Monthly Archives: January 2017

Order of Carmelites discalced secular (O.C.D.S.)

Formation Classes will begin in January 2018. If you are interested in inquiring about the Order of Carmelites Discalced Secular you are invited to visit the community from January to December of 2017. This allows an acquaintance to be made before formation begins. The secular (“third” order is a community of lay persons who live according to the spirit of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, but who do not leave their secular state of life [that is, they continue to live fully their family life, and work in the world.]
It is a requirement of the Order to visit the community for a minimum of three to six months prior to beginning formation. Visitors are always welcome and visiting the community does not obligate you in anyway. We normally meet at St Joseph Catholic Church, 3512 Devine St. Columbia, SC, the 3rd Sunday of every month from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. (Some scheduling changes may be necessary so please call to confirm the date of the meeting you plan to visit.) If you are Roman Catholic, over 18, participating fully in the sacramental life of the church, and think you may have a vocation with the Secular Discalced Carmelites, please contact us.

If you have any questions or would like to request a brochure to be mailed or emailed to you with more information, please call Sharon Crocker at (803) 309-2480 or email

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week: January 29 to February 4.

Sunday, Jan. 29, School Showcase in Neglia Hall
After morning Masses, come see what’s happening in our classes, meet our Principal and teachers, and enjoy Starbuck’s coffee and breakfast treats!

Sneak peek 2017 for all parents of current students, Tuesday, January 31, 8.15 a.m.
Start your visit at 8:15 in the school library with coffee and breakfast treats. From 8:15 to 9, Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Hero (Financial Aid) will be in the library to answer any questions. Classrooms will be open for visits from 8:30 to 11:00. Come visit the class your student will be in FALL 2017, meet the teacher, and see what a great year of learning lies ahead!

Thursday, February 2, Alumni Reception, 6 pm in Neglia Hall
All are invited to come celebrate Catholic Schools and their alumni. Special honorary award this year goes to Pam Robinson, celebrating 20 years at St. Peter’s School. Every child who enters Kindergarten 4 experiences her abundant love, her caring and kindness. Please come celebrate this wonderful woman, who has touched the lives of us all!
Mr. Jeff Muir, a Cardinal Newman High School graduate, will be our speaker. Jeff owns Ward Services, a benefits management company in Columbia and is married with two children at St. Joseph’s School. He will talk about how his Catholic education has strongly influenced his life. Gourmet Rose will once again cater, with great apps and wine. The charge will be $13 payable at the door. Please RSVP to Marilyn Montgomery, by Jan. 27.

40 Plus!

Single, Social and Seeking….to improve your relationship with God?! If you are an unattached 40+ member of our parish, please join Father Linsky for our First Meeting for 2017 of St. Peter’s Tapping Theology 40+ edition!!
When: Thursday, January 19
Where: Il Giorgione, Pizza and Wine Bar (2406 Devine Street) 6:30pm.
We’ll meet in the bar to start and move to a table for dinner! Looking forward to seeing you there-don’t miss out on the fun!
More information: Jennifer Penso ( or Sheila Smiggen  ( for more info

Reminder: Veronica’s Veil and Divine Revelation

Tuesday January 17 at 6:30 PM in Gibson Hall. Deacon Michael Younginer will be speaking about Veronica’s Veil and Divine Revelation to the Ladies of the Sodality and all welcomed guests.

With the season of Lent just around the corner, this Presentation might find a home in your spirit that gives you newer attention and spiritual drive for this Lent as we lead up to the magnificence of Easter.

All of the parish are invited and encouraged to join us. Light refreshments will be served.Contact Cheryl Freeman at home 781-3095 or cell 238-3530, or email Cheryl Freeman for further information.

Apunte la fecha

Retiro Parroquial de Cuaresma


Padre Dempsey Rosales Acosta
Erudito Bíblico Católico

El Padre Dempsey ha enseñado cursos de religión y Escrituras en diferentes parroquias e instituciones religiosas en Venezuela, Italia, España, Canadá y los EEUU. Sus áreas de investigación incluyen: Antiguo Testamento, el Libro de Jueces y los Evangelios sinópticos. Él presenta discursos sobre el Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento, el apóstol Pablo y sus Cartas y Hechos.

Auspiciado por el Club 50+ de San Pedro

Save the Date!

MARCH 24 – 26, 2017

Father Dempsey Rosales Acosta
Catholic Biblical Scholar

Father Dempsey has taught courses in religion and scriptures in different parishes and religious institutions in the United States, Venezuela, Italy, Spain, and Canada. His areas of research include Old Testament Study, Book of Judges and Synoptic Gospels. He can speak on the Old and New Testament, the Apostle Paul and his Letters, and Acts.

Sponsored by St. Peter’s 50+ Club

The Rally for Life is on!


Despite the weather the Rally for Life is ON!!
We meet at 11:30 on the Youth Room and are walking to Township Auditorium!
Food will be provided. Please wear WARM clothes/ gloves.

Families are very welcome to attend the 4 pm mass with the Bishop. Pick up will be at 5.15 pm
TOWNSHIP 1703 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29201 –

Questions or concerns? Contact Celia/ Jason 803-386-7599.

St. Peter’s Catholic School 60 Minute info session for parents



Come join us on January 25th for an information session at 12:15. Mrs. Preston will lead the session. Find out all about our A+ academics, unique programs and tuition.

JANUARY 25, at 12:15 P.M. Cardinal Bernardin Center Conference Room
Sign up: Emily Hero,, 779- 0036

Please visit our website:

January 17: First Meeting of 2017 for the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality

St. Peter’s Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality will be having their first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday January 17 at 6:00 PM in Gibson Hall.
Deacon Michael Younginer will be speaking about Veronica’s Veil and Divine Revelation. All ladies of the parish are invited and encouraged to join us.

Light refreshments will be served. Contact Cheryl Freeman at home 781-3095 or cell 238-3530, for further information.

Canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta


Our very own Father Linsky was privileged to be able to attend the Canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta in Rome.  At one of the most recent meetings of our Five-O plus group, he shared his experiences,  and insights in the life of the Saint and the very personal opportunity to be there when Pope Francis officially proclaimed her a Saint.

Interested in joining our group?  Please contact Beverly Swaim: