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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton welcomes its first students

MYRTLE BEACH—It’s official — Catholic education is now available for all ages all across the diocese. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton became the sixth high school in the state when its first batch of students kicked off a new era on Aug. 17. Faculty and staff greeted the teens as they filed into their temporary digs […]


Felicians: Seeing people succeed is the best ‘thank you’

KINGSTREE—Sellecia Pressley came to the Felician Center on Thorne Av­enue on a recent morning to register her three granddaughters for the after-school program. She knows the benefits it offers be­cause her son, Tony, 30, and daugh­ter, Denise, 33, both attended the program when they were kids. Tony Pressley is now in the U.S. Marines and […]


Priests assignments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone made appoint­ments for two priests in the Diocese of Charleston recently: Father Jeffrey F. Kirby was appointed administra­tor at Our Lady of Grace Mission in Indian Land, and St. Joseph Church in Chester, effective Sept. 1. Father Timothy A. Akanson was appointed parochial vicar at St. James Church in Conway, effective […]


Knights Assembly 3272 helps fund Georgetown veterans memorial

GEORGETOWN/PAWLEYS ISLAND—Knights of Columbus Assembly 3272 raised $4,827.80 from its nine-hole captain’s choice golf tournament held at the Heritage Club. The funds will go toward the construction of a memo­rial honoring the men and women of Georgetown County who gave their lives in our nation’s military con­flicts, starting with the Revolution­ary War. The assembly presented […]


Appointments made for seven priests

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Gugliel­mone made appointments for seven priests in the Diocese of Charleston, effective Aug. 8: Msgr. Chester M. Moczydlowski was placed on medical leave as pastor of St. John the Beloved in Summer­ville. Father Robert A. Spencer was ap­pointed administrator pro-tem of St. John the Beloved in Summerville. Father Filip Wodecki was ap­pointed […]


Christ truly present: Eucharist is source and summit of Catholic faith

MYRTLE BEACH—Many people take Commu­nion every Sunday, but never stop to think about what, exactly, they are receiving. Stop and consider that Je­sus Christ is really and truly present in the consecrated host. That subject has been the focus of a recent month-long study on the Blessed Sacra­ment at St. Andrew Church. The study is […]


Donna Lewis finds apostolate in evangelizing through bracelets

GARDEN CITY—Five years ago, Donna Lewis was diagnosed with cancer and lost all her hair from chemo­therapy treatments. Moved by her plight, Lewis’ sister gave her a special bracelet that tells the story of Christ and His Apostles through colored beads and symbols. Lewis didn’t real­ize at the time that the gift would grow into […]


Grand Strand Citizens for Life launches new website

MYRTLE BEACH—The Grand Strand Citizens for Life, a non-profit pro-life group that works to promote public recognition of the dignity and right to life of every individual from the time of conception to natural death, has a new website: www.makethelifechoice.org. Organizers hope it will educate and inform visitors, and also help those who need counseling […]


Christopher West focuses on family life at July 16 conference

PAWLEYS ISLAND—Pope St. John Paul II showed the world a transforming vision of God’s plan for the family through his theology of the body teachings, and Pope Francis expand­ed on it in his recent encyclical “The Joy of Love.” Families, couples and youth can learn more about that vision and what it means to today’s […]


Surfer Mark Allison catches a game changing wave

MYRTLE BEACH—Tuesday, June 7, was supposed to be just another work day for Mark Allison, taking care of business at Surf City Surf Shop on North Kings Highway. Instead, Allison heard about big waves churned up by a passing tropical system. A lifelong surfer, he grabbed his paddleboard and headed for the beach. What happened […]


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    Jun 2711:30 am Mass at Pastoral Center - Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta presiding
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    7:30 pm Mariologia #4
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jun 287:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    7:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 1All Day Convocation of Catholic Leaders - Orlando
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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
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    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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    Jul 2 Vietnamese Women's Club
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    Jul 37:00 pm Mariologia #4
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    Jul 5 African American and African Young Adult Gathering in Orlando FL
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    Jul 6 National Black Catholic Congress XII
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    Jul 8 Vietnamese Men's Club
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    Jul 96:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    Jul 10 High School CLI
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    Jul 1112:05 pm Bishop to say Mass at St. John the Baptist - Charleston
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    2:00 pm Loaves and Fishes Stewardship Webcast
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    Jul 158:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 168:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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    Jul 19 Tekakwitha Conference
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