As you read in Fr. Longenecker's pastor's letter from Oct. 23, 2022, we will be slowly learning some additional parts of the Mass in Latin. Please read his letter again HERE. Beginning the weekend of Oct. 30, and only at the 10:30am Solemn Mass, we will sing the Gloria in Latin from Mass VIII, also known as [...]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing this series of factual letters about the sacraments of the church, we come finally to the two sacraments of service. The first of these is ordination. There are three holy orders into which a man may be ordained. The first is the order of the diaconate. The first deacons were [...]
Each year on Thanksgiving Day, we deliver meals to 4 motels and 4 Senior Housing complexes. To accomplish this, we need 8 teams of volunteers. Please call (864) 360-2406 to help with this annual ministry. The Parish Offices will be closed Nov. 23-25, for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and will reopen at 9am [...]
All Saints’ Day All Saints’ Day, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Days of Obligation are feast days on which Catholics are required to attend Mass (unless they are sick or have another valid reason for not attending) and to avoid, to the extent that they are able, all [...]
MercyWorks has assisted many people who have been in need. Some have been referred to us by Rev. Johnson from Church Without Walls who works directly with the underprivileged that are living in close proximity to OLR. Others hear about MercyWorks and apply for assistance with health, education, or welfare from many diverse walks of life. Recently, [...]
Congratulations to our deacons-in-training, Eric Bricco and Brian Hansen! Eric was instituted into the Ministry of Lector this past weekend and Brian was formally admitted to Candidacy. Please keep both of them in your prayers as they continue their formation towards diaconal ordination.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Before too long the seasons of Advent and Christmas will be upon us, and as we begin the new liturgical year, I would like to increase the traditional and reverent aspects of our worship at Our Lady of the Rosary. Already we enjoy the beauty and dignity of a beautiful, traditional [...]
We have just had the wonderful news that Max Morris, the young OLR parishioner who was thought to have a very serious form of cancer, has been found to not have cancer after all! Rather, he has a rare form of mononucleosis and is returning home from the hospital this evening. Please [...]