Monthly Archives: September 2016

St. Peter’s Sodality: Christmas Collection



St. Peter’s Sodality will have a Christmas collection box in the Vestibule of Church starting October 1 through November 13, for items to help fill our gift bags for children, infant to teens, who attend the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Day Dinner.
Donations might include small toys & games, not requiring batteries, dolls, stuffed animals, books, coloring books, creative color books & markers, play dough, soft Nerf type balls, gloves, hats, socks, wrapped candies, toiletries, hair accessories & costume jewelry.

For further information please contact Cheryl Freeman at 781-3095 or Sarah Jur at 796-1167.

Prayer, preparation, education – all essential to faithful citizenship

South Carolina Catholic Conference


As Catholics, we are called to engage in the public square and work for the common good. On November 8th, voters across South Carolina and the United States will head to the polls to elect a President and their representatives in Congress. The South Carolina Catholic Conference is providing several resources to help voters form their consciences, understand the principles and issues to consider when voting and learn where candidates stand. The voter education resources we are providing include:

  • Presidential Voter Guide: a side-by-side comparison of where the two major party presidential candidates stand on issues, drawing on campaign websites and news accounts. This is available in English and Spanish.
  • Catholic Issues Voter Guide: A summary of the principles of Catholic social teaching to consider when casting a ballot.
  • Weekly Prayer Intentions for Catholics
  • Guidelines for Political Activities for parishes and other Catholic entities.
NOTE: The Dioceses of Charleston authorizes parishes to use only materials provided by the diocese, the South Carolina Catholic Conference and the USCCB. Non-diocesan voter-education resources are not authorized for parish use. In prayer and in public, your voices are urgently needed to bring Gospel values to bear on vital decisions being made by those who represent you. The South Carolina Catholic Conference is the public policy agency representing the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael F. Acquilano, Director, at or (843) 261-0535.Catholic Voter Guide
Political Activity Guidelines for Catholic Entities
Prayer Intentions
Presidential Candidate Guide – English Presidential
Candidate Guide – Spanish




Angels in the Vista


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 6:30 P.M. at SEAWELL’S, 1125 Rosewood Drive


Angels in the Vista Auction is an incredible evening of support for St. Peter’s Catholic School. Past participants praise “the fabulous deals” and “one-of-a-kind” items the auction offers. Art, jewelry, vaca-tions, unusual and unique items you won’t find at any other auction in town–don’t want miss this chance to pick up a true treasure at a bargain basement price. This year, the auction is a great opportunity to Christmas shop till you drop! Stained glass Santa is up for bid, created by Glassy Ladies in West Columbia.

OR, how about treating yourself to a bottle of Opus One? A wine unlike any other, retails about $300 a bottle! This true Christmas treat will go to the highest bidder!

GOT AN ITEM TO DONATE? Bring your item to the church or school office, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Fri-day. OR BRING YOUR ITEM TO THE KNIGHT’S BREAKFAST ON OCTOBER 16. Auction items span all price ranges. Whether you want to donate an item worth $20 or five hundred dollars and up—all donations are gratefully received.

Breakfast Fit for a King

Sunday, October 16, After 9 and 11 a.m. Masses

Eggs, Grits, Sausage, Biscuits, Sweet Treats, Hot Coffee, Cold Juice

—this has got to be the best breakfast in town! And the cost can’t be beat–simply leave a donation in the basket—and all proceeds will go to the Knights of Columbus James Grady Memorial Scholarship at St. Peter’s School.

Bring family and friends, all are welcome to come and enjoy!

Family Fellowship Picnic!


When? Friday, September 30th, 2016, 5:30 PM,
Where? Olympia Park (1050 Olympia Avenue, Columbia, SC  29201)

Please join us for a Friday early evening get together! 
Everybody bring a dish to share.  We’ll set up at the picnic tables.
Call or email Jennifer for more details (803)479-3624 or
You may want to bring a chair or blankets for additional seating!

UPDATED: St. Paul and His letters; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


“A fall Presentation titled: “St. Paul and His letters; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Will be presented on the evening of Thursday November 10th by Deacon Michael.
It will follow the same format as the Saints Augustine and Aquinas Presentation.Come for good food and fellowship starting at 5:30 with the Presentation to start sharp at 6:30 till 9:00 PM. A break will be held in the middle of that time.
It will be a rich and yet comprehensive layout of the man, the saint, proper context of his writings, his discipleship and his love of the Church.

You must sign up. Either call or email Loretta or Donna at 779-0036 or email Loretta, or Donna,

Five-O-Plus Club

Join this lively group of people in the Five-O-Plus Club! The primary aim of the Club is to help one another in any way possible. Our Club provides social, cultural, charitable and educational opportunities for members and guests. Meetings are held midday on the first Wednesday of each month. Some of the activities include:

* pot luck luncheons with entertaining speakers
*musical concerts by “The South Carolina Dulcimers” and Christmas Program by the children of St. Peter’s School
* committee who send monthly cards to parish “shut-ins” and those on the sick list
* Valentine, Easter and Halloween parties
*Annual fall Picnic in the park
* Sponsor the Guardian Grand Program for the grade 4 children at St. Peter’s School
*Day trips to places like Mepkin Abby, Poor Clare Monastery, Orangeburg.
*Co-host, with the Sodality, a luncheon for the International students at USC
*Assist the St. Vincent De Paul Society with toiletries for the Christmas Dinner for the Homeless’
*Host a Baby Shower for “Birthright” once a year
*Participate with the Lenten Soup Suppers

Come and enjoy the fellowship!

Contact Beverly Swaim for information

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin


Today is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin!
And here at St. Peter’s we invite you to give Our Lady a Birthday Present.

Today, even if it is not part of your daily routine, say the rosary. If you have never learned, or have forgotten how to, here is a link that explains it quite simply!…/prayers-and-devot…/rosaries/index.cfm

Do you want to give more? Why not offer the gift of your faith and your time? Religious Education is still looking for a few people to join the Christian Formation team, as well as for Sponsors for new people who are considering entering the church?
Call or email Donna Tomasini for more information:
779-0036 /

We are also still looking for Mass Greeters to just.. welcome people before they attend Mass on Sundays. Send us a message here if that is something you are interested in! There are tremendous opportunities to volunteer your time at St. Peter’s.
Give Mother Mary the best birthday present: yourself!