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. 
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Elementary Teaching Position Available
The candidate should hold certification in elementary education (grades 1-6) and be committed to teaching in a faith-based school.  Please send resume to Shaileen Riginos principal@stanneschool.com

Summer Camp at SAS
St. Anne Summer programs offer a wide variety of camps for ages 3-18 and are open to all.  Clay works, Kids in the Kitchen, Eagles Soccer Camp, Creative Writing, PSAT/SAT Prep and SO much more...www.SASsummerprograms.com.  Contact Kym Deer for more information kdeer@stanneschool.com

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First Reading                                      Job 38:1,8-11
The Lord answers Job's complaints.

Responsorial Psalm              Psalm 107:23-24,25-26,28-29,30-31
A song of praise to God for rescue

Second Reading                           2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Those in Christ are a new creation.

Gospel Reading                          Mark 4:35-41
Jesus calms the storm.

  As we continue in Ordinary Time, our reading today is taken from the Gospel of Mark, the primary Gospel reading in Lectionary Cycle B. Mark's Gospel presents a vivid portrait of Jesus, whose words and deeds show that he is the Son of God. Today's Gospel describes the end of a day of teaching in Jesus' ministry. Jesus taught the crowd in parables and then offered explanations of these parables to his disciples. Jesus then led his disciples away from the crowds and into the boats that they will use to cross the Sea of Galilee. The sea and its surrounding area are the settings for Jesus' teachings and miracles in this part of Mark's Gospel. Today's reading describes how Jesus calmed a storm at sea. It is the first of four miracles that are presented in sequence at this point in Mark's Gospel.

  As is typical in Mark's Gospel, Jesus' disciples are frightened by the sudden storm; they do little to inspire confidence in the reader. Mark notes the contrast between the disciples' terror and Jesus' peace. Jesus is sleeping, untroubled by what is going on around him.

  The disciples' words to Jesus are telling. They are familiar enough with Jesus to dare to wake him. Their words to him are words of reproach, questioning his care for them. A careful reader might wonder what the disciples expected Jesus to do. Are they more troubled by the storm or by Jesus' inattentiveness to their needs? How many of us have chided a family member or friend for not agreeing with our assessment of the severity of a situation?

  Today's Gospel offers evidence of Jesus' power and authority as he calms the storm. In his day, power over nature was believed to be a sign of divinity—only God calms storms. Jesus' rebuke of the storm also echoes the rebuke he uses when he talks to and expels demons. In each situation, Jesus' power and authority is a sign of his divinity. Indeed, the disciples are left wondering about Jesus' identity at the conclusion of today's Gospel. They see before them a human being who acts with the authority and power of God. The disciples' uncertainty about Jesus' identity is a recurring them in Mark's Gospel.

  This Gospel is a metaphor for our lives. We are in the boat, the storms of life are raging around us, and like the disciples, we may believe that Jesus is unconcerned, or “sleeping.” We hope that we will be as familiar with Jesus as his disciples. If we feel that Jesus is sleeping, are we comfortable enough to wake Jesus and present him with our needs? Jesus does not chide his disciples for waking him. Instead he chides them for their lack of faith, for their lack of perspective. When we bring our worries to God in prayer, we might just begin to learn to see things from God's perspective.
4pm Mass at the Rec Center

7:30am Mass
5:30 to 7:30 Vacation Bible School

5:30 to 7:30 Vacation Bible School

5:30 to 7:30 Vacation Bible School

10:30  Rosary
11am  Mass
5:30 to 7:30 Vacation Bible School

10:30  Rosary   
11am  Mass  
5:30 to 7:30 Vacation Bible School

4pm Mass at the Rec Center

​7:30am  Mass

June 14, 2015  11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
All are invited to  “A St. Kateri Day of Celebration & Spiritual Renewal”

  The Diocese of Charleston Office of Ethnic Ministries is sponsoring a multicultural celebration on Saturday, July 11, 2015.  “A St. Kateri Day of Celebration and Spiritual Renewal,” will honor the feast day of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and will be hosted by the Springbank Retreat Center in Kingstree, SC from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All are invited to enjoy a day of spiritual renewal as we pray and walk the beautiful grounds of Springbank. 
  There will be an arrival reception and luncheon, in addition to guided tours of the property and several programs from which to choose that will deepen one’s spirituality. There is no charge for this event, but pre-registration is required. To register, please go online to www.surveyshare.com/s/AYACU3A or call Pat Wegman at 864.331.2627. Registration deadline is June 30, 2015. 
​   Overnight stay is available.  Springbank Retreat Center is also offering a special overnight package for those who are interested in enjoying more of the Retreat Center before the celebration on Saturday. This special package will begin with a program at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 10th. Overnight guests will receive lodging, dinner and breakfast. If interested in staying overnight, please contact the Retreat Center directly for more information at 843.382.9777 or cell: 831.818.6134 or email springbank@springbankretreat.org.

(The Native American Ministry is funded by a grant from the Black and Indian Mission.)
June 21, 2015  12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  Excerpt "Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically. He is the patron saint of all who study and work in the area of ecology, and he is also much loved by non-Christians. He was particularly concerned for God’s creation for the poor and outcast. He loved, and was deeply loved for his joy, his generous
self-giving, his openheartedness. He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself. He shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society,
and interior peace".
Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter on Care for Our Common Home
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  On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si') is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility. 
June 28, 2015  13th Sunday in Ordinary Time