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World War II vet encourages youth to join, serve with pride

GREENWOOD—When Veterans Day rolls around on Nov. 11, Alex Harris will observe the day from a perspective that is becoming increasingly rare. Harris, 91, is a World War II veteran who served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navy. He is a member of a distinguished but dwindling community. According to statistics compiled by the […]



Public square rosary

AIKEN—About 75 people from St. Gerard parish gathered to pray outdoors on Oct. 11 as part of the American Needs Fatima public square rosary. “We were very happy with our attendance and felt Our Lady was smil­ing down on us,” said Marge Glauser “It was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience.


Clergy appreciation dinner

AIKEN—St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity hosted its 10th annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner Oct. 6 at St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Two hundred people celebrated Fathers Gregory Wilson, Art Dalu-pang, Hugo Ruiz, Jeffrey Kirby and Ernie Hepner (pictured with John Shea); and Deacons Bob Pierce and Pat Mongan. Val Cadarr spoke about how […]


Prince of Peace earns Blue Ribbon status

TAYLORS—Prince of Peace School was recently named a 2014 Blue Ribbon School of excellence by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It is one of six schools in South Carolina, and one of 50 private schools in the nation to receive the honor. Michael Pennell, principal, will receive the award Nov. 10-11 in Washington, D.C.



Seniors offer good advice to their juniors

Tablets, iPads, smartboards and learning software weren’t around when today’s grandparents were in school. They practiced cursive writing using the Palmer method, memorized multiplication tables and diagrammed sentences instead. Learning methods change, but basic values and morals don’t, and many are trying to pass on some important life lessons to students. Rosie Cooper, 82, spends […]


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Students celebrate Catholic Schools week Jan. 26- Feb. 1, 2014

Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. This year Catholic Schools Week will be from Jan. 26- Feb. 1 2014 with the theme of “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”  


Welcome additions at Good Shepherd in McCormick

McCORMICK — An important new part of parish life at Good Shepherd Church was officially blessed on May 31. A Family Life Center has been added to the church’s property off U.S. 221 in the small community of McCormick. Members of the church, a mission of Sacred Heart Church in Abbeville, gathered for the blessing […]


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    Aug 1 New Youth Minister Boot Camp
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 27:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 3 Vietnamese Marian Pilgrimage
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Aug 4 E-Team Retreat Weekend
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    African American and Native American Youth Minister Retreat in Bethesda, MD
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    7:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 510:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Aiken)
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    10:00 am Doctrina Social #1
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    2:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 6 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Aug 77:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Aug 82:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
    From the Calendar of Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement
    7:30 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 97:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 107:00 pm Doctrina Social #1
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    Aug 11All Day Teacher In-Service DOC
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    Aug 1210:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
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    Vietnamese Men's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry