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1997

Life Teen in Simpsonville: Reviving the faith

By JOEY REISTROFFER SIMPSONVILLE The future of the Catholic Church looks bright, and one ray of light is shooting forth from the youngsters learning their faith through Life Teen at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville. Joe Maggio, director of Life Teen at St. Mary Magdalene, said the program started in 1985 in Mesa, Arizona, […]


Boredom is not always bad

By MARY HOOD HART One summer when I was in college, I participated in a study program in Urbino, Italy. About 20 other students and I took classes in art history and Italian. Apart from studying in Urbino, the group made sightseeing trips to Florence, Venice, and Rome. The experience was one of the best […]


St. Vincent de Paul conferences go statewide

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA Before Saturday the 35 St. Vincent de Paul Society conferences in South Carolina operated as separate units with no central organization. On Oct. 4, members of the society gathered at St. Peter’s Church in this capital city to found the Diocesan Council of St. Vincent de Paul. The occasion was […]


Evangelizing Northern Peru

Editor’s Note: Dr. Carlos and Milagros Lamar of Meggett recently returned from spending two weeks in September with Father Donald Gorski at his mission in Zorritos, Peru. What follows is their account of the experience. “We have tried to portray the living conditions there and how Father Don functions almost single handedly in that area,” […]


BEHS graduate honored for role in space program

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. Timothy L. O’Brien, son of Marion M. O’Brien of Charleston and the late Gilbert M. O’Brien, and a 1974 graduate of Bishop England High School, was among 48 Kennedy Space Center (KSC) employees who were honored recently for their exemplary work at the nation’s spaceport. Born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, O’Brien […]


Christ the King

By REV. MSGR. SAM R. MIGLARESE The Gospels describe how Jesus, throughout his ministry, was consumed by a burning desire to announce to one and all the arrival of God’s Kingdom. This message consumed him. To fulfill his mission motivated all he was about. Mark’s Gospel describes how at the very beginning of his ministry, […]


‘Go out to all the world and tell the Good News’

By REV. MSGR. ROBERT J. KELLY As we look forward to the celebration of World Mission Sunday Oct. 19, we realize that the “missionary spirit” of the diocese is alive and well! Because of the strong belief in the fact that “God wills everyone to be saved, and to come to know the truth,” you […]


Irish children build friendships, break down walls

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA Ireland’s centuries-old troubles must have seemed like something from another world to a group of Belfast children who spent their summer in South Carolina. They came from Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods resting under an uneasy peace but still policed by gun-toting soldiers and divided by “peace lines” made of corrugated steel. […]


CHD empowers communities to work together

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON An overview of the Campaign for Human Development, the types of projects funded, and the major grant programs available was the focus of two presentations in the diocese by CHD representatives from Washington, D.C., recently. Andy Slettebak, economic development specialist, and Bill Appleby Purcell, education specialist, led meetings in Charleston on […]


McSweeney and Christophers spread message of hope

By JULIE DOWNS for The Miscellany COLUMBIA Listening was a key point in Father Thomas J. McSweeney’s keynote address at the recent Stewardship Day. It is a topic the priest knows well, as he never tires of hearing others tell him their stories. Father McSweeney has served as director of the organization known as The […]


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    Mar 304:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:15 pm Talent Show
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    Mar 31All Day 3rd Quarter Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    SEARCH Retreat
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    All Day Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    All Day Conference Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    All Day Parent Conferences- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    9:00 am Mass
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of the Rosary Greenville
    2:15 pm School Stations of the Cross
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    5:00 pm Fish Fry
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Apr 1All Day CNDM- Cardinal Newman Dance Marathon
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    2:00 am Bishop to attend Dedication of Habitat House - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    10:00 am First Communion Retreat
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    What We Have Seen and Heard; A Reflection and Dialogue on Peace - Aiken SC
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    5:00 pm 15th Annual Spring Auction
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Apr 29:30 am Bishop to say Mass - St. Mary's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Vietnamese Women's Club
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Apr 3All Day Mid-Quarter progress alert for 4th Quarter
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    All Day Spring Break
    From the Calendar of Our Lady of Peace North Augusta
    All Day External Review
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach