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Father Kirby receives state’s highest honor

COLUMBIA—Father Jeffrey Kirby receives The Order of the Palmetto from Sen. Tom Young of Aiken on behalf of Gov. Nikki Haley at the Statehouse on Oct. 11. Father Kirby, who is the administrator at Our Lady of Grace Mission in Indian Land and St. Joseph Church in Chester, received the state’s highest honor for civic leadership […]


Superintendents tackle issues relevant to schools

CHARLESTON — Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston have had some weighty discussions on whether they should convert to a 10-point grading scale in order to remain competitive with, and provide the same scholar­ship opportunities as, public schools. Before the start of school, South Carolina’s State Board of Education approved the adoption of a […]


Life Chains set for Oct. 2 in South Carolina

Editor’s note: The Sept. 22 paper edition of The Catholic Miscellany contains an incorrect date for the upcoming Life Chain event listings. The events will be held around the state on Oct. 2, not Oct. 29 as is stated in the paper. Life Chain is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year. The peaceful and public […]


New seminarians represent an eclectic group of men

CHARLESTON—The beginning of the new school year means a new group of seminarians begins studies for priest­hood in the Diocese of Charleston. This year, nine men start on their journeys to become priests under the direction of Father Mark Good, vicar of vocations. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring with them […]


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 […]


Our Lady of Grace Mission opens its new church

LANCASTER—For eight years, dedicated members of Our Lady of Grace Mission worshipped together in borrowed space at churches and schools, then in a modular building. They longed for a place to call their own in the rapidly growing community known as Indian Land between Lancaster and Charlotte, N.C. Their dreams came true Aug. 15 with […]


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 […]


Linda Neely (left) and Gail Stafford put cornbread on a plate for a client at the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen in Rock Hill.
Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen plates up warm food and hospitality

ROCK HILL—On a recent Thursday morning, men and women lined up at 11:30 a.m. for the hot meal at the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen on Craw­ford Road. It was a diverse crowd of about 45 people, some with walkers or wheel­chairs. A blind man offered a bless­ing at the beginning of the meal. “God … […]


St. Mary honors military personnel

ROCK HILL—St. Mary Church’s respect life ministry has kept their mili­tary personnel and their respective families in hearts and minds with hometown news. Children are sending notes and drawings, and Oratorian Father Agustin Guzman, pastor, has directed that each member of the armed forces in the parish will receive Cardinal Fulton Sheen’s “Wartime Prayer Book”. […]


Students travel a world of knowledge at geography bee

Schools in the Diocese of Charles­ton are doing their best to make liars of that old song that proclaims students “don’t know much about geogra­phy.” This year, 12 schools had stu­dents who qualified to compete in the 2016 South Carolina National Geographic State Bee held in Co­lumbia. Of those 12, two students made it to […]


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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