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Four Catholic schools are under new leadership

The Diocese of Charleston enters the 2016-17 school year with four new principals. One takes the helm of a brand new high school in the Pee Dee while three others step into big shoes at established schools looking for new leadership. Theodore “Ted” Hanes St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School in Myrtle Beach Ted Hanes […]


The Diocese of Charleston Non-Discriminatory School Policy notice

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston admit qualified students of any race, color, national origin, sex, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the schools. The schools in the Diocese of Charleston do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national […]


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 […]


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    Aug 199:00 am K3-K5 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    10:00 am Junta de Vicaria (Columbia)
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    10:00 am Gr. 6-8 Orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Bishop Guglielmone to celebrate Mass - White Oak Conference Center for CORE Training
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Aug 20 PTO Donuts & Coffee
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Spirit Night with the Columbia Fireflies
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Aug 21 Half day of classes for all students
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    First Day of School for K4 8th Grade
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
    Teacher Workday; No school; solar eclipse
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    First Day of Class
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    Teacher Workday; No school; Solar Eclipse
    From the Calendar of Charleston Catholic School
    First Day of School New student orientation
    From the Calendar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carolina Forest
    Teacher Orientation Week
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    First Day Orientation for Grades 11 and 12
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    1st Day of School- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    First Day of School
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    days-Teacher in-service
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    First day of School
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville