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Record number of Scouts recognized as Pillars of Faith

COLUMBIA—A host of hardworking Scouts reaped their rewards at the Catholic Scout Convocation held Feb. 4 at St. Joseph Church. The annual event honors youth who earned religious emblems dur­ing the previous year. Bishop Rob­ert E. Guglielmone led the service, which drew more than 200 Scouts, parents and troop leaders. He pre­sented emblems and congratulated […]


Free-throw winners

SIMPSONVILLE—The Knights of Colum­bus Council 10819 held its annual Youth Basketball Free-Throw Chal­lenge at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville recently. Those win­ners then competed with other final­ists in their gender and age groups at a district event. The district winners advance to state finals on Feb. 24 at Cardinal Newman School in Colum­bia. The […]


Columbia parishes meet to discuss race and peace

COLUMBIA—One day after the national holiday honoring the legacy of the Rev. Mar­tin Luther King Jr., about 40 people came together at St. John Neumann Church to discuss how his goals of racial healing and justice square up against today’s reality. They took part in “What We Have Seen and Heard: A Reflection on Peace,” […]


More than 2,000 turn out for school choice rally

COLUMBIA—Students, parents, teach­ers and education advocates from across the state met in Columbia recently to rally for school choice in South Carolina. More than 2,000 participants, including nearly 400 Catholic school students, took part in the rally — a march from the Columbia Metropol­itan Convention Center to the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse. The annual […]


Cardinal Newman student wins art prize

COLUMBIA—Alyssa Gorrin, a senior at Cardinal Newman School, received a merit award and cash prize for her entry in the Lander University High School Art Exhib­it. Alyssa created a ceramic sculp­ture depicting three pears in pro­gressive states of decay. Her theme reflected the fleeting nature of life. You can see her art and that of […]


Knights bring Christmas to residents with special needs

COLUMBIA—Every year, Christmas comes early for the residents of the Midlands Center thanks to dedi­cated volunteers from the Knights of Columbus. Located in northeast Columbia, the center is a residence for adults of all ages who have developmental disabilities. It is run by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. For 30 years, […]


Immigrant Families Initiative helps with various needs

COLUMBIA—Three neighborhoods in Beaufort County that are home to mostly Hispanic immigrants are part of Narenda Sharma’s ongoing efforts to help poor families leave poverty behind. He is founder and director of the Neighborhood Outreach Connec­tion, a non-profit organization that helps low-income people around the Hilton Head and Beaufort areas. “We see our mission as […]


Junior high rally focuses on the sacred in sacrifice

WHITE OAK—Meredith Clemmens’ Road to Emmaus led her back to an all-too-familiar place. Ten years ago, Clemmens was one of several hundred students at the Diocese of Charleston’s Junior High Rally listening to guest speakers share their faith and offer encour­agement and inspiration to the young audience. On Nov. 4, she was on the other […]


St. John the Baptist sisters move south

COLUMBIA—A group of four Sisters of St. John the Baptist recently ar­rived in the Midlands to begin a new era of ministry in the Diocese of Charleston. They came to South Carolina in the late summer at the invitation of Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone. Their residence is a home they have named the St. Alfonso […]


Byzantines hope to establish new mission at Transfiguration

BLYTHEWOOD—For many years, people in the Midlands have traveled long distances to attend the Byzantine Mass, also known as the Divine Liturgy. That changed on Oct. 1, when a liturgy was celebrated at what many hope will become a permanent Byz­antine mission at Transfiguration Church. About 100 people attended the Mass celebrated by Father Joseph […]


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Feb 2410:00 am Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
5:00 pm Bishop to preside closing Mass of annual Statewide college retreat - Buckridge Plantation - Orangeburg
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Feb 2510:15 am First Communion Retreat
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
Feb 2610:00 am Junta Diocesana
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
7:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 277:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Feb 28 First Reconciliation after mass
From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
Club Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
8:00 am School Mass
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
From the Calendar of Office of Pastoral Formation
3:15 pm Talent Show Auditions
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #3
From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
Mar 1 Middle School Team Day
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
No School-Teachers Conference
From the Calendar of Summerville Catholic School
$1 TAG Day for sponsored child
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
Diocesan Teacher Workdays-no school
From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
Teacher In-service DOC
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet