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Dreams become reality at St. Joseph groundbreaking

By KATHY SCHMUGGE COLUMBIA — Dreams became reality when the shovels hit the dirt during the site preparation groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 1 of the St. Joseph’s church and school expansion on June 5. The initial phase will add an education building and a parish hall/gymnasium to be shared by both parish and school. The […]


Advice for fathers from an expert – a daughter

By DEIRDRE C. MAYS It’s a great thing to be able to reach an understanding in life where you can brag about your parents. For children everywhere, I’d like to offer some advice to fathers courtesy of my own childhood. As a southerner, we have to get one thing straight, it’s OK to call him […]


Food drive for migrant workers continues outreach by Franciscan Center

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH ST. HELENA ISLAND — Each year, thousands of migrant workers come to the Beaufort area to harvest the tomato crop and work in the related canneries and processing plants. These workers, mostly Hispanics and some Haitians, usually arrive with few provisions. To help fill the needs of these migrants, the Franciscan Center […]


New Pawleys Island church dedication planned for June 6

PAWLEYS ISLAND — More than 800 parishioners and visitors will participate in the rite of dedication of the new church of Precious Blood of Christ on June 6. Bishop David B. Thompson will perform the dedication after having the building handed over to him by John Glinka, chairman of the Building Committee; Bill Haubrich, pledge […]


Miscellany honored at Catholic press meeting

CHICAGO — The New Catholic Miscellany was honored with two national awards at the recent convention of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, held in Chicago May 26-28. The Miscellany was recognized by The Society for the Propagation of the Faith in this year’s Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Awards competition for […]


Charleston Catholic graduates first class to begin school there

By PAUL A. BARRA CHARLESTON – Graduating classes always have special meaning for a principal, but the one that graduated May 30 from The Charleston Catholic School held much more than the usual meaning. The Class of ’99 was the first graduating class to begin at the consolidated school. A lot was riding on the […]


St. John Neumann School tickled pink by Blue Ribbon

COLUMBIA — St. John Neumann School was one of nine elementary schools in South Carolina, and the first Catholic school in the state, to win the coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award May 20. To be a Blue Ribbon School, the staff and parents must complete a 45-page application that gives details about the school’s […]


Upstate Youth Day one of fun and spiritual development

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — The stage at the Msgr. Charles J. Baum Parish Recreation Center was decorated with seven gift-wrapped bags representing the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: courage, understanding, wonder and awe, knowledge, right judgment, reverence and wisdom. The occasion was the First Annual Upstate Youth Day on May 23, and teens […]


Religious groups join together to support social justice, share spirituality

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENVILLE — Rabbi Marc Wilson of Beth Israel Congregation wants Greenville Faith Communities United to be “the primary inclusive religious voice in the community.” Greenville Faith Communities United is a developing alliance of faith communities formed to promote outreach, social justice, mutual support and shared spirituality. The alliance is the brainchild of […]


Ministry retreat a big success

By PAUL A. BARRA SEABROOK ISLAND — The first annual diocesan retreat for directors of religious education and youth ministers was held at Camp St. Christopher on May 19-21. Called “Renew and Rejoice,” it was such a success that a retreat is going to be de rigueur for all such ministers. “Basically, a renewal is […]


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