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1998

Daughters, Father Willey recognized at St. Cyprian

By TIM BULLARD GEORGETOWN — September sunshine streamed through the stained glass of St. Cyprian’s Church on Sept. 27 as Bishop David B. Thompson visited the parish to celebrate Mass, recognize the fifth year of service for the Daughters of Charity Order here, and introduce the church’s new sacramental priest, Father Dennis B. Willey. White […]


Claverites zone in with 19 new members

By PAUL A. BARRA SUMTER — Church nobility filled the St. Jude parish hall with activity Oct. 24 as the Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies of Peter Claver celebrated a zone meeting. Nineteen new members, including four youth, were initiated into the two service organizations from Zone 5 (Sumter, Charleston and Savannah). Following […]


St. Philip Neri Parish dedicated

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH FORT MILL — The St. Philip Neri Parish was dedicated by Bishop David B. Thompson on Sept. 27, culminating a six-year journey that began in 1992 with a feasibility study for establishing a church in the Fort Mill area. Oratorian Father John Giuliani, pastor, extended special thanks to Bishop Thompson for founding […]


New diocesan archivist looks to modernize office

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CHARLESTON — Time marches on but it has found a place to rest in the diocesan archives. The public and private records located in the climate-controlled room behind the Bishop’s residence at 114 Broad St. are in the care of a new archivist, Mary Giles. In the few weeks that she […]


Helping children cope with growing pains

By MARY HOOD HART We were driving to Mass one Sunday, when from the back seat, 7-year-old Anna complained, “Mom, my head and ear hurt.” My mind began racing: Is she coming down with a bad cold? An ear infection? Strep throat? Should I take her to the walk-in clinic as soon as we leave […]


The challenge of raising children

By MARY HOOD HART I should have guessed it would come to this. The debate about how to be a good parent has now deteriorated into a debate about whether parents influence their children at all. The cover of the most recent issue of Newsweek asks: “Do Parents Matter?” Newsweek features a report on a […]


Creativity makes a bright scene at St. Anthony School

By NANCY CZABALA FLORENCE — Visiting St. Anthony will make you want to revisit elementary school. Diverse programs with a focus on the performing arts emphasize each child’s individual gifts. At this Catholic school, kids are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities that stimulate creative abilities. Drama, dance, music, art and a myriad of […]


Humor, faith helps priest lost in woods

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS CLEMSON — A two-hour hike turned into a two-day ordeal for Paulist Father John Kenny, pastor of St. Andrew’s Church. On Aug. 25, the 66-year-old priest headed out to nearby Whiteside Mountain in Cashiers, N.C., to enjoy nature on his day off but wandered from the trail and spent two nights […]


Mexican-style mobile classroom

By FATHER ‘RICK LABRECQUE Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a three-part series by Father ‘Rick LaBrecque detailing his recent trip to Mexico to meet with the families of his parishioners in Conway and Loris. Every year, as professional people, we priests are expected to take part in some program which helps us […]


Historic parish hall dedicated in Union

By JOEY REISTROFFER UNION — St. Augustine would have liked Seton House — it’s an old home gently tucked inside this Upstate town with a lot of history. When St. Augustine’s Parish purchased the house in 1975, it was creaky and run down. Some parishioners claimed the upstairs was condemned. Others did not even know […]


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