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Upstate man finds his priestly vocation through Mary

TAYLORS—The newly ordained Father Michael Cunningham received a warm send off at Prince of Peace Church, wrapping up what was a busy, yet rewarding few weeks for the longtime Up­state resident. More than 600 people filled the church on June 3 for the Latin Mass led by Father Cunningham, and most of them stayed afterward […]


SCCCW raises awareness and funds to end domestic violence

For six years, South Carolina has been at or near the top of a grim list — the ranking of states with the highest number of women killed by men in domestic violence situations. In 2017, the state was fifth in the nation, according to a study released by the Violence Policy Center. Sta­tistics show […]


St. Philip Neri becomes the latest to add Byzantine worship

FORT MILL—Access to the Byzantine style of worship in South Carolina continues to grow. A mission was recently established in the Rock Hill area by the Byzan­tine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, N.J. Since Jan. 6, crowds ranging from 40 to 90 people have met on Satur­days in the parish life building at St. Philip Neri […]


Grief support groups offer lasting support

SIMPSONVILLE/COLUMBIA—When the last visitor’s car pulls away after a funeral or visitation, the newly be­reaved may face an empty house and a frightening chasm of loneliness. They often ask “What do I do now?” Rita Cipriani and Millie Peterson, members of St. Mary Magdalene Church, both experienced that emp­tiness after they lost their husbands. The […]


St. Joseph students earn science awards

ANDERSON—St. Joseph School sent eight stu­dents to the Region One Science and Engi­neering Fair at Southern Wesleyan Uni­versity recently. Three students received awards for their projects: Remi Witt, second place; Domenica Strathern, third place; and Alex Fiorentino, third place. Also, Remi finished in the top 10 percent of the science competition and advanced to the […]


St. Joseph School celebrates 50 years of blessings

ANDERSON—St. Joseph School was only a year old when Tom Holahan’s parents enrolled him there in 1968. He attended three years before moving on to public middle and high school, but what he recalls from that brief time has stayed with him. “When I grew up, I found that I knew the meaning of respect […]


Andrew Lyons wins full-tuition scholarship

GREENVILLE—Andrew Lyons, a senior at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, was named a winner of Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Scholarship Competition. Lyons was chosen from among 80 competitors to receive one of two four-year full-tuition scholarships. Active in athletics and academics, he is a campus ministry leader, captain of the varsity football […]


Rising freshmen tapped for annual St. Joseph’s Scholars Award

GREENVILLE—Rising ninth-graders Mia Kim and Zana Norton were recently selected as the recipients of the St. Joseph’s Scholar Award. This merit-based scholarship, awarded annually to two incoming freshmen, recognizes academic excellence and cov­ers one-half of high school tuition. Both girls are current eighth-graders at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Mia is the daughter of Alex and […]


St. Joe’s school opens new building

GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School held a ribbon cutting on their new three-story, $4.2 million UK­night building recently. The addi­tion connects the academic building to the gymnasium and houses two state-of-the-art science labs, flexible meeting and classroom space, locker rooms and athletic department offices, plus a hallway mural show­casing the history of the school’s athletic program. […]


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 […]


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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    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
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    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
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    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
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville