Parish Organizations

Altar Servers

Boys and girls in Grade 3 and up, are invited to become altar servers. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

Choir and Music Ministry

Please contact Mrs. Rahab Rice at the parish office or harpistr@gmail.com

Divine Mercy Prayer Group

The Divine Mercy meets every Wednesday night right after the 6 pm Mass for 30 minutes or less. The group starts by praying the Divine Mercy chaplet followed by a reading from St. Faustina’s diary. Additionally, this group plans upcoming Divine Mercy events that take place at the Church. This group will also assist in setting up the Divine Mercy shrine that will be a part of new church.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Anyone interested in becoming a Lector or an Extraordinary Minister please contact Deacon Ballard in the church office.

 Fellowship of St. Joseph

This group for men meets one Saturday morning each month for prayer, fellowship, and a discussion about a saint or other Catholic information. Watch the bulletin for upcoming events. 

Knights of Columbus

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Applications are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus. As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world’s largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits. The first Thursday of each month is reserved for the Fourth Degree Assembly. The second Thursday of each month is for the Council’s Business Meetings. The third Thursday will be reserved for Corporation and/or Committee Meetings. The fourth Thursday of the month we will have a social meeting. Please contact Ray Ireland for more information.

Lectors

If you are interested in serving as a lector, please contact Mike Bannio. Current lectors, the September-October 2016 Lector Schedule is below.

OLR Lector Schedule Jan-Feb 2017 

Marian Prayer Group

Meets every Thursday after the 8:30am to prayer especially for the intentions of the Holy Father and for our priests. All are welcome.

Parish Council

Our Parish Pastoral Council consists of a small group of lay people representing the different ministries or our church. We meet together to foster communication between the people, the clergy and the parish staff. We pray together, discuss any challenges of parish life together and plan how we can best complete the Lord’s commission at Our Lady of the Rosary. For more information, or to offer comments and suggestions please contact Mrs. Jennifer Brank.

Prison Ministry

Our Lady of the Rosary is involved in Prison Ministry with two institutions; the Greenville County Detention Center (GCDC) and Perry Correctional Institute (Perry). Both of these ministries are bringing the word of Christ directly to inmates inside the institutions. OLR also works with Bridge to Home, located in Simpsonville, SC. Bridge to Home is a program driven halfway house for recently released women. Volunteers come from: St. Anthony of Padua, St. Mary, St. Mary Magdalene, and Our Lady of the Rosary. If you are interested in volunteering with Prison Ministry, please contact Deacon Ray Perham .

 Respect Life

All across the Upstate, hundreds of people are courageously standing up to protect human life. The time is NOW – this is our chance to stand up for the unborn, the sick, the poor, and the most vulnerable among us! We are always looking for ways to help people engage their love for life. We are in great need for people to become more involved in our parish in pursuit of these goals. We look forward to your considering volunteering in the following areas: prayer warriors, planning pro-life events, Marches for Life, Spiritual Adoption and Baby Shower, Elder Care Workshop, and the Infant of Prague Devotion. If you wish to find out more about us, please contact us at 864-967-2713 or email Gene and Victoria Norris.

 St. Vincent de Paul

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentions, are drawn from every society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.