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Celebrating the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On her feast day, celebrations for Our Lady of Guadalupe took place in parishes around the state. At St. James the Younger in Conway, hundreds of Hispanic Catholics gathered to honor the Patroness of the Americas.    


Mary Shumpert has been counting her blessings for 100 years

BY TOMMY HOWARD THE CATHOLIC MISCELLANY GEORGETOWN—Mary Hughes Shumpert is a rarity in many ways. Born a Catholic in the deep South on Oct. 19, 1914, she has lived to see the start of her own new century, and she’s never broken a bone or had surgery. Among the few Catholic institutions in South Carolina […]


Catholic Charismatic Conference spotlights the merciful Christ

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Rituals, liturgy and theology mean nothing if Catholics don’t truly know the love of Jesus Christ. Father Richard McAlear of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate delivered that message to over 270 people from five states during his third appearance as keynote speaker at the annual Catholic Charismatic Conference Oct. 24-26 at Our Lady […]


Families bond at Scout Camporee

SALUDA—Andrew Stewart called upon his faith to help him through a walk across a 30-foot high ropes course at the annual Catholic Camporee. “I talked to God when I was out there,” the 12-year-old said with a laugh. Stewart and his group of Columbian Squires from Prince of Peace Church in Taylors joined more than […]


Group is organizing to fight for freedom of religion

MYRTLE BEACH—Carol Jean Walters is on a mission to rally people around the importance of fighting for religious freedom. The former New Yorker has started local chapters of Catholics for Freedom of Religion. She first became involved in the grassroots group through her former parish, St. James in Setauket in the Diocese of Rockville Centre […]



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St. Joseph statue blessed at rosary celebration

The Ancient Order of Hibernians donated a statue of St. Joseph to the Shrine of Our Lady of South Carolina — Our Lady of Joyful Hope. The statue was placed in a grotto and was blessed at the diocese’s annual rosary celebration.



Seniors offer good advice to their juniors

Tablets, iPads, smartboards and learning software weren’t around when today’s grandparents were in school. They practiced cursive writing using the Palmer method, memorized multiplication tables and diagrammed sentences instead. Learning methods change, but basic values and morals don’t, and many are trying to pass on some important life lessons to students. Rosie Cooper, 82, spends […]


Youth find a message of love at the beach

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Sophia Murphy is only going into sixth grade, but she already has some good ideas about her future thanks to words of wisdom from St. John Paul II. “He talks about the relationship of marriage being like Christ’s relationship with the Church,” she said on a recent Saturday. “That’s taught me that when I […]


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    Oct 237:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 24 End of 1st Grading period
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Report cards/Parent Conf.
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    End First Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    End Q1
    From the Calendar of St. Anne School Rock Hill
    End of first quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    End 1st Qtr. (45 days)
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    First marking period ends
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    End of 1st Grading Period
    From the Calendar of John Paul II Ridgeland
    12:00 pm United Nations Day/Lunch
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    7:30 pm Mision y Correspons. #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 25 End of 1st Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Report cards go home
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch/Last day of quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    End of 1st Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    End of quarter
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    6:00 pm Volleyball (Fac. vs. Students)
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Fall Festival
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    7:00 pm Mision y Correspons. #2
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Oct 26 days - Conferences
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach