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Spelling aces: Goodier, Elya win diocesan bees

Souchong, heuristic and whippoorwill were all words spelled correctly in the first annual Diocesan Spelling Bee. There were two competitions, one for the elementary school students, grades 3-5, and one for the middle school students, grades 6-8.


Knights Council 7122 helps special needs programs

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 7122, the Columbiettes, and volunteers of all ages helped collect more than $24,000 during the Operation HOPE Tootsie Roll campaign to help special needs children last year. The money was donated to schools with special education departments. Council 7122 presented checks on March 18 to Mary Lynn Porter and […]


Prison ministry benefits the inmates and the volunteers

BISHOPVILLE—An inmate at Lee Correctional Institution had a life-changing experience on April 9. Thanks to six dedicated volunteers from the Sumter Catholic Community, he was confirmed by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and became a Catholic. It was the bishop’s first visit to that facility, but is familiar ground for the prison ministry group. These volunteers […]


Prayer challenge accepted

The students of St. Andrew School have committed to pray — along with their families — for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Participating students will take home a tangible reminder to focus their prayer — the younger students have a prayer bear, while the older students carry home a consecrated […]


Ethical dilemmas are a minefield for Catholic healthcare providers

About a year ago, Dr. Peter Bleyer of Longs left family practice and moved into the field of wound care because he did not want to face the minefield of ethical dilemmas that pitted his Catholic faith and values against the whims of a secular, consumerist culture. “The Catholic model for medicine is not what […]


Parish life

Celebrating consecrated life GREENVILLE—A celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life was held for women religious recently. Hosted by the Poor Clare Monastery and sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the event included Mass followed by a recep­tion and lunch. Pictured are sisters from the various congregations represented: Sister Mary Sheila Maksim, Nashville […]


Exploring new frontiers: Four principals move on

Every year the diocese has at least one principal retire or move on to another post, but this year is especially poignant as four communities say goodbye — and thank you — to women who have guided their children and their schools through a generation of students. Molly Halasz During her 26 years at St. […]


Literacy program expands horizons

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Community outreach is an important service that members of Precious Blood of Christ Church women’s club perform. One of the efforts initiated by Sue Cross and Suzanne Harris is to serve as volunteers at an adult literacy program. “We started in June with 14 tutors,” Cross said at a Pee Dee Deanery meeting of […]


Teacher draws on art skills to share the faith

GARDEN CITY—Most people look at comic books as a fun way to escape reality. Andrew Thomas sees them as a way to save souls. Thomas teaches art and religion at St. Michael School in Garden City and is also studying for the permanent diaconate. He recently started his own Catholic comic book company, Bonaventure Comics […]



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Apr 218:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
9:30 am Gr. 2 First Holy Communion Mass
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
6:00 pm First Communion
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
6:15 pm Bishop Guglielmone to preside at Confirmation - Holy Trinity - Orangeburg to include St. Theresa Mission, Springfield, St. Mary Mission, Allendale and St. Andrew, Barnwell
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 228:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
From the Calendar of Diaconate
2:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Corpus Christi - Lexington
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 23 Early Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
2:00 pm Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
2:00 Dismissal
From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
Faculty In-service
From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
2 PM Dismissal Teacher Inservice
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - St. John the Beloved - Summerville
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 247:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 25 ER/In-service
From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
TAG Day
From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
7:00 pm Bishop to preside at Confirmation - Divine Redeemer - Hanahan
From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
Apr 269:30 am Junior Ring and Scholarship MASS
From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
4:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
5:30 pm PTO Meeting
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
6:00 pm Fall/Winter Sports Banquet
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet