Monday, September 4, 2017




The Nursery at St. Paul the Apostle will be closed for the summer effective

immediately.  Sunday nursery will reopen when Sunday school resumes on Sept. 10.





St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School

*We had a great 1st week back at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School.  We kicked off the year with a fun and fabulous Back to School Picnic at Tyger River Park.  Students and teachers are settling in and we are looking forward to a great year!


*The Diocese of Charleston has been awarded accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the Southern association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.  This accreditation signifies the commitment in pursuit of educational excellence. The parish community can take pride in this great achievement as it acknowledges the academic excellence of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School.


We proudly announce our faculty for 2017-2018.


K-4  Teacher -Esperanza Sierra, K-4  Assistant- Dea McDonough,

K-5 Teacher- Lauri Mitro, K-5 Assistant- Christine Weber,

1st Grade- Ray Rucker,

2nd Grade- Krista Eckley,

3rd Grade- Audrey Earnhardt,

4th Grade-Gina Benvenuto,

5th Grade- Susan Fuller

Middle School

Social Studies, Reading, English, 8th Grade Religion- Tom Fuller,

Math, Science, 6th Grade Social Studies -Kim Gallagher,

6th Grade Religion- Melissa Drummond


Library- Mary Lee,

Computer/PE- Chip Clary,

Spanish- Melissa Drummond,

Art - Sylvia Spears

Music- Jaime Kirby

Please keep all teachers and students in your prayers.






Proceeds benefiting St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School            


September 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm.



One of the main ways that we raise money at our Rock N’ Brew Fall Fund-raiser is through the silent auction and we are in need of silent auction items. Please consider donating items or asking friends and family members who may have artistic hobbies or businesses for items.  Gift Cards, Event Tickets, Jewelry, Vacation Rentals, Artwork or Gift Baskets are all ideas, but you can be creative as well!  Please contact Michelle Schultz or Meredith Culbertson of the PTO at if you have any questions. Any donations collected can be dropped off at the school office. Summer office hours are M-TH 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.



September 10 for Sunday Classes   K4- Grade 12

September 13 for Wednesday Classes K4-Grade 12

Forms are available online and in the Parish Center Lobby.  Please do not wait until the first day to register! We need to prepare and some classes may be full.





If you home school your children for Religious Education, please remember to register them with the Parish Religious Education

office. It is important for us to know when children are approaching the age for Sacraments so that we can predict class sizes etc.

All children receiving Sacraments at Saint Paul

must attend classes to prepare for that Sacrament here at Saint Paul.

ë First Communion and First Reconciliation—Second Grade or Above

ë Confirmation-Eighth Grade or Above

Classes begin in September.  Please email any questions to



The fall 40

Days for Life campaign is

September 27-November 5.  Please consider praying outside the abortion facility in Greenville on Grove Rd on a regular basis during this time.  More information can be found at  If you cannot pray in Greenville, we ask that you participate with us in the rosary for life campaign again this year.



St. Paul the Apostle Parish rejoices that Cora Lorraine Suarez, child of Andrew Joseph Suarez and Michelle Lorraine Stearns Suarez, has come to new life in the Roman Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Baptism on August 20, 2017.         


Don McCurry

Larry Armstrong

Joe Caggiano

Marie Roche

Carol Gurga

Mary Onorato

James Patrick Crowley

Mary Beth Lofton

Emmanuel Seko

Theresa Leslie

Colleen Smith

Emma Talbot

Peggy Fraser

Peter Mathew Kalapurakal

Kathy Plummer Maddaloni

Evelyn Prater

Jeffrey Lamar Long

Rosa Santos

Caryln Maness

Carol Callan

Tom Huesman

Kristie Marshall

Al Rotthoff

Ryan Meyer

Patty Dennis

Jeannie Askov

Karen Mitro Meyer

Christian Emory

Paula Emory

Anna Fromm

Patrick Daniel


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.



· John Ross McEvilly, USN

· Jake Wood, USMC

· Pfc. Collin Vandersommen, USA

· Airman 1st class Alex Quintero, USAF

· SSgt. Joseph Hartranft, USAF

· Cpl. 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

· SSgt. Chad Michael Campbell. USA

· Ens. Otto A. Quintero, USN



Saturday, Sept. 2 - First Saturday

9:00 am (HC)                         †Quiteria Matrona Rosaria Fernandes

5:00 pm (PC)                          Kay Powell - 70th birthday


Sunday, Sept. 3 - Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 am (PC)                         Pro Populo

11:00 am (PC)                       †Billy Frank - 15th anniv.


