Wednesday, December 19, 2012

prayer of St Francis of Assisi

I felt this prayer may help us with the healing process concerning the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Area church invites Columbia community to Holiday and Christmas festival weekend



October 30, 2012

Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, located at 120 Marydale Lane, invites the Columbia Community to its Second Annual Community Christmas and Holiday Celebration. The community and family oriented celebration will be held at the church Family Life Center, over the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, 2012.

The fun filled weekend will consist of games, holiday foods, cultural activities, a silent auction, entertainment, and other family oriented events, Tickets for the Saturday, December first event, that will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., , will be $3.00 per person. This day of events will be followed by a dinner, that will be held in the gym of the Family Life Center. Tickets for the dinner are $7.00 per person, and must be purchased either at the parish office, at 120 Marydale Lane, located off Bush River Rd.

Tickets for the “Breakfast with St. Nicholas” are $5.00 per person, and may be purchased at the church office during the month of November, or on the day of the event, following the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. church services However, advance tickets are encouraged, so as to make sure that as many people as possible within the community may participate in the event

The Our Lady of the Hills Festival Committee all of their fellow community members, regardless of faith or religious belief to take part in those events, which are meant to help people within the community to get to know their neighbors.

For more information on this weekend festival please contact Christina Murphy at 803-772-7400

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

knights of columbus help mentally challenged children


September 11,2012

IRMO- Our Lady of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council 6892 will hold a community fundrasier breakfast for the mentally challenged and handicapped on September 29m 2012. The event will be held from 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m., at Fatz Cafe, located at 7420 Broad River Rd, in Irmo.

Tickets for the Fundraiser Breakfast, which will benefit South Carolina Special Olympics, and the Pendergrass-Fairwold School, here in Columbia, are $7.00. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the Fatz Cafe, on the day of the event.

Also, on the weekend of September 14-16, the Knights of Columbus will be handing out free Tootsie Rolls, and accepting donations at the following grocery stores: Wal-Mart Stores at 418 Bush River Road, 1180 Dutch Fork Road, 360 Harbison Blvd., and Kroger's Grocery Store at 7467 Woodrow Street in Irmo. The Irmo Knights of Columbus will also be at the Sam's Club on Harbison Blvd., on the
weekend of September 21-23.

This fundraiser , called Operation H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Everyday), is a nationwide Knights of Columbus Event. The purpose of Operation H.O.P.E is to benefit charities that work to assist and enhance the lives mentally challenged citizens within their individual communities.

Please join the Knights of Columbus in supporting these children with special needs, and making life easier for them.

For more information on Operation H.O.P.E or to make a donation, persons may contact Doug Mader at 803-240-4733. They may also call volunteer public relations director, Keith H. Seymour, at 803-960-8785