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Sharing time and talent

Blessing of community: Our ultimate goal — as families, as communities, as parishes and as one church — is to build up the kingdom of God on earth. By our baptism, we are enlisted in a great effort of discipleship. Our stewardship is how we express that discipleship, and it has the power to change […]

Bishop says stewardship important to the faith, Church, diocese

On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Diocese of Charleston will be celebrating DDF Sunday. The following week, parishioners will be receiving a packet in the mail, asking for a response to God’s call to stewardship. The Diocesan Development Fund provides over 25 percent of the total diocesan income. Without this assistance, many programs will be in […]

A culture of vocations

By REV. HENRY T. BARRON Last month this column offered some fine articles by Msgr. James Carter, vicar general for the Diocese of Charleston. One of the themes emphasized by Msgr. Carter is the need to seek vocations to the priesthood from within our local church. We do not want to be too hasty in […]

Parishioner sponsorship helps get pews

By JOEY REISTROFFER SPARTANBURG — Dozens of parishioners at Jesus Our Risen Savior Church volunteered their skills and brawn to bring truckloads of pews down from Tennessee and set them up in the church. “Every place we turned, the Holy Spirit was with us,” said parishioner Jady Fryml, who organized the project. “I have never […]

Priest program examines life

COLUMBIA — Approximately 75 priests serving in the Diocese of Charleston met with Bishop David B. Thompson for the Second Convocation of Priests at the Sheraton Hotel in late January. The topic was “Renewing Priestly Identity.” The program, developed by Father Eugene LaVerdiere, focused on priesthood as experienced in daily life. The three-day conference is […]

Hispanic conference focuses on service to migrants

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — The first S.C. Hispanic Health Issues Conference, “Transcending Cultural Barriers,” was held at the Springmaid Beach Resort Jan. 28-29, featuring speakers and panel discussion of numerous issues. Around 90 health care providers, social workers, outreach volunteers and agency representatives gathered to examine the S.C. Hispanic population, highlighting migrant workers […]

DDF Sunday is Feb. 14

Bishop David B. Thompson told parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle, “I came here to praise you.” The bishop was in Spartanburg on Jan. 31 for the Piedmont Deanery Diocesan Development Fund donor recognition Mass. He came to pay “special tribute to those who support the parish and the Diocesan Development Fund.” The liturgy was […]

Panduro to represent diocesan youth at national conference

SPARTANBURG — The people of St. Paul the Apostle are very proud of Ana Panduro. The soon-to-be 17-year-old is a junior at Spartanburg High School and a member of the St. Paul the Apostle youth group. Panduro also has a special affinity for the elderly. She volunteers at Spartanburg’s Mary Black Hospital and prefers to […]

Barbara Vaudreuil: Living life in response to God’s gifts

By SHEILA OJENDYK GREENWOOD  Barbara Vaudreuil, synod implementation coordinator at Our Lady of Lourdes, leads a valuable workshop, “Stewardship and the Gift of Time.” She has presented this workshop three times in 1998 in Greenwood at Our Lady of Lourdes. A participant at one of her recent workshops described it as being life changing. […]

Two St. James parishioners recognized for volunteerism

By TIM BULLARD MYRTLE BEACH — Two parishioners of St. James Church were honored as nominees for the annual “Sun News Volunteer of the Year Award.” Last year that honor was captured by St. Michael Church member Carol Abbott of S.O.S. Health Care, Inc. The awards were bestowed at The Martinique Resort in Myrtle Beach […]

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