St. Peter’s Young Adult Professionals

Welcoming all Young Adult Catholics, ages 21-39

Our upcoming meetins:
– Sunday, 25 June – Brunch after 11:00am Mass
Location: TBD

– Monday, 26 June – Tapping Theology – 6:00pm
Arabesque on Devine – 2930 Devine St.
Topic: TBD

– Wednesday, 28 June – Mass to celebrate the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at 6:00 PM
Welcoming Party for Father Fryml following Mass.
Location: St. Peter’s Neglia Hall

For more information, please contact: Matthew Aun –

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

On Wednesday, June 28, a Vigil Mass will be celebrated for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul at 6:00 PM.   With Saint Peter as the chosen patron Saint for our parish, this feast day is especially important to us!
Following the Mass will be a Parish Party in Neglia Hall to welcome Father Fryml .

Please join us!

From the Pastor’s Desk

Pentecost is always a special day for me, personally, as I was received into the Catholic Church and confirmed in the chapel of Saint Benet’s Hall in Oxford, England by Benedictine priests on Pentecost in 1987. I wasn’t prepared via an extensive RCIA program but through tutorials in the Oxford style provided by a Benedictine scholar.

Each one of us has his or her own specific faith story. But often we can pin-point a moment or time period when our faith was sparked and came out of dormancy into a new, fertile period of activity. Last Sunday I preached a need for us to anticipate the Holy Spirit and to be ready to respond to His promptings. And today, I pray for us to have a longing for Him to inflame our faith in Christ Jesus. If you and I will only “Do what he tells (us)” as the Blessed Virgin Mary instructed the waiters to do at the Wedding of Cana in Galilee, we will all become truly amazed at His power working in an through us.

Enthusiasm for the faith is a good and marvelous thing – but it often runs out of steam or is worn down by the difficulties and opposition we encounter. We cannot only be buoyed by good feelings but must have a faith rooted in sacrificial love. Today, I ask you to pray for Brett Blankenship and Alana Jordan who will be confirmed at our 9:00 a.m. Mass as well as Deacon Andrew Frmyl who will be ordained to the Priesthood on June 9. May the sacraments conferred upon each of them be a cause of joy for the Church. More importantly, pray for yourself and for all at Saint Peter’s that this Pentecost may mark a renewal of our parish by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit afresh and anew.

Two reminders: Sunday, June 18 is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. The Parish will mark the day by a Solemn Eucharistic Procession downtown immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass and then have a potluck. Please join us to testify in a physical and spiritual way our belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Lastly, on Wednesday, June 28, we’ll celebrate a Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul at 6:00 p.m. followed by a parish party to welcome Father Frmyl. I hope you will join us on both these special days!

Fraternally, Fr. Gary S. Linsky
The Very Rev’d Canon Gary S. Linsky, V.F. Pastor



June 18, 2017 At the conclusion of the 11 AM Mass, Sunday, June 18 (Feast of Corpus Christi), we will have a Eucharistic Procession, followed by a potluck luncheon.
Bring your favorite dish to Neglia Hall, join us for Mass, and then follow along in the procession.  All are invited and encouraged to attend.  Drinks and paper products will be provided by the church.

For more information, to sign up for your favorite dish, or to offer to help, please call or email Barbara Remack at 356-4577;

Priestly Ordination of Deacon Andrew Fryml

The Priestly Ordination of Deacon Andrew Fryml will be celebrated on June 9 2017 @ 6:00pm St. John the Baptist Cathedral 120 Broad St. Charleston SC 29401
There will be a reception right after at Chancery Hall 901 Orange Grove Rd Charleston SC 29407 and a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, June 11 at 12:00 pm 2575 Reidville Road Spartanburg, SC 29301

Thank you!

The Blessed Mary Sodality would like to thank all those who supported our May bake sale. Because of you it was a successful event. The proceeds from the sale will go towards many of the projects we either support monetarily or with goods during the year. Thank you .

St. Peter’s 40+ group

Our group, welcomes all single adult Catholics, ages 40-60.  We meet every third Thursday of the month for social, spiritual and community service events.

