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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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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate