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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. […]

Word spreading about upcoming Guadalupe pilgrimage

By PAUL A. BARRA EDISTO ISLAND If word-of-mouth is truly the best advertising, then the 1997 diocesan pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe must be a marketing managees dream come true. Pilgrims who journeyed to Mexico City last year are still buoyed by their experiences. And they don’t mind talking about it. […]

Tragedy speaks to own worst fears

By MARY HOOD HART It was a small article, tucked away on page 4C, but reading it, I got chills. A high school volleyball player, Carla Edwards, 16, and her coach, Paul Millska, were killed when the bus they were traveling in was slammed head on by a tractor-trailer crossing the center line on a […]

St. Martin de Porres awarded $63,000 grant

By RANDLE CHRISTIAN COLUMBIA St. Martin de Porres in Columbia has won a $63,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The award will go to improving the elementary school’s curriculum, from updating textbooks and resource materials to providing the school with new multimedia computers, said Sandra Leatherwood, St. Martin’s principal. “This […]

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, […]

Anniversary celebration ‘a long time coming’

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH for The Miscellany CHARLESTON “Embracing Our Past Envisioning Our Future” was the theme for the 160th anniversary of St. Patrick Church, and three days of activities highlighted celebrations at the parish last Friday through Sunday. To begin, Bishop David B. Thompson and former priests of St. Patrick and St. Peter Churches took […]

Alvare‚ urges pro-life advocates to ‘live the vision’

By JULIE DOWNS MONCKS CORNER After a day of talking policy and legal issues at the University of South Carolina, Helen Alvare entered the peaceful, tree-lined grounds of Mepkin Abbey Sept. 4 and addressed a topic suitable to the surroundings: spirituality. “I feel like an electric guitar amidst acoustic guitars,” she joked, thinking of the […]

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Feb 188:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
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Feb 19 PRESIDENTS’ DAY – No School
From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
Presidents’ Day – No School
From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day Holiday
From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
No School-Presidents Day
From the Calendar of Summerville Catholic School
Faculty In-service
From the Calendar of St. Paul the Apostle School Spartanburg
Presidents' Day/No School
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
President’s Day—NO SCHOOL
From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
No School – Presidents’ Day
From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
President’s Day Holiday **No School**
From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
Presidents Day - School Closed
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From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
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From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
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President’s Day-no school
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Presidents’ Day – No School
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