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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 […]


Authors try to help couples relate through temperaments

There is a way to understand hu­man personalities that is based on knowledge from ancient Greece that is still used today to help couples with their mar­riages. Art and Laraine Bennett of Virginia know some people might think that is strange, but they’ve devoted much of their lives to show­ing people why it works. They […]


Father Sandy McDonald finds everything that brings him joy

COLUMBIA—A composition teacher at Lugoff-Elgin High School made a sugges­tion that sparked Father Sandy McDonald’s vocation to the priesthood. He had been immersed in the faith since birth, raised one of seven children in a strong Catholic home. In high school, McDon­ald became more interested in learning about his faith and when asked to write […]


Students travel a world of knowledge at geography bee

Schools in the Diocese of Charles­ton are doing their best to make liars of that old song that proclaims students “don’t know much about geogra­phy.” This year, 12 schools had stu­dents who qualified to compete in the 2016 South Carolina National Geographic State Bee held in Co­lumbia. Of those 12, two students made it to […]


Adrian Dominican Sister Patricia Cecile Slattery dies at 87

ADRIAN, MICH.—Sister Patricia Cecile Slattery, formerly known as Patricia Jean Slattery, died on April 17 at the Dominican Life Center. She was 87 and in her 69th year in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. The Mass of Christian Burial was held in the congregation cemetery on April 18. A Memorial Mass will be held April 26 […]


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    Aug 199:00 am K3-K5 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 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
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    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
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    First Day Orientation for Grades 11 and 12
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    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
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    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
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    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
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    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville