Wednesday, September 13, 2017




Pope Francis has declared that a Fatima Jubilee Plenary

Indulgence can be obtained this year on the 13th of each month from May to October for the 100th  Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Blessed Mother to the three little shepherd

children,  Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco Marto ( who were canonized this year) and Lucia dos Santos (who died much

later.) To gain this indulgence you can visit a church with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima exposed for public veneration and

participate in a celebration or prayer in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.  Then you must go to confession and receive Eucharistic Communion within 20 days before or after the indulgence is sought. We will hold a Fatima Jubilee Prayer Service on Wednesday,  September 13th at 5:00 o'clock in the Historic Church followed by dinner at Habachi Grill on East Main Street for those who want to go.  We invite the parish to join us; this event is being sponsored by the Saint Michael the Archangel Fraternity of the Secular Franciscans.  We hope you will join us.





Sept. 10            

“Here I Stand”: Martin Luther and the Reformation: Background to the Reformation.

 Dr. Rob McCormick, Professor of History, USC Upstate William L. Arthur Center, First Presbyterian Church, 410 E. Kennedy St., 5:00 p.m.



Sept. 11

Constitution Day Lecture:  “The Protestant Origins of America’s Unwritten Constitution:  A Guide for Civic Engagement”  Jane Calvert, Associate Professor of History, Director/Editor, The John Dickinson Writings Project USC Upstate, CLC Ballroom.  6:30 p.m.



Sept. 17

 “Here I Stand”: Martin Luther and the Reformation: Luther as a Young Man

Dr. Rob McCormick, Professor of History, USC Upstate William L. Arthur Center, First Presbyterian Church,  410 E. Kennedy St., 5:00 p.m.



We resume on Tuesday, September 12, for the 2017-18 school year.  Women of all ages are welcome as we study the following Sunday Mass readings, learn more about the Catholic faith, and pray together.  A nursery is provided for young children.  We gather at 9:00 am in the Parish Conference Room, and the study begins at 9:15 am.  We finish by 11:00 am.  For more info, contact Laura Brown at or Susan Leong at



Ladies Nite Out, Tuesday, September 12.  Looking for an evening of laughs?  The social women’s group for all ladies of the Parish, 21 and over is planning an evening of fun and fellowship on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center.  Come join us for some wine and cheese and games of Bunco.   RSVP:  Barb Monitto   864-706-1109.



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


· 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


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.



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.


-First Communion and First Reconciliation—Second Grade or Above

-Confirmation-Eighth Grade or Above Classes begin in September.  Please email any questions to



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


Monday Sept. 11



Tuesday, Sept. 12

6:00 pm (HC) †Virginia Delucca


Wednesday, Sept. 13

8:00 am (HC) †Mary & VTom Walsh


Thursday, Sept. 14

8:00 am (HC) Matthew Lathan - birthday


Friday, Sept. 15

8:00 am (HC) †Josef Grommer


Saturday, Sept. 16

5:00 pm (PC) †Judy Mussel


Sunday, Sept. 17 - Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 am (PC) Pro Populo

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


(HC) Historic Church (PC) Parish Church




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  !  !



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.



· Tickets are now 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 at 6:30 pm.  Tickets will be sold after all Masses on September 9 & 10 and September 16 & 17.  Tickets are $25 each and checks can be made out to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School and each ticket sold supports our school. Be sure to get your tickets because you will not want to miss this fun and exciting event!

· Our silent auction is online!  Please visit our online auction to check out the amazing items we are selling in our auction.  Bidding is available now online and will continue at our live Rock N’ Brew event on September 30, where final bidding will take place.  So start bidding at

· We are still accepting donations for the Rock N’ Brew Silent Auction. 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 fund raising goal of $10,000 so that we can buy new computers for the school.

· We are still looking for a few more teams to cook their special BBQ and share it at our tasting event. Please contact Michelle Schultz of the PTO at if you have any questions or are interested in competing in this year’s Rock N’ Brew BBQ Competition.














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