First Friday Networking Lunch

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Summer First Friday Networking Lunches

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On this day we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus it is fitting to share the First Friday Devotion, which was the inspiration for scheduling the Carolina Catholic Professionals’ First Friday Fellowship and Networking Lunches.

FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION

Nine consecutive Fridays in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque (1647-1690), a French nun in the Visitation Order, and gave her the special task to spread devotion to His Most Sacred Heart at a time when religion was growing cold in the hearts of mankind.

He said to her:

“Behold this heart which, notwithstanding the burning love for men with which it is consumed and exhausted, meets with no other return from most Christians than sacrilege, contempt, indifference and ingratitude, even in the sacrament of my love [the Eucharist]. But what pierces my heart most deeply is that I am subjected to these insults by persons especially consecrated to my service.”

Jesus asked for special prayers and practices to make amends (reparation) for this great neglect to the proper reverence owed to God. For those who did this faithfully, he made what St. Margaret Mary referred to as the “Great Promise” which was the last and greatest of the Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

“I promise you in the unfathomable mercy of my heart that my omnipotent love will procure the grace of final penitence for all those who receive communion on nine successive first Fridays of the month; they will not die in my disfavor [the grace of final repentance], or without having received the sacraments, since my divine heart will be their sure refuge in the last moments of their life.”

CONDITIONS TO FULFILL THE FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION

The specific conditions to receive the Great Promise of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are:

1. Receive Holy Communion on nine consecutive first Fridays of the month (this assumes that the person is in a state of grace, having made a sacramental confession for any mortal sins prior to receiving communion).

2. Having the intention, at least implicitly, of making reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for all the sinfulness and ingratitude of men.
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We are suspending our First Friday lunches for the summer.  We will resume in September.  Our speaker will be Fred McKay, Principal of Charleston Catholic School.

Wishing you and your families the Lord’s blessing for a safe and pleasant summer.

Recap June 2018 First Friday Networking Lunch

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Danny Kassis shares how his Catholic Faith has informed and guided his executive career in the gas and electric power generation and distribution industry.

Reminder: First Friday Fellowship & Networking Lunch This Friday, June 1, 2018

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CCP will host a First Friday Networking and Fellowship Lunch at the Diocese Chancery Meeting Hall on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.  This event is open to both members and non-members.  Lunch will be $15 for members and $25 for non-members.  

Our speaker will be Daniel F. Kassis, Vice President of Customer Relations and Renewables for South Carolina Electric and Gas Company.  For more information on Mr. Kassis, click Kassis Bio (PDF).

Our theme for these lunches is how we engage the world in faith and bear witness to the Gospel in the way we live our lives.  With one foot in the Church and one in the world we are all on the same journey.  We ask our speakers to discuss their personal journey of faith and their work in the world and what they see to be meaningful trends and developments in our community, state, and nation.

Thank you to those who have already reserved a space!  For those who have not, please RSVP online today!

The Diocese Chancery Meeting Hall is at 901 Orange Grove Road Charleston, SC 29407.

Recap of May 2018 First Friday Networking Lunch

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Deacon Dan Powers shares his journey of faith and reminds us that we are called to open our hearts to those around us.

 

 

Recap of April 2018 First Friday Networking Lunch

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Jenna Lee Wright shares her journey of Catholic faith from NFL cheerleader to wife, mother, and business owner. She offered a moving testimony to the power of prayer and God’s grace.

Jenna Lee Wright, Owner Charleston Payroll, is April Networking Lunch Speaker

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CCP will host a First Friday Network lunch on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.  This event is open to both members and non-members.  Lunch will be $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

Our speaker will be Jenna Lee Wright, Owner of Charleston Payroll.  For more information on Ms. Wright, click Wright Bio.

RSVP online today!

Location:  Catholic Diocese Chancellery Meeting Hall (Map: 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407)

Danny Kassis, VP of Customer Relations & Renewables for SCE&G, to Speak at June Networking Lunch

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Join us on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.  Our speaker will be Daniel (Danny) F. Kassis, Vice President of Customer Relations and Renewables for South Carolina Electric and Gas Company.  For more information on Mr. Kassis, click Kassis Bio (PDF).

RSVP online today!

Location:  Catholic Diocese Chancellery Meeting Hall (Map: 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407)

Recap of March 2018 First Friday Lunch Speaker Robert Hagood

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At our March 2 First Friday Luncheon, we were fortunate to have St. Mary’s parishioner, Robert Hagood, as our speaker. Robert discussed how faith informs his work in youth sports.  With a network of coaches and volunteers he is bringing lacrosse to young people across Charleston.  One particular area of emphasis is outreach to underprivileged kids in Charleston.  Sports can build the qualities of discipline, self-sacrifice, hard-work, and teamwork that reflect Christian character.  For more information about Robert’s work in the community, visit Cusabo Nation Lacrosse.

Robert Hagood, President of William M. Bird Company, to Speak at March First Friday Lunch

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CCP will host a First Friday Network lunch on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.  This event is open to both members and non-members.  Lunch will be $15 for members and $25 for non-members.  Our speaker will be Robert Hagood, President of the William M. Bird Company.  For more information on Mr. Hagood, click Hagood Bio.

RSVP online today!

Location:  Catholic Diocese Chancellery Meeting Hall (Map: 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407)

Joe Stringer’s Words at First Friday Lunch Call for Unity and Hope

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Joe Stringer shared his thoughts on alienation and division in the culture on Friday and proposed the Gospel as the Way toward unity and hope.

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