That very day, the first day of the week,
two of Jesus' disciples were going
to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them,
"What are you discussing as you walk along?"
They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply,
"Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know of the things
that have taken place there in these days?"
And he replied to them, "What sort of things?"
They said to him,
"The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene,
who was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over
to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;
and besides all this,
it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us:
they were at the tomb early in the morning
and did not find his body;
they came back and reported
that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
who announced that he was alive.
Then some of those with us went to the tomb
and found things just as the women had described,
but him they did not see."
And he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?"
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.
As they approached the village to which they were going,
he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
But they urged him, "Stay with us,
for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over."
So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
"Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?"
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the eleven and those with them who were saying,
"The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!"
Then the two recounted
what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.
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 this weekend 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. No tickets will be sold at the door.
FIRST COMMUNION 2017
Parent’s Meeting– Wednesday, May 3 7:00 pm Parish Center
This meeting is for parents only. The nursery will be open.
Rehearsal—Friday, May 5 3:30 pm
First Communion—Saturday, May 6 10:00 am
Reception to Follow.
REALLY SENIOR PROM
Sunday, April 30, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Parish Center Gym
Hosted by—The Youth Of Saint Paul
Save the date!
Sale will be Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16 this year. Save your Spring cleaning finds! St Paul's Rummage Sale Collection begins July 8. Call the church office to volunteer!
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
Food, Fun, and Fellowship
Join Us !!!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
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.
Please arrange to be picked up promptly
at 8:00 pm.
(Parents must come upstairs to pick you up.)
LUNCHEON FOR SENIOR SINGLES
Please join us on Thursday, May 4th at 11:30 am at Boston
Pizzeria for a wonderful lunch and good conversation. To
make reservations please call Ed or Joanne Babin at
585-5099 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look
forward to seeing you!
THE GIFT OF LIFE
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.
GREENVILLE DEANERY COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
We cordially invite all women of the Upstate parishes to the next quarterly meeting of the Greenville Deanery Council of Catholic Women. We will meet on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 P.M., at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 309 Gower Street, Greenville, SC 29611. Lunch will be provided by the ladies of the St. Anthony Women’s Council. New Service Projects will be discussed along with an overview of the recent South Carolina Council of Catholic Women Convention and final plans for the upcoming EWTN pilgrimage. We look forward to you joining us on our mission to serve our churches and communities. Contact Greenville Deanery President, Susanne Wolfe for questions at 864-313-5866 or email@example.com .
Deanery Service Projects so far this year include filling gently used purses with toiletries for the ‘Women in Crisis’ program, collecting loose change for the Fresh Water Program (for 3rd world countries), and preparing, blessing and delivering 6 Polish Easter food baskets for needy families in the Greenville area. ‘Like’ our Facebook page at ‘Greenville Deanery, a part of the SC Council of Catholic
Women’ to keep current on all of our news.
DIOCESE OF CHARLESTON VIETNAMESE MARIAN CELEBRATION
Celebrating the 2017 Marian Year in the Diocese of Charleston
All are invited to the Vietnamese Marian Celebration of Our Lady of La Vang on Mother’s Day. We are commencing the 2017 Marian Year for the Diocese of Charleston during this celebration in honor of the 100th year anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima
What: Our Lady of La Vang-Marian Celebration
When: Sunday May 14th 2017
12 noon – 4 pm The celebration begins with a procession, followed by a flower offering featuring the Vietnamese Liturgical Dancers, the Celebration of the Eucharist and a luncheon.
Where: Our Lady of La Vang Quasi-Parish
2020 Gibbs Shoals Rd. Greer, SC 29650
Celebrant & Homilist: Most Rev. Robert Guglielmone
Con-Celebrant: Rev. David Phan, OFM
For more information, contact Michael Tran, Assistant Director for the Office of Ethnic Ministries, 864-704-6559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.