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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 […]

High School youth conference focuses on road to Emmaus

WINNSBORO—High school students took a journey along the Road to Em­maus at the 28th annual High School Youth Conference held recently at White Oak Conference Center. Nearly 750 teens from 35 parishes enjoyed a weekend of music, guest speakers, workshops, team sports and skits performed by the Diocesan Youth Evangelization Team. As the theme for the […]

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Rite of Election
Committing to the Church at the Rite of Election

COLUMBIA – John Strickland is one step closer toward completing a faith journey that began almost 20 years ago. “It started a long time ago but I’m just now getting around to it,” said Strickland, a parishioner at St. Anne in Florence. “I’ve had a good support system along the way.” Strickland was one of […]

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