Monthly Archives: May 2017



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.”

Memorial Mass

Sister Helen Chatterton, former parish administrator of St. Peter’s, died Thursday, April 27 in Rochester, MN. A Mass of remembrance will be said for her on Monday, May 22 at 12:00 at St. Peter’s. We welcome all to attend


St. Peter’s welcomed the newest members to the Catholic Church through the waters of Baptism last Sunday, May 7.

Ashner Anthony Albert, son of Francisco Javier and Sherrie (Keefe) Albert

Jonathan Lira-Ramirez,
Sergio Lira-Ramirez,
Luis Fernando Lira-Ramirez,
Kayla Daniela Lira-Ramirez,
children of Ignacio Lira-Ramirez and Yesenia Ramirez Cruz

Genesis Martinez Roque, daughter of Edgar Martinez Gonzalez and Elvira Roque Cervantes

Lesley Sanchez Garcia, Christopher Jonathan Sanchez Garcia, children of Guillermo Sanchez Bautista and Gilberta Garcia Garcia

Conor Joseph Washington, son of John William and Kathryn (Preston) Washington

St. Peter’s parish celebrates with you and your child at this special time. Baptism begins the lifetime journey in faith. Parents nurture that faith through the support of the parish family. We are a welcoming community which supports and prays for you on this most important journey.

Bake Sale!!

In preparation for Memorial Day St Peter’s Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality will be having their Patriotic Bake Sale on Sunday May 21 for the 9 & 11 am Masses. We will have a variety of delicious home made cookies, muffins, cobblers, cupcakes, pies, breads and much more for all to enjoy.  So bring some extra cash and grab a treat after mass!

Sodality: May Meeting

St Peter’s Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality will have our pot luck supper meeting on Tuesday May 16 at 6 PM in Gibson Hall. All Women of the parish & their families are encouraged to attend. Bring a dish to share. We are collecting donations for Catholic Charities of the Midlands Clean of Heart@this meeting.

They are in need of:Color Safe Bleach, Regular Bleach, dryer sheets, disposable plastic gloves, 8 & 13 gallon trash bags, paper towels, shower cleaner with bleach, disinfecting wipes, travel size soap-shampoo-lotion & toothpaste, hand sanitizer, deodorant, disposable razors, toothbrushes, baby powder, ground coffee, non-dairy creamer, sugar, coffee stirrers, disposable 8 oz. coffee cups, napkins, nail clippers, band-aids, ponchos, umbrellas, new Men’s & Women’s underwear(size medium & large), & new men’s & women’s socks.

Contact Cheryl Freeman via her cell#238-3530, home#781-3095 or email at for more information.

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