The Cross (Sept. 14th) - BI-WEEKLY UPDATE
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all doing well this week. There are a few things going on this week. Please also enjoy a little "Word on Fire" for the week. Remember that you may access anything from the "Word on Fire" library for your reading enjoyment.
Lastly, I have been advised that some of you have again gotten a "bogus" email requesting help from Father Mike. Please note that this is a phishing email. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER IT.
Have a great week and as always, if you have any questions, please let me know and please remain safe!
The Cross. It's tempting to not be scandalized by "the brand" of our faith when it's grown so familiar. Crosses are ubiquitous, adorning our walls as decorations and our bodies as jewelry. But for the early Christians, the Cross was the instrument of brutal, humiliating torture, and no one would adorn themselves with a cross willingly.
Jesus took on the Cross to save the human race. "Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life" (John 3:15).
Today's feast celebrates this great mystery in the life of Christ: not even the instrument of the most painful death, the Cross, has final power over God!
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your Cross you have redeemed the world!
Why Did Jesus Have to Die on a Cross?
Watch this lesson from Bishop Barron addressing why Jesus died the way he did:
Tuesday, September 14th - Revelations Bible Study - 1:15 - 3 p.m. - in the Family Center.
Tuesday, September 14th - Confirmation 2 - Youth Room - 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15th - Catholic Refresher - 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Family Center.
Wednesday, September 15th - Religious Education - 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 16th - Bible Study - Jesus: The Way, The Truth, and the Life - "In the Beginning" - 9:30 - 11 a.m. in the Family Center.
Thursday, September 16th - WOSF Rosary Makers - Back Sacristy of the Church - 1 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, September 16th - Adoration and Benediction - 3 p.m. in the Church - Confessions will be heard while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.
Friday, September 17th - Divine Mercy Chaplet - 3 p.m. - Church
Fashion Show Reservation Form 2021 (2)-converted.pdf
Tickets will be on sale starting this week in the Parish Office and in the School office. They will also be sold Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th after all Masses.
Los boletos estarán a la venta a partir de esta semana en la Oficina Parroquial y en la Oficina de la Escuela. También se venderán el sábado 18 de septiembre y el domingo 19 de septiembre después de todas las misas.
WELCOME NEW PARTICIPANTS
The Centering Prayer Group always welcomes new participants and offers beginning and ongoing instruction and practice in prayer and sacred reading (Lectio Divina) from the Bible in a group setting. Centering Prayer is a remarkably simple method that opens one to the presence and activity of God in one’s life.
Participants’ testimonies speak to the fruits of the of the prayer in their lives:
“I have been with the Centering Prayer Group since 2002. The practice of CP and Lectio Divina has helped me to mature in my faith journey. A special part of my spiritual growth has been to share and learn with this wonderful group of participants led by Sister Kathleen.
“As I consent to God’s presence in my life through the regular practice of CP, I continue to be healed both spiritually and emotionally. Through this practice, I have become much more aware of God’s unconditional love, wisdom, compassion and unfathomable mercy in the everyday moments of my life. I am so grateful that our parish provides the opportunity to gather as a group to practice together both CP and LD. LHS”
“There are some things I’ve learned through the practice of Centering Prayer: God is present to me 24 hours a day, but I must learn how to be present to God. Prayer is a relationship and beyond something I say or do. This relationship, this sharing in Divine life, brings me joy, serenity and freedom to become the person God created me to be. Being part of a prayer group has been very beneficial for my spiritual growth.
Session 2- What is Sacred Reading and how to practice it.
Session 2- Monday September 20, 11:00 to Noon- Family Center
Come to one or both sessions. To register or for more information call Janet Dobbs at 843 290 1056. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Regular sessions continue on Monday Sept 27 11:00 to Noon in t
Centering PrayerLectio Divina 2021-2022 (1).pdf
Congratulations to our SFCS Lady Wolves who won the Knights of Columbus Volleyball Tip Off Classic Tournament Friday night!!! A big thank you to our Coaches Mrs. & Mr. Taylor in preparing the athletics. Also a big thank you to Athletic Director, Coach Weaver for all the hard work in organizing the tournament! Thank you to all the parent, student and faculty volunteers in assisting with running the tournament! Congratulations to our athletics! Go Wolves!!!
Father Jairo's Homilies - I would strongly recommend that you read this one! You will love it!
Sermon 09 11 2021.docx
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway.
on Tuesday, September 14 at 10:46AM