by Catholic Center | Feb 2, 2023 | News
On January 27, a large and enthusiastic group of supporters gathered at the Poinsett Club in Greenville to celebrate Candlemas, enjoy dinner, and receive an update on the progress of the Veritas Catholic Information Center of Greenville. Father Jay Scott Newman of St. Mary’s offered the invocation and Father Christopher Smith of Prince of Peace gave an eloquent address on the importance of Catholic evangelization in the upstate. Board of Directors Chairman Jordan Roberts provided an overview of the VCIC’s mission by comparing our work to that of St. Francis of Assisi’s mission to rebuild the San Damiano Chapel. Vice Chairman Robert Poppleton briefed the gathering on the ongoing search for a downtown location. In the last 18 months, the VCIC’s Board has visited over 20 potential locations and submitted 4 offers, none of which were accepted. However, we are currently in negotiations with a landlord for a Main Street location and hope to have good news soon.
]As the VCIC moves closer to securing a physical location and hiring a Director of Operations, the need for spiritual and financial support becomes even more important. Please continue to support the VCIC with your prayers, presence, and finances.
Photos of the event are included in the EVENTS section of the website
You can donate to the VCIC through our website at https://catholic.center/donate/. We encourage you to join the Century Club by setting up a recuring $100 monthly donation. This will help cover the Center’s operating costs, including site upfit and a Director’s salary. All donations, of any amount, are welcome and appreciated.
VCIC just announced its 2023 Events Schedule. See on-line brochure
Sign-up to our events is open online. Go the the calendar and click on the event. You will see the brochure for the event and a link to register using Evite
by Catholic Center | Dec 18, 2022 | News
As you make your charitable contributions at the end of the year, please prayerfully consider joining the Century Club of the Veritas Catholic Information Center (VCIC) of Greenville.
Members of the Century Club make a recurring donation of at least $100 per month and receive first access to VCIC news and events. Our goal is to have 100 members of the Century Club by the time the Center officially opens in 2023.
Your support and prayers will help to establish and maintain a beautiful, welcoming center for the proclamation of the gospel of Christ. With your support, the center will truly be a spiritual oasis in the heart of the vibrant and growing city of Greenville, inviting Catholics and non-Catholics, young and old, to encounter the richness of the Christian faith.
To join the Century Club, please click here and select your donate option by following the instructions
1) Onetime or Recurring donation using a credit card or PayPal.If using your credit card or PayPal click on the button Donate using your credit card or PayPal. On the next screen make sure to select monthly to make your gift recurring
2) By direct draft (ACH) from a bank account:If you prefer to pay by direct draft (ACH) from a bank account, please select Recurring donationYou may also make a one-time donation through the website or by sending a check to Veritas Catholic Information Center, 914 Pendleton Street, Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601.
The Veritas Catholic Information Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) South Carolina corporation established in 2021by Catholic laity with the blessing of the Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.
by Catholic Center | Oct 10, 2022 | News
Inviting all persons to experience the fullness of Christ in the truth,
beauty, and goodness of the Catholic faith. Fulfilling the Great
Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations.”
To set up a monthly donation and join the
Century Club, please go to
www.catholic.center and click on Donate.
The Century Club • The Century Club is a dedicated group of individuals who have pledged
to support the mission of the Veritas Catholic Information Center with
prayer and with a monthly donation of at least $100.
• By assuring a reliable income stream, the Century Club will help
provide financial stability for the establishment and future growth of the
• Century Club members will be listed on the Veritas Catholic
Information Center website and recognized at the annual gala. Members
will receive a discount on selected materials purchased from the Center.
The Veritas Catholic Information Center, to
be located in downtown Greenville, will house
a curated collection of books and sacramentals
and offer an inviting and beautiful space for
informal conversation and sponsored events.
• The Veritas Catholic Information Center is a
non-profit, 501(c)(3) South Carolina
corporation established in 2021 by a group of
Catholic laity. All donations are tax
by Catholic Center | Aug 30, 2022 | News
Site Selection Update
The VCIC Board of Directors and Site Selection Committee continue to search for an appropriate downtown in downtown Greenville. Thanks to our generous donors, we are financially ready and able to secure and upfit a location as soon as an appropriate option becomes available. On two occasions our offers were rejected in favor of other bids. We continue to work with an experienced commercial realtor to explore other suitable locations in the downtown area. Please continue to ask God to guide us in this search.
On August 25, the Board of Directors hosted a festive and well-attended summer social at Kingsbridge club house in Greenville. The social was designed to update our sponsors on the current status of the Center and to emphasize the need for continued support, both spiritual and financial. Photos of the event are included in the EVENTS section of the website.
One-time or recurrent donations using credit cards, PayPal or direct ACH bank transfers can now be made to the VCIC through our website at www.catholic.center or click here. We encourage you to set up a recurrent monthly donation and join our Century Club. A recuring $100 monthly donation from 100 donors could place the Center on a sound financial basis for the future and allow us to move forward with confidence as we secure, upfit and staff a location.
Note: The Veritas Catholic Information Center is a federally approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit chartered in the state of South Carolina. This means that all donations are tax-deductible both at the state and federal level.
Registration to VeritasCIC
Please register or update your contact information by clicking here
by Catholic Center | Jun 27, 2022 | News
Site Selection Update
The VCIC Board of Directors and the Site Selection Committee have been actively searching for appropriate downtown Greenville locations for the center. Our initial offer was rejected in favor of another entity. We are currently working with an experienced commercial realtor to explore other suitable locations. Stay tuned for updates.
On June 6, the VCIC co-sponsored a major address by Dr. Scott Hahn, delivered at Saint Joseph’s High School. Dr. Hahn spoke eloquently and passionately about the Old Testament roots of the Holy Eucharist. Dr. Hahn also offered his prayers and encouragement for the success of the VCIC. Photographs from the event are available in the Events section of the website.
The “storefront” name of the VCIC is currently being selected, based on input from committee members, donors and other supporters. This will be the “brand name” that will identify our physical location and accompany all public correspondence. The foremost name under consideration is “Christ on Main.”
Tax-exempt Status Reminder
The IRS has officially approved for the Veritas Catholic Information Center has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. This means that all donations to the VCIC and are officially tax deductible. This applies to both federal and South Carolina taxes. taxes. Please prayerfully consider the VCIC when making your charitable donations.
by Catholic Center | Apr 5, 2022 | News
The IRS has officially approved 501(c)(3) status for the Veritas Catholic Information Center. This means that donations may be made directly to the VCIC and are officially tax-deductible. This applies to both federal and South Carolina taxes. taxes. Additionally, any donations made on or after April 26, 2021 will be considered retroactively deductible. Updated instructions for making tax-deductible donations to the Center are posted on the website.
Site Selection Update
Due to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, the VCIC has begun the process of locating and selecting a suitable downtown location for the Center. The Board of Directors and the Site Selection Committee have narrowed down the search to two options, both located on Main Street in Greenville, and each offering unique advantages. The Board is weighing both options and welcomes input from donors and supporters.
April Event – Catholic Trivia Night
Join Master of Ceremonies Justin Dery and other Upstate Catholics for an evening of fellowship, fun, and trivia competition on April 28, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic School Gymnasium, 100 St. Joseph S Drive, Greenville, SC 29607. Doors will open at 6:30. Games begin at 7:00. The cost is $20/person and tickets may be purchased at //ticketstripe.com/VCIC-TRIVIA.