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Building begins for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School

MYRTLE BEACH—When St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School opens its doors in 2016, it will mark a crowning achievement for Catholic education in the state. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, who blessed the property during a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 7, said “with the opening of this school, Catholic education will be available for all ages […]


Franciscan Sister Claudia Cunningham dies at age 88

ASTON, Pa.—Franciscan Sister Claudia Cunningham died at Assisi House on Nov. 19. She was 88. A wake will be held at Assisi House on Nov. 25 at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. and interment at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Sister Claudia (Lillian Marie Cunningham) was born in […]


Catholic Charities recognized for flood relief

Catholic Charities of the Pee Dee participated in an event organized by Gov. Nikki Haley’s office, and attended by the governor, to help flood survivors in Horry and Georgetown counties. The Pee Dee  office provided boxes of food to over 500 people, along with water and cleaning supplies. They were part of an outreach for […]


Knights Assembly 3272 organizes patriotic giving tree

GEORGETOWN/PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 recently delivered more than 800 items of clothing, gas and grocery cards, toiletries, linens, reading glasses, and more, to the Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Charleston. Precious Blood of Christ parishioners donated items selected from a dog tag ornamented tree. They also included cards thanking the veterans […]


Purgatory: final purification of souls

The Purgatory Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month at St. Michael Church in Garden City. People who attend pray the rosary and attend Mass specifically to supplicate for the souls in purgatory. The society was started by Father Edward Fitzgerald, the pastor, because he’s had a special devotion to prayer for those […]


Parishes focus on growing needs of senior ministry

One of the fastest growing demographics for almost every parish is senior citizens. Officially listed as anyone over 55, this age bracket can stretch over a range of 40-plus years and a wide spectrum of abilities. Msgr. Edward Lofton, pastor of St. Theresa the Little Flower Church in Summerville, said the whole coast — and […]


Majority of diocesan properties escape with reparable flood damage

Churches and schools have started the recovery process after historic floods hit the state during the first week of October. “Everybody is pretty much dried out, and now we’re waiting on repair and cost estimates from water mitigation providers,” said Tracy Bates, claims risk manager for Catholic Mutual Group. “We also need to get inventory […]


Communities pitch in to help those in need

For more than a week, Brian Brown anxiously watched the waters of the rising Waccamaw River creep steadily higher through the Rosewood Estates subdivision in the Socastee community near Myrtle Beach. He ended up with more than a foot of water in his garage, but thankfully, the rest of the house his family has called […]


Willoughbys want to give the light of faith to all

“I just feel more alive!” That was Karen Willoughby’s response to her week in Philadelphia attending the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit. Her 14-year-old granddaughter Kaiya traveled with her. Both live in Myrtle Beach and attend St. James Church in Conway. Mrs. Willoughby said workshops, worship and sharing her faith with people […]


Young mom shares global faith with her girls

Disappointment was like a vise around Zsanic Carle’s heart as she packed up her two little girls and headed back to the hotel without seeing the pope. It was a tough sacrifice for Carle, who said if Pope Francis had groupies, she would be one. The family had secured a spot right by the fence […]


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    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Aug 10 Last day of Summer Academy
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville