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St. Mary Ducks net gold in volleyball tournament

SUMMERVILLE—The annual diocesan volleyball tournament was a rousing success over Oct. 21-22, with fierce competition between the 11 schools that sent a total of 15 teams to participate. In the end, St. Mary’s Lady Ducks from Greenville claimed the championship title in the Senior Gold bracket, beating the St. Francis Wolves of Hilton Head Island. […]


National Merit candidates

The Diocese of Charleston had four students named as 2017 National Merit Semifinalists. They are Lee Khoury, a senior at Cardi­nal Newman School in Columbia; and Jasmine Adams, Elizabeth Ludlum, and Brian Privett, all from Bishop England High School in Charleston. The nationwide pool of semifinalists is 16,000 students, representing less than one percent of U.S. high […]


St. Anthony couple anxious to return to orphanage in Haiti

GREENVILLE—Mary McNicholas has heard and read about the destruc­tion Hurricane Matthew wreaked on Haiti, and now she can’t wait to travel back down there and help rebuild. The St. Anthony of Padua parish­ioner wants to return to Les Cayes, a small village about 125 miles west of Port-au-Prince that Hurricane Mat­thew hit full force. Winds […]


Forming chains for life

Life Chain began its peaceful and public witness against abortion on Oct. 2 when participants across the state and nation united in silent protest, holding signs and praying for the nation to end abortion. It is the 29th anniversary of the national event. Above, a Life Chains participant holds a sign in front of Corpus […]


Superintendents tackle issues relevant to schools

CHARLESTON — Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston have had some weighty discussions on whether they should convert to a 10-point grading scale in order to remain competitive with, and provide the same scholar­ship opportunities as, public schools. Before the start of school, South Carolina’s State Board of Education approved the adoption of a […]


Father Sandbothe ordained for the Maronite Church

GREER — St. Rafka Maronite Church has enjoyed several significant mile­stones, but the parish’s most recent celebration is arguably the biggest in its short history. Family, friends and parishioners packed the small church on state Highway 14 for the first Divine Liturgy celebrated by their own newly ordained Father Aaron Joseph Sandbothe on Sept. 11. […]


St. Mary Magdalene flourishes in the presence of the Lord

SIMPSONVILLE—The story of St. Mary Magdalene Church is one of remarkable growth fueled by the love of the Gospel message. It started in the late ’80s as a mission of nearby St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, with about 30 families meeting in borrowed space at Ebenezer United Methodist. Now, St. Mary Magdalene is the largest […]


Conference on Islam held at St. Mary

GREENVILLE – For the past 15 years, Daniel Ali has been traveling across the United States, offering Christians insight into Ali brought his conference on “The Prophet and the Messiah” at St. Mary Church. St. Mary’s Center for Evangelical Catholicism sponsored the event. Ali said it’s easy to evangelize with Muslims or other non-Christian faiths, […]


Life Chains set for Oct. 2 in South Carolina

Editor’s note: The Sept. 22 paper edition of The Catholic Miscellany contains an incorrect date for the upcoming Life Chain event listings. The events will be held around the state on Oct. 2, not Oct. 29 as is stated in the paper. Life Chain is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year. The peaceful and public […]


Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary, OSF, dies at 93

ASTON, Pa.—Franciscan Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary died in Assisi House on Sept. 2. She was 93. All services were held in Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement home, on Sept. 7. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Sister Anthony Celine, formerly Sheila O’Leary, was born in Milford, County Cork, Ireland. She entered the congregation in […]


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    Aug 195:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to celebrate Mass - White Oak Conference Center for CORE Training
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Aug 20 PTO Donuts & Coffee
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Spirit Night with the Columbia Fireflies
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 21 Half day of classes for all students
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    First Day of School for K4 8th Grade
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    Teacher Workday; No school; solar eclipse
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    First Day of Class
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    Teacher Workday; No school; Solar Eclipse
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    First Day of School New student orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    Teacher Orientation Week
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    First Day Orientation for Grades 11 and 12
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    1st Day of School- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    days-Teacher in-service
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    First day of School
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Boo-Hoo Parent drop-off
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Get Organized with the MS Teachers
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    12:30 am Solar Eclipse Celebration/Meet and Greet
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson