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Students celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2015

Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic education in the United States. This year, many of the 33 Catholic schools in South Carolina celebrated in a variety of ways.


Honoring those who serve

Xavier Wedderburn, a pre-kindergartener at St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton, hugs his mom, Kay Wedderburn, who is in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, after a Blue Mass held in October. Every year, many schools take time to honor all first responders, including men and women who serve in the military or law enforcement, or […]


JPII swimmers tops at meet

RIDGELAND— Meaghan Lyons and Sam Villalobos from John Paul II churned out top-scoring times at the SCISA State Championship Swim Meet held Oct. 4 at the Augusta Aquatic Center. Meaghan became the 2014-2015 A-AA State Champion in the female 100-yard breaststroke, giving the school its very first state title. Sam was runner-up in the state […]


All creatures great and small

BLUFFTON—Schools and parishes opened their lawns and hearts for their annual pet blessings as a way to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Above, students from St. Gregory the Great School brought their animals — both real and stuffed — to receive a blessing from Father Marek […]


Students compete for national merit scholarships

DIOCESE—The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named a number of students from the Diocese of Charleston as semi-finalists in its annual competition. National Merit Semifinalists rank in the top one percent of high school seniors while Commended Students rank in the top five percent. At Bishop England High School in Charleston, Thomas Hanahan, Elizabeth Blackwood […]





Backpack buddies fills satchels and stomachs on weekends

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Many people look at a backpack as just another school supply, but for some kids it means not going hungry. Each Friday during the school year, more than 200 local public school children receive backpacks full of simple, nutritional food to get them through the weekend, thanks to an ecumenical project known as […]


Home Works volunteers learn that help may involve more than a hammer

JOHNS ISLAND—Drivers on their way to the resort islands of Kiawah and Seabrook pass by pockets of poverty every day without even realizing it. Emma Smith is one of those pockets; living off the grid in such extreme conditions that people wonder how she’s done it for so long. “You do what you have to […]


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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