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Our Lady of Perpetual Help holds a traditional meal

CAMDEN—On the eve of the Easter Tridiuum, parishioners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help “journeyed back through history and reenacted a Seder Meal through the lens of the Catholic Christian faith,” Maureen Renault wrote in a press release. It was organized by Stephen Good­man, a permanent diaconate candi­date. This meal, steeped in tradition, required much […]


Byzantines open two more missions in S.C.

BLYTHEWOOD—Two new missions have been established in South Carolina to serve Byzantine Catholics and those interested in the Byzantine Mass, also known as the Divine Liturgy. Bishop Bohdan Danylo of the Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio, visited the state March 17-18 to establish the Holy Cross Eastern Catholic Mission based at Transfiguration Church […]


Men learn importance of sowing seeds of grace

CHAPIN—”Building the Domestic Church” is a calling for Catholic men to grow in their faith, develop a closer relationship with Christ and strive to be better fathers, husbands and men. And the first place to an­swer the call is in the home. That was the challenge put forth to nearly 400 men gathered at Our […]


Statewide retreat brings together students from 15 colleges

NEESES—“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Questions, answers and discussion revolving around that verse from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans took center stage at the Winter Statewide College Retreat on Feb. 23-24. The 91 students representing 15 colleges and universities in the state were treated to both a lineup of […]


Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Rite of Election
Committing to the Church at the Rite of Election

COLUMBIA – John Strickland is one step closer toward completing a faith journey that began almost 20 years ago. “It started a long time ago but I’m just now getting around to it,” said Strickland, a parishioner at St. Anne in Florence. “I’ve had a good support system along the way.” Strickland was one of […]


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 […]


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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
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    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
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    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
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    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
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    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
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