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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 […]


Special needs teacher has a servant’s heart

NORTH CHARLESTON—Courtney Leonard exudes an air of calm in the class­room. Standing among a dozen young charges, the special-needs teacher at St. John in North Charleston handles a constant flurry of questions, comments and requests in a man­ner that is firm, yet caring at the same time. One young boy asks for spelling help, two […]


Pilgrims celebrate new Marian feast day

KINGSTREE—Despite the threat of bad weather, pilgrims from parishes around the state journeyed to a eucharistic celebration of Mary at the shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina-Our Lady of Joyful Hope on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, in honor of a new liturgical feast day. Pope Francis called for Catholics worldwide to observe “Mary, Mother […]


A new era begins for St. Cyprian in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN—A new era is on the horizon for the Catholic community in Georgetown. Beginning July 1, St. Cyprian Church will be amalgamated with St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Parish. The change was announced in a decree by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone in mid-March. Bishop Guglielmone cited declining attendance at St. Cyprian, plus a need […]


Joint Lenten effort fills pantries

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 7122 and Our Lady Star of the Sea parish joined for a successful “40 Cans of Lent” campaign. They were able to stock the church’s outreach ministry and deliver more than 6,000 pounds of canned/pack­aged food, juice and snacks to the Felician Center in Kingstree.


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 […]


St. Andrew students meet gold medalists

MYRTLE BEACH—Recently, the eighth graders from St. Andrew School visited Washington, D.C. The trip was a culmination of their years together at St. Andrew, a review of their social studies curriculum, and a time of prayer and unity. They were given the honor of bringing up the gifts at the Basilica of the National Shrine […]


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 […]


Felician Sisters receive donation

GOOSE CREEK—Members of St. Francis Car­acciolo Assembly 3697 donated $500 on Dec. 14 to the Felician Center in King­stree in appreciation of the services that the Felician Sisters offer to the resi­dents of Kingstree and Williamsburg County. Sister Johnna Ciezobka, from the center, a combination food pantry, clothes closet and soup kitchen for those in […]


Knights host St. Nicholas and Santa

CONWAY—Knights of Columbus Council 7531 invited St. Nicho­las to speak before all weekend Masses on Dec. 2-3 to explain to Mass goers his connection to the origin of Santa Claus. The Knights then offered a “Breakfast with St. Nicholas & Santa” in the St. James Church parish hall on Dec. 3, where pictures could be […]


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    Jun 1810:00 am Junta Diocesana
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    6:00 pm Crozier Event - St. Anthony of Padua
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    Jun 19 Arch Bishop Lyke Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    9:30 am Beaufort Deanery Meeting
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    10:30 am Crozier Event - St. Peter's - Columbia
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    Jun 2011:30 am Bishop - Mass at Pastoral Center
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    6:00 pm Crozier event - Pastoral Center - Charleston
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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
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    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
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    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
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    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
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    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
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    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
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    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
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    Jul 4 Independence Day
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    Independence Day
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    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
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