Join your parish community in praying the Novena to the Holy Ghost from Friday after Ascension Thursday to Whitsun Eve (Saturday before Pentecost). A booklet is available in the Narthex and via this link.
Spark an understanding and love of the Extraordinary Form of Mass by attending all OR part of a 5-week workshop on Sundays at 10a starting 24 September in the Parish Activity Center (PAC) on the campus of Prince of Peace Catholic Church & School (1209 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors). Questions? Call Paul Pizzuti at 843.616.1766.
· 24 September – Why Latin? with Fr. Jason Barone of the Diocese of Charlotte
· 1 October – The Mass & the Missal with Fr. Richard Tomlinson
· 8 October – Sacred Music with Fr. Christopher Smith
· 15 October – The Beauty of the EF Mass with Joseph Pearce
· 22 October – Sacred Art & Architecture, What Changed with Vatican II with Jacob Wolfe
Join the Knights of Columbus in the Knights of Columbus Building for their next Family Rosary Night.
Saturday, 1 April, after the 5p Mass
We interrupt the austerities of Lent to celebrate the Solemnity of St Joseph, spouse of Our Lady. Joseph was an ordinary manual laborer, descended from the royal house of David. In the designs of Providence he was destined to become the spouse of the Mother of God. His high praise is expressed in a single phrase, “Foster-father of Jesus.” About this Sacred Scripture has little more to say than that he was a just man – an expression which indicates how faithfully he fulfilled his high trust of protecting and guarding God’s greatest treasure upon earth, Jesus and Mary.
Although, the Solemnity of St Joseph is transferred to Monday the 2oth, we will still honor him on Sunday, 19 March, with a Father’s Brunch. Bring the favorite dish of the father in your family to share with your parish family. There will be crafts for kids and opportunities for Fathers to take fun photos with their children. We will also be taking donations for our new Holy Family Foster Closet.
After the 10a Solemn English Mass in the PAC
Dear parish family,
We’re the Harclerodes (Christine and Stephen) and the Hinsons (Sara and Jacob). We’re Prince of Peace parishioners and foster parents.
As Catholics, we are called to care for the vulnerable and the orphaned. Like Saint Francis, we pray we sow hope where there is despair, joy where there is sadness, and light where there is darkness. One way our families do this is through foster care. And just as many candles burn more brightly than two, we’d like to invite you to join us in this mission.
We have a new ministry at Prince of Peace, the Holy Family Society. We chose the name to honor Mary and Joseph (and his role as a foster father). We seek to live our lives by following their example as parents. We love our foster children without reservation and as unconditionally as we love our natural children.
There are thousands of orphaned and displaced children in the Upstate, and never enough foster families and resources for these children. The Holy Family Society’s goal is to create and maintain an orphan care ministry for these children through faith-based and material support. In order to do this, we need a committed and engaged support network. While not everyone is called to become a foster parent, everyone can help.
The First Step
We’ve created the Holy Family Foster Closet in order to transform good intentions into concrete actions! We’re appealing to you to donate bottles, baby food and formula, bath supplies, diapers and pull-ups in all sizes, gently used clothing from birth – 10 years, toys, and books. Your items can be dropped in the narthex or in Stephanie Lasitter’s office.
The Second Step
We need a new location for the Holy Family Foster Closet. Right now, our families are renting a commercial storage space. This isn’t ideal, but our homes and the church are short on space. If you have or know someone who has an unused room, garage, or office space we can use to host the Holy Family Foster Closet, please email either Christine or Sara.
The Third Step
We will be sharing information about the Holy Family Foster Closet with local foster families in Upstate parishes and asking for their support. If you know someone who might benefit, please email Sara or Christine.
An informational meeting is being planned for couples or individuals who want to learn more about fostering and adoption. We hope you will open your heart and consider if God is calling you to help his children in need. We ask for your prayers for PoP foster families and, of course, for the thousands of children in foster care.
Yours in Christ,
Sara & Christine
Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as Way of Sorrows or Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The stations grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary. The object of the stations is to help the Christian faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. Beginning the 2nd Friday of Lent, we will pray the Stations together in the Church culminating with the Solemn Stations of the Cross on the 6th Friday of Lent during Passiontide.
7p 10 March
7p 17 March
7p 24 March
7p 31 March
7p 7 April