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Safety seminars offer churches advice on establishing security policies

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Houses of worship might be spiritual sanctuaries, but sadly can’t keep people safe from physical danger. The June 2015 shooting that took the lives of nine people in a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was stark and sad evidence of that fact. That’s why pastors and lay people […]


Life Chains set for Oct. 2 in South Carolina

Editor’s note: The Sept. 22 paper edition of The Catholic Miscellany contains an incorrect date for the upcoming Life Chain event listings. The events will be held around the state on Oct. 2, not Oct. 29 as is stated in the paper. Life Chain is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year. The peaceful and public […]


Our Lady of Mercy Sister Marie Amelia Ferillo leaves behind a legacy in teaching

CHARLESTON—Sister Marie Amelia Ferillo, a Sister of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, died at May Forest, the congregation’s motherhouse, on Aug. 31, 2016. A vigil service was held at the motherhouse on Sept. 2 and the Mass of Christian Burial was held in the community chapel on Sept. 3. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone concelebrated […]


The Diocese of Charleston Non-Discriminatory School Policy notice

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston admit qualified students of any race, color, national origin, sex, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the schools. The schools in the Diocese of Charleston do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national […]


Appointments made for seven priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone made appointments for seven priests in the Diocese of Charleston, effective Aug. 8: Msgr. Chester M. Moczydlowski was placed on medical leave as pastor of St. John the Beloved in Summer­ville. Father Robert A. Spencer was ap­pointed administrator pro-tem of St. John the Beloved in Summerville. Father Filip Wodecki was ap­pointed […]


World Youth Day inspires participants to ‘leave a mark’

Pilgrims from the Diocese of Charleston returned from World Youth Day with an altered per­spective on the meaning of the Year of Mercy, along with a life­time of memories, and moments that impacted their lives. For some, it was the vigil and closing Mass with Pope Francis and millions of other Catholics; for others it […]


Journey of Hope - biking through Arizona
Aiken cyclist takes a Journey of Hope across the U.S.

AIKEN—Ernesto Barquet-Ar­rambide is bicycling thousands of miles this summer to help spread a message of God’s love and hope. The Aiken resident and rising sophomore at Wofford College is taking part in the “Journey of Hope,” riding his bike from Long Beach, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to raise funds for people with disabili­ties and special […]


St. Mary students fill baby bottles

AIKEN—St. Mary Help of Christians School students presented a check for $1,990.02 to Kathryn Wade, the executive director of Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center. Students collected funds during their annual Lenten Baby Bottle project.


Samuel Pierce shares his recovery from addiction to help others

AIKEN—Four years ago, Samuel Pierce was only 18 but his life had hit rock bottom. The teen struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, and had abandoned his family and faith. His parents, Deacon Robert Pierce and Donna Pierce told him he could no longer live under their roof if he continued to abuse drugs. Months […]


St. Benedict mural

GREER—St. Benedict Catholic Store added a new mural to their building recently. Kipp and Stepha­nie McIntyre, the owners, were inspired by the Extraordinary Form Masses they attend at Prince of Peace Church in Taylors. They said the mural, still in progress, depicts Calvary and the Holy Mass and is a teaching tool for those outside […]


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    Oct 237:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 24 End of 1st Grading period
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Report cards/Parent Conf.
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    End First Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    End Q1
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    End of first quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    End 1st Qtr. (45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    First marking period ends
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    End of 1st Grading Period
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    12:00 pm United Nations Day/Lunch
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    7:30 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 25 End of 1st Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Report cards go home
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch/Last day of quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    End of 1st Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    End of quarter
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    6:00 pm Volleyball (Fac. vs. Students)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Fall Festival
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 26 days - Conferences
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach