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

Visit Middle and High School
Join us on Wednesday, April 1, from 10:30 to 12:30 to see what St. Anne Middle and High School are all about.  There will be a Q & A session with current SAS students, school tour and more.  Please RSVP to info@stanneschool.com by March 25th. 

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

Visit us at:  http://www.stanneschool.com/wp/

Is St. Anne High School right for you?
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To schedule, personalized tours – Contact Michelle Hatchett 803-324-4814
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 First Reading              Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11
The Holy Spirit descends upon the apostles gathered in Jerusalem.

Responsorial Psalm   Psalm 104:1,24,29-31,34
God's Spirit renews the earth.

Second Reading         1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13
We are all one in Christ Jesus.

Gospel Reading   John 20:19-23
Jesus appears to his disciples and gives them the gift of the Holy Spirit.

     The season of Easter concludes with today's celebration, the feast of Pentecost. On Pentecost we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles gathered in the upper room in Jerusalem; this event marks the beginning of the Church.

     The story of Pentecost is found in the Acts of the Apostles, today's first reading. The account in today's Gospel, John 20:19-23, also recounts how Jesus gave the gift of the Holy Spirit to his disciples. Yet the event in John's Gospel takes place on Easter Sunday. There is no need to try to reconcile these two accounts. It is to we know that after his death, Jesus fulfilled his promise to send to his disciples a helper, an Advocate, who would enable them to be his witnesses throughout the world.

     In the context of the feast of Pentecost, John 20:19-23 reminds us about the integral connection between the gifts of peace and forgiveness and the action of the Holy Spirit. Jesus greets his disciples with the gift of peace. Jesus then commissions his disciples to continue the work that he has begun: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He breathes the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and sends them to continue his work of reconciliation through the forgiveness of sins. 

     Jesus' act of breathing the Holy Spirit upon the apostles mirrors God's act of breathing life into Adam. In fact, both the Greek and Hebrew words for “spirit” can also be translated as “breath.” This Gospel reminds us that the Church is called to be a reconciling presence in the world. The reconciling presence of Christ is celebrated in the Church's sacramental life. In the Sacrament of Baptism, we are cleansed of sin and become a new creation in Christ. In the Sacrament of Penance, the Church celebrates the mercy of God through the forgiveness of sins. This reconciling presence is also to be a way of life for Christians. In situations of conflict, we are to be agents of peace and harmony among people. 
4pm Mass at the Rec Center
7:30am Mass

10:30 Choir Practice
7pm Confirmation at St. Philip Neri

10:30  Rosary
11am  Mass

10:30  Rosary   
11am  Mass     
       
9am to 3  Open House at Parish House
4pm Mass at the Rec Center

​7:30am  Mass
Parish Picnic at Parish House 
           (See bulletin for details)
May 10, 2015  Sixth Sunday  of Easter
May 17, 2015  Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord
May 24, 2015 Pentecost Sunday