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Johnson earns title of Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

GREENVILLE—Jamila Johnson thinks nothing of driving an hour in each direction to practice with her club volleyball team. Her level of dedication is one of the factors that helped make her the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year for South Carolina. Jamila first started playing the sport when she was 8. By the time she […]


St. Mary Magdalene creates virtual library

SIMPSONVILLE–The library at St. Mary Magdalene Church began as a collection of books that had accumulated over the years. It was moved from one office to another, rarely used, and few people had access to it. When the parish acquired a privately owned house near the church, a small room was dedicated to the parish […]


Front-line activists face opposition with grace

CLEMSON—Members of Clemson’s Students for Life group provided a valuable lesson on how to handle controversy after one of their pro-life displays was vandalized recently. The group had set up a large exhibit called Cemetery of the Innocents, which contained more than 100 white crosses in memory of children lost to abortion. This year, the […]


McLester McDowell, friend to all, dies at 85

McLester McDowell, before he said his daily prayers each morning, asked the Lord to “please make me a blessing to someone else.” He truly believed he was on Earth to help those less fortunate, whether they were hungry, homeless or ill. This man of simple needs died on Oct. 20 after a brief illness. He […]


Korean community celebrates faith and culture

SPARTANBURG—The Korean Catholic Community held an open house at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Oct. 19 . Top photo, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone celebrates Mass with Father Choong-yeol Andrew Ryu of St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church of Atlanta. Middle photo, Jennifer Sams (left) and Hyunwoo Austin Choi (right) present flowers to the bishop. […]


World War II vet encourages youth to join, serve with pride

GREENWOOD—When Veterans Day rolls around on Nov. 11, Alex Harris will observe the day from a perspective that is becoming increasingly rare. Harris, 91, is a World War II veteran who served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navy. He is a member of a distinguished but dwindling community. According to statistics compiled by the […]


Prince of Peace earns Blue Ribbon status

TAYLORS—Prince of Peace School was recently named a 2014 Blue Ribbon School of excellence by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It is one of six schools in South Carolina, and one of 50 private schools in the nation to receive the honor. Michael Pennell, principal, will receive the award Nov. 10-11 in Washington, D.C.


St. Anthony of Padua celebrates 75 years

GREENVILLE—W.C. Daniels has seen a lot of change in his 92 years. He remembers when black people and white people couldn’t worship together in Southern churches. He recalls when the Ku Klux Klan burned a cross in the front yard of his beloved St. Anthony of Padua Church. And he reluctantly recites all the labels […]


Students compete for national merit scholarships

DIOCESE—The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named a number of students from the Diocese of Charleston as semi-finalists in its annual competition. National Merit Semifinalists rank in the top one percent of high school seniors while Commended Students rank in the top five percent. At Bishop England High School in Charleston, Thomas Hanahan, Elizabeth Blackwood […]


Eucharistic conference focuses on the greatest gift

GREENVILLE—Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers uses a vivid image to show how the Eucharist reflects Christ’s unique bond with the faithful. “The drop of water added to the wine during Mass symbolizes how blood and water flowed out of Christ’s side when the Roman soldier, Longinus, pierced it after the crucifixion,” he said. “It also represents all […]


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    Oct 237:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 24 End of 1st Grading period
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Report cards/Parent Conf.
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    End First Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    End Q1
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    End of first quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    End 1st Qtr. (45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    First marking period ends
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    End of 1st Grading Period
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    12:00 pm United Nations Day/Lunch
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    7:30 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 25 End of 1st Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Report cards go home
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch/Last day of quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    End of 1st Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    End of quarter
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    6:00 pm Volleyball (Fac. vs. Students)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Fall Festival
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 26 days - Conferences
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach