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1998

A new beginning for Bishop England High School

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS Though the books had already been opened, the historic beginnings of the new Bishop England High School facility on Daniel Island were marked with an opening Mass, a blessing ceremony, parent and donor celebrations and the dedication of the football field. Parents and donors received tours of the school earlier in […]


Catholic Charities coordinator retires to pursue new dream

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — A woman whose life has been a constant voyage of discovery and accomplishment has decided to add to that richness by pursuing further dreams. On Sept. 25, Marguerite A. Sookikian, known to thousands in the Diocese of Charleston as Peggy, will retire as regional coordinator for Catholic Charities in […]


Why are many Americans willing to settle for less?

By MARY HOOD HART As I write this, the country is in turmoil over the White House scandal, and I find it hard to concentrate on much else. While I believe it’s in everyone’s best interests for the president to resign, I don’t have anything new to contribute to that debate. But one thing I […]


Migrant ministry: Much to harvest but few workers

By FATHER FILEMON JUYA Who is here for the first time? Please stand up. This is a routine question by the priest during the celebration of the Mass. There are always two, three, six or more new persons in our celebrations. We give a welcome greeting, offer our community as their new home and we […]


St. Mary’s dedicates cornerstone for recreation center

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — The faith community at St. Mary Church had a lot to celebrate Sept 13. Not only was this the day of the parish’s first ministry fair and the annual picnic, it was also the day the parish honored Msgr. Charles J. Baum by blessing the cornerstone of the future recreation […]


Lake City parish hosts workshop series for racial unity

By TIM BULLARD LAKE CITY — An ecumenical group will continue to bring residents of Lake City together despite the passing of the man responsible for organizing a series of weekly gatherings for racial unity. Mayor Wilford Barr, 49, recently passed away, but the effort he began will continue to promote dialogue and fellowship through […]


OLP RENEW program opens new world for participants

By JOHN HARPRING NORTH AUGUSTA — When Jim and Elsie Bennie signed up for a small faith sharing group in a program called RENEW they didn’t know what to expect. The same was true for Marcia Delmore, Kate Anderson and many other parishioners at Our Lady of Peace Church in North Augusta. What they learned […]


Recruiting vocations more than filling a job vacancy

By FATHER GARY S. LINSKY Our parishes will take up a second collection for the Diocese of Charleston’s annual Seminary Appeal. Perhaps I am more sensitive to this collection because it wasn’t all that long ago since I myself was in the seminary. Still, my sensitivity to this collection is heightened because of the ever-increasing […]


Butler sees Church as an extension of her family

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Amy Butler is the daughter every mother wishes she had. Family is important to this Converse College freshman, who is solidly grounded in her values. So important that she chose to attend Converse College because it is close to home. She will be near her family, while making decisions about […]


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 […]


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    2:00 pm Gr. K3-3rd Christmas Program
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    Dec 19 Exam for period 5
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
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    Crazy Christmas Sweater Day
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    11:30 am Early Dismissal
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