Monday Sept. 4 - Labor Day



Tuesday, Sept. 5

6:00 pm (HC) Deceased members of the Pace and Abello families


Wednesday, Sept. 6

8:00 am (HC)                     †Evan Williams


Thursday, Sept. 7

8:00 am (HC)                     †Ken Klatte


Friday, Sept. 8

8:00 am (HC)                     Souls in Purgatory


Saturday, Sept. 9

5:00 pm (PC)                     †Bob Fay


Sunday, Sept. 10 - Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 am (PC)                     Pro Populo

11:00 am (PC)                    †John Michael Quinn


(HC) Historic Church (PC) Parish Church



(grades 6,7,8)

 food, fun, and fellowship

Join Us !!!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meet in the Historic Church at 6pm to pray the Rosary.  After prayer we will have a pizza supper followed by an evening of dodge ball, gaga ball, and basketball.

Everyone is asked to bring canned food for a donation to the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen.



Please arrange to be picked up promptly at 8pm.

(Parents must come INSIDE to pick you up.)


More info. Call- 864-582-0674



We appreciate everyone who can increase their giving levels. 

Giving is joyful and makes your soul smile. 


Total number of registered households….. 1,410

Poor Box….$ 77.00

Candles….$ 89.25                August 26 & 27


New Church Loan Balance as of August 1, 2017  $ 1,012,613

PARISH SUPPORT           Last Week      Year to date

Budget  Amt. Needed      $16,315            $146,835

Amount Received             $13,474            $148,418

Variance                            -$ 2,841             $1,583

Building Fund Needed     $3,600           $32,400

Amount Received             $3,691           $27,674

Variance $        91 -($ 4,726)






Tickets will soon be on sale for Rock ‘N’ Brew, the Fall Fundraiser of the St. Paul the apostle Catholic School PTO, which will be held in the gym of the Parish Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm.  Tickets will be sold after all masses on September 9&10 and September 16&17.  Tickets are $25 each. Each ticket sold supports St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School, so please buy tickets, as you will not want to miss this fun and exciting event!

This is a last call for help! We are still in need of some items for the silent auction for Rock ‘N’ Brew.  The auction will be held both online and during the event.  Please consider donating items such as gift cards, jewelry, art, event tickets or gift baskets to our auction. Each item donated will help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000 so that we can buy new computers for the school.

We are still looking for a few more teams to their special BBQ and share it at our tasting event. Please contact Michelle Schultz of the PTO at if you have any questions.


If you would love to show off your BBQ cooking skills as a Rock N’ Brew Pitmaster, please email us the following to



Phone Number:

Items I would like to cook:




Parish Picnic will be Sunday, October 8, 2017

following the 11:00 am Mass.  An organizational meeting for volunteers will be on Tuesday, September 26 in the Parish Center at 7:00 pm. Many hands are needed for this event and all kinds of help is necessary for a successful event! Please come to the meeting and find out what you can do to make this event the BEST PICNIC  EVER



In order to provide the safest environment possible for the children of our Parish and our Community , we have asked everyone that works with or around children in our Parish to go through Safe Environment training. Beginning in 2004, the Diocese of Charleston has required that training to be VIRTUS.

This was a three hour class along with online bulletins. We have now switched to Safe Haven, an online training that can be done in your home. When it is completed , please print out a certificate and bring it to the Church Office.

We are asking anyone that took VIRTUS before 2012 to take the Safe Haven course as soon as possible to update our records. Later this year we will ask for the rest of our volunteers to take the course as well. Please see the insert in the bulletin for details about how to use the program. If you have any questions please email Norma Stokes at



How does one become a member of the Catholic Church?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a program by which the Catholic Church welcomes new members into its communal life. The RCIA program is a living experience of the church, and not just a series of classes to teach you about Christianity. These are lessons in the facts of the faith. These lessons are only one part of the experience of living the faith. This program allows you to learn and share with others who are on the same journey, living the faith with members of the Church. This conversion process, through prayerful discernment, will culminate in the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist), or in the case of a Baptized Christian, (Profession of Faith, Confirmation, Eucharist, and Reconciliation) or for adult Catholics seeking to complete their Initiation (Confirmation, Eucharist, and Reconciliation) Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic Church is welcome. The RCIA here at St. Paul will begin meeting on Monday night, September 11 at 7pm in the Conference Room of the Parish Center. For more information, you may call the Religious Education Office at 585-1858. If you or your spouse have been married and divorced prior to your current marriage, please contact Deacon Bob Mahaffey for an appointment to discuss the annulment procedure.  Sponsors for our Candidates are always needed. Sponsors accompany candidates and catechumens through the process. By Church law, Sponsors need to be fully initiated themselves, at least 16 years of age, and must be a registered and active parishioner. If you are interested please call the RE office 585-1858.


Attention Senior Singles!  The senior singles will meet for their monthly luncheon on Thursday, September 7th, at 11:30 am at Ruby Tuesday's on the eastside.  Newcomers are welcome and old friends are cherished.  Come and enjoy a good meal and good conversation!  Please call Ed Babin at 585-5099 if you plan to attend, or email him at 



Due to the Labor Day holiday, announcements for the Sunday, Sept. 10 bulletin should be submitted by 4:00 pm, Sunday, Sept. 3.  Send bulletin info to:






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