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Ursuline Sister Andrea Callahan dies at 90

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY—Sister Andrea Callahan, OSU, died March 8 at the Ursuline motherhouse in Louisville. She was 90. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 13 in the motherhouse chapel followed by burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Sister Andrea was born in New Straitsville, Ohio. She joined the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1942. She […]


Sister Julienne retires with decades of good memories

Ursuline Sister Julienne Guy’s family came to Columbia at the beginning of her senior year of high school. She had no idea that the move would end up changing her whole life. She attended Ursuline High School, and the example of the sisters who taught there led her to join the order. That was 64 […]


Hail Mary: Our most gracious advocate

Mary is a vital part of Catholic life all year long, but she really comes to the forefront of worship, thought and prayer as the calendar turns to May. This is the month of special prayers, devotions and festivals dedicated to the Mother of God worldwide. In many churches, traditional “May processions” are held that […]


St. John Neumann families receive St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarships

St. John Neumann School families were honored during a reception and prayer service recently and the school was awarded funds from the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Funding Organization. Students receiving scholarships led a brief prayer service. Following the service, Barbara Cole, principal, was presented a check by Michael Acquilano, director of the South Carolina Catholic […]


Confirmation: The start of a lifelong journey

Patricia Bronikowski, an eighth-grader from Aiken, has been very busy for the past two years. In addition to her usual re­sponsibilities of school, family and fun, she spent a lot of time researching saints, learning about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and performing service projects. Like hundreds of other kids her age, she was […]


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Spelling aces: Goodier, Elya win diocesan bees

Souchong, heuristic and whippoorwill were all words spelled correctly in the first annual Diocesan Spelling Bee. There were two competitions, one for the elementary school students, grades 3-5, and one for the middle school students, grades 6-8.


Keeping the mission in mind

COLUMBIA—No matter where they live, Catholics are called to spread the Gospel around the world to people in need. The Pontifical Mission Societies exist to help answer that call. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and Oblate Father Andrew Small, national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, shared that message on April 9 at a small reception […]


Prison ministry benefits the inmates and the volunteers

BISHOPVILLE—An inmate at Lee Correctional Institution had a life-changing experience on April 9. Thanks to six dedicated volunteers from the Sumter Catholic Community, he was confirmed by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and became a Catholic. It was the bishop’s first visit to that facility, but is familiar ground for the prison ministry group. These volunteers […]


Parishes using more apps to help members stay in touch

Stephanie Stewart is pretty excited that the Church is joining the 21st century of social media technology. Recently Stewart, who is executive assistant to the rector at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, introduced a new app to parishioners that will help them stay connected to parish life, and even held tutorial […]


Building for the future at Our Lady of the Lake

CHAPIN—Our Lady of the Lake Church took a historic step March 15 with a momen­tous ceremony for their new church. Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone presided with the as­sistance of the pastor, Father Andrew Vollkommer. The parish is in a rapidly growing part of the Midlands, serves about 825 households and is feeling the space con­straints […]


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    May 246:00 pm Baccalaureate Mass
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:30 pm PTO Mtg./Awards/Art Show
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Grades 7-8 Class Night
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    May 25 Senior Awards Ceremony-Seniors dismissed following ceremony
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Field Day
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    Field Day Lower School
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    Last day for K4 & K5
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    Field day- day
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    End of quarter 4
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    K4 Last Day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    9:00 am Graduation Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    9:30 am GRADE 8 GRADUATION
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    6:00 pm Middle School Dance
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    7:00 pm Graduation Dance/Class Night
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    May 26 End of Quarter 4 and Semester 2
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Graduation
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    Snow Day #1- No school unless needed for make up day
    From the Calendar of Prince of Peace School Taylors
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    May 27 8th grade graduation
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    12:00 am Mission trip to Guatemala
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office