Main Street in downtown Greenville is a popular destination for both tourists and locals. Located in the scenic Upstate region of South Carolina, Greenville is a vibrant and rapidly growing city. Friends and families gather in sidewalk cafes along the tree-lined street, then pop into the unique shops and galleries or hop across the rocks to experience the cascading waterfall at Falls Park, in the city’s center.
And soon, the busy downtown neighborhood will boast one more attraction: a Catholic center offering lectures, films, book signings, prayer groups and more.
A group of Catholic lay leaders has launched an ambitious project to open a spiritual oasis along the busy street. The Veritas Catholic Information Center, as it is called now during its planning phase, will be a place of welcome for Catholics, members of other Christian faiths, Jews and Muslims and people of no faith.
The mission of the Center is “to promote 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.’”
While some who are not currently churchgoers may be intimidated at the thought of entering a church, the Veritas Catholic Information Center organizers hope that their venue will be a non-threatening and welcoming environment — a place where visitors can raise questions and engage in conversation with trained volunteers, while feeling no pressure to join. The Center will offer a rich assortment of lectures, book launches and book signings, entertainment, prayer services and more. Also available will be literature and tracts that explain the Catholic faith, as well as Bibles and other books, religious art, and devotional items such as rosaries, prayer cards and medals.
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