About Christ On Main

Discover | Explore | Grow

Our Mission Statement

Sharing the beauty and fullness of the Catholic faith with fellow Catholics and non-Catholics.

As a spiritual oasis in the heart of Greenville

Our storefront provides a welcoming and peaceful environment that connects the search for personal wellness with the desire for beauty, truth, and goodness.

We invite you to experience the adventure of faith through our social, educational, and spiritual opportunities. You’ll discover the transformative power of a friendship with Jesus Christ and the dynamic life offered by the Holy Spirit.

Christ On Main also offers a variety of resources to help you explore the intersection of faith and culture.

Visit us today to learn more!

History

Inaugural Event

On August 26, 2021, Bishop Robert Guglielmone of the diocese of Charleston headlined an inaugural gala in Greenville, South Carolina at which the Christ On Main (VCIC) was formally introduced to over 150 friends and supporters. Addresses from the Bishop, Fr. Jay Scott Newman, and Catholic author Joseph Pearce emphasized the need for authentic Christian evangelism in an age desperately in need of a saving faith.


2021 Milestones

During 2021, a seven-person Board of Directors was selected, the VCIC was formally incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the state of South Carolina, and an application was submitted to the IRS to obtain federal tax- exempt 501(c)(3) status. Successful notification should be received during the first quarter of 2022.

Fundraising efforts then began in earnest, and the Board of Directors negotiated a fiscal sponsorship agreement with the Knights of Columbus to enable donors to immediately deduct contributions to the VCIC. This agreement will be terminated when the VCIC receives official 501(c)(3) status.


Fundraising Success!

On January 27, 2022, the VCIC celebrated Christmas with friends and supporters and announced a major fundraising drive. Due to a generous matching donation of $100.000, the VCIC has now raised over $200,000. A heartfelt Thank You to all who helped make this possible, and thanks be to God for his abundant blessings!


Onward in 2022

Due to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, the VCIC is ready to move to the next phase – locating, leasing and furnishing an appropriate space in downtown Greenville in order to share the truth, beauty and goodness of the Gospel.  This effort has already begun; updates will be posted on the website as, God willing, we look forward to a grand opening in 2022.

Christ On Main is the storefront on behalf of the organization Veritas Catholic Information Center (VCIC), whose founding members and board of directors are lay Catholics from parishes throughout the Upstate.

We have received support and approval from the Diocese of Charleston, but we are not affiliated as an organization/storefront with the diocese or any specific parish.

As a non-profit organization run by the laity, the VCIC continues its fundraising through major gifts and recurring donations to support the work of Christ On Main.

In its mission statement, the VCIC describes how it will “proclaim the beauty, truth, and fullness of the Catholic faith in order to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission to ‘Go and Make Disciples of All Nations.’ Organized and managed by lay persons in full communion with the Catholic Church, the VCIC will proclaim the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a welcoming setting in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina.”

Please see below for details about our Christ On Main executive director and our VCIC board of directors.

We Want to Help You

Discover

We invite you to discover your true identity in the image of God.

Explore

Explore the full beauty of how and why you were made. 

Grow

Grow in your understanding of God and the beauty of the Catholic faith.

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