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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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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 […]


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    Jan 199:00 am Ecumenical Prayer Service
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    7:00 pm Curso 1- CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 208:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 21 National School Choice Week
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Open House
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 22 Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    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
    2:00 p.m. Dismissal Teacher Inservice
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Jan 23 Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
    From the Calendar of Office of Pastoral Formation
    7:00 pm Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 24 Quarter 2 Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Candy Bar Sales begin
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School