Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
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7095 Waxhaw Highway     Lancaster, SC 29720   803-283-4969
     Our Lady of Grace Catholic Mission was established in February, 2008.  It is under the direction of the Diocese of Charleston.  Our building has been dedicated on August 15th, by Bishop Guglielmone of the Diocese of Charleston.  The church and office is open while finishing touches are completed.  

     We welcome new families to Our Lady of Grace.  Registration is required before the parish approves a sponsorship certificate for those asked to be Sacrament Sponsors.   We require that you be a registered, contributing Catholic member for at least three months prior to receiving an approved certificate or school voucher. 

     Registration forms can be downloaded and completed, requested by email, or picked up after Mass.  You may drop off your completed form at Mass or at the Parish Office or email your completed form.  You may also scan and email your completed form or use standard USPS mail service. 
    Forms may be found at the bottom of this page. 
 Mass Schedule:

Saturday, 4pm 
Sunday, 7am 9am and 11am

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
7095 Waxhaw Highway
Lancaster, SC 29720


 Confessions:
      *One half hour prior to daily Mass
  3:00 to 3:30  Saturday 
*Or by appointment

It is located inside the church on the left  side.
Parish Office Hours:

8am to 4:30pm
Monday through Thursday 

8am to 1 on Friday 

Contact Us:
OLOGCatholic@gmail.com

Bulletin Deadline for requests:  10 days prior​ to publish date.  
Call Parish House or email:  OLOGOffice1@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
Our Lady of Grace
7095 Waxhaw Highway
Lancaster, SC 29720

 Father Jeffrey F. Kirby, STD 
803.283.4969  or Frkirby@frkirby.com

  Deacon Richard Olson
  Deacon George Johnston
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Second Sunday of Advent

Parish Office Closed
7am Mass
9am Mass
11:00 Mass   (Middle School in quiet room)

Rosary will be one half hour before daily Mass 

Office hours 8am to 4:30
11am Mass
 Book Club  CANCELLED today ONLY


Office hours 8am to 4:30 
​9am Mass
10am Choir Practice
4:30 Nativity or St. Cecelia Practice

Office hours 8am to 4:30  
9am  Mass
After Mass Eucharistic Adoration
4:00 Faith Formation (K-5)
5:30 Close of Eucharistic Adoration

Office hours 8am to 4:30
11am Mass

Office hours 8am to 1pm
No Mass


​Angel Tree Begins (See details in bulletin)

Parish Office Closed
4pm Mass  


​Parish Office Closed
​7am Mass
9am Mass 
10am Faith Formation
11am Mass (High School in Quiet Room)
5:30 EDGE
5:30 Life TEEN
Columbarium

For more information call the Parish House 803-283-4969

   

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The address for the church is 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720
Parish Schedule
Week of November 27 through December 4
All events at the church unless otherwise noted
            For us Catholics, the new Liturgical Year commences 
          with the first Sunday of Advent. In this new liturgical year,
       the Church not only wishes to indicate the beginning of a 
  period, but the beginning of a renewed commitment to the faith by all those who follow Christ, the Lord. This time of prayer and path of penance that is so powerful, rich and intense, endeavors to give us a renewed impetus to truly welcome the message of the One who was incarnated for us. In fact, the entire Liturgy of the Advent Season, will spur us to an awakening in our Christian life and will put us in a ‘vigilant’ disposition, to wait for Our Lord Jesus who is coming:

  ‘Awaken! Remember that God comes! Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but today, now! The one true God, "the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob", is not a God who is there in Heaven, unconcerned with us and our history, but he is the-God-who-comes.’1 

  The Season of Advent is therefore a season of vigilant waiting, that prepares us to welcome the mystery of the Word Incarnate, who will give the ‘Light’ to the womb of the Virgin Mary, but essentially this time prepares us not only to welcome this great event but to incarnate it in our lives. We could say that the true light enters the world through the immaculate womb of Mary but it does not stay there. On the contrary, this light flows out into our dark, obscure, sinful lives to illuminate them, so that we can become the light that illuminates the world. For this reason, let us live this time of waiting not only to celebrate a historical memory but to repeat this memory in our lives and in the service of others. To wait for the Lord who comes, means to wait and to watch so that the Word of Love enters inside us and focuses us every day of our lives.

  As Blessed John Henry Newman reminded us in a homily for the Advent Season: “Advent is a time of waiting, it is a time of joy because the coming of Christ is not only a gift of grace and salvation but it is also a time of commitment because it motivates us to live the present as a time of responsibility and vigilance. This ‘vigilance’ means the necessity, the urgency of an industrious, living ‘wait’. To make all this happen, then we need to wake up, as we are warned by the apostle to the Gentiles, in today's reading to the Romans: ‘Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Rm 13:11).

  We must start our journey to ascend to the mountain of the Lord, to be illuminated by His Words of peace and to allow Him to indicate the path to tread. (cf. Is 2:1-5). Moreover, we must change our conduct abandoning the works of darkness and put on the ‘armor of light’ and so seek only to do God’s work and to abandon the deeds of the flesh. (cf. Rm 13:12-14). Jesus, through the story in the parable, outlines the Christian life style that must not be distracted and indifferent but must be vigilant and recognize even the smallest sign of the Lord’s coming because we don’t know the hour in which He will arrive. (cf. Mt 24:39-44)

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Parking Notice:   Please park in the designated parking spaces, between the lines.   Do not park on the grassy areas or other unmarked areas as there are cables and other equipment that may be damaged by vehicles. Please keep the area free from double-parking and from blocking emergency vehicle thru ways. 
One Way:   Please be aware that our parking lot, while geographically limited is ONE WAY.   Be sure to obey signs at all times to prevent accidents. 
Thank you to all who have volunteer!      
     There are still ministries that are in need:  Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Greeters, Ushers and Catechists.   Please prayerfully consider how you will use your time and talents. 
   Sign ups are available in the Narthex.

Old Calendar: First Sunday of Advent
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
    The Prayer of St. Gertrude, is one of the most famous of the prayers for souls in purgatory. St. Gertrude the Great (pictured) was a Benedictine nun and mystic who lived in the 13th century. According to tradition, our Lord promised her that 1000 souls would be released from purgatory each time it is said devoutly.

  Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. 
Amen.
 Continue to pray for the souls in Purgatory throughout the month of November. 
  “The devotion to the memory of the dead is one of the most beautiful expressions of the Catholic spirit.”

– Pope St. John XXIII