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View photos and descriptions from our past events!

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June 4th 2024

Blessing of Christ on Main 4th June 2024

Beautiful Blessing Ceremony of Christ of Main by Bishop Jacques with several members of the local clergy in the presence of Mayor Knox White. Pam Evette Lieutenant Governor sent a video message of encouragement.

April 2024

First-Look Preview

Christ On Main hosted dozens of our supporters for a first-look preview event in early April.

Our guests toured the beautiful interior and connected with each other while looking forward to the activities that will be available at our storefront later this year.

Attendees also learned more details about our mission and received encouragement to share the work of Christ On Main throughout the Upstate.

December 12, 2023

Advent Concert

 We hosted a fantastic event at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on December 12th.

The Schola Cantorum from the parish choir provided a beautiful Advent concert with traditional hymns about our preparation for Jesus’ arrival at Christmas.

The concert helped everyone deepen their hope in Christ during this season of expectation.

Attendees also enjoyed the opportunity to socialize with a glass of wine at intermission while visiting our Christ On Main display table to learn the details of our plans for next year and beyond.

We met a variety of new supporters and shared how Christ On Main will offer formation and outreach for anyone wanting to discover Jesus through our Catholic faith.

November 8, 2023

Christ On Main co-hosted a wonderful event on November 8th at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.

Hundreds of people attended a dynamic presentation by Fr. John Riccardo, a priest from the Archdiocese of Detroit and executive director of the organization Acts XXIX.

Father Riccardo spoke about our role as missionary disciples called to resist evil and bring healing as we share the love of Jesus through the Catholic faith.

Our event also included a presentation on the latest updates and anticipated events from Christ On Main.

Click here to watch our event!

September 7, 2023

Presentation on the Shroud of Turin

Christ On Main co-hosted a fantastic event at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on September 7th.

300 people attended a wonderful presentation on the Shroud of Turin, which is an artifact believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus.

Dr. Cheryl White of LSU Shreveport presented historical evidence and scientific discoveries about the shroud along with incredible photographs of the image on it.

Our event also involved promoting Christ On Main through flyers and conversation. Attendees were eager to learn the details of our mission and discover how they can support us!

June 8, 2023

Drop-In Tour of Christ On Main

We had a spectacular event on June 8th! The board of directors welcomed 100 people to Christ On Main for an experience that included touring the site, viewing floor plans, connecting with fellow supporters, and meeting our executive director. See below for photos from our event!

Everyone enjoyed the wide assortment of food and beverages while learning our goals for the storefront. We highlighted how Christ On Main will be a beautiful, welcoming environment to connect with God through a variety of activities and resources.

Our executive director, Brendan Dudley, spoke of our storefront as a spiritual oasis for exploring a friendship with Jesus Christ and discovering the beauty of Catholicism. He also encouraged everyone to contribute their talents, emphasizing the many ways for volunteers to support our mission.

We express our deep thanks to Fr. Jay Scott Newman for blessing our location at this event with a prayer and sprinkling of holy water. As his prayer reminded us, we must trust the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all our endeavors. 

We are also incredibly grateful to Mayor White for joining us at our event! We know our storefront will be a wonderful addition to the vibrancy of Main Street.

Thank you to all our supporters for making this event a great success!

Contact us to learn about our plans and the ways you can help our mission! E-mail our executive director Brendan Dudley at brendan@christonmain.org

May 1, 2023

Debra and Rachel Herbeck

Debra Herbeck and her daughter Rachel Herbeck from Renewal Ministries discussed how they have evangelized and shared practical ways to pass on the faith to the next generation​ 

April 27, 2023

Catholic Trivia Night

A fun and informative night of trivia, pizza, beer, and laughs.

March 16, 2023

Take it to the Street – Speaker Caleb Payne

On March 16, the VCIC hosted at Prince of Peace Catholic Church an inspirational call to evangelization by Caleb Payne of St. Paul Street Evangelization. Caleb shared his conversion story and his journey from a militant atheist to a Protestant missionary in China to a joyful and Catholic lay Dominican. His message was well-received by a large and attentive audience.

Board vice-chairman Robert Poppleton provided a brief update on the search for a downtown location and the need for ongoing support, both spiritual and financial.

Photos of the event are included in the EVENTS section of the website.

February 16, 2023

Introduction to the Maronite Rite with Father Bart Leon

St Rafka hosted Veritas CIC for a very informative and enjoyable experience of the Maronite rite. After the celebration of a   beautiful Divine Liturgy, followed by  great hospitality, Father Bart gave a conference on the full liturgical richness of the different rites in the Catholic Church using the Maronite rite as an example.

November 17, 2022

Speaker Series

Prince of Peace Catholic Church hosted Veritas CIC’s latest  monthly talk, a Ordinary Splendor co-event,  during which Joseph Pearce, internationally acclaimed author of many bestsellers presented his latest book  Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith on the life and legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in front of over 100 enthusiastic participants.

August 25, 2022

2nd Annual Event

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.

 

June 6, 2022

Speaker Series

Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center in Greenville, SC on Monday, June 6th. Study Scripture from the heart of the Church with one of today’s most respected scholars.

 

May 19, 2022

Monthly Series

Laryn Weaver will talk honestly about her journey in receiving St. Paul’s beautiful yet controversial teaching in Ephesians 5:21-33, and the even greater call for all of us to live out this passage. Should wives be submissive to their husbands? How should husbands best love their wives? The answer to these questions brings us directly into the call to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.

April 28, 2022

Monthly Series

Master of Ceremonies Justin Dery and other Upstate Catholics for an evening of fellowship, fun, and trivia competition!

March 24, 2022

Speaker Series

Local Catholic writer and speaker Kaitlyn Dudley Curtin “Strong Medicine: Prescriptions from the Doctors of the Church.” 

February 24, 2022

Book Series

Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. discussed his new book “John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads.”

January 27, 2022

Christmas Party

The party was held on Jan 27th. It was a Christmas party. In the liturgical calendar the end of the Christmas season is Feb 2nd the Feast of Candlemas

On August 26th, Christ On Main held  its inaugural event at the Poinsett Club in Greenville with The Most Reverend Robert Guglielmone, Bishop of Charleston 

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