Town Hall Meeting

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone will host a Town Hall meeting for all parishioners in the area on Monday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 5 St. Teresa Dr. in Charleston.
During the meeting, the Bishop will talk about and answer questions related to the current crisis in the Church and the U.S. Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore. Please consider attending what will be an informative evening.
For more information please contact:
Maria A. Aselage, Director
Office of Media Relations
Diocese of Charleston
(843)513-7605
www.sccatholic.org/media-relations
maria@charlestondiocese.org

Religious Education Bake Sale

The Religious Education classes will hold a Bake Sale on Sunday, November 11th following both Sunday Masses. Proceeds from the sale will be used to enhance the religious education programs for the youth and the adults of the parish. All children and parents are encouraged to bake a mouth-watering treat to sell. Any other bakers in the parish who would like to donate a baked treat to sell are encouraged to do so. Please drop off your wrapped or bagged yummy treats to the Family Life Center on Saturday, November 10th between 3 and 5 p.m.

Safety And Security for Houses of Worship

Safety And Security for Houses of Worship
Friday, November 9, 2018 Citadel Mall, “The Reserve” Community room near Belk
3 sessions to choose from:
10-12 Noon
1-3 pm
6-8 pm
$30 Registration, cash or check at the door (Checks made to : “The Crime Prevention Office, LLC”)
Register by calling (843) 208-1969 or by email to info@TheCrimePreventionOffice.com
Please include your name, the worship-center you are affiliated with, and the time of day you wish to attend.
For more information please contact
Sgt. Trevor Shelor
843-308-1969
info@TheCrimePreventionOffice
or visit
https://www.thecrimepreventionoffice.com/upcoming-training.html

St. Vincent DePaul Holiday Food Baskets

Each year St. Vincent DePaul Society distributes holiday food baskets to West Ashley neighbors who might otherwise not have a holiday meal.  Members of the society will hand out grocery bags at the weekend Masses October 27th & 28th.  The bags will have lists of grocery items needed for the food baskets.  Please take home a bag (or two) and return it with the groceries at Masses on one of the two following weekends, either November 5th & 6th or November 10th & 11th.  Donations of frozen turkeys (12 lbs.) are also requested.  Turkeys may be delivered to the Family Life Center during regular office hours from November 12th thru November 15th.

Rosary

During the month of October, we celebrate our Blessed Mother Mary by praying the Rosary every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.  We will begin on Wednesday, October 3rd.  The Music Ministry will lead the Rosary that evening.  Join us for a time of reflection and prayer to Our Lady.
October 10th – Parish Council
October 17th – Religious Education
October 24th – Ladies Club & Piecemakers
October 31st – SVDP

FYI

From time to time our church bulletin provides links to suggested resources we think you might find useful.  Recently, for example, we provided a link to a weekly newsletter published by The Miscellany, our diocesan newspaper. By signing up, you can receive news, special features, and updates from your diocesan newspaper straight to your email inbox every two weeks!

Nothing, however, comes without strings attached.  While the diocese explicitly states that they will never share or sell your personal information such as your email address, the company that distributes the newsletter makes no such promises.  In fact, in their privacy policy statement they acknowledge that any information they collect about you is provided to their customers to advertise and market their products and services.

Now, there is nothing wrong with a company’s selling your personal information.  After all, they are in the business of making money, and personal data is quite valuable.  However, you must give your consent.

When you sign up for the newsletter, the small print says that by signing up, you consent to receiving marketing emails.  If you’re okay with that, by all means sign up.  However, make sure you understand what you’re agreeing to—not only in this case, but whenever you give someone your personal information online.  Read the privacy statements and disclosures. You may be surprised at what you’re allowing companies to do with your personal information.

Columbarium Engraved Bricks

Help us pave the way to completion of our Memorial Garden and Columbarium.  Donate an engraved brick for the walkway to honor, to memorialize and/or recognize someone, an organization or business.

Don’t wait any longer or you might miss out.  Support our parish enhancement project!  Your support is needed and very much appreciated!