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Rescheduled: Greenville Deanery SCCCW meeting moved to Sept. 30

GREENVILLE—The Greenville Deanery of the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women has rescheduled their meeting — originally slated for Sept. 16 — to September 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 204 Douthit Street, Greenville. A lunch will be provided by the members of the St. Anthony of Padua Women’s […]


Father Ted Kalaw to serve as superior of order

Adorno Father Teodoro Kalaw was recently appointed as the 60th superior general for the Adorno Fathers, a high honor for the priest who served for several years with the order in South Carolina. The appointment came on July 11 at the order’s general chapter meeting in Rome. As superior general, Father Ted will be based […]


Workshop focuses on traditions behind Byzantine iconography

GREER—Attendees at a recent Upstate workshop went beyond art appreciation and took brushes in hand to become part of the world of Byzantine iconography. Participants from around the Carolinas gathered in July at St. Rafka Maronite Church to learn about and experience first-hand an art form that is built upon centuries of sacred traditions. Theodoros […]


Franciscan sisters continue Zambian ministry by telling their story

The African nation of Zambia has special meaning for Franciscan Sis­ter Margie Hosch. For six years beginning in 2009, she traveled to the Diocese of Sol­wezi in Zambia to offer Wholeness Holiness Retreats, special times of spiritual rest and reflection for reli­gious sisters and priests serving in difficult conditions. From 2009 until 2013, she went […]


School supplies effort calls to mind beloved parishioner

ANDERSON—A small Catholic church in Anderson is celebrating the contributions of a longtime pa­rishioner, pioneer and community leader as it launches an effort to help homeless children receive the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. Parishioners at St. Mary of the Angels Church are being asked to donate a variety of school-related items, […]


Junior Division Knights of Peter Claver put their minds to change

NORTH CHARLESTON—Young people from around the Southeast spent a week­end developing a brighter future at the 50th Gulf Coast District Confer­ence of the Junior Division of the Knights of Peter Claver. The Knights of Peter Claver is the largest historically black Catholic lay organization in the U.S. It is named after St. Peter Claver, a […]


A WWII veteran is wrapped in a Quilt of Valor

TAYLORS—Tony Scachetti thought he was going to Prince of Peace Church one recent Sunday afternoon to answer Boy Scouts’ questions about his service during World War II. Sca­chetti was the only one who didn’t know the truth. The 96-year-old was actually invit­ed to the church that he helped found to be honored by the Boy […]


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 […]


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    Oct 278:00 am Day of Continuing Education for Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Nov 1 Black Catholic History Month
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Nov 1010:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Nov 1210:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
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