Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.
But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.
WELCOME BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CONFIRMATION CLASS
The Confirmation class from Bethel United Methodist Church is attending the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday, April 22. Blessings to you from St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.
PARISH CINCO DE MAYO PARTY
The Knights of Columbus and & St. Paul School are sponsoring a Cinco de Mayo party for adults on May 5 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm in the Parish Center. Features Mexican dancers, a mariachi band, dancing and dinner. Tickets are $20/ person and will be available after each mass on the weekends of 4/22-23 and 4/29-30, or at the Parish & School office during normal business hour or call 864-595-1685. Buy a ticket, support the school, eat, dance and have fun.
SAVE THE DATE
Save your Spring cleaning finds! St Paul's Rummage Sale Collection begins July 8. Sale will be July 13-16 this year. Call the church office to volunteer!
BE PART OF MIGHTY FORTRESS VBS
God’s children of all ages will learn that in Jesus, the victory is won at Mighty Fortress VBS. And every child will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, has won the victory over sin, death, and the devil and that God gives us that victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! As staff members for Mighty Fortress VBS, you can live out the theme “In Jesus, the victory is won” as you share the message and the fun with kids! If you can help full or part time, we have many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm in the Youth cube of the Parish Center. Join us to see how in Jesus, the victory is won! Call 864-585-1858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School will be held June 19-23, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon each day for children in grades 4k-5. Mark the dates on your calendar! Registration forms are now available in the narthex or in the Parish Office.
PRAY FOR OUR SICK, HOMEBOUND AND THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYERS
Tom & Laura Huesman
Jim and Annette Atkins
Karen Mitro Meyer
Mary Beth Lofton
Richard Tremmel, Jr.
TSgt. Brandi Tremmel, USAF
Mike Mason, OFS
Would you like to request a prayer for somebody? Click here.
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
· 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
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
What is NFP? Does it work? What can it do for our marriage? We will begin a series of three; 2-1/2 hour classes on NFP sponsored by NFPI on Sunday April 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Spartanburg, SC, in the conference room of the Parish Center. Course fee is $70. To register contact Ted and Angie Grieshop at 864-582-2162. We also have a one-hour presentation that may be of use in pre-Cana, marriage preparation, or RCIA situations. If you have any questions regarding NFPI or NFP, please call us or log onto www.nfpandmore.org.
SAINT PAUL INSTITUTE
Saint Paul Institute - Wednesday, April 26
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Key Steps Toward Achieving Your Financial Goals
Guest Speaker– Michael J. Dickey, Financial Advisor
A nursery will be provided.
REALLY SENIOR PROM
Sunday, April 30, 2017 from
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Parish Center Gym
Hosted by—The Youth Of Saint Paul.
Everyone over the age of 70 is invited to join us for supper,
music, and dancing. Come with a date or come alone and meet someone new!
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 26 to 585-1858
APRIL LADIES SOCIAL NITE OUT
A GLASS FUSION Class will be held at Hearts of Clay on Monday, April 24th. The time is 6:30 pm - 8:00ish.
Glass Fusion is arranging and gluing pieces of glass to create a pendant, trivet, or dish. If you want to learn more and see examples, go to Hearts of Clay - Home Click on Glass Fusion Link.
Pricing begins at $7.95 for a pendant and increases with the size of the project. Each person will select there project.
Party Room is reserved. There is a $3.00 per person charge that will be added to the item you make.
Refreshments: Wine will be provided. Everyone is asked to bring a finger food (something that is not messy and easy to eat while working on your project). Large quantities are not needed!
If everyone brings a small amount, we will have more than enough.
RSVP to Robin Duffy by phone 864-587-2853 or email at email@example.com
QUEEN OF HEAVEN
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, our parish will celebrate by hosting a four evening Family Retreat. We will begin at Sunday May 7 and continue through Wednesday, May 10. We will be meeting from 6:00 until 8:00 each evening. This retreat is for parents and their children to experience together. All ages are welcome but adults must accompany children. We will begin each night with a light meal followed by prayer, music, movies, crafts, and all the “Mysteries and Messages of Mary” Please register before May 1 by calling 585-1858 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for participation but donations will be accepted to cover meal costs. DON’T MISS OUT!
THE GIFT OF LIFE
Thank you to Parish Members that donate blood and platelets at the Blood Connection in our Parish name. The Bloodmobile will be at St. Paul's in July and November. You may always donate at the Blood Connection Building, 270 North Grove Medical Park Drive, they are open every day. Phone 641-6013.