DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY?
St. Augustine wrote, “Anyone who piously and earnestly ponders the Sermon on the Mount … I believe he will find therein… the perfect standard of the Christian Life.”
But the Beatitudes are much more than a series or a one-time thing.
They are a way of life.
Take the Challenge with people around the country for the “Be Blessed” social media movement.
Spark conversations about how the Beatitudes can be practiced every day.
Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another. Send down your blessings on these your servants, who so generously devote themselves to helping others.
Grant them courage when they are afraid, wisdom when they must make quick decisions, strength when they are weary, and compassion in all their work.
When the alarm sounds and they are called to aid both friend and stranger, let them faithfully serve you in their neighbor. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
As a parish of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston, Our Lady of Grace seeks to know and share God’s word, live as a community of Christian Disciples, devoutly celebrate the Holy Mass and other sacraments, provide a prayerful environment for all people, and serve the poor and those in need in Christ’s Name. In this way of life, Our Lady of Grace Parish looks to Mary of Nazareth as a model and patron.
From Our Pastor
Greetings! Welcome to the cyber home of Our Lady of Grace Parish!
We are a parish that actively seeks to live as a community of faithful and energetic disciples of the Lord Jesus. We work to foster a warm environment that encourages a study and living out of the Christian way of life, holy friendships, heartfelt worship, life-changing prayer, and selfless service to those in need.
We welcome you to our cyber home and invite you to join us at our campus on Waxhaw Highway for Sunday Mass, prayer, study, outreach, or fellowship. We hope you join us and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.D.