Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
7031 Waxhaw Highway
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone: 803-283-4969
HomeFaith FormationBulletin & News UpdatesMinistries & SchedulesCapital CampaignOur Church Building

The Vatican
Double-click on any of the names or pictures of the newslinks to access the featured website.
Upcoming Events // Parish Calendar

All events at the Parish House unless otherwise indicated.
HomeFaith FormationBulletin & News UpdatesMinistries & SchedulesCapital CampaignOur Church Building

See a problem with this page?  Or do you have suggestions?

 Hit the button and let me know.   Thank you!
Contact Us
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. 
St. Anne School News

Is St. Anne High School right for you?

Questions? info@stanneschool.com ​

Open House: By appointment  
To schedule, personalized tours – Contact Michelle Hatchett 803-324-4814.

For more information, please contact the school at 803-372-5805

ATTENTION:  Saturday Mass Attendees

The Lancaster Sheriff's department has asked those exiting onto 521 NOT to use the throughway as a turnaround.   Please go to the light  at Collins Road and make a U-turn as this will be a safer route and will not block traffic traveling north on 521.  Thank you for your consideration.
First Reading                                                   Isaiah 61:1-2a,10-11
The Lord's salvation will be made known to the poor and the oppressed.

Responsorial Psalm                                         Luke 1:46-50,53-54
Mary sings praise to God.

Second Reading                                           1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Paul encourages the Thessalonians to rejoice and pray always.

Gospel Reading                                                     John 1:6-8,19-28
John gives testimony that he is preaching and baptizing in order to prepare for the coming of another.

  This Sunday's Gospel invites us to continue our reflection on the person and mission of John the Baptist. Today we depart from the Gospel of Mark and read a selection from the Gospel of John.

  The Gospel for today combines a brief passage from the prologue to John's Gospel with a report about John the Baptist. As in Mark's Gospel, the Gospel of John contains no birth narrative. Instead, John's Gospel begins with a theological reflection that has come to be called the “prologue.” This prologue places the story of Jesus in its cosmological framework. It speaks of Jesus' existence with God since the beginning of time. In John's Gospel, Jesus is presented as the fulfillment of the Old Testament and the culmination of the Word, the light that is coming into the world's darkness.

  Following this prologue, John reports on the ministry of John the Baptist. We learn about the attention that John the Baptist received from the Jewish authorities. Messengers from the Jewish priests, the Levites and the Pharisees question John about his identity and the meaning of the baptisms that he is performing. John's Gospel uses these questions to establish the relationship between Jesus and John the Baptist. John the Baptist is not the Messiah, nor is he Elijah or the Prophet. In John's denials, we hear echoes of the kind of messianic expectations that were common in first-century Palestine.

  The only affirmative response that John the Baptist gives is when he quotes the prophet Isaiah. Upon answering the next question, John announces that the savior they seek is already among them, but as yet unrecognized. John's response highlights for us an important Advent theme: Jesus has already come into the world as our savior. During Advent, we pray that we will be able to recognize Jesus' presence in our midst. Advent also reminds us that Jesus will come again to fulfill the promise of salvation. We pray that we will continue to be watchful as we anticipate that great day.

  The third Sunday of Advent is also called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete, a Latin word which means “rejoice,” is taken from the entrance antiphon for Sunday's Mass. This theme is echoed in today's second reading from the first Letter to the Thessalonians. It is a reminder that Advent is a season of joy because our salvation is already at hand. 
Worldwide Marriage Encounter

                           “For God did not send his Son into the   world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him".  

Let Christ into your marriage so it can be a greater marriage. Let God be the strength of your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on 

Feb. 27-Mar. 1st, 2015 in Myrtle Beach.  

Please apply early. For more information, go to scmarriagematters.org or call 803-810-9602
November 30, 2014 First Sunday of Advent // Beginning of Year of Consecrated Life
December 7, 2014 Second Sunday of Advent​
FREE daily Advent Reflections from Fr. Barron.  Click here to follow this link:
December 13-14 
     Second Collection for Retired Religious 
                                                                                                         December 16  7:00pm  Penance Service

December 24  4pm Mass at the Indian Land Recreation Center   (If possible, please carpool). 

December 25   9:30am Mass  (If possible, please carpool).

The Women’s Group Angel Tree is erected and loaded with “Angels.” Please take an “Angel” home, fulfill the request and return your gift (with Angel attached)
to Mass to place under the Christmas tree. Let’s let the people the “Angels” represent know that we are thinking about them and that the parishioners of Our Lady of Grace care.
All items, except for the Children Attention Home, must be returned by December 20.
  Click here to visit the Ministries Page and go to the Women's Group postings for details.
Christmas Flowers

   Would like to contribute to our Christmas flowers by donating in memory or honor of a loved one? 

  You are able to do this by either completing your Church Flower Envelope or by sending your donation in a separate envelope.   Be sure to clearly print the name(s) in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.  

  All envelopes may be placed in the collection basket and should be received NO LATER than DECEMBER 15TH. 
December 14, 2014Third Sunday of Advent​ or Gaudette Sunday