Thursday, June 15 – Beginning a study on prayer 6:30pm – 8:00pm
St Peter’s Conference Room across from Neglia Hall
RSVP: Sheila Smiggen (803)237-4223 or

Farewell Reception

All are invited to a farewell reception for St. Peter’s School’s retiring and relocating Faculty and staff: Linda Boron, Jane Elliott, Lisa Hart, Suzette Hawkins, Emily Hero, Jeanmarie McCaulley, and Claire Slifko Sunday, June 4 after 11 a.m. Mass in Neglia Hall.
Please come and say your farewells, and let these people know how much they have meant in your life or the life of your children!

Baccalaureate Mass at St. Peter’s for 2017 Students

This Sunday, May 21st  at St. Peter’s we celebrate a special Baccalaureate Mass at 11 am. So many of our young women and men finish high school and are ready for a new part of their life. Bishop Guglielmone emphasized in his message how important it is for them to hold on to their Faith.

Please keep St. Peter’s Graduates in your prayers!
Ian Bain – Irmo High School
Peter El-Khabbaz – Cardinal Newman High School
Raeven Alexis Flake – White Knoll High School
Rachel Friendly – Dreher High School
Areli Garcia – Blythewood High School
Guadalupe Izaguirre – Airport HIgh School
Luke Magalhaes – Cardinal Newman School
Sarah Elizabeth Mielke – Dutch Fork High School
Tonatiuh Nino Jr.- Swansea High School
Julio Simpson – Westwood High School
Ashley Perez – AC Flora High School
Alyssa Ann Pittman – Cardinal Newman High School
Noah Szehner – SC Connections Academy
Ethan Young – Brookland Cayce High School

Several of them have given us a few words to let us know what St. Peter’s has meant for them in their journey. May it be a reminder for us to reach out and always form a welcoming home to the youth.

“I love the peace that comes from serving Mass at St. Peter’s.”

“St.Peter’s has been a home for me my entire life. It means the world to me. I can’t imagine going to any other church.”

“I attended St. Peter’s Catholic School from K-4 through 6th Grade. Having grown up going to school and church here, I feel that St. Peter’s prepared me for life in middle school, high school, and beyond that. St. Peter’s provided me with a foundation that allowed me to accomplish so much, and I will take those qualities I gained with me throughout life.”

“St. Peters has helped me understand what quality education is. It perfectly blends academics and faith into a single love filled place to grow. St. Peters would be a perfect place to send any child interested in their faith and school.”

“St. Peter’s is a family, plain and simple. It is a unit, a home, a place where you can be unburdened from tiring day to day life and be accepted. As a proud member of this family, I am still awed by how inviting everyone has been since the first day I stepped foot into the church, and more importantly the youth group program. I was inspired by this familial unit, inspired to do and be better, to put others first and to strengthen my faith among people who felt the same. So thank you Celia and Jason, for being an inspiration, a comfort, a teacher and a friend. You have made my faith stronger, and played an instrumental part in making me feel connected to the St. Peters Family.”

” I enjoyed being an altar server at St. Peter’s church since third grade. I attended St. Peters school which blends academics and faith into a love filled place to grow.”

“During my years in school, I felt that I needed everyone to like me. I had a hard time trying please others through my actions, not knowing that some people just simply don’t like me for who I am. I felt frustrated with myself, caring about what others think of me and trying to be someone I wasn’t just to please others. Being a member of St. Peter’s allowed me to identify myself through St. Peter’s community. The more I became active in church, the more I learned about myself and the type of person God wants me to be. I now understand that it was one of ways that God was protecting for my own good. He has given me many blessings such as going on retreats through St. Peter’s Catholic Church and I thank Him for the strength and the confidence that he has given me. I will always be connected with St. Peter’s through technology wherever I go.”

“When I think of St.Peter’s, the word ‘home’ often comes to mind. Growing up within the St.Peter’s community, I have always felt loved and supported in all of my endeavors, and I carry with me everything I have learned here from teachers, priests, deacons, peers, and youth ministers.”

“St. Peter’s has been a big part of my life growing up and I want to thank my parents for introducing me to the Catholic faith through St. Peter’s. I hope to continue my faith as I enter college and life beyond school.”