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Message from the Pastor - 3-30-2020

posted by St. Mary Catholic Church

A message from Fr. Agustín Guzmán, C.O., Pastor of St. Mary regarding the current COVID-19 crisis.

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Bishop Closes All Churches in Diocese

posted Mar 18, 2020, 5:00 AM by St. Mary Catholic Church   [ updated ]

Pastor's Message to the St. Mary Church on March 30, 2020 regarding this COVID-19 crisis:

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Due to health concerns regarding COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and for the safety of the people, Bishop Robert Guglielmone has officially closed all churches in the Diocese of Charleston, which means all of South Carolina. Therefore, there will be no Masses, daily or on Sunday, no Stations of the Cross, public Rosaries, or other church gatherings. All are canceled until further notice.

Click here to see the Bishop's letter.

To see online Masses:

If you are unable to attend Mass because of being ill or quarantined, remember we have videos of our St. Mary Masses available by Sunday evening, but it does not include the full Mass. Here is a list of other sites that have live viewing of Masses:

The Diocese of Charleston will be livestreaming from the Chapel of the Holy Family. Seminarians who are now in Charleston will participate in the liturgies. The schedule of daily and weekend Masses and other devotions is as follows:
On Facebook: Daily Mass Monday through Saturday at 8:30 am.
    Stations of the cross, Fridays at 3 pm.
    Sunday Mass with Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone at 11 am (English) and 12:30 pm (Espaniol).

Various Catholic Masses:
St. Mary's in Greenville: Sunday at 11 am
St. Michael in Garden City: Sunday at 9 & 11 am
EWTN broadcasts Mass on its television network

Rita Smith went to the Lord

posted Oct 7, 2019, 10:17 AM by St. Mary Catholic Church   [ updated Oct 11, 2019, 6:47 PM ]

Rita Smith, long time parishioner at St. Mary, known often as the "Flower Lady" went home to the Lord Sunday night, October 6, 2019 due to a heart attack. Our prayers for comfort go out to her husband, Reed and all the rest of her family. She had organized the Anniversary Mass, one of which was just a week ago, on September 28th. She loved our parish and was most active. Rita, we will miss you. We pray you are having a grand time in the arms of our Savior, what we are all looking forward to ourselves.

UPDATE: Rita's funeral will be Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rock Hill. She will be interned following that and a repast after that held at the Brother David Boone Fellowship Hall at St. Mary.

Dedication of Brother David Boone Fellowship Hall

posted Jul 7, 2019, 3:13 PM by St. Mary Catholic Church

July 7, 2019 we had the re-dedication of the St. Martin de Porres Chapel and the dedication of the Brother David Boone Fellowship Hall. This following video is a slideshow presentation done during the reception following the dedication and Mass. It is a history of St. Mary Catholic Church and Brother David Boone.

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Mike Flenniken has gone to the Lord

posted Jul 4, 2019, 7:52 AM by St. Mary Catholic Church   [ updated Jul 21, 2019, 11:37 PM ]

Our dear friend and fellow parishioner has gone home to the Lord. He was a co-chairman of the St. Mary Outreach program, and was most giving of all that he was to our parish. He passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 while vacationing in Hawaii with his wife, Grace. He will be dearly missed.

His memorial service will be Saturday, July 27th at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church. There will be a repast afterwards.

A Christmas Gift in Song

posted Dec 29, 2018, 7:23 PM by St. Mary Catholic Church   [ updated Dec 29, 2018, 7:29 PM ]

St. Mary  Catholic Church presents The Rock Hill Ecumenical Chorale in "A Christmas Gift in Song". Featuring The Clinton College Ensemble. Was performed on December 2, 2018 at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center in Rock Hill, SC. Director was D. Jeffery Sligh with Associate Directors Karen Craig and Jermaine Evans. Songs include "O Come All Ye Faithful", "O Come, O Come Emmanuel", "Hallelujah, You're Worth to Be Praised", "Sweet Little Jesus Boy", "No Christmas Without You", "High and Lifted Up", "Who Would Imagine A King", "Silent Night-Little Drummer Boy" medley, "Away In A Manger", and "Joy to the World".

Also, you may see a webpage of photos from that same night by clicking here.

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Fall Colors 2018

posted Oct 19, 2018, 11:54 AM by St. Mary Catholic Church   [ updated Nov 30, 2018, 6:40 PM ]

A trip into the Utah mountains for a view of God's creation in all its glory.

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Welcome to Our New Deacon!

posted Aug 16, 2018, 4:07 PM by St. Mary Catholic Church

Welcome Deacon Walt Hollis. Deacon Walt was ordained to the diaconate on September 21, 2002 in the Diocese of Charleston, SC. He comes to us from Bluffton, SC. He comes with his wife of 50 years. Her name is Barbara. For Deacon's full biography, see the Parish Staff page under Committees.

Lenten Mission Videos Posted

posted Feb 22, 2018, 1:46 PM by St. Mary Catholic Church   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 3:39 AM ]

All the three nights of the Lenten Mission that ran from Sunday to Tuesday, February 18-20, 2018 are posted. Just click on

A Celebration of the Life of Brother David Boone

posted Nov 5, 2017, 3:57 PM by St. Mary Catholic Church   [ updated Nov 22, 2017, 2:42 PM ]

Father Guiliani told us what a glorious day at this Thanksgiving season to say thank you to God for Brother David and his life. All of us have been impacted by his life and his witness and by his love. He told us how Brother David loved to go home to Kentucky in August to work in the harvest. He said he had left a rich garden, in many ways. He told us how Brother David validated people and he believed in people and he called forth the best in people. David's message was that every person is of great value in the eyes of God.

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