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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 […]


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 […]


St. Gregory volunteers help families escape homelessness

BLUFFTON—Hot, home-cooked meals, friendly conversation and a safe place for kids to do homework might seem like simple things, but they can mean the world to a homeless family. Members of St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton offer those ser­vices and more through work with Family Promise of Beaufort County. Family Promise provides tempo­rary […]


Flower ministry brightens rooms and hearts

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—A ministry de­signed to give new life to flowers from weekend church services has given smiles to many local senior citizens and a much needed connec­tion to the outdoors for the past 13 years. At 9:30 a.m. on Monday mornings, volunteers for the St. Francis by the Sea ‘Flowers for Friends’ group remove […]


Kelly Edwards baptism 1982 in heirloom baptismal gown.
Heirlooms make sacraments even more special

When Kelly Edwards had her youngest daughter baptized at St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville last month, she carefully placed her in what has become the family’s heirloom baptismal gown, continu­ing a family tradition that began 64 years ago. It all started when young Nellie Steffler bought a baptism outfit for her first-born child back in […]


St. Francis thrift shop grant recipients 2016
St. Francis Thrift Shop donates to 27 local charities

HILTON HEAD—St. Francis Thrift Shop distributed grants to 27 charitable organizations in Hilton Head and Bluffton on June 21. The shop is an outreach of St. Francis by the Sea Church, and its proceeds benefit the parish community and school. It is located along Highway 278 between Mathews Drive and Beach City Road. Since it […]


Volunteers connect giving with receiving at migrant camps

HELENA ISLAND—Hundreds of mi­grant workers who labor in the heat to pick crops in the Beaufort area recently received some welcome ne­cessities thanks to the efforts of the Franciscan Center. Sister Canice Adams of the Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Metho­dius, who run the center, said area churches came together to help the workers. On […]


Deacons gather in Rome and reflect on ministry

ROME—Thousands of permanent deacons and their wives began their Year of Mercy celebration by cutting straight to the heart of what it means to be a deacon, how the ministry impacts their families and the challenge of explaining their vocation to others, including bishops and priests. The pilgrims divided into language groups and hundreds of […]


Holy Family grows from mission to majestic

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Anne Scott has been a parishioner at Holy Family Church from the start, when it was still a diocesan mission. That was in 1966, when a new car could be had for $2,500 and you could put a gallon of gas in it for 30 cents. Anne and her husband Bob retired to […]


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 […]


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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
    5:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to celebrate Mass - White Oak Conference Center for CORE Training
    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
    First Day of Class
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    Teacher Workday; No school; Solar Eclipse
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    First Day of School New student orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    Teacher Orientation Week
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    First Day Orientation for Grades 11 and 12
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    1st Day of School- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    days-Teacher in-service
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    First day of School
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville