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Boot camp prepares staff and volunteers to lead youth ministries

CHARLESTON—An intense, one-day boot camp was held for youth ministers and volunteers in the Diocese of Charleston. But don’t worry, no one had to do push-ups or crawl on their bellies through the mud. It was more of a spiritual boot camp, designed to prepare new youth leaders and volunteers — and those just seeking […]


New bells blessed and installed at St. Mary Help of Christians

AIKEN—St. Mary Help of Christians held a blessing of four bells to be placed in its new bell tower (currently nearing the end of its construction) on July 16 after the 11 a.m. Mass. A bilingual celebration was held in English and Spanish to reflect the community, said Father Gregory Wilson, pastor. Msgr. Richard D. […]


Nine new principals prepare for fall semester

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston will have nine new, or at least sort-of-new, faces in the top spot for the 2017-18 school year. Divine Redeemer in Hanahan, Our Lady of Peace in North Augusta, Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, Prince of Peace in Taylors, St. Anthony of Padua in Greenville, St. John […]


Dennis Perea wins American Legion’s Outstanding Boy Scout Award

AIKEN—Dennis Perea recently won the 2017 American Legion Department of South Carolina Outstanding Boy Scout Award. American Legion Post 212 of Aiken nominated him. The statewide competition evaluates Scouts’ leadership skills, service to the church and community, high school achievements, academic rank, and letters of recommendation from community leaders. The award, plus a scholarship check, […]


Catholic Charities takes the helm of Gloverville outreach center

GLOVERVILLE—The Daughters of Chari­ty of St. Vincent de Paul have left the small Aiken County town of Glover­ville, where they helped people for 40 years, but the programs they ran will continue. Catholic Charities has taken over administration of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center, where the Daughters had served since 1977. The center […]


Franciscan Sister Helen Chatterton dies at age 89

ROCHESTER, MINN.—Sister Helen Chat­terton, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, died at Assisi Heights on April 27. She was 89. The funeral was held May 3 in As­sisi Heights. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester. Sister Helen was born to Milton Charles and Marie Chatterton on July 27, 1927, […]


Gathering at St. Gerard in Aiken explores race and peace

AIKEN—St. Gerard Catholic Church played host Saturday to several hours of discussion, prayer and presentations focusing on peace and race relations, with guest speakers including Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt and USC Aiken Academic Coordinator Tony Clyburn. The gathering, under the title of “What We Have Seen and Heard: A Reflection on Peace,” addressed such […]


Schools reflect on Christ’s sacrifice during Lent

Students around the diocese are making the most of the Lenten season. Their journey toward Holy Week and the joy of Easter includes prayer, reflection, works of charity and the study of Scripture. By far the most common school activity during Lent is participating in weekly Stations of the Cross; a time for students to […]


Schools compete for titles, honor in youth basketball tournament

GREENVILLE—Basketball teams from Catholic schools and churches around the state met up in the Piedmont recently to compete in the Diocese of Charleston Youth Basketball Tournament. St. Mary School, which hosted the event, dominated the leader board, winning three of the four championship titles. State titles went to St. Mary’s senior girls, junior girls, and […]


Good Shepherd prayer group consecrate themselves to Mary

MCCORMICK—Members of Good Shepherd Church’s “Joyful Journey” prayer group completed “33 Days to Morning Glory, A Do It Yourself Retreat” on Feb. 11. The 12 participants consecrated themselves to Jesus through Mary. Each week was dedicated to one of four saints: Louis de Montfort, Maximillian Kolbe, Teresa of Calcutta, and John Paul II. Each day, […]


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    Aug 1910:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    10:00 am Gr. 6-8 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
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    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Aug 20 PTO Donuts & Coffee
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Spirit Night with the Columbia Fireflies
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 21 Half day of classes for all students
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    First Day of School for K4 8th Grade
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    Teacher Workday; No school; solar eclipse
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    First Day of Class
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    Teacher Workday; No school; Solar Eclipse
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    First Day of School New student orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    Teacher Orientation Week
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    First Day Orientation for Grades 11 and 12
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    1st Day of School- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
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    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    First day of School
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Boo-Hoo Parent drop-off
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville