Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
7031 Waxhaw Highway
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone: 803-283-4969
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Our Lady of Grace adheres to Child Safety standards as set forth by the Diocese of Charleston.   Please understand that if you are not directly involved with our Faith Formation program, you are not permitted to enter the building until class is over and all children have been dismissed.   

If you any questions, please feel free to contact, Mary Costantino via email OLOGFF@hotmail.com, Safety Director for Our Lady of Grace.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 
AWARDED  2015 Innovations in Catholic Education
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We are excited to announce 2 NEW positions that will be available at St. Anne for the 2015-16 school-year. If you know of anyone who would be interested in these opportunities, please have them submit a resume to me at principal@stanneschool.com.

Part-time Guidance Counselor or College Advisor to provide a comprehensive counseling program focused on the academic and personal/social needs of the students. This person should have experience working with students through the college application process.

Part-time Drama Instructor to teach acting principals and techniques to students in grades 6-10. The candidate will be responsible for teaching elective courses for middle and high school and plan/ execute a minimum of 2 stage performances for during the school year. St. Anne School News

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Is St. Anne High School right for you?
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 First Reading                      Genesis 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18
Abraham obeyed God and prepared to offer his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice.

Responsorial Psalm            Psalm 116:10,15,16-17,18-19
A prayer of faithfulness to God

Second Reading                  Romans 8:31b-34
God's faithfulness is shown in his offering of his own Son for our salvation.

Gospel Reading                 Mark 9:2-10
Jesus is transfigured in the presence of Peter, James, and John.

     On the second Sunday of Lent in each Lectionary cycle, the Gospel reading proclaims the story of Jesus' Transfiguration. This event is reported in each of the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This year, in Lectionary Cycle B, we hear Mark's report of this event.

     The context for Mark's Transfiguration story is similar to that found in both Matthew's and Luke's Gospel. The Transfiguration occurs after Peter's confession that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus' prediction about his passion. After this, in each of these Gospels, there is also a discussion of the cost of discipleship.

     In each case, Jesus takes three of his disciples—Peter, James, and John—to a high mountain. While they are there, Elijah and Moses appear with Jesus. In Matthew's and Mark's Gospel, there is reference to a conversation among Jesus, Elijah, and Moses, but only Luke's Gospel includes the detail that this conversation is about what Jesus will accomplish in Jerusalem.

     Elijah and Moses are significant figures in the history of Israel. Moses led the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and received from Yahweh the Ten Commandments. In appearing with Jesus at his Transfiguration, Moses represents the Law that guides the lives of the Jewish people. Elijah is remembered as one of the most important prophets of Israel who helped the Israelites stay faithful to Yahweh. Some Jews believed that Elijah's return would signal the coming of the Messiah for the Jewish people. This belief is evidenced in the question posed by Jesus' disciples after they have witnessed the Transfiguration. The appearance of these two important figures from Israel's history with Jesus signifies Jesus' continuity with the Law and with the prophets and that Jesus is the fulfillment of all that was promised to the people of Israel.

     On seeing Jesus with Elijah and Moses and having witnessed his Transfiguration, Peter offers to construct three tents for them. Mark reports that the disciples are terrified by what they have witnessed and that Peter's offer is made out of confusion. We also notice that Peter has reverted from his earlier confession that Jesus is the Messiah, calling Jesus rabbi instead. As if in reply to Peter's confusion, a voice from heaven speaks, affirming Jesus as God's Son and commanding the disciples to obey him. This voice from heaven recalls the voice that was heard at Jesus' baptism.

     In his Transfiguration, we see an anticipation of the glory of Jesus' Resurrection. In each of the reports of the Transfiguration, Jesus instructs the disciples to keep secret what they have seen until after the Son of Man has risen from the dead. The disciples' confusion continues as they wonder what Jesus means by rising from the dead. The disciples cannot possibly understand Jesus' Transfiguration until they also witness his passion and death. We hear the story of Jesus' Transfiguration early in Lent, but we have the benefit of hindsight. In our hearing of it, we anticipate Jesus' Resurrection, even as we prepare to remember Jesus' passion and death. 
Diocesan Happenings
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February 28          4pm Mass at the Rec Center
March      1             7:30am Mass
                                10:15  Stations Practice

                      Our Lady of Grace Food Drive begins
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March      3           10:30   Choir Practice 
March      6           9am Bible Timeline
March      9           7pm Penance Service
March     27          7pm  Living Stations
February 15, 2015  Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In his Lenten message for 2015, Pope Francis asks us to be firm against indifference (see Jas 5:8) and to seek a heart that is “merciful, attentive and generous.” Embrace his call to mercy by reaching out to those in need. Be attentive to the Lenten call to prayer and be generous with your time and treasure.
Take inspiration for your Lenten journey from this calendar nd raise up the needs of the world in prayer. Sacrifice by giving up food and material wants. Offer your time, talent, and treasure as a good steward of the gifts God has given you.
March 1, 2015  Second Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015  First Sunday of Lent