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EDITOR'S NOTE: Many faith events have been canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead — or check with organizer's websites — to verify the status of any local event.


Sunday, May 24

CATHOLIC MASS (ACTUALLY IN CHURCH), 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 111 Hampton Avenue, Greenville, S.C. South Carolina’s Catholic churches has reopened (following the pandemic) for Mass with worshippers in the pews, beginning May 17. With social distancing and other restrictions limiting attendance to 25 percent of capacity, an estimated quarter of the church’s members will be able to attend on any given Sunday. Members will attend based on their last name and the year of birth of the head of the household. Members of the church already have been told of the new restrictions. “Father Jay Scott Newman, the parish priest, said once a month for his members is better than never,” the Greenville News reported on May 10. “‘There is a yearning to receive the body and blood of Christ,’” he added.


DRIVE-IN CHURCH SERVICE, 10:30 a.m., parking lot of Post 25 Restaurant & Lounge, 2155 Hendersonville Road, Arden. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Ridgeline Church of Arden is holding “drive-in movie theater-style” church services at Post 25’s parking lot till further notice. Attendees are asked to “please stay in your vehicle at all times.”


DRIVE-IN CHURCH SERVICE, 11 a.m., parking lot of Newbridge Baptist Church, 199 Elkwood Avenue, Woodfin. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church is holding drive-in church services till further notice. Attendees are asked not to arrive until 10:40 a.m., at the earliest, and to tune their radios to 88.3 FM. “There will be NO restroom facilities or childcare” available, the church stressed. Pastor Clark Henderson noted in  a recent interview that the church property, in a way, had come full circle, as it  was used

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2020 22:06


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