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Easter Baskets Needed

As part of your almsgiving this Lent, Pastor Johnson from Church Without Walls is asking for Easter Baskets in addition to the ones provided by the St. Martha’s Women’s Group and OLR St. Vincent dePaul Society. These baskets are for underprivileged children in our community.  We need small baskets or pails with a few candy filled Easter eggs, a small toy (like playdough, coloring books, crayons, bubbles, etc.) some jellybeans and/or chocolate eggs and a small stuffed animal (if possible). A table will be set up after each Mass on March 9-10 to …
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All About Lent

Shrove Tuesday – February 13, please join us for coffee and donuts in the Narthex, after the 12:00 pm Daily Mass. Mass will be held in Upper Church. Ash Wednesday– February 14, the evening Mass will be at the usual time of 6:00 pm, with confessions at 4:30 and Stations of the Cross at 5:30.  The penitential service, with the deacons presiding, remains at 12:15 pm, and school Mass at 10:00 am. Please remember that seating at the school Mass is very limited. Lasts 40 days, except Sundays, February 14 – …
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Major Relic of St. Jude the Apostle Coming to OLR

A major relic of St. Jude, the apostle of impossible causes and desperate situations, will be coming to Our Lady of the Rosary, 3710 Augusta Rd., Greenville, SC, on Friday, February 16, 2024. Veneration of the relic begins at 2:00 p.m.  Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m., and veneration will continue until 10:00 p.m.   Those who attend this event have the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence, and it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for many to venerate this relic that is normally kept …
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Pastor’s Letter, Jan. 28, Fr. Longenecker

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At OLR Greenville at the 10:30 High Mass—and on Holy Days of Obligation, we use lots of incense. Why do we do that? Is it just because we happen to like “smells and bells”? We do like incense and the sanctus bell, but what’s the point? Is it just that the altar servers like playing with fire? The altar boys do enjoy wielding the thuribles and ringing the bells, but of course there is more to it than these superficialities.  The “sanctus bell” came into Catholic worship at …
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Pastor’s Letter, January 21, Fr. Longenecker

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville the Catholic Mass is celebrated in a traditional style. In many American Catholic Churches those who plan the worship clearly have an intent to make the Mass as relevant, up to date and “relatable” a possible, but is this the main object of worship? The worship at OLR Greenville runs counter to this trend. We worship in a traditional style because worship is a transcendental experience, and traditional Catholic worship aids the transcendental aspect of divine worship. How …
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Pastor’s Letter, January 14, Fr. Longenecker

Dear Brothers and Sisters, You have heard me say, “The Church does today what Jesus did when he was here.” When he was here Jesus 1) taught the truth 2) took authority over evil 3) forgave sins 4) healed the sick. These four actions are one of the marks of authenticity for a church. The Catholic Church teaches the truth through the proclamation and promulgation of Sacred Scripture and the historic Magisterium of the Church. She teaches the Truth through evangelization, preaching, Catholic education, as well as through the arts, …
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Week of Jan. 14, NEWS

Please take note, school and parish offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, for MLK Holiday. There will be NO DAILY MASS or Confessions on Tuesday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Jan. 18. Our priests will be attending the Diocesan Priest Convocation. …
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Pastor’s Letter, January 7, Fr. Longenecker

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At the start of a new calendar year, it is natural to look forward to the months ahead, and for those of us who are at the later stages of life, we not only think of the months ahead, but the years ahead—and wonder how much time we have left on this earth. I will be seventy years old in a few years’ time and my heart is full of gratitude for the many blessings God has given me. One of the most important blessings has …
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