Monthly Archives: March 2017

RCIA: an invitation to learn more about the Catholic Church

If you’re curious about the Catholic faith or you’ve even thought about becoming a Catholic, our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) may be just for you. Adults from all Faith traditions, or no religious background at all, are welcome to Inquiry Sessions.
These sessions are designed especially for the needs and lifestyles of busy people; they are structured, instructional and interactive.
For more information please contact Donna Tomasini, Director of Christian Formation 779- 0036 or or Connie Seurynck Coordinator for the Inquiry

St. Peter’s school 2017 Fundraiser with the Columbia Fireflies!

Glow with a cause!

Enjoy an afternoon out supporting St. Peter’ School!
On-Field Games and contest!
We choose all of our contestants straight from the crowd!
Post Games Autographs! Stick around after the game to get autographs from Fireflies Players!

DATE: Sunday, April 9 GAME TIME: 2:05 PM OPPONENT: Augusta Green Jackets
Call St. Peter’s School for a registration form or more information. 803/252-8285

St. Peter’s Parish Lenten Retreat schedule

John 9:  A Model for Christian Living
Presenter:  Fr. Dempsey Rosales Acosta, Catholic Biblical Scholar
               6:00 PM – Doors Open
               6:30 PM – Introduction to Retreat
               7:30 PM – Welcome Reception
                8:45 AM – Morning Hospitality & Check-In
                9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Retreat
                Box lunch provided
                8:30 AM – Morning Hospitality & Check-In
                9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Retreat Closing Session
Cost $15.00 per person  or $25.00 per family
On-Line Option: click on Parish Lenten Retreat” and follow the links to register and if you wish, pay on line

First Communion Retreat – Saturday, March 18


St. Peter’s will host a First Communion retreat for parents and children preparing for their first communion on Saturday March 18th!  This is time together for a parent(s) and the child preparing for this important sacrament!

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – in the Church  (enter through the front doors of the Church)
  •  Children must be accompanied by a parent.
  • This is a spiritual retreat – children dress comfortably – no electronics/food/gum – no distractions

If possible, please make arrangements for younger siblings to be cared for during this time.

Childcare IS NOT available during the retreat.

Friday Fish Fry at the Knights

Still wondering what to do for dinner Friday night during Lent? Wonder no more!
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry is here!!

When? Each Friday during lent, starting today March 3 through April 7
Time? 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Price? $8 Adults, $5 Kids, or Family $25
Where? 1623 Marion Street, Columbia SC

Best part (aside from not having to cook)? You will be supporting the James O’Grady Scholarship at St. Peter’s Catholic School!

Feast of Saint Patrick: Dispensation

This year, the feast of St. Patrick falls on a Friday during the penitential season of Lent. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has granted a general dispensation from the obligation of abstaining from meat on March 17, to all members of the Catholic Church within the Diocese of Charleston. Catholics fast and abstain during Lent to unite in the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to prepare to rejoice in his Resurrection. In lieu of this, the Bishop recommends that anyone who avails himself or herself of the dispensation substitute another form of penance, prayer, or almsgiving to the poor in its place at another time during the remainder of the Lenten season.