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Women of St. Luke refresh their spirit

EASLEY–The women of the Church of St. Luke pose for a photo at their annual retreat at the Monastery of St. Clare in Traveler’s Rest on March 14. The theme was “Refresh Your Spirit.” Franciscan Sister Mary Frances Cannon from St. Mary of the Angels Church in Anderson led the group in a day of […]


Parish life

Celebrating consecrated life GREENVILLE—A celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life was held for women religious recently. Hosted by the Poor Clare Monastery and sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the event included Mass followed by a recep­tion and lunch. Pictured are sisters from the various congregations represented: Sister Mary Sheila Maksim, Nashville […]


Deacon Henry Dillard dies at age 86

SIMPSONVILLE—Deacon Henry Dillard, the fourth African American deacon ordained in the Diocese of Charles­ton, died on March 8. He was 86. The Mass of Christian Burial was held March 14 at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Burial was in Rest­haven Memorial Gardens. Deacon Dillard was born on April 25, 1928, in Greenville County, a son […]


The joy of consecrated life shines at celebration

SPARTANBURG—They came wearing the brown robes of Franciscan friars, the black cassocks of the Adorno Fathers, the brown, white and blue habits and symbolic crosses of differ­ent orders of women religious. The attire was different but the faces all held wide smiles of recognition and love for one another and for a life serving God. […]


National merit finalists

Schools in the diocese continue to shine, with a total of 10 high school seniors earning top-ranking, national academic honors. Here are the eight students who were named as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program: Angelica “Clover” Robichaud from Cardinal Newman in Columbia; Thomas Hanahan and Elizabeth Blackwood from Bishop England in Charleston; and […]


Exploring new frontiers: Four principals move on

Every year the diocese has at least one principal retire or move on to another post, but this year is especially poignant as four communities say goodbye — and thank you — to women who have guided their children and their schools through a generation of students. Molly Halasz During her 26 years at St. […]


Friendship program tackles bullying before it starts

Students at Our Lady of the Rosary are learning to recognize and address bullying before it becomes a problem. The school is in its second year using the Palmetto Pals Value of Friendship Program, which is designed to give students the power to stop bullying before it starts. Marianne Tully, principal, said it has been […]



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 […]


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    Jan 199:00 am Ecumenical Prayer Service
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    7:00 pm Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 208:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 21 National School Choice Week
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Open House
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 22 Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    2:00 p.m. Dismissal Teacher Inservice
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Jan 23 Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
    From the Calendar of Office of Pastoral Formation
    7:00 pm Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 24 Quarter 2 Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Candy Bar Sales begin
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School